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R60 modding to R601

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R60 modding to R601

#1 Post by Phil83 » Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:00 pm

Hello,

I have read about modding R60 using a R61 mainboard 42W7822 to install penryn and up to 8 GB ram. Is only this FRU compatible? which other R61 mainboard FRU are plug and play compatible to be installed in my R60 4:3 15" ?

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Re: R60 modding to R601

#2 Post by unixed » Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:04 pm

Any board from a 15.0" R61(i), such as one with FRU 44C3810.
Download the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) from the link above, search for the planar FRUs.

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Re: R60 modding to R601

#3 Post by Phil83 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:53 am

thanks for reply, but I'm not able to find the maintenance manual for R61 15" 4:3 and I don't see the link in your post

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Re: R60 modding to R601

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:02 am

The HMM link is at the top of every forum-page.
You'll want this HMM: ThinkPad R60, R60e, R61, R61i (14.1 inch and 15 inch standard screens)
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Re: R60 modding to R601

#5 Post by Phil83 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:32 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:02 am
The HMM link is at the top of every forum-page.
You'll want this HMM: ThinkPad R60, R60e, R61, R61i (14.1 inch and 15 inch standard screens)
thank you!
I've forgotten that R61 maintenance is the same for R60 I already downloaded. Anyway in that manual I found nothing about R61 overcomnig 3 GB Ram limitatio or penryn support. Are all those fetures available only due to middleton bios? in this way the only difference between a R60 and R61 mainboard is the possibility to install middleton bios isn't it?


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Re: R60 modding to R601

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:47 am

T/R/X-60 are all limited to ~3GB RAM.
The T/R/X-61 all have 64-bit CPUs and a different chipset, which allows all of them to use up to 8GB RAM.
Some of these -61 already natively support Penryn, but all of them will do so after Middleton's BIOS.
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Re: R60 modding to R601

#7 Post by Phil83 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:29 am

thank you for clear explanation, there are no so much info about R60 modding because It was not so famous as T60.


Anyway in the HMM I have found only 42W7822 for R61 15", nothing about the 44C3810 mentioned in a prvious post, are they compatible or the same board?

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Re: R60 modding to R601

#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:38 am

44C3810 is just a later version of the 42W7822.
Both IBM and Lenovo never bothered to update their HMMs.
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Re: R60 modding to R601

#9 Post by Phil83 » Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:37 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:38 am
44C3810 is just a later version of the 42W7822.
Both IBM and Lenovo never bothered to update their HMMs.
Thanks for clarification. Anyway these boards look quite rare and much overpriced nowadays...

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Re: R60 modding to R601

#10 Post by wujstefan » Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:48 pm

They were abundant on eastern Europe market as they were, at the time, not as premium as T61 - hence cheaper. The time has shown that in terms of reliability and sturdiness R61 was far superior than its "premium" brother.
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