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by novasource
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: CPU stuck at low speed
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: CPU stuck at low speed

j-dawg wrote:His concern isn't that the CPU isn't at 100% load, but that it's not at 1.6GHz. He wants to prevent CPU throttling.
Correct. Plus, I was doing computationally-intensive stuff that barely touched the HDD. In the end, everything was fixed by all the BIOS changes.
by novasource
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: CPU stuck at low speed
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: CPU stuck at low speed

I went back to BIOS this morning and also changed the CPU Power Management and Adaptive Thermal Management settings to try to further prevent CPU speed changes. So far, so good.
by novasource
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: CPU stuck at low speed
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: CPU stuck at low speed

You can set priorities manually: close any programs that might want resources, open Task Manager, right-click on the process, and change its priority to an appropriate level. If you're not planning on using the computer for other tasks while it crunches numbers, consider setting it to Realtime; thi...
by novasource
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: CPU stuck at low speed
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: CPU stuck at low speed

In the BIOS settings under Power , there is a section called Intel(R) SpeedStep technology . Under Mode for AC , it was Automatic , but I switched it to Maximum Performance . And would you believe it, between now and when I started this post, the CPU speed dropped from 1.6 GHz to 983 Mhz. Sheesh. Th...
by novasource
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: CPU stuck at low speed
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: CPU stuck at low speed

Recall that 983MHz is 983,000,000 cycles per second and 1.6GHz is one point six billion cycles per second. It is literally a matter of nanoseconds for the CPU to switch to the faster cycle, complete its job, and switch back. Your meter does not update often enough to register when the computer choo...
by novasource
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: CPU stuck at low speed
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

Re: CPU stuck at low speed

dr_st wrote:It will switch to 1.6GHz when it needs to. It's best to let it determine when it is.
What you're talking about is the "Adaptive" CPU speed setting. I have it set to "Highest". I interpret that to mean the CPU speed should never drop.
by novasource
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: CPU stuck at low speed
Replies: 12
Views: 2352

CPU stuck at low speed

I have an X60 Tablet with a Intel Core Duo L2400 (1.67 GHz). I am on Windows 7 x86, and I have all available updates from Microsoft. I also have all available updates per ThinkVantage System Update. Lately my CPU drops to 983 Mhz and seems to stay stuck there for a long time. If I insert or remove t...
by novasource
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep
Replies: 21
Views: 7729

Re: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep

This has recently stopped being a problem. I am not clear if it's because of a fix in Lenovo or Microsoft software.
by novasource
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep
Replies: 21
Views: 7729

Re: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep

Correction: it has frozen up a few times even on self-initiated sleep. Still don't see rhyme or reason for this.

System Update 4 for Windows 7 just came out. I removed all old Thinkvantage/Lenovo software and let System Update install current versions and still have the problem.
by novasource
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep
Replies: 21
Views: 7729

Re: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep

I previously had the laptop set to never fall asleep, even in battery mode. Now I have it back on balanced settings, and it never has a problem falling alseep this way. It appears the problem is limited to user-initiated sleep.
by novasource
Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep
Replies: 21
Views: 7729

Re: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep

Updates: Removing Power Manager 2.43 didn't fix it. I found a way to consistently reproduce. This is related to how long the laptop has been idle. If the laptop is active--screen on and everything fired up as normal--then sleep mode works. However, if it's idle long enough for the monitor to power o...
by novasource
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep
Replies: 21
Views: 7729

Re: Windows 7 on x60s - will not resume from sleep

I have an X60 Tablet (6363-2BU), and I am also getting intermittent sleep failures with Windows 7 RTM. This week I sporadically get failed sleep: the monitor will power off, but everything else appears to be active. The HDD light intermittently indicates activity. I always put it in sleep mode with ...
by novasource
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: wifi shuts off
Replies: 26
Views: 3648

Re: wifi shuts off

Marin85 wrote:PS: Such discussions appear at least twice a week. Forum Search hasn´t hurt anyone :thumbs-UP:
Thanks. I searched three times and only found this thread. Maybe wifi isn't the best search term for this issue?
by novasource
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: wifi shuts off
Replies: 26
Views: 3648

Re: wifi shuts off

I have the exact same problem on an x60 Tablet. On Vista with all available patches installed. Seems to happen only when laptop has been idle for a while. Power management set on Maximum Performance . I've also tried disabling and then enabling Wireless Area Connection under Control Panel\Network an...
by novasource
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Latch failures
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Re: Latch failures

I am already on my second latch failure with my X60 tablet that I've had since May 2007. Fortunately I have some kind of extended warranty that goes through 2010. (Employer-owned laptop.) I've opened another case with Lenovo so that I can be without it for 2-3 days while Solectron in Memphis tries ...
by novasource
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Latch failures
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Latch failures

I am already on my second latch failure with my X60 tablet that I've had since May 2007. Fortunately I have some kind of extended warranty that goes through 2010. (Employer-owned laptop.) I've opened another case with Lenovo so that I can be without it for 2-3 days while Solectron in Memphis tries t...
by novasource
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: black screen when awakening from sleep
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

Now i'm having this problem. For a year an a half, everything worked fine, now i have the blank screen issue. Don't know what has changed in the past few weeks... :( I just realized something! I can't guarantee this is the solution, but a few weeks ago, I sent in my X60 in for warranty service. The...
by novasource
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: black screen when awakening from sleep
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

novasource wrote:I'm not sure what changed, but in the past few weeks, the problem has gone away entirely.
All I can guess is Vista SP1 or some driver update fixed it.
by novasource
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: black screen when awakening from sleep
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

dogen wrote:I had the same problem but I figured out that it would only happen when I disabled wireless using the "slider-button" at the from of the laptop. This is on a x60s.
I almost always had my slider in the "wireless enabled" mode, and it still happened.
by novasource
Fri May 02, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: black screen when awakening from sleep
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

I'm not sure what changed, but in the past few weeks, the problem has gone away entirely.
by novasource
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: black screen when awakening from sleep
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

Wow! I fixed it. This link helped me a lot: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930091 I have an external USB keybaord/mouse which I connect sometimes to various USB ports on my X61. So what I did - I connected it to every port and turned off the checkbox mentioned above for every connection. (3 times ...
by novasource
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Vista SP1 does not solve black screen on wake from sleep
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Vista SP1 does not solve black screen on wake from sleep

In case there is any question, my X60 Tablet still exhibits the black screen on wake from sleep issue even after Vista SP1 was installed.
by novasource
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: black screen when awakening from sleep
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

...and yes, the workaround is to put the computer back to sleep with Fn-F4, then re-awaken it by touching Fn. This way the screen comes up nicely again every time. It's cumbersome and shouldnt be needed though... I've found that's no more effective than waking/sleeping through any other method. The...
by novasource
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: New Client Security Solution = Firefox crashes?
Replies: 14
Views: 5785

1. It is more safe from key loggers. it integrates well with the fingerprint reader so you don't have to put in a master password (like what you have to do for FF's own password manager). I've never had to put a master password into FF. I agree with the idea that CSS could be beneficial, but the le...
by novasource
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: How to disable forward and back buttons near arrow keys
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

rkawakami wrote:Dug this out of the archives:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?p=3567

Maybe that might help?
Thanks! I had previously dug around the Keyboard Customizer Utility but never found a solution. Who would have thought the Key Sensitivity tab would have the answer!
by novasource
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: SD card reader use = mouse and audio pauses
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

The SD card reader ist connected via PCI. IBM/Lenovo choose to use a very cheap controller chip. Accessing the reader blocks access to all other PCI devices like audio. On top of that, the CPU has to do most of the I/O to/from the reader. Did Lenovo use a better controller in later laptops? I was u...
by novasource
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Difference between X60 and X60s
Replies: 15
Views: 3912

gunston wrote:X60s, not ready for Vista compare to X61s.
That's funny, I run Vista just fine on my X60 (not s).
by novasource
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: How to disable forward and back buttons near arrow keys
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

How to disable forward and back buttons near arrow keys

To the left and right of my up arrow key are two keys that appear to work like browser forward and back buttons. I would like to disable these. I've had a few occasions where I was typing something into a browser form and lost all my data because I inadvertently pressed these buttons. It's worst whe...
by novasource
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Screen resolution change after sleep
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

novasource wrote:
novasource wrote:
Not sure if there is any relation, but I no longer have the problem where the monitor fails to turn on when I resume from sleep.
by novasource
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad/Thinkvantge stuff slows the most?
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Trekk69 wrote:I'll have to agree with novasource that my boot time has also increased.
I hope you meant reduced? :-)

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