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by MikalE
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Which model for university studies and daily usage?
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Which model for university studies and daily usage?

Same here. That's why I like my T500 so much. I love my other Thinkpads too, but they can't beat the aspect ratio of the T500 screen. In fact, it is what I'm using right now. I have a 10" Lenovo Windows tablet, but it's just used for quick forum checks and email. I have never considered a 14" Thinkp...
by MikalE
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Latest catch: T23
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Latest catch: T23

It looks brand new, and a German keyboard too! Can't go wrong for €30.
by MikalE
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Windows 7 on T25 - any "real life" experiences ?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Windows 7 on T25 - any "real life" experiences ?

Thank you for posting. I'm not certain he is technically minded enough to perform this, but I will certainly post this info and he can make up his own mind.
by MikalE
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Windows 7 on T25 - any "real life" experiences ?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Windows 7 on T25 - any "real life" experiences ?

Please do. I know someone with a 7th generation Intel that wants to load Win7. If your project works I will copy and paste any info you might add to the above.
by MikalE
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?

First generation i7 dual cores and i7 quad cores are similar by name only. They are actually completely different architectures. The i7 duals are Arrandales and the i7 quads are Clarkfields. More differences: i7 dual has the MCH with Intel GMA 5700 "HD Graphics" on a separate die on the same remova...
by MikalE
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Because we are talking here about the smaller T410, NOT the big T510/W510 that you refer to!
I completely missed that. Sorry about that Chief.
by MikalE
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: ThinkPad T410 + i7 quad = possible?

These are the fastest processors for that architecture: Dual core: Intel® Core™ i7 processor i7-620M (2.66 GHz) with dual core Integrated DDR3 memory controller (up to 1066MHz), Intel Turbo Boost, 4MB cache Quad-Core: Intel® Core™ i7 processor i7-720QM (1.60 GHz) with quad-core Integrated DDR3 memor...
by MikalE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again

I replaced a battery last week in a Galaxy S7 Edge that was on the verge of exploding. Thanks to the old battery it was very easy to get the back cover off of the phone without heat.
by MikalE
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How many ThinkPads is too many?!
Replies: 35
Views: 6237

Re: How many ThinkPads is too many?!

I think until you do have them all you are considered a collector.

If you had them all, you would no longer be collecting, hence you would no longer be a collector.
by MikalE
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.

No, there were no equipment updates for Acer or components in any of those updates. Further, the driver was identical both before and after the updates. I guess I will end up installing these updates in batches of five and reboot after each batch until I find the update that causes this problem. I h...
by MikalE
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.

After checking for downloads out of the 118 (and 62 optional), those two KB updates do not appear in the list of updates available for download.

Now I'm right back where I started. Still don"t know which update breaks the wi-fi.
by MikalE
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.

I found two updates for Win 7 that are screwing up wi-fi connections.

It was very early this morning when I was searching for this (0130 local) so I'm sure I either missed it or wasn't using the correct search terms.

They are KB4088875 and KB4088878.
by MikalE
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Wi-Fi Broken after downloading updates.

I'm working on an Acer Aspire system for a client and have reloaded the O/S without a hitch...until I downloaded 119 Important (not the optional) updates and then rebooted the system. After rebooting the system I found that the Wi-Fi would no longer work. "No Networks Available" I believe was the me...
by MikalE
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Thermal compound for t430
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Thermal compound for t430

The Arctic is fine. Hopefully you won't be getting a forgery.
by MikalE
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 5+5 beeps on boot T520
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: 5+5 beeps on boot T520

Thanks!
by MikalE
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 5+5 beeps on boot T520
Replies: 4
Views: 204

5+5 beeps on boot T520

Someone here told me what this series of beeps meant after i flashed my BIOS to whitelist BIOS but I forget what it means.

Can't find it on the internet either.

Not important and I think it has something to do with the modded BIOS, but as I said I can't remember.
by MikalE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 BIOS recovery?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: T430 BIOS recovery?

I have a modified whitelist BIOS and get the 5+5 beeps every time I reboot the machine.
by MikalE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Monitor ID software... Just found an application
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Monnitor ID software... Just found an application

Works good. My T520 is a Samsung. LTN156KT02401.
by MikalE
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Reasons why a computer would display machine language in Windows7?
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Reasons why a computer would display machine language in Windows7?

Only Windows. I booted a DVD of Tails and it displayed fine, same with BIOS. I think Windows was corrupted.

It reloaded fine and the computer is running as-new...as slow as that is with an i3 and 4GB of RAM. But it runs.
by MikalE
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Reasons why a computer would display machine language in Windows7?
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Reasons why a computer would display machine language in Windows7?

I have a computer I'm getting ready to perform a wipe and reload on for a client as soon as I hear back, but in the mean time, why would a Windows 7 64 bit machine display machine language after performing a (seemingly) successful CHKDSK scan upon re-booting? The machine will not respond, or respond...
by MikalE
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: X9100 in T500 shuts down
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: X9100 in T500 shuts down

The heat issue is what has kept me from upgrading yet again to the X9100 from the T9600. The T9600 is plenty fast (and cool) for what this T500 is used for. I do like maxing out an old machine, but the X9100 was a little over-kill.
by MikalE
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 33
Views: 2615

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

About 80% are real parts. The rest I built or fabricated.
by MikalE
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 33
Views: 2615

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

It's a full size 2/3rds 727-231 cockpit.
by MikalE
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: .ISO needed for Win 7 Home 64 bit
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: .ISO needed for Win 7 Home 64 bit

Nevermind, but thanks for looking anyway.

I found one on the internet from Softlay. Hope it passes the checksum.
by MikalE
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: .ISO needed for Win 7 Home 64 bit
Replies: 2
Views: 160

.ISO needed for Win 7 Home 64 bit

This is one .iso I don't have and I have an Acer on the bench that is displaying nothing but machine language. I have a valid OEM key, but of course Microshaft will not allow an .iso download for pre-installed software. There is no recovery partition on this machine and it is so screwed up only a wi...
by MikalE
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FT: IBM A31p
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: FT: IBM A31p

I'd have offered a T510 i7 if I were in the Eurozone. darn.

Shipping would be killer though.
by MikalE
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: X9100 in T500 shuts down
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: X9100 in T500 shuts down

I had no problem upgrading my T500 from that P8400 to the T9600, but I've never tried anything faster.

My T500 runs really well on 8GB RAM, SSD, and that T9600. Couldn't ask for a nicer older T series.

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