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by cadillacmike68
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Cannot install windows
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Re: Cannot install windows

Pressing F5 or F8 when starting (I can never remember which) should allow you to load in safe mode.
by cadillacmike68
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Which battery sits flush with 15" T60 / T60p case?
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: Which battery sits flush with 15" T60 / T60p case?

Yes. Early 14" widescreens had only flush 4-cells. This includes the Z60t/Z61t (Z6x 4-cell battery) and 14" wide T61/R61/T400/R400 (T/R 14W 4-cell battery). Since the T410 series, the design changed and once again they have flush 6-cells. Good trivia - thank you. Surprisingly difficult to find this...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: t61 predicament
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: t61 predicament

You could have just said "grain" originally. :P

Gets me thinking of KJI who absolutely had to have all his rice of uniform grain size, while the rest of nK population was starving.
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60 Motherboard Swap OK?
Replies: 17
Views: 2093

Re: Thinkpad T60 Motherboard Swap OK?

Nightninja, What the experts here are politely trying to say is that you are getting in Way over your head. I don't even want to mess with pinmods and I'm pretty adept. But if you want to try it, there are a couple of threads that go into great detail. You Cannot do this with just the Middleton BIOS...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Dead T61 w/Nvidia 140M? Here's an option. *PICS*
Replies: 71
Views: 55529

Re: Dead T61 w/Nvidia 140M? Here's an option. *PICS*

I've read this thread over a couple times and this caught my eye: for those having problems with connecting external video card via the advanced dock, please be aware that those may give problems if your laptop is having more than 2GB or RAM. So if you experience beeps at boot up (1-long + 2-short b...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: One last possible performance upgrade T61 RAM?
Replies: 13
Views: 2668

Re: One last possible performance upgrade T61 RAM?

That's still too high priced. You can get it on fleabay for between $70-90. I just bought some.
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Which battery sits flush with 15" T60 / T60p case?
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: Which battery sits flush with 15" T60 / T60p case?

I think both the 4 and 6 cell batts will fit flush.
by cadillacmike68
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: [Solved] T61 8898-AGM Fan replaced now it blue screens when starting Win7
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: [Solved] T61 8898-AGM Fan replaced now it blue screens when starting Win7

Update. I examined the dead Kingston module and noticed that one of the chips has a dent in it. Yes, a dent. Looking down the dented chip I can see hat it's actually bent in far enough to mess up internal chip circuits. It either got there from the fan / heatsink or too much thumb pressure when inse...
by cadillacmike68
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: t61 predicament
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: t61 predicament

That CPU is not suited for the T61. For faster CPU it needs these: T8100, T8300, T9300 (best value), T9500 or X9000 (exaggerated). And do NOT apply more than a rice-corn size of thermal paste on the CPU, spread that evenly to cover the whole CPU-surface. OK, what is a "rice corn sized" amount, a si...
by cadillacmike68
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: t61 predicament
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: t61 predicament

I originally thought that the T9400 CPU was T61 compatible - because it was in between T9300 and T9500 which are both T61 CPUs, but no that one has the faster FSB and is for T500s, etc. I'm glad I didn't buy any for my T61s!
by cadillacmike68
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Lenovo Updater
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Lenovo Updater

On my T60P the driver that is installed for the ATI 5200 is 8.56.1.0.0, , whereas the current ATI/AMD driver appears to be 9.12 / 8.681.0.0000. Is this what other T60P users running Windows 7 have installed? If so, is there a download package which includes the Catalyst Control Center? My concern a...
by cadillacmike68
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Lenovo Updater
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Lenovo Updater

I haven't had a problem with GPU updates, but I'm not as active with the machines as some others. I kind of get my systems where I want them, and leave them alone. Not everyone considers the system updater bloatware, but some do. I have Lenovo System Update and the Thinkvantage toolbox, plus the Pow...
by cadillacmike68
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Mobo 44C3924 CPU compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: Mobo 44C3924 CPU compatibility

Me and my fat fingers! I'll fix the error on my post.
by cadillacmike68
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Finding a high resolution T61 with intel graphics?
Replies: 18
Views: 3342

Re: Finding a high resolution T61 with intel graphics?

That's a 'native' Merom mobo. If you ever need it, you must put in a Merom CPU (T7100/T7300/T7500 etc) first, then apply Middleton BIOS. Only then can you put in a Penryn CPU. The vendor did that for me (nice fellow), so I Should be good to go with it. But maybe I'll put the highsun BIOS on it to t...
by cadillacmike68
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Mobo 44C3924 CPU compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: Mobo 44C3924 CPU compatibility

They are the ones I bought from TuuS. FRU 44C3924, listed on the boardroom page.
by cadillacmike68
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

Re: Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod

Of course, and its the T8300 one that I don't want to experiment on first since it has a good date GPU. What about SLIC 2.1 for automatic Win 7 activation with lenovo discs? I was able to get part or the German page translated and saw this: Meanwhile, a whole lot of Mod BIOS versions of highsun are ...
by cadillacmike68
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Parts interchangeability b/w T500 & T61 15in WS
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Parts interchangeability b/w T500 & T61 15in WS

Thanks George,

The T500 CPU s must have the higher FSB that everyone is talking about. I'll stay away from them. Fans look Very close I have both out and the fit is almost exact while the screw holes Are Exactly the same.
by cadillacmike68
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

Re: Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod

Thanks, I Only plan on using T9300 and T9500 CPUs. I already have 6 of them. I have 3 T61s with nvidia and 1 T61p. Three of these currently have T7000 series CPUs -Merom and I read that the BIOS mod makes these CPUs unusable. Is that still the case? Here are the systems: T61 14" 4:3 8889-CTO T7500 2...
by cadillacmike68
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad)
Replies: 281
Views: 167225

Re: Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad)

OK, for those of us who ONLY want to undervolt the nvidia GPU a bit to keep it running a bit cooler (and help keep it from failing if it's an older "bad date" nvidia, or even to not overstress a "good date" GPU): What do we need? Is the highsun BIOS ONLY for 4:3 T61Ps or will it work for ALL T61s or...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

Re: Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod

Thanks, That's well written. But where do I find it (highsun BIOS)?? That 10 page "install a 1066MHZ frontside bus" thread is 10 pages long with no clear indication as to where the BIOS file is... In contrast the thinkwiki and several other sites prominently list the files for the Middleton BIOS. I ...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

Re: Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod

OK, but what SW to use? I used to overclock my old tower Pentium system, but that was years ago. Right now that thing is a telephone stand. I do have a couple T500s that I bought as well as some "test" T61s with the nvidia GPU with "bad" dates (as per the system mfr dates on the bottom of the ThinkP...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Mobo 44C3924 CPU compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Mobo 44C3924 CPU compatibility

Can one install a Penryn CPU in a FRU 44C39 2 4 systemboard directly without getting the thermal sense error, or will one have to put in a Merom CPU first, flash the BIOS with Middleton's (possibly having to bring the BIOS up to Lenovo 2.29 first) and Then put in the Penryn CPU? Typo fixed. I origin...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

Undervolting a T61 nvidia GPU without a BIOS mod

Is it possible to undervolt the nvidia GPU in a T61 / T61p without a BIOS mod? What about the main CPU in any T61? If not, is the only option the highsun BIOS, and what are the pitfalls of that BIOS vs Middleton's? I.e, what would I lose and does it make anything worse and does it require any physic...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T61p upgrades
Replies: 24
Views: 3677

Re: Thinkpad T61p upgrades

Whoa!!!!!

Look on the bottom for the MTM! :P

The R can also mean Repair, so a bricked mobo could be considered to be FUBAR'd.
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Finding a high resolution T61 with intel graphics?
Replies: 18
Views: 3342

Re: Finding a high resolution T61 with intel graphics?

Both of them had the same problem. The 14.1" 4:3 T61 NVS140M was fixed around August 2008, and new ones are available from TuuS (search the forum). Never seen a "fixed" FX570M. I have a T61p replacement board with a G84 GPU dated Feb 2011 that I got from someone here, so they must have existed, but...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Finding a high resolution T61 with intel graphics?
Replies: 18
Views: 3342

Re: Finding a high resolution T61 with intel graphics?

Hmm, interesting. Do you know what determines the resolution? The Chipset or the display? Will the system just display the highest resolution that the LCD panel can support? (i.e. The LCD telling the chipset via ID what resolution it natively supports?) I found a T61 Type 6464, that has intel graph...
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T61p upgrades
Replies: 24
Views: 3677

Re: Thinkpad T61p upgrades

Did you mean bricked instead of locked? Locked usually means a lost PW, while bricked is what I recently did to a T500 while attempting a BIOS flash... AKA FUBAR'd :evil:
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Parts interchangeability b/w T500 & T61 15in WS
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Parts interchangeability b/w T500 & T61 15in WS

Hi, I know that the batteries, chargers & CPU (mostly) are interchangeable, but the fans, at least the nvdia GPU T61 fans, look very similar as do the palmrests. What else will interchange? I know the memory will not.
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Interchangeability of fingerprint scanners.
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: Interchangeability of fingerprint scanners.

I think that's where "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot". But the song title is yellow banana or something like that.
by cadillacmike68
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SOLVED - T500 Won't Post - Flashing battery light
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: T500 Won't Post - Flashing battery light

Is Lenovo using the lights as diagnostic indicators now? If so, take a look at the HMM, and that might help you zero in.

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