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by Carthik
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 WWAN FRUs?
Replies: 1
Views: 3721

W520 WWAN FRUs?

I notice there are quite a few and probably updates throughout the W520's lifespan.

Which card(s) are the most up to date (and fastest) for North America? I'm aware it varies based on the band.

I'm referring to whitelisted cards btw.


Cheers,
by Carthik
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 Compatible OEM Raid Caddy FRU(s)?
Replies: 1
Views: 3802

W520 Compatible OEM Raid Caddy FRU(s)?

Only looking for the OEM Lenovo one. My research has indicated there may be more modern Lenovo offerings that are not listed in the W520 HMM that work with the W520 (fully, including having the spacer for the gap). Perhaps one of them is from the W530 as they share similar chassis designs? Haven't f...
by Carthik
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
Replies: 10
Views: 5281

Re: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?

Turns out it is the 2960XM. Found a source stating that it is the fastest CPU the motherboard is compatible with. Will link to it later. Thanks for the advice thinkpadcollection, that sort of is the plan. Currently collecting the FHD panel, 2000M motherboard, and CPU. Plan to find a donor "parts" w...
by Carthik
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Can I use the mSATA slot for RAID on a W520?
Replies: 3
Views: 4758

Can I use the mSATA slot for RAID on a W520?

Might be a silly question, but with Lenovo's shenanigans can never be too sure.

Will a RAID equipped W520 motherboard support RAID on the mSATA slot without limitation?


Cheers,
by Carthik
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
Replies: 10
Views: 5281

Re: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?

Turns out it is the 2960XM. Found a source stating that it is the fastest CPU the motherboard is compatible with. Will link to it later. Thanks for the advice thinkpadcollection, that sort of is the plan. Currently collecting the FHD panel, 2000M motherboard, and CPU. Plan to find a donor "parts" w5...
by Carthik
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB 2960XM CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: WTB 2960XM CPU

55W W series heat-sink already on order, but thanks for the free bump!
by Carthik
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB 2960XM CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 625

WTB 2960XM CPU

Have both US and Canadian shipping address. PayPal verified.

PM me with price.
by Carthik
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB Donor W520/T520 or W530/T530 Donor for Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: WTB Donor W520/T520 or W530/T530 Donor for Parts

PM replied.

Post updated, no longer need the FHD screen, collected some more parts since.
by Carthik
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: What is the fastest factory installed W530 CPU?
Replies: 2
Views: 2259

What is the fastest factory installed W530 CPU?

Yes, same question but for W530. On the fence of whether to go with W530 or W520. What is the fastest factory installed W530 CPU? Data out there is inconsistent, I assume this is because Lenovo made multiple upgrades during the lineup's lifespan. I also know that people have successfully installed f...
by Carthik
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB Donor W520/T520 or W530/T530 Donor for Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 774

WTB Donor W520/T520 or W530/T530 Donor for Parts

*post updated* Have both US and Canadian shipping address. PayPal verified. Have my own CPU, LCD, RAM, HDD, ODD and Keyboard. Will probably have my own motherboard by the time I assemble this machine. Does not have to have OS, HDD, RAM, PSU, etc. Looking for a clean machine. If you have a W520 or W5...
by Carthik
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520/W530 1080P FHD Screen Quality?
Replies: 2
Views: 4635

W520/W530 1080P FHD Screen Quality?

I've been using my X220 and X230 for as long as I can remember with their OEM IPS displays, best computer display I have ever used to date, other than the limiting resolution (will be doing custom 1080P screen soon). I need to move to a W520 or W530 (with 20 series keyboard). I like the fact that I ...
by Carthik
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?
Replies: 10
Views: 5281

What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU?

What is the fastest factory installed W520 CPU? Data out there is inconsistent, I assume this is because Lenovo made multiple upgrades during the lineup's lifespan. I also know that people have successfully installed faster CPUs not originally offered by Lenovo. What would be the fastest that is ful...
by Carthik
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 95933

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Where do I send my money?

My X220 has been waiting years for this. I guess now thanks to your keyboard firmware I can now also dust off the X230.

It's going to be a good Christmas :).

Off to ebay to order my screen now.

Can't thank you enough for your contributions to the community!
by Carthik
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 95933

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Been MIA for a bit, just got caught up. Very glad to see this has made very serious progress.

So as of right now what issues remain that are preventing the final and full release of your board and/or kit?
by Carthik
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 95933

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

nitrocaster wrote:
nitrocaster wrote:Can you provide more details on your kit/parts?
I'll post once I get a working adapter.
ETA?
by Carthik
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is Lenovo WRITEit compatible with BlackBerry Blend on a Windows 10 PC?
Replies: 0
Views: 1089

Is Lenovo WRITEit compatible with BlackBerry Blend on a Windows 10 PC?

I am considering replacing my X220 with an X220T however I need to know if Lenovo WRITEit functions with BlackBerry Blend on an X220 running Windows 10? I have always found handwriting to text software lacking but WRITEit seems like it might just finally do the trick. I don't necessarily want to swi...
by Carthik
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 display mod with 12.5" FHD IPS panel from Dell XPS 12 ?
Replies: 115
Views: 116636

Re: X220 display mod with 12.5" FHD IPS panel from Dell XPS 12 ?

Has anyone successfully gotten in contact with the Japanese seller? I'm interested in purchasing one of his kits but have had no luck communicating with him. Does anyone have his email address?
by Carthik
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 95933

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

I'm very interested. I need to be able to dock my X220 but I do not need the display port working as I will be running an external GPU. Barely possible due to the reasons described above. Anyway, with fhd mod that uses docking DP#2 you still can use two external monitors - just plug one into system...
by Carthik
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 95933

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

How many users are really interested in such mod? I'm working on it for myself ATM. P.S.: I use DisplayPort #2 on docking connector. Using mini DisplayPort for that purpose would be extremely difficult because in that case one should connect signal wires on both sides of the motherboard - that mean...
by Carthik
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Motherboard info
Replies: 0
Views: 1229

X220 Motherboard info

I hear there are lots of X220 motherboard issues out there. Is there a method to decrease the possibility of purchasing a bad one (FRU/part numbers, manufacture dates)? I'm looking for an i7 2640M one. Does anyone know what the exact issues were and the specific updates the X220 motherboard received...
by Carthik
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: IPS Screen possible in W520?
Replies: 36
Views: 14512

Re: IPS Screen possible in W520?

Looking forward to those pictures! Please be detailed with the minor issues. I'm still looking to put this together as my next ThinkPad. Not going to bother waiting for the ThinkPad retro or whatever they're calling it.
by Carthik
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 95933

X220 FHD Upgrade?

I remember there was a guy in Japan selling kits to install 1080p screens into an X220, however it pulled the signal or something like that from the docking station pins so that was a no go for me (need the docking station). I'm about to swap out a white spotted IPS LCD on my X220 but before I do I ...
by Carthik
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Best IPS Screen
Replies: 40
Views: 25642

Re: X220 Best IPS Screen

(Corrected 2:22pm EST after discussion with dr_st ) On X220 : LP125WH2-SLB1 , FRU: 93P5675 - P/N: 93P5674 also available as: FRU: 04W3462 - P/N: 0A66673 Ghosting problems On X230 : (also fits on X220) LP125WH2-SLB3 , FRU 04W3919 - P/N: 0A66702 Little to no ghosting Alternatives: LP125WH2-SLT1 FRU: ...
by Carthik
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Slim 65W Power Supply Options/FRUs/Part Numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

Slim 65W Power Supply Options/FRUs/Part Numbers

I recently moved my X220 into a smaller bag and could really use one of those "slim" power supplies. I notice there seem to be a few different designs. Can someone break them down for me? The one with the 12V car adapter is appealing but the modular connector design seems like it might be annoying. ...
by Carthik
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Best IPS Screen
Replies: 40
Views: 25642

X220 Best IPS Screen

What is the best model of IPS screen for the X220, and why? I know there are a few variations. FRU/Part numbers greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
by Carthik
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB Option GTM671W Card
Replies: 0
Views: 852

WTB Option GTM671W Card

I'm looking for one of these cards, they seem to now be discontinued. Does anyone have one laying around they'd like to sell me?


Cheers,

Carthik
by Carthik
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W701 Maximum HDD Height?
Replies: 2
Views: 1870

W701 Maximum HDD Height?

What is the maximum HDD height for the W701? I'm assuming it's not 7mm, so it must be 9.5mm, 12.5mm, or 15mm.


Thanks,

Carthik
by Carthik
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Does the W520 run DDR3L Memory at 1.35V?
Replies: 12
Views: 5234

Re: Does the W520 run DDR3L Memory at 1.35V?

Still no answer to my question, anyone?
by Carthik
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Does the W520 run DDR3L Memory at 1.35V?
Replies: 12
Views: 5234

Does the W520 run DDR3L Memory at 1.35V?

I know DDR3L memory will still run at 1.5V, but I want to know if the W520 actually supports running low voltage memory at 1.35 volts.


Thanks,

Carthik

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