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by zoltan87
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T601 Frankenpad screw hole question
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

T601 Frankenpad screw hole question

Really simple question, but even after an hour of reading Frankenpad build threads, I couldn't find the answer for this: Is it normal, that using a T61 motherboard in a T60 15 inch shell/frame, the bottom middle screw hole for securing the keyboard is not accessible? There is some metal piece inside...
by zoltan87
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bluetooth in a T601 Frankenpad
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: Bluetooth in a T601 Frankenpad

And the connector you cannot access because the chassis is in the way, is/was for the modem. Wow, I feel like a complete fool. In all this time I always thought that that was the bluetooth module. Also surprised about that white cable that they thought about future proofing the antennas for 3 conne...
by zoltan87
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bluetooth in a T601 Frankenpad
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Bluetooth in a T601 Frankenpad

Maybe I am missing something, but upon trying to assemble my T60-T61 Frankie build I just noticed, that there is no way to insert the Bluetooth module in. The connector for it on the T61 motherboard is slightly misaligned compared to the original T60 mobo position, and because of the magnesium rollc...
by zoltan87
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

One thing though, that re-labeled Core 2 Duo E8135 is not a real Core 2 Duo E8135. It is actually a rare PGA478 engineering sample of the Core 2 Duo SP9400 as CPU-Z has correctly detected it. A real Core 2 Duo E8135 would be clocked at 2.66GHz , not 2.4GHz, which was what the re-labeled E8135's BIO...
by zoltan87
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

My nightmare continues. I have managed to get my hands on two T9900 cpus, both from Ebay from China. One of them is perfect, I write about my experiences in the T60 thread, doing some impressive undervolting on it. But the second one... well, it's a confirmed fake chip. I already had a bad feeling u...
by zoltan87
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Intel T9900 undervolting with pinmod
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Intel T9900 undervolting with pinmod

So I managed to get an intel T9900 cpu to work in my T601 Frankenpad build. I used a small wire to connect B23 (BSEL [1]) to A20 (VCC) on the cpu socket. And the processor works perfectly in the laptop, although with lower max frequency (2.3 ghz instead of 3.06 ghz) because of the 800 mhz fsb (not 1...
by zoltan87
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please
Replies: 6
Views: 5506

Re: Zender or other Modded BIOS for T60 Please

While Zender's BIOS works, I've found a more updated T60 BIOS from German ThinkWiki (actually that link was dead, but found a reupload of only the ROM file on the Korean ThinkWiki) and then repackaged it for use in a FreeDOS bootable USB drive (with most recent 16-bit DOS phlash executable). PM me ...
by zoltan87
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can the T60 read 64GB micro SD cards with a usb card reader?
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: Can the T60 read 64GB micro SD cards with a usb card reader?

I have a Nokia 808 phone with a 64 gb micro sd card in it. My T60 with Win 8.1 64 bit recognises it just fine, when I connect it to the laptop.
by zoltan87
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

Judging from the inability to boot with this processor, it is definitely a dead, but genuine processor that has been re-labeled for some reason. I suppose that is the conclusion, a re-labeled dead processor... I don't mean to reveal the eBay seller's name, but is he/she domoki1988 on eBay? Well, th...
by zoltan87
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

Start a "Not as described" case as the X9000 CPU is unfit for purpose as advertised, that is, if it was purchased through ebay. Paypal may help out with a "not as described/unfit for purpose" case and may well help you obtain a refund. Failing that, look to your C/Card company or bank and explain t...
by zoltan87
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

Just a quick update, I managed to acquire an Intel T9500 cpu, and that works perfectly in the laptop. So it's definitely not a BIOS related issue, something is just not right with that X9000 :( .
by zoltan87
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: I wonder which is toughest... TP, Let's Note, or Sony VAIO
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Re: I wonder which is toughest... TP, Let's Note, or Sony VAIO

Sometimes I wonder, how these tests are being carried out. For example I have never seen a Thinkpad T61 with firm hinges, they are ALWAYS wobbly. If they properly tested those things, there is no way they could have passed those tests. I mean those hinges start to develop a play literally within a f...
by zoltan87
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 Battery Recommendation and Ultrabay Battery Explaination
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Re: T61 Battery Recommendation and Ultrabay Battery Explaination

I thought I will come back with a small update. Since I posted here, I have ordered one more extended (9 cell) battery, and one ultrabay battery as well through eBay. The extended battery was fine (not quite design capacity, but around 95% of it, still ok in my book), but the ultrabay battery was a ...
by zoltan87
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Have you applied Middleton's BIOS (with the T7300 still in)?
If not, the X9000 will not boot!
Yes, I have updated the BIOS with Highsun's modded BIOS. I have SATA 2 speed (I checked it in CrystalMark), so I am pretty positive it should work with the CPU, if it wasn't dead, or fake.
by zoltan87
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Did I just buy a FAKE Intel X9000 cpu ?!

Well, it seems like I might have one of those fake processors from China, I read about a while ago. I ordered an Intel X9000 for my T601 Frankenpad build, as it was somewhat cheaper as the rest there. It arrived this morning, and I put it in later when I had some time. The computer didn't boot up, d...
by zoltan87
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?
Replies: 8
Views: 2009

Re: Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?

Fair point :). What matters is, that the system is nice and responsive. I just have to somehow forget those benchmark numbers haha. Human psyche is interesting. Same thing happens with cpu upgrades. Many of us is willing to pay two times as much money for like 20 - 30 percent performance gains. Make...
by zoltan87
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?
Replies: 8
Views: 2009

Re: Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?

Not sure how I could try out these SSDs in both systems, wouldn't it mess up my windows installations? I know I can use a given hdd/ ssd with installed windows on it in multiple laptops of the same type, but I always thought that you can't just move your hdd to a completely different system? And I r...
by zoltan87
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?
Replies: 8
Views: 2009

Comparing T60 SSD to T61 Sata 2 SSD, not much improvement?

I have flashed the BIOS of my T601 Frankenpad with Highsun's SATA 2 enabled BIOS version. But after doing some tests with CrystalDisc, I have mixed results/ feelings. The only place where I see a real difference is in sequential read and write speeds. Here are the two pictures (first one is the Thin...
by zoltan87
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: BSOD during BIOS update with Highsun's modded BIOS
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: BSOD during BIOS update with Highsun's modded BIOS

Great news guys! I stumbled across a German Frankenpad wiki page, and used google translate, to read the page. It was surprisingly easy to understand, this translate option works a LOT better with German, than translating from Chinese for example. Here is the link for the translated page if anyone i...
by zoltan87
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: Anyone interested in LED-modded X201 w/AFFS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Anyone interested in LED-modded X201 w/AFFS?

What's the resolution of the screen? Sounds like a great machine, but quite a bit ouf of my league price wise :(.
by zoltan87
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: BSOD during BIOS update with Highsun's modded BIOS
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

BSOD during BIOS update with Highsun's modded BIOS

Let me just start that thankfully I haven't bricked my T61 motherboard. But I almost got a heart attack :) So, as I mentioned in an other thread, I am building a T601 frankenpad. I got Highsun's modified bios file, that has all the features of Middleton's bios, plus gpu undervolting. But when I trie...
by zoltan87
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?
Replies: 24
Views: 3036

Re: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?

Thank you so much Screamer for the extremely detailed reply! Great to hear that I will be able to go ahead with my idea, I just need to get those thin wires for the pin mod.

Unfortunately in the meantime I got an other BIOS related issue, but that's a topic for an other thread...
by zoltan87
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?
Replies: 24
Views: 3036

Running an Intel X9100 in T601 frankenpad without hardware mod?

So I am in the process of building a T601 frankenpad, and thinking about what cpu I should get. The X9000 around $40 is still just too expensive. I am planning to update the BIOS with Highsun's modified BIOS, that has all the goodies of the Middleton BIOS, and additionally undervolts the Nvidia gpu,...
by zoltan87
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: BOE makin some beautiful screens again...
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: BOE makin some beautiful screens again...

1920x1200 on a 24 inch monitor, that's the perfect resolution for me too, I can clearly see everything there without eye fatigue. On a laptop my 15 inch SXGA+ is the ideal resolution, UXGA is already too small. I really envy people with those superhuman eyesights, where they claim to see differences...
by zoltan87
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: LCDs on T60/T60p - types, availability and other discussions
Replies: 406
Views: 263825

Re: LCDs on T60/T60p - types, availability and other discussions

http://www.panelook.com/TDA150-005V01_BOE_15_LCM_overview_33737.html Scouted on panelook. HV150UX2 successor? Wow, I have just had a look, and indeed it looks like a new version of the old panel, with better specs! Although I see a different connector type (? LVDS 40 pin, instead of 30 on the old o...
by zoltan87
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bought a 15" 1400 x 1050 T60 with TN panel!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2306

Re: Bought a 15" 1400 x 1050 T60 with TN panel!!!

So it's more common then I thought then. I learned the lesson, will have to specifically ask next time about IPS, if it comes to that.
by zoltan87
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Bought a 15" 1400 x 1050 T60 with TN panel!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2306

Bought a 15" 1400 x 1050 T60 with TN panel!!!

So I bought a 15 inch Thinkpad T60 quite some time ago, and finally got the time to check it out more thoroughly. It was advertised that it had a 1400 x 1050 panel in it, which was the main reason I bought it. I was 100% sure, that it will have a flexview panel, as I have never heard about TN panels...
by zoltan87
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 7497

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

It would be a 15 inch T601 frankenpad with SXGA+ daylight LED kit modded screen (UXGA is just too small for me, I have pretty bad eyes), Nvidia nvs140m variant with lot's of modifications (T500 heatsink, BIOS mod for all the usual goodies + nvidia undervolting, and modded firmware for lover fan spee...
by zoltan87
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T6x keyboard to USB/BT controller board
Replies: 6
Views: 2221

Re: T6x keyboard to USB/BT controller board

I remember reading about that board a while ago, unfortunately it wasn't available to buy anymore.

I reckon a Kickstarter project like this would gather quite serious following and investors there. Too bad I lack the necessary skills to do something like this.
by zoltan87
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: LED mod for HV121P01-101 (X61s)
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Re: LED mod for HV121P01-101 (X61s)

You should message xiphmont (Monty) on this forum with a direct message. I had the same issue back then, when I tried to contact him through his website. Then luckily through this forum we managed to get the deal done. Probably you emails went to his spam folder. I have to wonder how many potential ...

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