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by thinkpadcollection
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Reading Burned Program DVD's on Older T'Pads
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Reading Burned Program DVD's on Older T'Pads

2GB compact flash and a cardbus/PCMCIA compact flash adapter. Use newer computer to copy data to the compact flash in a adapter and move this to any of your computers running windows. Works very well even on windows 95. No driver required except for cardbus/PCMCIA chipset driver installed on each no...
by thinkpadcollection
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 Displayport issue in Windows but not in Linux
Replies: 25
Views: 1202

Re: X220 Displayport issue in Windows but not in Linux

How old is EIZO? Keep in mind this is third party manufactured monitor usually have quality issues.

Go to different place (your friend's) and try on different monitor. Can get this display to HDMI cable adapter too.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Re: T420s to fanless server project - cooling sorted, I think
Replies: 28
Views: 1947

Re: T420s to fanless server project - cooling sorted, I think

Get different heatsink with wider fin pitch also fins slightly thicker too, base of the heatsink should be thick. Dell heatsink makes good heatsinks from Optiplex series used for tower. Like this: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Dell-OptiPlex-330-Desktop-Heatsink-Shroud-J9761/322995963984?hash=item4b340f485...
by thinkpadcollection
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Re: T420s to fanless server project - cooling sorted, I think
Replies: 28
Views: 1947

Re: T420s to fanless server project - cooling concerns

If you can, change the smaller block of aluminum to copper, you should able to drop about 10 to 15C this way. The thermal conductivity is poorer with aluminum over distance. The heatsink is good design by the way.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: ThinkPad W510 720QM Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: ThinkPad W510 720QM Hot

Again, vacuuming will not fix that. Heatsink requires fan disassembly by take the fan assembly off the heatsink to get at the heatsink's fins properly with a brush and blow it out to finish cleaning. T500/W500 have same problem with dust build up inside the fan at the fins. http://www.paulstravelpic...
by thinkpadcollection
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What is the absolute best 14.1" 4:3 t601 heatsink?
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Re: What is the absolute best 14.1" 4:3 t601 heatsink?

These mentioned heatsink can be further modded too: take a T500/W500 fan with cover from the heatsink and put it on the T61 heatsink, this will increase the cooling efficiency. Best part about this is there is nothing needed about modifying the fan to fit the T61 heatsink, just install it as is. T50...
by thinkpadcollection
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Adjust Screen Contrast T60P
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Adjust Screen Contrast T60P

Always uninstall the ATI or Nvidia, intel video drivers first. Sometimes also install hotkey driver for your thinkpad.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection.
by thinkpadcollection
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What Is Wrong With My ThinkPad T60
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: What Is Wrong With My ThinkPad T60

Find the strong attraction with piece of steel on the lid or keyboard bezel, that is your clue where sensor would meet when lid is closed.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 X9100 Overheating
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: W500 X9100 Overheating

Since there is no "W500" heatsinks, the heatsink shares with both T500 and W500 and is already made for 35W CPU usually. What you are basically holding is a T500 chassis with single difference is GPU for W500. What you need is to take heatsink fan off for a dust cleaning inside and lift the fan roto...
by thinkpadcollection
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 bios v1.52 Spectre fix
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Re: T420 bios v1.52 Spectre fix

Bios Updates all the way. I have seen no impact of use even linux, yesterday I just completed updated HP elite 8300 motherboard and now running windows 10 Pro. :) If the complete updates of bios did not fix the cold boot, replace the memory then CPU finally, motherboard. 1-3-3-1 is memory or CPU's m...
by thinkpadcollection
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T60p Corrupted BIOS- Need Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: ThinkPad T60p Corrupted BIOS- Need Help!

Show us image of this memory module that does not work properly?

What memory module now working is what make of memory maker?

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Anyone upgrade a T420 from 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM?
Replies: 14
Views: 2056

Re: Anyone upgrade a T420 from 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM?

One appreciate 16GB if doing heavy work with large data and heavy software. I do see the difference even with normal use on 16GB. And I use SSD in both T420 and Latitude 3350, only difference in memory size is Latitude's is 8GB while T420 has 16GB and is just a touch slower. Both using matched pair....
by thinkpadcollection
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo Preferred Pro Keyboard vI vs II vs something else?
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Re: Lenovo Preferred Pro Keyboard vI vs II vs something else?

There are plenty of dome keyboards that are actually decent and quiet. I have a old Logitech K120 which is still good after several years.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Yoga 370 Battery Life
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Yoga 370 Battery Life

And double the memory from 8GB to 16GB matched pair if you can get swing the expense This will cut down on swapping and speed up at same time but easy on runtime.
by thinkpadcollection
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: K1000M mobo vs K2000M
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: K1000M mobo vs K2000M

And different heatsink. both are not same due to K2000M has larger die size than K1000M.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: x240 no power (shorted board)
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: x240 no power (shorted board)

Hey, only way you will know for sure is take one yellow capacitor (small ceramic SMD capacitors and tantalum cap tend to fail shorted) at a time and check resistance like you have done before till shorted part is found.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W530 Motherboard Loose Contact - Shuts off suddenly
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: W530 Motherboard Loose Contact - Shuts off suddenly

Looks like I still need to press down on the mobo to get it started so no 100% fix. Exactly. This is reliability issue, only way is technician repair with reflow tools especially hot air rework to remelt broken solder using some flux as well can fix this properly, check for cellphone repair place? ...
by thinkpadcollection
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: SSD optimization for a T420?
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: SSD optimization for a T420?

T420 does not have UEFI. All Ivy bridge computers started this with introduction of UEFI which is Tx30 and onwards. The bios is not the thing about TRIM feature. OS does the TRIM upkeep begun with windows 7. OSes requires 64bit to handle GPT partitions regardless of boot or not. XP 64bit booting fro...
by thinkpadcollection
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Anyone upgrade a T420 from 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM?
Replies: 14
Views: 2056

Re: Anyone upgrade a T420 from 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM?

12GB is not dual channel mode. 8 + 4. 2+2, 4+4, or 8+8 is dual channel mode and helps with performance and bandwidth maxed out, both helpful for CPU and integrated GPU. Download CPU-Z, very small program and check what CPU-Z says on "memory" tab and for more details on each slot, use "SPD" tab. Chee...
by thinkpadcollection
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W530 Motherboard Loose Contact - Shuts off suddenly
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: W530 Motherboard Loose Contact - Shuts off suddenly

Motherboard has bad joints, either return notebook for refund or motherboard replacement is needed.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 resurrection
Replies: 53
Views: 3850

Re: Thinkpad 600 resurrection

Divide and conquer one problem at a time. Does that thing turns on and POST at all? Try without memory modules; all of them have 32MB on 600 and 600E, 600X 64MB. May have to swap out ultrabay optical drive mechanism with good one that is compatible with 600's ultrabay caddy. Buy a ultrabay floppy fo...
by thinkpadcollection
Tue May 29, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Unusually high CPU and RAM usage
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Unusually high CPU and RAM usage

Win 10 OS sweet spot is 16GB and greater for both medium and heavy users. 8GB is considered little small but good for very light use and suitable for 1 or 2 programs running. Also Win 10 particularly likes quick hard drive for example 4 head 640GB or 750GB HD, 2 or 4 heads 1TB and 6 heads 2TB spinne...
by thinkpadcollection
Mon May 28, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Way to get a T420 HDD clone to run in a T430?
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: Way to get a T420 HDD clone to run in a T430?

Turn off UEFI by turning on legacy mode for storage section first. To boot in UEFI mode requires GPT partition which you do not have, Legacy is used where MBR partitions are used for booting. I had a computer Latitude 3350 with UEFI as well, SSD is in MBR and 3350 motherboard came with UEFI enabled ...
by thinkpadcollection
Mon May 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T420 and I7 3840QM
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Thinkpad T420 and I7 3840QM

Rephrase the question to Sandy bridge quad (Core i7-2820QM) for T420 and see what answers says?

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Sun May 27, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: [SCRAPPED] W530 POSTs Once in a Blue Moon
Replies: 17
Views: 1006

Re: W530 POSTs Once in a Blue Moon

I had a T61 14.1 widescreen do exactly the same, the solution is motherboard.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Fri May 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: [SCRAPPED] W530 POSTs Once in a Blue Moon
Replies: 17
Views: 1006

Re: W530 POSTs Once in a Blue Moon

Try a ivy bridge 2 core test i5 CPU with heatsink compound and 1 memory module in one memory slot under the keyboard. Also make sure GOOD contact with GPU on the heatsink and pasted properly. Beginning with i core series, they have memory controller integrated into processor itself for both dual cor...
by thinkpadcollection
Thu May 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 resurrection
Replies: 53
Views: 3850

Re: Thinkpad 600 resurrection

You'd get more bang out of pushing the RAM up to 288MB if you haven't already (a pair of PC133 CL2 128MB sticks plus the on-motherboard 32MB). A PC133 stick isn't gonna play with TP600 series nearly as well as a PC100 or PC66 part in the case of 600 and 600E. If you have 128MB PC66 memory in the sl...
by thinkpadcollection
Sat May 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 resurrection
Replies: 53
Views: 3850

Re: Thinkpad 600 resurrection

600 is MMC-1 66fsb Neomagic is 2MB 600E is MMC-2 66fsb, video vram is 2.5MB 600X is also MMC-2 but 100fsb. Vram is 4MB. Up to 13.3" LCD max. And 2 notes from my experience because I played around to see what max capacity hard drives on these 3 models are (I do have all three 600 models). Both 600 an...
by thinkpadcollection
Fri May 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?
Replies: 33
Views: 6469

Re: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?

Not just Dell, there's HP, even have trackpoint.

Time march on still. Just for others to be aware of.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Thu May 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?
Replies: 33
Views: 6469

Re: Those who own the 15" T4xp laptops, how useful are they in 2017?

I am late to the party, but here are my 2 cents: 1. Silence: I have experience with all ATI T60s (x1300, x1400,x1600) and T2500, T5600, T7400 CPUs. These machines are really loud in comparison to T42. I love silence so I am still using T42 (15' XGA, Radeon 7500, 2GB RAM) for programming (Eclipse) a...

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