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by pm23885
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?
Replies: 8
Views: 1773

Re: Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?

I know that some of those numbers look fine (like sequential read and write speeds), I am just surprised there there is such little improvement in random read/ write speeds between the two systems. And in one case the T61 is even slower. It just annoys me, as by every metric it is a better system, ...
by pm23885
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?
Replies: 24
Views: 2210

Re: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?

This site is such a treasure trove of knowledge.
by pm23885
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: SSD questions

Honestly, given the T61's outdated SATA equipment and the advances in SSD technology over the last few years, even a cheapo SSD from a brand like Inland would probably still max out the speed the T61 can take from the drive. To me personally, the question is whether one is comfortable with relying ...
by pm23885
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: T61 SSD

Agree. I can't get enough of the T61. I keep on finding myself in eBay searching...
by pm23885
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: T61 SSD

I don't know what I was drinking but it definitely is faster with SSD. I compared it side by side and it was all perception.
by pm23885
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: What do you do with Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 6329

Re: What do you do with Linux?

My livelihood. I'm a sysadmin.
by pm23885
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: T61 SSD

The T9300 is in the mail :-)
by pm23885
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

T61 SSD

Hello there everyone. I've been using my T61 for more than a week now and was wondering about the benefits of an SSD even with Middleton bios. I have 2 T61: Machine 1: T7100, 4GB ram, SSD Machine 2: T7500, 4GB ram, HDD Both drives are sata 3 and both have Middleton. I honestly cannot see the differe...
by pm23885
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X61 Botched Middleton
Replies: 11
Views: 3144

Re: X61 Botched Middleton

Update requested. Managed to unbrick it by letting it sit in a Closet for a Week or so with no CMOS. This was only realized AFTER I ordered a new Board. Now I have 2 Boards just sitting around, thanks to me somehow [censored] up the Screen, and I've largely given up. Time to order a busted T61 :D
by pm23885
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500
Replies: 22
Views: 3534

Re: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500

Welcome to the forum! I apologize and don't mean to hijack this thread. Very much a noob when it comes to the T61. I plan to upgrade from T7100 -> T9300. Already flashed Middleton and wanted to know about the error is suppresses - thermal sensors. Is this safe to do? Will a merom board still keep t...
by pm23885
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500
Replies: 22
Views: 3534

Re: T61 CPU upgrade T7300 -> T9500

I apologize and don't mean to hijack this thread. Very much a noob when it comes to the T61. I plan to upgrade from T7100 -> T9300. Already flashed Middleton and wanted to know about the error is suppresses - thermal sensors. Is this safe to do? Will a merom board still keep the CPU cool? Will it be...
by pm23885
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 6378

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

I have a hard time believing a T601 would even be okay for simple and basic home user tasks these days such as Netflix. Again, I can't do 720p YouTube without frame skip on a T601. I'm pretty sure 1080p YouTube is a requirement for any *device* to be called modern - as any $100 Chinese tablets and ...
by pm23885
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 77
Views: 9657

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:12 pm
pm23885 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Hello everyone, this is my first post. I run Debian and Arch on i3.
Welcome to the Forums.
Thanks so much. Pretty much a very recent Thinkpad convert. This site is such full of information.
by pm23885
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 77
Views: 9657

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

Hello everyone, this is my first post. I run Debian and Arch on i3.

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