04-19-2012 06:24 AM
I have got remarketed Thinkpad T500 , Intel Core Duo 2,4GHz, 4GB RAM, that I intend to exclusively use just for a recording audio work connected to a firewire device (Weiss AF1) - no other purpose in general (I have Macbook pro for all other use). A day before I tried Thinkpad T520i and it did not work well with firewire connection (interrupting now and then).
T500 seems to work very reliably and I like it actually more (trackpad, screen resolution etc.)
I intend to replace the original 160 GB HDD by 120 GB SSD. I hope that although T500 does not have SATA III, the difference (noise and speed) will be tangible.
Could you please advice with the fresh installation on SSD ?
Is it enough just to install Windows 7 and then to download drivers for this laptop ? Which is the best source for up to date drivers, including the latest BIOS and 1394 drivers ?
What special Lenovo tweaking softwares are not really necessary to install for a simple run of a system ? (that would just create unnecessary activities and offer options that I would never really use ? )
After some time of recording test, the fan started running on the left side. Low pitch, but with processor load about 3-4%. Is there any software/bios tweak to let this fan come less often, just when the processor is really working fully - otherwise idle ?
I also heard some slightly rattling sound with this fan - changing this part may be useful for a smoother run (considering the fact it is not a brand new machine ?) The fan is just one given part or there would be possibly a selection of some super silent fan ? I love when the things are really quiet
Maybe when skipping some Lenovo utilities, the fan activity could be less ?
Thank you for the advice
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04-19-2012 09:26 AM
04-19-2012 11:42 AM
Thank you very much for your advice. I will do it tomorrow. Do you think that replacing HDD with SSD will have a big performance effect even if there is just SATA II (at least it seems so) in T500 ?
04-19-2012 09:14 PM
04-19-2012 10:47 PM
04-19-2012 11:21 PM
There you go.
04-28-2012 04:43 AM
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