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by jdrou
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Dell D420 vs. X6x
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Dell D420 vs. X6x

what about x60s/x61s? Don't they use the same ULV CPU like D420? s-versions and tablet versions used LV processors (15W/17W TDP vs. 9W/10W for ULV) except for one X60T submodel did use ULV Core Solo according to ThinkWiki. If you can get some sort of SSD that would probably make much more impact th...
by jdrou
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Dell D420 vs. X6x
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Dell D$20 vs. X6x

Compared with X60 (same generation) D420 would have lower CPU performance because of ULV processor and it uses a 1.8" PATA drive which limits your storage options. 1.8" spinning drives are normally only 4200rpm. X60 uses far more common 2.5" SATA drives. X61 would be even more powerful with 64-bit C...
by jdrou
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: I've been ADVENTUROUS and bought an unknown X60t!
Replies: 19
Views: 1186

Re: I've been silly and bought an unknown X60t

Regarding the thread title, not 'silly' but 'adventurous'.
by jdrou
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Internet Connection *PIC*
Replies: 158
Views: 28042

Re: My Internet Connection *PIC*

Yeah, some of those terms are annoying.
I don't understand why carriers don't want you using large amounts of data when you're paying by the GB. As long as the network is not congested it seems like they should encourage heavy use.
by jdrou
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

Err... at least 2 of our Win7 computers still cannot use Windows Update (stopped around the time of OP's post above)... "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." (We have double-checked and confirm that we did not...
by jdrou
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Internet Connection *PIC*
Replies: 158
Views: 28042

Re: My Internet Connection *PIC*

As far as I know, you can't get a data plan (mobile hotspot, not smartphone) from anyone that's pay-as-you-use-it. As I mentioned earlier in this thread (2+ years ago) there is Internet-on-the-Go (http://www.internet-go.com/ ) which works similar to TracFone; you buy X GB of data for a fixed cost a...
by jdrou
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Samsung SSD for T500
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Samsung SSD for T500

thinkpadcollection wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:18 pm
What more, I'm not happy about M.2 128GB SSD 2242 length prices
Yes unfortunately this formfactor seems to be ignored by the tier-1 manufacturers so the few companies that do make them can charge a lot more (and the smaller drives tend to be more expensive per GB too).
by jdrou
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Why can't Windows 10 be installed on an X41 Tablet?
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Why can't Windows 10 be installed on an X41 Tablet?

I will not risk doing 10 on 1st Gen i-core as well (no mouse except for external mouse). I've had no problems with trackpoint on my X201 or internal pointing devices on Precision M6500 with Windows 10. I don't use them heavily though so if it's an intermittent issue I might have just not noticed. I...
by jdrou
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Thoughts on the T440 and T450 quality
Replies: 46
Views: 47469

Re: Thoughts on the T440 and T450 quality

T440/T450 as well as X240/X250 Series are members of an 'elite' group that can have THREE storage drives ! Wonder if that also applies to T440p? Might buy one just to test it. That would make T440p a 4-drive unit comparable to Precision M6800 (except lower drive capacities). (Note my MSI GT72 can t...
by jdrou
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thoughts on the x240?
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: Thoughts on the x240?

Haswell is the first mobile CPU to significantly increase the battery life. Ivy Bridge and previous CPUs - you were lucky if you got 6 hours of battery life on a laptop. Post- Haswell the battery life runs north of double digits now. We all have Haswell to thank for that. If you're referring to the...
by jdrou
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240 Slic for W7 seems possible
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: X240 Slic for W7 seems possible

Kind of surprised it doesn't have SLIC 2.1 in BIOS already since Win 7 was still available as an option on the -x40 series. Certainly my T440p has it; I ordered it with Win 7 but I don't think that usually matters.
by jdrou
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: FYI? Non-booting USB 3.0 Flash drives on T60 planars
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: FYI? Non-booting USB 3.0 Flash drives on T60 planars

Not sure if this related or a separate issue... On machines with USB 3.0: Boot USB drives (e.g. Windows 7 Install) don't run correctly if you put load them up using a USB 3.0 port - it runs but then complains about missing drivers, and the drivers won't install even if you point to the correct dire...
by jdrou
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:10 am
And there is more: RSA Encryption has also become "crackable"
Or at least RSA as implemented using Infineon TPM chips.
by jdrou
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 3157

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

I have a dream ... The new Microsoft Suface Book 2 width 3:2 display und 15" with a Thinkpad keyboard ... https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/17/16481628/microsoft-surface-book-2-price-release-date-specs-availability-processor Would be my dream come true ... Leaving aside the keyboard, Surface Pro/Sur...
by jdrou
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 500 series Sata-II fix?
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Re: 500 series Sata-II fix?

Read the full thread that post was in:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... d-p/234741

The drives that were shipped with T400/T500 generation were only SATA I. The system supports SATA II speed.
by jdrou
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 193821

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

Ibthink wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:28 pm
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Nobody complained too much when LG did this
How come everyone complains about this with Dells XPS 13? Literally one of the biggest complaints about that machine.
I thought the complaint about XPS 13 was that the webcam is way over on the left side less than an inch from the edge.
by jdrou
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 500 series Sata-II fix?
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Re: 500 series Sata-II fix?

The *61 series had a SATA II controller which was limited to SATA I speed in BIOS. Pretty sure newer models are not throttled like that. How are you testing? Actual benchmarking with an SSD or just a report that says 'UDMA5'? Just to make sure, is the SATA controller set to AHCI mode in BIOS? UDMA5 ...
by jdrou
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Mobile data as main source of internet questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1202

Re: Mobile data as main source of internet questions

And tethering is a huge "no-no". I've had no issues with USB tethering/hotspot use from T-Mobile or Verizon in the last few years. Also have a MetroPCS phone I regularly use as a hotspot. I used a Verizon pre-paid tablet plan as my home internet for a couple of years. Certainly some plans from vari...
by jdrou
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: DirectX 10 support on X201?
Replies: 5
Views: 2376

Re: DirectX 10 support on X201?

"Running DirectX 11" doesn't mean having access to DX11 features. Same is true of DirectX 12. If you are running Windows 7 (or the right updates on Vista) you have DX11. The GPU in the X201 supports feature level 10_1 I believe. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff476876%28v=v...
by jdrou
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Uninstall non-existant power manager PWMTR64V.DLL?
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

Re: Uninstall non-existant power manager PWMTR64V.DLL?

hellosailor wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:54 pm
Is this the service described only as "Lenovo PM service" is the msconfig list of services? Manufacturer is shown as Lenovo, as opposed to the "Power Manager" shown to be from Microsoft.
It's shown as just "Power Manager Service" when running.
by jdrou
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Uninstall non-existant power manager PWMTR64V.DLL?
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

Re: Uninstall non-existant power manager PWMTR64V.DLL?

The actual service is probably PWMDBSVC.exe that is trying to load that DLL.
by jdrou
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 193821

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

IMHO, just IMHO, the obsession over aspect ratio (Not 16:9!!! Please Oh God not 16:9!!! Anything but 16:9!!!) in this thread has gone beyond lunacy. :??: Personally I don't care much about ratio, just vertical pixels. Anything less than 1000 feels cramped. 1280x1024, 1400x1050, 1680x1050, 1920x1080...
by jdrou
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 v X220
Replies: 17
Views: 2480

Re: X201 v X220

I believe Intel only supports 2x4GB on the 1st generation Core however quad-core workstations like W701 or Precision M6500 can use 4x8GB (and this was a shipped config from Dell at least). Note the dual-core versions can apparently only use 2x4GB @533MHz like the X201. I've tested a number of module...
by jdrou
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM
Replies: 11
Views: 1931

Re: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM

Lomax wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:23 am
indeed I sorely wish there was a Thinkpad in the "X" series which had a "UM" ("ultra low power") i7 CPU, but it seems no such beast exists.
All the newer X-series (starting with X240) use only "UM"-equivalent CPU (15W TDP). 25W-35W are not even options.
by jdrou
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Verifying VT-x (Intel virtualisation technology)
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: Verifying VT-x (Intel virtualisation technology)

If running Windows 8 Pro or later you may also need to disable Hyper-V.
by jdrou
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: VirtualBOX - cannot run 64-bit system
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: VirtualBOX - cannot run 64-bit system

What versions of Windows and VirtualBox?
by jdrou
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Best Solid State Hard Drive or Hybrid Hard Drive for X61 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 3044

Re: Best Solid State Hard Drive or Hybrid Hard Drive for X61 ?

As a related question, why would a manufacturer put NAND on a hard drive to speed up read write time and then reduce the speed that the hard drive spins from 7200 rpm to 5400 rpm? Seems at cross-purposes to me. Presumably they think that the large cache makes the speed of the underlying spinning di...
by jdrou
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 v X220
Replies: 17
Views: 2480

Re: X201 v X220

Well, the only advantages the X201 really has are screen resolution being 16:10 rather than 16:9 (and slightly more vertical pixels) and that it can take a 9.5mm drive rather than only 7mm. X220 has better CPU/GPU and optional USB 3.0, optional IPS screen, faster & higher-capacity memory, mSATA slot...
by jdrou
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: 17mm PATA SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: LF: 17mm PATA SSD

In the strictest sense I don't think anything like that exists. I think the general consensus is that the best way to get an SSD in a PATA machine is by using either PATA-mSATA adapber, PATA-M.2 SATA adapter, or PATA-CompactFlash adapter. The generally-available PATA SSDs are not well-regarded and I...
by jdrou
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Replacement for my x201
Replies: 12
Views: 2091

Re: Replacement for my x201

The X220 is . . . one of the last with a full-power cpu --- it's faster than many later laptops. Yes, only with the current Kaby Lake have the 15W CPUs used by newer 12" laptops finally beat the Sandy Bridge 35W in terms of clock speed (by a good margin too). The newer CPUs do supposedly do more wo...

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