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by pksw
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: thermal sensing error when upgrading CPU
Replies: 40
Views: 37633

Re: thermal sensing error when upgrading CPU

Sorry to thread hijack, but is it even worth me upgrading a T61p T7700 CPU to a T9500. I know there will be less heat (65W v 45W) but is the 200 Mhz and 2Mb extra cache and SSE4 going to add to performance? I've already upgraded to a SSD, and have the hacked BIOS (so I could run the SSD @SATA2 speed...
by pksw
Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 Recovery Discs
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

I had the same issue - created the recovery media (I burnt them onto 3 DVDs). When I went to restore from them, it asked to install a particular disc (can't quite recall what it asked for). I tried all three discs, and it wouldn't accept them. There was an option to cancel or skip that disc - everyt...
by pksw
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: To those with 15.4" 1920x1200 Screens
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

IE7 also has zoom percentages. The problem there, is that the page does not reflow, and it may become too wide to display without scrolling. Does Firefox not have that catch? I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but I don't seem to have any problems with the page being too wide. I am using Firefox ...
by pksw
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 vs T61
Replies: 46
Views: 16056

dr_st, If you can, get the T60/p 14.1 SXGA+ In my opinion, that was the last best design from IBM/Lenovo and closely resembles your T41. Best, Kamika007z Having just upgraded from a t41p to t61p, the screen isn't as good. There is noticeable background flicker, which I've never seen before on an LC...
by pksw
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: SSD in T61p
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

I am waiting for the second generation of the OCZ drives that mybellyisempty has referred to.

Retailers in Australia have dropped the price of the old stock in preparation for the new drives.

If you can hang on, wait a month.
by pksw
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 vs T61
Replies: 46
Views: 16056

Yes, I have Vista set up to look like Win2k too. I managed to factory restore, repartition, and set up dual booting WinXP and Vista, as well as having the recovery partition still working. It took half a day though! I still have apps that don't work in Vista, so for now, I'll keep the Vista partitio...
by pksw
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: To those with 15.4" 1920x1200 Screens
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Just upgraded from t41p (1400 x 1050) to t61p (1920x1200). To be honest, for me the perfect size for web browsing, desktop icons etc is 1400x1050. Firefox 3 has the ability to set a zoom percentage for web pages (not just the text, but also the images). Setting it to 115 or 120% makes it look the sa...
by pksw
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: How to reenable the F11 function (Product Recovery Program)
Replies: 29
Views: 48612

Thanks for this guide - it worked great. I got a new t41p with Vista Ultimate. Now dual booting Vista Ultimate and WinXP, and I still have the recovery partition working. So I have the best of all three! Steps required: 1. Installed vistabootpro (under Vista) 2. Shrunk C:\, and created D:\ partition...
by pksw
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 vs T61
Replies: 46
Views: 16056

Didn't end up winning the bidding for the t60p. But I now have a t61p with the WUXGA screen, for only slightly more. Vista was surprisingly fast, but after creating the recovery media, I've gone straight back to WinXP. I still prefer my OS to look like Win2k.
by pksw
Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 vs T61
Replies: 46
Views: 16056

Yes, that is correct, the stereo input no longer exists on any new ThinkPads, T61 included. My answer might be confusing, but here it is anyway: if you're intent on running XP, stick with T60/p and you won't regret it. Vista (in its full-blown form) calls for a T61/p. If you liked your T41p, you'll...
by pksw
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 vs T61
Replies: 46
Views: 16056

T61 would be a waste. If you upgrade the CPU in your T60 to a T7600, you'll get a kickass PC that will keep up with any T61 out there, and will have the additional benefit of not being a T61. :) Will be cheaper too. Don't want to hijack the thread, but why is a T60 considered better than a T61? If ...
by pksw
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New models in the UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 2694

Re: It's worse here in Australia

We're still waiting for any new R, T or W series to appear in Australia. Last updates we had was for the SL series. Enquires to Lenovo Australia have hit a brick wall (no change really). It's ridiculous that we pay double in Australia, and don't get the customize options that the US have. I need to...
by pksw
Thu May 29, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: partitioning SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Erik is spot on - if the data is on one physical drive and it has a hardware failure, it doesn't matter how many partitions the drive has. I used to do what RoyHuang is advocating - OS + installs on C:\ and data on D:\. However, I found that creating a bootable USB stick with a minimal Windows envir...
by pksw
Mon May 19, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p build quality? Compared to T41p.
Replies: 26
Views: 3507

ninjaronin18 wrote:I heard it was going to be revamped again within the next several months w/the new montevina platform.
Could be interesting, and I can certainly wait a few months.
by pksw
Mon May 19, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p build quality? Compared to T41p.
Replies: 26
Views: 3507

I heard non-widescreen thinkpads are available through a business purchase in the US. How u go about it, I have no idea. I agree with u that the 14" screen is the ideal size for laptops. However, I feel that the 15.4" widescreen is bearable. Why would u only consider WUXGA? I have a WSXGA+ 1680 by ...
by pksw
Mon May 19, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61p build quality? Compared to T41p.
Replies: 26
Views: 3507

I don't mean to hijack your thread, but I am in exactly the same position - I have had my t41p since April 2004, and it has been a superb laptop. Unfortunately it doesn't look like I can find a t61 series with a 14.1" (non widescreen) with 1400x1050 screen resolution, as I currently have. I don't re...
by pksw
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41 HD upgrade problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

I have successfully been able to clone the HPA, using a USB enclosure for my new HDD. I have a T41p, with a 60 gig HDD, and the new drive is a 120 gig HDD. I didn't clone the old system, but could have if desired. Instead I just let the HPA restore a "factory" WinXP on to the hard disk (well almost ...
by pksw
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Better Performance: 512MB PC2700 or 768MB PC2100
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Under 1 gig on WinXP I would always go with more RAM. Between 1 and 2 gig I would think it over, but still go with more RAM. Over 2 gig RAM on WinXP wouldn't benefit me - so I'd then start looking at faster RAM if I wanted a performance boost. Over 3 Gig of RAM on WinXP is pretty much wasted, as it ...
by pksw
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Buying a non-OEM battery for my T43?
Replies: 5
Views: 873

i have a t41p and the long life battery didn't last more than 1 hour after 2.5 years. Would have cost me around $AUD300, so I got an OEM one for $AUD99.

Works fine - had it over a year now, and would buy another OEM one.
by pksw
Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T41p - Memory Problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 476

What are you using to test the memory sticks? For my desktop I use memtest86 (freeware) It is great at working out if RAM is dodgy, particularly if overclocking the system. In your case I would suggest trying it when you have only one stick installed, and hopefully you will find out whether one is b...
by pksw
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Selective factory restore on a T43p?
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Volume in drive G has no label. Volume Serial Number is 3440-10F6 Directory of G:\ 08/06/2000 10:00 AM 118,784 IO.SYS 18/05/2001 10:53 AM 78 MSDOS.SYS 20/02/2003 11:00 AM 524,288,000 CVTAREA.TMP 16/11/2006 10:42 PM <DIR> IBMTOOLS 08/08/2002 12:24 PM 122 CONFIG.SYS 12/11/2002 04:02 PM 2,832 AUTOEXEC...
by pksw
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Rescue and Recovery set for T41p?
Replies: 6
Views: 827

I would highly recommend reformatting the drive so it is back to the way it was out of the factory. It will get rid of all the rubbish from the previous owner. Does your t41p still have the recovery partition. I think it's F11 on bootup, and then you can re-format the entire system from the recovery...
by pksw
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Selective factory restore on a T43p?
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Selective factory restore on a T43p?

I did it a while ago, but when I factory restored my system using the recovery partition, at one stage I recognised that the process was hard disk format (to FAT32 and installs DOS), then copying the installation files to the partition, then pkunzipping the files to another subdirectory. At the next...
by pksw
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Trying to use my Windows XP license from T42 onto desktop.
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

To the best of my knowledge it is not legal to use the license on your desktop. And it most likely won't work, unless you have an IBM desktop. If you use a normal WinXP installation CD and try to use the code, I don't think it will work. That's because the code is for a "corporate" version of WinXP,...
by pksw
Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: System Reinstall
Replies: 1
Views: 671

I was able to backup my HPA from my 60 gig HDD on to my my new 120 gig HDD. Then I just ran "restore to factory" from the recovery menu in the BIOS. (Hit F11 shortly after booting). The system then extracted a heap of ZIP files on to a FAT32 partition on my drive. It then wants to reboot. At the nex...
by pksw
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Hello from a new T41 owner
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

You can get the windows key function using the IBM keyboard utility. I get it to map the right ALT key as a windows key.

It should be in your control panel or under the Access IBM menu under Start | Programs
by pksw
Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Noob Battery Question - Why set a stop on charge %?
Replies: 35
Views: 8564

Nick Y: I'm using the latest version of power manager software (1.12). Go to "Battery Information" tab and then click "Battery Maintenance", there should be the "Custom" option under "Charge Treshholds", that allows you to set "start charging" and "stop charging" percentages. Also, I didn't see the...
by pksw
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: 'recondition' an old battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Does reconditioning actually work? I have a t41p, and my battery is the 9 cell version. Instead of holding approx 75 amp/hours, it only has about 18 amp/hours at full charge. It is about 2 years old. I've tried draining it to 0%, and doing a full charge, but it won't get to near the maximum capacity...
by pksw
Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Still another question about backing up service partition
Replies: 2
Views: 563

If your system is the same as mine (I have a T41p), then you cannot back up the service partition using Acronis. It is a special FAT-12 partition. Do NOT try to run FIXMBR in "disabled" mode. You could kill the recovery partition. There are a few ways to back up the service partition. Create a FAT32...
by pksw
Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Possible to customize R&R discs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Thanks very much I will do that. BTW the password for the compressed files on one of my cd's is "HURRICANE" or "HURRICANES" I can't remember, it's in one of the script-files. IBM are using updated passwords on those compressed files now. I found some of the newer ones using Google, but could not wo...

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