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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2014-02-16, 13:01 PM

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I read somewhere that T60 14 inch model's motherboard is compatible with T61 14 inch (T61 7665-13Q)

 

Should i proceed to purchase this motherboard for my dead T61

http://geb.ebay.in/g/ImportHubViewItem?itemid=181326028855&IBM-LENOVO-THINKPAD-T60-T60P-128MB-MOTHERBOARD-41W1456-42T0163-42T0296-44C3971

 

 

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No, it won't fit. You need a widescreen board, but even if your T61 wasn't a widescreen, you'd have to modify the frame, remove the modem, change the PC card assembly, cpu support bracket, CPU and wire harness in order to use a T60 board.

 

What you ideally want is an August 2008 nVidia board or an Intel board, but I wouldn't source one on ebay if you have a choice.

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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2014-02-16, 13:20 PM

Thank you for the inputs .

 

I have spent heavy amount for 9 cell battery when system was working fine . And now the battery is a waste if i do not revive the mobo !!!! or buy refurbished laptop again (not knowing how much would be its life span)

 

 

this intel board was offered by seller - http://www.ebay.in/itm/LENOVA-THINKPAD-T61-MOTHER-BOARD-/181319173567?pt=IN_Laptop_Desktop_Accessories&hash=item2a377705bf&_uhb=1#ht_521wt_1141

 

Is it worth giving a try . Right now there is no other way to buy a new mobo for T61 in india . 

 

 

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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2014-02-16, 16:18 PM

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Thank you for the inputs .

 

I have spent heavy amount for 9 cell battery when system was working fine . And now the battery is a waste if i do not revive the mobo !!!! or buy refurbished laptop again (not knowing how much would be its life span)

 

 

this intel board was offered by seller - http://www.ebay.in/itm/LENOVA-THINKPAD-T61-MOTHER-BOARD-/181319173567?pt=IN_Laptop_Desktop_Accessories&hash=item2a377705bf&_uhb=1#ht_521wt_1141

 

Is it worth giving a try . Right now there is no other way to buy a new mobo for T61 in india . 

 

 

Thanks 


That is also not the correct motherboard. There is no information about exactly what board they are offering, but the photo is not the correct one for your model and it also doesn't specify that it is an Intel board, only that it has the 965 chipset which they all use. There is also no distinction if it is a Merom or Penryn capable board. There are three different size T61 boards, three different graphic systems (four if you consider the good vs bad gpu), and two different generations of cpu support. You really need to properly identify what you have and what you are getting. I don't know of any sources in India, but shipping a board to India wouldn't be a problem. In order to determine exactly what you need I'll need your full model, serial and date code from the bottom label. The product ID number (if present) and the CPU chip model would also be helpful. You'd need to send this info in a private message because forum rules don't allow posting serial numbers in public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2014-03-26, 14:16 PM
I'm expecting T8100 which is currently on my way, but I've also got an offer for T9500 ES (Q9WW, C0) for about $26. Did anyone test this processor on T61 and confirm that everything is ok with this revision and stepping (I mean for stability and heat dissipation)?

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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2014-03-27, 4:14 AM

carpediem90 wrote:T9500 ES.... Did anyone test this processor on T61 and confirm that everything is ok with this revision and stepping (I mean for stability and heat dissipation)?

The "ES" means it's an Engineering Sample. It could be an early attempt at getting the T9500 stable or it could be the final revison, or it's even possible it was a failed design that was aborted...  there really is no way to know for sure. The ES chips were never sold. You may get lucky and find a good one, or it could just be a waste of time. 

 

If you want a proper T9500 look for SLAYX, however be careful because many of these chips were the target of overclockers who like to run them way past the design limits. Sourcing the fastest chip in a series is risky and I generally only get them from corporate laptops that I know have never been abused. 

 

You don't want to get a chip that's been severely overheated in an attempt to get a screenshot of it running while overclocked. I think you'll probably like the T8100 very much assuming you have a motherboard that supports Penryn chips, if not you'll get a thermal sensing error on boot which can be disabled with a modified bios, but only a penryn motherboard will properly read the penryn's digital temp sensor.

 

Good Luck with your cpu swaps.

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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2014-03-28, 0:08 AM

Thanks for your respond TuuS :)

 

Yeah, I know about ES samples, because I owned a few, but for desktops. Anyway, the offered price was for 20 unit each and I don't want to bother with that. That stepping was interesting, becasue the next stepping was made for retail.

 

I'll just swap my current T7300 with T8100 and undervolt it :)


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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2014-03-28, 1:12 AM

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 swap my current T7300 with T8100 and undervolt it :)


I think you'll like the t8100, it's one of my favorite cpu chips. It's not only very affordable, but is also one of the most efficient and coolest running of the Core2 line. The T8100 is perhaps the most underrated cpu chip. Although most benchmark tests rate chips simply by the number of ops it can perform which doesn't tell you anything that you can see by comparing the clock speed, but if you look at tests that compare chips in actual working conditions you'll see that the T8100 (2.1ghz) performs better than faster merom chips like the T7600 (2.33ghz) or T7500 (2.2ghz) and only marginally slower than the T7700, however the real difference can only be seen under extreme usage in a hostile environment where the hotter running Merom chip is forced into thermal throttling, but the much cooler running Penryn can continue running at full speed. If you consider the parable of the tortoise and the hare, it will make sense why a penryn with a slower clock speed can sometimes outperform a faster Merom. Even with the fastest Merom, T7800 (2.6ghz) in extreme use in a hostile environment will be throttled down to about 0.8ghz when a carefully setup T8100 could continue running at 2.1ghz or 2.3ghz with dual IDA mode enabled. There is also the virtually identical T8300 chip that is built on the same penryn die but with a 2.4ghz clock speed. This chip offers a nice balance of performance with the faster clock speed, while retaining the same benefits of the much smaller penryn die that it shares with the T8100.

 

These chips offer the best balance of performance, efficiency and power consumption, but for all-out performance you'd want to consider their bigger brothers, the T9300 and T9500 with the SLAYY and SLAYX sspec codes.

 

 

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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2014-09-04, 2:14 AM

new to this but how can I get info from you in PM

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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2014-09-04, 2:50 AM

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new to this but how can I get info from you in PM


got your message and will reply in the am

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Re: T61 Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M.. garbled display problem!

2015-11-23, 5:35 AM

Hi there,

 

I apologize for bumping an old thread but I wanted to talk about this issue as well. I am also getting some funky display problem relating to the Nvidia graphics card for my T61 laptop. It may be the hardware because it happens even during the BIOS screen sometimes. I have also found out that if I install the right Nvidia drivers, the computer will freeze when loading Windows. I am not sure why or how this problem came to be but I want to fix it badly. Hopefully someone here may know the solution? I have connected an extenral monitor and still no good. 

I get random colors and display is garbled when I boot into Windows everytime and unfortunately there is no integrated Intel graphics to use but only this graphics so I'm left with either fixing this. Does anyone know what I should do or know the answer to my problem? 

 

I mean the computer is somewhat usable if I use an external monitor since the display is not as garbled as when I use the internal LCD display on the laptop.

 

I have provided link to images of my display.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xq3jj78vq471y56/AACwIYxl8pFbRN3kxW-VB25ca?dl=0

 

Thank you so much!

 

Edit: I have read the solutions and I guess since I am not under warranty anymore. I was wondering if anyone could kindly tell me how I can try this "cooling" method to help alleviate my problem. I guess I'll need to make sure the GPU is  cooled well enough to the point where it will display properly? Thanks,.

 

2nd Edit: So far, I see that a possible fix is to bake the motherboard or do a solder reflow of the graphics card chip on the motherboard, is that correct? 

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