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by Cigarguy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Problems re-loading Win 7 Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Problems re-loading Win 7 Pro

You don't need to "load" any Linux. Simply download a distribution of your choice for free. Burn to CD or USB key then try to boot from that. The purpose is to confirm that one or both OS will work or neither will work. It's a diagnostic tool. You don't need to do anything with that distro, matter o...
by Cigarguy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Problems re-loading Win 7 Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Problems re-loading Win 7 Pro

Nope these machines are not wired to accept a mSata drive. Only the Tx20 and Tx30 generation are wired to accept mSata.
by Cigarguy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Problems re-loading Win 7 Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Problems re-loading Win 7 Pro

Could have a faulty component. Download and run a live Linux distro. If it's working OK on Linux then it should load Windows. Another problem could be a faulty CD/DVD drive. If both Windows and Linux will not run on the machine then it's time to find out which component is causing the problem.
by Cigarguy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Quad Core in T420 - Disable Cores to stay within TDP limits?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Quad Core in T420 - Disable Cores to stay within TDP limits?

Unlike a desktop overclocking setup, it will be difficult to disable cores with a locked BIOS. Not much one can do about the cooling either. You might be able to do it via software. But, you're right, it's kind of a pointless exercise.
by Cigarguy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Total solar eclipse 2017 in US

Awesome
by Cigarguy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p won't boot after motherboard swap
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: T61p won't boot after motherboard swap

Ah Nvidia, so many problems with their graphics card. I got an Asus G1S that is useless due to a dead Nvidia GPU.
by Cigarguy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: T60 with 4GB - 3GB detected

Use a 64 bit OS in your X61
by Cigarguy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 67
Views: 51659

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

Yes, unless the previous owner knows the password.

Having Computrace enabled is bad enough but having supervisor password enabled is worse in my books. Personally a system with both enabled is a no go for me.
by Cigarguy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 226
Views: 171842

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Using immigrants as scapegoats is a great fear-mongering tool of the politician. History have shown that no matter how many immigrants are killed, the violence within a society doesn't end. Fear, ignorance and bigotry.
by Cigarguy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: Lenovo support draws a blank on my build # / serial
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Re: Lenovo support draws a blank on my build # / serial

What is it that you're looking for? Drivers? Info? Entering 2718-W1X into the MTM link on the top of this page returns: Result: 1 Group Model Type Specifications ThinkPad R Series laptops ThinkPad R500 2718-W1X Celeron M 575(2GHz), 1GB RAM, 160GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1280x800 LCD, Intel 4500MHD, CDRW/...
by Cigarguy
Tue May 23, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD PCIe, M-sata and T400 + T500
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: SSD PCIe, M-sata and T400 + T500

Get the biggest SSD you can afford. Reload the OS of your choice and enjoy. Those machine are still very capable for web browsing, Office and general usage.
by Cigarguy
Sat May 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

Took a while but the Windows fanboy have showed up. I use what works for me and use both Windows and Linux. Too bad if someone dislike a certain post. It's a mostly free speech board, deal with it. No one is forcing anyone to read anything.
by Cigarguy
Thu May 18, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

I tried about 10 different distros on various machines before settling on Linux Mint. Currently running 3 different version of Mint on different machines but haven't decided what flavour I like best yet. It's been stable, easy to set up, and able to run everything I need to run.
by Cigarguy
Thu May 18, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Memory upgrade to 6GB T410 won't boot
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Memory upgrade to 6GB T410 won't boot

I find that the "L", low power, memory modules will not work on some older machines. You could also have gotten a bad memory module too.
by Cigarguy
Wed May 17, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Compare installing one W10 with seven(7) Linux distros

I've seriously started playing around with Linux since Windows 10 came out. Linux, for me, is a viable alternative. I've let friends play with a Linux laptop and do long term trials. A surprising few are liking it very much and have asked me to build them a Linux box. When Windows 7 is no longer via...
by Cigarguy
Tue May 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 68
Views: 3305

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

I'm getting used to the new look of this old forum. I'm going to stick with it.

Thanks for all the hard work. It looks great, faster and probably more secure. Good stuff.
by Cigarguy
Tue May 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Newbie with a question
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: Newbie with a question

I agree. I find the WXGA+ to be a significant improvement over a WXGA screen on anything larger than 12".
by Cigarguy
Fri May 05, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 upgrade from Core Solo T1300 to Core 2 Duo T7200 possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: T60 upgrade from Core Solo T1300 to Core 2 Duo T7200 possible?

I got a few T60 running a T7200 and I like it. Good balance of power and battery consumption. Sounds like you have a bad RAM module.
by Cigarguy
Thu May 04, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1611
Views: 167942

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

They said this when they announced the device. Soldered SSD was even touted as a feature, because apparently it saves energy. Watch this: https://youtu.be/pnFVKycmbQs?t=10m23s "Up to one TB, if you choose, PCIe SSD, and that is integrated directly onto the motherboard..." Wow, I hope that isn't the...
by Cigarguy
Thu May 04, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 68
Views: 3305

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

Fantastic! Had the author's info been on the left instead of the right I'd say I'm there. I'll stick to the new forum for now and see if it sticks. Thanks for reducing the width of the author's area. Looks much better great now. Thank you for all your hard work. Great job. Thanks for not adding a "l...
by Cigarguy
Wed May 03, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..
Replies: 68
Views: 3305

Re: NEW LOOK TO THE OLD FORUM..

The new look, looks busier and more cluttered. Having said that, the author's box on the right have a lot of empty unused space on a 1080p screen.

On the functional side the site is much faster. Thanks Joe.
by Cigarguy
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Win7 Pro 64 / Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: Win7 Pro 64 / Linux Mint

Drives are cheap, even a modest size SSD. I used to dual boot Linux and Windows from 1 physical drive. Nowadays I simple load Windows on 1 drive, Linux on another and physically swap drives or on some system simple choose which drive to boot to by hitting F12.
by Cigarguy
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Passmark Burn in Failure
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: Passmark Burn in Failure

Yep, sounds like a classic case of BSOD due to temp caused by insufficient cooling. Reapplying thermal pasted and giving everything a good clean to ensure airflow will typically solve the problem.
by Cigarguy
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 new than / warm processor and crash system
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: X201 new than / warm processor and crash system

Sounds like something went wrong with the re-pasting. Check your temps with HWMonitor. When CPU temps reaches 90+ deg C, it's going to crash. The fan speed will kick in and out depending on temp. Also check your Windows power management settings. A X201 is runs fairly cool and quiet. Something is we...
by Cigarguy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: ThinkPad T61!
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: ThinkPad T61!

Congrats! A T61 is still a very functional machine. My 4:3 T61 is still a favourite. RBS is indeed a great seller. However I disagree with him in this regard, sometimes I prefer a nicely poured Kilkenny over a Guinness.
by Cigarguy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation

There's a reason Intel abandon readyboost. It's doesn't work.
by Cigarguy
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: SD ram card as extended memory vs. SSD allocation

No not even close. The main factor is the interface. When compared to RAM, any external add-on is not even close to RAM speed. When compared to a SSD, I highly doubt the interface and OS overhead is fast enough. What machine and OS are you using?
by Cigarguy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Thinking about upgrading my thinkpad x60 tablet.
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Re: Thinking about upgrading my thinkpad x60 tablet.

^ OP is thinking of a motherboard replacement/upgrade, not the screen. His X60T had Libreboot pre-flashed, but he wants the original BIOS back. Unfortunately, a backup of the original BIOS was not included, and there's this warning on the Coreboot page for the X60 : You need to re-read what I wrote...

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