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by jursky
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x230 compatible fans (want to upgrade and make it quieter)
Replies: 20
Views: 4247

Re: x230 compatible fans (want to upgrade and make it quieter)

Well, I am using default configuration for tpfancontrol except turning balloon notifications off (Start > type "edit" > edit TPFancontrol.ini > NoBallons=1 & StartMinimized=1 By default, there are these values for thresholds: Level=60 0 // Level=140 0 Level=65 1 // Level=150 1 Level=75 3 // Level=16...
by jursky
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x230 compatible fans (want to upgrade and make it quieter)
Replies: 20
Views: 4247

Re: x230 compatible fans (want to upgrade and make it quieter)

Would a Jabra headset be a better investment? :) I've tried with different headsets (with/without mic etc) and without them. In all cases people could still hear my fan. In fact, it seemed that it was less annoying without headsets. Maybe it would be enough for you to just lower clocks on your CPU ...
by jursky
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Cause of red/reddish W520 screen
Replies: 13
Views: 2003

Re: Cause of red/reddish W520 screen

Always the same panel, if he says it's FHD, it can be only V4 (matte), or in a very rare case it could be also V7 (glossy version of that 95% NTSC panel, which was used in gaming laptops), but that would be the case only if person who's selling that manually exchanged the panel since Lenovo only equ...
by jursky
Thu May 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Can CPU for T440p work on a pc?
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: Can CPU for T440p work on a pc?

I don't understand this... Why would you want put a laptop CPU from T440p into a desktop motherboard? Which btw is based on Intel B360 chipset and therefore allows you to use 8th and 9th gen. desktop CPUs. What the hell? I don't believe it's s-l-o-w, I have a desktop with 6 core i5-9600kf CPU and I ...
by jursky
Mon May 04, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T510 or a W510
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: T510 or a W510

I think there's also difference in GPU chips? If my lookup was successful, then T510 must have Nvidia 3100M and W510 has FX 880M , the performance difference between the two seems to be rather a large one: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-Quadro-FX-880M-vs-Nvidia-NVS-3100M/m7780vsm7837 I...
by jursky
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x240 screen flickering when charger plugged
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: x240 screen flickering when charger plugged

It looks like your laptop is constantly every few seconds it happens switching between "charging" and "not charging" mode, during which screen goes black. It can be visible on Windows's icon for battery which also switches from charging to "not charging". In your place I would try another charger, m...
by jursky
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: t430 yellow/grey WHITE and not enough Bright screen Hd+ ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: t430 yellow/grey WHITE and not enough Bright screen Hd+ ???

Maybe it is just worn out? My 95% NTSC AUO V.4 LCD in W530 (with datasheet's 270 cd/m2 luminescence) is not the same as it was 2 years ago. While it does not have reddish appeal (because from my experience it is the blue pixels which wears off first (because almost everything is based on white)) the...
by jursky
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 overheating - remedy?
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: W530 overheating - remedy?

Am I only one who considers 60-69°C a normal temperature at idle (without active fan cooling, eg. at 0 RPM)? :D I am using tpfancontrol on all my ThinkPads (X230 with i7-3520M and W530 with i7-3840QM) with a setting that does not spin the fan up, not until it reaches at least 66°C, making both of th...
by jursky
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 B156HW01 v.4 "Compatible" screens and 95% NTSC
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Re: T520 B156HW01 v.4 "Compatible" screens and 95% NTSC

so I started looking for a "full" B156HW01 V.4 unit (or V.7 = glossy, that would be even better but I could not find any) I think I might have a V.7 display on a ThinkPad T520... Hey, glad to hear that, however I am thinking about selling my W530 too. I got also X230 (which I love) but recently I w...
by jursky
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New member with T420 questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: New member

Fuzzy wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:49 pm
No I'm not a bot.
My apologies. :)
by jursky
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New member with T420 questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: New member

Isn't that Fuzzy user just a bot? There are two posts from him which are basically the same, except for the difference that in one he says that he just bought T420 thinkpad and in other one he bought T430.
by jursky
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 and Photoediting
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: X230 and Photoediting

I work on a Thinkpad X230 i5 2.6 GHZ , 8GB RAM. I would like to know how I can improve the display and docking station to accommodate a better visual internally and externally? Do you have basic TN screen or IPS? If you don't have IPS yet, get IPS. In case it would not be enough for you (the IPS sc...
by jursky
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 B156HW01 v.4 "Compatible" screens and 95% NTSC
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Re: T520 B156HW01 v.4 "Compatible" screens and 95% NTSC

Yes, some adapter like that, but I would prefer something what's being sold directly for use in the laptop, so for example this w520/w530 adapter: https://www.google.com/amp/s/h5.aliexpress.com/item/32958116802.html But I didn't try it myself so I am not saying you should buy it. I was kinda hoping ...
by jursky
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: screen resolution preference
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: screen resolution preference

Go for 1600x900.
by jursky
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T520 B156HW01 v.4 "Compatible" screens and 95% NTSC
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Re: T520 B156HW01 v.4 "Compatible" screens and 95% NTSC

If you are willing to go into compatible models, I personally would rather give a try to LVDS->eDP converter board + an IPS panel, it would be probably more worthwhile investment and give you better results in the end. Anyway, I can confirm that AUO B156HTN01.1 is fully compatible with W530 (which m...
by jursky
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: screen resolution preference
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: screen resolution preference

Why not get FHD and switch to 1600x900 resolution when needed? In the end it will be only better, because with a FHD panel you get better PPI, so even if you compared a FHD display (running on 1600x900) vs a display which can achieve only 1600x900 at best, the FHD panel would still be a winner (beca...
by jursky
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Worth upgrading the T430
Replies: 4
Views: 4659

Re: Worth upgrading the T430

I would go for T460/X260 if I were you. If you're editing videos, I would say having a great screen is a must, and I don't consider 768p HD-Ready TN screen (found in T420/T430) being good for that. With T460 (and also with X260) you are getting native support for FHD IPS screens - but watch out, bec...
by jursky
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: New owner of w520
Replies: 33
Views: 9741

Re: New owner of w520

Went and took it apart. Found nothing wrong. Only little of dust. Thermal goo what was at cpu and gpu cooler was something watery brown goo. Replaced the goo with basic silver thermal paste and it improved cooling significantly. Left off nowadays totally useless modem. I didn't have new thick therm...
by jursky
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 screen replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

Re: W540 screen replacement

I am not sure but I think Lenovo didn't make FHD IPS version for W540? If I'm not mistaken, there were two options: a) FHD TN panel and b) 3k IPS panel. So if I were you I'd be looking for genuine 3k IPS panel. Not only it will offer you bigger res but also much better gamut. Edit: BTW you need 40 p...
by jursky
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T410 - Qualcomm GOBI2000 not seen ..
Replies: 12
Views: 2775

Re: T410 - Qualcomm GOBI2000 not seen ..

Do you have SIM card inserted in tray behind battery? WWAN card is automatically completely disabled by the laptop when no SIM card is installed (cannot be seen even in OS). EDIT: or at least this was the case for Ericsson card for T500 I had few years ago.
by jursky
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?
Replies: 17
Views: 5496

Re: X230 - how to identify IPS panel online?

04W3920 is not IPS. FRUs for IPS are 04W3919, 04W3462 and 93P5675. Thanks, that's useful. I checked another S/N and there was no screen in the parts list at all. What does it mean? Edit: never mind, it means the screen is not recognized by parts lookup (BTW, this machine seem to have IPS under very...
by jursky
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Downgrading X230 Firmware
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

Re: Downgrading X230 Firmware

You can flash *any* BIOS version whatsoever directly from Windows without any bootables using WinFlash if BIOS protections are disabled. Just point it to the FL1 file, which directly contains the 4MB bios region. Yes, but it is worth noting that you have to execute the winflash.exe directly yoursel...
by jursky
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 WiFi adapter stops auto-connecting - SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 3554

Re: T530 WiFi adapter stops auto-connecting

Did you try different driver for your card? I had similar problem many years ago with my first Acer laptop (with Windows Vista) which did not have any problem to connect to any network, but after like 2-10 minutes it would just stop working. It would still say that it was connected to a network (wit...
by jursky
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Is there a setting on a W540 to force it to run on the graphics chip only when plugged?
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

Re: Is there a setting on a W540 to force it to run on the graphics chip only when plugged?

Ah, sorry, in that case I would just try to click wherever on free spot on desktop and open NVIDIA Control Panel , then I would switch in left explorer menu to Manage 3D Settings and on right side I would switch "Preferred graphics processor" from Auto-select to High performance NVIDIA . That way th...
by jursky
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Is there a setting on a W540 to force it to run on the graphics chip only when plugged?
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

Re: Is there a setting on a W540 to force it to run on the graphics chip only when plugged?

I am not going to say how to disable dedicated GPU, I am here to ask: why? I am genuinely interested knowing why people are always so keen on disabling d-GPU when they should be only happy they have a d-GPU in their laptops. Compared to i-GPU, d-GPU most of the times crushes (in terms of performance...
by jursky
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Downgrading X230 Firmware
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

Re: Downgrading X230 Firmware

I think I read somewhere that Windows BIOS flash utility (for W530, but I believe it will be similar for X230) is checking what is the current BIOS version on chip and refuses to flash older one after a certain version, but supposedly when you create a bootable DOS USB stick and flash it from DOS, t...
by jursky
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Good TN vs Bad TN
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Re: Good TN vs Bad TN

While it has taken me some time to "warm up" to T520's FHD panel (V4 with custom colour calibration) while I could never get used to *any* panel found on T410/420/s. I have both: AUO V4 (Calibrated) in W530 and an LG IPS in X230 and I consider them both being an awesome LCD panels. But I recall tha...
by jursky
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Upgrading HD lcd X260/X270 to FHD IPS LCD?
Replies: 4
Views: 4201

Re: Upgrading HD lcd X260/X270 to FHD IPS LCD?

Seller did not provided exact size in the listing! But what panel did you exactly bought? What reads a sticker on the back of the panel? I asked because I am surprised that the panel ergonomically does not fit your laptop because I thought that all X240-280 shared the same 12.5" proportions. In any...
by jursky
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X240 WLAN (wifi) adapter not detected by system after WWAN adapter installed
Replies: 2
Views: 3915

Re: X240 WLAN (wifi) adapter not detected by system after WWAN adapter installed

I am not sure if there's an fn+combination for "hw" switching WLAN interface on and off, but if there's, I would look after that. Additionally I would try some Linux such as Ubuntu putting it on a Live CD/USB, trying if WiFi would work in that. Or me personally I would take apart the laptop, take ou...

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