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by TPFanatic
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: X201s constantly overheating
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: X201s constantly overheating

How is the thermal paste? Has it been reapplied with a good brand?
by TPFanatic
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 29
Views: 513

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

" The best antivirus is you. " - reddit people Windows 10 is STUPID compared to 7. The Metro apps (eg. Settings, Start Menu) are prone to graphical errors, lag, and glitches. They're designed for touchscreens so keyboard shortcuts/navigation is impossible. The Cortana Search is incredibly slow and s...
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 v X220
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: X201 v X220

Supposedly, doesn't it show 16GB in the Bios but once you try booting anything it starts to break?
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1305
Views: 152824

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

At least Macbook's are 16:10. What's it take to put a Retina in my T500? Retina to HDMI adapters exist. The gloss would kill me though, since I like using my laptop outside.
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Why was the T3x series to short lived?
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Why was the T3x series to short lived?

At least the 15" R-series can be had without a touchpad, thanks R50e, if you like plastic laptops.
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1305
Views: 152824

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

What about the quality control? Does Brightness Distribution mean how even the brightness is across the panel?
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Why was the T3x series to short lived?
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Why was the T3x series to short lived?

Check out the T30 heatsink-fan design. Who needs heatpipes?

T30 is also the first Thinkpad with Ultranav. Such a cool laptop.

What's faster, 2.6 Ghz P4-M or 2.1 Ghz Dothan?
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series
Topic: Why was the T3x series to short lived?
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Why was the T3x series to short lived?

30 gen's design prevented the use of extended batteries. With the introduction of energy efficient Pentium M they probably wanted to see how much more battery runtime they could get and incorporated the extended battery design sticking out the rear in T40 and R50.

Just my theory.
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: xx50+ Trackpoint buttons are annoying to me, do you notice it?
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: xx50+ Trackpoint buttons are annoying to me, do you notice it?

Anyway to retrofit the newer design into the TX50 design laptops?
by TPFanatic
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?

That's a Core 2 Quad, not a Duo. Can it be done without a modded Bios that loses support for features and will it work with Windows? I would be very interested in putting a Quad Core in my T500.
by TPFanatic
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Error: NVRAM Space Full
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Error: NVRAM Space Full

https://s17.postimg.org/9j65o7a0d/x201_nvram.jpg My X201 won't post anymore and throws these errors: Error: NVRAM Space Full ERROR System Configuration Data Read Error System Configuration Data Write Error Also threw a The LAN adapter's configuation is corrupted or has not been initialized. The Boo...
by TPFanatic
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Youtube on T4x
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Youtube on T4x

H264ify doesn't do * for my Firefox. 1080 60FPS is more like 1080 0FPS.
by TPFanatic
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: T400 P8400 to T9600 worth it?

I didn't see much difference going from P8600 (2.4, 3mb) to P9700 (2.8, 6mb) except for more heat so I would advise an 8GB Ram upgrade instead. The number of programs you can have running at the same time goes up a crazy amount. Browsers eat so much RAM nowadays, it's making 32 bit laptops obsolete!...
by TPFanatic
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?

Why not live with the W500's original 16:10? You get WUXGA and WSXGA+ which are widened versions of UXGA and SXGA+. No loss of vertical space unless you're building some 15" thing with QXGA. Say you really want to cram a 15.4" W500 board into a T60. It would have to be a 14.1" 4:3 T60 unless you hav...
by TPFanatic
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4213

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

The 15.4" panels are also twice as thick as whatever is already in the T420 so I'm thinking fabricating a custom lid would be necessary. There are two constraints: any panel going into the T420 would have to be LED lit, secondly the CS09 T-series uses specific cables for different resolution screens...
by TPFanatic
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Looking for somebody to clone me their hard drive
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Looking for somebody to clone me their hard drive

It's possible when using the newer sets that the "Application and Drivers" disks will not work. In which case you only need to use the "Operating System" recovery disk and decline to insert the Application disks. This worked when I installed Lenovo's Windows 7 32 bit on my T42p. The same disk moved ...
by TPFanatic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far
Replies: 48
Views: 4213

Re: WIP DIY x320, what I learned so far

On the subject of petite bezel screens, any thoughts on the feasibility of mating a 15.4" screen to a T420 ? I had my Z60m's lcd out the other day and had it sitting on top of the T420 and the dimensions are close. I'm thinking a T500's LED display with a T410 WXGA cable (LVDS), or a Macbook panel w...
by TPFanatic
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?

W500's graphics are far from modern though. You can only run a niche worth of 3D games and at minimal settings + the lowest resolution to get close to 30 fps. No modern titles at all. NFS Hot Pursuit 2010 is out, Mass Effect 2 is laggy; Unity games can work. You're best off getting an IPS monitor an...
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: Can W500 motherboard go into T60?

As NonesensE said it was done... However it is incredibly unfeasible for the following reasons. 1. The left hand ports are completely different. 2. The anterior-right daughterboard and port is different. 3. The LCD cable is different. 4. You get an extra SD card reader and mini PCI port, but the HDD...
by TPFanatic
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How much worse is Samsung v. LG and Sharp for WUXGA??
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: How much worse is Samsung v. LG and Sharp for WUXGA??

The Samsung's viewing angles tend to be worse and colors are duller.
by TPFanatic
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1305
Views: 152824

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I'd take the 14" UXGA. I'm a high resolution person but I also like the screen to be physically large. 14" 4:3 is big enough for me, it's like 15.4" just with 83% of the width. I can also live with the 12" physical screen size of my X60s but the XGA resolution really hurts it for me. My preferences ...
by TPFanatic
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1305
Views: 152824

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

That's better than 1920x1200 so I guess I shouldn't complain... :? I like really 16:10 tho, particularly 15.4". There's no way the Retro would be a 15" though. Shame.
by TPFanatic
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: My Thinkpad x61 is too hot ? please help
Replies: 23
Views: 844

Re: My Thinkpad x61 is too hot ? please help

I installed an Intel 5100 (full size) into my X60s and the palmrest still gets an amount warm, so I would not count that as a cool running card.
by TPFanatic
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: [FAN FOUND] T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated graphics.
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: [FAN FOUND] T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated graphi

It would appear that there are two exclusive heatsink designs for the 15.6" T/W series that are NOT compatible due to differences in the screw positions of the heatsinks, which may suggest further differences in the laptops' structure frames. The difference is illustrated in the T520 HMM and applies...
by TPFanatic
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Why does the T60 have a centered LCD but the T61 and T500 not?
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Why does the T60 have a centered LCD but the T61 and T500 not?

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:42 pm

What exactly is CS09?

Clean Slate 2009 refers to the T400s and subsequent Thinkpads with the enlarged Escape and Delete keys. Starting with these Thinkpads you can tell Lenovo cared more about the T-series's aesthetics than before. T410 and T510 are much nicer looking than T500, for example.
by TPFanatic
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Why does the T60 have a centered LCD but the T61 and T500 not?
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Why does the T60 have a centered LCD but the T61 and T500 not?

Kind of. Lenovo had no trouble putting WWAN antennas inside post CS09 Thinkpad lids, probably because the lids became thinner and were made of stronger materials after this time.
by TPFanatic
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Why does the T60 have a centered LCD but the T61 and T500 not?
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Why does the T60 have a centered LCD but the T61 and T500 not?

A very poor design choice. For whatever reason they had trouble placing Wwan antennae and 3rd Wlan antenna inside the lid. The previous model Z60, Z61, T60, X60, and X61 laptops have them outside the lid. They must have thought that was really ugly, so for the T61 they came up with the asymmetrical ...
by TPFanatic
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated graphics.
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated graphics.

Good to know the T520 and W520 heatsinks are different. !! Surprising.

Do you know about a W510 heatsink? Its heatpipes are distributed differently than succeeding W series. On W510 they all go left while on W520&W530 they go left and right.
by TPFanatic
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated graphics.
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated graphics.

I think for the T530 or W series heatsinks you would need to cut off parts that go for the dedicated graphics, so only proceed if you're comfortable modifying them. Otherwise it may be best to stick with a lower power processor.
by TPFanatic
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated graphics.
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated graphics.

The T520 dedicated heatink has a thicker CPU heatpipe and once modded to fit would be superior to your current heatsink. If possible to fit, a W-series heatsink would give you two CPU heatpipes. However the W-series heatsinks also have a huge Quadro graphics heatpipe that will do nothing for an inte...

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