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by Dragunov
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 10271

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

Turn OFF your UPDATES people!!!!
by Dragunov
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Migration path: upgrades?
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

Re: Migration path: upgrades?

Oh wait sorry wrong CPU. Its a 4.4GHz(turbo) 6 core. But just remember, they are still both mobile chips, they can only draw so much power. 35W is still 35W of power no matter which way you put it. I mean my phone is a 2.5GHz 8 core processor and should be on par with my 6 core 3.5GHz i7 in my desk...
by Dragunov
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Made Recovery Media from factory partition, DVDs will not boot :(
Replies: 13
Views: 4931

Re: Made Recovery Media from factory partition, DVDs will not boot :(

I use Macrium Reflect to make my recovery media. I have several external drives, I keep the backup image on. REDUNDANCY RULES! 8) I make a bootable, USB drive and make Macrium Recovery media. My "DD" (W540) has three SSD's. 1 M.2 NGFF 480gb drive. 2x 1tb Samsung EVO 860 SSD's. I image my C drive, to...
by Dragunov
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: almost topped W530 (huge price drop!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: FS: almost topped W530

My apologies.
by Dragunov
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: How can I get this to look better and one black color
Replies: 5
Views: 4334

Re: How can I get this to look better and one black color

onespeedbiker wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:56 pm
I found this, looks like it is worth a try.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y-OjlbiU14
This is what I do.... Exactly. I can attest to the results. Fantastic!
by Dragunov
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: almost topped W530 (huge price drop!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: FS: almost topped W530

You can get a W540 with better specs for between xxxxx Yes, you may be able to get one cheaper here in the US. The OP is in Poland, and the price may be reasonable there, or near there. Besides, one can list anything that they want, at whatever price they'd like...whether or not it sells is up to t...
by Dragunov
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: almost topped W530 (huge price drop!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2201

Re: FS: almost topped W530

Hello, I am using this baby for some time already, but it's just too many notebooks in da house right now. Specs: i7-3820qm 24Gb of DDR-3 (2x4Gb + 2x8Gb) 500Gb SSD nVidia Quadro k2000m new, genuine 6-cell battery new, genuine 9-cell slice battery flawless FHD screen (the superb B156HW01 v.4) DVD-RW...
by Dragunov
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Preserving rubberized coating - what environmental factors to avoid?
Replies: 15
Views: 5014

Re: Preserving rubberized coating - what environmental factors to avoid?

I then, rub Nivea hand cream into the rubberized coating, then wipe it off like I didn't want it on to begin with. I buff it afterwards, with a blue, lint free, paper shop towel shop towel. Not only does it restore the coating to almost new condition, it reduces fingerprints. Wait, do you mean it r...
by Dragunov
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: First time thinkpad
Replies: 12
Views: 4916

Re: First time thinkpad

The T44x series "ClunkPad" is just fine, if you learn how to use it properly. Tips are welcome. :) I have met several users with a model from this series, and none of them liked the "clunkpad"... Look on Lenovo's website for proper usage. I only use it on occasion. Generally, I use a mouse. However...
by Dragunov
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Do W540s with Intel HD graphics only/ no Quadro chips exist?
Replies: 9
Views: 3966

Re: Do W540s with Intel HD graphics only/ no Quadro chips exist?

Seen a find on eBay which has a w540 with nice specs, and only Intel HD graphics listed (no mention of a K1100M/K2100M). Given I want to use an eGPU, not having the dedicated GPU could be a plus since dGPUs seem to lead to lots of problems with eGPUs . But, I've been told that the W540's were typic...
by Dragunov
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Do W540s with Intel HD graphics only/ no Quadro chips exist?
Replies: 9
Views: 3966

Re: Do W540s with Intel HD graphics only/ no Quadro chips exist?

1080p is pretty much good enough for me. I have mild worries about TN but I won't have any requirements for high resolution (all I'll be doing is school work, some computer modelling and coding, some gaming) Ok, good to know it always comes with a quadro. So either I'm dealing with an incorrect (by...
by Dragunov
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Do W540s with Intel HD graphics only/ no Quadro chips exist?
Replies: 9
Views: 3966

Re: Do W540s with Intel HD graphics only/ no Quadro chips exist?

TPFanatic wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Can the 1080 TN be replaced with a 1080 IPS?

T540p does have expresscard which eGPU can use.
Yes. I have two, W540's. One is a 1080p IPS panel, and my "DD" has 3k.
by Dragunov
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Preserving rubberized coating - what environmental factors to avoid?
Replies: 15
Views: 5014

Re: Preserving rubberized coating - what environmental factors to avoid?

i think how it's been cleaned is the biggest factor. the rubberized surface should only be cleaned with soft cloth and water. any chemical will make the surface deteriorate. I use Mr. Clean, magic eraser to remove scratches, scuffs, and sticker residue. I then, rub Nivea hand cream into the rubberi...
by Dragunov
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: First time thinkpad
Replies: 12
Views: 4916

Re: First time thinkpad

FHD IPS is your bottleneck. T420/T430 have an option to get FHD IPS, but that takes a fair bit of modding and cost. T430 can have either a backlit chiclet KB or (with an EC-mod) the non-backlit T420 7-row classic keyboard. Only T440/p and newer came with FHD IPS option, resp. could be upgraded to i...
by Dragunov
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.
Replies: 12
Views: 4453

Re: Upgrading x230 from hdd to ssd.

ajkula66 wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:49 am
I'm not a fan of cloning - especially from HDD to SSD - but when one must do it, Clonezilla is my weapon of choice.
I use Macrium Reflect.
by Dragunov
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)
Replies: 12
Views: 9078

Re: T440p ERROR 2101: Detection error on ssd1 (M.2)

I use this in both my T440p, as a boot drive, and as a supplement drive in both my W540's I've found them to be very compatible, and reliable. Went in, works with no problems: https://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mydigitalssd-512gb-super-boot-2-sb2-42mm-2242-sata-iii-6g-m.2-ngff-ssd-solid-state-drive-m...
by Dragunov
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: "Dead" T540P, no light, no fan, no bios, no sound
Replies: 1
Views: 2376

Re: "Dead" T540P, no light, no fan, no bios, no sound

Either the power button is damaged, or the MB is kaput.
by Dragunov
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Different types of SSD in the configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 2578

Re: Different types of SSD in the configuration

The T430 uses 50mm. mSATA, NOT MVMe. THIS is the highest capacity mSATA I can find: https://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mydigitalssd-512gb-super-boot-2-sb2-50mm-sata-iii-6g-msata-ssd-solid-state-drive-mdms-sb2-0512/ I have the 240gb version of this in my T430s, and it seems to be a very good boot driv...
by Dragunov
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Why so many refurbished on market
Replies: 28
Views: 7402

Re: T510 Why so many refurbished on market

There's nothing wrong with any of these computers IF: They do what you need them to do, in a reasonably efficient manner. They're well maintained. You like them. NO computer that you like, and is still useful to you, is "junk". I have a T400 P8800/128gb SSD/ 8gb RAM, and a 1440x900 display. Do I use...
by Dragunov
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 2940

Re: Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement

I recommend the i7-4700mq. It's popular for good reason. It's a great processor. I have a T440p with this processor, and another with an i7-4800mq. It runs nice and cool, because I use really good thermal compound.

I don't recommend anything faster than the i7-4800mq, though.
by Dragunov
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 Ebay find
Replies: 10
Views: 3234

Re: W540 Ebay find

I have an i7-4702MQ in my T440p. It's not that much slower than the i7-4900MQ, but temperature- and cost-of-electricity-wise it beats yours by a mile. My 4702 TDP = 37W , your 4900 TDP = 47W . The i7-4900mq in my W540, has 8mb SmartCache, Yours has six. My clock speed is considerably faster than yo...
by Dragunov
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 SSD too small
Replies: 10
Views: 2805

Re: W530 SSD too small

Hello I have a W530 - i7-3840QM 2.8GHz 16GB ram 64 bit and it has a 160GB SSD. I have no more storage capacity (due primarily to high volume of pictures) and looking for the best solution. I would like to stay with an SSD and also do not want to give up the DVD. Should I just get a larger primary S...
by Dragunov
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: My SECOND W540!
Replies: 3
Views: 4498

Re: My SECOND W540!

Well, after having the NEW W540 for a few days, here's what I think about it, and some observations. This one has the factory clickpad.... Guess what? I like it better than the T450 pad that's in my first W540. I don't ever use the trackpoint, so the shortcomings with that, and the clickpad, are a n...
by Dragunov
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 Ebay find
Replies: 10
Views: 3234

Re: W540 Ebay find

I take back what I said about the i7-4900 not being much of an upgrade over the i7-4800 Doesn't look like much on paper, but I have another W540, with the i7-4900. There is a noticeable difference! The configurations are exactly the same, except for the CPU. The i7-4900 is much snappier than the i7-...
by Dragunov
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: My SECOND W540!
Replies: 3
Views: 4498

Re: My SECOND W540!

Wow, a nice price for W540 ! ThinkPads are addictive ;) Don't forget to buy AC adapter (charger), as the webpage as per your URL link clearly stated "Does not come with charger" when we saw it today. I already have a few 170w, and 150w chargers, so it's not a problem! :) Anyone who has wanted a W54...
by Dragunov
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: My SECOND W540!
Replies: 3
Views: 4498

My SECOND W540!

Got this one off Ebay also, for $15 more than the first one! This one seems to be an "A" grade, has 3k display, an i7-4900mq CPU, K2100m graphics, and comes with 32gb/ram already! Couldn't pass it up. He has more, if anyone is interested. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-W540-Laptop-2-8GHz-i7-4900MQ-...
by Dragunov
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Picked up a W541 for $600
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Re: Picked up a W541 for $600

Thinkpad W541, Window 10, 32 ram 1600MHz memory, 512 GB SSD, 3k screen, Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.80GHz, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M Was this a good price? Seems to be the average price on Ebay. 4k videos, adobe premiere, pano stitching, needed a reasonable solution, seems to be performing well so far. Witho...
by Dragunov
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Buying a T420s: Nvidia vs Intel Graphics, WiFi
Replies: 16
Views: 6978

Re: Buying a T420s: Nvidia vs Intel Graphics, WiFi

Don't know yet about cooling and other issues, but I can definitely say that a Sandy Bridge laptop without Nvidia graphics is easier to set up than one with them. In particular, Nvidia broke resume from hibernation to disk at some point. I have a T420 w/o Nvidia and it is a dream to run by comparis...
by Dragunov
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.
Replies: 13
Views: 7320

Re: Stop W10 from automatically updating SPECIFIC drivers.

I completely shut OFF WinX Updates through the registry, until *I* decide I want to update. This way, I don't have to worry about ANY updates borking ANYthing on my one, WinX machine. Your solution doesnt change anything. They day you reactivate windows update all pending updates get auto installed...
by Dragunov
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 Why so many refurbished on market
Replies: 28
Views: 7402

Re: T510 Why so many refurbished on market

I consulted at many businesses that kept even T61s T400s as test bench machines and the like... Many businesses didnt even buy desktops any more... older laptops worked fine as desktops with an lcd kbd mouse. However even so, a 1st gen machine is basically worthless. I think 3 or 4yrs ago I bought ...

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