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by Temetka
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Battery for X301
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Battery for X301

Thanks for the info.

I added the e-bay battery to my watch list for payday. For $20 it's worth the risk of it failing in 6 months. I know OEM batteries are super hard to find and probably dead anyway.
by Temetka
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Battery for X301
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Battery for X301

Hello everyone. Does anyone have a good source for X301 batteries? I'm getting about an hour out of the battery and would like to get a new one. I prefer the 6 cell battery but 3 cell will do if I can't find the 6 cell. Yes, I know it's an older laptop but it's running great under Bunsen Labs linux ...
by Temetka
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: specialized playback and web browsing older C2D PC.
Replies: 25
Views: 2179

Re: specialized playback and web browsing older C2D PC.

HDD is fine in my opinion. Yes the power supply isn't strong enough to power something like GTX 1080 I have an OptiPlex 790 that I swapped the PSU on. It now has a 600W PSU and is running my old 550TI just fine. Mine is the mini-tower version. I plan on replacing the 660TI with a 1050TI when fundin...
by Temetka
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Significantly speed up firefox!
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Significantly speed up firefox!

Long time since I posted here. I dumped FF about a year or so ago. It's performance was just atrocious. I now use Edge and Chrome for all my browsing needs. Now that Edge supports addon's I've been using it more and more. Except for on youtube. I have 2 youtube extensions for Chrome that I use. The ...
by Temetka
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Thinkpad 701c (pic warning)
Replies: 19
Views: 4086

Re: Thinkpad 701c (pic warning)

That's a very good looking machine you have there. I find it to be a testament to the creativity and engineering of the people who poured the hearts into crafting it. Today's laptops just don't have the same "soul" to them if that makes sense.
by Temetka
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Beware of eBay idiots
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Beware of eBay idiots

That guy sounds very upset, maybe some other factors in his life are stressing him out.

Either way I wouldn't have gotten insulty back. Just linked him to the relevant specs and added him to my list of whom not to conduct business with. To each his own I guess.
by Temetka
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 51
Views: 6216

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

I just sold my T410 to my co-worker because for months I have only used my Surface Pro 4. Before that I would switch off between my Surface Pro 2, X301 and T410. I am now considering selling my X301 as it hasn't been used in many months. I will keep the SP2 because I do use it on occasion and I enjo...
by Temetka
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 748
Views: 296264

Re: Post your desktop.

How's that P3 holding up in today's world?
by Temetka
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: What is the "current" X301?
Replies: 12
Views: 3469

Re: What is the "current" X301?

The Thinkpad 13 looks like an interesting unit. This post is being typed on my X301 running Windows 10 Enterprise. To be quite honest, it's still a decent machine. I do get some weird graphical issues on web sites, but from my looking around it appears to be display driver issues and since the CPU i...
by Temetka
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Why I love Thinkpads (ease of use and Linux compatibility)
Replies: 24
Views: 4135

Re: Why I love Thinkpads (ease of use and Linux compatibility)

Checking in with another vote for BunsenLabs. It is an excellent distro with a great community. My only other goto distro is Linux Mint. Because even though I really like linux, I do not "want to feel the pain" as another user stated. It's 2016 now and there is no reason for an OS to be difficult or...
by Temetka
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND!: 2x4GB DDR2 laptop RAM
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

Re: WTB: 2x4GB DDR2 laptop RAM

Sorry for the delay, PM Sent
by Temetka
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND!: 2x4GB DDR2 laptop RAM
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

Re: WTB: 2x4GB DDR2 laptop RAM

I'll shoot you the info when I get home tonight. I am at work right now and unable to access the machine.
by Temetka
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND!: 2x4GB DDR2 laptop RAM
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

Re: WTB: 2x4GB DDR2 laptop RAM

I have 8GB of PC6400 in my Precision M4400 that I might be willing to part with if the price is right. Read as: Pretty dang close to retail, but if you can't find anything....beggars choosers and all that jazz.
by Temetka
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb's X62: latest update
Replies: 282
Views: 69565

Re: 51nb's X62: latest update

If they decide to do a motherboard + CPU for the X301, I would love to buy one.

I am in the process of trimming down my laptop collection to just my Surface Pro 2 and my X301. After serious thinking and consideration, those are the 2 machines I love the most out of my stack.
by Temetka
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Pimped my X201 keyboard.... Waring Photo Attached!
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Re: Pimped my X201 keyboard.... Waring Photo Attached!

Now the link is working.

I see a keyboard. What did you do to it?
by Temetka
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Questions regarding the X301 *PIC*
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: Questions regarding the X301 *PIC*

So did you buy one? How do you like it?

I love mine, although I don't use it much anymore. I picked up a Surface Pro 2 and that has become my main machine.
by Temetka
Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Which one uses less power/battery, X200s or X201s?
Replies: 9
Views: 2780

Re: Which one uses less power/battery, X200s or X201s?

The one you don't turn on will use less power.

Duh. C'mon man think about these things. :mrgreen:

Seriously though, do you have a killawatt handy? If not I *think* hwinfo can monitor power usage iirc.
by Temetka
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: BIOS password T400
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: BIOS password T400

There are ways to remove the BIOS password, but they are not subjects discussed on these forums.
by Temetka
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Non-business GPU, (aka normal mobile GPU notebooks) to aquire some day.
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: Non-business GPU, (aka normal mobile GPU notebooks) to aquire some day.

Didn't the T400/500 series have a Radeon GPU? I'd look there.

Perhaps if we knew what games you are planning on running we could help recommend a Thinkpad.
by Temetka
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 748
Views: 296264

Re: Post your desktop.

emeraldgirl08 wrote:
Temetka wrote:Geeky?
You've just described the profile of about 99% of the people who log into TPF :wink: :mrgreen:
True, very true. But then again there's geeky then there is geeky. 8)

I like to think I am somewhere in the middle.
by Temetka
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: [x301] is crystal decoder still relevant today with HTML5 and all?
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: [x301] is crystal decoder still relevant today with HTML5 and all?

If you are using the built in LCD there's no point in viewing in 1080p, stick to 720p. If you are using an external LCD, then 1080p should play without any issues. I know on my X301 I have zero issues with 720p content from youtube whether it's in flash or HTML5 format. I haven't tried with an exter...
by Temetka
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 748
Views: 296264

Re: Post your desktop.

I've had enough of big heavy laptops. I'm on a quest to get a nice lightweight one that is just powerful enough to let me do what I need to in IT. Which is basically RDP into servers, connect to console ports on switches, bill clients, run word, excel, outlook, visio, powerpoint and 720p youtube. Th...
by Temetka
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 748
Views: 296264

Re: Post your desktop.

Click for bigger version.

This is my X301 with a Samsung 850 EVO mSATA SSD. I'm really enjoying the heck out of this PC.

Image
by Temetka
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Source for X300 batteries?
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: Source for X300 batteries?

Well aliexpress claims to have OEM bay batteries, but man talk about some shipping times. 2-4 weeks? Or 1 week via DHL for $70.

I think i'll risk e-bay for "genuine" batteris.
by Temetka
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Source for X300 batteries?
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: Source for X300 batteries?

++ on this.

I have an X301 and need batteries too.
by Temetka
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Tried Windows 10 on my X201 and went back to 8.1
Replies: 16
Views: 6865

Re: Tried Windows 10 on my X201 and went back to 8.1

Windows 10 Enterprise works wonderfully on my Thinkpad X301. I have 8GB of RAM and a 250GB SSD.

Everything from sleep, thinklight, brightness, etc. Works perfect. I wonder why people with newer machines are having issues.
by Temetka
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Pimped my X201 keyboard.... Waring Photo Attached!
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Re: Pimped my X201 keyboard.... Waring Photo Attached!

SamRock wrote:Pimped my X201 keyboard with a few keys from its Canadian cousin.

http://s7.postimg.org/4zbnzrx2x/x201_Pi ... yboard.jpg
Pic not working.

Try again.
by Temetka
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB - Battieries for my X301
Replies: 0
Views: 324

WTB - Battieries for my X301

So I have this wonderful Thinkpad X301 that I am just over the moon with. :) But it only gets 1.5 hours of battery life. So if anyone has bay battery or 3/6 cell battery in good condition that they want to part with, let me know and I can pay via paypal or US Postal Money Order (your choice). Additi...
by Temetka
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 748
Views: 296264

Re: Post your desktop.

Old PowerManager works as expected, at least on older thinkpads. I use 3.61 on Win10 Pro x64 on my x220. All you need to do is install it in compatibility mode. http://i.imgur.com/qykdEBZ.png MOD edit: Read the forum rules for max. picture size! Where did you download it from? I'd like to use it on...

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