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by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Possible for a laptop to be compatible with a Pentium II and III at the same time?
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Possible for a laptop to be compatible with a Pentium II and III at the same time?

Ah I didn't know about the T420 Ivy-lock. Oh well :??: .

Anyway thats possible, given the speed at which CPUs were progressing at that point, it was likely easier to grab a new chipset and throw some older hand-me-down CPUs in it and call it a consumer machine.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Possible for a laptop to be compatible with a Pentium II and III at the same time?
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Possible for a laptop to be compatible with a Pentium II and III at the same time?

FWIW I believe that Putting P3 chips in a 770X was common, and that was a P2 machine with the MMC2 socket. If it can go forward, I see no reason it can't go back as well. On a more modern note, T420 could take a 3rd gen processor and same for the T430 for the 2nd gen. Should be okay to go ahead.
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T530 with Nvidia GPU: High CPU Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: ThinkPad T530 with Nvidia GPU: High CPU Usage

kwanbis wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:58 am
Where do you see my laptop running at 1.2? Thanks again!
Look about 12 lines down under your CPU-Z info.

"Core Speed 1198.0 MHz"
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T530 with Nvidia GPU: High CPU Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: ThinkPad T530 with Nvidia GPU: High CPU Usage

I5-3230M is not the fastest thing, although should be capable of it. Why is your CPU running at only 1.2GHz though? It might be pegged because it's not going full speed.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10
Replies: 11
Views: 3953

Re: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10

The extra 2 bits on each channel is handled by a 4th twisted pair. When connected to a 6 bit display, its just driven on 3 pairs not 4. The 8-bit display has no idea its not getting an 8-bit source, and will do nothing in response. Technically, you won't get the top colors...ie you can only get 1111...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10
Replies: 11
Views: 3953

Re: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10

Ive spent the last few days looking through every panel that would possibly fit. The one that fits bet is the LP116WH6-SLA1, having the same bolt holes, pinout, layout and specifications as your B116WX02. The only difference is the width, 278mm on the AUO panel and 280mm on the LG. It has been done ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10
Replies: 11
Views: 3953

Re: unofficial upgrades and info for the X1xxe series and the Mini 10

It's got a 1 lane LVDS connector, 1366x768 is the max you'll get out of it. Also, you don't have an onboard DP connector to scavenge the signals off of, your sore out of luck there.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: X131e supervisor password removal
Replies: 0
Views: 255

X131e supervisor password removal

Yea I know its a rule here...I'm not asking for anyone to post a solution. Who can I PM here that would be able to help?

EDIT: Cracked it...no assistance needed :mrgreen:
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Legacy ThinkPad Equivalent to giant excel spreadsheet

There are some documents like that on kev009. I've found some for the 365XD.

http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/caaa.htm

I think this should give you a nice start :thumbs-UP:
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun May 10, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Which 300/700 series has this clicky tactile keyboard?

355/360/365 and 750/755 all shared that keyboard.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 701C battery rebuild: still says "not installed"
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: 701C battery rebuild: still says "not installed"

Will the machine boot at all from the NiMH batteries.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10 x86 LTSC installation on X60s
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Re: W10 x86 LTSC installation on X60s

I swear the last time I used MCT, I believe it allowed me to select a ISO file, no?
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10 x86 LTSC installation on X60s
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Re: W10 x86 LTSC installation on X60s

Use the W10 USB creation tool and try again. It's the dedicated one from MS and IMO the only one you should use.

EDIT: I guess that's what the Media Creation tool is called. Also check in the BIOS compatibility vs. AHCI mode.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W10 x86 LTSC installation on X60s
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Re: W10 x86 LTSC installation on X60s

Are you using a CD-ROM drive or a USB to install W10?
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: CMOS Polarity
Replies: 2
Views: 2590

Re: CMOS Polarity

Which machine is this for? Can you post pictures using a service such as imgur.com? In most Thinkpads, they have keyed connectors so I'm not sure how you can insert it backwards?
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 3936

Re: Thinkpad 600 SSD

Unless you are talking about really special types of random seek, I dont know why you would want a full SSD in a ThinkPad 600. With PII266 and 416MB of ram, my ThinkPad 600 can barely even max out the performance of a 5400rpm Hitachi drive from a ThinkPad T4x (or the ram, unless you try to surf the...
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: 410 v 430 low battery alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 3613

Re: 410 v 430 low battery alarm

Check the BIOS...there are some battery options there.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Old HDD won't image
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Old HDD won't image

I put my 365XD drive on a USB-IDE adapter and I'm trying to get it to image using Raw HDD Copy Tool and it gets about 4% in and the drive slows and makes clicking sounds, speeds up and repeats. The drive works fine in the machine so I don't know why it won't copy? Bad sectors? What is the best metho...
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo Service Training Videos new location
Replies: 7
Views: 3964

Re: Lenovo Service Training Videos new location

Lenovo still hosts IBM service manuals for Thinkpad 700C's from 1992...I don't think xx20 series machine videos are going anywhere anytime soon.
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 3936

Re: Thinkpad 600 SSD

Likely a CF card with a CF to IDE adapter. Perhaps. The raw throughput of a SATA 3 SSD is roughly 20 times the bandwidth of the Thinkpad 600's IDE port; I expect unusual issues to crop up. What? CF is pin comaptible IDE...and runs at IDE speeds. Outside of the speed of flash over a spinny disk, it ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 600 SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 3936

Re: Thinkpad 600 SSD

Likely a CF card with a CF to IDE adapter.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Bought a T450s with FHD Panel. Can anyone identify the problem with this screen? Stuck pixels?
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Re: Bought a T450s with FHD Panel. Can anyone identify the problem with this screen? Stuck pixels?

IMO, your kinda stuck. It looks like panel damage. Your best luck is to see if pressure/release makes it go away. Also you could look up a stuck pixel tool that flashes colors rapidly to make the pixel work again. There are videos on YouTube to do pixel "treatment".
by Thinkpad4by3
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: I'm looking for a 1024x768 14" LCD panel for a ThinkPad T60.
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: I'm looking for a 1024x768 14" LCD panel for a ThinkPad T60.

Your signature says you want SXGA+(1400x1050), but this WTB is for XGA(1024x768)...which are you looking for?
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Cell phone headset (non-bluetooth)
Replies: 3
Views: 3226

Re: Cell phone headset (non-bluetooth)

i have a Plantronics and proceeded to buy 3 more of the exact same model because they are so great. 3rd vote on Plantronics.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440 battery cells
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Re: T440 battery cells

What do you mean exactly? There is an internal and an external, a slim and fat battery, etc. It takes 68 series batteries.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: NEC introduced 4:3 Color Accurate Desktop Monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 3931

Re: NEC introduced 4:3 Color Accurate Desktop Monitor

4:3 High PPI medical monitors have been around for a while. You can get them in 3MP(2048x1536) and 5MP(2650x2048). They will just cost you an arm and a leg.
by Thinkpad4by3
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: IBM ThinkPad 330c (5523-JJW) (Japan)
Replies: 3
Views: 2721

Re: IBM ThinkPad 330c (5523-JJW) (Japan)

BillMorrow wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:08 am
if a hard drive has a knocking sound then it is most likely done for..
If you give the drive a firm shaking motion in the axis of the heads you have a decent chance of getting to work again. I've done that on half a dozen vintage drives with no issues.
by Thinkpad4by3
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo at CES 2020 returns to, wait for it........................ 4:3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

Re: Lenovo at CES 2020 returns to, wait for it........................ 4:3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make a case to keep it folded open, put it on some laptop hinges, add a T420 keyboard to the case and your done.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Danger of using the touchpad on a T530 without the textured sticker overlay?
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: Danger of using the touchpad on a T530 without the textured sticker overlay?

1) yeah you can remove the sticker....I don't know if this is a possibility but you might wanna see if you can get a tempered glass screen protector the size of the touchpad to better match a MacBook / equiv glass touchpad. 2) not sure what your talking about. Outside of the *40 series which was a c...

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