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by thinkpadcollection
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Create bootable GPT partition for windows 10?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Create bootable GPT partition for windows 10?

My workstation computer is HP z220 which is EFI capable means can handle large storage than 2TB but there is questions not answered in other articles. AOMEI answered my question about cloning installed Win 10 on MBR to GPT drive with no issues. Yet is there a need to partition the 3TB hd to GPT and ...
by thinkpadcollection
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: 17mm PATA SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: LF: 17mm PATA SSD

Height of older HDs for older computers were 12.5mm height. I sourced an IBM 48GB in that height for my thinkpad 600 since performance is more than enough for Pentium 233mmx. Both 9.5mm and 12.5mm can be used in yours, confirmed, your bay is 12.5mm height but 9.5mm 20, 40, 80GB are easier to find an...
by thinkpadcollection
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind

My apologies.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind

Processor i5-4200m does not have VT-x. Upgrade processor to i5-4300m or higher. Also i5-4310m, i5-4330m and i5-4340m. Also i7-4600m or i7-4610m. Personally i'd pick i7-4610m, i5-4340m as second choice in performance wise. Source one from ebay via paypal or money order to the seller with mailing addr...
by thinkpadcollection
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind

With computer turned off, press NOVO button. Computer will turn on and go directly to BIOS.

Arrow right once. Then arrow down 6 times. Enter. Arrow once down. Hit F10 once and make sure it says Save settings and exit is confirmed then hit enter.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 has occasional problems starting
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: T60 has occasional problems starting

1. Replace that CPU for T7200 (better performance wise) 2. Replace the memory. This could be your intermittent defect, Not too expensive from ebay. Chinese and other sellers sells matched pair 4GB (2x2GB) made by elpida, micron, hynix and samsung. 3. If things keeps happening it is the motherboard. ...
by thinkpadcollection
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Prototype notebook with 3:2 LCD
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Prototype notebook with 3:2 LCD

https://twitter.com/IanCutress/status/8 ... 8370141184. One guy who checked it out is part of anandtech website. I like anandtech for their expertise in hardware.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Sat May 27, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: AIX IBM RISC System 6000 N40 Type: 7007
Replies: 6
Views: 250

AIX IBM RISC System 6000 N40 Type: 7007

Link: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-IBM-RISC-System-6000-N40-Type-7007-30MHz-Laptop-w-Power-Adapter/391794271348?_trksid=p2055119.c100022.m2048&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170119213129%26meid%3Ddb67ba9e567f4739aa57b04b0c709216%26pid%3D100022%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D...
by thinkpadcollection
Fri May 26, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: UPDATE: Updating bios on thinkcentre 57 is a exercise in frustration.
Replies: 2
Views: 222

FINAL UPDATE: Re: UPDATE: Updating bios on thinkcentre 57 is a exercise in frustration.

Final update to this asinine lenovo creation called thinkcentre m57 is full on fan speed going like angry bug. For anyone who need full cmos reset on any thinkcentre computers to fix this: 1. unplug and open up the computer, move cmos jumper reset, remove battery button. 2. plug in and turn on. let ...
by thinkpadcollection
Mon May 22, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Looking to replace 5:4 monitor, but with what?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Looking to replace 5:4 monitor, but with what?

I game and look at screen daily my old early 7 years old LED SyncMaster PX2370 does the job and no sign of age still but how is Dell U2415 for fast paced game? Note that desk hutch space is limited that anything up to 24" can fit.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Mon May 22, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Silicone spray on fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Silicone spray on fan?

I hope not, you know how the fan is constructed, would had to flood the fan to reach deep into shaft bearing is way under the motor rotor. Also silicone is not a lube either. Get the fan off the heatsink and lift the fan off the housing and give the fan shaft bit of dab of engine oil or suitable and...
by thinkpadcollection
Sun May 21, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrading to i7 2760QM
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Upgrading to i7 2760QM

I finally see your sig line is win 7 pro. I have experience in both, Go for win 10 via assistive upgrade for free. The multitasking on multi core is poorer with win 7, (look in your task manager under resource monitor, CPU to see what I mean), going to windows 10 will net you more benefit and will a...
by thinkpadcollection
Sat May 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Upgrading to i7 2760QM
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Upgrading to i7 2760QM

Are you running windows 7? Will not benefit from that quad processor as much with daily software compared to using windows 10 will help with latest versions of software. Firefox is multi-core aware but to do it best, needs windows 10. Even I use anti-malware as well, which parked it in one of other ...
by thinkpadcollection
Sat May 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: strange beeps when idle
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: strange beeps when idle

Beep is the from the hard drive dying. Back up your work data *now* and get new hard drive. Trust me. These beeps came from the HD seeking slowly (making that eee noise).

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Thu May 18, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Cloning XP on PATA drives in T42.
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Cloning XP on PATA drives in T42.

USB too slow and I'm leery of them since I had one die and killed two drives. :( I use USB external box for data shuffling. For cloning I use eSATA cable or ultrabay adapter. This time I used PATA to SATA ultrabay adapter for T42-R52 series and AOMEI backupper while in XP. No issues. On this T42, We...
by thinkpadcollection
Thu May 18, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 29
Views: 1345

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

My advice to anyone who are reinstalling new XP is to blockchain install IE8 via IE6 then firefox then get IE8 and have few files ready: windows update 7.6 or 3.0, .net framework 3.5, SP3 300MB type (redistributable). Post #27 was right on, I'm thankful able to update the XP normally. Internet gave ...
by thinkpadcollection
Thu May 18, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Cloning XP on PATA drives in T42.
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Cloning XP on PATA drives in T42.

I had no luck getting this to work as this renders cloned drive unbootable on any older thinkpads like T42, R52. I have ultrabay PATA to SATA bridge to store cloned windows on second drive. What clone software works for this? I had no problem doing this with newer machines using all SATA system. I w...
by thinkpadcollection
Thu May 18, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Memory upgrade to 6GB T410 won't boot
Replies: 4
Views: 462

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

Ranks have *nothing* to do with number of chips. Ranks is number of "banks" of a group of memory space as viewed from processor's. 1Rx8 is one rank while other 2Rx8 are two ranks. I usually find that notebooks works with 1Rx16 and 2Rx8. By the way, PC3L is 1.35V not low power. PC3 is 1.5V supply, th...
by thinkpadcollection
Tue May 16, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Is Lenovo W520 quadcore with 2960xm cpu still Better than the top W530 and most of The newer laptops of today?
Replies: 28
Views: 4594

Re: Is Lenovo W520 quadcore with 2960xm cpu still Better than the top W530 and most of The newer laptops of today?

i7 and Quads processors are significant asset on W10 even firefox and malware scanners benefits most than from this vs running windows 7 that does not utilize cores very well. I had to go W10 on few machines and seen improvements especially i5 and i7, in future in my cards, xeon for my HP z220 (curr...
by thinkpadcollection
Thu May 11, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 32bit OS, and directx. Based on premise of old gaming.
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: 32bit OS, and directx. Based on premise of old gaming.

theterminator93, what kind of GPU and CPU used in win 7 x86 computer desktop? Cheers, and thanks, thinkpadcollection Just about all the games I play are 2000 or older and all of them run just fine on my A31p with 98SE loaded. I've also had good luck on T4* series machines and XP, though some of the ...
by thinkpadcollection
Wed May 10, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 32bit OS, and directx. Based on premise of old gaming.
Replies: 3
Views: 201

32bit OS, and directx. Based on premise of old gaming.

No matter you use a 32bit OS, it is limited to 4GB and this additionally affects how much final system memory impacted by GPU's ram. This brings to a question. Can I do fine with windows 7 32bits using older games pre 2000 and any 16bit stuff? My forte is in XP 32bit expertise as well but anyone kno...
by thinkpadcollection
Thu May 04, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 i7 720QM Turbo Boost not working - help
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: W510 i7 720QM Turbo Boost not working - help

Do you realize all W series of this vintage from Wx10 to Wx30 needs 170W adapters? Try this.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.

I thought made this clear, once you go to this forum, it is already in HTTPS website mode means secure website even you are not logged in yet, and therefore login is secure enough already as well. My browser always flag this as insecure every time I log in and the little padlock in front of website ...
by thinkpadcollection
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Frankenpad best heatsink
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Frankenpad best heatsink

Take a T500 fan and swap T61's heatsink fans. Nothing else. T60 and T500 does not land on the chipsets properly in T61 due to height differences.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Prudent to convert this forum to HTTPS for login and rest of forum.

Most of web sites of all kinds have converted to HTTPS for safety and security reason. Why not here?

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: UPDATE: Updating bios on thinkcentre 57 is a exercise in frustration.
Replies: 2
Views: 222

UPDATE: Updating bios on thinkcentre 57 is a exercise in frustration.

UPDATE: Anyone with thinkcentre computers, storing CMOS settings is little different from other computers is most of settings is kept if saved and exit only kept most of settings. Except to do this properly and complete, has to save *custom* settings first then save and exit will keep complete setti...
by thinkpadcollection
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: eSATA power on both T410 and T420.
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: eSATA power on both T410 and T420.

Thank you all, this is great forum. I now understand better.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: eSATA power on both T410 and T420.
Replies: 5
Views: 711

eSATA power on both T410 and T420.

I have both computers, but one thing I'm not happy about is T410 does not supply power via eSATA port while T420 does. Is this a hardware problem or just a feature? Also did checked the security section to see if eSATA is enabled which is does. Meaning can be used.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: installing memory question
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: installing memory question

The slot under the keyboard get filled first. Always largest of first whichever comes first. This is how stock configuration comes when new.
On older series before T400/500, bottom slot first under the palmrest.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection

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