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by Worzyl
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Is it worth buying a Thinkpad?
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: Is it worth buying a Thinkpad?

I guess that all depends on what your going to use it for. I still have my T60p and it's one laptop I'll never get rid off as I plan to connect it to a couple of speakers and will use it for music. The only reason why I stopped using it is because it doesn't have the power to run the applications th...
by Worzyl
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Here's your Broadwell Thinkpad: W550s Are you dissapointed?
Replies: 29
Views: 84027

Re: Here's your Broadwell Thinkpad: W550s Are you dissapointed?

http://www.intel.com/newsroom/kits/computex/2015/pdfs/Computex2015-5th_Gen_Intel_Core-Xeon_FactSheet.pdf No "MQ" or "MX" parts, only "HQ" and no 57W TDP mobile parts. Unfortunately base speeds don't seem to be significantly better than Haswell but the new integrated GPUs are supposed to be much bet...
by Worzyl
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad or Clevo?
Replies: 13
Views: 3068

Re: Thinkpad or Clevo?

After much research and talk, it looks like I may have to opt for some sort of gaming laptop. I've narrowed it down to an Asus G501 with a 1080p screen. It's supposed to run cool and quiet so that I dont make people frown in the library.
by Worzyl
Sun May 31, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad or Clevo?
Replies: 13
Views: 3068

Re: Thinkpad or Clevo?

Thank you for the replies. I managed to find a recommended list of laptops on the autodesk site. http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/syscert?siteID=123112&id=18844534&results=1&stype=system&product_group=6&release=2016&os=131072&manuf=all&opt=1 If you scroll down, you can see that the W540 and W541...
by Worzyl
Sat May 30, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad or Clevo?
Replies: 13
Views: 3068

Re: Thinkpad or Clevo?

Been using my friends MSI GE620 DX and it runs super hot with the fans always on. I am guessing that the Dell and MSI maybe similar due to them both being quad core too.

I will have to do some more Clevo and W550 research.
by Worzyl
Fri May 29, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad or Clevo?
Replies: 13
Views: 3068

Thinkpad or Clevo?

Hi there, I wasn't to sure which category to post this question in, so please feel free to move it if necessary. I'm having to upgrade my T60p into something faster in order to run 3d animation programs. I have been looking at these 3 machines: Thinkpad W550 MSI WS60 Dell 3M800 All three of these ar...
by Worzyl
Wed May 27, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Here's your Broadwell Thinkpad: W550s Are you dissapointed?
Replies: 29
Views: 84027

Re: Here's your Broadwell Thinkpad: W550s Are you dissapointed?

I've been looking into both of these laptops as I travel quite a bit and need something lighter than the T60p I've been carrying. However, more importantly is that I need to upgrade to a new laptop due to the animation software I use such as 3Dsmax 2016 which doesn't run on my T60p(found that out af...
by Worzyl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

Aahh - I was hoping you was going for the DVI as I wanted to know the results as my current (very old) graphics card doesn't have DVI.:D Also - that monitor doesn't seem to overly heavy for it's specs: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/230552/Sony-Gdm-F520-Marketing.html?page=2#manual unlike mine htt...
by Worzyl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

Adda wrote:I just bought a Sony Multiscan GDM-F520!
What an excellent find! That monitor is pretty much the non widescreen version of mine. Will you purchase the DVI to BNC connectors for it?
by Worzyl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

Well, I wouldn't be able to watch that for long, I'd get dry eyes and feel kind of dizzy after a while, I'd prefer a TFT if I couldn't increase the refresh rate. Well - it's the standard XBOX 360 resolution. Even if I were to play it on a 120Hz, it would still only output at 60 Hz. Your probably th...
by Worzyl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

When I press the menu knob/button it says "45. 0Khz / 60Hz."
by Worzyl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

Being a PC only kind of person, I donno anything about scalers and such. I do know that all HDMI to VGA converters I have seen are limited to 1920x1080@60Hz max, or something like that, low horizontal refresh limit. Using a CRT at 60Hz is painful. Really?!? I use my XBOX 360 on my Sony fw900 and it...
by Worzyl
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

Those are some nice resolutions your monitor is sporting there. I notice that it also has a USB hub too. How are you getting 100Hz on1400x1050 as well as 170Hz on the 800x600? What graphics card are you using? The USB hub doesn't support USB 2.0 so it's not very useful, so I removed it (this monito...
by Worzyl
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

Those are some nice resolutions your monitor is sporting there. I notice that it also has a USB hub too.

How are you getting 100Hz on1400x1050 as well as 170Hz on the 800x600? What graphics card are you using?
by Worzyl
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

It's probably not possible to be honest. LCDs are a matrix of pixels, so they have one true resolution. CRTs consist of a phosphor surface that's scanned from behind by three electron beams, so really they have no fixed resolution. I've heard before that 1600x1200 LCD panels handle 800x600 well, si...
by Worzyl
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

In regard to losing contrast and other specs over time due to age; i'm not sure about other CRT's, but i know that this Sony can have it's specs reseted to get it back to normal by tweaking the options. What's nice about LCD is that they are more eco friendly when it comes to power consumption and r...
by Worzyl
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone still use a CRT monitor?
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Anyone still use a CRT monitor?

I own an IPS LCD; AOC 24 inch monitor with Onkyo Speakers and Miracast* and I also have a Sony 24 trinitron 16:10 widescreen CRT (gdm-fw900) that I paid £80 for. I really do like the CRT and it's nice to have a selection of different resolution running at 85hz, which makes it easy on the eyes. I als...
by Worzyl
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Cruel but funny!
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Cruel but funny!

It's amazing what people can composite these days!

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/03/03/a ... %E3%80%91/
by Worzyl
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 2400 MS-DOS games playable from browser
Replies: 2
Views: 986

2400 MS-DOS games playable from browser

Just posting this from another forum: "The Internet Archive has just archived 2400 MS-DOS games in a repository. All of these games are playable via stream in any browser with save / load options included. There are many highlights, what is yours?" https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_g...
by Worzyl
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Bedroom To Billions = Brilliant.
Replies: 0
Views: 801

Bedroom To Billions = Brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnIdkHIMbOQ I watched this a few days ago with a Q+A session with the directors, and Gary from Ocean Software and Jon Hare who created the Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder series. The interviewees are all pretty much in there 50's and 60's now(a sprinking of mid 40's...
by Worzyl
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 900 Arcade Games Free to Play Online on your browser!
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: 900 Arcade Games Free to Play Online on your browser!

I was hoping to see some Double Dragon, but it's not there.

However - they do have Yie Ar Kung Fu :D
by Worzyl
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?
Replies: 54
Views: 10413

Re: Smartphones : who has one ? Favorite OS ? Brand ?

I dont own any of the above brands. I own a Sonim XP5300 3G which I have owned and has taken a battering for over 2 years. The battery life lasts for over a week and it's dust/shock/water proof and has a rather loud ring tone. It also covers all of the GPRS/UMTS bands. It was rather expensive, but I...
by Worzyl
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD! My personal T601 QXGA FrankenPad, maxed-out, scary...
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

Re: FS: My personal T601 QXGA FrankenPad, maxed-out, scary..

What a fantastic and well modded machine. Unfortunately the QXGA screen would be too much of strain for my eyes.

May I ask why you are selling it?
by Worzyl
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 900 Arcade Games Free to Play Online on your browser!
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

900 Arcade Games Free to Play Online on your browser!

https://archive.org/details/internetarcade

Games from the 70's to the 90's!
Working fine on firefox on my T60p :D
by Worzyl
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: YouTube and NRK: flash-intensive applications w/ Core Duo
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Re: YouTube and NRK: flash-intensive applications w/ Core Du

I tried the NRK on my T60p (see specs below) and it seemed to play fine, but I did wonder about the quality of the video itself. There were some instances when the camera would pan and it looked a little choppy, like a Spectrum 48k video game scroll. It was hard to see if it was my computer or the v...
by Worzyl
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T540p / T440p / T440 Pictures
Replies: 32
Views: 13137

Re: T540p / T440p / T440 Pictures

This may be the first "Firsthand" thinkpad I wouldn't mind purchasing. The nueric keyboard and IPS is so tempting!
by Worzyl
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad)
Replies: 279
Views: 163479

Re: Successfully fitted 1066MHz FSB T9550 onto T61

2 questions:

1) Will we see an ATI T60p version of this?
2) Is it possible to mod to use the Ultrabay Plus *"Numeric Keypad"?


I've managed to view 1 picture so far, but most of the links dont work for me and keep crashing out...
by Worzyl
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD on T60 to run XP
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: SSD on T60 to run XP

I've been out of the loop in regards to SSD's, but I agree with the guys that installing a fast OS like XP, may not really be the best use of an SSD. I use a momentus XT hybrid drive which is part HDD and part SSD (SSD part is used for cache). As mine is no longer made, Seagate has released a new ve...
by Worzyl
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 3G SD CARD for T60p?
Replies: 2
Views: 554

3G SD CARD for T60p?

A new gadget that's an SD card that has the memory replaced with a 3G sim card instead. http://www.slashgear.com/huawei-ultrastick-sd-card-brings-3g-internet-to-laptops-04300280/ I guess that using the expresscard slot with one of these SD card readers would work: http://www.google.com/shopping/prod...

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