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by visionviper
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS Upgraded T420s and sleeve case - *gone*
Replies: 0
Views: 673

FS Upgraded T420s and sleeve case - *gone*

Intel Core i5-2520M (2.5GHz) 8GB Ram 64GB Crucial M4 720p HD Integrated camera Intel Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3 A/G/N) Bluetooth MultiCard Reader with smart card slot Waterfield sleeve case with leather bottom Currently under warranty, scheduled to expire 6/12. The laptop is in great condition. No scratch...
by visionviper
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Electrical Buzzing Noise on X301
Replies: 10
Views: 2394

Re: Electrical Buzzing Noise on X301

I always thought it was the SSD back when I used to have an X301.
by visionviper
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: t420s: i5 or i7?
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

Re: t420s: i5 or i7?

I am thinking about the t420s and was wondering if I should go with the i5 or the i7. The price is not the problem here. I just want the one that will perform better. I will be having a SSD drive and plan on going with the 16G ram. What are your thoughts on this? The i7 will perform better, but unl...
by visionviper
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Cloning Replacement SSD
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: Cloning Replacement SSD

Acronis should manage everything just perfectly.
by visionviper
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?
Replies: 12
Views: 3375

Re: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?

MartinBrice wrote:ah.

For some reason I thought most computers over the last few years didn't have a northbridge.
Computers still and will pretty much always have northbridges. The next big thing is on die northbridges. I think AMD is shooting to be the first one to do it when they go to AM4, but we will see.
by visionviper
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?
Replies: 12
Views: 3375

Re: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?

That's the northbridge and it can. They are also designed to take a lot of heat (a lot like GPUs).
by visionviper
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?
Replies: 12
Views: 3375

Re: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?

I cleaned it with alcohol, but that removed a tiny amount of the material itself. To make up for it, I applied a very thin layer of Arctic Silver to the component. While I don't usually mix thermal products, I figured that in this case it probably wouldn't hurt it. Put everything back together and ...
by visionviper
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s screen
Replies: 11
Views: 3733

Re: T420s screen

My experience comes down to this: There are certainly better looking TN panels I have seen on other laptops (like Apple's), but it's not the worst I have seen either. I don't have any problems with it.
by visionviper
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?
Replies: 12
Views: 3375

Re: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?

How about a coffee filter? Is 70% isopropyl alcohol strong enough, I don't think they have 90% or above locally, I'd have to order it. I also have Arcticlean Purifier.... which I think is primarily alcohol. 70% is just fine, the rest is just water (as long as you don't have a dyed one). I would avo...
by visionviper
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?
Replies: 12
Views: 3375

Re: Where to buy thermal pad for T400 (2767-CP6) heat-sink?

Try cleaning it off with some rubbing alcohol and a something that won't leave any fibers/lint behind.
by visionviper
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s randomly dies, is this a regular occurance?
Replies: 2
Views: 1735

Re: T420s randomly dies, is this a regular occurance?

Can't say I have seen it happen before. Just keep working on getting Lenovo to fix it for you.
by visionviper
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: The definitive X301 SSD upgrade thread
Replies: 108
Views: 48713

Re: The definitive X301 SSD upgrade thread

so far I only saw explicit positive experience with 2nd gen of intel SSDs with X301, but what about SSDSA1NW160G301 which is from 320 series? anyone positive/negative? P.S. Many online retailers for some reason have images of 2.5" drives for this model which is 1.8" and described as such usually......
by visionviper
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 and virtualisation
Replies: 1
Views: 1382

Re: X301 and virtualisation

masterus wrote:Hi,

Does anyone use X301 to virtualisation :?:
VMware Workstation 8 with 3-4 virtual machines..
Obviously with 8GB RAM..
Thanx for all replies.

Rgds
I've used it with VirtualBox, but only one active VM at a time. It worked great with that.
by visionviper
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Installing a SSD in X220
Replies: 5
Views: 3173

Re: Installing a SSD in X220

Just the drive in a box. That's it. Unless you specifically buy the kit that comes with some cables and such. Since I do not have the Crucial drive installed at his point, I don't know if I need more storage. In the future if I do I guess I could add the mSATA but at this point I need to figure out...
by visionviper
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 7mm Compatible SSD List
Replies: 12
Views: 18511

Re: 7mm Compatible SSD List

ds wrote:Intel Cherryville 520 fits in 7mm slot. Although they do sell 7mm version of the drives, the only one I could find and order was the the 9mm. Remove the black spacer and replace with smaller screws and it fits fine.

I used screws from my Thinkpad T40 screw pack.
Added
by visionviper
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Can Intel HD Graphics 3000 power a FHD/1080p screen?
Replies: 9
Views: 4470

Re: Can Intel HD Graphics 3000 power a FHD/1080p screen?

Intel's HD graphics can handle 1080p with no issues at all (assuming you don't have gaming in mind).
by visionviper
Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SL400 for part out
Replies: 0
Views: 474

SL400 for part out

Picture here: http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2064/img1837zz.jpg I decided to part out the system. None of the prices include shipping. Motherboard: $125 Processor: $25 Wifi card: $15 Ram: $10 LCD: $50 (Screen doesn't always display properly. The screen is affected when you move the lid. I'm guessi...
by visionviper
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Story of a dropped X201i
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Story of a dropped X201i

I work at the student help desk at my university. I had a student bring in a X201i that wasn't starting up and was giving a post error code. I asked her what happened and she told me she dropped it off her bed. As a side note, the floors in our dorms aren't much better than bare concrete. I'm pretty...
by visionviper
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 1x8 GB Ram T410
Replies: 42
Views: 21591

Re: 1x8 GB Ram T410

I look forward to hearing your result on the memory from Newegg. I have read some reports of problems with Corsair memory on Thinkpads. But, I have seen reports that some have put 16GB in T410 & T510's. As to the boot problem, Its as if the OS can't find the HD. I have tried two HD's the original S...
by visionviper
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 1x8 GB Ram T410
Replies: 42
Views: 21591

Re: 1x8 GB Ram T410

Has anyone successfully installed and had Windows 7 boot with a 1x8 SODIMM? I installed one in my T410 and the BIOS recognized the memory, I ran Memtest86+ and Windows Memory Test and all was good, however Windows 7 would start booting and then stop before the gui, I tried Safe Mode and it stopped ...
by visionviper
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Can the X201 support 2x 8GB ram modules?
Replies: 9
Views: 5683

Re: Can the X201 support 2x 8GB ram modules?

bluefrisbee wrote:Yes but as far as I know it was not well known that the X220 could be taken to 16GB, can someone with more up to date info comment?
The T410 supports 8GB modules. I'd be very surprised if the X201 didn't as well.
by visionviper
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Never been jealous of a Mac owner. Until now at least.
Replies: 11
Views: 2659

Never been jealous of a Mac owner. Until now at least.

Yeah, I know. Thinkpad screens suck anymore, we hear it constantly, we talk about it constantly. Recently though I popped over to Apple's website (My sister and dad are fans of Apple hardware) and checked out the Macbook Pro. The 15 and 17-inch models are now available with a 16:10 anti-glare screen...
by visionviper
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Kindle or Nook
Replies: 25
Views: 4642

Re: Kindle or Nook

I have had 2 Nooks and I love them both. I had the original Nook and the Simple Touch (or whatever they are calling it nowadays). I like that the Nook has more features that matter. SD card slot, better format support. The tie in with their physical stores is great as well (Free WiFi, reading whole ...
by visionviper
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Does UltraBay natively support SATA3?
Replies: 9
Views: 3644

Re: T420 Does UltraBay natively support SATA3?

I called Lenovo tech support in Atlanta. The support tech told me she didn't understand why I wasn't willing to assume that just because the hard drives and SSDs that Lenovo installed supported SATA3 that the controller would also natively support SATA3. Anyway, I spoke to an engineer at Intel and ...
by visionviper
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Does UltraBay natively support SATA3?
Replies: 9
Views: 3644

Re: T420 Does UltraBay natively support SATA3?

thinkpadAdmin wrote:Does UltraBay natively support SATA3? The psref.pdf does not specify and I cannot find any other documentation from Lenovo specifying.
I think I remember hearing it is a SATA 3.0Gb/s port.
by visionviper
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: t520 SSD Quick Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: t520 SSD Quick Question

I believe the only non-Intel ones they put in now are Samsung and Micron.

To find out the model installed in your laptop you can either pull the drive out or use a program like CrystalDiskInfo (my preferred method).
by visionviper
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: t520 SSD Quick Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: t520 SSD Quick Question

What size?
by visionviper
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: View Thinkpad screen on TV via WiFi
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Re: View Thinkpad screen on TV via WiFi

mdclow wrote:Are there any other Thinkpads that support WiDi other than the T420s?
Any computer that meets the requirements listed on that requirements page support WiDi.
by visionviper
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: View Thinkpad screen on TV via WiFi
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Re: View Thinkpad screen on TV via WiFi

Are you talking about Intel Wireless Display? Then yes, there is. My T420s supports it.

Here's the system requirements.
by visionviper
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 7mm Compatible SSD List
Replies: 12
Views: 18511

Re: 7mm Compatible SSD List

Updated with the new Samsung SSDs. If anyone knows of any other SSDs that have come around that are 7mm compatible let me know. Thanks!

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