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by hhhd1
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Win10 ate the Gobi GPS on my W530
Replies: 4
Views: 2159

Re: Win10 ate the Gobi GPS on my W530

Windows 10 should have built-in tools to use GPS, it should be visible at least in the new control panel, and should be able to turn it off and on. If not there, then it is drivers problem. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uEFL23AsdO2BiEOC571lBLrojOQEe8qwNhTnNvwGJiGPWqLf1M7CGkHH0zj-wP3JQX3EMjH-GpsT...
by hhhd1
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad Edge / E-series
Topic: A few questions about the E430 (or E431)
Replies: 3
Views: 10553

Re: A few questions about the E430 (or E431)

I believe the T430 (T not E) was tested to work with this processor.

it does require a 90w power adapter, and doesn't work right with the common 65w adapter.
by hhhd1
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 2000 on an SSD?
Replies: 23
Views: 18609

Re: Windows 2000 on an SSD?

I suppose creating the partitions while connecting the SSD to a computer running windows 7 should do that trick Sorry I lost you there... if the SSD is connected in an ultrabay, to a laptop that is already running windows 7, and attempted to create the partition table using this method should creat...
by hhhd1
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 2000 on an SSD?
Replies: 23
Views: 18609

Re: Windows 2000 on an SSD?

I suppose creating the partitions while connecting the SSD to a computer running windows 7 should do that trick
by hhhd1
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkvantage Active Protection
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

Re: Thinkvantage Active Protection

HP's similar software is smart enough to not work on SSDs,
Lenovo's one should probably behave the same.
by hhhd1
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: W520 or W530?
Replies: 6
Views: 4606

Re: W520 or W530?

the **30 laptops are much more efficient than the **20 laptops at medium loads, and the integrated gpu is about 50% more powerful. Both the W520 and the W530 when running on battery, will throttle to the slowest CPU speed , in case the quadro is enabled. the W520 slowest speed is 0.8ghz, the w530 is...
by hhhd1
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: X230 Quad Core i7 mod?
Replies: 2
Views: 9381

Re: X230 Quad Core i7 mod?

brchan wrote:Remember that the QC cpus use more power and generate more heat. Even with a successful swap, the motherboard power circuitry may not be able to handle it reliably.
The 3612qm is still a 35w cpu, just like dual cores models, so it should run fine.
by hhhd1
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Who has 802.11ac in their T6x
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

Re: Who has 802.11ac in their T6x

The card I would choose is the Broadcom BCM94352HMB. If you want 3-antennas wireless AC, and you are willing to install 3 new antennas manually, then take a look at BCM94360HMB. Disclaimer: I haven't tested either cards myself, can't yet justify the price of card + price of router + international sh...
by hhhd1
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: [ThinkPad T420s] In search of recovery media
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Re: [ThinkPad T420s] In search of recovery media

I tried once to recover a t520 (using a t420 media, which should be fine) on a 64gb ssd, and it failed due to not having enough space, the recovery media appears to take an extra partition on the drive that finishes up all the space for SSDs that are that small.
by hhhd1
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Reason for fan to stay on or maximum level ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

Reason for fan to stay on or maximum level ?

Trying to debug a laptop that I do not have access to, and want to buy. The current owner is complaining that "the fan stays on". what is the possibility that this is a MB issue, and not just needing a BIOS update + TPFanControl ? is it possible for a fuse or MB chip to cause the fan to run constant...
by hhhd1
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Will a T410 or T420 bluetooth module work on t430/t530?
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: Will a T410 or T420 bluetooth module work on t430/t530?

I am hoping for an answer to this too, if you do test it, please post the result.
by hhhd1
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: whitelist-removed BIOS for new T520 wifi card
Replies: 14
Views: 11448

Re: whitelist-removed BIOS for new T520 wifi card

I have used this before:
ThinkPad_T520_T520i_8auj26us_8AET65WW_ADV_NWL
it also add advance menus in bios, with lots and lots of extra settings.
by hhhd1
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Windows 7 COA with Win8 Logo on it
Replies: 1
Views: 2860

Windows 7 COA with Win8 Logo on it

Some OEM laptops, start at around 2013, starting shipping with COA like this: http://www.computersystemsoftwares.com/photo/pl3956549-genuine_windows_7_professional_32_bit_64bit_product_key_coa_win7_home_premium_oem_key.jpg (found image using google, probably invalid key) If you look at this laptop p...
by hhhd1
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: x220 with an i7 or x230 with an i5?
Replies: 6
Views: 4065

Re: x220 with an i7 or x230 with an i5?

Both should have USB 3 and the similar CPU performance,
I'd go with the x230 for the improved iGPU, which could be beneficial for some graphics software.
by hhhd1
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 vs T440s/p (GPU perfomance)
Replies: 3
Views: 3377

Re: T430 vs T440s/p (GPU perfomance)

r8d8 wrote:And what about cutoff version of Geforce 730m in T440?
you can check the benchmarks of the t440p in here,
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Len ... 423.0.html
and compare them to other laptops with the same GPU, listed on the same site.
by hhhd1
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: T430 vs T440s/p (GPU perfomance)
Replies: 3
Views: 3377

Re: T430 vs T440s/p (GPU perfomance)

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html?search=730+5400&or=1&deskornote=0&multiplegpus=&month=&archive=1&showBars=1&showClassDescription=1&perfrating=1&gpu_fullname=1&architecture=1&pixelshaders=1&vertexshaders=1&corespeed=1&boostspeed=1&memoryspeed=1&memorybus=1...
by hhhd1
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Looking to buy a t520 and have a question about RAM
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

Re: Looking to buy a t520 and have a question about RAM

Some software lists ram speed of 1333 as 666.
cpu-z is probably one example.
by hhhd1
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: The worst has happened: MS removing GroupPolicy options for Win10pro
Replies: 30
Views: 9378

The worst has happened: MS removing GroupPolicy options for Win10pro

Pretty much, the worst thing about windows 10, is not only its privacy options, but for microsoft to change privacy settings and reducing your control over your PC over time, which their license allow them to do. http://winaero.com/blog/microsoft-locks-some-group-policy-options-to-enterprise-edition...
by hhhd1
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: Newer thinkpads, can one learn to cope with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4929

Re: Newer thinkpads, can one learn to cope with it?

As a last try for the P50, try to reduce color saturation significantly, see if it helps or not.
by hhhd1
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Any one with T420 (or T430) with 45w quad core?
Replies: 23
Views: 11764

Re: Any one with T420 (or T430) with 45w quad core?

I want to use option 4. with 3HP and bend one from discrete GPU and solder it together -> better heat transportation (i hope so). Or make same pasive colling to absorb some heat to keep turbo for a longer time. And last one, use Coollaboratory Liquid PRO. In these case we can be able to lower temp ...
by hhhd1
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
Topic: Newer thinkpads, can one learn to cope with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4929

Re: Newer thinkpads, can one learn to cope with it?

Look for a used W530 with FHD non-touch screen if you need loads of RAM. +1 The FHD on the W530/T530 have some eye straining issues, which are easily resolved via either color calibration, or just lowering the saturation. Performance wise, the quadcores used in the *30 generation, or even the *20 a...
by hhhd1
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T20-T23 & T30 Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: Windows Vista (or 7) on ThinkPad T30
Replies: 10
Views: 7422

Re: Windows Vista (or 7) on ThinkPad T30

try to get a T60 or T61, the difference between them and T30 shouldn't be too much.
by hhhd1
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Perhaps you could add P series to ThinkPad W530 and later Series
Replies: 2
Views: 4371

Re: Perhaps you could add P series to ThinkPad W530 and later Series

Note that there is the P50 and P70 that fits the description, but, there is also ThinkPad P40 Yoga , which doesn't.
so maybe P5x and P7x only.

Note sure too about the "P50s"
by hhhd1
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Any one with T420 (or T430) with 45w quad core?
Replies: 23
Views: 11764

Re: Any one with T420 (or T430) with 45w quad core?

Hi, ambient temperature was 24°C https://db.tt/NcSy7yFB https://db.tt/O0BZNumZ i have a lot of ideas to modify the cooling system, but now i dont have time for that. The result is quite great, much better than I expected tbh, it is able to keep 42watts for extended period of time. Which fan FRU do ...
by hhhd1
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Why doesn't Win7 realize there is a dual core aboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 10149

Re: Why doesn't Win7 realize there is a dual core aboard?

I get into the boot menu and check to see how many cores Win7 is seeing and the window has 1 displayed. I couldn't believe it. I selected 2 and saved, how do you access the boot menu ? do you run 'msconfig' ? what is the processor ? in case of the one in your signature, the 2620m, it should be list...
by hhhd1
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Any one with T420 (or T430) with 45w quad core?
Replies: 23
Views: 11764

Re: Any one with T420 (or T430) with 45w quad core?

I just install i7-2820qm to my T420. Waiting for 90W adapter to do more tests. If you still interested in something, ask me :) Well, :) you can get hwinfo https://www.hwinfo.com/download.php then you can run "sensors only" , then click on the button to start logging (probably the 2nd button from th...
by hhhd1
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A brand new 14" 1080p laptop for only $220! (2018 update: $170!!!!)
Replies: 32
Views: 12573

Re: A brand new 14" 1080p laptop for only $220!

SSD and RAM might be upgradable, according to a user review on amazon.com

There are 2 ram slots, and the ssd can be removed

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... cwv62L.jpg

https://www.amazon.com/review/R1VLVX3TZ6YNXT/
by hhhd1
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Latest BIOS vulnerabilities in ThinkPads
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

Re: Latest BIOS vulnerabilities in ThinkPads

Puppy wrote: This one is already fixed
https://support.lenovo.com/us/us/produc ... smm_attack
this one appears to allow using a modded BIOS :mrgreen:
by hhhd1
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: X220 or X250
Replies: 21
Views: 12761

Re: X220 or X250

x230 ivybridge is much more efficient than sandybridge in x220, this is noticeable at medium loads, like if in power saving mode and the processor is between 1.2ghz and 2.0ghz.
by hhhd1
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: Any one with T420 (or T430) with 45w quad core?
Replies: 23
Views: 11764

Re: Any one with T420 (or T430) with 45w quad core?

Thanks for the details, much appreciated. :D I think for now, I decided on getting a T430 and not a T530, i think seeing those numbers, a 45w might work with some throttling ... what worries me about 45w processor is that it can turbo for 30 seconds or more at 50watts, which will push temp high quic...

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