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by QWERTY Andreas
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Quad Core
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

W500 Quad Core

Hi I just saw this topic, after investigating due to a Marketplace post; https://notabug.org/libreboot/libreboot/issues/340 It is now possible to install QuadCores into T400/T500TW500 following something akin to the procedure of installing it to a T61/p. These Thinkpads are dated, but this can possi...
by QWERTY Andreas
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Unconventional TP favorites?
Replies: 12
Views: 2051

Re: Unconventional TP favorites?

I am really happy with my Thinkpad Helix 2. Some good Things: It is a tablet, with pen support, which is perfect for studying and notetaking. Most convertibles are too thick when being on a table. It have a real keyboard dock, unlike the newer X1 tablet and Microsoft Surface tablets. I.e can be used...
by QWERTY Andreas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Starting from a specific CPU point (QX9300) I need build recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: Starting from a specific CPU point (QX9300) I need build recommendations

If you are into modding, do a T61 QC mod. It Works rather well (i have a T61p mobo with QX9300)
by QWERTY Andreas
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: The true size of 1920x1200
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: The true size of 1920x1200

Widescreen gives the option to view two full pages, side by side. That is something that shouldn't be underestimated by a lot of you - but is.
by QWERTY Andreas
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Still not using Smart touch screen devices
Replies: 33
Views: 6767

Re: Still not using Smart touch screen devices

This post is typer on a BB keyone. I currently have touchscreen on most of My devices; Phone; BB keyone Laptop; thinkpad helix 2 Tablet; thinkpad 8 (not used much these days) UMPC; GPD win However My desktop doesnt have a touchscreen - yet. The next screen Will be touch (probably a thinkvision t2364...
by QWERTY Andreas
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Thinkpad tablet dock disconnects when connected to power
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Thinkpad tablet dock disconnects when connected to power

Hi I just acquired a (used) Thinkpad tablet dock, for my helix 2. However, it disconnects everything when i connect a power plug - USB, HDMI etc. It doesn't matter if the power plug is connected to power - its simply plugging it in the dock, that causes this. I can charge the tablet with power conne...
by QWERTY Andreas
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you no longer own laptops?
Replies: 50
Views: 6384

Re: How many of you no longer own laptops?

I will not say im laptopless But i don't use a laptop very often, and when i do the trusty W500 is mostly sufficient. Otherwise im using a Lumia 950XL, a custom build dekstop and a GPD win UMPC. If i need to do compute heavy tasks, i can send a WOL signal to my desktop, and connect a bluetooth keybo...
by QWERTY Andreas
Mon May 01, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m
Replies: 25
Views: 6158

Re: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

Why only 6GB of RAM? Why not 8GB of RAM like other FrankenPads? Seems strange to boost the processor so much and not Max out the memory. What kind of Temperatures does this beast run at? When i built it 8GB was really, really expensive. And i don't need more than 6GB in a laptop, so i haven't had a...
by QWERTY Andreas
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: High efficiency GRAPHENE assisted cooling
Replies: 18
Views: 5776

Re: High efficiency GRAPHENE assisted cooling

I don't see how this will work. You are still reliant on the copper for the heattransfer, so it will effectively only work as "thermal paste". Thermal paste is there to close all the microscopic air gaps between the die and the heatsink. Graphene is not a fluid, so i dont see how it does that? If it...
by QWERTY Andreas
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: [T61] Anyone done the Core2Quad upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 4084

Re: [T61] Anyone done the Core2Quad upgrade?

I have done the Quadcore mod. With an aggressive fancurve, and heavy undervolting temps are totally under control. Performance is double that of the Core2Extreme X9000 i had before 8) I also have the F570m (post 08/08) in my unit, also undervolted - but still the best performer of the bunch. But i h...
by QWERTY Andreas
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: New forum for the 51nb machines
Replies: 4
Views: 2879

New forum for the 51nb machines

Hi
Just a short suggestion; Why not make a new sub-forum for the 51nb machines, to keep them seperated from the "OEM" thinkpads?

Just a regular subforum like the "legacy thinkpad forum".

All things that are relevant to them, are much different than the traditional thinkpads.

//Andreas
by QWERTY Andreas
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 51
Views: 9311

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

Im looking forward to have a new "up to date, pocketable computer": https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-laptop-fitting-in-your-pocket--2#/story Interesting concept, especially the mechanical keyboard. Unfortunately there is no mobile Internet connection. I have had it for some months now. I think ...
by QWERTY Andreas
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Choosing between a W701 and a T601f. Help required.
Replies: 16
Views: 5912

Re: Choosing between a W701 and a T601f. Help required.

A QX9300 T601 will be as fast as a 920XM 701 in some multicore applications. But it will be blown out in graphics performance, and single threaded.
by QWERTY Andreas
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The Newest GPD Pocket with Z8750 CPU Windows 10 System or Ubuntu 16.04
Replies: 12
Views: 3519

Re: The Newest GPD Pocket with Z8750 CPU Windows 10 System or Ubuntu 16.04

I have the "GPD win", which is their 5.5" game oriented windows device. I was pleasently suprised by the quality, keeping in mind it is a niche market AND the price is rather low at 299$ including shipping. However i think it is interesting to see a new breath of life to the UMPC market. Declared de...
by QWERTY Andreas
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m
Replies: 25
Views: 6158

Re: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

I'd make sweet love to this FrankenPad twice a day and thrice in the night.. the price kinda kills my libido though =[. I'm feeling cheap for trying to bargain because it definitely looks like you put a lot of love into it but still, any chance for a lower price? EDIT: are the pictures from the thr...
by QWERTY Andreas
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A new member to the "family" *PICS*
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: A new member to the "family" *PICS*

I just did some testning. Performance wise the GPU is in a 10% margin of my W500

That is impressive!
by QWERTY Andreas
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A new member to the "family" *PICS*
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

A new member to the "family" *PICS*

So i just thougth i would upload some pictures of my GPD win. Its not a thinkpad. Its a small UMPC oriented towards games. It features an Intel Atom X7 Z8700, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC storage. The display is 5.5" multitouch with 1280x720. Processorwise its around the same speed as the C2D T61 era TPs...
by QWERTY Andreas
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Modern Day PC110 Replacement??
Replies: 16
Views: 4232

Re: Modern Day PC110 Replacement??

I wonder where this computer will end up at. It looks like it could be cherished by the emulation Homebrew crowd. I wonder how well Nintendo will be with their Switch (previously known as the NX) gaming console. If there is enough fans for it, and demand, it may outweigh that system. I wonder if th...
by QWERTY Andreas
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Modern Day PC110 Replacement??
Replies: 16
Views: 4232

Re: Modern Day PC110 Replacement??

The whole idea smells a bit! http://www.gpd.hk/news.asp?id=1304&selectclassid=002002 They have their own website ( http://www.gdp.hk ) with their own production facilities. Why do they need this type of "sponsoring", are they that bad? I just recieved mine today. Im rather impressed by the quality,...
by QWERTY Andreas
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Poor T601f GPU performance
Replies: 8
Views: 3465

Re: Poor T601f GPU performance

bottlenecked by vRAM size. my FX570m scored ~12000 under maximum OC when I turned off AERO and degraded color depth, but it doesn't perform better than X3100 in daily usage ....no way you can get a Fx570m to score 12000 points in 3Dmark06, even thou you tweak it. Pics or it didnt happen ;) A standa...
by QWERTY Andreas
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m
Replies: 25
Views: 6158

Re: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

QWERTY Andreas wrote:One last bump.

Still for sale.

Still open for offers.
Or.. lets take another :)
by QWERTY Andreas
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 275975

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I just looked up the Yoga Book. OMG, it uses a virtual keyboard! This may be the ultimate example of a "useless laptop with beautiful screen"! Well... For some students it migth be a better solution to a daily driver than a regular laptop. However - I don't know if studying is considered "serious" ...
by QWERTY Andreas
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 51
Views: 9311

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

My current travel computer is my Thinkpad 8. Former have been a HTC shift, an OQO 01+ and a Fujitsu F-07C. All the formers became too slow for most tasks, unfortunatly... The Fujitsu can barely keep up for any work by today.. But it is by far my ligthest travelcomputer at 218 grams. So i still keep ...
by QWERTY Andreas
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: 15.4" WS T61P mobo in T60 14"? [PIC WARNING]
Replies: 30
Views: 11406

Re: 15.4" WS T61P mobo in T60 14"? [PIC WARNING]

Sorry to bump this thread, but I just did this mod and thought I'd share an alternative way to mount an ssd in the hdd bay area without needing to use the ultrabay and routing wires. I have thougth of this myself, but never did it. With this mod, it should be possible to put a SSD and a HDD in the ...
by QWERTY Andreas
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m
Replies: 25
Views: 6158

Re: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

One last bump.

Still for sale.

Still open for offers.
by QWERTY Andreas
Sun May 22, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 39375

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Why is it that in 99% of notebooks with top perfomance parts are destroyed by either a horrible name and/or terrible gaming/teen design? :lol: I re-stumpled upon the ZBook G3 review: http://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-ZBook-15-G3-Workstation-Review.162600.0.html $4500 gives you noisy rattling fans, FH...

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