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by James2406
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Lemon W530? Tons of issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 2181

Lemon W530? Tons of issues.

W530 i7-3740 k2000m 500gb ssd evo 850 1600x900 win 7 pro fresh OS install BIOS 2.54 Plugged into 170W AC 247 unless transporting it. Nvidia Quadro K2000m version 21.21.13.7633 5/25/2015 Intel HD Graphics 4000 version 10.18.10.4226 12/11/2016 Realtek WIFI Display VGA Adapter 1005.2.622.2011 6/22/2011...
by James2406
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: New w530. Upgrades?
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

Re: New w530. Upgrades?

Well I did have an recommended BIOS update in fear of bricking this new PC I skipped it. In the BIOS it says "UEFI BIOS VERSION 2.54" but the Bios version in the update is 2.66.1.13 Should I do it? Why is this such a issue?
by James2406
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: New w530. Upgrades?
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

New w530. Upgrades?

i7-3740qm k2000m 12gb ram Samsung evo 850 500bg ssd. 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter No bluetooth or fingerprint reader but I may order them. I paid $366 for it looks in good shape the inside is nice too no replaced parts. What can I do with the express card slot? externa...
by James2406
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ISO W510 Motherboard with quad ram slots
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: ISO W510 Motherboard with quad ram slots

Yeah, Looking at W530's, 40's

I quite like the W540 with the K2100M and the 4930. Would be a worthy investment. Although I'd rather not spend about 2k.
by James2406
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ISO W510 Motherboard with quad ram slots
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: ISO W510 Motherboard with quad ram slots

Looking for just the motherboard from a W510. Quad Ram slots and can be stripped or not. Just a FYI. Probably going to get in trouble for posting this here, but is this really a new one? This is a pretty penny so I was just wanting a 2nd opinion. Appears to have 4 ram slots. I have the Intel Wifi, f...
by James2406
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ISO W510 Motherboard with quad ram slots
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: ISO W510 Motherboard with quad ram slots

The less use time it has on it the more I'll pay! Sheer curiosity on my end: how are you going to determine the actual usage time on a ThinkPad planar? Hopefully the person I buy it from, is honest enough to admit the time he's had it and how long he's had it. I would like the to find one in the ne...
by James2406
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: ISO W510 Motherboard with quad ram slots
Replies: 7
Views: 885

ISO W510 Motherboard with quad ram slots

ISO of W510 880m Motherboard with quad ram slots. The less use time it has on it the more I'll pay!
by James2406
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: What would you pay for my Thinkpad W510
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: What you pay for my Thinkpad.

ajkula66 wrote:According to the forum rules you must post some type of an asking price...
oeuvre wrote:Mayhaps specify if it is 5400 or 7200RPM
Updated.
by James2406
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: What would you pay for my Thinkpad W510
Replies: 3
Views: 630

What would you pay for my Thinkpad W510

Sorry if this is in the wrong area. Thinkpad W510. Good shape. Has odd discoloration on the palmrest but it's only visible in direct light. Cover has some scratches but nothing deep or noticable. No dents or cracks. Keys are in great shape no shiny touchpad. Was "refurbished" by Goodwill (Bought fro...
by James2406
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 Motherboard swap to W520 +
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Re: W510 Motherboard swap to W520 +

Brad wrote:None sorry to say.

Brad
Well darn. If it wasn't that serious of a clearance issue I could make it work some how.
by James2406
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 Motherboard swap to W520 +
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Re: W510 Motherboard swap to W520 +

My experience installing a W520 board in a W510 chassis is that the W510 chassis is nearly identical. There are some differences where the SATA connector will not fit with a hard drive in the main bay ever so slightly. This one issue left me to abandon the project. Everything else fits ok though. L...
by James2406
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 Motherboard swap to W520 +
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

W510 Motherboard swap to W520 +

Was just wondering if it's possible to swap a w520 or above motherboard into a w510 in order to use the better GPU. Also if the CPU's used on the w510 motherboards would be compatible with the w520 or above motherboards.
by James2406
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3000
Views: 519796

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

RMSMajestic gave me a great deal on a q820 for my w510. Just swapped it in and is running just great. +1 for the good communication and friendliness!
by James2406
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Swapping CPU's W510 and General Cleaning questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 2078

Re: Swapping CPU's W510 and General Cleaning questions.

Got it in and running great. Thanks for all the help guys!
by James2406
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Swapping CPU's W510 and General Cleaning questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 2078

Re: Swapping CPU's W510 and General Cleaning questions.

Will my bios be compatible with this cpu? My father said the cpu may need to be manually configured with switches or some thing of that sort. Atm I have the palm rest off and almost have to the heat sink off so I'm feeling dumb for not thinking of this first.

Also what is this? "Deleted Picture"
by James2406
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Swapping CPU's W510 and General Cleaning questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 2078

Re: Swapping CPU's W510 and General Cleaning questions.

Just be sure you ground yourself somewhere before you start disassembling and try to not touch any flat chips on the motherboard, don't directly touch the die of the CPU/GPU etc. I don't know what the "die" is, do you mind explaining? Also what are some DIY ways to ground yourself out, I don't have...
by James2406
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Swapping CPU's W510 and General Cleaning questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 2078

Swapping CPU's W510 and General Cleaning questions.

w510, BlueTooth, Intel Wifi, q720, FX880m, 8gb ram, 500gb HDD. Okay. I just bought a 820qm (Thanks RMSMajestic!) I've bought the Artic Silver 5 kit with all the cleaning solutions and such. This will be my VERY first time changing a CPU, removing the heatsink, applying thermal paste, & cleaning my l...
by James2406
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Hopefully It's just me. Messages stuck in outbox?
Replies: 1
Views: 2362

Hopefully It's just me. Messages stuck in outbox?

http://i.imgur.com/vGLJCB0.png Names and Titles have been removed. Just wondering if these are stuck ing the outbox limbo. Afaik, the outbox is where messages are until they are sent out... so does this mean that they are all stuck? Refer to the times. I'm incredibly clueless on this. Also.. if thi...
by James2406
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: w510 Graphics issue "SOLVED"
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: w510 Graphics issue

Thanks. I'll make sure to set that all up tonight before bed. Also would like to add that this community is pretty welcoming. Thanks for the time/help. I appreciate it.
by James2406
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: w510 Graphics issue "SOLVED"
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: w510 Graphics issue

ThinkPads were never meant to be gaming rigs in the first place. Best bang for buck I could find for $250. If you want to find out whether your GPU - and consequently the planar itself - is still healthy, run Furmark and Freestone with TPFC on "manual" for 8 hours or so each. If there's anything hi...
by James2406
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: w510 Graphics issue "SOLVED"
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

w510 Graphics issue "SOLVED"

W510. i7-q720, Nvidia FX880m, 8gb ram, 500gb HDD. I've noticed after prolonged gameplay in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (Most of my game activity is here) the GPU will declock itself to 410 or 440? Can't remember. Anyways this happens over time it seems. I have MSI Afterburner installed and I usually d...
by James2406
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: better i7 chip for W510
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: WTB: better i7 chip for W510

Bump. Just got paid yesterday, you can get paid too! PM or Comment below.
by James2406
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: better i7 chip for W510
Replies: 2
Views: 487

WTB: better i7 chip for W510

WTB a more powerful chip for my W510. I'm looking for either a, 820qm, 920xm, or a 940xm.

I live in Florida, US

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