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by SaberX
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Wireless card for T420s
Replies: 13
Views: 3543

Re: Wireless card for T420s

I know this post is few months old BUT i did a wireless upgrade on a T420s before. Went on ebay and got the cheap Chinese wi-fi card. The Intel Ultimate-N 6300.Listed for Lenovo. And cheap too. Was only like $7.50 CDN. Free shipping.Just had to wait 5 to 6 weeks for it. Just plug in and go. Just did...
by SaberX
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 HD vs T420 HD+
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

Re: T430 HD vs T420 HD+

I had the HD screen in my T430 and replaced it with T420's HD+. Both suck, but the HD+ has better brightness and slightly better colors. However, the viewing angles are terrible. I guess HD+ is a better choice, because HD was just too dim to use during daylight even indoors. If you'll be using exte...
by SaberX
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Dogfish mSATA ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

Dogfish mSATA ???

Hey guys/girls..... Just wondering if anyone has used SSD called Dogfish? I just got a T430 and looking for a SSD . With the free mSATA slot i like to go that way over the 2.5" drive way. On Amazon i came across some mSATA SSD drives for cheap called Dogfish. I'm in Canada and the price of the 120GB...
by SaberX
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 Ultrabay HDD getting 'removed' frequently
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: T430 Ultrabay HDD getting 'removed' frequently

Have a look at the Power Plan settings.
I just picked up a T430 and one thing i seen was the dvd burner was powered off.Every time i start the system it's on. But after 5 mins or so it powers off.
Might be a setting to keep it powered on all the time.
Worth a look...
by SaberX
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Great to be back.
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Great to be back.

Thanks....
It's chilly up here. -10C here now. About 14F in your temp.
We will get it colder yet tho.
by SaberX
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Great to be back.
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Great to be back.

Great to see the forum is still going strong.
Been away for a while but still use thinkpads.
Just trying to catch up on all the new info.
I did just pick up a mint T500. I'll be looking for some cheap upgrades soon. (CPU and some ram mostly).
Bill
from way up north....
by SaberX
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301/8gb RAM/128gb SSD - is is worthy?
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: X301/8gb RAM/128gb SSD - is is worthy?

I went from the 5100 wi fi to the 5300 and that made a huge difference for me.Now my wi fi router is only a Apple airport express topping out at 300mbps. But i connect at this speed most places in the big house. My next thing is a HDD adapter in place of the dvd burner. Had mine for months now and o...
by SaberX
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301/8gb RAM/128gb SSD - is is worthy?
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: X301/8gb RAM/128gb SSD - is is worthy?

In my X301 , i have the 1.6Ghz cpu. Along with 128 gig SSD and 8gig ram. I have no complaints about the system. Well the CPU could be little faster BUT with the SSD its great. I find it much faster to use then my buddys loaded T60P with a 64gig ssd. It's not a gaming laptop.But handles everythig els...
by SaberX
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Intel 5100 on an X301
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

Re: Intel 5100 on an X301

My X301 had the intel 5100. Internet keep cutting out and within 10 feet of my Apple Express router, i was only getting 135 to 150(maybe 180 for few sec's). I went and got the intel 5300 from ebay.Was under 20.00 cdn,cheaper if bought from china. Now i'm getting full 300 all the time with solid conn...
by SaberX
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Sold - x301 in Good Condition with one exception
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: FS: x301 in Good Condition with one exception

That IBM in my sig is just left over from listing older thinkpad that have come and gone.
It's still says lenovo on my X301.
I still find myself saying IBM thinkpads when talking about newer lenovo laptops.
Even tho I know lenovo took over thinkpads some time ago. Back when T43 or T60's I think.
by SaberX
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Sold - x301 in Good Condition with one exception
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: FS: x301 in Good Condition with one exception

Nice system with a nice price. And with the 128 gig SSD , its a nice bonus......
by SaberX
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x301 - any 1.8" or mSata SSD drive ok to install?
Replies: 6
Views: 4206

Re: x301 - any 1.8" or mSata SSD drive ok to install?

My X301 came with the 250 gig disk drive.(5400 rpm) . Not fast but its better then a 4200 rpm drive. I now have a Lenovo Samsung 128 gig SSD. It is flashed to give me TRIM.Its like a new computer now.The thing is fast.Cold boot up in under 25 sec. If i never got the SSD i think i would have sold thi...
by SaberX
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 8 GB RAM support with X301 Type 2774 and Windows7 64bit?
Replies: 19
Views: 6507

Re: 8 GB RAM support with X301 Type 2774 and Windows7 64bit?

Were the 1333 chips KVR? I suspect the HyperX are tested for a wider range than KVR. I cant remember the number on them now.But it was the Kingston Value Ram. This is what is listed on their web page for the ram that did not work... Kingston 4GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM PC3-10600 This is the HyperX kit i u...
by SaberX
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 8 GB RAM support with X301 Type 2774 and Windows7 64bit?
Replies: 19
Views: 6507

Re: 8 GB RAM support with X301 Type 2774 and Windows7 64bit?

Got the 1.6Ghz X301 , 2776.
Just bought two Kingston DDR3-1333 4GB's.
Did not work at all.
Then i tryed Kingston HyperX 8 gig kit,2 x 4GB's at DDR3-1600.
Works great and runs fast.
I know the system is only running the ram at DDR3-8500 speed.
But strange that the 1333 did not work but the 1600 does.
by SaberX
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: What is your Windows-7 ***WEI-SCORE***?
Replies: 56
Views: 34398

Re: What is your Windows-7 ***WEI-SCORE***?

My new to me X301... with Win 7 Pro 64 bit... Processor(SU9600,C2D 1.6Ghz,3meg cache) --- 4.8 Memory (8GB Kingston hyperX kit DDR3) --------------- 4.9 Graphics (Intel 4 Series ) --------------------- 4.1 Gaming Graphics ------------------------------ 3.4 Hard Disk (Toshiba 250Gig 5400RPM 1.8")-----...
by SaberX
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X300 SSD upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 5103

Re: X300 SSD upgrade

Been away from Thinkpads for awhile....But yesterday i picked up a mint X301 for a steal. It has the 250 gig 5400rpm 1.8" drive.Its not bad but love to get a nice SSD for this system. I'm just looking through the forums now to get info on it. But it seems to me the best way to go is get a new mSATA ...
by SaberX
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Wanted:T420s intel 6300 Wi if card "found one"
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Wanted:T420s intel 6300 Wi if card

Finally got one ordered from eBay. 30.00 free shipping is not bad.
by SaberX
Wed May 30, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Wanted:T420s intel 6300 Wi if card "found one"
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Wanted:T420s intel 6300 Wi if card

The 6300 and 6200 cards have the same hardware, while the 6300 supports an extra antenna (three in total). I see no reason why the 6200 card shouldn't have worked. The 6200 card from t410 gave the bios error in the t420s. I thought it would have worked also but I'm guessing the t420s needs a card f...
by SaberX
Wed May 30, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Wanted:T420s intel 6300 Wi if card "found one"
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Wanted:T420s intel 6300 Wi if card "found one"

Looking for a wi if card for the T 420s.
The Intel 6300 card seems to be the best fit.
Befor I get one from eBay I like to check here first.

Note that I have tryed the intel 6200 card from my T410 and it won't work.needs to be newer....
by SaberX
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 wifi card dont work in the T420...
Replies: 1
Views: 858

T410 wifi card dont work in the T420...

I have a T410 with the intel 6200 wifi card. My buddy has a T420s with just the thinkpad wifi 1x1 card. I thought i would try my 6200 card in his laptop to show him the diffrence in a good wifi card. But after installing the 6200 in his T420 he gets the 1802 error. I always thought the T410 and T420...
by SaberX
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 with intel video plays web videos messed up
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Re: T410 with intel video plays web videos messed up

johnwatson85 wrote:Hey that was really helpful and i would like you to visit www(dot)inspiredbc(dot)com
Sorry but we dont need anymore spam...Points me to a web site "jesus only net org" but google says it's off line......
by SaberX
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Can Intel HD Graphics 3000 power a FHD/1080p screen?
Replies: 9
Views: 4426

Re: Can Intel HD Graphics 3000 power a FHD/1080p screen?

I have seen some laptops (Acer 5755-6699 is one that comes to mind) with i3-2330m and Intel HD 3000 that have WEI scores as high as 6.2 and 6.1 for graphics. I do not know if they were factory freaks or what, but it is amazing what Intel is getting out of those sandy bridge chips. That sounds reall...
by SaberX
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL500 , what screen fits?
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

Re: SL500 , what screen fits?

OK i have another question. I never did many screen replacements. So for the above SL500 thinkpad , i found a 15.4" screen thats from Lenovo and FRU: 42t8694. Google is showing a LED backlight screen. Can you put a LED screen into a SL500? How can i find out if the SL500 did come with a LED or LCD s...
by SaberX
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Win 7 Installation on a T420. Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Re: Win 7 Installation on a T420. Help!

It should work no problem. My T410 has the COA for Win7Pro. It came with 32bit. I upgraded the ram to 8 gigs so i needed the Win 7 Pro 64bit cd. I just googled Win7 Pro 64 bit ISO and i think one of the first links came up with the 64bit ISO. Its jut the ISO of the install CD.Not hacked or not warez...
by SaberX
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 with intel video plays web videos messed up
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Re: T410 with intel video plays web videos messed up

It only happened twice this morning.... It did do it with IE and Chrome. Tryed playing bunch of youtube videos since it happened this morning and nothing. My T410 has 8 gigs ram(2x4gig ddr3-1333 match pair) The wireless card is Intel 6300 and about 10 feet away from Dlink N router at full 300Mb/s. A...
by SaberX
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: What is your Windows-7 ***WEI-SCORE***?
Replies: 56
Views: 34398

Re: What is your Windows-7 ***WEI-SCORE***?

T410 (2522-25U) Win7 Pro 64bit Processor: 6.9 (core i5-M540 @2.53Ghz) Memory:6.9 (8.0GB DDR3-1333) Graphics:4.4 (Intel HD Graphics 5700HD) Gaming Graphics:5.3 (1696 MB Graphics memory) Hard disk:5.9 (320GB 7200rpm) Overall , very happy with the speed.Next step is a Intel SSD hard drive.When the pric...
by SaberX
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 with intel video plays web videos messed up
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

T410 with intel video plays web videos messed up

Have a T410 core i5 intel HD video. Few times now after a few mins of playing web video from say youtube , the video would get all blocky and messed up. But video played from the hard drive plays fine.I can play the messed up web video and the hard drive video same time on same screen . I reboot and...
by SaberX
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL500 , what screen fits?
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

SL500 , what screen fits?

I just picked up a used SL500(2746-EKU). The screen and hard drive was missing. So i put in a good 160gig 7200rpm drive and used the VGA to my 32" HDTV and booted up and installed windows.Everything works great on it. Question is , what screens from what laptops will work in this? It's a 15.4". I'm ...
by SaberX
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Price of new / used hard drives.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Re: Price of new / used hard drives.....

WOW... After searching more about the hard drive prices because of the flooding,i see why there so much now... But after searching more i do find some good prices on 750/7200 drives and prices of SSD are drooping. Now i have to decide if i want a big 750gig drive or a much much faster SSD about 120/...
by SaberX
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Price of new / used hard drives.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Price of new / used hard drives.....

When did the price of 2.5" laptop hard drives go way up??? Just went online looking to upgrade the T410 i have. It have a 320/7200 drive now. Great fast drive but could use a bigger one. Prices of a 500 or 750 gig drive is now around the 150.00+ (give or take a bit from different sites). It wasn't t...

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