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by FryPpy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS, RARE IMB ThinkPad X30 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Serial Number 0924/2002 w/ Original Accessaries
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: FS, RARE IMB ThinkPad X30 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Serial Number 0924/2002 w/ Original Accessaries

I am sorry for hijacking the topic, but i have some words to add to "ThinkPad Limited Edition" thread. If X30 (and NOT S31) is the 10th anniversary (IBM), Reserve Edition (X61s) is the 15th anniversary (Lenovo), and TP25 - is 25th anniversary (Lenovo)... There should be 20th anniversary edition... a...
by FryPpy
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Drivers for "Options by IBM"
Replies: 1
Views: 2727

Re: Drivers for "Options by IBM"

Two years have passed and i have found it. Today i've got "IBM USB serial parallel adapter" and begin hunting for driver... Find one on old IBM PCCBBS clone site: http://ps-2.kev009.com/pccbbs/options/usbpssetup.exe This is original driver from IBM and it is up to XP only. For those who want to use ...
by FryPpy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Looking to buy. Any recommendations (post-2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Looking to buy. Any recommendations (post-2017)

...so the older ones won't work... May be it is right to invest in newer thing... But first that came to my mind in terms Quad Core and 14" is... T440p. Not all T440p is quadcores! It can eat up to 16Gb ram. But clunkpad is here;( Or may be other T4x0p series. Eg T460p can eat 32Gb ram. You can thi...
by FryPpy
Sat May 30, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 152
Views: 38438

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

I was reading this topic from the begining but only now have some time to write my observations i've gathered. First of all in Moscow we slowly unlocking (after lockdown, or selfisolation as we call it). Yes in Moscow things are worse (in absolute ratings) than in other regions of Russia. But people...
by FryPpy
Sun May 17, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: 15.4" WS T61P mobo in T60 14"? [PIC WARNING]
Replies: 32
Views: 15105

Re: 15.4" WS T61P mobo in T60 14"? [PIC WARNING]

Hallo, so this was a 15" 16:10 T61 mobo fitted into a 14" 3:4 T60 Which 16:10 T61 mobo would fit better into a 15" 3:4 T60? 14" or 15"? I know a 14" 4:3 T61 fits into 15" 4:3 T60 more easily ..but if I was to choose between widescreen T61 mobos which one would I want? Thx, P.S. an advice from think...
by FryPpy
Sun May 17, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough
Replies: 8
Views: 2869

Re: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough

If there should be any incompatibility at all it should be the other way - so you cannot plug in an under-powered AC adapter to more power demanding machines - as this way it will not work. But the way it is? Crazy and stupid. If this thesis seems stupid, so we can rephrase it... With this tabs you...
by FryPpy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough
Replies: 8
Views: 2869

Re: 170 W 8.5 A is not enough

I need some more info. First of all - what is your docking station? If i understand right: this ThinkPad starts without any warnings if connected to this power supply without docking station. If you can install Windows and Lenovo Power Manager please start it and go to battery tab. And write there w...
by FryPpy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability
Replies: 8
Views: 4082

Re: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability

From memory searching for "x2" (utilize 2 mPCIe slots) and "x1E" might yield results. Best way is to use m.2 slot (for nvme device) on mother board with 4x lanes. This can be obtained from hardware staring from Core-i 5-6 gen - so PCIe will be gen2 or more;) and it can provide some throughput for g...
by FryPpy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability
Replies: 8
Views: 4082

Re: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability

Why i have asked about AMD - i have one FirePro M7820 from 8740w (W701 cousine from HP) on hand and it may be funny to insert it into W701. Bad things that HP have 2 different heatsinks - one for both NVidia MXM and another AMD MXM. So AMD may require some heatsink mod... if vBIOS could accept it :(...
by FryPpy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability
Replies: 8
Views: 4082

Re: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability

... the Quadro FX 2800m and 3800m and 2 others which are mostly for dev purposes and are weaker than the first two ones (some Intel and AMD, I think they're integrated but I don't know!). Interesting findings. I haven't find any info about AMD GPU for W701 in 5 minutes, so any hints will be very ap...
by FryPpy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Another T60 FrankenPad!...Different approach...Pic links
Replies: 34
Views: 34632

Re: Another T60 FrankenPad!...Different approach...Pic links

Sorry for necroposting, but... And sorry - i haven't build frankenpad from R61 yet (already have normal T601 franky;)... I have upgraded R61 with X9000 using hints from this topic and can confirm that 42W7822 can eat Penryn CPU (tested on T8300 and X9000). My procedure: installing original 1.24 - 1....
by FryPpy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X61, ok to run without palm rest fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 4945

Re: X61, ok to run without palm rest fan?

You can dump the EC firmware from a non-WWAN X61 and flash that onto yours. My main X61 have T8300, 2nd fan and WWAN and still working fine. But spare X61 (got it for body parts) have T7500 and haven't WWAN and 2nd fan (may be canibalized by someone in the past?), but "fan error" is here. And i wen...
by FryPpy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Hybrid questions
Replies: 11
Views: 7041

Re: Thinkpad X1 Hybrid questions

First try and... fail:( Got: X1 (OG) - 1286-CTO with i7 - shabby, no touch screen, no HDD, battery is dead. IMM card - 04W3275 Cable kit for X1 Hybrid - 04W3274. Disassembled and cleaned Thinkpad. Find socket for special cable 50.4N408.001 (from cable kit). Connected, assembled, Installed Windows 7 ...
by FryPpy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Hybrid questions
Replies: 11
Views: 7041

Re: Thinkpad X1 Hybrid questions

If you check the 1286-2JU with our above MTM link, you get both an X1 and an X1-Hybrid Interesting, how 2 different models may have one MTM??? May be this is a hint that X1 and X1 Hybrid are almost indistinguishable? It's a long shot considering how long ago this model had been around (since 2011 ?...
by FryPpy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Hybrid questions
Replies: 11
Views: 7041

Re: Thinkpad X1 Hybrid questions

Good luck! I will need it;) I can't find any hybrid models on sale now (on local market or ebay). Only one that sits on ebay is very strange (NOT MY UNIT AND IT IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT) . It have designation "X1 hybrid" on screen bezel but it have MTM = 1291-26U. And MTM lookup say that it is commo...
by FryPpy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Hybrid questions
Replies: 11
Views: 7041

Thinkpad X1 Hybrid questions

For me Thinkpad X1 (OG) is not common as its Carbon brothers... but Hybrid model is rareity. X1 is Thinkpad so it can be tinkerd some way (even motherboard can be swapped;). But what we know about Hybrid? As i can understand Hybrid is a normal X1 with added IMM (Instant Media Mode) card instead WWAN...
by FryPpy
Thu May 30, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X201 Bluetooth
Replies: 12
Views: 4848

Re: Thinkpad X201 Bluetooth

I'm sharing my screenshot of Device Mgr for assistance, any thoughts on what could be going wrong ? If i understand right you have Bluetooth device. "Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R)" is it. Check if Bluetooth icon is near clock on taskbar in notification area. Normally Bluetooth is USB device. In li...
by FryPpy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 55
Views: 17055

Re: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

I have a Sharp and a Tandy that did that BIOS thing. Really seemed neat at first until I realized that I believe with all 3 most settings will require a reboot to take into effect or immediately reboot anyway. I have a TI laptop(some later Tandys/Panasonics did this too) where you have to use a DOS...
by FryPpy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?
Replies: 55
Views: 17055

Re: Why do people keep going back to Thinkpad?

My 0.2c to 701c ;) Old ThinkPads have good BIOS with all things in place: PM bios for older systems + ACPI for newer and EC that do all this work. All this things works right till T60 era :( may be this is Lenovo's BAD thing may be this is due transition to dualcore processors ): And what about 701c...
by FryPpy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: IBM ThinkPad "R50" CPU Upgrade ? [HELP]
Replies: 16
Views: 4707

Re: IBM ThinkPad "R50" CPU Upgrade ? [HELP]

dr_st wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:23 am
R400 will not support the T7700 and will not support the T7200.
Not 100% sure, but R400 officially support 800MHz FSB CPUs (T5870 and T5670). And i believe that it can eat T7700.
But with 1066MHz FSB Penryn it can work better.
by FryPpy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Unconventional TP favorites?
Replies: 12
Views: 3361

Re: Unconventional TP favorites?

Looks like you forgot the Lenovo Thinkpad Z series, the first widescreen Thinkpads: :) Ooooh.... my bad. Too bad they are just too slow for most tasks nowadays. Z61 on par with T60 - 3Gb mem and no help from GPU for video decoding:( But for me the worst feature of Z6x-series was peeling off varnish...
by FryPpy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Unconventional TP favorites?
Replies: 12
Views: 3361

Re: Unconventional TP favorites?

Which TPs do you guys really like that generally don't get that much attention? ... TP 570(E)- X301's grandfather? Had one a long time ago but it was long since thrown out. In common it is thought that S30/S31 is 10th anniversary model... but i have found that special X30 is 10th anniversary ... Bu...
by FryPpy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ThinkPad March Madness 2019 Bracket Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Re: ThinkPad March Madness 2019 Bracket Tournament

dr_st wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:43 am
Or T420s/T430s. Especially with the FHD mod.
+1 interesting comparison. You can add T430u to that bracket, but it will be weakest - without classic keyboard mod and dock, with internal battery and worst display. But it is ultrabook class like TP25.
by FryPpy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ThinkPad March Madness 2019 Bracket Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Re: ThinkPad March Madness 2019 Bracket Tournament

Hey everyone, just posting this on a few platforms and see what ThinkPad would win. Interesting thing. I have given my votes. But have stuck between S30 and TP25 anniversary. TP25 is for sure Anniversary (collectible) model. But S30???? Looking at ThinkPad History @ ThinkWiki first ThinkPad dated a...
by FryPpy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad)
Replies: 296
Views: 236405

Re: Install a 1066MHz FSB CPU on T61 (including Core 2 Quad)

My turn to resurrect this great thread. ...I went to do the pin D22 GTLREF connection and realized that my board doesn't have that D22 via. It's just missing. I have dead T61 14" wide screen mobo and can confirm it have no via for D22. There is one (theoretical) workaround - interconnecting GTLREF ...
by FryPpy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 Slim DVD USB Enclosure?
Replies: 2
Views: 2000

Re: T61 Slim DVD USB Enclosure?

robert213 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Would this USB Enclosure Kit be useful in making my T61's DVD Drive be used as a USB Enclosure?
NO. This is for SATA devices (found in T400, T410...) but in T4x, T6x we have IDE devices.
by FryPpy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My ThinkPads [WARNING: PICS]
Replies: 17
Views: 5472

Re: My ThinkPads [WARNING: PICS]

+1 Very nice collection :thumbs-UP:
zod wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:36 am
TransNote, PIII 475/192MB/10GB HDD
Is it Win XP on it? Can you install all TransNote's drivers and programs in XP?
by FryPpy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: X201s, to buy or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 5434

Re: X201s, to buy or not?

I gave the honor to the old friend - X61 with T8300. I have dusted and repasted it with AS MX5 and it goes to 50C!!! (but now only 28C ambient). It have one big heatpipe in HSF. X60F Core Solo U1300 Can you write couple words about your toy. What was made (have you put it in X61 body), temps and abi...

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