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by mariol90
Fri May 24, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61: actual heat measurements... and remedies (revised)
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Re: X61: actual heat measurements... and remedies (revised)

if you're using windows 7 (or possibly vista), go into the computer's power settings and change the wireless adapter settings to medium or maximum power savings. i felt like this helped a lot with heat issues. you can also go into device manager and reduce the transmit power of the wireless adapter.
by mariol90
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 tablet SXGA+ bubble timeline?
Replies: 13
Views: 4987

Re: X61 tablet SXGA+ bubble timeline?

It would seem temperature makes this stuff move. I have a few of these with SXGA+ screens and some completely randomly start bubbling. they all sit in a storage tote indoors unused so there's not really any heat, and three have developed a lot of bubbles over time from sitting. http://i7.photobucke...
by mariol90
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Vertical band on screen of T410s
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Vertical band on screen of T410s

There could be a loose cable or problem with the power brick. Try using your AC adapter from home when you're at work. Does the same thing happen in the BIOS?
by mariol90
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 CPU heat problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2780

Re: T400 CPU heat problems

it is odd, and i've been using one with windows 8 for the past few days, it hasn't had any problems at all. throttlestop is running and that may help. Have you tried setting the BIOS back to default? Does the shutdown occur in BIOS? Have you tried an alternative OS to see what happens? It seems it m...
by mariol90
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 CPU heat problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2780

Re: T400 CPU heat problems

I still haven't been able to figure this out. Some will work fine with throttlestop but others will shut off anyway, even if I'm just installing updates. The one I'm working on now shuts off sooner if the dedicated graphics are enabled and it gets hot.
by mariol90
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 CPU heat problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2780

Re: T400 CPU heat problems

I've never had this problem with any other T400 either, only this specific type (2767-A15) and manufacture date - late 2008/early 2009. All I can do for now is have throttlestop run on startup which is better than nothing. The computer seems to be fine with normal usage too.
by mariol90
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 CPU heat problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2780

Re: T400 CPU heat problems

Apparently it's not a heat issue, since throttlestop completely fixes the problem. It's something with how lenovo has their motherboard set to control the processor. It is odd that multiple computers have the same exact problem though.
by mariol90
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 CPU heat problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2780

T400 CPU heat problems

I have a bunch of T400 laptops that all have the same problem: the processor heats up extremely quickly, and it will either throttle or shut the computer off completely after a few seconds of high CPU load. These are all older T400s (dec. 2008 and jan. 2009) with T9400 CPUs and ATI switchable graphi...
by mariol90
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: NEW : ThinkVantage Active Protection System ((WEIRD))
Replies: 8
Views: 3099

Re: NEW : ThinkVantage Active Protection System ((WEIRD))

this is slightly off topic, but i find it interesting the V480 and V580 have the active protection system. maybe it'll move to all of lenovo's laptops eventually?
by mariol90
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61-14w screen resolution / graphics card combinations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: T61-14w screen resolution / graphics card combinations?

you can look through this: http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/ltwbook.pdf
7659-XAU and 7661-XAU have WXGA+ screens and intel graphics, so they do exist. there are more than the ones in this PDF too.
by mariol90
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Used T520 with frozen mouse cursor
Replies: 13
Views: 3511

Re: Used T520 with frozen mouse cursor

try unplugging and plugging in the touchpad connector. i assume not too much has changed in thinkpads recently so all you should have to do is unscrew a few screws from the bottom to remove the palm rest.

does the trackpoint work?
by mariol90
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [solved] Convertible Tablet Owners: Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3086

Re: [solved] Convertible Tablet Owners: Questions

Sounds like a good idea, but I'm really looking to be able to have a sort of all-in-one solution. Before I knew the GPU requirements, I figured the X230t would be even better, doubling as a tablet and having the same cpu, IPS, etc. I agree with you on the money too, it costs enough to be there.. :?...
by mariol90
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: [solved] Convertible Tablet Owners: Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3086

Re: [solved] Convertible Tablet Owners: Questions

if you have the budget, just get a laptop that meets those requirements and find a cheap X61t on ebay (there are tons all the time). I've been using tablet PCs for 4 years in school for engineering and would not go back to pencil and paper unless i needed to for a certain day or class. All in all, w...
by mariol90
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Wireless connections keeps cutting off
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Re: Wireless connections keeps cutting off

if you have access connections installed, there is a setting in the last tab (tools -> global settings) to disable the wireless when it's "inactive" but it could also shut it off randomly. uncheck the box and see if that fixes the problem.
by mariol90
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Opportunity to purchase T61, what to look out for?
Replies: 14
Views: 1945

Re: Opportunity to purchase T61, what to look out for?

mgb wrote:Also, any quick/inexpensive sources for a HD caddy?
might not be too "quick" but ebay should work. if you need covers they do bundle them together. just search "lenovo caddy" or something similar and sort by lowest price.
by mariol90
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Enhancing Intel graphics with dual RAM modules
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

Re: Enhancing Intel graphics with dual RAM modules

for AMD llano APUs, the difference is fairly significant: http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/641254-amd-llano-6620g-benchmarked-various-ram-configurations.html and here's some discussion for the HD 3000: http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/602919-kingston-hyperx-18...
by mariol90
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: Win7 x32 vs. x64 Performance on x100e L335
Replies: 4
Views: 3425

Re: Win7 x32 vs. x64 Performance on x100e L335

danieldavid wrote:Are the Win 7 32 Pro license and key valid for the 64 bit as well?
yes.
by mariol90
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: AMD "S1G4" Socket CPU
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: WTB: AMD Phenom II Dual-Core N620 or similar

any "Champlain" processor will work. the socket is S1G4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Phenom_microprocessors#.22Champlain.22_.2845_nm.2C_Quad-core.29 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Turion_microprocessors#.22Champlain.22_.2845_nm.29 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlo...
by mariol90
Wed May 30, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: how to tell if Middleton Bios was installed successfully?
Replies: 4
Views: 4857

Re: how to tell if Middleton Bios was installed successfully?

you can check for SLIC 2.1 with a program like AIDA64. if it says SLIC 2.0, then it's still on the lenovo BIOS. also if you have an SSD, run a benchmark (HD tune would work) and the speeds should be over 130 MB/s, assuming the SSD can read that quickly.
by mariol90
Wed May 30, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Battery issue with T61p
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: Battery issue with T61p

look at the battery details in lenovo power manager. it'll tell you if the battery is bad and can no longer be charged. it'll also say the manufacturer and cycle count (number of charges). if it's a sanyo from before 2010, they are basically all bad, and if it has over 250-300 cycles then the batter...
by mariol90
Wed May 30, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Typing this from the X230, Muahahaha..........(Pic)
Replies: 37
Views: 12883

Re: Typing this from the X230, Muahahaha..........(Pic)

wolfman wrote:
I'd really like to know the answer to this as well... thanks.
someone said the keyboard mappings are different so it wouldn't work.
by mariol90
Wed May 23, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Possible 16 Gig of RAM in w500?
Replies: 9
Views: 4320

Re: Possible 16 Gig of RAM in w500?

I'm 99% sure the max the W500 (and any _61 series) can use is 8GB.
by mariol90
Mon May 21, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 Intel GMA issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: W500 Intel GMA issue

this should help: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-74739&selectarea=SUPPORT&tempselected=5 i had the problem all the time with my hp tm2 (same intel graphics, and ATI dedicated graphics), and i don't think it ever happened on my W500 but i think i've always had VT-d disab...
by mariol90
Wed May 16, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Refurbished T61 what do you think? with warranty 2 years
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: Refurbished T61 what do you think? with warranty 2 years

ajkula66 wrote:The most important piece of puzzle is missing: Intel or nVidia?
I don't think that's as big of a deal if there is a warranty.
by mariol90
Sat May 12, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Upgrading x61t w/ xga screen and digitizer only to touch?
Replies: 13
Views: 4001

Re: Upgrading x61t w/ xga screen and digitizer only to touch?

you could probably swap the digitizer or whole screen with something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/13N7205-12-1-LCD-Digitizer-IBM-Lenovo-X60-X61-Tablet-13N7202-SU-1208E-01X-Touch-/160794635400?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item25701b6c88#ht_1169wt_1396 keep in mind that the X61 only had ...
by mariol90
Wed May 09, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Z60t no power
Replies: 4
Views: 2592

Re: Z60t no power

If that chip has a crater, you basically have to replace the entire motherboard. if you go this route, z60t (and z61t) motherboards can probably be found pretty cheap on ebay. I found a z61t with a cracked LCD a while ago for around $30 with shipping. the motherboard was fully functional and is now...
by mariol90
Tue May 08, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: New owner of X61 tablet
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: New owner of X61 tablet

I'd suggest using Lenovo system update if you're unsure which updates to install individually it makes the process easier. I would also suggest this. some drivers may not be picked up (mainly updates for the intel graphics), so look at the optional updates for windows update and check off a few of ...
by mariol90
Tue May 08, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS:W500/T500/T61 Intel WSXGA+, T400, X61t SXGA+, batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 5506

Re: FS: T500 WSXGA+, X61 SXGA+, batteries and more ThinkPads

Added a lot of stuff. Pictures are up for some computers.
by mariol90
Sat May 05, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: FRU # or Part # for LG WUXGA Screen for W500
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: FRU # or Part # for LG WUXGA Screen for W500

If you're still interested, the FRU appears to be 42T0361. I have a LG WUXGA panel in a T61p, with a model LP154WU1-TLB1. Lenovo's site is having some issues otherwise I'd look it up on there.

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