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FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

#1 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:34 am

Hi
I will once Again try to sell my frankenpad, since i don't get to use it that much anymore. It is, as far as i know, the fastest frankenpad currently avaible.

It is kind of a rare bird, since it is 14.1" and features the fastest possible CPU and GPU - the 256MB Quadro FX570m - and it is post 08/08!! But it lost its ultrabay in the process, because it uses a 15.4" WS mobo...

Performance wise the QX9300 is on par with the X9000 - in single threaded applications. In multithreaded it have double the cores 8)

Specifications:

CPU: Intel Core2Quad Extreme QX9300
RAM: 6 GB RAM, being of 4x1 GB DDR2 RAM flashed and 1x2 GB flashed to Work with 1066MHz FSB CPUs
Screen: 14.1" LCD, with a resolution of 1400x1050
GPU: 256 MB nVidia Quadro FX570m post 08/08. Not the 128MB one seen on the 4:3 boards,,
SSD: Crucial 64 GB SATA II SSD (can upgrade, if interested!)
Intel 5100 WiFi + Bluetooth
OS: Windows 10.

It also have a advanced dockingstation, with the AMD HD7750 1GB (currently the fastest avaible GPU for the dockingstation, except for the much more expensive 2 GB version). Optical drive is in the dockingstation, if you can't live without :)

The laptop is in denmark, and shipping is quite expensive here - especially with the advanced dock.

Asking Price: 1000$ 500$ - i am open for offers!
Shipping: ???

Note: I do not -need- to sell this, but i think it can find a better home where someone can make more use of it. You are welcome to give a bid - i know it is expensive for such an old laptop. BUT you cannot find a faster 4:3 Thinkpad bougth for Money (yes it is faster than a top specced 1st gen core series T4x frankenpad).
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Re: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

#2 Post by bretahrnek » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:03 am

that is incredible machine!
mainly in use : X201.i5.8GB.**AFFS**.120GBVertex4.Intel6300.GOBI2000.NMD.Ultrabase.w7Pro64
other : T410s.i5.8GB.120GBVertex4.Intel6300.GOBI2000.NMD.w7Pro64
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#3 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:51 pm

bretahrnek wrote:that is incredible machine!
Im pretty sure a frankenpad doesn't get much quicker!
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Re: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

#4 Post by fatpolomanjr » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:35 pm

This machine is a really insane firecracker. Congrats! Hope the sale goes well.
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Re: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

#5 Post by micrex22 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:55 pm

Hey Andreas,

What mobo FRU is in this T601?

Edit:
nvm, it's going to be 42W7877/44C3931

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#6 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:52 am

fatpolomanjr wrote:This machine is a really insane firecracker. Congrats! Hope the sale goes well.
Well.. under stresstest one migth also use it as hairdryer :p (it can blow out some hot air, but doesnt overheat or throttle)
micrex22 wrote:Hey Andreas,

What mobo FRU is in this T601?

Edit:
nvm, it's going to be 42W7877/44C3931
44c3931 IIRC, since it is a '09 model.

I can check the exact month if a potential buyer is interested :)

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#7 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:48 am

The fastest-on-earth frankenpad is still looking for a new home! (seriously.. I have't seen one specced higher)

PM me if you have any questions.
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#8 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:39 am

Still for sale, and i am open for offers.
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#9 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:14 pm

Nobody want 4:3 screen and Classic keyboard?
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#10 Post by brchan » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:39 pm

You have a very unique machine there, but keep in mind that this is still a 14.1" model, and does not IPS. That, and the price is probably making the sale longer.
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#11 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:06 am

brchan wrote:You have a very unique machine there, but keep in mind that this is still a 14.1" model, and does not IPS. That, and the price is probably making the sale longer.
Somehow i do not get notifications when people reply...

But yes, its not an 15" IPS. A choice i made when Building the machine, because i weren't sure wether the 15.4" mobo could be fitted into the 15" case, and the 14" case is better in my opinion.

For the pricing people are welcome to drop off a bid, i have priced it for what similar models have gone for (albeit 15" IPS models - but "only" with X9000 and NVS140m nVidia)
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#12 Post by Pokrzept » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:15 am

First - sorry for off-topic. Second - did you had to do a lot of tinkering to fit 16:10 mobo into 4:3 case ? If it is possible im wondering why people didn't try to fit T500/400 into T60p unit. I do realise that alot of I/O ports has been displaced with t61 -> T500 transition but if most of assembly points would fit, this should be doable.
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#13 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:13 am

Pokrzept wrote:First - sorry for off-topic. Second - did you had to do a lot of tinkering to fit 16:10 mobo into 4:3 case ? If it is possible im wondering why people didn't try to fit T500/400 into T60p unit. I do realise that alot of I/O ports has been displaced with t61 -> T500 transition but if most of assembly points would fit, this should be doable.
I had to saw off 3 different Places for the mobo to fit, and then it was just to install it. The 2.5" drive was difficult, but with a cable it can fit into the ultrabay slot. I have some info here: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=110323

However, it will make no sense to fit in a T400 mobo since: Ports are different, and GPU is rather weak.
W500 migth make a Little more sense, due to the DDR3 RAM and 512mb vRAM - but the GPU on a (good) FX570m mobo can go faster - and you can install a QuadCore!

I have seen a thread for someone fitting a W500 mobo into the 15" T60p, but there was quite alot of Work to do IIRC. I cannot dig up the thread :/
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#14 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:03 am

Price reduced!
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#15 Post by db999md » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:18 pm

Other than the 4:3 screen ratio, can someone explain why I would buy this over a T430 NVIDIA with an i5-3360M in it?

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#16 Post by fatpolomanjr » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:41 pm

Classic build quality, classic keyboard layout, unusual safe date FX570m. A flipping quad core CPU in a 4:3 14" T61 is rare and requires nontrivial modifications. You don't buy something like this purely for its performance, but because as specced it is likely one of the most powerful classic thinkpads you'd ever come across. Until 51nb makes the Broadwell motherboards for T70, that is.
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#17 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:16 am

fatpolomanjr wrote:Classic build quality, classic keyboard layout, unusual safe date FX570m. A flipping quad core CPU in a 4:3 14" T61 is rare and requires nontrivial modifications. You don't buy something like this purely for its performance, but because as specced it is likely one of the most powerful classic thinkpads you'd ever come across. Until 51nb makes the Broadwell motherboards for T70, that is.
Performance wise, it is actually close to double an X9000, NVS140m frankenpad. And with the advanced dock it also beats an T430 nVidia in graphics performance. Not that the T430 nVidia migth not be a better option for many, but just to tell how much performance youd actually have over the "standard frankenpad".

But yep its not the reason - you are spot on.
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#18 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:39 am

Still for sale...!
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#19 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:58 am

One last bump.

Still for sale.

Still open for offers.
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#20 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:48 pm

QWERTY Andreas wrote:One last bump.

Still for sale.

Still open for offers.
Or.. lets take another :)
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#21 Post by fourthree » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:47 pm

I'd make sweet love to this FrankenPad twice a day and thrice in the night.. the price kinda kills my libido though =[. I'm feeling cheap for trying to bargain because it definitely looks like you put a lot of love into it but still, any chance for a lower price?

EDIT: are the pictures from the thread you posted earlier still relevant or were there any other mods?
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#22 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:01 am

fourthree wrote:I'd make sweet love to this FrankenPad twice a day and thrice in the night.. the price kinda kills my libido though =[. I'm feeling cheap for trying to bargain because it definitely looks like you put a lot of love into it but still, any chance for a lower price?

EDIT: are the pictures from the thread you posted earlier still relevant or were there any other mods?
Im open for price negotiation :)

PM me for pictures, then i can send them by mail. There we can discuss the price.

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#23 Post by Rainarrow » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:02 pm

I read over the thread but didn't see any pictures :(

PMing you to get some.

Definitely interested but I'm also scared by the price haha.

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#24 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:45 am

Just a bump.

500$, without dockingstation.
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#25 Post by Hierax_ca » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:47 am

Why only 6GB of RAM? Why not 8GB of RAM like other FrankenPads? Seems strange to boost the processor so much and not Max out the memory.

What kind of Temperatures does this beast run at?
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#26 Post by QWERTY Andreas » Mon May 01, 2017 6:48 am

Hierax_ca wrote:Why only 6GB of RAM? Why not 8GB of RAM like other FrankenPads? Seems strange to boost the processor so much and not Max out the memory.

What kind of Temperatures does this beast run at?
When i built it 8GB was really, really expensive. And i don't need more than 6GB in a laptop, so i haven't had a reason to upgrade myself.
But the processor and GPU (which cannot easily be upgraded) are the fastest possible.

Some temps:

Idle: CPU: 49C, GPU: 47C, FAN: 1
Web: CPU: 62C, GPU: 59C, FAN: 3 (multiple tabs open, downloading and wathcing 1080p youtube)
3D: CPU: 75C, GPU: 68C, FAN: 7 (3Dmark Cloudgate benchmark, multiple runs)
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