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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: 1
Views: 30

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: 172

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: 205

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: 189

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: 500

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: 500

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: 8
Views: 235

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: 198

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: 1189

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: 198

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: 234

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: 27
Views: 3992

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: 128

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: 128

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: 321

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: 622

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: 477

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: 622

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: 172

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: 492

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: 492

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: 453

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
by thinkpadcollection
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: New Toy

What kinds of these problems had with your HP computer, pianowizard?

Dell is still poor even newer.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: New Toy

hey, I have ultra slim 8200 too! Tiny and packs i5-2500s along with HD5450 512MB mxm. Worth doing and running win 10 pro but someday and would recommand to anyone to build a ultra slim 8300 (this is inexpensive still and is ivy bridge) with HD7650A mxm (have to find a heatsink for it or make one and...
by thinkpadcollection
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND: HDD for 360C
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: WTB: HDD for 360C

I thought this HD password is stored on HD and could be removed by delete partition and create and format a new partition?

Cheers, Jason
by thinkpadcollection
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: G-series hard drive upgrade/replacement question
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Re: G-series hard drive upgrade/replacement question

I vote for WD 320GB PATA as well, based on 160GB platters, 5400rpm. Plentiful on ebay and does not cost an arm and leg. Samsung HM160HC I can confirm it is quick on R52 and based on one 160GB platter. :) Just ordered another to see how this works in A31p. I also have a Hitachi 160GB based on 2x 80 p...
by thinkpadcollection
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 dead after HW maintenance!
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: T400 dead after HW maintenance!

Mis-seated heatsink on CPU can shut down instantly check the thermal grease made good contact with CPU die. If you have another processor, give it a try?

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems
Replies: 51
Views: 4342

Re: T61 running W10 64bit -- Two problems

For your T61 with W10-64, get another set of memory sticks like micron, hynix, elpida 4GB 2x 2GB set and see what happens.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
by thinkpadcollection
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Identifying a SMD component on a T420
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Identifying a SMD component on a T420

Measure the SMD length and width and this will be your dimensions in 4 digits in mm, also they look right to be all same also I can tell they are resistors. Measure ohm with your meter on on both ends of each and see if all other 3 are same and get like ohmage one from any junker parts. Cheers, thin...

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