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by netrunner
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Will a T520 heatsink fit in a T530?
Replies: 25
Views: 3929

Re: Will a T520 heatsink fit in a T530?

Hmm strange, I have my T510 setup with a Dell U2515 QHD monitor using a series 3 dock. I took it off the dock to pop the keyboard open and do a quick visual inspection of the heatsink mod and everything appears to be in order. The strange part was when I set everything up again the temps magically ...
by netrunner
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 weird heat issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: T420 weird heat issue

I use prime+furmark for ultimate stress test. For testing heavy load I use CS:GO - CPU usage ~70%, GPU usage ~95 %, which is a bit closer to normal life applications.
by netrunner
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 weird heat issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: T420 weird heat issue

Weird thing is, that the temperature raises for a week. When I performed a test (at least two hours) right after replacing thermal paste, all was just fine. In case of not sitting fant it would overheat right away, wouldn't it? I can try to replace the paste once again, but I doubt it will help.
by netrunner
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 weird heat issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

T420 weird heat issue

Hi, I have tried to replace thermal paste on my T420 several times. It's equiped with i5-2540M, only iGPU, 2x4 GB RAM, dock + dual display. Everytime I do so, I test my laptop. Right after replacement or next day is all right, CPU temp doesn't climb over 83 °C under heavy load with fan level 7 (~450...
by netrunner
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What's best LCD panel (WXGA+) for T410?
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Re: What's best LCD panel (WXGA+) for T410?

I used to have 1440x900 panel in my T410. It was pretty moderate one. But it was waaaay better then 1600x900 piece of crap in my current T420. But there is no beter alternative, you are limited to low res TN displays. And just a little advice for buying laptop - it is much easier and cheaper to find...
by netrunner
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T420 to T430 Drive Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 1687

Re: T420 to T430 Drive Swap

I strongy recommend NOT to do that. Switching HDD from T420 to T430 is the same as changing motherboard with new chipset and CPU in PC. If it would run, you will run into strange problems.

Only right solution is clean install. Sorry for that.
by netrunner
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: What Is Right Dock to Use With the T430?
Replies: 5
Views: 2390

Re: What Is Right Dock to Use With the T430?

All T/Wx10-x30 use same docks. There are available newer types of dock for x30 line with USB3, but they are backward compatible. So if you have dock for T420 you can use it for T430. Only issue will be that you will have USB3 only on laptop itself. Wattage doesn't depend on dock type. It depends cle...
by netrunner
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Why lenovo do not put Iris pro in Thinkpad T-series?
Replies: 4
Views: 4256

Re: Why lenovo do not put Iris pro in Thinkpad T-series?

IMHO there are more reasons. In HW matter - there is difference bewteen two chips producing some quantity of heat and one chip producing the same. Sure, ending with same radiator, but heatpipes are different. Lenovo would have to make more powerful heatpipes on CPU in all versions (more expensive) o...
by netrunner
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: [Recommend] Thinkpad W500 Ultrabay Caddy for SSD
Replies: 5
Views: 2920

Re: [Recommend] Thinkpad W500 Ultrabay Caddy for SSD

Be careful. There are several types of HDD caddy for Lenovo machines. First of all check connector on your DVD drive - there are two types, classic SATA and one flat something. You must have the same connector on HDD caddy, they are not interchangable. And second, measure your DVD drive. Lenovo made...
by netrunner
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Replies: 1166
Views: 931652

Re: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunn

I'm not troubadix, but I'll try to answer some of your questions. 1. You need to try which fan speeds are usable for your thinkpad. Every line has it's own (I think). It means, that fan speed 2 and 3 can be the same. Maybe it has something to do with binary numbers, where hw controller looks only on...
by netrunner
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Warranty Hassle
Replies: 23
Views: 4202

Re: Warranty Hassle

You have to find parts exactly for T420. T410 has different display size and ratio (16:10), so bezel is not compatible.
by netrunner
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 fan blades diameter
Replies: 0
Views: 450

T400 fan blades diameter

Hello,
I would like to ask owners of T400 to measure fan blades diameter and height. Is somebody willing to do that? Or directly, does anybody know, if blades from T400 are switchable for those from T410?

Thanks.
by netrunner
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Replies: 1166
Views: 931652

Re: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Keep shooting into the dark, it's worth it :) The .exe you have posted works perfectly, all sensors are OK in dock, temps readings are pretty same as in hwinfo64.
by netrunner
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad Utility Work Area
Topic: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel
Replies: 1166
Views: 931652

Re: Thinkpad Fan Noise Problem: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Hi troubadix, first let me say, that tpfancontrol is absolutely great utility. I'm using version .62 for some time and it works great, but it only shows CPU temp on my T410, although I have discrete nvidia chip. However it works fine. I was trying .63beta and it shows all sensors, including GPU. It ...
by netrunner
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 video issues (tearing, lagging...)
Replies: 0
Views: 727

T410 video issues (tearing, lagging...)

Hello, I have T410 with discrete graphics (NVS170M), CPU is i7-620M, 4GB RAM, Win 7 64bit. It is connected to the docking station with external monitor (1920x1200) via DVI. Now to the problem. When I try to play some HD video (sometimes even 720p!), i can see tearing - doesn't matter, if I use kmpla...
by netrunner
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 - displayport external monitor issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: T410 - displayport external monitor issue

You are right, switching to DVI solved the problem.
by netrunner
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 - displayport external monitor issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

T410 - displayport external monitor issue

Hello there, I have problem with my T410. I have connected external monitor (HP LP2475w) over displayport. Everything is all right until I wake up my NB from suspend. After I wake it up, I have to move mouse (or press some key) to get an image (like monitor was powered down). But then the image is c...

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