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by wujstefan
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 new to Cormor99
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: T430 new to Cormor99

What about Lenovo software? Anyone use it? Or is it just bloatware? I like the idea of mfg software keeping my machine up-to-date (e.g., drivers) but none of them I've tried in the past have been anywhere near stellar. Never tried the Lenovo stuff (e.g., vantage). Yup! Lenovo Vantage lets you set u...
by wujstefan
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo Z61t vs. Lenovo 3000 N100
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Lenovo Z61t vs. Lenovo 3000 N100

They are an ugly silver/gray, heavy, awkward to handle, have a lousy keyboard, only XGA screen, no replacement battery to be found anywhere. In other words: a heap of s hite, as we Irish call it. I'll sign that. Z61t is a masterpiece of thinkpad engineering. One of my personal favourite unit. I tak...
by wujstefan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

Re: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?

I don't understand what you wanted to say Can you please rephrase? I would also like to understand this as I'm thinking of mods to my Frankenpad. Replying so I can receive notifications. OK I think I found the thread. You need to dig in a bit. https://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/172581-Anleitung-FSB-...
by wujstefan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T430s w/FHD IPS screen OR just the lid
Replies: 0
Views: 327

FS: T430s w/FHD IPS screen OR just the lid

The title gives some general idea, now for the details: - no flickering or any issues with AUO B140HAN01.3 screen (99% sRGB coverage) - i5-3320m unit - Intel HD4000 - no RAM - no HDD/SSD - no keyboard or a poor keyboard of some type - Intel 6205 WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n - new genuine battery (main) + opt...
by wujstefan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

Re: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?

If I can add my $0,02 of experience as well: There is a trend to undervolt those GPUs. The truth is that the gain (couple of degrees less, 10-15% lower power consumption) actually kills the biggest - and safe - feature those GPUs offer - ability to overclock with stock voltage. Whether the voltage k...
by wujstefan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

Re: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?

ok, this is exactly what I am interested in. I dont care for FSB 1066, all I want is a quad core with minimum hardware modding required, soldering for me is out the window. By without the pin mod , you mean no need for the isolation of the 5 pins on the quad core cpu? or are you talking about the c...
by wujstefan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

Re: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?

Hello.

You can run your quadcores without pinmods, but they will work on 800FXB instead of 1066 - and this will result in lower clocks. Q9100 will work on 1.7GHz instead of 2.26GHz, for instance.
by wujstefan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Now I can confirm it really does exist - revised T61p motherboard!
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Now I can confirm it really does exist - revised T61p motherboard!

axur-delmeria wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:49 am
I can almost hear the choir singing Hallelujah ~! :lol:

Great find. :D
Thanks. For the moment I felt like a child on Christmas.
RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:53 am
Great find!
Is that really an FX570M on a 44C3931 native Penryn motherboard?
Thanks! I'm positive on that - 44C3931, native Penryn, fx570m - loaded.
by wujstefan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Wanted: Ultrabay 2000 floppy disk drive
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Wanted: Ultrabay 2000 floppy disk drive

Should have one, along with A21p. PM me for details.
by wujstefan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Now I can confirm it really does exist - revised T61p motherboard!
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Now I can confirm it really does exist - revised T61p motherboard!

I was hunting for parts for my T61p project as well as for some extras for another user here. Chassis, heatsink, LCD cable and inverter were actually what I needed. I was able to get a "damaged" 16:10 unit with poor plastics, production date of February '08 and reasonable specs (2gigs of RAM, WUXGA,...
by wujstefan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

Re: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?

Well it actually would nerf anyway low clocks of quadcores possible to install into this system.
by wujstefan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T9300, T9500, other parts
Replies: 18
Views: 3326

Re: FS: genuine batteries and parts

DaKKS wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:57 am
Got a good 9 cell battery for a T430?
Nope!
Only one for T430s
by wujstefan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 421
Views: 211930

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Well I own a nice and large forest, inaccessible with car, couple of km out from any road. Maybe it is the time to build a small, wooden hut over there. While Poland is inside EU we fortunately do not have this kind of trouble. The country's poor, not much tolerant, and the government is highly cons...
by wujstefan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 /p8400 64 bit w10 switchable -----
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: T400 /p8400 64 bit w10 switchable -----

This is just the well-known issue with 3470.

Dump W10, install Linux / W7, everything will work just fine.

Dusting is always a good thing anyway ;)
by wujstefan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T430 power supply & cord - Corvallis, OR, USA
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: WTB: T430 power supply & cord - Corvallis, OR, USA

These are just the same as from T6x, T500, T510, T520, T530 and the whole family.
by wujstefan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Keyboard backlight T61
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Keyboard backlight T61

Nope, not this type of keyboard.
I remember seeing a failed effort to install one somewhere on the Chineese forum.

I guess this is a "dreamt feature"? :)
by wujstefan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Is it worth repairing my X220 anymore? Only 1USB port half works, thats the main issue.. plus the others

If the easiest solution is a new motherboard, and I need a new casing and screen, I'm kinda at the point where I'm pushing it a bit to get it back to a good daily laptop. Also mine is an i7 which would I expect is more expensive. Thanks for your replies though Well it's a mater of nostalgia. I'd pe...
by wujstefan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My workbench desk setup
Replies: 0
Views: 135

My workbench desk setup

Well this is the thing that evolved over time :D A part of my workbench - there is a 3D printer more to the left, and a grinder at my back. T430s FHD-modded plugged on the dock + 24" thinkvision with WUXGA IPS + external USB keyboard. Plus eGPU w/GTX 960 plugged when demanding a larger graphics kick...
by wujstefan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FT/FS: X201s (5143-28U) for a larger ThinkPad or $150
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: FT/FS: X201s (5143-28U) for a larger ThinkPad or $150

If only the pond doesn't block the transit I'd happily trade one of my T61ps for this one :)
by wujstefan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i motherboard can't handle Penryn?
Replies: 25
Views: 9053

Re: R61i motherboard can't handle Penryn?

what do you mean better quality? the R series was a lower end series, lower than the T series at least. That was the idea at the time, yes. But the reality is that I'd much rather have a 15" 4:3 R60/61 as a modding platform than a T60. The only weak spot of the R series is cooling and that's a fair...
by wujstefan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p display panel issues
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: A31p display panel issues

Well you can go for a SHARP UXGa panel from Dell - I'm happy how it works and how it looks... and what it costs actually :) I was also able to install both ID-Tech IPS UXGA from T43p and Hydis Led UXGA into it, but these are more expensive options. Sharp will hit you ~$30-35 I guess. And it's a very...
by wujstefan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Classic Thinkpad Tour - Featuring: A31p, X32
Replies: 20
Views: 15355

Re: Classic Thinkpad Tour - Featuring: A31p, X32

Ah, those two units are in my personal favourite list of ten (and pretty high too!). I do have two seriously modded A31p's, but no X32 :( I mean... actually I have one, but lend it to my dad to never get it back - he just refuses to give it back :) still on its best legs with car diagnosis. Generall...
by wujstefan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: W500 to T430 upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: W500 to T430 upgrade?

Question is, have you thought of installing a Core 2 Extreme X9100 into your W500? +1. X9100 is cheap, and could easily hit 4Ghz barrier when overclocked. Absolutely. I myself went from T500 to T430. Speed, graphic processing, portability, durability feel, and battery life are all improved. The T43...
by wujstefan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s issues
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: T430s issues

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:16 am
For 1: no idea, or is that W10? If so, dump for something better.
Yup! :)
RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:16 am
For 2: remove the keyboard connector, clean both socket and plug and reseat it.
Pretty close to "bingo" - after inspecting the connector I must say it's a bit damaged, mobo-side.
by wujstefan
Fri May 31, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s issues
Replies: 2
Views: 475

T430s issues

Hello, I'm having two issues with my T430s and would like to ask around to see if this is common. 1. The laptop randomly hibernates when under load. Temps are OK, batteries are both fine. 2. I have swapped non-backlit KB for a backlit one. However, keyboard backlight does not work. Keyboard illumina...
by wujstefan
Wed May 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Trackpoint nubs/caps - cat tongue, genuine
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: FS: Trackpoint nubs/caps - cat tongue, genuine

Well, this is something that figures!

On the other hand, HP 8740w and the line accepts those nubs. Never checked that on older units, however. Z-books do not accept those anyway.
by wujstefan
Wed May 29, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Batteries for the T60 and T61 series, types and availability

Still got couple of 9-cells and 6-cells; actually both Sony, Panasonic and Sanyo are very decent batteries. My main batt sports 51/56Wh with over 400 charge cycles.
by wujstefan
Tue May 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Parts for 600E and maybe a Thinkpad T20/21/22
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: WTB: Parts for 600E and maybe a Thinkpad T20/21/22

Hello from your neighbour ;)

I have both 600E w/german keyboard, T21, T22 and T23. I should have some of them with German-layout keyboard as well, and all that inexpensive :) Drop me a line via PM if interested.
by wujstefan
Tue May 28, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - various Thinkpad 600 and 365XD parts
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: WTB - various Thinkpad 600 and 365XD parts

Hello,

1: where are you from? :D It's hard to estimate reasonability of sending anything if not knowing your location.
2: I should have all 3 available.

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