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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-09, 4:03 AM
@18bravo,

TrackPad issue? upgraded to UltraNav driver to 15.3.8.0 yet?

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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-09, 7:56 AM

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TrackPad issue? upgraded to UltraNav driver to 15.3.8.0 yet?

Hi JameZ, yes I have the 15.3.8.0 drivers. The problem is that I normally rest my thumb on the left button. With this "one piece" track pad design, it makes using it impossible because it randomly thinks I'm doing a multi-touch gesture so I get random zooms, pointer jumps, etc. The two finger scrolling, flat out, doesn't work. I've tried various finger spacing and it's consistantly inconsistant to put it nicely. Doing a one finger "edge" scroll gives me the same results and forget about doing a horizontal edge scroll. I would have to say that this trackpad is THE worst trackpad I've EVER used (and I used a LOT of them from various manufacturers since they were introduced). Everything time I think it's me, I go back to my X301, T60p, T60, T43, T42, etc., etc. (basically all the Thinkpads I still own) and they all work exactly as expected. I'd like 5 minutes with the engineer/designer of that trackpad in a locked, windowless room...that's how much I hate this trackpad. Is there ANY, I mean ANY possible way I can just get a NORMAL two-button trackpad replacement? I don't see the need for this one-piece design...it's design just for design sakes (or a Mac ripoff)...Thinkpads are supposed to be about FUNCTIONALITY....leave the hipster "bling" to Apple.....

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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-09, 10:02 AM

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Forgot to add, I installed the Intel HD 2462 driver that Bender posted and indeed, my FPS went up. Playability definitely got better! So far, no issues. I've tried Photoshop, various games and just normal windows browsing (about 40 tabs in 3 windows on Firefox 5 with Flash, Silverlight [Netflix], all running...) THANKS BENDER!!  

you are welcome ^_^
i'm glad that you got some performance boost

 

I reran WEI and my scores for graphics haven't changed but interestingly my WEI Memory score went from 5.6 to 5.9. I should be getting my my 2nd 4gb SODIMM in today so I'll re-rerun WEI once I install that and see if I get a little more of a increase. 

 


 with 2nd SODIMM you will get some nice performance jump in WEI especially for CPU and memory marks.
But be warned with dual channel mode CPU is more busy and strongly affected with throttling issue. If you have 90W adapter use it after install 2nd SODIMM.

 

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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-09, 11:52 AM
@18bravo: There's a discussion of trackpad/touchpad usage here or at notebookreview.com (can't remember which). There is discussion of using the synaptics drivers and of significant improvement. May or may not help you...
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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-09, 14:10 PM

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I gotta say, so far, I'm happy with the X220 except for the Trackpad...although I really do so wish they would have stuffed these internals (and a higher resolution IPS display into a X301...I really miss having that DVD drive/burner)

Panasonic UJ-890ASo why not the T420s?

 

I find I use an optical drive less and less often, and it's nice not to always carry around the extra bulk and weight, but when I do need one for the X220, I use a slim external Panasonic UJ-890A. If you want to burn Blu-ray, the Panasonic UJ-240 fits in the same slim case.

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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-09, 14:24 PM

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TrackPad issue? upgraded to UltraNav driver to 15.3.8.0 yet?

Hi JameZ, yes I have the 15.3.8.0 drivers. The problem is that I normally rest my thumb on the left button. With this "one piece" track pad design, it makes using it impossible because it randomly thinks I'm doing a multi-touch gesture so I get random zooms, pointer jumps, etc. The two finger scrolling, flat out, doesn't work. I've tried various finger spacing and it's consistantly inconsistant to put it nicely. Doing a one finger "edge" scroll gives me the same results and forget about doing a horizontal edge scroll. [SNIP]


I personally prefer the TrackPoint to any TouchPad, but the TouchPad on the X220 works well for me. Have you tried adjusting TouchPad Settings? There are a wealth of configuration options, including Sensitivity of many gestures, and Smart Check can help to avoid accidental gestures.

 

TouchPad properties

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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-09, 15:45 PM
18bravo: if you're having scrolling issues, try taking a look at TwoFingerScroll: http://code.google.com/p/two-finger-scroll/
Someone on the NotebookReview forums mentioned it and I started using it. I find it to be MUCH more reliable than either the Lenovo or Synaptics drivers.
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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-09, 18:53 PM

Sorry guys for driving this thread off topic..I just wanted to make a few quick replies and then maybe any additional comments should be sent via PM to keep the thread clean unless the admits don't mind..In which case I don't mind continuing to talk about the X220 beyond the throttling issue.

 

I have heard of the Synaptic drivers and I will try them. Two finger scroll doesn't work "well" to put it lightly..Trust me, I tried. I've also played with all the settings and while they work ok while adjusting the settings (in the "try out" areas), in reality, it doesn't work nearly as well.

 

I didn't get a T-series because I need it to be extra small and powerful. I do multi-month/multi-country backpack traveling occassionally and every ounce counts. So a extra inch here, and inch there adds to my already heavy pack load. I have even considered running Bootcamp/Win7 on the new i5 Macbook Airs (I don't care for OSX even though I'm a former Mac guy) since the Air not having a optical drive is no longer a disadvantage (compared to the X220) and the Air is ridiculously small. I also already have a small optical drive but again, it's one of those things that I may not want to pack because I'd rather have something else in my pack. With my X301, it was all built-in and tidy. No extra cables, etc.

 

I use a standard brick 90W PS at home/work and my travel PS is the newer/smaller 90W travel PS so the 2nd SODIMM should be no problem. Hopefully, Lenovo will have a fix out soon and we can put this "problem that never should have been" to rest.

 

UPDATE: So I finally received my RAM...got a killer deal, 2x 4GB (8GB) Mushkin PC3-10666 for $33.50 shipped! (Newegg Shellshocker deal...finally something other than a cheap wristwatch or a shaver) and re-ran WEI. This time, my RAM score was 7.5. Definitely worth the $33.50 and now I have a spare 4GB PC3-10666 SODIMM to boot.

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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-18, 11:29 AM

nothing new on the BIOS/EFI front?

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Re: X220 CPU throttling problem

2011-08-18, 20:25 PM

They're in testing and expect something out at the end of the month I believe.

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