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by CrazyTPFan
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i Windows 2000 audio troubles
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: R61i Windows 2000 audio troubles

I’ll give it a try.
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i Windows 2000 audio troubles
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: R61i Windows 2000 audio troubles

The driver refused to install. I have Soundmax Audio. (Edit: I have Conexant Audio. Just Checked)
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: R61i Windows 2000 audio troubles
Replies: 4
Views: 516

R61i Windows 2000 audio troubles

Hi all, I just installed Windows 2000 on my R61i and got video and ethernet drivers working but couldn't get the audio to work. I installed Service pack 4, DirectX 9.0c and Microsoft QFE #888111 QuickFix as recommended by this guide: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=62013 and I still can'...
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Did Acer manufacture the R31?
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: Did Acer manufacture the R31?

Speaking of cracked hinges... My R31 has a big crack behind the hinge.
by CrazyTPFan
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Did Acer manufacture the R31?
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: Did Acer manufacture the R31?

I just wanted to know because from the day I got it it didn't feel like a true IBM ThinkPad and when I saw the comment on Reddit, I had to ask if it was manufactured by Acer.
by CrazyTPFan
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Did Acer manufacture the R31?
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: Did Acer manufacture the R31?

Ok. I can now conclude that the R31 was manufactured by Acer.
by CrazyTPFan
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Did Acer manufacture the R31?
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Did Acer manufacture the R31?

I can't help but ask. I saw a post on Reddit that stated the R31 was a Acer re-baged with IBM logos. Can anyone confirm this?
by CrazyTPFan
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: My Thinkpad R500
Replies: 18
Views: 3244

Re: My Thinkpad R500

@beko1987 For a 2019 project/More powerful laptop, why not get a T420 and upgrade it with a Quad i7, 8GB Ram & SSD? T420's have become pretty cheap on ebay.
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 8GB to 16GB upgrade, noticeable speed boost?
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: 8GB to 16GB upgrade, noticeable speed boost?

There isn't much of a difference. I upgraded from 8GB to 16GB because I use virtual machines a lot and need the extra ram.
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: External battery for Thinkpads
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: External battery for Thinkpads

Why not use the T440s as your travel machine? I mean, it’s not that big or heavy.
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Memory for T450?
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Memory for T450?

I usually get my ram from Amazon.
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL500 Restoration Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: SL500 Restoration Blog

It will make a good gift for your sister. Not as nice as a T series but still decent.
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Memory for T450?
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Memory for T450?

The T450 has 2 DIMM slots. I don't think it can support 32GB of ram. (EDIT: The T450 can support up to 32GB of ram.)
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: X230 and playing Fortnite?

If you get the X250 you won't be able to have an eGPU. The X250 has no expresscard port.
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 and playing Fortnite?
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: X230 and playing Fortnite?

If you want to game on the X230, Use the expresscard port and get a eGPU enclosure and put a GPU in it.
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Processor upgrade with T440p
Replies: 16
Views: 3117

Re: Processor upgrade with T440p

Mightyena wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:11 pm
I seem to remember somewhere that the T440p had up to a 4900MQ as a factory option, so I shouldn't worry too much about the extra 10W
The T440p did have an option for a 4900MQ from the factory.
by CrazyTPFan
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p
Replies: 1140
Views: 270038

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

Hey, I've been lurking here for quite a while debating whether or not this is worth it for me. I will be rebuilding my X230 almost entirely next summer, with 16GB RAM, an i7 motherboard, new battery, keyboard, chassis, etc. too. So, during that upgrade, I was hoping to bite the bullet and run the N...
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Processor upgrade with T440p
Replies: 16
Views: 3117

Re: Processor upgrade with T440p

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:59 am
CrazyTPFan wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:56 am
Let me guess... it works but it gets to hot.
I couldn't tell you for certain but you are probably right.

You will make it throttle, fry, and blow dry!
I'm probably going to buy a 4702MQ that I saw on Ebay for $75.00.
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Processor upgrade with T440p
Replies: 16
Views: 3117

Re: Processor upgrade with T440p

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:52 am
CrazyTPFan wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:47 am


What about a 4700MQ? I'm considering putting that into my T440p.
47W chip....wont work.
Let me guess... it works but it gets to hot.
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Processor upgrade with T440p
Replies: 16
Views: 3117

Re: Processor upgrade with T440p

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:15 pm
Use an i7-4702QM or i7-4712QM, they are only 37W TDP.
The i7-4900QM is 47W, too hot!
What about a 4700MQ? I'm considering putting that into my T440p.
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ** Happy New Year to All **
Replies: 46
Views: 19406

Re: ** Happy New Year to All **

Happy New Year :D.
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460/p speclist and part numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: T460/p speclist and part numbers

@Whitieiii good luck finding a T460p!
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460/p speclist and part numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: T460/p speclist and part numbers

@Whitieiii Why not upgrade your T440p to a Quad i7? Already did.. it has an i7-4702MQ just the graphics card is the biggest bottleneck here now.. plays GTA V just fine but most other games from around the same time period don't do so well... Not looking to play the newest games just older ones at b...
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T460/p speclist and part numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: T460/p speclist and part numbers

@Whitieiii Why not upgrade your T440p to a Quad i7?
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

@tdot This thing looks awsome! :D Thanks! It should probably also work with anything compatible with the Dock II or Dock I (such as your R52), provided it has Win9x drivers available for the system ... The only other problem I could see is if any DOS titles won't run under Windows - the A2* and X20...
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

@tdot This thing looks awsome! :D
by CrazyTPFan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My "New" HP Elitebook 8460p
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

Re: My "New" HP Elitebook 8460p

@Whitieiii do you have a YouTube channel?

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