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by nikki605
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Weird Search Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 6409

Re: Weird Search Problem

I had a similar sounding problem several years ago when I first got my Win7 x64 T410. After weeks of troubleshooting, it turned out to be a conflict with my antivirus software. If I remember correctly (5+ years ago) just turning off my a/v didn't help. I had to actually uninstall it to prove it was ...
by nikki605
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: eSATA power on both T410 and T420.
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: eSATA power on both T410 and T420.

When I got an eSATA drive for my T410 years ago, I had to buy a "Y" cable to pick up power from the USB port on the right side of the machine. Clunky, but it works.
by nikki605
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 with Displayport
Replies: 7
Views: 2213

Re: T420 with Displayport

I bought a basic Displayport to HDMI cable for my T410. It passes video & audio to my TV just fine. My T410 has the Intel HD Graphics.
by nikki605
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Problem With MS Update KB3170455 On T410
Replies: 0
Views: 1183

Problem With MS Update KB3170455 On T410

I have 2 Windows 7 Pro SP1 PCs: a lenovo M83 desktop & the T410 laptop. When installing the July MS updates, I ran into a problem only on the T410. The M83 is not showing any problems. I uninstalled all the updates and re-installed them one at a time. Turns out the problem update is KB3170455 and I ...
by nikki605
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 117
Views: 42936

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

I've lost count how many times I've hidden update KB2952664. It was there again this morning on my 2 Win7 machines. :roll:
by nikki605
Wed May 04, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 117
Views: 42936

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

YES! [fist pump] I was waiting for this day. The lost "New Updates" icon and balloon re-appeared on the Task Bar this morning. :banana: Looks like I finally killed off all the forced Windows 10 junk. Edit: Just looked at the updates (only 2) and one of them is KB3035583!! :lol: [Gary quickly clicks ...
by nikki605
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 117
Views: 42936

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

I forgot to mention that I do have that installed: http://i63.tinypic.com/27xlzpx.jpg

I'm just not sure if that's all I need to do. I'm waiting for the next release of Win7 updates from MS to see if I get the update notification balloon.
by nikki605
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...
Replies: 117
Views: 42936

Re: Don't want W10? Concerned about privacy? Make sure to kill/uninstall these updates...

I'm wondering if KB3083710 should be added to this list: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710 Several topics I've read seem to indicate that it is responsible for stopping the Taskbar Update Notification balloon; http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/why-am-i-no...
by nikki605
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?
Replies: 27
Views: 4722

Re: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?

But other question (for me) - what is "Dedicated Video Memory"? AFAIK all intel GPU use system memory except Iris Pro. You are correct. On these systems "Dedicated Video Memory" is a specific amount of system memory that is reserved for video. On my T410 64MB is reserved out of 8GB system memory. h...
by nikki605
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?
Replies: 27
Views: 4722

Re: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?

I installed Chrome with all extensions disabled. I set the Lenovo Power Manager to Maximum Performance. I also turned off Norton a/v and firewall. From the Taskbar, I quit all unnecessary programs running in the background. My goal was to maximize the T410's performance by stopping other tasks. Afte...
by nikki605
Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?
Replies: 27
Views: 4722

Re: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?

I've tried playing the Blindspot episodes with both Firefox and IE11. Surprisingly, IE11 is a little bit better but there is still too much stuttering to make it watchable. I've never installed Chrome.
by nikki605
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?
Replies: 27
Views: 4722

Re: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?

More likely your performance issues are just a slow GPU rather than graphics memory. I especially doubt very much you need a lot of that for video playback. Even if you could have 2+ GB of dedicated memory on an Intel HD (Gen 1) it would probably have negligible impact. GPU performance has been inc...
by nikki605
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?
Replies: 27
Views: 4722

Re: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?

I didn't find out about this limitation until after I bought my T410. Even with 8gb ram, the Intel HD Graphics only gets 64mb of dedicated video memory. I have the T410 connected via DisplayPort to an Asus VE248Q monitor and there are some online video streams that simply will not play smoothly ful...
by nikki605
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?
Replies: 27
Views: 4722

Re: How To Get More V Ram Memory From HD Graphics On A T410?

I didn't find out about this limitation until after I bought my T410. Even with 8gb ram, the Intel HD Graphics only gets 64mb of dedicated video memory. I have the T410 connected via DisplayPort to an Asus VE248Q monitor and there are some online video streams that simply will not play smoothly full...
by nikki605
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Strange Video/Webpage Behavior **pics**
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: T410 Strange Video/Webpage Behavior **pics**

I'm beginning to think it's a problem with that particular website. I went to this website on the T410 and had no problem with the embedded YouTube video: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/web_graphics/article.php/3480061/How-To-Add-a-YouTube-Video-to-Your-Web-Site.htm I tried the original webpag...
by nikki605
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Strange Video/Webpage Behavior **pics**
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: T410 Strange Video/Webpage Behavior **pics**

Thanks for the ideas, Ray. Here's what I was able to try quickly: - Once the big ! is displayed, nothing is displayed hovering the mouse pointer. Also, right-clicking brings up no context menu. - The video plays but for less than a minute then goes to the big ! F5 refreshes it but only temporarily b...
by nikki605
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Strange Video/Webpage Behavior **pics**
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

T410 Strange Video/Webpage Behavior **pics**

T410 Win7 Pro SP1 x64 IE11 FireFox 39.0 internal Intel HD graphics (link to complete specs in my signature). I'm not sure if I have a video problem or an IE11 problem. I go to a website that has an embedded YouTube video: http://www.enstarz.com/articles/100841/20150804/deadliest-catch-season-11-spoi...
by nikki605
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10: Supported Lenovo machines
Replies: 16
Views: 6783

Re: Windows 10: Supported Lenovo machines

Thanks for the link, RBS. Guess I'll leave my T410 on Win7 x64.
by nikki605
Sun May 10, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 - Speed Difference Wired vs. Wireless
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

T410 - Speed Difference Wired vs. Wireless

My T410 (Win7 x64 SP1) has an Intel Centrino Ultimate-N6300 AGN wireless card. I have Verizon FiOS 25/25Mbps internet using their provided Actiontec wireless router model MI424-WR Rev. F. The wireless card has the Intel PROSet Wireless Software, version 17.14.0 installed. The router is set to channe...
by nikki605
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Noisey Fan Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

Re: T410 Noisey Fan Question

OK. You guys convinced me to go ahead & totally remove the heatsink/fan assembly. I stopped & bought some AS5 yesterday along with a couple cans of compressed air. Getting the heatsink & fan assembly out wasn't much worse than my old T21. :eek: There weren't just dust bunnies in the fan - I think it...
by nikki605
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Noisey Fan Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

T410 Noisey Fan Question

My T410 is almost 5 years old and runs fine. The only thing I have noticed is that the fan has gotten noisier. I've read here that the T410 fans are problematic. My fan has not failed. The unit does not over heat and I don't get fan errors. The fan has developed a noticeable whirrrrrrr sound that is...
by nikki605
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: PSA: Lenovo Computers now ship with Nasty Adware
Replies: 12
Views: 2156

Re: PSA: Lenovo Computers now ship with Nasty Adware

You can test here to see if your Lenovo has Superfish

https://filippo.io/Badfish/

I have a Lenovo T410 laptop and an M83 desktop. I used the link to test both machines and neither one had Superfish installed.
by nikki605
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Lenovo Security & Man-in-the-middle attacks
Replies: 13
Views: 2876

Re: Lenovo Security & Man-in-the-middle attacks

You can test here to see if your Lenovo has Superfish

https://filippo.io/Badfish/

I have a Lenovo T410 laptop and an M83 desktop. I used the link to test both machines and neither one had Superfish installed.
by nikki605
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Integrated Intel HD Graphic Driver Crashes *PIC
Replies: 5
Views: 3816

Re: T410 Integrated Intel HD Graphic Driver Crashs

I went ahead & uninstalled the current Lenovo supplied graphics driver, rebooted, and then installed the latest version from Intel: 15.22.58.64.2993 (8.15.10.2993). There was no problem installing the Intel driver. Since the crash occurs so infrequently, I will just have to use the laptop and see wh...
by nikki605
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Integrated Intel HD Graphic Driver Crashes *PIC
Replies: 5
Views: 3816

Re: T410 Integrated Intel HD Graphic Driver Crashs

I have the Intel Driver Update Utility installed and when I run it, this is what it says about the graphics driver: A customized computer manufacturer driver is installed on your computer. The Intel Driver Update Utility is not able to update the driver. Installing a generic Intel driver instead of ...
by nikki605
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 Integrated Intel HD Graphic Driver Crashes *PIC
Replies: 5
Views: 3816

T410 Integrated Intel HD Graphic Driver Crashes *PIC

For the past 6-9 months, the video driver in my T410 has been randomly crashing. It typically crashes while watching videos, like on YouTube. Since I don't watch many YouTube videos, the laptop may run weeks of months without a crash, but when it does crash, the only thing I can do is press & hold t...
by nikki605
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T410 upgrade to Core i7-640M
Replies: 8
Views: 13007

Re: Thinkpad T410 upgrade to Core i7-640M

Sorry :oops: . I misread the CPU model number. I've corrected it in the opening sentence of my post.

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