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by unixed
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What after classic Thinkpads?
Replies: 23
Views: 1114

Re: What after classic Thinkpads?

The T/W500 still have 16:10, as do the T/W510, but I don't have any of those. The T410 is 16:10 but the W510 is 16:9, unfortunately. If that wasn't the case I would have, by hook or by crook, put a quad-core W510 planar in a 15.0" T60 . Well I can't really get myself to use any of those smaller lap...
by unixed
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Can't find an Expresscard SSD? Convert to pcmcia -> M2 SSD only option?
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Can't find an Expresscard SSD? Convert to pcmcia -> M2 SSD only option?

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:50 am
I've yet to see a USB-based Expresscard device TBH.
This is a means to avoid using the literally flaky USB ports on the W/T/R500 series; some if not all of the USB 2.0 cards are USB-based and one can boot from connected USB drives.
by unixed
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: A31p numpad unit *PICS*
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Re: A31p numpad unit *PICS*

You can tell the key combination by looking at the keyboard -- NmLk is the same colour and relative position to ScrLk as the shifted symbols are to the digits. The same principle holds for all the key combinations, they are discoverable. Also if you feel the shape of each key you realise you can use...
by unixed
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: black screen 2 sec after Thinkpad logo
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Re: black screen 2 sec after Thinkpad logo

And 'xrandr' still reports 'Can't open Display'. Use "ssh -X" instead of just "ssh". Read the ssh man page. xrandr is telling you that $DISPLAY is not set. However then just typing xrandr will give you the details for the machine you are using to ssh into the W700ds. Try using xrandr -d :0.0 -q ins...
by unixed
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput
Replies: 31
Views: 4445

Re: Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput

That is why it is interesting; with the T61 NVIDIA GPUs binh physically set the ADP 3209 VID to lower the voltage supply which was the basis for later modding the vBIOS to achieve the same ends. There is no safety net like that provided by booting off the PCIE graphics card BIOS option here though, ...
by unixed
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Highest performance GPU compatible in a W701?
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: Highest performance GPU compatible in a W701?

If you tell us the machine type / model no. and product ID printed on the barcoded sticker on the bottom of the laptop we can tell you what graphics card the machine had originally, if they both don't end in CTO.
by unixed
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput
Replies: 31
Views: 4445

Re: Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput

With regards to memory undervolting, I only know of one case: in a Thinkpad X220, where DDR3L (1.35v) ran at the regular DDR3 voltage of 1.5v, apparently caused it to run hot and cause intermittent RAM errors. So the owner modified the system board to reduce the RAM voltage to 1.45V-- though it was...
by unixed
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Maxed Out ThinkPad W500 Specifications?
Replies: 21
Views: 1501

Re: Maxed Out ThinkPad W500 Specifications?

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:42 pm
On a side note, is it possible to BSEL overclock a T9300/T9500 to run at a FSB of 1066Mhz on a W500?
It will lock at multiplier X6, i.e. both will run at 1.6 GHz.
by unixed
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: why might I want an Ultrabay battery?
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: why might I want an Ultrabay battery?

Can't you manually manage the order in which they are drained so that effectively you use the ultrabay battery to swap between multiple larger batteries? Wait until the main battery discharges by the required amount, then insert the ub battery and use that to swap the main battery with a fully charg...
by unixed
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Lenovo ThinkPad W500 (USA)
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: FS: Lenovo ThinkPad W500 (USA)

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:11 am
By the time the W520 / W530 came out there were dual and quad core versions of them.
Starts with W510, which annoyingly also switches to 16:9 so stifling frankenpadding.
wujstefan wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:02 am
W700 had.
Unfortunately not.
by unixed
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Lenovo ThinkPad W500 (USA)
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: FS: Lenovo ThinkPad W500 (USA)

The GPU and vRAM are the only differences between the T500 and W500 planars.
by unixed
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Adding an RS-232 connector to a T61
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: Adding an RS-232 connector to a T61

GunslingerThink wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:55 am
Also, can the middle connector be used simultaneously with the left one (ATA)? I have an HDD adaptor there.
You can see how this is handled on the 15.0" T60 interposer card.

Alternatively use a dock (2504) and retain your UB hdd adaptor.
by unixed
Sat May 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Under construction: R61p *Picture warning*
Replies: 51
Views: 5425

Re: Under construction: R61p *Picture warning*

Good work. The keyboard retention screw doesn't pass through the planar and requires a better solution than omission to preserve the famed keyboard response characteristics, but you're well on your way. :)
by unixed
Sat May 23, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Under construction: R61p *Picture warning*
Replies: 51
Views: 5425

Re: Under construction: R61p

The thing is that you can't tell one from another when you type on it in terms of base thickness. I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from getting an R61(i) because they thought they would have to adjust their typing due to a "thicker" base. As said, I've typed on them side by side for an extensive...
by unixed
Fri May 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Under construction: R61p *Picture warning*
Replies: 51
Views: 5425

Re: Under construction: R61p

The problem with the 14.1" T61p is that I've yet to see a post 08/08 manufactured machine, I don't think any were produced. I have once seen a photo of a planar with a post 08/08 GPU, but that's it. The correspondingly dated 15.4" machines and planars, while still rare, are obtainable. So reliabilit...
by unixed
Fri May 22, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Under construction: R61p *Picture warning*
Replies: 51
Views: 5425

Re: Under construction: R61p

No, it clearly uses the 14.1" T61p planar which has the 128MB vRAM FX 570M. The mod process is no different from that of the common T601. The 256MB vRAM GPU mod is a different kettle of fish.
by unixed
Fri May 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Under construction: R61p *Picture warning*
Replies: 51
Views: 5425

Re: Under construction: R61p

Your link to the 15.0" T60(T61p) has the 128MB vRAM FX 570M, not the 256MB version. There is a big difference in difficulty, especially if you retain full ultrabay functionality.
by unixed
Wed May 20, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60p 2007WUK - Toast motherboard
Replies: 20
Views: 2348

Re: T60p 2007WUK - Toast motherboard

You can get a 15.0" R61(i) -- gives you a much better CPU (T9300/T9500), up to 8GB RAM and won't run hot & loud. No discrete GPU option though. You can swap the LCD panels when you get time. You can minimize the downtime by first swapping the panel into a 15.0" R60 lid at your leisure, then swapping...
by unixed
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 2 external hard drives at once?
Replies: 7
Views: 3168

Re: 2 external hard drives at once?

czukuczuku wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:35 am
i worry that motherboard can be damaged becouse hdd's will drain lot of power from usb sockets...
It has protection against this.
by unixed
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: I want modern performance with a great keyboard, what are my options?
Replies: 11
Views: 4341

Re: I want modern performance with a great keyboard, what are my options?

You can take the keyboard from the T60, put it on top of the newer laptop keyboard while switched on and try typing on it. Repeat the exercise with just the base, having removed the lid. It won't work. The laptop keyboard is not disabled so the keys will get depressed. The T60 keyboard/base has no s...
by unixed
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 nvidia nvs140m production date
Replies: 13
Views: 5053

Re: T61 nvidia nvs140m production date

The 08/08 production date cut-off refers to the thinkpad production date which can be seen on the base sticker -- NVIDIA started addressing the GPU problem in early 2008 but not uniformly at all it's production facilities and did so quietly, at first not acknowledging the problem then blaming everyo...
by unixed
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: I want modern performance with a great keyboard, what are my options?
Replies: 11
Views: 4341

Re: I want modern performance with a great keyboard, what are my options?

Yes the simple adapter won't work with the spacesaver II keyboard, the alternative might -- some do, some don't and even the brand alone is not an indicator. Belkin F5U119 does work and so do some which look similar to that linked by dr_st , best to do some research or you can just take a chance at ...
by unixed
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i 8932-A17 CPU upgrade failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3005

Re: R61i 8932-A17 CPU upgrade failure

If you've flashed the 1.24 BIOS then the observed behaviour is correct. If your BIOS has a 2 before the decimal point and you press the <ESC> key when booting and (a) the machine boots with a T8100, then you haven't flashed Middleton's BIOS properly or (b) the machine doesn't boot with a T8100, then...
by unixed
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i (8932-AEG Frankenpad) memory speed, Bluetooth and LCD
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

Re: R61i (8932-AEG Frankenpad) memory speed, Bluetooth and LCD

The 15.0" R61i has the best screen options -- SXGA+, UXGA and QXGA flexviews (IPS). You may be able to get used instances of the first two relatively cheaply. It is not the screen bezel plastic breaking that is the problem, but the hinge that has broken. That can either be fixed by the judicious use...
by unixed
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)
Replies: 14
Views: 3189

Re: WTB: X61 T9300/T9500 motherboard or X62/X63 motherboard (UK)

If you were to OC the T9300 like that it would run at 3.3GHz with a 6M cache, it is expecting a bit much given the X61 form factor. Without any mod it is better than the T8100 overclocked, it has double the cache and both cores can run at 2.7GHz (dual-IDA) and there are no complications with overclo...
by unixed
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: European users - HV150UX2-100 LED HYDIS UXGA
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Re: FS: European users - HV150UX2-100 LED HYDIS UXGA

I will take 3 of the single-pixel error panels please. Thank you for arranging this.
by unixed
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability
Replies: 8
Views: 3646

Re: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability

Well done. It is not (currently) how I use my W701 or others, so I can only proffer some vague recollections. There are some ways of getting a better than x1 PCIe connection that the eGPU crowd know about. The "DIY eGPU experiences" thread on notebookreview.com would be a good place to start. From m...
by unixed
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability
Replies: 8
Views: 3646

Re: Question about W701 GPU upgrade-ability

There are four NVIDIA VBIOSes, two each for the FX 2800M and FX 3800M, and no others. These are the VBIOS version numbers, one of them will correspond to your NVIDIA graphics card when you check it from your OS: 62.92.A0.00.09 62.92.A0.00.0A 62.92.B5.00.0C 62.92.B5.00.0D Here is the informative post...
by unixed
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 9261

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

In case you wonder, the panel is by the chinese company TCL. Do you know which panel exactly or any other details? Probably eDP, but what B/L arrangement, etc? A datasheet would be useful. Unfortunately even knowing the panel model may not make obtaining the panel or its datasheet possible, as is t...

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