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by kfzhu1229
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T42 Memory
Replies: 10
Views: 2579

Re: T42 Memory

Also, check if any forum members have spare ones that they don't need, as well as check your local classifieds and see if there are any good deals there (maybe not, but never hurts for trying) If you buy from eBay (especially with the hong kong sellers), you gotta be very careful. I once bought 2GB ...
by kfzhu1229
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

Sony doesnt make very good phones but I do like their feel and the fact they are the only manufacturer of ood small phones. I guess I have no choice. XZ1 Compact it is.Or a Blackberry Priv if I jump ship into big phone waters. I am always the one with a big phone ever since I get serious about smar...
by kfzhu1229
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

...Sony... There is your problem right there. Anyway, I really just avoid Snapdragon at this point. They make crappy chips that perform poorly. The last good chip was the 801, but that was a really nice performer. If they made a chip on the 800 or 801 architecture, I would buy it in a heartbeat. I ...
by kfzhu1229
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43 with SSD has slowed down
Replies: 10
Views: 2713

Re: T43 with SSD has slowed down

Reseat the connectors is always the thing that might fix your problem for free.
The pins do usually get oxidized after a few years and do cause conductivity problems.
by kfzhu1229
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

I don't think heat has been an issue with chips since 2008 and the T61p. I have a Galaxy A3 and a few hours of some emulation will cook that thing. Had it for a year and the battery is holding just fine with the same performance from when it was new. My experience for Snapdragon devices is just not...
by kfzhu1229
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

I have an S9, AT&T version. Once I was able to install some of my Blackberry software on it (Hub and Calendar), I am quite happy with it, fast, great screen, HD voice and wifi calling. Ignore most of the Samsung apps, disable Bixby. Is the battery life good on the Snapdragon side? Some things I am ...
by kfzhu1229
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A21 Turns on then off inmediatly
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: A21 Turns on then off inmediatly

That I can't say, as I don't own either model I haven't done nearly as much research about this issue on them. But I can't say it's not possible. I'd say it's more likely on the A30 than the T30 because the T30 uses the Pentium 4, whereas all the 20 series and the A30 used one of the Pentium III fl...
by kfzhu1229
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A21 Turns on then off inmediatly
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: A21 Turns on then off inmediatly

If all else fails, something to keep in mind is many of the 20 series (A2x, T2x, X2x and TransNote) have a fairly well known motherboard design flaw around the implementation of the power circuit. Does the T30 and A31 series have the same problem? All the A31p motherboards I have touched have more ...
by kfzhu1229
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 19
Views: 2499

How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

I know this is an odd place to ask this, but I am just curious who else on this forum owns or will own a Galaxy S9 or S9+.
If so, what variant as well as how is your experience with it so far?
by kfzhu1229
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: M58p SFF GPU options
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: M58p SFF GPU options

Also, I don't think a E8600 can ever be able to utilise more performance power than a GT 1030 delivers. If you are worried about the heat output of the regular C2Q 4 cores, go for the Xeon X3363.
by kfzhu1229
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: M58p SFF GPU options
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: M58p SFF GPU options

Yes, but 1030 does not require PSU upgrade. It maxes at 30W. Neither does the 750 Ti or 1050 Ti. They all top off at 75W and do not need any 6-pin connectors. They say they need 300W minimum PSU, but I am 100% sure that a 280W PSU is sufficient as long as you don't use the 105W CPUs, provided that ...
by kfzhu1229
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: M58p SFF GPU options
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: M58p SFF GPU options

Well, $70-80 is the price for new 1030GT in Poland; you can get one for that price in any shop.. HD 7570 with 1Gig DDR5@128bit costs around $35 here, so this is a nice option to test actually. I think if you wanna go get the GT 1030, might as well go get the GTX 750 Ti LP used if you can find that ...
by kfzhu1229
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: M58p SFF GPU options
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: M58p SFF GPU options

Radeon HD7570 low profile is not too expensive on used market like ebay, can be DDR3 or GDDR5 both on 128bit vram. Any Radeon RX 460 2GT LP 2GB GDDR5 128-bit Low Profile for same price as GT1030 but based on 128 bits 2GB vram. Low profile bracket usually supplied but can find low profile bracket on...
by kfzhu1229
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Yet another i7 upgrade thread...help
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Yet another i7 upgrade thread...help

Well, provided that I am using the single heatpipe heatsink right now, it barely handles it, but yes it won't break your computer. CPU temperature goes into the high 80s and sometimes low 90s, but won't go to a throttling point unless you put GPU load on top of it, in which case the CPU skyrockets u...
by kfzhu1229
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptops: Butchered in vain
Replies: 27
Views: 3295

Re: Laptops: Butchered in vain

I've had a 770ED that eventually killed itself. Power board failed and possibly fried the mobo as well. Otherwise aside from a few mini cracks made by myself from my T43 units as well as the coating on IBM ThinkPad wearing itself off, no damage had been done to the laptops I have.
by kfzhu1229
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Any laptop pre-98?
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: WTB: Any laptop pre-98?

I think a ThinkPad 600 suits your needs if you want more portability and is fine with Pentium II, as well as an overkill HDD, RAM, DVD-ROM and XGA monitor.
by kfzhu1229
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T30 possible power button issue
Replies: 2
Views: 4015

Re: ThinkPad T30 possible power button issue

I had my hands on many A31p motherboards and almost all of them can power on only with at least one of your procedures. I think what you can try is to hook your keyboard up to any of the A/T/R 2x/3x/4x/5x computers, since the physical keyboard connector for all of those computer is the same (trust m...
by kfzhu1229
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Yet another i7 upgrade thread...help
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Yet another i7 upgrade thread...help

I heard somewhere that using 45W CPU inside T4x0 boards stresses the power phases and mobo quite a lot more and results in a shorter lifespan. And yes 45W CPUs run quite a bit hotter. Even in my T530i right now with Arctic Silver the CPU (i7-3720qm) can still throttle quite a bit when running combin...
by kfzhu1229
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: I want to put in a mSATA drive in w530
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Re: I want to put in a mSATA drive in w530

I have a TOSHIBA THNSNJ256GMCU 256GB SSD (bought 2 months ago, as gently used for CAD$60) inside my T530i. This is some of the extreme bargain that you can get for this laptop as I am sure any of the RAM (Got for $90 open box), FHD display ($95 used) or CPU ($180 i7-3720QM engineering sample from Ta...
by kfzhu1229
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 - mSATA as bootable drive. Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: T530 - mSATA as bootable drive. Issues?

Thanks, guys. Can't believe there are 1TB versions of these things! A bit too pricey for me right now, but it's pretty awe inspiring. 1TB mSATA is an overkill for that thing. Nothing that I know of can take up that amount of space, runs on this computer and needs that high response time of SSD. Get...
by kfzhu1229
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Cloning and Imaging T60P
Replies: 49
Views: 7083

Re: Cloning and Imaging T60P

I'm not sure ... I can find any reason/s ... why ... I would want to backup my OS installs any other way ... now ... than with CloneZilla ... cloning :??: [/size] Oh yeah btw the only reason I actually do OS backup images is because I have at least 5 of those old IBM Travelstar HDD that came with m...
by kfzhu1229
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Cloning and Imaging T60P
Replies: 49
Views: 7083

Re: Cloning and Imaging T60P

I always have backup images (windows backup image) for almost each series of my computers (my two P4 and one 'gaming' Dell desktops share one, all of my T43 computers share one, my A30p and A31p share one, for Spotify playback purposes, as they get recognised as one computer and takes up one slot in...
by kfzhu1229
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 - mSATA as bootable drive. Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: T530 - mSATA as bootable drive. Issues?

I ordered a 256GB Toshiba one from local classifieds for only $80. It works pretty well, and breathes much more life into my T530.
by kfzhu1229
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?
Replies: 30
Views: 4036

Re: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?

If you want something equivalent of a today's typical notebook with a i5 and iGPU, stick with the T530 (though I still recommend the one with NVidia graphics as that ivy Bridge iGPU just can't cut it today anymore) and you will get a sweet deal compared to today's 7th gen offerings (non-U 8th gen CP...
by kfzhu1229
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?
Replies: 30
Views: 4036

Re: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?

W530 typically comes with a better discrete NVidia graphics and possibly supports the extreme edition CPUs which I don't think you should get over something like i7-3720qm, as well as a possibly better cooling solution. And if you buy the whole W530 instead of just a mobo inside a T530, it is actual...
by kfzhu1229
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Internet browser for T23 and older without SSE2 (Pentium III)
Replies: 12
Views: 8807

Re: Internet browser for T23 and older without SSE2 (Pentium III)

W2K is a huge security risk, I wouldn't run any old NT--unless you're not dealing with any sensitive data and don't care about privacy or security on it (which is fair). True that. But honestly it doesn't interfere too much other than making yourself worried for many ppl. And yes I am the kind of p...
by kfzhu1229
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Internet browser for T23 and older without SSE2 (Pentium III)
Replies: 12
Views: 8807

Re: Internet browser for T23 and older without SSE2 (Pentium III)

I do have FireFox 48.0.2 and Windows 7 installed on my maxed out T23 and A30p. They work just fine, if you only open a few tabs, install adblocker and also keep the browser debloated, and max out RAM. Of course, if you expect them to run like a brand new Lamborghini instead of a functional Volkswage...
by kfzhu1229
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 Motherboard Upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1776

Re: T530 Motherboard Upgrade

I personally have the T530i with discrete Nvidia NVS 5400M. The performance of that thing is around a Skylake/Kaby lake iGPU after an OC. If you use high quality thermal compound (best if liquid metal), you are able to push the clock of that chip all the way to the maximum (you get around up to 20% ...
by kfzhu1229
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:47 pm
You can't just drive there?
Not all eBay sellers accept local pickups.
by kfzhu1229
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: Talk about USPS incompetence and waste

Well, compared to delivery services in countries like China (domestic delivery, at least), USPS is definitely pure garbage. That said, USPS is still better than the worst times Canada Post can be. Around 2 years ago I ordered some TrackPoint from a eBay seller who's like 15km away from where I live,...

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