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by AlphaKilo470
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Personal System 2 8550 50Z Processor upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: IBM Personal System 2 8550 50Z Processor upgrade

You're not going to get those Windows 3.1 floppies to boot because they don't have anything to boot on them. They just contain the install files for Windows 3.1. You still need an MS-DOS boot floppy. You will also need to first partition and format the hard drive and install MS-DOS. Here's a link to...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 14.1" T61 in T60 chassis Frankenpad
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: 14.1" T61 in T60 chassis Frankenpad

If you're really careful you should be able to swap the stickers inside the lid so the FrankenPad is correctly labeled as T61. That aside, I'd consider that a huge upgrade just based on looks; the T61's bezel is just plain ugly.
by AlphaKilo470
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Your dream keyboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Your dream keyboard?

Around the turn of the century, my late father gave me his old Northgate Omnikey Ultra which I believe used Alps Blue key switches. I'm split between that or the keyboard on the Amstrad PPC640 as the most comfortable keyboard I've ever used.
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T410 Days are far from over.
Replies: 24
Views: 2122

Re: T410 Days are far from over.

Nice looking computer. My late father purchased a refurbished T410 in 2014 and it's my mom's daily driver now. Also, I've been using Linux Mint since Fall of 2016 when I bought a T400 off eBay that had it preloaded. I decided I like the OS and now run it on most of my computers (though alongside Win...
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: What yo do with old T4X Machines.
Replies: 25
Views: 2580

Re: What yo do with old T4X Machines.

You could always use it as a terminal to RDP/VNC into a more powerful but less portable machine in your house. You might also find renewed functionality with some versions of Linux.
by AlphaKilo470
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 16gb RAM success stories? Will ECC (or "registered") work?
Replies: 23
Views: 2952

Re: T420 16gb RAM success stories? Will ECC (or "registered") work?

Late last year, I had a T420. I never ran it with 16gb but I did have one with 12gb RAM (4gb and 8gb chip in it) and it ran. They don't officially support 8gb chips simply because they weren't around yet when the T420 came out.
by AlphaKilo470
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Korean Speaking Members Help Request
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Korean Speaking Members Help Request

What exactly is the issue you are having? I know a Korean guy who works on older ThinkPads and a few who work on computers.It's a longshot but I could bring the issue up and ask one of them about it next time one of us are in a conversation.
by AlphaKilo470
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 45
Views: 2404

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

^Back in the mid-2000s when I was still new here, I regularly did that with ThinkPad 760s. I had even sold a few 760s in the marketplace here that were built from spare/leftover parts.
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 slots
Replies: 9
Views: 1136

Re: T420 slots

A thought I had was to stick an MSATA SSD in the slot on the bottom side of the computer. It will only run at SATA II but that's still sufficient to boot off of. Since the system is running off that, you can just keep a screwdriver and a collection of old SATA 2.5" drives handy and use them as secon...
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?

Funny enough, with a Dell laptop I had about a year ago, I did the opposite. I went from a T9600 to a P8400 in hopes of making the machine run cooler. If it made a difference, it wasn't obvious as the culprit was actually the nVidia Quadro chip it had and a heatsink that clogged easily and quick. Th...
by AlphaKilo470
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 45
Views: 2404

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

I have a ThinkPad 600X I picked up off eBay in 2010. However, it looks like absolute [censored] and when I say it's still functional, I mean so in the most remote and technical sense. At the beginning of April, 2012, it looked brand new having just had it's keyboard, lid, hinges and battery replaced...
by AlphaKilo470
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600

I think you missed the joke.
by AlphaKilo470
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What operatings systems are y'all using on your vintage ThinkPads?
Replies: 23
Views: 4280

Re: What operatings systems are y'all using on your vintage ThinkPads?

I have a 600X running Embedded POSReady 2009 and a T60 running Windows 7 Ultimate. Until sometime in January of this year, I had a T420 and a T400 both running Windows 10. I sold the T420 shortly after upgrading the screen on my Latitude E7250 from 1366x768 TN to 1080P IPS touchscreen and gave the T...
by AlphaKilo470
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you no longer own laptops?
Replies: 50
Views: 2694

Re: How many of you no longer own laptops?

The first laptop I ever owned was a ThinkPad 350C that was given to me while I was in 6th grade in 1998. Since then, I've always had to have a notebook handy. I have a pretty nice cell phone but I like having a keyboard and large screen. I don't think I could get along without a decent notebook. The...
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600

On that note, a 760XL probably performs better than a 760ED
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Rarest ThinkPad models
Replies: 18
Views: 25365

Re: Rarest ThinkPad models

I wonder how many G50s wound up being made... Japan only and if I'm not mistaken, the last ThinkPad to come standard with a floppy drive.

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:G50
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600

Is the 760LD are rare or worthful machine? Looking to get one at some point. Not particularly. The L and LD were marketed to schools and government agencies. They're pretty much de-tuned 760C/CDs with smaller displays that only ran at 640x480 and in lieu of the mWave audio/modem combo, they have an...
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got myself a ThinkPad 600E with broken hinges, can I repair old hinges instead of buying new ones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: Got myself a ThinkPad 600E with broken hinges, can I repair old hinges instead of buying new ones?

I noticed several months ago when I replaced the LCD panel on my Dell Latitude E7250 that it's hinges have a design really similar to what was used in the ThinkPad 600.
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600

As far as I know, the 755CX is the only member of the 755 series to support an 800x600 display. Also, FWIW, on the later PCI based 760s, you could replace the 800x600 display with a 1024x768 panel if you also replaced the video board with the appropriate part. That being said, you might be able to u...
by AlphaKilo470
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got myself a ThinkPad 600E with broken hinges, can I repair old hinges instead of buying new ones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: Got myself a ThinkPad 600E with broken hinges, can I repair old hinges instead of buying new ones?

A few years back, I tightened the hinges on a 600X and the more I used it, the tighter they got then they just snapped and now I can only use it if the lid is resting on the wall or some books.
by AlphaKilo470
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Got myself a ThinkPad 600E with broken hinges, can I repair old hinges instead of buying new ones?
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: Got myself a ThinkPad 600E with broken hinges, can I repair old hinges instead of buying new ones?

The hinges themselves have a bolt you can turn to tighten them. However, in my experience, that fix doesn't last and also, if you overtighten, you'll flat out break your hinges.
by AlphaKilo470
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 49
Views: 3529

Re: The official 755 Upgrade and general information Topic

FWIW, you can install a 760 series CD drive into a 755 (but a 755 CD drive won't work in a 760). If you get one of the newer 20x drives from towards the end of 760 production, you'll have faster read times and better luck with CD-Rs. Also, not totally relevant but if you have a Pentium version of th...
by AlphaKilo470
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: 760LD LCD 640x480 or 800x600

A few years ago I attached the 800x600 display from a ThinkPad 760E to a ThinkPad 760L. You'll get a picture but with some distortion and it won't be usable and you won't be able to use all of the pixels of the higher resolution display.
by AlphaKilo470
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Thrift store find
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Thrift store find

Yesterday I was at a thrift store and found this gigantic and quite ugly computer marked for $10. Naturally I had to look inside of it and when I saw it had a somewhat modern motherboard in it (just saw it had an LGA775 motherboard) I had to have it. When I got home, to my surprise, it had a Core 2 ...
by AlphaKilo470
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Happy (belated) Father's Day
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Happy (belated) Father's Day

Yesterday I was too busy to think about it but I'm off work today. Yesterday was my first father's day without a father. He passed back in January. To anyone who can, tell your dad you love him and at some point try to do something nice with him.
by AlphaKilo470
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 365 and 755 LCD Assembly Swap?
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: 365 and 755 LCD Assembly Swap?

A lot of the mid 90s models had similar parts but were just different enough to make parts swaps difficult. I know the 750s and 360s used the same parts but with different fittings. The 365 used the same shell as the 360 but with modifications. If you want to modernize a 360 or 750/755, your best be...
by AlphaKilo470
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Upgrading by downgrading...
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: Upgrading by downgrading...

With the Radeon, I run my screen at 1024x768 with 32-bit color and a 100mhz refresh rate. I ran the matrox at 1024x768 with 24-bit color and an 85mhz refresh rate. However, regardless of refresh rate, color depth and resolution, the age-old Matrox card looked significantly better than the Radeon.
by AlphaKilo470
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Look at how stupid we have become!
Replies: 24
Views: 1635

Re: Look at how stupid we have become!

He did a good job making sure I couldn't afford to sue him afterwords...

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