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Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput

#1 Post by crashnburn » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:17 am

Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput.

Thought I'd say hello to y'all and chime in with the BEST COMMUNITY EVER :)

Hope everyone's well.
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Re: Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:04 am

There's never a bad time to buy a used Thinkpad and once again become a bona fide member of this community. :lol:
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Re: Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput

#3 Post by kfzhu1229 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:09 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:04 am
There's never a bad time to buy a used Thinkpad and once again become a bona fide member of this community. :lol:
Well technically now is the bad time to buy an used ThinkPad (or any used laptop) if you want something that is capable of real daily driving (T61 or newer) as the Coronavirus pandemic has exhausted the second hand markets in many ways. I also made a hefty amount of profits for selling these older resurrected ThinkPads and Latitudes during the pandemic for this reason. Just look at how 4GB DDR2 sticks and X9000's went up in price for example.
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#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:47 pm

Now that you mention it, I've noticed that 2nd hand Thinkpads are expensive right now. Just yesterday I found someone online selling an X220 around the same price I bought one five years ago (almost 300 USD). :??:
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

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Re: Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput

#5 Post by cadillacmike68 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:54 pm

I'm not sure about the RAM costs. I recently bought four 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 for the same or less than what I paid a few years ago. Hynix modules.
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Re: Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput

#6 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:15 pm

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:54 pm
I'm not sure about the RAM costs. I recently bought four 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 for the same or less than what I paid a few years ago. Hynix modules.
Well the cheapest one I can find on eBay is like C$55 and that is only a one off deal. The rest of them are all question marks from China.
Compare that with the C$30 price tag I paid for the sticks about 6 months ago, there is just no comparison.
Getting fed up with the bad options on eBay, I am ordering straight from Taobao and lucky me that I know someone who's coming to Toronto despite the whole pandemic situation
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#7 Post by cadillacmike68 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:22 pm

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:15 pm
cadillacmike68 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:54 pm
I'm not sure about the RAM costs. I recently bought four 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 for the same or less than what I paid a few years ago. Hynix modules.
Well the cheapest one I can find on eBay is like C$55 and that is only a one off deal. The rest of them are all question marks from China.
Compare that with the C$30 price tag I paid for the sticks about 6 months ago, there is just no comparison.
Getting fed up with the bad options on eBay, I am ordering straight from Taobao and lucky me that I know someone who's coming to Toronto despite the whole pandemic situation


The four modules I recently bought were from china. They arrived in about 2 weeks, and they work.
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
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Re: Just missed the TP forums and discussions.. been few years since my last TP went sticky kaput

#8 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:42 pm

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:22 pm
The four modules I recently bought were from china. They arrived in about 2 weeks, and they work.
Okay yeah at that point I will source straight from Taobao. it's cheaper, safer (if you order the listings by seller reputation) and arrives faster by 22 July because going to Canada is just that much slower in this Coronavirus pandemic. I have a tracked parcel from the US still not arriving here after a month!
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#9 Post by cadillacmike68 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:20 am

OK, If alibaba and the 40 thieves can get it to you faster that's good. I haven't tried them before.

I've had decent luck with ebay, but I try to not order from china. That's not always possible, but I have only had one or two sipping issues. I've actually had more shipping issues from the US than chine, but buy about 20-50x more domestically.

I've actually has more issues with amazon than with ebay over the years.

Canada to US and the other way around are slower now. Not much either of us can do about that right now.
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#10 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:44 am

The main bottleneck is Chicago airport, where staff has been reduced to less than 30% due to Covid-19.
They must have a new mountain range in their USPS-sorting Dept.
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#11 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:22 pm

I know this is going off topic but I would like to update that it seems like those sticks in China are selling out extremely fast right now.
I was having my eyes on some nice heatsinked Kingston 4G DDR2 sticks and they sold out in a matter of days. Now I am just lucky enough to buy out the last of the Hynix and Elpida sticks at ¥200 and now all that remains out of these good sellers are in the price range of ¥250!
X9000/X9100 are also receiving the same demand on Taobao.
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600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
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#12 Post by cadillacmike68 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:20 am

Yeah, they seem to be going fast.

Seems no one in the US has any for sale - probably because all the US buyers bought them to upgrade their machines and not to sell.
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
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#13 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:31 am

I'm still sitting on a load of 512MB, 1GB and 2GB DDR2 sticks.
But I have only one 4GB DDR2-5300 and one 4GB DDR2-6400.

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#14 Post by cadillacmike68 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:32 am

My 10 4GB DDR2s are all in use but I have nearly 30 1GB / 2GB modules. About half are in use in the T61s that are not in active use.
600
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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#15 Post by atagunov » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:51 pm

When looking for RAM I got impression 1Gb/2Gb DDR2 sticks are rather plentiful in the market place..
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#16 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:35 pm

atagunov wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:51 pm
When looking for RAM I got impression 1Gb/2Gb DDR2 sticks are rather plentiful in the market place..
Yeah because they are lot more mass produced and that they don't fail nearly as often. 16 high density chips means more heat and more chances of failure. I remembered when I was buying 4GB DDR2 sticks in person to a local shop, that seller had half a dozen of these marked as bad before finally digging out one that is good.
Dell Lat CP MMX-233 64mb 40gb W2k
600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
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Lat D830 X9000 8gb 128gb WSXGA+ Ultrasharp fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
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