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by n2ri
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Mod? Noisy Fan in 2503 Advanced Dock
Replies: 17
Views: 7725

Re: Mod? Noisy Fan in 2503 Advanced Dock

My dock main fan wont run is there something I have to set in my computers? also the Express slot is on the side like laptops have not the internal slot. the internal slot seems to only work with old video cards also as the sound card i installed dont fully function with drivers installed and the in...
by n2ri
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Previous thermal management issues with w500?
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: Previous thermal management issues with w500?

Yeah, i ordered a new heatsink/fan. I repasted it three times at this point, with brand new mx4. I also swapped the W500 keyboard back in (first thing i did was put my T61 keyboard in it) thinking maybe it sucks in air via the keyboard like HPs but there was no difference in temps. I'm thinking thi...
by n2ri
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp

Sure everything is fine with your cooling? Mine runs fine with a x9100 in dgpu only mode. It gets hot (low 90's) if i really push it, but never gets hot enough to pose an issue. I did replace the heatsink/fan with a N/OS one though. mine both trip at about 83 and max fan speed in manual is 3400 low...
by n2ri
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp

Stock thermal paste used on laptops of this age is long dried and should be reapplied properly with good stuff, Arctic Silver is good inexpensive, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut or Hydronaut is the best. W500 also has a hot ATI OnFireGL V5700, if a driver isn't installed it will actively produce heat. I ...
by n2ri
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp

Have you modified TPFanControl's settings properly? By default, if your CPU temp is higher than 90-95C, in either BIOS or Manual mode, it goes automatically to Smart mode. I don't own a W500 anymore, but I know I fixed the issue by changing some of the settings in the .ini file of TPFC. shows about...
by n2ri
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp
Replies: 8
Views: 527

WHY do all high speed W500 trip on over temp

I own 2 of these and have done all the tricks and TPFC etc and still they cant be counted on to run even an hour in use without shutting down. and the TPFC app wont stay in Manual on mode, soon as its selected it goes back to smart. and running in Bios mode just dont help much. seems the poor design...
by n2ri
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What's a good temperature range for T61P?
Replies: 23
Views: 7115

Re: What's a good temperature range for T61P?

jbcdidgosir wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:32 am
CPU: X9000
room temperature: 15

For accessing Internet, office working.
CPU: 40
GPU: 38
Fan speed: Medium or low

For NFS 14
CPU: 60
GPU: 52
Fan speed: Highest

Dust in fan are cleaned every year.
good grief are you working in a freezer? mine starts in the 50s soon as turned on at room temp lol
by n2ri
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What's a good temperature range for T61P?
Replies: 23
Views: 7115

Re: What's a good temperature range for T61P?

the CPU speed also can make temps run hotter than a lower speed e.g. 1.5mhz/2.2mhz same as GPU types do and ext monitor usage. if effects power usage it also effects heat. its why users need to learn their usage needs and find a setup that fits your needs without wasting money on more than you need....
by n2ri
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New (To Me) W500 - A Couple of Issues
Replies: 26
Views: 10659

Re: New (To Me) W500 - A Couple of Issues

as for overheating issues that is a constant battle with W500 TPs due to high speed Graphics and CPU in a thin T61 case with screens added in the intake vents on bottom restricting the already low air flow so keeping clean/dust free and replacing the Heat past on processor chips at recommended times...
by n2ri
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Serious Computrace Warning!
Replies: 27
Views: 16571

Re: Serious Computrace Warning!

maybe parental rights settings could prevent sending to adult sites or known addresses you dont trust if setup manualy. but do you even know the address its sending to? to input in the untrusted site list. its like trying to block auto-update apps that dont even need browser to transmit on an availa...
by n2ri
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: looking for new mother board for my T61
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Re: looking for new mother board for my T61

Update; finally got it working after setting BIOS off SATA compatibility mode for HDD and letting it do disc check. seems Ubuntu dont care which type but Windows does. Thanks to all for helping me stay ocused the last few months. I am now on that T61 :^) may need new heat paste on this unit now.
by n2ri
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Serious Computrace Warning!
Replies: 27
Views: 16571

Re: Serious Computrace Warning!

yeah lol so I found I was mixed up with one of my W500. Great news though after switching from SATA to the other HDD type I finally got my old HDD to boot with the new (to me) T61 and that is what I am on now after over 4 months YAY! this group Rocks! one question I cant get my TP monitor to turn of...
by n2ri
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Serious Computrace Warning!
Replies: 27
Views: 16571

Re: Serious Computrace Warning!

my T61 I had strange issues with in other post, has CT Bios settings all set to inactive but I am going to permanently disable it after reading these weird issues.
by n2ri
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 113
Views: 115689

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

I dont think the HDD was the issue or had any thing to do with CT. since BIOS had no warning. It may be just the setting for SATA can work with Unbutu OS but not WIndows on my other HDD. I still have to try that but HDD is in ultra bay on my Dock now for files transfer to my W500 TPs. will update wh...
by n2ri
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: looking for new mother board for my T61
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Re: looking for new mother board for my T61

ok found another working T61 just like mine and tried swapping HDD with mine but every time it starts windows it goes strait to blue screen saying check for virus, or problem with HDD controller or HDD recently installed. nothing I tried changed this but with HDD that was in it would still boot up. ...
by n2ri
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: [T430s] hibernare / suspend drain battery
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: [T430s] hibernare / suspend drain battery

yep and thats all Win10 wants to do
by n2ri
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: looking for new mother board for my T61
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Re: looking for new mother board for my T61

while looking over all my TPs for nomenclature I discovered some anomalies. maybe I dont know where to find numbers for TP and MB but looks like bottom and under Battery on 3 of the 4 I own. the other one looks like it never had the normal stickers but instead only has a sticker were the Mac address...
by n2ri
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New (To Me) W500 - A Couple of Issues
Replies: 26
Views: 10659

Re: New (To Me) W500 - A Couple of Issues

long as you use Win10 you dont have admin rights anymore to "shut down" only Hibernate so MS can access when ever. it will run battery dead if no power is plugged in or lines down more than couple days but files are in cloud now long as its not inaccessible for some reason or your MS account is in ...
by n2ri
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: looking for new mother board for my T61
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Re: looking for new mother board for my T61

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:50 pm
If the new mobo is also a 15.4" T61, then the HD should work without problems.
Maybe a graphics driver update if the new GPU is different, but that's about it.
so windows wont have a fit if MB serial number is different?
by n2ri
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New (To Me) W500 - A Couple of Issues
Replies: 26
Views: 10659

Re: New (To Me) W500 - A Couple of Issues

Just picked up a fairly nice W500 for a whopping $55. Seems like a nice machine; I was surprised to find no fingerprint reader but I'll live. A couple weird things are happening; perhaps someone has an idea or two. The BIOS is sporadically changing from integrated graphics back to switchable graphi...
by n2ri
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New (To Me) W500 - A Couple of Issues
Replies: 26
Views: 10659

Re: New (To Me) W500 - A Couple of Issues

That is patently absurd. If you don't like Windows 10, fine, but don't make ridiculous assertions like this. Art Agreed. The FPR, Bluetooth, and of course the Wifi all work on the TPs I've tried 10 on. And I figured out how to get the Hotkey Features Integration to work in 10, with the Communicatio...
by n2ri
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: looking for new mother board for my T61
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

looking for new mother board for my T61

I posted pink screen issues here recently. I was told member TuuS is the MB guy here. my T61 has nearly all options they came with but maybe a couple and is 15.4" size if that matters. let me know what nomenclature info is needed to find proper replacement. also will I have to reinstall windows on H...
by n2ri
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 pink display
Replies: 9
Views: 4051

Re: T61 pink display

this is a 15.4" size with wifi blutooth, finger print reader etc. also will my HDD work on dif MB without reinstalling windows? and loosing files.
by n2ri
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 pink display
Replies: 9
Views: 4051

Re: T61 pink display

I also tried an new inverter to no avail. but when ext monitor was connected to VGA port it worked fine no pink. so then I connected 3rd display/lid with new inverter tested still had pink for about a minut then display went black and none of the other displays nor ext monitor would light either and...
by n2ri
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 113
Views: 115689

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

looking at the link about issues and auto activated events with several new systems not associated with the security agency that is supposed to have authority to do so. it seems just as reported years ago China (the country of origin for all hardware for these computers and parts. is indeed embeddin...
by n2ri
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 was just display issues Pink instead of white now worse
Replies: 2
Views: 2725

Re: T61 was just display issues Pink instead of white now worse

Intel label on cover, I think GPU is nvidia though what fuses dont see any I always disconnect power and ware ground strap also if I used a screw that was too long for keyboard hold down could it damage keyboard and cause this faulse start issue? just thinking of anything that may have been differen...
by n2ri
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 disply fail recovery like low memory reboot random
Replies: 0
Views: 3942

W500 disply fail recovery like low memory reboot random

my W500 still speraticly freezes and reboots due to that dumb display memory time out popup. I dea ctivated any un-nessesary apps over working GPU and set more memory but prev owner took Turbo Memory card out and WIWAN card could those cause this? its getting very anoying.

Mitch G
by n2ri
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 was just display issues Pink instead of white now worse
Replies: 2
Views: 2725

T61 was just display issues Pink instead of white now worse

replaced my display twice with same issue plus display inverter and external display had no Pink issue. after 2nd display with new inverter it went black a min or so after checking so I done hard power down and restarted but display never lit and now laptop seems to do a false start never finishing ...
by n2ri
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 pink display
Replies: 9
Views: 4051

T61 pink display

I have a T61 that started the Pink over White display issue months ago and tried replacing display with "a good working one" which after all the work had same issue (paid $35 for that spare Thinkpad) so I tested Graphics on MB by plugging another flat panel Monitor into extra port on side and it wor...

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