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by moofish2842
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Upgrade to W541 vs stay with W530
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Upgrade to W541 vs stay with W530

Hmm. I guess no quad-channel then. I had read it was available previously, but they must have been wrong as they didn't seem to be sure anyway. Anyway though, I guess I don't know about RAM speeds and the answer may be nice to know for me too.

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by moofish2842
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Upgrade to W541 vs stay with W530
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Upgrade to W541 vs stay with W530

My unit was shipped to me "barebones" with an 8gb stick and I haven't gotten around to upgrading yet. As far as speeds go I would imagine any quad-channel setup is probably more than enough so I would rather go that way than worry about smaller increases in clock speed. Sent from my Moto Z3 Play usi...
by moofish2842
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Upgrade to W541 vs stay with W530
Replies: 12
Views: 2702

Re: Upgrade to W541 vs stay with W530

W541 owner here - with 4940mx, 1080p ips, and k2100m. Having moved from a t520, t430s, and t430, this is just on a different level of normal usability. It's a far more modern device, and you wouldn't look at it and see "old" like you do on pre-redesign machines. The trackpad is also loads and loads ...
by moofish2842
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 screen replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 2633

Re: W540 screen replacement

I have a W541 with the fhd ips screen upgrade. I purchased it already done from u/estebanmargooski over on r/thinkpadsforsale. I have seen threads about it before, possibly search for them on r/thinkpad?

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by moofish2842
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Hold my drink, W701ds!
Replies: 3
Views: 3709

Hold my drink, W701ds!

https://www.expanscape.com/
Will it get past prototype stages though?

Edit: oops, forgot to actually put a link.
by moofish2842
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Default / best BIOS settings for Windows 10 on T430s (i7 w/TB1)
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

Re: Default / best BIOS settings for Windows 10 on T430s (i7 w/TB1)

You should also make sure your T430s is capable. It must have an i7 processor and no Nvidia graphics, and presence should be indicated by there being a thunderbolt symbol rather than a displayport symbol above the port.
by moofish2842
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Default / best BIOS settings for Windows 10 on T430s (i7 w/TB1)
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

Re: Default / best BIOS settings for Windows 10 on T430s (i7 w/TB1)

My recommendation: Disable secure boot, set UEFI first, and don't worry about OS optimized defaults. You may try loading OS optimized defaults if that means for Windows 8 on your machine if you have trouble without them.
by moofish2842
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Using the T430 WQHD kit on different Thinkpads?
Replies: 3
Views: 3312

Re: Using the T430 WQHD kit on different Thinkpads?

You might want to message the seller about that if you haven't taken action already. They would have to know at least something about it.
by moofish2842
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Warning: Digital Signature in NEW Lenovo Embedded Controllers prevents Classic Keyboard, Battery WL Firmware mods
Replies: 13
Views: 7178

Re: Warning: Digital Signature in NEW Lenovo Embedded Controllers prevents Classic Keyboard, Battery WL Firmware mods

The reason this works is that, to my understanding, the current BIOS is what blocks the flash, not what you are updating to. Thus, if you are not on the newest version that blocks flashing, then flashing the newest modified version can’t be blocked because it is handled by the non-blocking BIOS. Sor...
by moofish2842
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: X280 with MACOS 10.15 Catalina - Success
Replies: 2
Views: 3969

Re: X280 with MACOS 10.15 Catalina - Success

Just wondering, why Catalina and not Mojave? My understanding is that the only real improvements in Catalina are features you could already get from apps, and that it throws out support for tons of legacy stuff and is very buggy.
by moofish2842
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: WQHD MacOs scaling on t430s?
Replies: 3
Views: 2783

Re: WQHD MacOs scaling on t430s?

Actually, the Macs I used have 16:9 screens. MacBooks do have 16:10 screens, but I don't understand how the main screen's aspect ratio changes anything about scaling compatibility, since they can use scaling with any other external screen.
by moofish2842
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: WQHD MacOs scaling on t430s?
Replies: 3
Views: 2783

WQHD MacOs scaling on t430s?

I currently have a t430s which I just finished the hackintosh process on. It currently has a 900p screen, but I am considering/planning to get a 1440p screen in there sometime. However, after using it normally and connected to 1080p screens, the scaling does not act the same as on the 4k Macs at sch...
by moofish2842
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T530 SIM Card Tray?
Replies: 3
Views: 3600

Re: Thinkpad T530 SIM Card Tray?

I have never so far had a thinkpad of this era that came without wwan antennae installed (red and blue cables going to wwan slot). I bought an fru replacement as listed on lenovo's part lookup page for $10, connected it in the wwan slot to the wwan antennae, and put my phone's sim card in it through...
by moofish2842
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T530 backlight fuse location?
Replies: 1
Views: 2577

T530 backlight fuse location?

Recently, after replacing the screen with the battery installed on my t530, the backlight hasn't been working (tested with multiple working screens). I was able to figure out it is likely the backlight fuse and used this post: https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=126143 to try to fix the prob...
by moofish2842
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W701ds and friends - power jack issue?
Replies: 12
Views: 4756

Re: W701ds and friends - power jack issue?

Just wondering, does the dock power input still work? Knowing that may help with diagnosis. (I don't have experience with them at all)

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