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by shawross
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 freezes every 1 second
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: X200 freezes every 1 second

If you buy a new SSD I would still recommend to benchmark it as a reference for later checks and to determine wear levels.
by shawross
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 freezes every 1 second
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: X200 freezes every 1 second

There are testing programs which should pick up problems. I have used https://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html before. But it does look like you will be purchasing another SSD. If you go for a secondhand SSD test it immediately when you receive it using the above program. goodl...
by shawross
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200 freezes every 1 second
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: X200 freezes every 1 second

Windows 7 has gadgets with CPU and memory gauges to indicate what resources are being used. This may or may not help analyse the problem.
by shawross
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: What yo do with old T4X Machines.
Replies: 22
Views: 1453

Re: What yo do with old T4X Machines.

Yes the magical IBM badge coupled with the "Manufactured for IBM" label on the underneath of the Thinkpads. How much this values the machines now and in the future is interesting and up for conjecture.
by shawross
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The almighty Blue Enter key?
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: The almighty Blue Enter key?

Lenovo are determined to make Thinkpads look more bland in my eyes. YMMV

They can also save maybe some cents per keyboard doing this.

RIP Richard Sapper
by shawross
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How to wear down those trackpad bumps...
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: How to wear down those trackpad bumps...

The solution is use the trackpoint for scrolling.
by shawross
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?

Laptop prices over the years have dropped dramatically across the industry and margins are tight for the remaining producers. Something has to suffer the consequences IMO. The old adage you get what you pay for I believe is true enough here. If you want the fastest and lightest Laptop then you can p...
by shawross
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511

hellosailor wrote:The odds of Yet Another Fine Microsoft Programming Bug? Well, those are proven to be higher.
No doubts that is where your problem probably resides. This is why I won't entertain Windows 10 as a daily driver yet.

I hoping things get better in a couple of years.
by shawross
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511

Yes you would be ok because of MalwareBytes regular scans but I have seen Windows 10 Defender paralyzed by a Malware/Virus.

It wouldn't install updates and otherwise the system seemed normal. Get rid of Defender and install Avast if you want serious protection.
by shawross
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Stuck in Win10 ver. 1511

Are you sure that you don't have Malware on your Thinkpad?

What virus or malware software do you use?

Careful when connecting to so called Microsoft support. Trust only 1 person with your computer.
by shawross
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: My T61 Died need Expert Suggestions to buy a 2nd durble user friendly uprgadeable powerful Ibm Lenovo Laptop
Replies: 42
Views: 2771

Re: My T61 Died need Expert Suggestions to buy a 2nd durble user friendly uprgadeable powerful Ibm Lenovo Laptop

Lenovo just keep giving us reasons not to spend money.

Upgradability, Screen ratios, keyboards, build quality ......

Nothing new here though unfortunately.
by shawross
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 724
Views: 280350

Re: Post your desktop.

Your Lisi would be more faithful, cheaper to run but not as dangerous as the on screen model. IMHO
by shawross
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 724
Views: 280350

Re: Post your desktop.

MikalE wrote: For the really bad men that try to hurt Lisl von Schlaf and I.

Lisi is obviously For Your Eyes only and the hardware is for ours. Nice!
by shawross
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 724
Views: 280350

Re: Post your desktop.

Maybe he is expecting a visit from the police. Illinois is not that far from Minneapolis.
by shawross
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 724
Views: 280350

Re: Post your desktop.

The two things on your desk, the mouse and the gun. And I am not sure what should be more redundant.

The mouse, well that that is what some people are happier using.

The gun, which reminds me I am on an American forum. LOL
by shawross
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: High CPU Usage
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: High CPU Usage

Nope, I checked there are no updates running, no JRE, windows, flash nothing :( . I have kept all updates to only notify no auto updates Even when you have the Windows Update setting to only notify it can still be running in the background. To make sure it is not Windows Update you have to actually...
by shawross
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM

Lomax wrote: if I want to fiddle with something "multi-touch" I'd rather go play with my girlfriend ;)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes Thinkpad does = Trackpoint especially for the X series


Some people think the X class Thinkpads finished with the 16:10 X201 series
by shawross
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My current Thinkpad collection (Large Pic sizes)
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: My current Thinkpad collection (Large Pic sizes)

Consider putting Tiny XP on your A31 and I don't think you would be disappointed. I wouldn't connect it to the internet but that's your decision.
by shawross
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 1901

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

Yes it is only for the Atom processor 2 in 1 machines but personally I feel it may not always be a bad thing unless some serious exploits emerge. Windows Updates can be painful and on lower powered machines would grind everything to a halt. As long as you run a decent anitivirus software like Avast ...
by shawross
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many of you no longer own laptops?
Replies: 47
Views: 1579

Re: How many of you no longer own laptops?

Laptops will always be my choice of internet connection as their flexibility makes them superior IMO. in my house there are 2 desktops which never get used lately and I don't seem to need the extra grunt. I am not into laptops with touch screens but this may change somewhere in the future. I have a ...
by shawross
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Suggestions for an android phone
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Suggestions for an android phone

I have a Chinese INEW L4 android which has a 5000Mah battery. The camera is just OK but in low light conditions the Chinese phone cameras struggle.
by shawross
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 v X220
Replies: 17
Views: 1267

Re: X201 v X220

Previously I was going to buy a X220 2520 to replace my X201 540M.

I decided to keep my X201 because the 16:10 display was more important than the 13.8% performance upgrade.

Also I didn't need the msata drive option or the display port. YMMV
by shawross
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T43/p: Which versions of Windows do you use
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: ThinkPad T43/p: Which versions of Windows do you use

My T43 is also mostly retired now and I prefer W7 to W10.

The original Edge browser was nice and light when W10 first came out and this was more suited to the T43.
by shawross
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: wireless display on Windows 10?
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: wireless display on Windows 10?

You maybe able to use Microsoft Compatibility Administrator for Windows 10. This has previously been used to install Power Manager successfully.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... rator-tool



Good luck
by shawross
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 4G/LTE
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: 4G/LTE

4G requires newer hardware. The best 4G setup is to install 4G sim into a smart phone and use as a WIFI hotspot.

A cheap chinese phone can be purchased for under $100 USD.
by shawross
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Hard Disk bay Vs Ultrabay disk caddy
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Hard Disk bay Vs Ultrabay disk caddy

They all use Pata drives even the T43 and from my experience there aren't performance differences. Although if you get a Pata to Sata caddy it will let you install a Sata drive which will be slightly quicker.
by shawross
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x60s: lost a memory channel!
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: x60s: lost a memory channel!

It maybe the Memory socket but all you can do is make sure it's clean.
by shawross
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157167

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

http://fortune.com/2017/06/22/thinkpad- ... on-lenovo/


David Hill linked to this off Twitter so I am assuming it is fairly accurate and I am expecting a 16 x 10.

I would never buy a 16 x 9 Laptop regardless of make or model.

I am expecting something reasonable with the Retro
by shawross
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Remote security exploit in all 2008+ Intel platforms
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Remote security exploit in all 2008+ Intel platforms

The T400 is not listed so you can assume it is not affected by the " Remote security exploit ".

Make sure AMT is disabled in your BIOS regardless and any software to AMT is removed.
by shawross
Wed May 31, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157167

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Yes if the Surface came out with a decent Trackpoint then I would open my wallet.

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