Just thought I would share this... I am open to any comments and recommendations, negative or positive. The upgrades are listed in the order that they will be performed, and I will be doing it over the course of quite a while, whenever I have some spare cash. This should be one mean T400 when I am finished, nice to know that it has some potential after all. Notice the DIY ViDock, no more weak graphics! Behind the SSD that is the upgrade that I am most excited about. It should prove to be a very interesting project.
Anyways, here is the link. It is hosted on Google Docs, so forgive the formatting. It looked a lot "prettier" with word before it was converted, but you get the point. Enjoy.
Updated Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13aX ... jgMIxaC8eV
I will also be ordering a docking station from (gasp) eBay as there is a really good deal, and I want to be able to connect to my TV with a DVI to HDMI adapter. I'm also going to get a 3.5mm to RCA audio cable to handle the audio. This setup should work great for movies, games, and what not. (gaming on full HD might need to wait for the GTS450
I have installed a 4GB stick of RAM for a total of 6GB. This is plenty for me and I would stay at 6GB, but the Intel graphics do not work properly due to the unmatched pair. I believe it is the RAM causing this because I read that as the Intel GPU uses shared system memory, and the fact the Intel chipset is not handling the unmatched pair perfectly, artifacts and distorted images are rendered. So I will be ordering another stick of memory for a matched pair, and a total of 8GB. I have also purchased some new speakers, pictures over in the picture forum. Update2:
Got the rest of my memory for a total of 8GB. Also in about 2 weeks I will be getting that SSD. (finally) I added a couple things to my list thus driving the price up further, but this is all going to happen over a span of quite a while, so that doesn't really bother me. You may be thinking, "dang, for that kind of money he could get a new computer!" (I have thought the same) but it wouldn't be a ThinkPad T400 with an SSD, 8GB of RAM, a GTS450, C2D T9900, and so on.