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ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-10, 15:33 PM

Has anyone Updated there BIOS from Lenovo ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

If so what was the result?

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Re: ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-16, 19:43 PM

Manuel_A,

 

I successfully updated the BIOS on my W700 from the link you referenced.  So far, I have not noticed any adverse effects.

 

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Re: ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-17, 3:18 AM

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Manuel_A,

 

I successfully updated the BIOS on my W700 from the link you referenced.  So far, I have not noticed any adverse effects.

 

Regards

 


What operating system do you have?

Do have the Intel Core 2 Quad Core Extreme Processor QX9300 (2.53GHz 1066MHz 12MBL2) 

Have you updated all your drivers from Downloads and Drivers Page .

 

What are the rest of your W700 specifications.

 

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Re: ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-17, 3:57 AM

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Re: ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-19, 17:15 PM

Here are my system specs:

WUXGA LCD, Q9300, RAID 1, XPP SP2, 4GB RAM, Quadro FX 3700M, Integrated Camera, Digitizer, XRite Color Calibrator

 

Most drivers are up-to-date.  I typically update drivers as I need to test them....or if a significant enhancement/fix is included.


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Re: ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-19, 20:40 PM

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Here are my system specs:

WUXGA LCD, Q9300, RAID 1, XPP SP2, 4GB RAM, Quadro FX 3700M, Integrated Camera, Digitizer, XRite Color Calibrator

 

Most drivers are up-to-date.  I typically update drivers as I need to test them....or if a significant enhancement/fix is included.


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That is pritty much the consensus with the driver on the W700.

 

How did your W700 operate out of the box?

 

Have you done a clean install of Windows XP?

 

I hope you don't mind the questions; I am chopping at the bit waiting for my new W700.

The waiting is killing me. lol  :smileyhappy:  ships on 01/22/09

 

what do you love about your W700, and what do you hate about your W700?

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-19, 23:56 PM

Don't mind the questions at all....

 

Overall, I really like this system (and not just because I work here....).

 

Out of the box the system worked great.  I downgraded to XPP from VB using a preloaded image...so I have not tested our recovery media yet.  No problems with RAID either.

 

What I like:

-Performance, performance, performance - really fast...I know this system is aimed at photo editing, but it is a really good gamer.  I have tested games such as CoD4, UT3, Far Cry, BF2, and Quake Wars all at full res and the system does not even blink...flawless play....faster than my gaming desktop.

-1 GB of dedicated VRAM! (no borrowing of system memory)

-400 nit 17" panel with color calibration, dual Think lights, and Integrated Camera

-Quiet and cool

-Numeric keypad

-RAID

-Memory access on bottom of system

 

What I don't like:

-No WWAN option

-Size and weight - housing that LCD and all the rest of the goodies takes space....not a big deal if it will spend most of the time on your desk, but from a portability standpoint, I can't fit it in my bag!  But still better than trying to carry a ThinkStation around!

-TouchPad - I'm a TrackPoint man all the way...at least the TouchPad can be disabled.

 

In my humble opinion, the pros way outnumber the cons.  So far, I've really enjoyed using the system.

 

Hope this helps

 

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Re: ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-20, 0:48 AM

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Don't mind the questions at all....

 

Overall, I really like this system (and not just because I work here....).

 

Out of the box the system worked great.  I downgraded to XPP from VB using a preloaded image...so I have not tested our recovery media yet.  No problems with RAID either.

 

What I like:

-Performance, performance, performance - really fast...I know this system is aimed at photo editing, but it is a really good gamer.  I have tested games such as CoD4, UT3, Far Cry, BF2, and Quake Wars all at full res and the system does not even blink...flawless play....faster than my gaming desktop.

-1 GB of dedicated VRAM! (no borrowing of system memory)

-400 nit 17" panel with color calibration, dual Think lights, and Integrated Camera

-Quiet and cool

-Numeric keypad

-RAID

-Memory access on bottom of system

 

What I don't like:

-No WWAN option

-Size and weight - housing that LCD and all the rest of the goodies takes space....not a big deal if it will spend most of the time on your desk, but from a portability standpoint, I can't fit it in my bag!  But still better than trying to carry a ThinkStation around!

-TouchPad - I'm a TrackPoint man all the way...at least the TouchPad can be disabled.

 

In my humble opinion, the pros way outnumber the cons.  So far, I've really enjoyed using the system.

 

Hope this helps

 


lol that’s right performance and stability is what I am looking for.

The sheer power the W700 is what is need for AutoCAD & SolidWorks etc…

 

Are you using WiFi Link 5300 if so how is it working out for you?

 

And have you used the W700 mini dock,

have you used the display ports on it,

if you have what was the result?  good or bad

 

 

Out of the box were the drivers up-to-date?

 

Speaking of memory have you upgrade to 8GB

I was looking at 8GB 204 pin DDR3 kit from Crucial 

 

The case for my 17” hp dv8000 custom Notebook I used a Targus case.

 

I was looking at the Targus Black top Deluxe Notebook case CKT500

The specifications for the Device Compatibly are 16.5” X 12.25” X 2.25”

 

Do you think the W700 will fit in the case

 

Message Edited by Manuel_A on 01-19-2009 05:35 PM
Message Edited by Manuel_A on 01-20-2009 07:08 AM
Message Edited by Manuel_A on 01-20-2009 07:15 AM
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Re: ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-21, 16:38 PM

Yes...I am using the Intel 5300 WLAN adapter in conjuction with Access Connections 5.01 and am not having any troubles.

 

I have used the W700 in the Port Replicator, however I have not tested the DisplayPort or the S/PDIF connections....I personally don't have a monitor with DisplayPort.  But no problems with it.  The important thing to remember is that this device is not a docking station...no docking profile is setup in the OS.

 

Since I received my W700 long before it starting shipping, most drivers had yet to be finalized....so I have upgraded as new versions have been released.

 

I have not upgraded the memory since I am using a 32-bit version of XP.

 

The Targus bag you selected appears to be big enough....if not, my experience is they have a good return policy.

 

Regards

 

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Re: ThinkPad W700 BIOS Update

2009-01-22, 19:11 PM

Update 

 

My new W700 and Mini dock arrive today, UPS said sometime today between 9am & 7pm

Question should I create the recovery discs previous to Updating Vista, and
Lenovo's systems as well as Intel drivers, and before going online?

Speaking of going online should I use Lenove's wireless setup or Intel's wireless Pro setup?

I have the new LINKSYS WRT610N Now with that being said, there will be a clash between Intel and Linksys wireless Systems.

What will be the best solution, and how should I set this up correctly?

 

Update:  :smileyvery-happy:

 

My W700 And mini dock have arrived I will let my W700 set at room temperature for

about two hours then where off and running     

 

Message Edited by Manuel_A on 01-22-2009 11:38 AM
Message Edited by Manuel_A on 01-22-2009 11:42 AM
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