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by Quicklite
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P52 - delayed components?
Replies: 0
Views: 605

P52 - delayed components?

Hi guys,

Just curious. Any idea why the P3200 Quadro and 128GB memory have yet to show up on the online configurator? (think they're already available on the Dell 7530).

Thanks,
by Quicklite
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 dock plastic
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

W520 dock plastic

Hi guys, Got a W520 - it's working well. I've noticed that the dock plastic cover has broken at 2 places (so now both can move - instead of 1x moving bit to keep away the dusts). I don't think it would affect the dock operation (docking still works fine). Though just wondering, should I remove them ...
by Quicklite
Mon May 14, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 Palmrest
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: W530 Palmrest

Thanks - might consider grabbing one without the FP reader hole (won't need it really). Though the problem is those palmrests have the plastic holes / though no metal screw hole to secure the the fingerprint reader onto (can't have it loose inside).
by Quicklite
Mon May 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 Palmrest
Replies: 2
Views: 748

W530 Palmrest

Hi guys, Have an old W530 - looking to hand it over to a friend so they can do some admin stuff for me. :) Still a very good machine. One of the palmrest corner has a small plastic chip. Hope to fix it if there is a cheap way. When I do a parts lookup, the palmrest is: 04X4611 FRUPalmrest(w/FPRholen...
by Quicklite
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470s Query
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: T470s Query

Thanks for the reply - :) I imagine the internal is probably closer to T460S than the Kaby Lake T470S - might be a custom UK batch.

Shouldn't matter much - had to clean install Win 10, as the upgrade from Win 7 Pro was a bit laggy. Wonderful little machine. :D
by Quicklite
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470s Query
Replies: 3
Views: 960

T470s Query

Hi guys, Got a T470s for office work. It has a 6th Gen Core i7-6600U, it's a UK machine. I'm a bit curious about the spec - when I looked online - some T470s seem to be shown with the 7th gen processor (Lenovo shop site show this); yet when I looked in bios & on Lenovo's site for this serial number ...
by Quicklite
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How to see if T420 has dedicated GPU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: How to see if T420 has dedicated GPU?

It's a CTO custom built version.

Basically - under bios > display - there is only Thinkpad LCD - can't see any NV options.

When I try to install the driver via Lenovo site it tells me to restart as the installation starts?

Does that mean there might not be dGPU on this laptop?
by Quicklite
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How to see if T420 has dedicated GPU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

How to see if T420 has dedicated GPU?

Bought a T420 the seller said there was 4200M.

So far when I try to install NV driver - it says its not recognised.

I can only see integrated option in the device manager.

Is there a way to see for sure if there the machine has Nv graphics?
by Quicklite
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New TPs with Calpella
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: New TPs with Calpella

That was leaked a while ago... All we could realistically expect, is probably new CPU; other factors are uncertain at this time. I think we might see them using newer 4650/4670 GPU, in the T510; and at least a MR 4330, or MR 4530 in T400 if we are lucky. Its probably not going to have USB 3; but jus...
by Quicklite
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Completely Disappointed With My T400...sending it back.
Replies: 30
Views: 5422

Re: Completely Disappointed With My T400...sending it back.

I also considered the last gen Macbook 13, fairly a while ago; in the shop, with its screen next to a Macbook Pro, was just incomparable; the Pro looked so much better, and not washed out. Though the other day, had another look at the new MBP 13's screen, and it was actually pretty decent.
by Quicklite
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Got rid of my T400
Replies: 29
Views: 4713

Re: Got rid of my T400

The vertical resolution of 900 is okay, its just the laptop felt too wide, and not portable enough; I know the difference is merely 150 pixels, nevertheless its fairly noticeable in MS word, where the horizontal length is disproportional. Before getting T400, I never really minded the difference, bu...
by Quicklite
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Completely Disappointed With My T400...sending it back.
Replies: 30
Views: 5422

Re: Completely Disappointed With My T400...sending it back.

That the number of processes affects performance is a very popular myth. The number of processes affects memory, but has litttle impact on performance. I have 120 processes loaded and running in my Vista machine and it is as fast as greased lightning. One only has to understand what is being loaded...
by Quicklite
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Got rid of my T400
Replies: 29
Views: 4713

Got rid of my T400

I think thats the reason I've done it, its due to a bad combo of factors, both concerning the laptop, and other factors. Before I received it, I was asked to pay another 70 quid Uk tax... not that impressed, but nevertheless paid it. From the last few weeks, I've been working with both a T43p, and t...
by Quicklite
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Completely Disappointed With My T400...sending it back.
Replies: 30
Views: 5422

Re: Completely Disappointed With My T400...sending it back.

Well apart from the problem with the machine, it could been placebo effect... Sold my T400 off yesterday too... It seems having 88 processes at the startup tends to slow ppl down a bit... If you get a Thinkpad running vista, you neither need to tweak the OS to death, or clean install. Afterwards its...
by Quicklite
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: QX9300 (Quad 2.53) in W500 ?!
Replies: 12
Views: 5322

Re: QX9300 (Quad 2.53) in W500 ?!

If he's not the LegendaryKA8 from NBR... :mrgreen:

That said, the TDP of QX9300 is 45W, which is almost twice of P9x00 used in T500 - it might work, just not really well.
by Quicklite
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: anyone moved t4x-> t400
Replies: 19
Views: 2874

Re: anyone moved t4x-> t400

I went from basic T41> loaded T43P>basic T400

So far, its running by far cooler than T43p, generally is just much improved.
by Quicklite
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: ATI FireGL v5700 vs Nvidia fx Quadro 2700m ( Modding,Games)
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

Re: ATI FireGL v5700 vs Nvidia fx Quadro 2700m ( Modding,Games)

1. Not much better - extra memory makes little difference, in most games ; and even in the more memory intensive games, 3650 just isn't enough to make use of the extra memory to make drastic difference. It's the GPU core that makes the difference, not so much as the GPU RAM. 2.I hope I make this cle...
by Quicklite
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Overclocking ThinkPad W500
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: Overclocking ThinkPad W500

If OC'ing is your thing, I recommend a Sager 9280. It's a laptop that takes desktop i7 CPU. You can overclock the 3.33ghz i7 975 to 4Ghz via multiplier. The most you see with a T9900 would be 3.5 or 3.6 Ghz, assuming the laptop allows OC'ing. With HT built in, your OS would see 8 threads @ 4 Ghz.
by Quicklite
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Go for Core 2 Quad Q9000 2GHz or Core 2 Duo T9900 3.06GHz??
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Re: Go for Core 2 Quad Q9000 2GHz or Core 2 Duo T9900 3.06GHz??

I'd go with dual core. Q9000 is just too low end imo - where as T9900 would well last until proper quads become mainstream.
by Quicklite
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Overclocking ThinkPad W500
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: Overclocking ThinkPad W500

Thinkpads are business machines, which generally pride itself on stability. Overclocking doesn't exactly help with stability, as result, I highly doubt any Thinkpad would ever include OC'ing function in the bios. Isn't T9900 fast enough? :mrgreen:
by Quicklite
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New W700 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: New W700 ?

W710 is out in Feb/March next year, actual shipping would cause longer delay... It will be a directly updated model with probable support of forthcoming mobile i7 chip.

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by Quicklite
Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What SSD in T400s?
Replies: 13
Views: 4859

Re: What SSD in T400s?

Glad to help. :D
by Quicklite
Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What SSD in T400s?
Replies: 13
Views: 4859

Re: What SSD in T400s?

As far as I know, those are Toshiba parts, there is a chance it would be Samsung MLC. These Toshiba parts are custom made drives, based on revision B of the infamous Jmicron controller, but has 4x onboard cache (64kb), as well as custom made firmware, in comparison to the Jmicron based drives we kno...
by Quicklite
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Got a T400
Replies: 12
Views: 1874

Re: Got a T400

Can't wait until tomorrow..... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Edit.... errrrrr... waited all day, guess it will be monday then...
by Quicklite
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Got a T400
Replies: 12
Views: 1874

Re: Got a T400

Cough cough, is that legal? :mrgreen: it's not meant to be around until nearly November. :BAAAD!: So you decided to keep T400, and let R61 go? wouldn't blame you consider the extra warranty on T400. Three days no news, and suddenly the machine passed the custom, and is due here tomorrow. I don't qui...
by Quicklite
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400s pricing in UK...
Replies: 31
Views: 4119

Re: T400s pricing in UK...

Just had a look, and I'm susprised any UK buyer would directly purchase from them... :? Then again, it's mostly large corporate businesses would buy Thinkpads at their RRP.
by Quicklite
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Got a T400
Replies: 12
Views: 1874

Re: Got a T400

This is really a small world.... :mrgreen:

Might try W7 later on, but I'm sure Vista would run just fine - with tweaks here and there. :P not really wanting XP again.
by Quicklite
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrade to P9500
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Upgrade to P9500

Sure it would work, it's just you'll only get very marginal performance gains, despite paying for a brand new processor. Both CPUs have the TDP of 25W at full load, so there won't be overheating AFAIK. Gone to be very hard to notice the real world benefit - of 0.13 Ghz and 3mb extra cache. Unless yo...
by Quicklite
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400s - Intel 4500MHD doubts
Replies: 16
Views: 3600

Re: T400s - Intel 4500MHD doubts

Em...sorry to hijack the thread. My T400 will hopefully arrive by the end of the week.

Just wondering whether 4500 could handle CS 1.6 in OpenGL mode? :roll:
by Quicklite
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400S SSD full speed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: T400S SSD full speed?

Does the T400S deliver the full speed of SSDs? When used - as Primary drive (I believe yes) - as drive in ultrabay - on eSATA port - on eSATA port of the Mini Dock (Plus Series 3) In primary, it should be full speed. In ultrabay, I'm not sure, but I think the bridge slows the transfer down a bit Th...

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