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by Screamer
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T440s can the cpu overclocked ?
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: T440s can the cpu overclocked ?

If the UEFI allows it, otherwise no. Assuming that the registers related to Turbo Boost are not locked by the UEFI, you will have a 400 MHz boost on all cores (3.7 GHz on 1 core, 3.4 GHz on 2 cores). Change? Not much, as your T440s would be thermal throttling or hitting its power limits. I say it wo...
by Screamer
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R31 DOS retrogaming
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: R31 DOS retrogaming

Try running your DOS games with DOS/32A. That worked for me with some games that didn't want to start with DOS/4GW.
by Screamer
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 with faulty cd drive
Replies: 19
Views: 1905

Re: T430 with faulty cd drive

Yes.

It's a simple modification, but I believe that nobody wants to roll a dice on the optical drive's bezel compatibility. There is a chance where the bezel might not fit, due to the plastic latches' positions being slightly or completely off.
by Screamer
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 with faulty cd drive
Replies: 19
Views: 1905

Re: T430 with faulty cd drive

As far as the FRU/part numbers are concerned, there have been new drives released since the HMM or website has been published/updated so I would go entirely by the name of the drive. To be 100% sure that whatever drive you buy will work inside your T430, I'd look for "Serial Ultrabay Enhanced" driv...
by Screamer
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: G40 Screen replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: G40 Screen replacement

How feasible is it to swap to a 1400x1050 15" G41 display? That would heavily depend on your budget. Or does that require the fx 5200 go? It does not. Some factory G40 configurations came with a 1400x1050 panel. All you need is a G40/G41 SXGA+ (1400x1050) cable, otherwise all 1400x1050 panels will ...
by Screamer
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 can’t POST after RAM upgrade WARNING PICS
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: T430 can’t POST after RAM upgrade WARNING PICS

I get beeps: long-short-short-short, short-short-short-long. According to the UEFI/BIOS error and beep codes page , this could possibly mean that there's something wrong with your new RAM modules. When I replace one of the 8GB modules with one of the 4GB modules it successfully POSTs, but the 8GB m...
by Screamer
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: W510 motherboard on T510
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: W510 motherboard on T510

and the only thinkpad able to support that is the W510 Outside the 15.6-inch class, the W701 and the W701ds are capable of supporting the Core i7-920XM/940XM as well. Would it fit properly, would it need simple modifications or is it just impossible to do? Yes and no. You need to source some parts ...
by Screamer
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best solution to replace an old 40 pin 2.5 inch hard drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Best solution to replace an old 40 pin 2.5 inch hard drive?

but upon closer inspection it looks to me that it's a 2.5 inch form factor drive with 40 pin IDE(?) interface, plus 8 more pins for power? It doesn't look like it's meant for power. The entire drive itself looks like a 3.5-inch hard drive shrunken down to the 2.5-inch size and had its standard Mole...
by Screamer
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 Thermal pad thickness for PCH
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Re: T430 Thermal pad thickness for PCH

I believe it is 1.5 mm thick. That is what I found on my T410, which features a chassis that is similar to the T430's chassis.

I no longer have a T410, but I do remember that I had no issues from using a 1.5 mm Fujipoly Sarcon XR-m thermal pad.
by Screamer
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 - won't boot with expresscard eGPU
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

Re: T430 - won't boot with expresscard eGPU

If I have the expresscard and GPU in it won't boot past the splash screen. UEFI splash screen, I assume? If I plug it in afterwards the operating systems (W10 or Arch Linux) complain that either there's not enough memory for the device or that the memory region assigned is invalid. This is a sign o...
by Screamer
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/W510/W520 and W700/W701 Series
Topic: Maxed Out ThinkPad W500 Specifications?
Replies: 23
Views: 4430

Re: Maxed Out ThinkPad W500 Specifications?

But the main thing is, you want to verify the cpu in a program called cpu-z. That will correctly state what it is. Not necessarily, I do believe that I misidentified your Core 2 Duo E8135 (SLAQA) as a Core 2 Duo SP9400 engineering sample (QZNM). CPU-Z did the same as well, making the identification...
by Screamer
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: [FAQ] I have a(n) (insert model here), which forum board does it belong to?
Replies: 3
Views: 3310

Re: [FAQ] I have a(n) (insert model here), which forum board does it belong to?

Uh, I don't handle the models' organization here. Bill does.

All I did was to point out their forum boards, that's about it.
by Screamer
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: ** HOW TOs & FAQs **
Topic: [FAQ] I have a(n) (insert model here), which forum board does it belong to?
Replies: 3
Views: 3310

[FAQ] I have a(n) (insert model here), which forum board does it belong to?

Post-classic/Modern models: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series This is the appropriate subforum board for the T430, T430s, T430i, T430si, T430u, T431s, T440, T440s, T440p, T450, T450s, T460, T460s, T460p, T470, T470s, T470p, T480, T480s, T490, T490s, T495, T495s, T530, T530i, T540p, T550, T560, ...
by Screamer
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P71- MXM graphics card upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Thinkpad P71- MXM graphics card upgrade?

Yes, as there are no video signals going back to the P71's display panel. I believe the maximum is 64 GB. I've never seen a Kaby Lake or a Skylake-based system with four 2Rx8 32 GB RAM modules, but I did see some of them with 2Rx4 32 GB RAM modules. Those won't work in a non-server Kaby Lake/Skylake...
by Screamer
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P40/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P71- MXM graphics card upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Thinkpad P71- MXM graphics card upgrade?

the RTX5000 card in laptops such as the Dell Precision and HP ZBook use the same MXM graphics card slot as the P71 has. The Precision machines don't. The Precision 7540 and 7740 utilize a proprietary daughtercard that does not fit in MXM slots of any kind (Dell Graphics Form Factor or DGFF for shor...
by Screamer
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: First ThinkPad advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: First ThinkPad advice

Also just to be clear only the xx40 series have the pointing device problems With the exception of the E445, E545, and the W541. the xx50 and later gave back the trackpoint buttons but unfortunately never the touchpad buttons. Not exactly. The P50, P51, P52, P53, P70, P71, P72, and the P73 retained...
by Screamer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Intel optain memory on T440s
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: Intel optain memory on T440s

No. Your T440s' platform controller doesn't officially support NVMe SSDs, which is one of the requirements needed for Optane Memory to function.
by Screamer
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61p failure
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: T61p failure

TPFanControl reads the temperature sensors that are used by the BIOS, but one important thing to note is that they are temperature sensors mounted on the motherboard. They are not the temperature sensors built into the processor or the graphics chip's die. The processor and the graphics chip are ver...
by Screamer
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: IBM ThinkPad A31p with Numpad Unit (and some history)
Replies: 33
Views: 2678

Re: IBM ThinkPad A31p with Numpad Unit (and some history)

Was there ever a competitor to the UltraBay NumPad? I would think something might of been made during the 90's by a competitor. Doubt it. The numeric keypad was an extremely niche product from what I can see, so I don't quite see a reason for others to follow. Unless you consider the dumb Bay Proje...
by Screamer
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X40 overclock ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Re: X40 overclock ?

Also for this thing, why do I have to modify the RAM speed for both DIMMs to get it to work stable? I don't know why. It could be the overclock that's doing something, or the RAM modules of questionable quality that you have. Remember, this is a Latitude that we're messing with. This is some hardwa...
by Screamer
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: does the Ultrabay Enhanced Battery exist?
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: does the Ultrabay Enhanced Battery exist?

ajkula66 wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:56 pm
There's a lot of stuff around that doesn't match and/or exist in HMMs and PSREFs but does so IRL. It's always been that way in my experience.
Ah, alright then. I suppose that basing my observations from the hardware maintenance manuals were pointless if that's the case.
by Screamer
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X40 overclock ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Re: X40 overclock ?

So what you are saying is I should flash my DDR333 modules to run at the speed of DDR200 and then the overclock will bring it back to 266? According to the memory dividers available for the 82855GM, yes. Also am I supposed to do the flashing on that laptop itself or I can be safe and do it on anoth...
by Screamer
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X40 overclock ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Re: X40 overclock ?

That would depend on your Latitude D400's memory controller. If it's an 82855GME, you'll be forced to use enthusiast-class DDR400 RAM modules to maximize stability. If it's not an 82855GME and it's just a plain 82855GM, you'll need the average/regular DDR400 RAM modules. However, if you are familiar...
by Screamer
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X20/X30/X40 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X40 overclock ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Re: X40 overclock ?

Unfortunately, I've never owned an X40 in my life. That means I have to resort to guessing the phase-locked loop's position, and additionally I could be wrong as well.

You'll have to figure it out by yourself, or hopefully somebody else could help you out.
by Screamer
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: does the Ultrabay Enhanced Battery exist?
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: does the Ultrabay Enhanced Battery exist?

It doesn't exist. The hardware maintenance manual that you have referenced from, is an outdated edition. The latest edition that I am aware of, is the 6th edition and it does not contain an entry for the 'Ultrabay Enhanced battery'. The only two editions that I'm aware of which contained this strang...
by Screamer
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T420 Driver for GeForce GT-520m GPU needed (63Y1705 motherboard) needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: T420 Driver for GeForce GT-520m GPU needed (63Y1705 motherboard) needed

In the Nvidia drivers I have found Was the driver downloaded from NVIDIA 's website, or Lenovo 's website? none appear to support the SUBSYS_21D017AA and the install process ends prematurely with a "Hardware not found" error. This would be expected if you were using NVIDIA's generic universal drive...
by Screamer
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: X60s/X61s FireWire IEEE 1394 version/speed
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: X60s/X61s FireWire IEEE 1394 version/speed

According to the ThinkWiki, it's IEEE 1394a-2000.

400 MBit/s or 50 MByte/s, but I'd expect some overhead to bring it down below its theoretical maximum speed.
by Screamer
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: G40 parts
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: LF: G40 parts

I have most of these parts, with the exception of the slimline IDE DVD drive and the US keyboard. The keyboard is in... Japanese.

If you are willing to pay the exorbitant shipping cost, let me know.
by Screamer
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Reading CPU temp on a T60 with TPFC and RightMark CPU Clock Utility
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Re: Reading CPU temp on a T60 with TPFC and RightMark CPU Clock Utility

Which one i have to consider trusty and which should be tuned with an offset? Both can be trusted, if you don't mind the temperature difference between the CPU's motherboard temperature sensor and it's on-die temperature sensor. Although, the on-die temperature sensor is way more accurate as it's q...
by Screamer
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Unable to boot into the Predesktop Area on a ThinkPad G40
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: Unable to boot into the Predesktop Area on a ThinkPad G40

Just about the first thing I did with it was boot it into Parted Magic and check the HDD's SMART data, and it didn't look all that good Very vague, but I would assume that the HDD is close to death. A second assumption is that part of the HDD which stores the Predesktop Area's data has been corrupt...

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