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by CrazyTPFan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: 12 Thinkpads (or is it 13?) *HUGE PICS*
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: 12 Thinkpads (or is it 13?) *HUGE PICS*

That's a nice collection you've got going their!
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: W510
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: W510

That's a nice W510 you've got their, It looks like it's in great condition :D.
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Monster in the house!
Replies: 51
Views: 5111

Re: Monster in the house!

zod wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:15 am
So I've opened it, cleaned everything, applied new cpu thermal paste and temperatures dropped to 58 at idle, going up to 75 at load.
The idle temp should be a bit lower, but under load that's usually how hot my C2D gets in my R400.
by CrazyTPFan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!
Replies: 83
Views: 10074

Re: Retro Thinkpad T61p Build! Warning PICS!

The T61p is not retro, It can still run windows 10 without a hitch. A retro machine is something like the Thinkpad 600x. The latest OS that it can run without a hitch is Windows XP and shipped with Windows 98.
by CrazyTPFan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Change hard drive to say 500Gb or 1TB
Replies: 7
Views: 2306

Re: Change hard drive to say 500Gb or 1TB

I would go for a SSD (if not too costly), It would speed things up a lot!
by CrazyTPFan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R400 shuts off randomly
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

Re: R400 shuts off randomly

I think that I've fixed the issue. I had a WPAN card in my R400 and later found out it was dead after testing it out in my latitude E6400. So, I believe that the WPAN card could have caused an internal conflict that made the computer shut off.
by CrazyTPFan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R400 shuts off randomly
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

Re: R400 shuts off randomly

We'd need to know more about the actual circumstances...does it shut down under full load ? When you put it to sleep ? Leave unattended ? It's not doing it right now, but it usually does when watching youtube and youtube isn't really a heavy task for my R400. Well worst case you will need ro replac...
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: R400 shuts off randomly
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

R400 shuts off randomly

My ThinkPad R400 has randomly shut off about 5 times now and I'm not sure why. It's just started doing this and it's never done it before. I just hope it's not a sign of the motherboard failing :cry: . Any help will be greatly appreciated!
by CrazyTPFan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 5298

Re: A31p desirability?

I can still use my R31 with Windows 98SE on the internet and use it to also browse and post on this forum. In fact, this post was made using my Thinkpad R31 :D (one of my favorites).
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 5298

Re: A31p desirability?

Thats cool how you can run a semi-modern OS on a pentium 3 thinkpad pretty smoothly. In my book, the absolute lowest-powered ThinkPad to run W7 without me wanting to put a fist through its screen every 15 seconds - I'm talking about web browsing, not typewriter application - would be a T42 with ATi...
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: My Thinkpad R500
Replies: 23
Views: 4157

Re: My Thinkpad R500

Thanks for the pics! You have yourself one pretty darn nice ThinkPad there.
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 5298

Re: A31p desirability?

Thats cool how you can run a semi-modern OS on a pentium 3 thinkpad pretty smoothly.
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 920XM - Windows 10 DNS Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 3114

Re: W510 920XM - Windows 10 DNS Issues

Of course. But without updates and anti virus it is not responsible to do e-banking and such things on a machine. I have two vintage systems (Pentium 133 & Pentium 200) setup in my office for null modem retro gaming. Those machines are not connected to the WWW however. It's impossible to browse the...
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: ThinkPad T61p Upgrade!
Replies: 3
Views: 2384

Re: ThinkPad T61p Upgrade!

Very cool build and write up. I just did some similar upgrades starting with a 14.1" T61 with a T9300 and then moving to a 15.4" T61p with the X9000 processor. Do you have any more pics of your project and/or the build? I am currently running the Middleton bios but eventually I would like to upgrad...
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Eeking out every usable between 2 T60s, 2 1gb ram, and 2 2gb ram pieces.
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Eeking out every usable between 2 T60s, 2 1gb ram, and 2 2gb ram pieces.

I work with 2 t60s. My workstation has a better ATI card, SXGA display, Intel 330SSD The 'server' t60 has XGA, Integrated graphics, mechanical hard drive with external hard drive for more storage. Both running XP, both with a 1gb ram piece and 2gb ram piece. So both have 3gb of ram. It's most impor...
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 5298

Re: A31p desirability?

I thought the ribs on my A31p are stick on / decorative. :o I thought of the same when I first saw my dad's ThinkPad T43 back in 2005. Only to know that part a decade later. My A30 came without them, and it took me some salvaging to swap the lids with a A31p unit with it and sold the A31p with cust...
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPads with Pentium IIIs
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: ThinkPads with Pentium IIIs

I have a R31 that I picked up on the cheap and it has a celeron coppermine (1.0GHz), 40GB HDD, 640MB ram, & (my favorite OS of all time) Windows 98SE. I use it sometimes for typing and mostly for retro gaming. It performs pretty well.
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry
Replies: 7
Views: 8783

Re: Enabling advanced Touchpad features with registry

Is their a way to do it on linux yet?
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: A485 Reviews (English and German)
Replies: 4
Views: 4916

Re: A485 Reviews (English and German)

I want to get my hands on a AMD thinkpad. Youtuber BBISHOPPCM'S World said he was going to get one but he ended going with the T480 because of a rumor that the chassis was more flimsy on the A485/A285.
by CrazyTPFan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: My Thinkpad R500
Replies: 23
Views: 4157

Re: My Thinkpad R500

@beko1987 Can you post a picture of the final project?
by CrazyTPFan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Microsoft Extends Its Paid Windows 7 Support Till 2023
Replies: 11
Views: 2908

Re: Microsoft Extends Its Paid Windows 7 Support Till 2023

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:37 pm
It's never too late to switch over to Linux...
That's what i've done :D
by CrazyTPFan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 79
Views: 10531

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

I use Ubuntu 18.10 on my T440p.
by CrazyTPFan
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R400/R500 Series
Topic: My Thinkpad R500
Replies: 23
Views: 4157

Re: My Thinkpad R500

The Thinkpad R400/R500 are great laptops. In fact my main laptop is a Thinkpad R400. (EDIT: I have switched over to a T440p as my daily machine.)
by CrazyTPFan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: A new SSD for Lenovo X220
Replies: 22
Views: 3542

Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

ThinkGreen wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:35 pm
I don't know if You're serious or if U are joking...

More reliable alternatives could be Samsung 860 Evo and crucial mx500, for about 30/20 euro more than SanDisk.
I was being serious about the SSD, but I would shell out a little more money for a Samsung SSD.
by CrazyTPFan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: A new SSD for Lenovo X220
Replies: 22
Views: 3542

Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

What about this one, made by SanDisk ? https://www.amazon.it/Sandisk-SDSSDA240G-Velocità-Lettura-fino/dp/B01F9G43WU/ref=asc_df_B01F9G43WU/?tag=googshopit-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=85509549383&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7878155200200207499&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1008...
by CrazyTPFan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: A new SSD for Lenovo X220
Replies: 22
Views: 3542

Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

ThinkGreen wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:07 am
I don't need 512 Gb.

I'd PREFER 512 but 256 could be however more than sufficient.
Their's a Sandisk 256GB SSD on amazon for $56 I believe.
by CrazyTPFan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: A new SSD for Lenovo X220
Replies: 22
Views: 3542

Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

Your not going to find a 512GB SSD for $70. Maybe on ebay but I personally don't trust ebay for things like that.
by CrazyTPFan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: A new SSD for Lenovo X220
Replies: 22
Views: 3542

Re: A new SSD for Lenovo X220

If you want a 512 GB SSD your going to have to spend $100 or more. A 240GB sandisk drive only costs $56 but as you stated you would like to have a 512GB SSD.
by CrazyTPFan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?
Replies: 24
Views: 3015

Re: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?

I'd imagine Gumtree might be crap if its Adelaide. Just an FYI, I'm in Sydney... I know that Syd Melb Bris Perth has the big ex lease resellers. These guys buy out lease returns by the pallet load and you can get machines pretty cheap but you need to be able to pick up. I myself drive maybe 25 mile...
by CrazyTPFan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60/61 dis/assembly ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Re: T60/61 dis/assembly ...

Their is no reason to upgrade to more than 3GB of ram on a 32-bit Windows because it will never detect more than 3GB of ram.

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