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by dr_st
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB ThinkPad Advanced dock - full size with UltraBay
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: WTB ThinkPad Advanced dock - full size with UltraBay

Hi jlsmith42, and welcome to the forum.

Some mishaps in the past taught us to be cautious when a newly registered member offers an item for sale, most especially an uncommon one.

Would it be possible for you to post photos of said dock?

Thank you for your understanding. :)
by dr_st
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Extremely exciting photos of 701c & PC110
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: Extremely exciting photos of 701c & PC110

Very nice photos! :thumbs-UP: A 486 @75MHz could be a nice little DOS gaming laptop...
by dr_st
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Graphics performance for T4x range
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Graphics performance for T4x range

Fire GL T2 (Modility Radeon 9600) 3DMark2000 - 10907 3DMark2001 - 9593 3DMark03 - 2619 Mobility Radeon X300** 3DMark2000 - 8943 3DMark2001 - 7488 3DMark03 - 2076 Thanks for this comparison. I wonder if the T2 outperforming X300 is due to the extra 64MB of RAM or due to some basic advantage of 9600 ...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:48 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ExpressCard USB3 adapters - read speed issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 51
Views: 47910

Re: ExpressCard USB3 adapters - read speed issue [SOLVED]

Thanks a lot for your explanation, but I have one question for your solution: should one apply it ONLY if laptop boots with card inserted, or in any case? I mean, I do not need this card permanently inserted into laptop. So, will it work if I just insert it when needed, after laptop has already boo...
by dr_st
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: sticky shift key (software)
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: sticky shift key (software)

Type Sticky Keys in the start menu and see if anything is enabled there that has relevance.
by dr_st
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 - refreshing thermal paste
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Thinkpad X230 - refreshing thermal paste

Congratulations. :thumbs-UP:

Gives me hope that I will too muster the energy to do it one day.
by dr_st
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Legacy Checkin! Post using your old Thinkpad!
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Legacy Checkin! Post using your old Thinkpad!

My oldest still functioning Thinkpad is an A31p. I'll try posting from my AMD K6-2+ desktop next time I'm visiting my parents. :lol:
by dr_st
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X230 - refreshing thermal paste
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Thinkpad X230 - refreshing thermal paste

Yes, it's a pretty terrible model in this regard. :( That's why I have not performed this operation on my X220, even though it probably could use new, better thermal paste. I will wait until it either starts running too hot, or the fan will die completely. The laptop is very rarely used these days a...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: How to 'enable' miniDP & VGA ports on T530?
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: How to 'enable' miniDP & VGA ports on T530?

According to the Platform Specifications, the X240 should support 4K @30Hz via the mDP port. But maybe the TV does not like 30Hz input, or maybe the problem is with the DP-to-HDMI cable.
by dr_st
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 365 mother boards - the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: Thinkpad 365 mother boards - the same?

my03 wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:35 pm
oh btw, you are right. It is a typo that i'll fix. its a 1440x1050 display for sure :)
1400x1050 to be precise. :)
by dr_st
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Ultimate 14.1" T601 FrankenPads *pictures*
Replies: 13
Views: 11106

Re: Ultimate 14.1" T601 FrankenPads *pictures*

micrex22 wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:16 am
I keep mine around as a scratch machine with Windows 7 in the event I ever need it... but yeah... doesn't really do anything modern anymore.
Ditto. I have an X61 running Win7 which is barely OK for basic web browsing. And a T60 which is just an XP system for testing older games.
by dr_st
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Graphics performance for T4x range
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Graphics performance for T4x range

Oh yeah, the Radeon 9600 / FireGL T2 is a significant boost over the 7500. Of course, compared to modern offerings, all are beyond obsolete, but for contemporary games / rendering applications back in 2004-2005, it could have made a big difference. What's interesting to me is how little benefit (see...
by dr_st
Sat Jan 14, 2023 3:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Deciding what ThinkPad might be best for 7/XP use
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Deciding what ThinkPad might be best for 7/XP use

I second theterminator93's suggestion, and for games I would make sure to go with a discrete GPU option.

If you put XP and Win7 on it, there is no need for Vista. It doesn't cover any bases that aren't already covered by either XP or 7.
by dr_st
Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:06 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: HDD runs better on Windows 8?
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: HDD runs better on Windows 8?

Windows 10 is barely usable with a mechanical drive. It just has not been optimized for these limitations; SSDs were already mainstream when it was released.
by dr_st
Tue Jan 10, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Should I use a 40AJ dock with a T480
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Should I use a 40AJ dock with a T480

At work, this was/is the standard dock for users with T480 machines. I am not aware of a plague of TB/USB-C ports dying.
by dr_st
Tue Jan 10, 2023 2:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: ThinkMods has not filled my order for 10 months
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: ThinkMods has not filled my order for 10 months

You sure waited for a good long time with zero communication... I would have filed a claim for a refund from the credit card company, or PayPal, depending on how you paid, about 8 months ago.
by dr_st
Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:07 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Ultimate list of Thinkpad machines which were of key importance...
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: Ultimate list of Thinkpad machines which were of key importance...

I suppose you are limiting to IBM history, because you have no machines that were released under Lenovo? Without this limitation - there are more interesting models: For starts, I would take the T60p over T43p (the T60p was the last Flexview 4:3 system). Also the first generation with a Windows key....
by dr_st
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T500 dual external monitors
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: T500 dual external monitors

Machines of that generation support a maximum of 2 monitors. You should be able to get 2 external monitors working, but only if the internal LCD is disabled.
by dr_st
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: Weird T42 (with a R51 motherboard?)
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Weird T42 (with a R51 motherboard?)

I believe the BIOS flash tool allows you to set the Model number to whatever you want. Not the regular BIOS flash tool. It's a special tool. It was called Maintenance Diskette back in the day, now called Maintenance Key (as it comes on a USB flash drive) or simply Maintenance Utility. You can set m...
by dr_st
Mon Jan 02, 2023 5:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: USB-C: Introduction For Hackers
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: USB-C: Introduction For Hackers

And some more USB-C info: All About USB-C: Illegal Adapters Funnily, I got one of these USB-A to USB-C port adapters mentioned there. It didn't occur to me until I read that piece that it can be used to easily make an out-of-spec and dangerous USB-A to USB-A cable. Guess I should be careful about w...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 01, 2023 2:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad build quality
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: Thinkpad build quality

Turned on my T42 for the first time in months. That machine is going to be 18 this coming spring. Around these parts that is legal drinking age. The original battery has about 1.2Wh of juice remaining, the CMOS battery seems to have died, the fluorescent is worn, starts dark in the center and takes ...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 01, 2023 7:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad build quality
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: Thinkpad build quality

The **40 series is the last with a removable CPU. In other aspects (build quality, maintainability) there are ups and downs with every generation.
by dr_st
Tue Dec 27, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1C5: Fan Connector Socket Came Off Motherboard
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: X1C5: Fan Connector Socket Came Off Motherboard

The picture shows up if you copy and paste the link. The IMG tag does not seem to work.

It should be possible to find a matching socket, but hopefully you can find yours. It will be a pity to lose the machine (or have to replace the board) over something so small. Good luck.
by dr_st
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1C5: Fan Connector Socket Came Off Motherboard
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: X1C5: Fan Connector Socket Came Off Motherboard

Attaching a simple socket with a couple of connection points to the board should be a pretty easy job for someone with small electronics soldering skills and the right equipment. Could you post a picture? I'm a bit surprised how that 'small blob of solder' could have gotten there. Was this X1C in yo...
by dr_st
Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T4xx and T5xx
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Thinkpad T4xx and T5xx

For T430s model the i7 integrated gfx config has a thunderbolt port in combination with the Mini DP port, switched in Bios. To answer your next question of what is Thunderbolt, it is a port with 4x PCI-E lanes that can be used to plug in multiple additional peripherals and it supports eGPUs. I have...
by dr_st
Tue Dec 20, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T61 14.1'' Standard Screen — hinges compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: T61 14.1'' Standard Screen — hinges compatibility

I think the hinges are all different. The T60 14.1" hinges may be 'close enough', but I am not certain. I do know for sure that it is possible to replace the entire T61 14.1" standard lid with the T60 14.1" lid (which gives you symmetric bezel and equal-width hinges).
by dr_st
Tue Dec 20, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T40/T41/T42/T43 Series
Topic: T43 14-inch MoBo in T42p 15-inch Chasis
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: T43 14-inch MoBo in T42p 15-inch Chasis

Well, for starts you will need the interposer that goes between the 14" mobo and the 15" chassis. It's a standard part.

Is it an ATI or an Intel-based T43? Intel-based may have a problem driving 1600x1200, IIRC.
by dr_st
Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T4xx and T5xx
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Thinkpad T4xx and T5xx

ziloo wrote:
Mon Dec 19, 2022 4:02 am
Has anybody used the dual graphics card and does it deliver what it promises?
Well, what do you suppose it 'promises'?
by dr_st
Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Thinkpad T4xx and T5xx
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Thinkpad T4xx and T5xx

You can see the available configurations here:
https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PD ... d_T430.pdf
And for the slimmer T430s here:
https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PD ... _T430s.pdf
by dr_st
Fri Dec 16, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: which Thinkpad to replace dead T440s
Replies: 21
Views: 2607

Re: which Thinkpad to replace dead T440s

One of the reasons I have stuck with my T420S for so long was that it was the LAST full keyboard (non chiclet) made - full keyboard with REAL keys. I was prepared for the new "chiclet" keyboard, but surprised that at the compression of the keyboard. Is the T480 closer to what I am used to? T480 key...

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