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10-22-2008

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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 2:35 AM

@foxyshadis:

 

Oh wow! I always wondered why did they actually leave those boxes empty. I suppose I should have looked more careful to the block diagrams!

 

So that just confirms what I said earlier on post 4:

Don’t tell me the max memory bandwidth is driven by the processor (ix-xxxM or ix-xxxQM) type! Cause then I could pop a PC3-10600 RAM type in a T410 and expect it to run at 1333MHz (given if I have upgraded the processor to the QM series already)!?

 

In that case the T410(s)/T510 should also be able to run their RAMs at 1333MHz after installing PC3-10600 memory types and upgrading the CPU to QM series! Right?

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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 2:40 AM

I've seen people do it a couple of times on NotebookForums, pop in a QM and their previously-overkill memory gets faster, though you might want to ask around before spending a lot of money on new memory. Not that there's a very big difference anyway, but hey, bragging rights eh? :p

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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 2:42 AM
you can't upgrade the T410 and T510's CPU to QC, the firmware in the bios should block such a upgrade. The W510's heatsink and fan is also beefier than that of the T410, T510. Lastly, the T410s cpu is physically soldered to the motherboard.
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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 3:03 AM

Oh boy! This forum is really making me wiser on  my decision to buy my next lenovo. I didn't know that the CPU was soldered on the T410s!!! What an essential detail to know for those looking to buy their new thinkpad.

 

@lead_org,

 

Of course you got a total good point on the maximum heat flux capabilities of the T410/T510 cooling systems.

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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 3:12 AM
this is a compiled pictures on some of the thinkpads heatsink/fan/heatpipe layout that was posted by someone on notebookreview.com

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y312/Durazing/Thinkpads/ThinkpadCooling.jpg
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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 3:22 AM

Thanks for the useful picture link! What a big dissapointment that the exact two models we have been talking about (T410s & W510) are not in the compilation. However no worries, there are much better service/maintenance videos available directly from lenovo.

On a slight offtopic note, @lead_org:

You don't happen to have a link to the latest FX1700 fw on a S10 machine? Just to help the excess use of system RAM by the FX1700. I have opened a request to lenovo UK, and it's already taking them 2 days searching for it while I'm on HLD.

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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 3:33 AM

what a coincidence i have S10 with a FX1700 too... although i am using an ATI 4870 in it at the moment.

http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkStation/S10-Quadro-FX-1700-BIOS-Update/m-p/234475

i think the above link should shed some light on your situation. 

 

P.S. i don't think the firmware was released to the general public, so you would still have to get it through Lenovo/IBM. 

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12-27-2009

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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 4:42 AM
Actually, if you configure a W510 with a dual-core processor, I think they put a different motherboard in. You only get two RAM slots with dual-core models but four with quad-core models. Something about dual-cores only supporting two slots and quads four.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 15:22 PM

Have you considered the FullHD display option?

 

It is one of the best around, and I'm talking about contrast, brightness, clarity and color rendition not sheer resolution alone.

 

It is one of the strongest reasons for getting a T510/W510 over any other models or brands.

 

Nap.

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11-19-2010

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Re: T510 vs. W510

2010-11-20, 16:06 PM
What do you all think about the NVIDIA cards?

NVIDIA NVS 3100m Optimus Graphics with 512MB DDR3 Memory on the T510 vs. NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M Graphics with 1GB DDR3 memory on the W510?

Now I am not using this laptop for any work. No CAD, etc.

One can say these laptops are overkill for my needs. But I am so used to my T43p that I don't want to consider any other brand.
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