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by storm-chaser
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

ajkula66 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:51 pm
storm-chaser wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:54 pm

So at 124kb, that would take what, another nanosecond or two to load?
You are missing the point, deliberately or not.

Rules are here to be obeyed, whether one agrees with them or not.
I was just highlighting the lunacy behind the rule, that's all.

My work here is done.
by storm-chaser
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

That "small" screenshot was 124.11 KB, well over the 50KB limit!
So at 124kb, that would take what, another nanosecond or two to load?
by storm-chaser
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

Did you actually get a warning for this? Because, being a mod, I can view your user record, and I see no warnings there at all. Do you mean that someone broke the tags on the 10 3000-something by 2000-something pictures that you posted, which break the page layout for every user? I don't think ther...
by storm-chaser
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

The fact that you've completely ignored everything I (and others) said about the Pictures forum (which exists for the sole purpose of people being able to post pics of anything they like without any archaic limitations) shows me that you are not trying to solve any practical problem, because there ...
by storm-chaser
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

You have absolutely no data to back up your 99% vs. 1% statement. That's why you might want to take a poll and find out what your membership base is all about, because clearly you do not have a clue either and I would estimate the real number is closer to ZERO percent. The rule hasn't been updated ...
by storm-chaser
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

Okay so that being said, what's the point? You make it difficult for 99% of the forum population for the unsubstantiated one percent who may have slow internet?! Apparently, the forum management doesn't listen to their membership base. Sad and unfortunate situation we find ourselves in. I will take ...
by storm-chaser
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

I must admit that I do not understand your rant.
My point was in explaining the irony of the situation we have here. Exactly what part are you not getting and perhaps I can break it down further for you?
by storm-chaser
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

Please forgive me for dragging you guys through this again and I understand its been rehashed many times before, but I have yet a few points Id like to raise with the community. And this is probably a fruitless endeavor on my behalf because it could be the year 2030 and I have a sneaking suspicion t...
by storm-chaser
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

Don't mind me, I'm just venting about this picture thing. Trying to wrap my head around this. Lets see: A multi-media device (computer) forum wherein multi media is essentially outlawed. So bizarre. The forum should be a medium for information transfer and knowledge gain. I'd encourage you to come u...
by storm-chaser
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 93
Views: 10659

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Might put the laptop in the freezer to see if I can TS bench @ 3.8Ghz LOLOLOL, ROFLMAO that would be cheating dude btw, I tested mine at 77 F room temp ROFLCOPTER but hey man anything I can do to reduce thermals is a good thing, IMO. I've used the freezer trick before to get a decent CPUz validatio...
by storm-chaser
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Is image-loading warning still enforced in the forum in 2019?

Ever heard the expression a picture is worth a thousand words? The rule is paradoxical. This is the only computer forum I am aware of that has a rule like this in place. Pictures and image posting are natural, especially when talking about new builds, screen grabs, etc. Computers are a multi media p...
by storm-chaser
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 93
Views: 10659

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Its well over 80*F here so I am rather limited by thermals at the moment.

When I get some cooler ambient temps I will try to get closer to your mark.

Might put the laptop in the freezer to see if I can TS bench @ 3.8Ghz
by storm-chaser
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 93
Views: 10659

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Yeah heat definitely plays a factor. As you can see I was right at the redline with that last run. Both cores were at or about 200*F for at least half a minute. Not something I want to do every day, but once in a while is alright.
by storm-chaser
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 93
Views: 10659

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Yes, I did another run just to check things out but it wasn't much different. Are you saying you have the same system running the benchmark in literally half the time? To be clear, you are using a T61p for this bench as well?

https://i.ibb.co/86yCpKQ/TS-bench.png
by storm-chaser
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 93
Views: 10659

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

TinkerMan wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:00 pm
storm-chaser wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:19 pm
so what was your best result in TS Bench with those settings? , I mean the multiplier set at 17 and voltage at 1.225
59.06 seconds
by storm-chaser
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: X9000 - is it worth it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1135

Re: X9000 - is it worth it?

Thanks everyone for the replies - I think I'm going to bite the bullet and invest the extra $ into an X9000. Once I have that and a W500 fan, and a new wireless card, I'll be all set for the ultimate retro ThinkPad! Just letting you know you might take some flack for calling it a "retro" ThinkPad. ...
by storm-chaser
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 93
Views: 10659

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Hey storm-chaser, That's one solid T61P build, nicely done. To me any computer that can run current software fluidly can not be called retro at all and i bet your T61p runs windows 10 just fine as it is nothing. The photos of the T61P in the album look like trash unfortunately, so you definitly hav...
by storm-chaser
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 93
Views: 10659

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

Its been well over a year since this project was born. I just wanted to provide a quick status update: -The T61p is still my go to laptop for most everything -X9000 is holding up just fine at 3.4Ghz -Heat is not an issue because I can control fan speed via TPFancontrol -Did a fresh install of Window...
by storm-chaser
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL500 Restoration Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: SL500 Restoration Blog

I know it's a cheap machine, but I've chosen to restore it for sentimental reasons. Once completed I will re-gift it back to my sister. One advantage I see of the SL 500 over the T61 is CPU installation. Very easy on the SL500, T61, not so much. I am thinking the P9700 is 28W, so it should do fine @...
by storm-chaser
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: My new T61P
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: My new T61P

Yeah, very cool project you've got going on here. That laptop is a perfect 10. Did you install XP in it because you want to preserve factory condition? Because Windows 10 runs fine on a T61p and gives you much more in the way of usability. Might I also recommend ThrottleStop and TPFanControl. Are yo...
by storm-chaser
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL500 Restoration Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: SL500 Restoration Blog

Also ordered up a genuine Lenovo battery and P9700 CPU in case the X9100 runs too hot.
by storm-chaser
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL510 Fails Memtest86 with 8gb
Replies: 9
Views: 6749

Re: SL510 Fails Memtest86 with 8gb

Is the memory functioning correctly when booted into windows or are you dealing with an unstable system?

Reason im asking is maybe you can leave it alone if it doesn't effect functionality.
by storm-chaser
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL500 Restoration Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

SL500 Restoration Blog

Just picked up a new laptop for my collection (sisters old laptop). This Lenovo SL500 Thinkpad is running a dual core P7350 CPU and clocks at a whopping 2.0Ghz right out of the gate. The laptop itself is fairly beat up but we have a plan in motion to restore it back to like new condition. And we won...
by storm-chaser
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Intel T9900 undervolting with pinmod
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

Re: Intel T9900 undervolting with pinmod

Have you tried ThrottleStop for voltage adjustments? I don't recall if that would work for undervolting, but it might be worth a shot.
by storm-chaser
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Battery Recommendations for T61p
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Battery Recommendations for T61p

My OEM battery has just recently given up the ghost. I see a number of replacement batteries on eBay, but I have my concerns that some of these may be bad and/or not up to OEM specifications. Especially the ones made overseas. Anyone have one they can recommend or advice on which ones to stay away f...
by storm-chaser
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: POLL: Classic Shell... Whos using it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

POLL: Classic Shell... Whos using it?

Classic Shell™ is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. The main features are: -Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins -Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned progr...
by storm-chaser
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 3477

Re: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)

Interesting. Where do I go about finding the magnet, and how does it work?
by storm-chaser
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 3477

Re: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)

It is truly incredible to see how well these machines perform almost 11 years on. Of course you have the obvious upgrades, x9000 and SSD come to mind, but it's a small price to pay for an authentic and vintage Lenovo experience. The T61 is my go-to laptop as well, and has been for more than a decade...
by storm-chaser
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 3477

Re: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)

I was able to undervolt the CPU a little further and I backed it down to 2.7Ghz... seems to help keep the GPU temps down slightly... so we are getting there - with the driver change video stuttering is down to a minimum. Just a shame there is no manual control for the fan. I'd like to set it at abou...
by storm-chaser
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 3477

Re: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)

Well under windows 7 nVidia Inspector works just fine. What are your temps? Do not expect the difference to be that spectacular. Good to know. GPU temps seem to parallel my CPU temps in most situations. For example, GPU idles around 55*C and ramps up to about 70-75*C under load. Just wondering what...

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