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by apojoga
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

Eugor wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:56 pm
I am curious how this goes for you. It is on my list of items to do on my rig. Please share your experience.
Thanks
Will do!
by apojoga
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:21 am
IMHO the X230 fan 04W6923 (made by AVC) is the best and most quiet one.
Howto paste: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth ... d_v1.1.pdf
Best paste: Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.
That is very helpful, much appreciated! :D
by apojoga
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Repasting & new HSF for X220 -- should I get an X230 HSF?

My X220 is now idling in the low 60C range, so I think it's long due for an overhaul. I intend to repaste of course, but while I'm at it I'm thinking of replacing the HSF as well. As the title says, should I get an X230 HSF assembly, or would an X220 HSF be fine? Any general tips on repasting and th...
by apojoga
Sat May 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: mSATA in X220/X230
Replies: 4
Views: 2779

Re: mSATA in X220/X230

X230 runs RAM at 1.35V; if you have 1.5V sticks it will probably run them at 1.35 anyway. I find that 1.35/1.5 doesn't matter, X220/X230 will accept them and run them happily regardless. (I'm using dual sticks rated at 1.35V 2133MHz in my X220 at the moment, they end up doing 1866 MHz and... I can't...
by apojoga
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Ordered a X330.
Replies: 17
Views: 2855

Re: Ordered a X330.

Thank you, very much appreciated!
by apojoga
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Ordered a X330.
Replies: 17
Views: 2855

Re: Ordered a X330.

So what is the procedure for buying one of these?

- Make an account on Taobao
- Talk to KK personally in English, or perhaps Google-translated Chinese
- Pay him through... AliPay? How?
- Wait for laptop to arrive

Did I get this correct? Thanks in advance.
by apojoga
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: X330 -Ask Me Anything
Replies: 17
Views: 2981

Re: X330 -Ask Me Anything

Was this from Jacky/Lcdfans? How about a tiny microSD card adapter and one of those new fancy 1TB SD cards. So 7.68TB SSD in the main bay, 1TB on each of the two mSATA slots, and 1TB on the SD card. Yeah I *totally* needed 10TB of storage in a laptop 8) :lol: . You can actually get 2TB mSATA SSDs :)...
by apojoga
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: 64bit OS & 4gb RAM ~ worth the effort/upgrade ???
Replies: 1
Views: 2331

Re: 64bit OS & 4gb RAM ~ worth the effort/upgrade ???

If you had said 3.5 GB, I would have my doubts, but 3 GB to 4 GB is a sensible jump that should more than make up for the slightly less compact x64 code and data structures it creates. x64 also has more registers, which I suppose should make it faster? Complete speculation, of course. Realistically,...
by apojoga
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB a FrankenPad (X61 or T61) T420 w/ FullHD, etc. Open to offers!
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: WTB a FrankenPad (X61 or T61) T420 w/ FullHD, etc. Open to offers!

I have a T430s with WQHD (2560x1440) mod from China that's collecting dust.
by apojoga
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM
Replies: 15
Views: 4004

Re: X201 i7-620M vs X201s i7-640LM

I would primarily worry about the heat/noise situation. I don't have personal experience, but I hear the X201 likes to heat up with the i7; the X201s even more so on account of the smaller case.
by apojoga
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Got a nice IPS x220t from ebay, realize I have Computrace woes now
Replies: 39
Views: 9473

Re: Got a nice IPS x220t from ebay, realize I have Computrace woes now

Did Absolute ever remove computrace from your machine? I had a ghastly experience calling them about an X230, eventually they yelled at me to stop calling because they had "done all they could". The original owner (some big company in the US) does not give a d*mn.
by apojoga
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 HDD thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 4027

Re: x220 HDD thickness

I have a 9.5m in mine. It went in without the enclosure and rubber rails. It wiggles sideways a little once installed, pushing in a q-tip next to it fixes that. Taking it out is a lot more involved, you need to take the palmrest/keyboard/bezel off and pull hard enough on the motherboard connector to...
by apojoga
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: T70 with Quad Core i7 mobo for T6x is coming!!
Replies: 101
Views: 23634

Re: T70 with Quad Core i7 mobo for T6x is coming!!

I hope they get to selling ready-made T70s, with all the kinks worked out, because this type of tinkering is way over my pay grade...
by apojoga
Mon May 22, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Best "x" series for an i7
Replies: 16
Views: 4427

Re: Best "x" series for an i7

People have managed to install a QC into X230:

viewtopic.php?f=69&t=121844
by apojoga
Mon May 22, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Silicone spray on fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Silicone spray on fan?

Hopefully this will be charitably viewed under "there are no stupid questions"... I saw somewhere on the forum "silicone spray" being mentioned in the context of the fan. Is this something that can be done to make the fan run "smoother"? I have a can of MANNOL silicone spray lying around. Or did I c...
by apojoga
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220T Msata?
Replies: 9
Views: 5636

Re: X220T Msata?

Happy with a 256GB mSATA in my X220. Secondary HDD for data.
by apojoga
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Upgrading X220/X230 to WQHD 1440p
Replies: 18
Views: 7957

Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to WQHD 1440p

Guys, can you please describe me how are you using FHD on 12.5" screen? I suppose you are running Windows with a 150% scaling or similar. I would prefer WQHD on 12.5" because of Linux and 2x HiDPI rendering. It's would be almost like an original 1366x768 resolution, but with much smoother pixels. I...
by apojoga
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 83741

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

The fan thing is preventing me from getting one.
by apojoga
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s installing classic keyboard: which keyboards and palmrests are compatible?
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: T430s installing classic keyboard: which keyboards and palmrests are compatible?

For posterity, I was able to successfully install a T420s keyboard and palmrest into the T430s. I did not bother taping the keyboard pins off. Risky as I understand, but everything works completely uneventfully; no shorting that I could tell/smell. After reflashing the EC all the keys are working pe...
by apojoga
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 83741

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

From lurking around the 51NB forums, I understand the mSATA slot is SATA III.
by apojoga
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: memory for x230
Replies: 9
Views: 5476

Re: memory for x230

RealBlackStuff wrote:Max. 2x8GB=16GB
204-pin PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) non-parity, non-EEC SO-DIMM
Stay away from Corsair and Value RAM-modules.
For my education, what's wrong with Corsair?
by apojoga
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 BIOS 1.42
Replies: 32
Views: 19098

Re: X220 BIOS 1.42

Deal. :)

I noticed your profile says you are from Russia. Would you be able to recommend a shop that ships overseas? I need an X220 keyboard with Cyrillic layout, shipped to Romania. If you happen to know a reliable place, please let me know. Thanks in advance!
by apojoga
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 108385

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Nice and clean.
by apojoga
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 BIOS 1.42
Replies: 32
Views: 19098

Re: X220 BIOS 1.42

Here is the latency. I'm not very happy with it :( It's probably due to the 11-11-11 timings my RAM sticks have?

http://i.imgur.com/14vsZJA.png

MOD warning: your picture is WAY too big, tags removed. Read the Forum Rules, especially Section 5.
by apojoga
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 FHD Upgrade?
Replies: 524
Views: 108385

Re: X220 FHD Upgrade?

Would it be possible to go all the way and install a 3840×2160 screen such as http://www.panelook.com/NV125QUM-N81_BO ... 26731.html ?
by apojoga
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 BIOS 1.42
Replies: 32
Views: 19098

Re: X220 BIOS 1.42

Thanks, I'll read up on timings. Which one is the latency test? The SiSoft interface is too sprawling and confusing. This is my drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178627 Zero problems so far. I get anywhere between 50-100 MB/s read on *unfragmented* files, but abandon al...
by apojoga
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 BIOS 1.42
Replies: 32
Views: 19098

Re: X220 BIOS 1.42

@heilong I ran the Memory Bandwidth "Multi-Threaded (MT)" test from SiSoftware (is this the correct test?) on my X220 i7-2640M with 1.42 modified BIOS and 16GB running at 1866 MHz, on the Balanced Power Plan. Keep in mind, though, that my memory seems to have 11-11-11 timings? (Whatever that means.)...
by apojoga
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Quad Core i7 mod?
Replies: 2
Views: 5761

X230 Quad Core i7 mod?

This Korean modder has installed a quad-core i7 3612QE in place of the i5 in his X230:

http://forum.51nb.com/thread-1602437-1-1.html

So this is just a drop-in replacement?

I thought the X230 CPU was soldered to the board?
by apojoga
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s installing classic keyboard: which keyboards and palmrests are compatible?
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

T430s installing classic keyboard: which keyboards and palmrests are compatible?

I want to do the classic keyboard swap, but the selection of parts available locally is rather sparse. Do I need an 's' keyboard specifically or will a "standard" keyboard do? Can I go wild with ancient keyboards like T400? (I like their layout better.) Same question for palmrests. I found a T410 pa...

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