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by mraroid
Fri Sep 15, 2023 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: IdeaPad 100S Model 80R9
Replies: 0
Views: 2379

IdeaPad 100S Model 80R9

Hi folks... I am trying to fix my friends old Lenovo Ideapad 100S, Model 8090 I was able to down load the service manual from Lenovo. I have read it over several times. I see a slot for a M2.0X25mm solid state drive. And nothing is in that slot. It also have a smaller card for the WiFi. The manual t...
by mraroid
Fri Sep 15, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

Re: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?

axur-delmeria..... Thank you so much for pointing that out to me. I had forgotten to go into Windows and set up the CPU, etc. The T480 is running *very* cool now. It might get as warm as about 135 F (57C) when I really push it under load for over 30 minutes or so. I am quite happy with that temp. Ma...
by mraroid
Wed Sep 13, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

Re: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?

Hello thewaywardgeek.... You fixed my laptop! Beers on me next time we meet buddy! I am running the latest BIOS for the T480. I was unable to find a way to turn off Turbo Boost in the BIOS, but I was able to turn off Hyperthreading. Now, when I run the T480 under load, it might peek at 149 F (65 C) ...
by mraroid
Wed Sep 13, 2023 9:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

Re: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?

Hello RealBlackStuff......

What pad thickness do you recommend for the i7 & Nvidia GPU in my T480?

looks like a great idea.

mraroid
by mraroid
Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Where to buy an internal battery for my T480?
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Re: Where to buy an internal battery for my T480?

dr-st.... Thanks for the link. I found one on Lenovo's web site: https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11092839/Lenovo/01AV421/ I also found one at Newegg. It is not original, but costs less: https://www.newegg.com/p/16J-02N7-001E9 Now I need to decided which to buy.... Many thanks for the Lenovo link! ...
by mraroid
Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

Re: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?

Thanks all for the many suggestions. I will look into all of them and see what I can do.

mraroid
by mraroid
Tue Sep 12, 2023 5:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

Re: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?

To answer your question....

No, Windows was not doing anything. I am unsure what to try next.

mraroid
by mraroid
Tue Sep 12, 2023 5:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Where to buy an internal battery for my T480?
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Where to buy an internal battery for my T480?

Hello friends... My T480 can not see the internal battery. I went into the BIOS to see if I had something disabled. It all looks good. My T480 likes my external battery just fine. Where can I go to buy a new internal battery for my T480? Does Lenovo still sell them? I have another older thinkpad (T4...
by mraroid
Tue Sep 12, 2023 5:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

Re: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?

Hello... Thank you for your post. I bought this laptop used on ebay and it had Windows 11 already installed on it. I just put a video on the laptop and used VLC Media Player to play it. I wanted to put the laptop under some load. It spiked up to 188 F (87C) and then dropped down to the low 180s F an...
by mraroid
Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

Re: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?

I forgot to add that the the CPU is an i7 8650U and it also has a Nvidia MX150 GPU in it. I just pulled the fan (it looked clean) and cleaned off the old thermal paste from the fan heat sync and CPU & GPU. I applied new thermal paste. Now at idle, it quickly gets up to 174 F and on occasion drops do...
by mraroid
Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

My T480 gets very hot - almost 200 F -normal?

Hi folks... My T480 gets very hot after I boot to Windows 11 and with out launching any applications. It will get over 1805 F with in about 3 or 4 minutes. I have older non lenovo laptops which at idle,are around 130 F and when I am really working them, 150 and maybe 160 F. What is typical for the T...
by mraroid
Mon Mar 13, 2023 11:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad build quality
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Thinkpad build quality

Thanks for your post Ibthink.... The model numbers make no sense to me time wise. I appreciate the help. I will check some prices on ebay.

mraroid
by mraroid
Mon Mar 13, 2023 11:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?
Replies: 13
Views: 5527

Re: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?

Hi... Thank you for your post & link. Your link was dated Feb 2023 so I'll bet it will have a better chance of working on many machines.
Thanks!

mraroid
by mraroid
Wed Mar 08, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?
Replies: 13
Views: 5527

Re: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?

olddog wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2023 7:28 am
This is very interesting to all W530 users. Please keep us updated.

Thanks.
Will do.
mraroid
by mraroid
Sun Mar 05, 2023 12:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad build quality
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Thinkpad build quality

All good info RealBlackStuff. Many thanks. I just heard about a T480 which supports Windows 11. No internal optical drive, but many USB 3.0 ports to use for an external optical drive if one wanted one. Yea, I hope he will forget about burning DVDs with his childhood friends. A flash drive is the way...
by mraroid
Sun Mar 05, 2023 12:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?
Replies: 13
Views: 5527

Re: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?

Thank you dr st for your post. I will search the web for Rufus and see what I can find. Thank you for the tip! mraroid I use Rufus a lot (although never with Windows 11) and would recommend it. HTH Thanks nfraser01. Sounds like this is the answer for me. I will dive into it. I have not tried to upg...
by mraroid
Sat Mar 04, 2023 4:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad build quality
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Thinkpad build quality

T440p, T540p, W540 and W541 all have a CPU socket and a CD/DVD-drive T440, T440s, T550, W550s, X240 and X250 all have a soldered CPU and no CD/DVD-drive. If you want one of those, I suggest to get a USB CD/DVD drive instead, since they are rarely used nowadays. If you want a nice, reasonably priced...
by mraroid
Fri Mar 03, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad build quality
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Thinkpad build quality

Weird official result: T440, T440s, T550, W550s, X240 and X250 (all have U CPU) will run Windows 11 just fine, but the above T440p, T540p, W540 and W541 (with M/MQ/H CPU) won't (at least not without some software modding). Instead it is recommended to install W10 LTSC on those. Besides, who really ...
by mraroid
Fri Mar 03, 2023 6:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?
Replies: 13
Views: 5527

Re: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?

Re: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11? #7 Post by dr_st » Fri Mar 03, 2023 5:05 am I believe that if you make a bootable flash drive from a Win11 ISO image with one of the latest versions of Rufus, it can configure the installer to bypass these restrictions. ************************************...
by mraroid
Thu Mar 02, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?
Replies: 13
Views: 5527

Re: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?

I have seen several Lenovo W530 for sale on ebay that are running Windows 11. The CPU (when listed) is the i7-03740QM. When I go to Microsoft's web site to look at the list of supported CPUs, the i7-3740WM is not listed: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/wi...
by mraroid
Thu Mar 02, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad build quality
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Thinkpad build quality

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Mar 02, 2023 2:39 am
There are newer T440p, T540p, W540 and W541 which also have a CPU socket.
RealBlackStuff....

Do any of the above laptops you listed support Windows 11?
Thank you for your post.

mraroid
by mraroid
Thu Mar 02, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad build quality
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Thinkpad build quality

WarMachine.... You are right and I was wrong! I saw a post on youtube saying that the W530 could take 64 GBs of RAM. I went to youtube to look for that post again so I could buy the RAM, but the post is missing, or I can't find it anymore. I then downloaded the service manual for the W530. If I was ...
by mraroid
Wed Mar 01, 2023 7:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?
Replies: 13
Views: 5527

Re: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?

Hello firefly6240....

Did you follow a youtube video or perhaps a web page for your Windows 11 hack? If so, could you post a link it so I can look at it?
You did this on a W530, correct?

Thanks so much for your post.

mraroid
by mraroid
Wed Mar 01, 2023 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad build quality
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Thinkpad build quality

Hello... The T530 and the more capable W530 have a socket for the CPU. And I believe that is the last of the Lenovo laptops with a CPU socket in them. Also, if you have not bought a Lenovo laptop yet, and you are looking to upgrade the CPU, the W530 is a far, far, better machine. Also, Officially th...
by mraroid
Wed Mar 01, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?
Replies: 6
Views: 13617

Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?

Hello friends.... When I started looking for a W530 to buy on ebay, I saw three that were running Windows 11. Because I already own a Lenovo T480 running Windows 11, I just guessed that since the W530 was a newer laptop (?) that it could also run Windows 11. After I bought a W530, I found out that o...
by mraroid
Sun Feb 19, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Advice on buying a T530
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: Advice on buying a T530

Gez, RealBlackStuff! Now you are going to make me buy a W541! :-)

I already have three Lenovo laptops. But the W541 looks very interesting!
Thank you for your post. I will start reading more about it.
Looks great so far!

best,
mraroid
by mraroid
Sun Feb 19, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Advice on buying a T530
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: Advice on buying a T530

Hello atagunov.... A daily driver user like yourself, knows the real word applications of your hardware & software. I can find some very inexpensive older video editing software that will do at least 1920 X 1080. I also shoot some digital as well as 16mm 3D motion picture film. Once that film has be...
by mraroid
Sat Feb 18, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?
Replies: 13
Views: 5527

Re: Are you running a W530 with Windows 11?

Hello nfraser01.... Thanks for the good info. I have been following the Windows 11 hacks. I have watched a few on youtube. The link you sent me is over a year old. I am sure it will still work. I will check around to see if I can find anything newer. The W530s running windows 11 that are for sale on...
by mraroid
Sat Feb 18, 2023 6:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Advice on buying a T530
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: Advice on buying a T530

Hello atagunov.... You seem to be the T530/W530 expert around here. Can I toss yet another question your way? Your last post was about games. Aside from going into Second Life rarely to meet a friend of mine, I do not play any video games on any of my PCs. However I do shoot, import and edit digital...
by mraroid
Sat Feb 18, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Advice on buying a T530
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: Advice on buying a T530

atagunov.... One more issue to be aware of in the W530. Under a low graphic load, it will run using the video chip on the motherboard. But under heavy load, it will switch to your Nvidia GPU. The W530 will do this to save battery power. I am unsure if you can switch this option on and off. I am stil...

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