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by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: A31p desirability?

IMO anything with a fast link between northbridge and southbridge (i.e. Intel Hub Architecture) has a good chance of benefiting from an SSD.
OTOH I've yet to try an SSD on anything that doesn't have SATA ports.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 365E disk error
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: ThinkPad 365E disk error

You know what is hilarious. I got an old drive from a 2016 Acer. 1TB 7200RPM SATA happens to state right on the label it can run in 8.4GB IDE LBA mode. :lol: Using 0.8% of a drives capacity, my favorite past time :D . :lol: All this ancient PC talk is bringing back childhood memories. Our first PC ...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 365E disk error
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: ThinkPad 365E disk error

IDE drives need translation because they have different CHS limits compared to the BIOS: BIOS IDE Combined Limit Max. Sectors/track 63 255 63 Max. Heads 256 16 16 Max. Cylinders 1024 65536 1024 Max. Capacity 8 GB 127.5 GB 504 MB Later on, the BIOS was extended to match the IDE limits (plus LBA mode ...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 365E disk error
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: ThinkPad 365E disk error

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:13 am
Oh, that explains why my external drive enclosure saw my 20MB CP2024 drive as I think 650 cylinders, 2 heads and 63 sectors and my 286 PC saw it as 600 cylinders, 16 heads and 16 sectors or something like that.
Yes! Good example.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft Core OS is ready for circular screens
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Microsoft Core OS is ready for circular screens

All I see is pointless eye-candy.
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 365E disk error
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: ThinkPad 365E disk error

Actually the issue here is the Thinkpad's BIOS. It interprets the HDD's parameters in a way that's different from the XP laptop.
Does the 365E have port for the external floppy drive? If it does, maybe you can get an external FDD for it.
by axur-delmeria
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 365E disk error
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: ThinkPad 365E disk error

You probably need to boot the 365E from a floppy disk and format the HDD.

Then transfer the Windows 98 installation files via serial or parallel port.

IMO it's not about first time owning a Thinkpad or not. I'm guessing it's an LBA vs CHS translation issue.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Which model for university studies and daily usage?
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Which model for university studies and daily usage?

Emulle wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Oh I see.

Do you know if it's possible to do a classic keyboard swap on the T440p?
Not possible.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 USB & IEEE1394 port. Drop in replacement?
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: T420 USB & IEEE1394 port. Drop in replacement?

To be fair, the Firewire port is a pretty rare option for the T420. It's the first time I've heard of it, to be honest.

From the looks of it, it's a drop-in replacement, but based on this picture you might need to fabricate a cover for it.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Where to find the dark grey foam strip/tape used in older Thinkpads?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Where to find the dark grey foam strip/tape used in older Thinkpads?

A/C lagging should if it is passive rather than flame..... I used black A/C lagging between componants (as a "soft mount/cushion") in an engine bay near the exhaust and never saw any problems. Should be ok in a laptop... Sounds good then. Maybe there exists some kind of self-adhesive version of A/C...
by axur-delmeria
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Where to find the dark grey foam strip/tape used in older Thinkpads?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Where to find the dark grey foam strip/tape used in older Thinkpads?

GrifterGuru wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Looks like closed cell foam.... Ever thouh of cutting something like that from grey pipe lagging, or, even, black A/C pipe lagging??
Can either of those survive high temperatures (up to 100c)? It's attached to the heatsink after all.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X60 board in an X60s chassis?
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: X60 board in an X60s chassis?

Nice! :D

Keep us posted on the CPU temps when you get to it.
by axur-delmeria
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:09 am
That you should do anyway.
And use a decent paste such as Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut or Hydronaut.
And if those pastes aren't enough, it's time to consider more drastic approaches like:

* liquid metal

* heatsink modification (like a DIY watercooling loop)
by axur-delmeria
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Will trimmed 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter function in a T410s

Brainer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:14 pm
You are 100% certain of this?
Does your T410s have a CD or DVD drive?

If yes, look at the connector at the back.

Then compare it to the connector on the 26R9246 Ultrabay adapter.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.

Was a new driver among the updates?
by axur-delmeria
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s: Causes of dead screen?
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: T430s: Causes of dead screen?

1. IIRC there were cases where installing a too-long screw caused an electrical short in the system board, frying it dead. 2. Power it up without any RAM installed. If it giives an error beep code (1-3-3-1) there's still hope. 3. Try the 10-second salute: remove all power sources (charger and batter...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: x130e at Microcenter for $139?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: x130e at Microcenter for $139?

It's an AMD E-450 CPU Based from https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-E-Series-E-450-Notebook-Processor.60138.0.html , I'd say it's a pretty slow processor. I don't recommend it for running VMs. Youtube will run fine if: - the web browser supports GPU-based video decoding - the video codec is H.264/AV...
by axur-delmeria
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: x130e at Microcenter for $139?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: x130e at Microcenter for $139?

Microcenter has refurb x130e units for $139. They come with 4GB RAM and a 320GB HDD, although I have an extra 4GB SODIMM and a 256GB SSD I can put in it. With those upgrades, how would this unit perform? Can it play youtube videos? Run VM's in VMWare workstation? Check the processor first-- IIRC th...
by axur-delmeria
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Monitor ID software... Just found an application
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Monnitor ID software... Just found an application

Nice find! Will try it later (running Linux at the moment).
by axur-delmeria
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: X9100 in T500 shuts down
Replies: 17
Views: 493

Re: X9100 in T500 shuts down

I'm currently undervolting to 1.1625V for all but the 11x, which requires 1.2V. How did you get 1.1V as an option? I'm using RMClock. Could it be that Throttlestop offers multiplier options that RMClock doesn't? It's not the software. Each processor undervolts differently, with some lower than othe...
by axur-delmeria
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 33
Views: 2646

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

MikalE wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:25 am
It's a full size 2/3rds 727-231 cockpit.
And those parts are from actual 727s? Wow.
by axur-delmeria
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Artistic or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Artistic or not?

Satirical, most likely.

Artistic? Not so much.
by axur-delmeria
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My first T601 build
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: My first T601 build

Hey, does the 13.3" 3:2 LCD on the Surface Pro with 3000x2000 resolution count for anything? Well, it isn't the unicorn Hydis panel, but it is the closest we will ever be. If 3:2 comes to the mainstream or at least the business sector, a 14.1" 4:3(ish) panel wit IPS and a deadly high resolution may...
by axur-delmeria
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Query/Question
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: T420 Query/Question

That connector and two screw holes (on the upper left and lower right corners) -- definitely looks like it's for a dial-up modem card. Removed at least 8 of those in the X60/61 units I've opened up. :lol:
by axur-delmeria
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My first T601 build
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: My first T601 build

zod wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:48 pm
I have used 14.1" SXGA+ T60 for a long time, besides being warmer than 15" models, it was perfect.
Makes me wish a 14.1" IPS/AFFS or PVA screen existed.
by axur-delmeria
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My first T601 build
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: My first T601 build

Nice build! Flexview screens are so nice. :D
by axur-delmeria
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Lenovo bios fru blocking hard drive install
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Lenovo bios fru blocking hard drive install

Maybe it's the HDD itself making the beeping noises. That means it's a defective drive.
by axur-delmeria
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Lenovo bios fru blocking hard drive install
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Lenovo bios fru blocking hard drive install

Are you certain that the drive is in good working order?
by axur-delmeria
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 Processor upgrade - from i5-2450M to i7-2760QM
Replies: 25
Views: 853

Re: T520 Processor upgrade - from i5-2450M to i7-2760QM

149113 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:47 am
I guess it's possible but it seems stable for now with those settings changed
That's the thing: those settings should be safe when enabled.

What's the CPU speed with Speedstep disabled?

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