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by axur-delmeria
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T420i screen information
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: ThinkPad T420i screen information

Regarding the 1080p kit, try asking in the Thinkpad subreddit. Some have posted about their modded T420's there.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 367
Views: 110411

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

RoamingAndy wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:28 am
I just lost keys c, d, e, 3. The mod worked great for 6 months. Anyone have any idea what would cause that?
A keyboard that's starting to go bad.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Dead BIOS
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Dead BIOS

With a bricked unit like that, I doubt it.

Pomona clips? Use "SOIC-8 clip" as a search term.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 upgrades (AX200 WiFi and neo-m8 GPS)
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: T400 upgrades (AX200 WiFi and neo-m8 GPS)

IIRC any late-model Core 2 Duo with 1066MHz FSB is supported. A Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8GHz) should be a good starting point.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x230 memory upgrade? 4GB to 16GB What to get?
Replies: 31
Views: 31948

Re: x230 memory upgrade? 4GB to 16GB What to get?

The number after PC3 is the theoretical bandwidth/transfer speed in MB/sec. Divide it by 8--because the SO-DIMM has a 64-bit wide (8 byte) data path--to get the speed in MHz 12800 / 8 = 1600 10600 / 8 = 1325 --> the actual bandwidth is 10666.666666 MB/sec, but it's rounded down to 10600, so 10666 / ...
by axur-delmeria
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220: noisy fan
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: X220: noisy fan

I use light machine oil (like Singer oil ) when I lubricate fans. After cleaning the fan (remove all traces of dirt and dust), I gently pull on the fan hub until it separates from the base. The fan hub has a metal axle in the middle, while the base has the motor itself. Put a drop of oil on the moto...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 upgrade & Middleton BIOS
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: X61 upgrade & Middleton BIOS

A couple of years ago I upgraded mine from 2x1GB to 2x2GB and to be honest didn't notice any dramatic improvement for sure, so I guess a further upgrade to 2x4GB would deliver an even less noticeable difference. To be fair, the benefit of a RAM upgrade is usually felt if the computer was previously...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201T Dual Boot
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: x201T Dual Boot

Latest Windows 10 has much advantages over linux. Microsoft team continuously work on improving Windows and nowadays almost all the devices drivers are also automatically updated through windows update. The problem in this case is that the manufacturer (Intel) never wrote proper Windows 10 drivers ...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: " Legacy thinkpad resources...old IBM pccbbs mirror&
Replies: 20
Views: 37241

Re: " Legacy thinkpad resources...old IBM pccbbs mirror&

Tried downloading the first 3 HMMs (already have vol.4). Seems like the speed is capped to around 30 kilobytes/sec. Kinda slow, but it's fine since the files are small. In any case, still better compared to actual BBS/dialup speeds. :lol:
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201T Dual Boot
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: x201T Dual Boot

Windows 10 might end up installing the basic graphics driver. This means anything that involves graphics will be slow-- e.g. dragging a window and the bottom half is trailing behind. :x Not sure if you can install the Win 7 or Win 8.1 Intel HD graphics driver on Win 10. Oh, and Power Manager is not ...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x201T Dual Boot
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: x201T Dual Boot

I don't have an X201T, but there's a good chance that Linux will have better driver support than Win10-- IIRC Intel only wrote Win10 graphics drivers for the Ivy Bridge (X230 and its contemporaries) and later generations.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Is Thinkpad 600X limited at UDMA2 33MB/sec?
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Is Thinkpad 600X limited at UDMA2 33MB/sec?

I've never had a 600X, but if it has the Intel 440BX chipset, it's definitely limited to UDMA 2. See wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_I ... x_chipsets
by axur-delmeria
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Running X230 off ultrabase only
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Running X230 off ultrabase only

I use a 90w charger with my X220 with no battery. I get full clock speed without any issues. :D
The X230 will behave the same way.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Bare Metal Install Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Bare Metal Install Advice

I don't have a computer(desktop or laptop) anywhere close to that recent to verify if it's true or not, sorry.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Bare Metal Install Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Bare Metal Install Advice

MikalE wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:24 am
What's the poop on this? I would like to roll back to Windows 7 Pro on my new Dell, but I don't think this is possible with a ninth generation Intel CPU.
IIRC it usually due to Intel not bothering to write Win 7 drivers on newer hardware.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x61 fan level/speed
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: x61 fan level/speed

Can the fan RPM be altered? To go beyond the fan controls you'll need to reprogram the embedded controller, which isn't easy.

BTW, have you cleaned the heatsink and lubricated the fan?
by axur-delmeria
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Bare Metal Install Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Bare Metal Install Advice

IMo it's best to disable UEFI and Secureboot, and stick to Legacy BIOS mode. I don't know how good the UEFI support of major Linux distros are, but sticking to tried and true legacy mode wouldn't hurt.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s clean need
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: T440s clean need

Temps seem OK.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 RAM Upgrade problem
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: X201 RAM Upgrade problem

The naming system is like: PC 3 L- 12800 Number in boldface : RAM type. No number before the hyphen means DDR1; 2 for DDR2, 3 for DDR3, etc. An "L" after that means it's a low voltage version. This first appeared in DDR3L, as its operating voltage (1.35v) is lower than regular DDR3 (1.5v) Number wit...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Previous thermal management issues with w500?
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: Previous thermal management issues with w500?

You can edit the config file for tpfan to have a more aggressive fan profile.
You can also try undervolting the CPU to reduce temps.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T450 add M.2 SSD and Dual Boot Win10/Linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: T450 add M.2 SSD and Dual Boot Win10/Linux?

I'd recommend using separate drives for Windows and Linux, especially when UEFI and/or Windows 10 are involved.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s clean need
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: T440s clean need

Do you need to need to change the thermal paste? If you bought that T440s new back in 2013-2014, and haven't done any sort of maintenance, then yes you need to.. If you bought it used more than 2 years ago, and haven't done any sort of maintenance, then yes it's good idea to do so. If you just bough...
by axur-delmeria
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: USB3.0 on T440p
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: USB3.0 on T440p

USB 3.0 has been standard on Thinkpads one generation before the T440p. If you need drivers, try the official Lenovo support site.:
by axur-delmeria
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T410 core i5 m520 vs t430 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz worth changing?
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: T410 core i5 m520 vs t430 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz worth changing?

T430i is basically a T430 but with slower CPUs. To be honest an Ivy Bridge i3 is no slouch either, and since it's a socketed CPU, you can easily upgrade to a dual-core i5/i7 or ever a quad-core i7.

The T430 also has native USB 3.0 ports, more capable built-in graphics, and 16GB max RAM.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What about x270 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: What about x270 ?

Still OK despite not being IPS. Specs look good. It's only 2 generations behind the current model, so that's a plus. The X220's biggest weakness (compared to the X270) is the Intel HD 3000 graphics-- this is something I've noticed when trying to play some Windows games via Wine-- the lack of OpenGL ...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What about x270 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: What about x270 ?

The price looks good. Does it have an IPS screen. If yes, the price is great.

You might need to get used to the 6-row keyboard layout.

It's lighter and faster than the X220, that's for sure.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED] 750C serial port max bit rate?
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: [SOLVED] 750C serial port max bit rate?

That's a strange finding indeed. The only idea that comes to mind is some kind of packet timeout issue due to the slow (but not too slow) 19.2-38.4 kbit/sec speed. 115 kbit/sec is the usual maximum for serial ports using the 16550A UART (or functional equivalent). I remember maxing out at this speed...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600, Win2k, and the curse of the disappearing FM Synth...
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Thinkpad 600, Win2k, and the curse of the disappearing FM Synth...

Windows 2000 uses WDM drivers while W98SE can use either VXD or WDM. In most cases, the WDM driver for 98SE and 2k are the same (I remember collecting various drivers for the Crystal 4236B/4237B when I still had that sound card).
by axur-delmeria
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Does the T440p fan run all the time?
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Does the T440p fan run all the time?

I don't have a T440p, but have experience with testing other Thinkpad models without a keyboard installed or have the fan clearly visible in some way. On power-on the fan spins for a second (to check if it works properly) and then stop if the temperature is low enough --usually if it's the first tim...
by axur-delmeria
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Does the T440p fan run all the time?
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Does the T440p fan run all the time?

The fan is controlled by an embedded controller than constantly monitors a few temperature sensors. Have you used a hardware monitoring program to read the temps and fan speed?

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