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by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1E Thunderbolt Dock Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 3071

Re: X1E Thunderbolt Dock Issues

I don't have an X1E but my X1C5 has "Support in Pre Boot Environment" options under its Thunderbolt menu in the BIOS setup, and they need to be enabled. Don't you have the same options there? Yes, it's enabled. I've fiddled with just about every Thunderbolt BIOS setting I thought could remotely aff...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1E Thunderbolt Dock Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 3071

X1E Thunderbolt Dock Issues

I'm not sure if this is normal behaviour, but going through my Lenovo Thunderbolt dock, my mouse and keyboard won't work until I sign into Windows. This is pretty annoying, as I have to slide the laptop out, open it up, and login from the laptop keyboard. Is the dock supposed to operate this way? I'...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 2
Replies: 3
Views: 4365

Re: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Gen 2

I have an X1 Extreme gen 1, and it's my favorite Thinkpad by far. The GTX1050Ti is plenty to play my game at 1080p@60Hz, and the 4K screen is beautiful for doing work. I've been considering picking up a gen 2 as well for the newer GPU and the OLED 4K screen. That said, I'm sure I would have been hap...
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: A485 Reviews (English and German)
Replies: 5
Views: 10341

Re: A485 Reviews (English and German)

I'm really tempted to get one of these, now that Lenovo is selling the R5 models at $500 and the R7 models at $600.
by ThorOfAsgard
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 white spots on screen
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Re: X230 white spots on screen

After watching Louis Rossmann go through the solder job of installing a 1080p screen, I said f-that. So I just ordered a new 1366x768 IPS screen. The OEM screen was actually more expensive than the 1080p...go figure. But at least problem solved now.
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 white spots on screen
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

X230 white spots on screen

I have an X230 (non-tablet) with a few white spots on the IPS display. They're generally only visible on light/bright backgrounds, but they're still moderately annoying. I was thinking of replacing the screen, but if I'm going to spend the money, I figure I might as well up the resolution to 1080p o...
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Still possible to find a 1400x1050 T61p?
Replies: 8
Views: 4273

Re: Still possible to find a 1400x1050 T61p?

They exist. I still have one (Board was replaced by IBM with a safe one, Penryn Native, FX570m), and 14 (sourced in bulk on eBay a few months back) "safe" 4:3 T61p Merom boards. Im building 1-2 T601s with the boards every months, but if you have a T61p with a dead board and want to replace it, let ...
by ThorOfAsgard
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Still possible to find a 1400x1050 T61p?
Replies: 8
Views: 4273

Still possible to find a 1400x1050 T61p?

Never see them on eBay for sale, not even in completed items. I used to own one a long time ago, so I know they exist! Perhaps all of them had the Nvidia issue and they all died?
by ThorOfAsgard
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"
Replies: 8
Views: 3192

Re: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"

There are no OEM batteries available that have been made in the last 5 years.

So I'm still looking for aftermarket recommendations. There must be someone who makes a decent battery.
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"
Replies: 8
Views: 3192

Re: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"

P.S. Read through this one: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=127111 and one other, but have so far not found any 3rd party suggestions or links. Still researching.
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"
Replies: 8
Views: 3192

Best aftermarket battery for T61p 15.4"

First question: is this the correct battery for the 15.4" widescreen T61p? https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-67501 It doesn't list the T61p explicitly in the compatible models. But I can't seem to find anything else. Second question: since all of the OEM batteries are pretty old and ha...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?
Replies: 4
Views: 4683

Re: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?

Well, the x140e arrived. I upgraded it to 8GB and put a 256GB Samsung 850Pro SSD in it. It's snappier than I thought it would be. Battery life pretty amazing, too. Although I much prefer the 1400x1050 screen on the T60, I'm still pretty happy with this unit.
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s battery life with and without optimus
Replies: 0
Views: 1502

T430s battery life with and without optimus

I've had a couple T430s machines in the past, and with dual batteries, they seemed to do pretty well (4 hours or so). My current T430s has the nvidia gpu and it gets about half the battery life. Is that normal for optimus? I thought optimus was supposed to only use nvidia when needed, and I rarely u...
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Hinge replacement pricing
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

Re: Hinge replacement pricing

OK, I think maybe I can complain. These new hinges are already starting to feel loose. But every set of hinges I see on eBay for the T430s is in the same $15 price range. I wonder if any of them are legit OEM.
by ThorOfAsgard
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?
Replies: 4
Views: 4683

Re: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?

Thanks, Screamer. I put in an eBay order for an x140e. I'm anxious to see how it does when I get it. No matter what, I'm sure it'll at least run cooler than my T2500 T60. :)
by ThorOfAsgard
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?
Replies: 4
Views: 4683

A4-5000 vs T2500 Core Duo?

How's the A4-5000 CPU in an x140e compare to the T2500 Core Duo in performance? I know they're about 7 years apart and the latter is only 32bit. But just as far as snappiness in browsing and basic tasks, what might I expect?
by ThorOfAsgard
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: W701ds (Not mine)
Replies: 2
Views: 2482

Re: FS: W701ds (Not mine)

SMGJohn wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:05 pm
2000 EUROS??? Jesus Christ I can get the P71 brand new in my country for that price LOL
Yeah, as nice and unique as some of these older machines are, they just don't emit a collectibility vibe strong enough for me to spend new machine money on them.
by ThorOfAsgard
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?
Replies: 15
Views: 4709

Re: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?

I'm curious if the T61p cooler is different from the standard T61 (for discrete gpu).
by ThorOfAsgard
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?
Replies: 15
Views: 4709

Re: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?

ajkula66 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Be careful with the W500 heatsink, though. It's not a perfect fit.
Is it terribly involved to make it fit? Or do you just mean the keyboard might bulge a bit until I smack it a few times with a rubber mallet?
by ThorOfAsgard
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?
Replies: 15
Views: 4709

Re: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?

Thanks for the reply. I will probably leave the CPU as-is then.

I may replace the heatsink with one from a W500. I've read they fit and can bring temps down a bit. My CPU will get upwards of 80C at load, and the ATI gpu as well.
by ThorOfAsgard
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?
Replies: 15
Views: 4709

Core Duo to Core 2 Duo worthwhile?

Other than being able to run 64bit apps, is there much advantage to replacing a T2500 with say a T7200 or T7600? I've currently got a T2500 w/ 3GB RAM, Windows 10 32bit, and an 80GB HDD. Gonna replace the HDD with an SSD soon, but I'm surprised how well it runs as-is. I've read these units can't tak...
by ThorOfAsgard
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Hinge replacement pricing
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

Re: Hinge replacement pricing

Well, I finished replacing the hinges. Both look like they sit at a slight angle, but work fine. I'm not sure if it's because the aftermarket hinges aren't made to the best tolerances, or if I did something wrong in the reassembly. It was difficult to line up the screw holes on the new hinges. Scree...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Hinge replacement pricing
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

Hinge replacement pricing

Does anyone here offer services for Thinkpad repair? The hinges on my T430s are kind of floppy. Was thinking of paying someone to replace them. But since it's such an involved job, was also thinking of paying someone to do the 1080p IPS screen upgrade at the same time. What would these services cost...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s 1080p IPS Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Re: T430s 1080p IPS Screen

OK, thanks.
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s 1080p IPS Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

T430s 1080p IPS Screen

My T430s has loose hinges, and I figure if I'm going to go through the trouble of replacing the hinges then I might as well do the 1080p screen mod. My question is does the screen mod work OK with the Ndivia NVS5200 variant of the T430s? Thanks.
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Tightening Thinkpad Hinges?
Replies: 4
Views: 3118

Tightening Thinkpad Hinges?

Anyone found an easy way to tighten thinkpad hinges...something that doesn't involve diassembling the laptop. Seems like it might be possible to 3D print fittings that could go on the sides of each hinge that would provide extra friction. Or maybe there's some gunk one can spray in there, like "3M C...
by ThorOfAsgard
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

Re: T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming

Well, pretend I said stress test instead of gaming. Just wondering if it should hit those temps when both cpu/gpu are near max utilization, or if it means it needs new paste.
by ThorOfAsgard
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

T430s running 80+/80+ on both i5 and NVS5200 when gaming

Is that normal, and is it bad for the hardware? Thanks.
by ThorOfAsgard
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: x130e at Microcenter for $139?
Replies: 5
Views: 4479

Re: x130e at Microcenter for $139?

It's an AMD E-450 CPU
by ThorOfAsgard
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: x130e at Microcenter for $139?
Replies: 5
Views: 4479

x130e at Microcenter for $139?

Microcenter has refurb x130e units for $139. They come with 4GB RAM and a 320GB HDD, although I have an extra 4GB SODIMM and a 256GB SSD I can put in it. With those upgrades, how would this unit perform? Can it play youtube videos? Run VM's in VMWare workstation?

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