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by kimr
Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Replies: 1159
Views: 899339

All well here - T43 2668-94U. Really cool, so to speak!
by kimr
Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: NMI Parity Error...
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Nmi: parity error -> Broadcom ethernet

I just started getting this NMI a couple of weeks ago on a T43 that has been rock-solid since I got it in February. After removing extra memory, updating drivers, bios, etc, I finally noticed that after a crash, Window would detect the ethernet adapter (wired, not wireless) as a new device. I disabl...
by kimr
Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Bios 1.08 kills T43 fingerprint reader?
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Under the "Config" option in Bios 1.08 there are three new items: "Added new BIOS setup menu, to hide following internal communication device from Operating System. Bluetooth: Config -> Network -> Internal Bluetooth Device Modem: Config -> Modem -> Modem Device Infrared: Config -> Infrared -> Infrar...
by kimr
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Bios 1.08 kills T43 fingerprint reader?
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Fingerprint reader now working with bios 1.08

After sleeping on it, I remembered that one of the new features of bios 1.08 was the ability to disable bluetooth in the bios so the OS didn't see it. That's the one configuration option that I had changed before going back to 1.05. I decided I should re-enable bluetooth in case it was really the fi...
by kimr
Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Bios 1.08 kills T43 fingerprint reader?
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Bios 1.08 kills T43 fingerprint reader?

The Thinkpad software installer showed me that there was a new bios 1.08 for my T43 so I installed it. It didn't reboot itself, but after 10 minutes I cycled the power and it came up OK except that now it was prompting me for passwords instead of using the fingerprint reader. The XP fingerprint soft...
by kimr
Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: About to Order a T43 (9668-92U); Any Last Minute Advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

A couple of observations, just for completeness. 1) I have a 5400RPM 80Gb in my T40. I have a 7200 RPM 60Gb in my T43. The 5400 RPM drive has more vibration and is noisier than the 7200. It's also about 6 months older. 2) A coworker spent a few days analyzing how to best reduce disk usage in a 2GB T...
by kimr
Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: About to Order a T43 (9668-92U); Any Last Minute Advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

I have a 2668-94U (the same as yours but no DVD-burner and the 60GB 7200 RPM drive). I wouldn't have changed anything about mine. You'll eventually want to put a faster hard drive in, but the prices on those are coming down.
by kimr
Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: New T43 2668 97U
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Warning Will Robinson!

Windows XP activation gets confused and corrupts the boot activation check when you have two disks installed that both have XP boot partitions. I know for a fact this is true if you boot off the second hard drive. I've never tried it the other way around (booting off the primary hard drive when the ...
by kimr
Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T43 266885U Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3008

I ordered my T43 on Feb 24th and had it in my hot hands on April 2nd. It was sent 2-day express from Hong Kong. First availability date was Feb 26th, as I recall. When I ordered it I was told that it would be 4-6 week delivery, so they wildly overacheived in my experience. I've never used the ATI960...
by kimr
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T43 266885U Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3008

So why not get a T43 with the 7200 RPM drive? (like my model below). Answers: (1) Yes, the 7200 RPM drive makes the biggest difference in performance of any configurable option (except maybe a memory upgrade from 128MB or 256MB to 512MB). (2) No, the hard drive is customer replaceable. The new hard ...
by kimr
Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Need Advice guys - DXU vs a newer T43?
Replies: 7
Views: 985

No, you can't exchange the memory. The T42 uses PC2700 SODIMM, the T43 uses PC2-4200 SODIMM (where the "PC2" refers to it being DDR2 memory instead of DDR).
by kimr
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Need Advice guys - DXU vs a newer T43?
Replies: 7
Views: 985

I originally purchased a T42 DXU and ended up swapping it for the equivalent T43 (2668-94U). At the time the T43 (which added a fingerprint reader) was about $130 more than the DXU (EPP prices - your mileage may vary). The DXU has had a price decrease since then, so there may be a bigger price diffe...
by kimr
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Memory Upgrade for the new T43 (266884M)
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Yes, that's the correct part number, and matches the one that came with the T43. I had a T42 DXU that seemed sluggish with 512MB just launching apps. Upgrading to 1GB helped noticably. I returned the T42 for a T43 (which announced the day I ordered the T42). The T43 was noticibly faster launching ap...
by kimr
Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: FingerPrint Reader websites authentication
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Just to be clear, it only asks for the password on first use after standby or hibernate - after that it's happy with just the finger swipe. It's still a little weird since this is the only time I have to enter a password - power-on hard drive, windows logon, etc, works with just the finger swipe (an...
by kimr
Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: FingerPrint Reader websites authentication
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Yes, you can can use the fingerprint reader for accessing web sites, but I don't find it very satisfactory. Here's how it works: 1) Install Client Security Software with the Password Manager option. 2) This will leave you with a padlock icon in the system tray. 3) Password management only works with...
by kimr
Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: T43 NSC TPM device driver locks up system
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

With respect to CSS (Client Security Software) being installed in the preload, the answer is no, it isn't. There is a selection on the Program menu, but it's to install CSS. This may be because the security chip is disabled by default in the BIOS.
by kimr
Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: T43 NSC TPM device driver locks up system
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

Yes, I installed the T43 915 chipset drivers before cloning the disk image off the T40. The T43 device manager was showing everything working OK except the security chip, which I had disabled. The "60U" (7200rpm) hard drive in the T43 is brand new (2/05). I've reinstalled the preload and my apps and...
by kimr
Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: T43 NSC TPM device driver locks up system
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

Back to preload after all

I turned on the power-on password and "require password on return from standby" and everything went to heck - blue screen in ndis.sys entering standby, and then blue screen during XP boot. I've decided to go back to the preload and bite the bullet of reinstalling everything.

Kim
by kimr
Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Booting from your ultrabay
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Booting from your ultrabay

[quote="bencampmovim"]I'm getting the 2nd HDD adapter for the Ultrabay slot.. Does anyone know if it's possible to make that drive bootable?[/quote] While cloning the boot disk to an ultrabay disk I discovered that yes, you can boot from the ultrabay disk on a T40. You can set it in the boot order i...
by kimr
Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: T43 NSC TPM device driver locks up system
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

T43 NSC TPM device driver locks up system

I moved my Windows XP SP2 disk image from my old T40 to my new T43. I was able to install all of the T43 drivers except for the driver for the "NSC TPM Device" (National Semiconductor security chip). Whenever this driver (NscTpmDD.sys v. 1.18.0.6) loaded the system locked up and I had to power cycle...

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