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by Marin85
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: display suddenly turns black
Replies: 5
Views: 2003

Re: display suddenly turns black

A while after I managed to get the gpu temps under control, I have not been experiencing the problem anymore so far, and I also got the external display today, so I have been playing with it and the laptop display whole day - not a single instance of the problem occurred at all. However, there appea...
by Marin85
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: display suddenly turns black
Replies: 5
Views: 2003

Re: display suddenly turns black

Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately, I don't have any external display here, but I will try find one, so I can observe the gpu behavior for 2-3 days in a row.
by Marin85
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: display suddenly turns black
Replies: 5
Views: 2003

display suddenly turns black

Hi, I have been struggling with the following problem for a few days now: while working, the display suddenly turns black, the laptop continues to function though, i.e. audio, hdd, internet etc. continue to work. If the display has turned black and if I turn it off with a key shortcut and then press...
by Marin85
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Can you recommend a "multimedia" ThinkPad ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Can you recommend a "multimedia" ThinkPad ?

It has been a while :D And from what I can see, quite a few changes in the forums too - I could not help but notice that it is now split into 'classic' and 'non-classic' ThinkPads :D Which is both a little frightening and promising that I may or may not be able to find what I am looking for. To be c...
by Marin85
Tue May 31, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What tune is currently stuck inyour head?
Replies: 83
Views: 13761

Re: What tune is currently stuck inyour head?

"Zehn Kleine Jägermeister" by Die Toten Hosen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqp8WhieV0o

Here a custom translation of the lyrics:

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/zehn-kein ... ister.html
:beer:
by Marin85
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: sync software
Replies: 1
Views: 662

sync software

Hi, I need to start syncing plenty of folders between my IBM Intellistation and my ThinkPad, so I am looking for a good software solution for this process. The 'market' seems vast and I have pretty much no idea of such software, so I am turning to you, guys and gals, for an advice. There are two imp...
by Marin85
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Graphics Cards
Replies: 8
Views: 1472

Re: Graphics Cards

- 1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6490M Graphics [HDMI, VGA] -Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 [HDMI, VGA] -1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6770M Graphics [HDMI, VGA] For a new laptop. I don't know what the differences are. Is there one that's really better or am I going to notice a difference? Performance-wise: 6770M > ...
by Marin85
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Riding bicycles.
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: Riding bicycles the scottish way... :-)

... I'm an avid bicyclist too, and always was, but nothing compared to riding bicycles the scottish way --> Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009 [/u] . It's plain right unimaginable [/b] what this fellow is capable of... :!: :!: PS: The music is by Band of Horses: "The Funeral" [/u] Johan...
by Marin85
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Will games work with Windows 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

Re: Will games work with Windows 7?

ok, well I have ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 as my graphics card. My point was, if the game runs under XP and is not that old (that is, not from the DOS times) and if Windows 7 can be installed on your machine and your graphics card is supported somehow, then you should be able to run that game under W...
by Marin85
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Will games work with Windows 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

Re: Will games work with Windows 7?

Hello, I have an IBM ThinkPad t40 with 1gb of ram, and a 40gb hdd. I know aero will not be supported, but what about games? (Need for speed most wanted) It works fine under xp, but xp feels so old now, its like 10 years old! I don't really care about aero, I just want games to work fine. I have pla...
by Marin85
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What AV software are you using?
Replies: 14
Views: 1920

Re: What AV software are you using?

MSE catches things for me, and I figure that it is better than no av at all 8) , which is what I ran for several years before getting my T61. I guess the other diffrence is that the comptuers in my house are a fairly "low risk" enviroment for infection, I don't think we have ever had a problem or w...
by Marin85
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: .pdf thumbnail previews for Win7 x64
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

.pdf thumbnail previews for Win7 x64

Long time ago I started a topic about Vista x64 and generating of thumbnail previews for .pdf files (thread can be found here ). For those of us who use Adobe Acrobat (Pro) and now Adobe X (Pro) the problem was inherited in Windows 7 x64 as well, as Adobe still has not released a 64bit thumbnail pre...
by Marin85
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What AV software are you using?
Replies: 14
Views: 1920

Re: What AV software are you using?

I am using Kaspersky AV 2011. I will be honest here: Some time ago I tested about 20 different AV products (including the ones listed above) on separate virtual machines with 3 different trojans (no viruses though) and 2 programs that were expected to be false positives ('the usual suspects'). Only ...
by Marin85
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Real Man Test (Full Version)
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Real Man Test (Full Version)

Nice! :D :thumbs-UP:
by Marin85
Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Feb 2011 puzzles **16KB PIC**
Replies: 91
Views: 7565

Re: Feb 2011 puzzles **16KB PIC**

Ok, I'll bite(again). IF you are eliminating ALL sources of help(people, lighting, sound, etc) and all gadgets, etc.(different bulbs, blah blah blah), then this would not be doable. You need a minimum of TWO state changes between the bulbs to map the THREE of them one-to-one to the switches. That i...
by Marin85
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Feb 2011 puzzles **16KB PIC**
Replies: 91
Views: 7565

Re: Feb 2011 puzzles **16KB PIC**

The three bulbs are incandescent. The three switches are dimmer switches. One off, one half way, one on full. Solved. Yeah, but NO :mrgreen: Where do you find any assumptions about the nature of the switches and the bulbs in my set-up? :) Besides, the question is not about the bulbs and the switche...
by Marin85
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Feb 2011 puzzles **16KB PIC**
Replies: 91
Views: 7565

Re: Feb 2011 puzzles **16KB PIC**

Marin's setup is still open enough to have loopholes big enough to drive a truck through: * State change #1 of 1st bulb: set light switch to the halfway point, hoping the light will flicker when you go check it out. Now we've dealing with a state change that's not temperature, but light; ala flicke...
by Marin85
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Feb 2011 puzzles **16KB PIC**
Replies: 91
Views: 7565

Re: Feb 2011 puzzles **16KB PIC**

Ok, now it is my turn :twisted: :P The set-up is the same as the one of Harryc , with the only exception that you don´t have any tools available, no wires, no ice, no nothing, nor there is any heat produced by the light sources! In other words, you have only you, the three switches next to you, and ...
by Marin85
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: (3x) IBM HDD bracket FRU 25R8864 *PIC*
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: LF: (3x) IBM HDD bracket FRU 25R8864 *PIC*

I managed to negotiate 10€ price a piece on the german ebay :) , so I am closing this now.
by Marin85
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Feb 2011 puzzles **16KB PIC**
Replies: 91
Views: 7565

Re: January 2011 brain teaser

Here's more of a trivia question: In the movie and book, The Right Stuff, future astronaut John Glenn is introduced on a TV game show as having set a trans-continental supersonic flying record. It's fact, not fiction. Question: What aircraft did he set that record in and what aircraft holds it toda...
by Marin85
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: recommend a keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: recommend a keyboard

If I told everyone here what my favorite keyboard was, I'd probably be shot :). If you look at my sig you can probably guess. Good luck in your search. I've heard nothing but good things about Cherry. haha, that is a dangerous thing to keep in the signature nowadays :) Yes, I too have heard only go...
by Marin85
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: (3x) IBM HDD bracket FRU 25R8864 *PIC*
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: LF: (3x) IBM HDD bracket FRU 25R8864 *PIC*

Chinese sellers ship anywhere - http://cgi.ebay.com/IBM-25R8864-3-5-SATA-II-Hard-Drive-Tray-Bracket-Sled-/290460125710?pt=COMP_EN_Networking_Components&hash=item43a0c5ca0e You'll need to wait (2) weeks because of the holiday there ... Harry, thanks for the link! Actually, I had already contacted th...
by Marin85
Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: recommend a keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: recommend a keyboard

Oh, lol, I haven´t watched this thread for a while now and missed all that development! :) Thanks all for ´the input! That trackpoint keyboard looks really nice, but to be honest I imagined it would have the big enter key like some other laptop versions of that keyboard. I have to think about it. No...
by Marin85
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: (3x) IBM HDD bracket FRU 25R8864 *PIC*
Replies: 3
Views: 890

LF: (3x) IBM HDD bracket FRU 25R8864 *PIC*

Hi, I am looking for 3x IBM HDD brackets, including the screws (!), for my IBM Intellistation Z pro. FRU is 25R8864 and here is pic of the item: http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1158/productimg1290233163341.jpg The items need to be shipped to Germany. If you have any of these to sell, I´d be more th...
by Marin85
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Computer brands
Replies: 20
Views: 2133

Re: Computer brands

Is there any particular reason why no one has mentioned the business line of HP so far? :)
by Marin85
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What tune is currently stuck inyour head?
Replies: 83
Views: 13761

Re: What tune is currently stuck inyour head?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAzESJ62irI

I still don´t get how Russell Mael managed to output this kind of voice :mrgreen:
by Marin85
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: favorite non-ThinkPad hardware and tech forums
Replies: 5
Views: 951

favorite non-ThinkPad hardware and tech forums

Hi all, I was thinking it might be useful to start a thread about other good tech- and hardware-related forums on the web. My idea is to create a thread that gathers some minimal info and links to interesting forums dedicated to various tech and hardware areas outside the ThinkPad world. I am well a...
by Marin85
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: recommend a keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

recommend a keyboard

Hi, I am looking for a good keyboard for my newly obtained Intellistation Z Pro 9228. Of course, I am looking for an IBM/Lenovo keyboard, preferably with a trackpoint as I am really hooked to it! 8) Since I don´t have much experience with desktop keyboards, I will be more than happy to receive some ...
by Marin85
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:39 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38258

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

ThinkRob wrote:Well it'll narrow down the options for CPU upgrades a bit, but IIRC the 9228's got a 1333 Mhz FSB, so you actually wouldn't be *that* limited. Not like the 6221... :D
Ah, true, I was still thinking in 6223 terms, lol.
by Marin85
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 38258

Re: IBM Intellistation maximizing RAM

ThinkRob wrote:I'm wondering that about support of the new-ish Xeons myself... I can't imagine that there'd be any problem, but IBM *does* tend to make their high-end gear be overly-picky about upgrades...
I guess the FSB would be rather somewhat of a limitation than obstacle, or am I too naive now?... :)

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