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by TonyJZX
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 where to find official drivers?
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: T400 where to find official drivers?

do people have something against the setup app that you can download and it picks and you can choose the drivers you install?

Does this not work for 400s? Pretty sure it does but I havent done a 400 install for a while. THis is Win7 mind you.
by TonyJZX
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?

yes, I think Jaspen already posting in another thread that there's a German sourced bios that allows 500s to use the Q9100. Does it work in the 400? I think even if it does work, something in the 1st or 2nd gen Core i5 class would still beat it however as a curio I would like to see a 400/500 runnin...
by TonyJZX
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Power increase on T500?
Replies: 44
Views: 1922

Re: Power increase on T500?

Thanks to the person to notify us about the German Q9100 hack.

Ironically I have an Elitebook with this process... HP 8530, 8Gb, some ssd and its a decent performer w/ a decent 1,920 x 1,200 screen on a 15.6" frame.

I suppose the Q9000 is in the W500 series?
by TonyJZX
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yet another US government disaster...
Replies: 41
Views: 2386

Re: Yet another US government disaster...

The best thing about Trump is that he is also completely incompetant.

Its his right to load every seat in govt. with cronies and yet he hasnt.

Every day is an adventure with Trump. Let's see how long he can keep this up.
by TonyJZX
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yet another US government disaster...
Replies: 41
Views: 2386

Re: Yet another US government disaster...

"I don't quite understand where you're going with this...the idea that there was any *significant* amount of racism left in the U.S. died the day Obama was elected. Period." Dear Sir, This statement to me, is amazing. We have the internet here. We hear what happens. We have the internet outside of t...
by TonyJZX
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yet another US government disaster...
Replies: 41
Views: 2386

Re: Yet another US government disaster...

bernie sanders was never close, he didnt have anywhere near the delegate support clinton has and secondly, someone like wasserman schulz, let's see how much she's hated by the 63 mil. who voted in 45 trump ran on a racist antisemitic campaign, and won. Le Pen did the same and lost to a 65% majority ...
by TonyJZX
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yet another US government disaster...
Replies: 41
Views: 2386

Re: Yet another US government disaster...

No offense but America is too anti semetic to every nominate a "Zuckerberg".

Also (((globalist))) if you think that stuff is relevant.
by TonyJZX
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Just a little thought I wanted to share.
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Just a little thought I wanted to share.

ironically the iconic IBM used to be just "Think"

Apple's new strategy reflects two things I would imagine...

1. there isnt that much huge innovation really, we are talking about very very mature technology

2. apple does not derive enough profit from this division to sink enough R&D into it
by TonyJZX
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Remote security exploit in all 2008+ Intel platforms
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Remote security exploit in all 2008+ Intel platforms

Nice job on Lenovo for geting this out.,, they go above and beyond supporting 1st gen up. It would be an act of god to support T400s. My question would be does it affect units with whitelists? I assume it writes to the portion of nvram rom etc that afffects ME so I hope it doesnt make me pull out wl...
by TonyJZX
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Ericson F3507gg UMTS only ?
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Ericson F3507gg UMTS only ?

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Ericsson_ ... and_Module

WCDMA 2100/1900/850MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Download up to 7.2Mbps

Its too hard for too little result.

I'm sure there's a way you can drop in a faster card but then whitelists... just tether.
by TonyJZX
Mon May 29, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Power increase on T500?
Replies: 44
Views: 1922

Re: Power increase on T500?

I dont have any super powerful laptops... not interested in investing past the 420 but I do have a few very very high performance desktops (ie. 8 core Xeons w/ 32gb) and I feel that my laptop experience which is pretty much exclusively WIn7 in classic mode on hardware from the T9300 to the dual core...
by TonyJZX
Mon May 29, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Power increase on T500?
Replies: 44
Views: 1922

Re: Power increase on T500?

I applaud the OP's persistence... IMO the P8400/8700 is borderline these days. If you're running a sub 1,600 x 900 screen on a cpu like this you should be ok w/ Intel gfx. The top spec P9700/P9800 is a tad better... I have a laptop with this and its not bad on an fhd screen. I suspect that the OP is...
by TonyJZX
Thu May 25, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My first T420
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: My first T420

my 420 is also similar to this... i havent bothered with the ultrabay hdd or replacing the gobi 2000 or whatver is in the msata slot as i find 8Gb 120Gb ssd to be fine... i think mine has the intel 6300 in it nice enough unit but my 420s does everything my 420 does but lighter i believe the new port...
by TonyJZX
Tue May 16, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Where does Miix products go for discussion? Miix 320
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Where does Miix products go for discussion? Miix 320

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1328129&gclid=CPymq82G9NMCFZoHKgod-dsCqg&Q=&c3api=1876%2C50960586482%2C%2C&IWB=AU&is=REG&A=details&pcur=ZAUD interested in this but not this spec. rather have 4/32 rather than 2/64 or better... i'd pay a bit extra for 4/128 but not if its too m...
by TonyJZX
Thu May 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any love for Latitudes?
Replies: 61
Views: 5817

Re: Any love for Latitudes?

One thing I would note after using my Dell 5420/6420s for a while... compared to my T420/420s, I can say there's a remarkable difference in screen quality... the AUO 900p panel just looks better than whatever I have in my 420s. I think the 1,600 x 900 panels in the 420/420s is even a step below the ...
by TonyJZX
Mon May 08, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 30
Views: 1651

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

Windows 10 will be their 'last o/s' as long as they can bolt on features to it and sell it.

10 S sounds like just a registry edit to limit apps to store only.
by TonyJZX
Sun May 07, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 30
Views: 1651

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

I think the good thing is that Win7 will still be around until at least 2020... I bet more since so many corporates are on it. I too used Vista for a bit, perhaps less than a year and then went back to XP as it wasnt any reason to stay with it. It wasnt as bad as people say but at the time, people t...
by TonyJZX
Wed May 03, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any love for Latitudes?
Replies: 61
Views: 5817

Re: Any love for Latitudes?

I believe Dell's tag lookup posts FRUs of your existing unit... if you need upg. parts then you need ebay google partfinder (???) and some luck

maybe empr or some site like it?
by TonyJZX
Tue May 02, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any love for Latitudes?
Replies: 61
Views: 5817

Re: Any love for Latitudes?

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Extender-Docking-Station-PR04X/dp/B0042F8N44 what an interdasting device! it fits a whole heap of dells from the last 10yrs or so i have not much need for com1 because my days playing with cisco procurve devices are limited but it IS cheap enough http://www.ebay.com/itm/N...
by TonyJZX
Tue May 02, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any love for Latitudes?
Replies: 61
Views: 5817

Re: Any love for Latitudes?

since this thread, i have acquired two Latitudes... an e5420 and an e6420 both similar in spec. ie. i5 2.5 plus, 1,600 x 900 AUO LED screens, Intel GFX (if they were 1,366 x 768 I wouldnt bother) both were acquired w/ no hdd no psu but no issue, std. 7mm ssds and dell psus are common at my place i t...
by TonyJZX
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: eBay buy: T400s with 'seized fan' and possible supervisor password
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: eBay buy: T400s with 'seized fan' and possible supervisor password

[link removed]
not sure if the above site is banned here (it is!)

I like my T400s, its the only one I've ever seen and the only one I've ever seen for sale. Good luck with spares, some arent easy to find.

The HDD situation is trival, the fan is bearable to replace, the password? Hmmm.
by TonyJZX
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 really collects
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 really collects

They are all dodgy in some way but the thing is people dont want to move to Unix so what can you do...
by TonyJZX
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Old PC companies that are gone
Replies: 12
Views: 687

Re: Old PC companies that are gone

DEC became part of Compaq then part of HP.

Sun SGI and still around but into niches, mainly software?

NEC is hanging on in the JP market.
by TonyJZX
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 30
Views: 1651

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

I feel your pain but there is no room for sentiment at MS which is a shame really. Any MS nostalgia we had is fading. it sounds like you are talking about WIn7 and Win8.1 MS is a company that gives no fooks for sentimentality... it doesnt make money, now and in the present. That's why this company ...
by TonyJZX
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Prolonged Windows 7 performance deterioration - after 18 months
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Prolonged Windows 7 performance deterioration - after 18 months

I have a few laptops from T400-T420 and of various equivalent brands. I notice the longer you use them, the worse the performance gets. Eg. one of my main laptops is a T420 w/8Gb and Samsung 850 EVO SSDs... obviously it was blazing fast at the start but with over a years worth of fairly regular use ...
by TonyJZX
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 - Ultrabay Battery won't work
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: T400 - Ultrabay Battery won't work

I have a funny thing to report about my UB. In my 400s the UB discharges fully FIRST then it goes to the main battery. This is expected behaviour. I put the same battery in my 400 and the main battery discharges FIRST then the UB. This is unexpected. I suspect most people would prefer this mode of b...
by TonyJZX
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 with Displayport
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: T420 with Displayport

there's no difference

I'm still not certain if the 420/420s intel nvidia can actually pass audio?

My test with my intel 420s didnt work.
by TonyJZX
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Re: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation

in 2017 there's a few knowns... get more main memory. 8 - 16Gb should do 99% of people for 99% of tasks. 4Gb might even be ok. I have a few laptops with 120Gb ssds... I have used 64-128Gb SD cards to expand SSD space... I dump downloads and videos and whatever and it feels the same as SSDs... it isn...
by TonyJZX
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Yet another US government disaster...
Replies: 41
Views: 2386

Re: Yet another US government disaster...

looks like it passed the senate and the house

good luck guys

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