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by wolfman
Tue May 05, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Yes, T420s will take 16Gb RAM
Replies: 19
Views: 12703

Re: Yes, T420s will take 16Gb RAM

I have 8gb in this T410s I am typing on. I had 8GB in my Q6600 in 2009. I have 16GB in my desktop gaming PC. I don't see a need for 16GB in a laptop other than to say you do it because you can. More power to you. Of course you are entitled to your opinion, but if you can make my development VMs (al...
by wolfman
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What OS are you using most of the time?
Replies: 25
Views: 5822

Re: What OS are you using most of the time?

Thinkpad T420 - Ubuntu linux 14.04 LTS + Ubuntu server VMs.
Workstation (in signature) - Ubuntu linux 14.04 LTS + Ubuntu server VMs + 1 Windows 7 pro VM
Wife's desktop - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Home theater PC - mac mini OS X snow leopard
by wolfman
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Yes, T420s will take 16Gb RAM
Replies: 19
Views: 12703

Re: Yes, T420s will take 16Gb RAM

I've had 16 GB of RAM in my T420 for 3 years as well. Great machine.
by wolfman
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T series - which one to buy? Max RAM
Replies: 9
Views: 3471

Re: T series - which one to buy? Max RAM

I am a developer and run multiple VMs on my T420 with 16gb of RAM just fine. If you want a machine with 4 RAM slots and support for 32gb of RAM the machine you are looking for is the W series machine with quad core processor. I have a W520 from work. It's portable in that you can put it in a bag and...
by wolfman
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Favorite Bands / artists
Replies: 21
Views: 8889

Re: Favorite Bands / artists

Here's some of my favorites...

Bad Religion
Pennywise
The Smiths
Tori Amos (at least Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink)
The Distillers
Rancid
Operation Ivy
Minor Threat
Shelter
U2
Depeche Mode
Face to Face
Midnight Oil
Ministry
Nine Inch Nails
REM
The Clash
Misfits
108
New Order
Quicksand
by wolfman
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 eSata?
Replies: 19
Views: 9304

Re: T420 eSata?

I've used an eSATA drive with my T420 both via the port on the Thinkpad as well as through the Series 3 plus dock. A couple things you might want to check... 1) My external eSATA drive came with a USB cable and an eSATA cable. The drive would work great via the USB cable, but if I just plugged in th...
by wolfman
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 5688

Re: Ordered my W540 this am

Sorry for not returning here but after two new W540 units, both defective, I can hardly think of buying another Thinkpad. I can not believe this as I have been using Thinkpads for over 20 years. Both of mine had boot up and shut down problems and the key boards sucked. Some key always felt and soun...
by wolfman
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 upgrades.
Replies: 10
Views: 4385

Re: T420 upgrades.

This probably fall sinto the realm of noone cares anymore but I have rcently decided to pimp out my tpad 420. Basic stuff so far....from 4 gig ram to 16, and I have an ssd on theway. Anyway I just thought Id open this thread to introduce myself on this forum and see if anyone else has done much mor...
by wolfman
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Should I go with SSD or stay with HDD
Replies: 47
Views: 8199

Re: Should I go with SSD or stay with HDD

I'd argue that if one knows how to trim their OS and only install the bare minimum of other programs on the SSD, 64GB is plenty of space. Take it from someone who sports a 32GB Intel X25-E SLC SSD as a boot drive with W7 and Office 2007 installed, with some 40% of the drive still free... Agreed, a ...
by wolfman
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Should I go with SSD or stay with HDD
Replies: 47
Views: 8199

Re: Should I go with SSD or stay with HDD

Crucial mSATA drives are getting close... Amazon.com has the 480gb for $229, 240gb for $109 (and the 240gb Intel 530 series for $149).

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BQ8 ... PDKIKX0DER
by wolfman
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: W540 video review
Replies: 33
Views: 3910

Re: W540 video review

Brutal. Just Brutal.

I will keep my T420 till it dies or is unusable. For heavy lifting, I just built a new workstation. So sad to see the Thinkpad become just another machine... :(
by wolfman
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Should I go with SSD or stay with HDD
Replies: 47
Views: 8199

Re: Should I go with SSD or stay with HDD

Both (see my sig), but if you can only have 1, SSD. They are coming down in price a good bit of late.
by wolfman
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p Disappointment!
Replies: 9
Views: 4932

Re: T440p Disappointment!

Sad. It seems like every post now I mention I will stay with my T420... Shame.
by wolfman
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440/s/p lineup ...
Replies: 5
Views: 4838

Re: T440/s/p lineup ...

My answer to the above is to keep my T420 and upgrade my desktop. Sadly, barring a change in direction, the T420 will likely be my last Thinkpad. Pains me to say it, but it's true.
by wolfman
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 Ultrabay
Replies: 1
Views: 2818

Re: W540 Ultrabay

Thanks for posting this. The sum total of the changes in the *30 and *40 lines have pretty much killed my interest in Thinkpads sad to say. I'll continue using my T420 till it no longer suits my needs, but I've recently upgraded my desktop and will likely just use the desktop and tablet once my T420...
by wolfman
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements
Topic: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***
Replies: 31
Views: 167868

Re: Forum-misery IS OVER ******* YEAHHH ***

Great job everyone, thanks!
by wolfman
Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 16gb in t410 25184ju ? is it possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Re: 16gb in t410 25184ju ? is it possible?

No, it's not possible, sorry. That's why I sold my T410 and bought a T420. Memory controller is on chip and it's limited to 8gb.
by wolfman
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T540 - How is the new TrackPad when used with TrackPoint ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3405

Re: T540 - How is the new TrackPad when used with TrackPoint ?

Oh that's a shame, I use the trackpoint and trackpoint buttons on my W520 often as I don't like moving my hands off the keyboard while programming. Shame to hear they are ruining this feature. (yet another)... sigh. I guess the upside is that my T420 (and other 20 series machines) should be popular ...
by wolfman
Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What has Lenovo Done to the TP Keyboard, and WHY!!??
Replies: 32
Views: 6189

Re: What has Lenovo Done to the TP Keyboard, and WHY!!??

Agree with the above. When my T420 is long in the tooth I'll likely buy a Thinkstation or go back to building my own machines. My T420 sits on the dock 99% of it's life anyway.
by wolfman
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What has Lenovo Done to the TP Keyboard, and WHY!!??
Replies: 32
Views: 6189

Re: What has Lenovo Done to the TP Keyboard, and WHY!!??

I'm beginning to think I'll keep my T420 for a long time. It might be my last Thinkpad... I may go back to a desktop. Sigh...
by wolfman
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: So it is near end of November where is the W540?
Replies: 6
Views: 1721

Re: So it is near end of November where is the W540?

Nearly a month later and no sight of a W540... they must have quite a backlog of W530 parts... Looks like the date is supposed to be January 7, 2014 from the answer in the product Q&A...
by wolfman
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 with 16GB RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 30942

Re: x220 with 16GB RAM

Go with the Tier 1 brand like Crucial by Micron. Would you put Walmart house brand tires on a Porsche? I think not. I guess the assumption there is that the Wal-Mart house brand tires are just re-branded tires made in the same facility... I've had no issues with the Corsair value RAM in the machine...
by wolfman
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 "Assembled in USA"
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Re: X230 "Assembled in USA"

Where are X230s assembled? Lenovo only has one X230 currently on the website, marked "assembled in USA." It's a base machine, 2320HNU, with a 3320M processor and non-IPS panel, WIN 7 Pro. There aren't any other configuration options. Is this something new? Thanks Part of what they said in their pre...
by wolfman
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: TrackPoint on the T440p compared to "old" models?
Replies: 16
Views: 4591

Re: TrackPoint on the T440p compared to "old" models?

Thanks for this feedback. I've been looking at a T540p model as they will let you configure that model with a quad core chip and integrated graphics without a discrete graphics chip (unlike the T440p for some unknown reason - I don't want to pay $139 extra for a low end nVidia chip that I will just ...
by wolfman
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 Nvidia versus integrated
Replies: 2
Views: 4762

Re: T420 Nvidia versus integrated

Welcome to the forum. I have the T420 in my signature below with integrated only graphics (e.g., Intel HD 3000 graphics). The nVidia NVS 4200m graphics was an option on the T420 and leverages Optimus technology. It's approximately 20% faster than the integrated graphics. From your other post, you me...
by wolfman
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440 considered "low-end" now?
Replies: 4
Views: 3272

Re: T440 considered "low-end" now?

No you wouldn't move on from the T series, you'd move up in the T series... to the T440p where you'll find options for cache drives, discrete graphics, quad core processors, full HD (1920x1080) IPS display options, ultrabay, 16gb of RAM support, etc. E.g., the "top end" of the T series line. You can...
by wolfman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 with 16GB RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 30942

Re: x220 with 16GB RAM

Yes, that's the RAM I have, here's the link to where I purchased it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233217 to verify it's the same. It's been in this machine since March, 2012. I do a lot of work with multiple virtual machines running at the same time that are heavy weight ...
by wolfman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 with 16GB RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 30942

Re: x220 with 16GB RAM

OK, so using the machine in my signature, I closed my running applications and executed 'sudo memtester 4g 4' in three separate console windows. I monitored the system with system monitor applet that I have bound to my top bar. I ran the test for 25 minutes straight before I stopped (my wife wants t...
by wolfman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 with 16GB RAM
Replies: 33
Views: 30942

Re: x220 with 16GB RAM

Hello, I don't have an X220, however, I do have the T420 in my signature and I've used this RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233217 - which I believe is identical to the RAM you linked to since March, 2012 with no issues. I left it run Memtest86 for about 6.5 hours and I...
by wolfman
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: I ordered a T440p
Replies: 11
Views: 6163

Re: I ordered a T440p

Awesome, thank you very much!

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