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by axur-delmeria
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60: AC Power LED goes off upon pressing ON Button
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: T60: AC Power LED goes off upon pressing ON Button

In my book, if the AC indicator doesn't light up when the charger is plugged in, it's either a faulty LCD cable (which in the T60 also carries signals the indicators), or the board itself is toast.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60: AC Power LED goes off upon pressing ON Button
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: T60: AC Power LED goes off upon pressing ON Button

Looks more like a system board issue. Regarding the CMOs battery: the battery is used not only to keep the date and time, but also to store settings on the CMOS RAM. If the battery voltage sags (drops temporarily but not yeat dead/flat), it can cause the CMOS RAM data to get corrupted without the sy...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T400 GPU upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: Thinkpad T400 GPU upgrade

From what I've read, the Intel HD 4000 graphics in Ivy Bridge processors (like the ones in the X230, T430, T530 and W530) is roughly equivalent to the Radeon HD 3650. I don't have benchmarks to back it up though.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Adding audio to TP 360CE
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Adding audio to TP 360CE

Well they're basically identical machines(and use the same FRU Mobo...so it being electrically compatible really isn't a surprise. Never had access to ancient Thinkpad models save for the 760XD so this is new to me. Reminds me of the interchangeable parts of the T4x and R5x series, especially the s...
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Adding audio to TP 360CE
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Adding audio to TP 360CE

Nice! You're lucky that the two are physically and electrically compatible.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 / T42p - Wi-fi chipset upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: T42 / T42p - Wi-fi chipset upgrade

In this case, yes. Technically, I believe that it is possible for a Bluetooth adapter to be integrated into a MiniPCI card (those wireless+modem combos?), although nobody has done that yet. It's possible on mini-PCIe and M.2 because they have USB signals on the connector (the BT part is almost alwa...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220T Build [First time owner]
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: X220T Build [First time owner]

My concern is that I don't know if the X220T's HDD bay can be safely used for hot-swapping.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo all in one conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Lenovo all in one conversion

Just get a VESA compatible MiniITX case and be done with this. There is no point in modding an M72 when a much easier solution exists. Another issue is the video input of the screen. Even if it's eDP (Embedded Displayport) I've yet to encounter a motherboard with Displayport output; it's usually ju...
by axur-delmeria
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 21
Views: 635

Re: what SSD do you run?

My X220 is sporting a 60GB Kingston mS200 mSATA SSD, which I bought over 3 years ago. These days mSATA is not a cost-effective option for SSDs, so I'm weighing my replacement/upgrade options.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61s L7500 overclock by installing dell 1705 wifi card
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: x61s L7500 overclock by installing dell 1705 wifi card

You can set in via Windows:

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Alternatively, you can use RMClock or Throttlestop for greater control.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61s L7500 overclock by installing dell 1705 wifi card
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: x61s L7500 overclock by installing dell 1705 wifi card

X61 runs fine overclocked. X61s successfully overclocks but crashes often. I'm using the same RAM chips in both machines. 1. You can try increasing the voltage on the X61s. 2. Limit the clock speed (by setting a lower multiplier) to just slightly above the original speed. You'll still get a perform...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: mSATA in X220/X230
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: mSATA in X220/X230

Running CPUID on the X230, it says ram slot 1 is running at 1.5volts, slot 2 is running at 1.35 volts. On the X220, both slots are at 1.5 volts. It all seems a bit weird and confusing. The memory controller inside the Sandy Bridge CPUs doesn't have proper support for DDR3L, so it runs at 1.5v. The ...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x200 needs 10 minutes to boot, then runs fine.
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: x200 needs 10 minutes to boot, then runs fine.

You mean you had to flash a BIOS update to fix it?
by axur-delmeria
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

X-Man wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:04 am

As far as I can see under magnification there is no identification whatsoever on the CPU.
That's strange. I was expecting something like this: http://mixeurpc.free.fr/SITE_x86-guide/ ... 3%2003.jpg
by axur-delmeria
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: X220 Tablet motherboard Identification??

Remove the heatsink, take a picture of the processor, run the part numbers on Google.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Help - How to get drivers for Radeon x1400?

Take note that the Radeon X1400 only supports OpenGL 2.0. You'd probably need a more recent card if you want to play newer games.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X300 mods?
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: X300 mods?

stasheck wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:24 am
but can X300 mobo be replaced with something newer?
You can't even put an X301 board in there without modifying the chassis, as the X301 has a DP port where the X300's rear USB 2.0 is located, and that USB port got relocated next to the LAN port.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 dual display problem
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: T430 dual display problem

Maybe the dock's DVI port has a problem.

Or the DVI cable itself is bad.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: CPU Sandy bridge to Ivy bridge
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: CPU Sandy bridge to Ivy bridge

I've seen pictures of the X330p showing additional holes at the bottom of the chassis, directly under the fan.

This implies that the stock cooling system is inadequate in dealing with the quad-core's heat.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 - 4GB versus 8GB
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: W500 - 4GB versus 8GB

One way to check is to use the W500 normally while keeping Task Manager open and keeping a close watch on the RAM usage. If you consistently exceed 80% RAM usage, then adding more RAM might be a good idea. On the other hand, since you already have an SSD, the slowdown caused by using the page file/s...
by axur-delmeria
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: CPU Sandy bridge to Ivy bridge
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: CPU Sandy bridge to Ivy bridge

To get an Ivy Bridge CPU into an X220 requires a number of things:

* Replacing the stock BIOS with Coreboot/Libreboot

* Access to a BGA rework station, because the CPU in the X220 is soldered to the system board

* an Ivy Bridge CPU in BGA1023 socket/form factor.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Ludicrious idea w/ X61T
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Ludicrious idea w/ X61T

I guess the number of people who:

* have an X61T with bubbles
* have access to a vacuum chamber, and
* are members of this forum

is very small (if not zero).
by axur-delmeria
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Acer win 7 no USB power.
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Acer win 7 no USB power.

Just going to say this but .... ReactOS? I haven't tried it yet but you might want to take a look there. ReactOS is nowhere near stable enough, and many drivers don't work. Here's a blog post by someone who tried in on a T430: https://panoramacircle.com/2018/11/28/reactos-running-on-real-hardware-t...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 gpu pad
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: X220 gpu pad

It's not the GPU. The Intel HD 3000 graphics in the X220 is part of the processor itself. What you're looking at is the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) which is the equivalent of the southbridge chip. It handles the USB and SATA ports, as well as the PCIe x1 links for the WiFi card and the Expresscard...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Display Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: T420 Display Problems

These aren't the issue. Its entirely software related. I have 3 T420's and two have this issue AFAIK. One of them is practically NOS and never touched. I run 7 as a result. @lawgilbert - why do you need W10..like specifically what won't run/required W10? If that's the case, then he should try a Lin...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Display Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: T420 Display Problems

I'm seeing some possible causes at the moment: 1. LCD cable issue (specifically wires that carry the EDID data signals). It's possible that without the EDID data, the display controller defaults to 1024x768. 2. LCD panel issue (EDID data is not sent to the system board) 3. Bad RAM-- not very likely,...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 73
Views: 8186

Re: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it

Crafting a custom board for a Raspberry Pi could work, since there's the RPi 3 Compute Module, which is around the size of a SODIMM. However, the RPi has lots of limitations which make in unsuitable for general computing tasks.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Carbon Gen 2 eGPU
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: X1 Carbon Gen 2 eGPU

Based on the X1 Carbon Gen 2 FRU listing https://support.lenovo.com/ph/en/parts/pd030262, it's NGFF/M.2.

The big question is whether the PCIe signals are wired to the WWAN slot or not. I do not know the answer to that one.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Dead W701DS
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Dead W701DS

Uhh, start hunting ebay for W701ds system boards? Or one with a broken screen?

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