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X210s

Old(er) Thinkpads with New(er) Intestines: X62 / T50 / T70 / etc.
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dmdsoftware
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Re: X210s

#91 Post by dmdsoftware » Sun May 19, 2019 7:02 am

vladisslav2011 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:18 pm
dmdsoftware wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 am
Which RAM module did you end up using? Got a link?
I've already posted my RAM testing results here:
viewtopic.php?p=833449#p833449
Both modules are working fine. I can even put both in and have 20Gb RAM and stable system.
thanks for the link
X62 & X62s & X62T SXGA+ i7 5600u 8-16GB
Helix i7
Carbon X1 i5 UHD
W520 4x-i7
Sony Vaio P799 (8" LED 1600x768)
"Think" Ultrabook i7
LegoThinkpad 11"

in storage:
X131e AMD
X60/X60s, X61/X61s/X61T, T61, T420, X30

past:
X20-X24, 390X

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Re: X210s

#92 Post by L29Ah » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:00 am

dmdsoftware wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Did a bunch of testing using memtestx86+. After a bunch of passes, 0 errors on both modules.

I've now managed to upgrade to the latest possible in debian (debian 9.7 with kernel 4.19). With both modules installed, I rarely can even get into a logged in state without the system crashing. If I run only with 1 module, I can make some fair use of the system before crashing. The first sign of trouble is checksum filesystem errors.

Maybe some odd BIOS setting or these boards are garbage.
By the way, do you update intel microcode? I tried, and it made the machine unstable and hanging/rebooting at heavy loads.
51nb X210 with vladisslav2011's EC mod; X230 with coreboot and nitrocaster's FHD mod as a backup; R500 for guests; T60 just for the looks.

tpg_anon
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Re: X210s

#93 Post by tpg_anon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:30 am

So the X201s and the X200s chassis' are a better fit than the non-s models?
And are there any differences between the chassis of the X201s and the X200s?

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Re: X210s

#94 Post by dmdsoftware » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:20 am

L29Ah wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:00 am
dmdsoftware wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Did a bunch of testing using memtestx86+. After a bunch of passes, 0 errors on both modules.

I've now managed to upgrade to the latest possible in debian (debian 9.7 with kernel 4.19). With both modules installed, I rarely can even get into a logged in state without the system crashing. If I run only with 1 module, I can make some fair use of the system before crashing. The first sign of trouble is checksum filesystem errors.

Maybe some odd BIOS setting or these boards are garbage.
By the way, do you update intel microcode? I tried, and it made the machine unstable and hanging/rebooting at heavy loads.
Good catch. I can definitely see how the intel microcode can become an issue. I thought it wasn't included in Debian (being not considered "free"), but it is one of the exceptions if you have contrib packages installed. I just checked, and my standard debian has the intel microcode package installed. I'll try removing it and seeing if it helps.

Thanks for the advice.
X62 & X62s & X62T SXGA+ i7 5600u 8-16GB
Helix i7
Carbon X1 i5 UHD
W520 4x-i7
Sony Vaio P799 (8" LED 1600x768)
"Think" Ultrabook i7
LegoThinkpad 11"

in storage:
X131e AMD
X60/X60s, X61/X61s/X61T, T61, T420, X30

past:
X20-X24, 390X

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