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Thinkpad T420 with BIOS 1.40 (modded)

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Thinkpad T420 with BIOS 1.40 (modded)

#1 Post by Lucratskill » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:21 pm

Hello everyone, I'm new here! I like this forum very much.
I would like someone to tell me what should i change on "Advance" settings on BIOS in order to boost my perfomance up for games and for softwares. I already change my GPU value.
I checked some settings such as "Fast strings(Disable)" also "Max TOLUD 3GB(3,5GB is the highest) and "Max Memory Frequency "Auto"(1867-Max).

I really don't know if i should change these values due to i'm afraid to brick my Thinkpad.

Anyone who wants to help me? I'm appreciate.

My Thinkpad stats: 8GB Ram
Intel HD 3000
1600x900
Dual HDD Disk(Caddy)
(Dual-boot Windows 7 with MacOS Sierra)

Thank you in advance, :wink:

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Re: Thinkpad T420 with BIOS 1.40 (modded)

#2 Post by shawross » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:07 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Lucratskill wrote:I really don't know if i should change these values due to i'm afraid to brick my Thinkpad.
That is a wise thought and any improvements may barely be noticeable but bricking your T420 is a real possibility.
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Re: Thinkpad T420 with BIOS 1.40 (modded)

#3 Post by Lucratskill » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:37 pm

shawross wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Lucratskill wrote:I really don't know if i should change these values due to i'm afraid to brick my Thinkpad.
That is a wise thought and any improvements may barely be noticeable but bricking your T420 is a real possibility.
Thank you for the answer! It's seems to be true... :roll:

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Re: Thinkpad T420 with BIOS 1.40 (modded)

#4 Post by Screamer » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:07 am

Lucratskill wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:21 pm
I would like someone to tell me what should i change on "Advance" settings on BIOS in order to boost my perfomance up for games and for softwares. I already change my GPU value.

I checked some settings such as "Fast strings(Disable)" also "Max TOLUD 3GB(3,5GB is the highest) and "Max Memory Frequency "Auto"(1867-Max).
You should enable fast strings, since that usually improves the processor's performance by a small amount. I don't exactly know how it works, but I recall that it allowed the processor to 'manipulate' strings better/faster. History says that this was first featured in Willamette (Pentium 4), and was enabled ever since then.

'Max TOLUD' should be left alone; it is usually meant for configuring how much memory space (this is not referring to VRAM allocation) can be reserved for your graphics card(s). Only those crypto-currency miners would find this setting useful, because it allows them to reserve more memory space to allow more graphics cards to be used. That is if they couldn't use more than 2 or 4 graphics cards in the first place, though.

Leave the setting 'Max Memory Frequency' on Auto, because the only situation that will require you to set it to 1867, is when you have an XMP-capable RAM module that only runs at DDR3-1600 speeds by default. Or, if you have a misbehaving RAM module that won't run at its stock rated speed of DDR3-1866.

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