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02-06-2008

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-02, 18:07 PM
I agree with point three to some degree, not many people are aware of the problem or they ignore it. I had mine for about 4 months and I assumed that it was a driver issue with the graphics card sicne it was a newer model, so I just waited for a few new drivers. I didn't think for a second that it was lenovos issue until I did reshearch. What I don't agree on is that it happens in select or specific games. I think it generally happens in any system intensive game. It happened to me in Unreal 3, Portal (which is dated), Unreal Tournament 2004 (very dated), WoW and a few others. I had mine sent in and they replaced the motherboard, when I got it back I was able to test it with some games and it seemed to be fixed. However I never got to test it after that becuase I had boot issues. I've been sending back to the depot for the past month and each time it comes back in the same state. Thankfully they are going to send it to some other place and do some actual testing on it.
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04-02-2008

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-03, 0:21 AM
i am going to get the p and if there is going to be a huge problem (2dimm is huge!!) i am just going to get a refund.
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03-15-2008

USA

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-03, 2:33 AM
Just keep in mind that Lenovo, unlike Dell, charges a 15% restocking fee.  People have posted about ordering and returning 4 or 5 Dell XPS 1530's until they get the one they like (with the LG screen).  I don't think you can do something like that with Lenovo. 
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02-10-2008

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-03, 3:08 AM
I wish we knew at least what machines were affected(ex: only ones with nvidia cards, only the T61p with 570 Quadro not the 140M etc).  This way people who can afford to wait, can get the T61p but those of us who can't can at least go for a another type of Thinkpad now.  **sigh**
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04-02-2008

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-03, 3:49 AM
but if the computer fail the game does that mean it is no good, i thought they only charge it when you don't like it
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02-04-2008

Canada

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-03, 4:03 AM
No problems here:

T61 - T9300 2.5GHz
NVS140M driving 14" standard aspect 4:3
3GB RAM
Vista32Business / XP / Linux / BSD

Tried all the operating systems under various stress tests, nothing. Machine runs smoothly without any hiccups. Very nice and quick in compiling programs under linux and BSD as well!
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04-02-2008

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-03, 5:40 AM
Alright thanks for updating the infos lol
I was just doing some research online, seems most T61p having game or intensive problems have 32bit sys, at some other discussions there are lots of people with 61bit sys installed then everything seems to work fine, so does anyone know right now is it a hardware issue or a software issue? If its a soft issue i will get the laptop with no hesitation.
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03-03-2008

USA

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-03, 5:58 AM
Lenovo charges the 15% not matter what.  I too thought that if the machine was not functional I could return it without the 15% restocking.  However, when I called I was told that I would have to send it into depot or return it with a 15% restocking fee.  If I sent it into depot and they could not fix it then I could get a full refund.

I called twice and got the same answer both times.  I decided to keep it in hopes that a fix would come out and because I really needed a machine right now for work.

I had 2x1GB dimms.  As a workaround I bought a 2GB stick and am using just that now.  Hopefully when this issue has a fix I can then use the other dimm for 3GB :)

With 2GB in 1 dimm this laptop is great!  I don't think I've had any other major issues.  It even plays games really well with just the 1 dimm in use.
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04-02-2008

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-03, 6:03 AM
thanks buddy, may i ask if you are running 32 or 64? could that be the problem here? lol I pick the onsite one so they are going to have to come over to my house and play around
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03-23-2008

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Re: T61P Graphic problems--random shut down, BSOD, Crash

2008-04-03, 6:51 AM
I have 64 bit Vista Ultimate on my T61P, I still have the problem with 2 dimms, so its not the OS.
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