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by micrex22
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook - No Line-in or WYH Record - W7?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook - No Line-in or WYH Record -

Ah yes, the Windows 7 mixer has removed things that the XP mixer once had . Windows 7 also removed the MIDI mapper as well (which is insane as MS just chopped off a large chunk of their market of musicians). There's a work around for the Win7 MIDI mapper, but I presume you don't use it. When you go ...
by micrex22
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 3 in-depth Review
Replies: 2
Views: 3412

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 3 in-depth Review

That's great, I'll probably be getting one for the discreet buttons.

Also, here's a logo for you with the ThinkPad font:
**Picture warning**
http://i.imgur.com/FZuRiu4.png
by micrex22
Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: IBM Intellistation Z Pro video cards?
Replies: 8
Views: 9394

Re: IBM Intellistation Z Pro video cards?

qserenali wrote:Have you upgraded to HD7870? Does it work?
I have tried an ASUS R9 270 in these systems and confirmed it works (which is far newer than the HD series). I was quite surprised it worked to be honest.
by micrex22
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Uunderboi's T60
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Uunderboi's T60

When the LEDs all flash on at first power up, does the power LED stay on afterwards? A) If the power LED remains on, that means there's a problem affecting with the CPU, FSB or GPU allowing the board not to POST. B) If the power LED does not remain on, that means it could be an issue with the VRM, p...
by micrex22
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook - No Line-in or WYH Record - W7?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook - No Line-in or WYH Record -

Creative is a difficult company. #1 Their 'Cambridge Soundworks' division makes fantastic speakers #2 Their drivers are terrible & rarely updated #3 Their hardware--even their high end--contains questionable components from a quality stand point That about sums it up in a nutshell. As for drivers (I...
by micrex22
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60 upgrade CPU Question
Replies: 37
Views: 7974

Re: T60 upgrade CPU Question

PowerPC wrote:
micrex22 wrote:the earlier heatsinks with the longer GPU heatpipe are better.
FRU for those?
This one right here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-CPU-Fan-Hea ... 27e1a975df
by micrex22
Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: IBM ThinkPad 240
Replies: 1
Views: 612

WTB: IBM ThinkPad 240

Wondering if anyone had a ThinkPad 240 they'd be willing to sell (not to be confused with an IBM 240X / IBM 240Z / Lenovo X240). Looking for a first generation 240 specifically because it uses an ESS sound card and has a slower Intel Celeron (or as we say "celery") which'll be better for DOS 'retro'...
by micrex22
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Cool... PC-DOS preload, Thinkpad 701CS
Replies: 17
Views: 7343

Re: Cool... PC-DOS preload, Thinkpad 701CS

Years ago, someone sent me a copy of the preload. I would be happy to stick it on dropbox for anyone who wants to download it. There are actually two versions - for the 486DX2 model (that nobody seems to have), there is a version with PC-DOS and Windows 3.1. The demo program is different (and in my...
by micrex22
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: Annoying random beeping on a newly set up T60
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

Re: Annoying random beeping on a newly set up T60

By "high pitched beeps" do you mean CPU noise or the thinkpad's interrupt beep? To test this try hitting a whole bunch of keys at once (like the top QWERTY row), that will max out the keyboard buffer causing it to emit a hardware beep which I wouldn't consider that high in pitch. If that's not the '...
by micrex22
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T60/T61 Series
Topic: T60 upgrade CPU Question
Replies: 37
Views: 7974

Re: T60 upgrade CPU Question

Using the later CPUs can increase the heat output of the system by quite a lot-- which is one reason why I still run a 2.16 Ghz yonah, the later 64-bit capable CPUs have almost a 20W more TDP if memory serves. Although you want the GPU to stay cool, the CPU is replaceable (so who cares), whereas the...
by micrex22
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 701c screen problems (pictures)
Replies: 1
Views: 3537

Re: Thinkpad 701c screen problems (pictures)

Sounds more like a cable issue if the problem changes with movement. Fortunately dissassembly isn't too difficult.
by micrex22
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: TransNote PowerUp Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 5001

Re: TransNote PowerUp Problem

Doesn't sound like a battery problem-- I run all of my vintage ThinkPads with their CMOS batteries removed and it does not cause power issues like that. Check to see if the NiMH battery caused corrosion on the traces to the PCB it's attached to. Otherwise, it sounds like a power regulation issue on ...
by micrex22
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Thinkpad 701c replacing or removing onboard memory
Replies: 7
Views: 5022

Re: Thinkpad 701c replacing or removing onboard memory

Unfortunately many IBMs (not just IBM thinkpads) access the onboard memory banks first and sometimes specifically look for them. If you remove the onboard memory on say a TransNote, the system won't POST without them; the same may be true for the 701C, I'm not sure. There is no function to disable o...
by micrex22
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 850 NiMH battery acid damage *photos*
Replies: 4
Views: 5728

ThinkPad 850 NiMH battery acid damage *photos*

This is why ThinkPad 850s are going to all die eventually, because no one ever removes the NiMH batteries (it's probably even worse since most sit around never being used): http://i.imgur.com/Ql4RK1j.jpg Fortunately this one made it through, but the connector shows the famous green NiMH "frosting". ...

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