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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: 600

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: 9
Views: 1238

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: 600

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: 5936

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: 600

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: 1199

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: 864

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: 6
Views: 533

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: 2504

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: 2504

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: 2504

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: 2504

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...
by storm-chaser
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Anyone using the new Vantage App (former Lenovo Companion) with your Middleton/T61
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: Anyone using the new Vantage App (former Lenovo Companion) with your Middleton/T61

I personally don't use the Vantage app and I don't think its compatible with windows 10, at least to my knowledge.

Just don't get any BIOS updates to keep your middleton BIOS as is.

Also, you have a T9300, you can use throttlestop to run dual IDA mode and lock it in at the 13.5 multi
by storm-chaser
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

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

Tried most of those programs and they don't run on Windows 10 at least.. I also think the T61p is totally locked out in terms of software changing the GPU voltage... Dump winbugs 10! Also if you don't mind 16:10 wide screen, get a W500 or W700 instead. 512MB/1GB vRAM is not enough but definitely mu...
by storm-chaser
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

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

Tried most of those programs and they don't run on Windows 10 at least.. I also think the T61p is totally locked out in terms of software changing the GPU voltage...
by storm-chaser
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

Thinkpad4by3

I "borrowed" your image and played the same trick on my friends over at the techpowerup forums, hope you don't mind since it was photoshopped anyway!


:mrgreen:
by storm-chaser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: BSOD during BIOS update with Highsun's modded BIOS
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: BSOD during BIOS update with Highsun's modded BIOS

Great information, thanks for posting.

Highsun's bios is going to be the next (and final) mod for my T61p.

I already use throttlestop to undervolt the CPU @ 2.8Ghz to 1.050 volts so temps are as low as I can get without undervolting the GPU.
by storm-chaser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

And with that we will close out the competition. Just not the same if we can't post even a small PNG file showing the AIDA64 results. Makes scoring the results laborious as well. Kinda sucks but we have to respect the site rules (great forum, btw)... thanks to all that participated and for thinkpad...
by storm-chaser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

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

Also, you might wanna consider disable powermizer using nvgputweak tool. powermizer was giving me troubles on my W701 I will add that to my short list... so far we have: -RivaTune -NVidia inspector -Trixx -nvgputweak tool I know we are reaching the limits on how these old machines can perform... bu...
by storm-chaser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

And with that we will close out the competition. Just not the same if we can't post even a small PNG file showing the AIDA64 results. Makes scoring the results laborious as well. Kinda sucks but we have to respect the site rules (great forum, btw)... thanks to all that participated and for thinkpad4...
by storm-chaser
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

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

Installed Windows 10 RS5 with Office 2019 and then I went ahead and installed the 8800 drivers. Better, much better. Streaming is near perfect. Thank you very much for the suggestion.

T61p is once again my daily driver! :mrgreen:
by storm-chaser
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

Toshiba Satellite A505D - stock setting

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by storm-chaser
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

:ROFL: You are definitely getting a win in my book, my friend... what a classic! We will get you added to the leaderboard shortly. EDIT: If you wish, go sign up on the techpowerup.com forum and submit that result (we have a concurrent benchmark running over there). That's definitely going to win yo...
by storm-chaser
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

Zach123 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:20 pm
storm-chaser wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:11 pm
:ROFL:

You are definitely getting a win in my book, my friend... what a classic! We will get you added to the leaderboard shortly.
Am I going to be added to the leaderboard?
Sorry I missed that, but we now have the leaderboard updated with your submission! Thanks again!
by storm-chaser
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

:ROFL: You are definitely getting a win in my book, my friend... what a classic! We will get you added to the leaderboard shortly. EDIT: If you wish, go sign up on the techpowerup.com forum and submit that result (we have a concurrent benchmark running over there). That's definitely going to win you...
by storm-chaser
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

Hey storm chaser I would submit one but my computer won't run AIDA64 correctly. Keeps telling me I need a better CPU, more RAM, a better graphics card, and a bigger hard disk. But I ran it on my IBM PC 5150...what's going on :? You need to disable user account control... I think that's got to be yo...
by storm-chaser
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

Zach123 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:54 pm
If you would like me to participate also, I would like to join in with my Dell Studio 1557 with a i7-720QM. I would use my ThinkPad R400 but, I don't have a X9100 in it right now.
Bring it on my friend, happy to have you submit a score!
by storm-chaser
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

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

Well, 15,4" at least packs 256Mb of VRAM. As for undervolting; try a different approach via RivaTune / NVidia inspector / Trixx. As for the heat, how bad is it? Mine is and was running just fine. Idles about 50*C but it will tend to spike a but if playing youtube videos. Still not bad at all, just ...
by storm-chaser
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Autumn Equinox AIDA64 Benchmark Competition [*PICS!*]

Is my machine not too out of place to participate in this competition? It is a heavy desklap with a bad graphics chip, and is running Windows 2000 Datacenter Server with Service Pack 4. The processor is a Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 'C' clocked at 3400MHz, with 2 sticks of DDR1-333 PC1-2700 CL2.5-3-3...
by storm-chaser
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Artifacts/distortion occasionally when playing youtube videos in HD (T61p)
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

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

Too late... however I have another SSD i will swap in eventually and try your fix... I assume you are talking about a t61p. fx570m is actually a nerfed 8800m GS :) Yes, I do mean T61p. To be honest I do not like this chip much. 35W power hog nerfed down to 128Mb is just not worth the effort. I was ...

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