ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Easton Kelly
Easton Kelly

IBM ThinkPad edition. As usual, the old one hit 400 posts again.

tfw 2 of the 3 T2x ThinkPads I own have cracked palmrests

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libre-riscv.org/shakti/m_class/
octopus.uavfactory.com/uav-payloads-equipment/portable-ground-control-station
storagereview.com/lenovo_thinkpad_w520_upgrade_guide
forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/05/08/amd-just-scored-a-huge-ryzen-pro-win-lenovo-thinkpads/?sf212759316=1#b3c97745619d
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-X220-12-5-Laptop-Intel-i5-2520M-2-5GHz-1GB-RAM-NO-HDD-OS-RR/113755946873
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Chase Smith
Chase Smith

Fully riced W530 + ESP-950

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Christopher James
Christopher James

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Ethan Morgan
Ethan Morgan

ThinkPad, ThinkPad, ThinkPad
I'm tired of this shit. There are only two things cool about them - their longevity and that some models have bugs which make it possible to turn off ME, but besides that, they're botnet made by a botnet loving company. How long are we going to use this thing?
I hope EOMA68 will become the new thinkpad, libre by design.
crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop

Jackson Thompson
Jackson Thompson

buzzword buzzword buzzword
buy this shitty pipe dream made by an SJW using chink backdoored ARM chips.

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Aaron Robinson
Aaron Robinson

<buy this shitty pipe dream made by an SJW using chink backdoored ARM chips.
defending intel
Intel processors are much more backdoored and are a chink shit too.
<B-but they're made in the USA!
Implying I trust things made in the USA
Choosing ARM A20 was not an accident and support for Libre Risc-V processor is in progress.
crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop/updates/picking-a-processor
<SJW wants to create a fully libre processor, eco-friendly modular computing standard and a computer card with Respects Your Freedom certificate from the FSF
NO GOY, better buy our laptop instead!
I'm not going to spend my money on an old laptop with Intel processor, made by a free software hostile corporation.

Angel Miller
Angel Miller

This. However, things aren't looking good for ARM either.
There is a freedom problem with SOC design where everything IP licenced (eg: memory controller, PCIE, SATA). This is especially true for ARM, a fab-less company. RISC-V is not going to help for the same reason. It is going to be licencing hell and proprietary instruction set extension.
Nevertheless, until Zig Forums managed to diy CPU. A20 and i.mx6 are the best bet.

inb4 mali
lima had been upstreamed

Easton Flores
Easton Flores

RISC-V is not going to help for the same reason. It is going to be licencing hell and proprietary instruction set extension.
It is hell, but Luke (the main dev) is an experienced developer and he has a plan, for example he reuses old, long ago expired patents and standards crowdsupply.com/libre-risc-v/m-class/updates/modernising-1960s-computer-technology-learning-from-the-cdc-6600

Also
libre-riscv.org/shakti/m_class/
<Targetting full Libre Licensing to the bedrock.

<The only barrier to being able to replicate the masks from scratch is the proprietary cells (e.g. memory cells) designed by the Foundries: there is a potential long-term strategy in place to deal with that issue.
<The only proprietary interface utilised in the entire SoC is the DDR3 PHY plus Controller, which will be replaced in a future revision, making the entire SoC exclusively designed and made from fully libre-licensed BSD and LGPL openly and freely accessible VLSI and VHDL source.
<In addition, no proprietary firmware whatsoever will be required to operate or boot the device right from the bedrock: the entire software stack will also be libre-licensed (even for programming the initial proprietary DDR3 PHY+Controller)

lima had been upstreamed
Really? Even if not yet the original plan was to not include MALI at all. I saw some lima demos recently, hope they'll finish it soon.

Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris

ESP950

A....are they everything they say they are? $1,000 seems like a lot for audio. They must be pretty fancy.

Thomas Thompson
Thomas Thompson

user, it's not just about whether the dev open source his design or not. The problem is when the instruction set and other components are much botnetted. In that case, compiler and software design would be extremely difficult.
Yes, it is possible to create a libre CPU based on RISC-V. However, the current demand for libre hardware is not enough to turn the table with big brothers designs. Not saying it should not be done though.

Austin Ross
Austin Ross

Cool, got two Adaptec USB2/FireWire cards in the mail and they both work fine. Now my ThinkPads and Precisions have fast USB at last!

Samuel Price
Samuel Price

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Nathan Diaz
Nathan Diaz

octopus.uavfactory.com/uav-payloads-equipment/portable-ground-control-station

Gavin Barnes
Gavin Barnes

Just realized I got the worst trips... terrible. I don't want em.

Henry Reyes
Henry Reyes

Well I guess now since they have virtual reality goggle drones, this seems kinda like overkill, but it's still pretty neat. And toughbook related.

Ethan Peterson
Ethan Peterson

I got a Thinkpad T400 for about $8. Is this still usable in 2019?

Noah Thompson
Noah Thompson

Hell yeah it is, drop in a X9100 and watch it fly. Trannyboot capable too, if you're into that shit.

Alexander Thomas
Alexander Thomas

people actually think thinkpad keyboards are good
fug where are actual good laptops other than the MNT reform which is NEVER EVER

Jayden Cooper
Jayden Cooper

Holy shit, I installed Windows 7 Thin PC on my D810 and it runs better than I expected, and that on a Pentium M era machine!

I guess the Radeon X600 dGPU and SSD make all the difference, if it was the GMA900 version I bet it would run like dogshit because no hardwar acceleration.

Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez

Drooled on my X200 after falling asleep, fried the motherboard in two places. It's £60 for a new X200, buying it piecemeal has cost me about £50 and almost a week of my life.

Managed to get my mum to buy an X230 which she loves, and my dad already had an T23 running XP that he uses for printer work. Mother was complaining that she didn't have more vertical space, and it gave me the idea. Well, it turns out the T23 chassis is the same width as the X230 but taller.

So it got me thinking, I had heard about the X210 and X62 mods, I wondered if there was anyone doing mods for the T20-series. Not only are the laptops super cheap, bezel-wise there would be more than enough room to put a Fancy Screen, and the room in the body is more or less the same. Downside would be you might have to modify the batteries or adapter, given they're not compatible with the newer batteries. I imagine that's the nail in the coffin for this idea.

Does anyone know if anyone else is doing that?

Jose White
Jose White

4get about any 51nb-esque mods for the T2x models, oldest you'll possibly find is the illusive T50 board for the T4x models.

Jose Lee
Jose Lee

W510 for $200 aud (~138 usd)? I might get it if I can confirm that it's a 1080p screen even though it still uses a normal hard drive

Julian Allen
Julian Allen

You should be able to replace it, both, I believe. Not that big of a bother if you think its a good deal.

Lincoln Sanders
Lincoln Sanders

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Jeremiah Jackson
Jeremiah Jackson

Posting from my cobbled together Precision M6500! Feels good to have a high-end 16:10 laptop again.

Jeremiah Gonzalez
Jeremiah Gonzalez

I have a nice Toughbook CF-31 mk5 but I keep seeing Getac B-300’s on eBay and I love the aesthetic.

Any reviews/experiences/comparisons?

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Gabriel Russell
Gabriel Russell

I mentioned them in the previous thread. I like the aesthetic too. Some of them don't look nearly as tough as a CF-31 though, but they seem nice. They're botnet though, like toughbooks, intel i7. Sad to think too, because you'd think, of all the units that would NOT be compromised, it would be MilSpec grade units.

If I decided to get one, I'd buy it off eBay too. Never the company itself. Don't wanna enable intel.

Found this thing browsing around (pic), seemed nice too.

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Noah Campbell
Noah Campbell

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Andrew Bailey
Andrew Bailey

CF-31 Mk5

Thanks for the reminder that I should get one soon er or later.

Jacob Cox
Jacob Cox

With that being said
shittac
expecting any community support if you own a Getac

Connor Reyes
Connor Reyes

That Getac server though..

Jace Lopez
Jace Lopez

what kind of support do you even need for those? isnt it just standard intel hardware in a case that they designed

Thomas Wilson
Thomas Wilson

Spare parts, used machines, BIOS password cracking

Tyler Jenkins
Tyler Jenkins

thinkpad master race

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Lincoln Stewart
Lincoln Stewart

hey bro why are you calling him a goy....Jews aren't even a problematic race...it's all just hype

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Dominic Martin
Dominic Martin

I'd imagine you just gotta do what you do with any other device with this issue. Remove the BIOS battery and power everything off. Remove the battery etc. You manual reset the password that way. At least that's the way it works on toughbooks.

Henry Parker
Henry Parker

thats indeed good to have. i thought that you meant usage support for brainlets

Nathaniel Smith
Nathaniel Smith

thats usually how the consumer machines work but on a thinkpad and possibly other business machines the password is actually somewhere on a chip and that wont remove it

Lucas Gutierrez
Lucas Gutierrez

Ok, you're right, I shouldn't repeat the /pol/ propaganda. How can I call him then? A good consumer? I just got used to speech people use here.

Daniel Watson
Daniel Watson

I can't get clover to install, even with the updates, this cf-31 a shit. I don't even know who to take it to, to get it fixed.

Jacob Robinson
Jacob Robinson

what makes op's pic computer, so significantly better than a standard thinkpad from todays standard?

Levi Garcia
Levi Garcia

What is wrong with buying a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad and paying for Microsoft, Adobe, and Autodesk CAD software on it?

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Jaxon Ramirez
Jaxon Ramirez

proper keyboard
4:3
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ThinkPad
used machines and parts are available cheaply
ThinkPad (and Toughbook) thread

Gabriel Johnson
Gabriel Johnson

tmux keys completely worn off

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Logan Powell
Logan Powell

yes, I'm fully aware I have 2 P keys

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Connor Rogers
Connor Rogers

how do people even do this? i have had my thinkpad almost 5 years and the keys arent worn. it happened only once to a really cheap desktop keyboard

Luis Ward
Luis Ward

i3 addiction is real

Joseph Johnson
Joseph Johnson

I fucked up on a different thread, and was going to ask whats the best under 13" thinkpad. Upon doing my own research, the x200 or x220 seem to be the best. Can anyone substantiate my findings? I don't think there's any thinkpads of recent that have screens around that size. I know that the x200 has libre/trannyboot, but the x220 has a more recent cpu and a higher ram max.

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Cooper Morris
Cooper Morris

X200 if you're a die-hard freetard, X230 if not.

Parker Smith
Parker Smith

my thinkpadburger.
Last add : a R50. Not decided if I keep it on Linux, ordered some RAM for it, getting it at two gigs would be better.

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Julian Clark
Julian Clark

promise, i won't bring another one home.

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Jonathan Thompson
Jonathan Thompson

are you just one of those kike collectors? no one needs that many

Caleb Cook
Caleb Cook

The keycaps are probably just shit. Are they pad printed? Laptop keyboards are all garbage, as far as I know, never really made to last. I don't personally know any exceptions, though I'm not a laptop guy so maybe I'm wrong. Then again, there probably are old laptops with dye-sublimated keycaps out there. Maybe even doubleshots, but that must be even less common. Still, the advantage is that you can fix it, because there are a few different ways of printing on keycaps. Maybe even 3D print new keycaps, but I don't know anything about that. You clearly have the autism, so just do it.

Hoarding is a mental illness. Just letting you know.

Justin Cook
Justin Cook

Are they your children? Good grief..

come on kids it's dinner time

Carson Perez
Carson Perez

What's that nub thing sticking out of the thinkpad on the top of the stack.

captchas fucking SUCK right now

Jonathan Carter
Jonathan Carter

That's an X60 tablet with an external antenna. I'm guessing that's a mod and not a factory option.

Michael Martinez
Michael Martinez

It's actually stock, that's the WWAN antenna.

Camden Long
Camden Long

X200 if you want to trannyboot
X220 is the gold standard
X230 has shitlet keyboard but some models have the better HD Graphics 4000

Easton Cooper
Easton Cooper

Going to come into some money in the next few months. Currently using a 2012 W520, but I am interested in upgrade paths (if one even exists).
Need power. Going full freetard is a plus. None of that cuck chiclet keyboard garbage; classic or GTFO.

What are my options if I want power?

Christian Clark
Christian Clark

W530 with Classic Keyboard.

Xavier Kelly
Xavier Kelly

in fact, not much, I'm more like, recycling PCs and offering them, and keep a bunch for different purposes.
W520 as a secondary PC in addition of the desktop, browsing, arting...
T61P for work ( mostly excel and VPN stuff with an Office pack, and dual booting with RedHat )
T60 for mobility and back-up ( LinuxMint )
X60 tablet for some old 32bit programs and the comfort of a wacom tablet integrated.
Tablet8 for reading ebooks and comics, which is always nice.
R50 for testing or trying things off-line, like, various hardware that requires a parallel port by example, or dubious software. It might likely end up with QNX RTP installed on it or some obscure OS like that.
600X for retro/DOS games/Win9x stuff.

So yeah each kind of serves a purpose, and not all of these are all on the same place at once.

Add a SSD if you haven't already.
storagereview.com/lenovo_thinkpad_w520_upgrade_guide
i7-2920XM and 16 gigs of DDR3 will be a real upgrade.

It's a lock. Yep.
Call me paranoid but in my job I often; carry this thing to quickly sketch a thing in reunion when we decide what elements we should add in a panel or some stuff, and when I leave, instead of carrying it always with me I just attach the kensington lock to it like the other PCs. The X60 isn't really huge and easy to run away with.

There have been theft a few times in here and since this thing contains works I don't want to see outside, I have been advised to find a way to secure it or kep it with me when we go eat or move out.

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Oliver Phillips
Oliver Phillips

W520 can actually take 32GB RAM with a i7 QM CPU.

t. M6500 with i7 740QM and 32GB RAM

Liam Clark
Liam Clark

In other news, I won a Best Offer on eBay for a 920XM in Yurop. sigh.. have to take the M6500 apart again.

Jace Thompson
Jace Thompson

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Austin Anderson
Austin Anderson

I wish I bought an x220 earlier. Now the good ones are all over $100. Add an SSD, 8GB RAM, a battery, and maybe a charger, it'll cost me almost $200 for a computer I'll rarely use. I want one but I'n not sure about it at that price.

To think I got a good condition T60p and T61 both with 1440x1050 screens, usable batteries, and chargers for $50 each just last year.

John Mitchell
John Mitchell

Just bought a fully refurbished x220 for $150, great little meme machine

Andrew Ramirez
Andrew Ramirez

forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/05/08/amd-just-scored-a-huge-ryzen-pro-win-lenovo-thinkpads/?sf212759316=1#b3c97745619d
Apple moves to shitty ARM iOS for their future Macs
Lenovo moves to AMD for their future Thinkpads

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Charles Russell
Charles Russell

ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-X220-12-5-Laptop-Intel-i5-2520M-2-5GHz-1GB-RAM-NO-HDD-OS-RR/113755946873
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-t420i-Intel-Core-i3-2310m-2-1GHz-2gb-RAM-Laptop-Computer-CZ/323570091202
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420i-Intel-Core-i3-2310m-2-1GHz-4gb-RAM-Laptop-Computer-CZ/323395215022
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T520-15-6-Core-i5-2520M-2-5GHZ-4GB-No-HDD-battery-or-key/123771743665
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-X230-12-5-Laptop-Intel-i5-3320M-2-6GHz-NO-RAM-HDD-OS-RR/113741158514
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T430-Intel-Core-i5-3230M-2-6-GHz-4-GB-RAM-NO-HDD-14-1-Tested/173890916407
ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-laptop-T530i-intel-i3-3120M-2-5GHz-4GB-Ram-No-HDD/273779361560

Dominic Rogers
Dominic Rogers

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Jason Hernandez
Jason Hernandez

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Matthew Collins
Matthew Collins

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Grayson Gray
Grayson Gray

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Nathan Sanchez
Nathan Sanchez

You seem to know how to configure CloverOS properly. How can I get my wallpapers to stick? Only way I can do it is i3 with

exec_always feh --bg-fill /home/(user)/Pictures/(image.png)

Jacob Rodriguez
Jacob Rodriguez

.bash_profile runs nitrogen --set-zoom wall.png on X startup

you can change that command or replace wall.png

Adrian Watson
Adrian Watson

I'll try that later I guess. I switched back to ubuntu because all my config files are on this OS. Took forever to get clover to install properly. Now I gotta see if I get void and venom linux to work.

Adrian Sanchez
Adrian Sanchez

forgot link
venomlinux.org/
Nobody ever mentioned it here, that I know of. It's non systemd.

Nolan Kelly
Nolan Kelly

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Isaiah Nguyen
Isaiah Nguyen

Don't let him brainwash you, user. A mind a terrible thing to waste on a (water filter). Jesus loves you.

/christian/

Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell

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Ayden Wood
Ayden Wood

consolidating double post

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Connor Kelly
Connor Kelly

consolidating posts

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Xavier Adams
Xavier Adams

What emu are you using in that first picture?

Dylan Kelly
Dylan Kelly

Fonts.googleapis
Developed by mud people
They use (((Gmail)))
Lol.

Angel White
Angel White

retroarch

Lincoln Ortiz
Lincoln Ortiz

x230 for £90,
good deal?
pics seem like general wear and tear, no bios pic

Henry White
Henry White

I'm thinking of disabling RAID on my M6500 since it does jackshit to performance in daily use. Good idea? I know I have to reinstall but that's no big thing.

Michael Perry
Michael Perry

Which emulator is that? I tried running PCSX2 on i3 and it wouldn't even recognize it.

Connor Flores
Connor Flores

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Gavin Torres
Gavin Torres

t41 I bought just arrived and I only managed to boot it past bios once (to windows7). What should I check? Could it be foulty hdd? I hope it's not motherboard.

Charles Perry
Charles Perry

op here. can it be gpu issue? and tips how to repair?

Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson

Well, pull through installing a distro.
First, if you're buying anything used, you should be swapping the HDD. Preferably for an SSD.
If you try to boot from flashdrive and it doesn't work, maybe you have a problem.
Wait, where you really planning on just using whatever OS came with the used laptop you bought? Lol.

Brayden Rodriguez
Brayden Rodriguez

it won't boot from flash drive either, tried it already. I already contacted seller and he'll send me another motherboard.

I needed a laptop with parallel port (db25) it is not meant to be connected to any network, so I don't really care about backdoors.

Jordan Robinson
Jordan Robinson

That X60 is gorgeous. Is the CPU that bad? What can you do with it and using what distros?
I'm talking about general browsing, torrenting and video watching.

Aaron Turner
Aaron Turner

you will never find a 16GBx2 ram stick set for CF-31 mk3

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Jonathan Moore
Jonathan Moore

try only setting the BIOS options to different USB types

exp:

USB optical drive
USB hard drive
USB floppy disk
USB key

then F10 or whatever your "save changes and reboot" button is.

Connor Collins
Connor Collins

boot options*

Henry Morris
Henry Morris

Doesn't even work in the Mk3, in the 31 Mk5 it might.

Liam Thompson
Liam Thompson

thanks, already tried it. as I already said seller will send me replacement motherboard from t41 or t42

additionally I bought 2x t42 in unchecked condition (seller states he doesn't have a charger) for 5$ each. Hopefully I'll assemble at least one working unit

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Justin Nelson
Justin Nelson

I fell for the 4GB maximum meme. Then I installed 8GB... then I fell for the 8GB meme...till I saw 16GB available on eBay for mk3. Then I decide to do a proper inquiry.

sudo dmidecode -t 16

Handle 0x000F, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 32 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 2

Handle 0x0016, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: Flash Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 16 MB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 1

Isaac Gutierrez
Isaac Gutierrez

So I came to the conclusion that I could essentially use my CF-31 as a games developing unit (Blender). But nobody produces the 16GB sticks, that I know of. And I don't think mk5 sticks are backward compatible; toughbooks are real finicky.

Julian Peterson
Julian Peterson

Anything older than Broadwell does not support 32GB with 2x16GB DDR3 SODIMMs. Period.

Josiah Young
Josiah Young

Your word against my inquiry, user. And the computer doesn't lie. Why would it display that information?

Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell

if anything thats just a artifical software limit that was added so you would pay more

James Price
James Price

forum.notebookreview.com/threads/are-16gib-sodimms-compatible-with-4th-gen-intel-core-laptops.825616/

Henry Powell
Henry Powell

HP
HP laptop with Core I3
I3

Bad example. This is an I5 processor.

Doubt it. And that doubt is a nagging little question. For now all I can find is 16GB. And I don't think that's enough for advanced game development. Maybe advanced models.

Jose Russell
Jose Russell

you need over 16gb to type some text?

Sebastian Morris
Sebastian Morris

No user, like, large interactive areas, with moving objects and fancy lighting in blender 3D renders.

William Brown
William Brown

The more I research, the more I think it's all bs.

Some mk5 models have 16GB but anons suggest 32 is probably compatible, but the pdf for the mk5 says it's only to 16GB. Then the mk6 says it's 16 to 32GB, which is fine.

The mk3 says it's only up to 8GB, which I've proven is bullshit, by merely finding 2x8GB mk3 sticks (unless it's for use with only a single stick). I think it has something to do with the operating systems involved in the processing itself. It's pretty confusing. But I know now there are certain limitations for certain models.

"6
The size of the VRAM cannot be set by the user and varies by operating system as well
as size of RAM. Windows 7 64-bit max. VRAM is 1696MB with 4GB of memory."

Ethan Sullivan
Ethan Sullivan

According to this documentation, my current configuration is the limit (8GB) for mk3. Contrary to what the dmidecode says.

Nathan Phillips
Nathan Phillips

Any Intel laptop equipped with a dual core CPU older than Broadwell does NOT (I repeat: DOES NOT) support 32GB RAM. Period.

Go waste 100$+ on a 16GB DDR3 SODIMM, it won't work.

Gavin Rogers
Gavin Rogers

With that being said, quadcore Intel CPUs support 32GB RAM with four 8GB SODIMMs.

t. M6500 and P50 with 32GB RAM

Adam Kelly
Adam Kelly

Some more confirmation from a thread on /r/thinkpad regarding a X230 and 16GB SODIMMs: archive.is/BzSpP

Tyler Anderson
Tyler Anderson

RAM bullshit aside: I have a problem with my Precision M40 running Windows 2000: two WLAN CardBus cards I tried refuse to acquire a IP adress from my router.

Last time I tried them in one of my T22's they worked fine under W2k. What gives? Is my Windows install fucked?

Robert Smith
Robert Smith

Nah I wont waste the money, but that dmidecode sure is tempting...

Nathan Roberts
Nathan Roberts

So I was researching some more and ran into a "thing".

mk5 is also Broadwell, but it's Intel Core i5-5300U vPro Processor. That specific processor is only a 2 core.

Maximum memory is 16GB, perhaps other mk5 units have different cores, with different ram capacity.

ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/85213/intel-core-i5-5300u-processor-3m-cache-up-to-2-90-ghz.html

So it isn't all Broadwells, just certain Broadwell units
Products formerly Broadwell

and then I looked up my chip.

ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/64896/intel-core-i5-3320m-processor-3m-cache-up-to-3-30-ghz.html

2 core, 4 threads
32GB max

dmidecode wasn't wrong. It does support 32GB, but only specific kinds.

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