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by Eto
Sat May 26, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Ultra bay extra battery
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Re: Ultra bay extra battery

thanks for the replies, dr_st and thinktwinki
by Eto
Thu May 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Ultra bay extra battery
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Ultra bay extra battery

What ultrabay battery fits the thinkpad T510/W510?

Which of these, (if you know) is the correct part number? 45N1041, 51J0508, 57Y4536, 41U4890, 51J0507, 40Y6787

Also is it worth it as far as extended time/charge?
by Eto
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions

Will do, Jim's invite is always open!
by Eto
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions

grasshopper says thanks for the thinkpad cpu/ram education

If you and crux are ever in philly, cheesteaks are on me at Jims Steaks on south st!

http://www.jimssouthstreet.com
by Eto
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 88
Views: 12306

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

thank you for the info/pointers/link/definitions crux!

You're ever in philly, cheesteaks are on me at Jims Steaks on south st!

http://www.jimssouthstreet.com
by Eto
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 88
Views: 12306

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

I currently have 3 running FreeBSD, 2 OpenBSD and 1 Solaris. Unless you're familiar with UNIX none of them would fall into what I would consider the "ease and comfort" category, although I do have a tutorial on how to build a FreeBSD desktop from scratch where I spell it out step-by-step with a tar...
by Eto
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 88
Views: 12306

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

thanks for your input self propelled and cigar guy!
by Eto
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 88
Views: 12306

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

thanks Neil, I have downloaded three ISO's and haven't loaded any of them yet. Debian, Ubuntu and Mint. I'm fine tuning a new machine, W510, and will load Linux onto my older machine a T510, with one of the three ISO's (maybe try all three, I don't know)! I loaded my first taste of Linux back in 200...
by Eto
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 88
Views: 12306

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

I see none of you are running a Linux Mint version!

Any particular reason why?

Mint doesn't play nice with Thinkpads?

Thats all I've owned for quite some time starting way back with a T 41!

thanks for any all replies, eto
by Eto
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 88
Views: 12306

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

I see none of you are running a Linux Mint version!

Any particular reason why?

Mint doesn't play nice with Thinkpads?

Thats all I've owned for quite some time starting way back with a T 41!

thanks for any all replies, eto
by Eto
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions

OK for some reason I got a "Got to have 16gb( 32gb ) of ram" bug up my . . .! I need then either the i7 xxxQM or xxxXM CPU and obviously the motherboard with 4 ram slots as well correct? is the W510 frame/case/housing I have now going to accept a different "i7 QM-XM" motherboard with 4 ram slots? If...
by Eto
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions

thank you once more, I have CPU-ID and it reports CPU as an Intel i7 CPU M620 @ 2.67ghz.

One more thing, can i use 2 pc3 10600 8gb modules in this machine for 16gb total?

ty eto
by Eto
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions

ok thanks thinkpadcollection, that answers question 2, how about questions 1 and 3?

thanks again
by Eto
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: 3 W510 4318-CTO questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

3 W510 4318-CTO questions

I recently purchased a W510 4138-CTO Thinkpad . It was bought missing a few components, battery, power supply and ram memory. 1) I tried to use a T510 power supply, but I get a logon BIOS message stating a stronger ( higher wattage ) power supply is required, and this W510 will operate at reduced pe...
by Eto
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 11711

Re: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?

oh and thanks for the input realblackstuff I didn't know/realize that about where the intake was/is!
by Eto
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 11711

Re: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?

Here's a twist, if I run my R500 WITHOUT the power supply it doesn't shut off (thermal overload) till the battery completely discharges?
by Eto
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 11711

Re: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?

The copper heat sink component covers both CPU and GPU , and used arctic silver on both. i dont think i used TOO much heat sink paste as I use a credit card to make the layer even across both CPU/GPU surfaces and wipe away any excess. Sometimes it will play for a while without doing a "Exceeded Ther...
by Eto
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 11711

Re: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?

thanks real black stuff for suggestions
by Eto
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 11711

Re: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?

OK, I have removed the fan for 5 minutes and these are the CoreTemp 1.1 temp figures . . . Core #0 60c min 43c max 67c Core #1 60c min 43c max 74c OK, the fan has been removed for 15 minutes and these are the CoreTemp 1.1 temp figures . . . Core #0 61c min 43c max 67c Core #1 59c min 43c max 74c I'l...
by Eto
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 11711

R500 randomly shuts down overheating issue?

My R500 seems to perform an overheat shutdown randomly but often enough. It sounded like the fan was going or had some kind of obstruction and I replaced it and the heat sink paste (Arctic Silver) I run CoreTemp 1.1 and dont see any outrageous temp swings. But when it does shut off, I'll blow air th...
by Eto
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux to install?
Replies: 61
Views: 20317

Re: Which version of Linux to install?

thanks for all of the input gentlemen ... highly appreciated!

philly pretzels for everyone
by Eto
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux to install?
Replies: 61
Views: 20317

Re: Which version of Linux to install?

Ok I burned both Ubuntu and Mint to DVD's! First install was on the Toshiba which is using a UEFI HDD and bios settings. Luckily my R500 does not! For some reason Mint wanted a user name and password? Is that from the Windows 8 install? I then rebooted with the Ubuntu 14.04 flavor ISO DVD. Does the ...
by Eto
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux to install?
Replies: 61
Views: 20317

Which version of Linux to install?

I'm looking to re-install Linux on my desktop and laptop. Which version would you-all(where I live in the states is below the Mason-Dixon line) recommend ? I'm leaning toward ubuntu or mint! What are/is the latest version? I want to install Linux on a Lenovo Thinkpad R500 and a Toshiba Satellite L87...
by Eto
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Re: WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!

thanks rumbero I'm thinking I should have known that binary vs decimal!
by Eto
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!

Where did the 11 gb go? I had to remove a WD Sata 160 gb sata drive(WD1600BEVT-2) from a laptop to scan it for virii and malware! This Lenovo G530 laptop would not even boot from the hard drive! Anyhow I checked the drives with Ontrack Easy Recovery and it reported the drive as 149.05 Gb! where did ...
by Eto
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!
Replies: 13
Views: 17045

Re: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!

Murphy's law, is how the last one broke so soon! It ain't easy being a Neanderthal! Anyway the scavenged plastic USB "tombstones" from the Linksys worked quite well, going to crazy glue them in today. It seemed as though the Lenovo plastic "tombstones" were made of a somewhat porous (if at all they ...
by Eto
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!
Replies: 13
Views: 17045

Re: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!

Ok they say necessity is the mother of invention! Well my last USB port dies this afternoon! Panic set in! I was at a friends and just packed my R500 up in it's case and was considering cremation or direct burial! Arrggghhhhh! Got home and serendipity set in . . . . Temp fix: I had a Linksys USB 4 p...
by Eto
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!
Replies: 13
Views: 17045

Re: R500 USB ports dropping like flies!

Even with solder wick or a solder sucker, the solder was hard to remove? hmmmm

I saw the replacement USB ports on ebay and it's only the pair you can replace!

anyway thanks for reply1

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