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by hhhd1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Oldest Thinkpad with 4k monitor support?
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Oldest Thinkpad with 4k monitor support?

W530 with nvidia quadro should do
by hhhd1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 5428

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

desktop core 2 duo e8400 is vulnerable to both according to the above tool (windows not updated yet) Intel are saying that the dual cores are not susceptible to Spectre. If you have a 32 bit Windows OS then it is unclear whether the OS updates work. Microsoft claims their security updates work for ...
by hhhd1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
Replies: 70
Views: 5428

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

After latest windows update, according to this tool https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm T530 (ivy bridge) is now: not vulnrable to meltdown still vulnrable to spectre performance may be decreased although benchmarking of truecrypt show no noticable difference EDIT: desktop core 2 duo e8400 is vulnerab...
by hhhd1
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Turn off Bluetooth (completely) T520 running Windows 10
Replies: 12
Views: 3676

Re: Turn off Bluetooth (completely) T520 running Windows 10

TPFanControl software can completely turn off bluetooth, right click on the icon in status bar, this is on windows 8.1 though.

not sure if it persists after restart or not.
by hhhd1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The ThinkPad T470p likely won't get a successor in form of a T480p
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: The ThinkPad T470p likely won't get a successor in form of a T480p

this may be related to the new 15w quad core processors from both intel and amd.
by hhhd1
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: best graphics card for gaming comparison
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: best graphics card for gaming comparison

go here: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html and here: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphics-Cards.13849.0.html and input "730m K1100m K2100m" in search bar then select "Connect search words with = or" you will see the K1100m is bet...
by hhhd1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: t540p vs w530
Replies: 3
Views: 3641

Re: t540p vs w530

the w530 is better in every spec:
better screen quality
better processor
larger HDD
better graphics
by hhhd1
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Wifi antenna cables cut and connect
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Wifi antenna cables cut and connect

is it possible to cut and connect a Wifi antenna cable inside a laptop ? should i expect them to be co-axial cables or are they something else ? i have a laptop with a bent antenna connector, and, i have an old broken laptop with some unused antenna cables, but those cables are too short to fit dire...
by hhhd1
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: How to wear down those trackpad bumps...
Replies: 14
Views: 3316

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

try sand paper on the original sticker
by hhhd1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: VirtualBOX - cannot run 64-bit system
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: VirtualBOX - cannot run 64-bit system

you need VTx only to run 64 bit guest OS,
VTd has no practical uses for your laptop except for allowing access to PCIe devices.
by hhhd1
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind
Replies: 12
Views: 4797

Re: Enable VTX on edge e540 blind

@thinkpadcollection

i5-4200m does have VT-x according to intel's website.

it should be possible to enable VTX.
by hhhd1
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T430 LCD in T420 causes wierd issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: T430 LCD in T420 causes wierd issues?

you may be using 1600x900 LCD in place of a 1366x768 LCD, and they come with different cables
by hhhd1
Tue May 30, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Mxing wireless clients, AC and N, 3x3 and 2x2
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Mxing wireless clients, AC and N, 3x3 and 2x2

Lets say i have 2 clients, one with wireless AC and 2 antennas, the other is wireless N with 3 antennas. theoretically, max connection speed on 5GHz should be 867mbps and 450mbps. will the router have to slow down to work with both clients at the same time ? Will it slow down to 2 antennas speed, or...
by hhhd1
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Windows 10 Creators breaks screen dimming and external displays
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Windows 10 Creators breaks screen dimming and external displays

charlieo wrote: You may wish to avoid this update as I've found a fair number of display related issues with this release.

Charlie
i dont think you can avoid win10 updates ...
at least not big updates like this., smaller updates however could probably be blocked.
by hhhd1
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430: Any disadvantage to using mSATA SSD besides slightly slower OS launch?
Replies: 10
Views: 3461

Re: T430: Any disadvantage to using mSATA SSD besides slightly slower OS launch?

I do not think OS boot will slow down over Sata2 speeds, i think the only thing that will slow down is large data access, like backup/restore or extracting/compressing huge zip files with zero compression ..etc. I think the downside only is that msata SSDs are more prone to overheat when having the ...
by hhhd1
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Is W510 to T430 an upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Re: Is W510 to T430 an upgrade?

the T430 can be upgraded to a quadcore processor, many old threads discussing this. The CPU is more efficient clock-per-clock, core-per-core. However, for heavy CPU-intensive applications that can use >2 cores, the W510 will still be faster. not true, even the average i5 dual core ivybridge will bea...
by hhhd1
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 29761

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

has lenovo fixed the issues plaguing the P50 when it came out ?

is it a good idea to buy one from the outlet now ?
by hhhd1
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Can I use chiclet keyboard in T520?
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Can I use chiclet keyboard in T520?

will it work electricly if you can ignore the function keys mixup ?

the classic keyboard from t520 transplanted in t530 needs to isolate a pin or something .. anything similar when going the other way ?
by hhhd1
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Buying a T420s: Nvidia vs Intel Graphics, WiFi
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: Buying a T420s: Nvidia vs Intel Graphics, WiFi

Linux support for nvidia is a bit funny but works for the most part, research it first ..

If you don't have a need for nvidia, just get with intel graphics only.
by hhhd1
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models
Replies: 68
Views: 12977

Re: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models

Puppy wrote:Lenovo Crappy Screen (tm) again. I also expect PWM frequency 200 Hz in whole brightness settings range. Or even 50 Hz like many IdeaPads gets ? Oh yes, optimized for comfortable long time usage :(
50 Hz sounds terrible, Is there any links for those 50 Hz IdeaPads ?
by hhhd1
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows activation: upgrade win7 to win10, then downgrade to win8 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Windows activation: upgrade win7 to win10, then downgrade to win8 ?

Windows 10 pro comes with downgrade rights to 8 pro or 7 pro. Anyone tried upgrading a laptop that came with windows 7 pro to windows 10 pro, and then tried to install windows 8 pro with the generic key to see if it activates via MS servers or not ? My understanding is that windows 8 and 10 use very...
by hhhd1
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU
Replies: 43
Views: 7449

Re: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU

jaspen-meyer wrote:If you use firefox, type about:config into the address bar and then filter on google. Every website you visit is sent to half a dozen databases.
Kilkenny wrote:Your ISP can do this through DNS requests.
they can know the DNS name only, nothing more.
by hhhd1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU
Replies: 43
Views: 7449

Re: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU

Doesn't matter what OS you use but your ISP keeps Data of what sites you visit and what you download. In Australia they can keep it up to 2 years. Your Browser and Antivirus company also tracks where you go. If you really want to stop Telemetry spying don't go on the internet. They can not track HT...
by hhhd1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Screen quality issue on W520
Replies: 25
Views: 4304

Re: Screen quality issue on W520

When you right click on the desktop, there should be an options named "Graphics Properties" , it should take you to the right option,
if it is not there, then there is something wrong here ...
by hhhd1
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU
Replies: 43
Views: 7449

Re: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU

Based on Reliability History, I have the following quality ratings. Windows 7 > 90% Windows 8 < 10% Windows 8.1 20% Windows 8.1 was a different OS to Windows 8. Windows 10 Build 10240 50% Windows 10 Current 1607 Build 14393.351 about 80% and getting better. Well, on the 3 computers I use the most o...
by hhhd1
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: Picked up a w530 for $480 is this a good deal?

and it seems to be having a 256gb Samsung SSD, nice.
by hhhd1
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU
Replies: 43
Views: 7449

Re: Telemetry (spying) now introduced in W7 and W8.x through WU

Windows 8 is a good OS, with a bad interface. Windows 10 is a bad OS, with a bad interface. Windows 7 interface still far better than either. Windows 8 originally and it was the lowest quality system Microsoft ever introduced. Quality wise, Win8 was on par with windows 7, and still pretty good if yo...
by hhhd1
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: The worst has happened: MS removing GroupPolicy options for Win10pro
Replies: 30
Views: 4354

Re: The worst has happened: MS removing GroupPolicy options for Win10pro

you could prevent Windows 10 from automatically downloading and installing promoted apps like Candy Crush Soda Saga Use Remove-AppxPackage from an admin Powershell command to remove apps you do not want. I have also found that apps removed from the start menu and not used do not do anything. That i...
by hhhd1
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Screen quality issue on W520
Replies: 25
Views: 4304

Re: Screen quality issue on W520

try to right click on the desktop, in the menu that appears, see if there is intel graphics properties, if not, install this: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24971/Intel-HD-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-7-8-64-bit?product=81500 or this link https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/81500/Inte...

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