Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#331 Post by madbu321 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:02 am

Can someone repost Madara-san's Extra folder for nvs 140m? The Extra2 folder shows my gpu as fx 570m 256mb... plus I'm not sure if it's related but my gpu seems to be running pretty hot (shoots up to 85-90 C when using netflix or youtube).

Everything else seems to working well thanks to all amazing help on this thread :bow: I'm running 10.9.2 and have AC5 on the chips.

.. the old link is not working anymore :(

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#332 Post by Backslashnl1 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:51 pm

T61 FrankenPad | 15.0" IPS UXGA flexview + LED | C2D T9500 @ 2,6 Ghz | T500 fan / T61 heatsink | 8GB Micron dual channel | Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD | nVidia Quadro NVS 140M | NNB Keyboard | BroadCom 802.11AC 867Mbps + BT 4.0 | OS-X 10.9.1 Mavericks + Win7

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#333 Post by madbu321 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:10 pm

Backslashnl1 wrote:Here you go: Madara-San extra.zip
Thanks! Appreciate it :D

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#334 Post by madbu321 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:47 pm

hmm.. using this Extra folder shows T9500 as 2.4GHz and the GPU as fx 570m 256GB instead of nvs 140m.

also the fan doesn't activate when hitting the blue thinkvantage button.

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#335 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:00 am

What is the 7-character TYPE on the bottom of your T61?
Looks like TYPE 6464-WG6.
It should match with what is shown in the BIOS.
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#336 Post by Backslashnl1 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:53 am

madbu321 wrote:hmm.. using this Extra folder shows T9500 as 2.4GHz and the GPU as fx 570m 256GB instead of nvs 140m.

also the fan doesn't activate when hitting the blue thinkvantage button.
I thought you need the DSTS file for the 2.6ghz and nvs 140m recognise.
T61 FrankenPad | 15.0" IPS UXGA flexview + LED | C2D T9500 @ 2,6 Ghz | T500 fan / T61 heatsink | 8GB Micron dual channel | Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD | nVidia Quadro NVS 140M | NNB Keyboard | BroadCom 802.11AC 867Mbps + BT 4.0 | OS-X 10.9.1 Mavericks + Win7

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#337 Post by madbu321 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:14 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:What is the 7-character TYPE on the bottom of your T61?
Looks like TYPE 6464-WG6.
It should match with what is shown in the BIOS.
It says 8892-02U and matches the numbers in the BIOS.

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#338 Post by madbu321 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:21 pm

Backslashnl1 wrote:
madbu321 wrote:hmm.. using this Extra folder shows T9500 as 2.4GHz and the GPU as fx 570m 256GB instead of nvs 140m.

also the fan doesn't activate when hitting the blue thinkvantage button.
I thought you need the DSTS file for the 2.6ghz and nvs 140m recognise.
Yeah, I think you misunderstood me :) Basically what I was trying to say was that when I used the Extra folder that you posted, osx is showing my T9500 cpu as 2.4GHz (instead of 2.6 or 2.59GHz) and my gpu (nvs 140m) as fx 570m 256gb instead.
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#339 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:44 pm

@madbu321:
Ex-factory your laptop came like this:
8892-02U
T7500(2.2GHz), 1GB RAM, 100GB 7200rpm HD, 14.1in 1400x1050 LCD, 128MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn wireless, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 9c Li-Ion, WinXP Pro
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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#340 Post by madbu321 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:42 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:@madbu321:
Ex-factory your laptop came like this:
8892-02U
T7500(2.2GHz), 1GB RAM, 100GB 7200rpm HD, 14.1in 1400x1050 LCD, 128MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn wireless, Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 9c Li-Ion, WinXP Pro
Yes that's right. Then I applied the Middleton bios and upgraded the cpu to T9500 and memory to 8gigs. Also replaced the hd w an ssd :)

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#341 Post by Backslashnl1 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:52 pm

I just checked my machine, and my T9500 does work at 2,59 Ghz on Mavericks. However, the NVS140 is also recognized as a Quadro FX 570M. I would swear it showed NVS 140 in the past.
Recently I opened the App store and my machine was updated to 10.9.5 (I wasn't paying attention), and since then some things are changed. However the machine still works like a charm.
T61 FrankenPad | 15.0" IPS UXGA flexview + LED | C2D T9500 @ 2,6 Ghz | T500 fan / T61 heatsink | 8GB Micron dual channel | Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD | nVidia Quadro NVS 140M | NNB Keyboard | BroadCom 802.11AC 867Mbps + BT 4.0 | OS-X 10.9.1 Mavericks + Win7

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#342 Post by madbu321 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:12 pm

Backslashnl1 wrote:I just checked my machine, and my T9500 does work at 2,59 Ghz on Mavericks. However, the NVS140 is also recognized as a Quadro FX 570M. I would swear it showed NVS 140 in the past.
Recently I opened the App store and my machine was updated to 10.9.5 (I wasn't paying attention), and since then some things are changed. However the machine still works like a charm.
Hmm I see. Does both sleep and regular sleep work correctly? And does the blue thinkvantage button trigger the fan?

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#343 Post by Backslashnl1 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:37 pm

madbu321 wrote:
Backslashnl1 wrote:I just checked my machine, and my T9500 does work at 2,59 Ghz on Mavericks. However, the NVS140 is also recognized as a Quadro FX 570M. I would swear it showed NVS 140 in the past.
Recently I opened the App store and my machine was updated to 10.9.5 (I wasn't paying attention), and since then some things are changed. However the machine still works like a charm.
Hmm I see. Does both sleep and regular sleep work correctly? And does the blue thinkvantage button trigger the fan?
Sleep does not work, but the blue vintage button does trigger the fan.
T61 FrankenPad | 15.0" IPS UXGA flexview + LED | C2D T9500 @ 2,6 Ghz | T500 fan / T61 heatsink | 8GB Micron dual channel | Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD | nVidia Quadro NVS 140M | NNB Keyboard | BroadCom 802.11AC 867Mbps + BT 4.0 | OS-X 10.9.1 Mavericks + Win7

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#344 Post by Backslashnl1 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:04 am

After further analyse my T9500 is also stuck @ 2.4 Ghz. It seems like it is running all the time @ 2.4 Ghz and doesn't run on lower clock speeds.
I searched this topic and this can be corrected with a modified boot loader file for Chameleon. This was available on http://yaodi.zzl.org/boot but that url is dead :(

I found this post, it seems user jzhang18 fixed this issue. I sent him a PM, hopefully he can share this bootfile again. Or perhaps somebody else still has this file and can share it?
T61 FrankenPad | 15.0" IPS UXGA flexview + LED | C2D T9500 @ 2,6 Ghz | T500 fan / T61 heatsink | 8GB Micron dual channel | Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD | nVidia Quadro NVS 140M | NNB Keyboard | BroadCom 802.11AC 867Mbps + BT 4.0 | OS-X 10.9.1 Mavericks + Win7

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#345 Post by madbu321 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:28 pm

My frankenpad also seems to have an issue w the fan not kicking in when it should (as temps get higher) until i click on the HWMonitor's dropdown stat.

This could be dangerous since the laptop can overheat without you knowing until it's too late.

Anyone have similiar issues as this? Any fixes?

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Re: Mavericks 10.9 on a T61(p)

#346 Post by jzhang18 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:25 pm

just back to this forum after a few years, realize that my modified boot file might be still needed for our friends in this forum.

I put it on my own web server, so it will last forever

http://xu4.ddns.net/t61/boot.zip
or
http://xu4.ddns.net/t61/boot
X61 T8300 4GB Lion 10.7.3
T61 T9300 4GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T61 T8300 4GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T61 T7500 4GB Mountain Lion 10.8.5
T61p T7700 4GB Mavericks 10.9.1
T61p T7500 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
X201 i5-540M 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T410 i5-560M 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3
T420 i5-2520M 8GB Mavericks 10.9.3

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