ThinkPad 3.0GHz: can anybody verify?
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Fri Sep 5 06:09:17 UTC 2008
On Thu, 04 Sep 2008 14:48:06 -0400 Steve Bertrand <steve at ibctech.ca> wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 11:00:19PM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> >> Gary Kline wrote:
> >>> Folks,
> >>> I'm looking at a 3GHz ThinkPad w/out any OS. It's got
> >>> at most 512M memory and only 40G drive. The guy I'm going to
> >>> have upgrade this l'top thinks it will take a 160GB drive easily.
> >>> Also that the RAM might max out at just 2GB.
I had no trouble dropping a 120GB Fujitsu into my T23 recently (was
30GB), so I expect 160GB would be fine, especially in a much later
model. And 2GB is likely plenty for anything but Microsloth Vasta.
Something to consider is what type of RAM it uses, eg the older PC133
144-pin SDRAM I need for my T23 is now very expensive, ~U$70 per 512MB
stick, or around A$100 shipped, where newer RAM is a fraction of that.
> >>> Any fellow TP-people onlist who know if my friend is right?
> >> If you specify the model of the laptop, a quick Google or search on IBM
> >> (Lenovo) website will inform you what the maximum upgrade path on
> >> hardware is on the box.
> > So if this 3GHz was an X-41 or a T-41, there'll be someplace
> > online with the exact specs? Or is there more to the model
> > designation. I have tried to find some specs on upgrade when I
> > had my 600E. Found nothing.
> As an example (T-41):
I've never heard of a uniprocessor Thinkpad running anywhere near 3GHz,
but then there's lots I've never heard of .. but the T41[/p] only goes
to 1.7GHz according to the above URL, so it must be a much later model.
On a quick check, the fastest T43 seems to be a Pentium M 770 @ 2.13GHz.
> In the past, when dealing with business client purchases, what upgrade
> paths I could not find on a website or via documentation, I was always
> able to call up and ask via telephone.
> > GVood point! I'll find what what this guy's quals are. No sense
> > in blowing $400-500 out the window, then going "Oh, S**t!"
Well I certainly wouldn't buy a Thinkpad I didn't have the EXACT model
number of, when that reveals the CPU type/speed, HD and RAM originally
fitted, CD/CDRW/DVD[RW], screen size, video card, wireless etc options.
Maybe you (Gary) could post an URL illustrating one of these machines?
> This could lead me way into off-topic-ness, so I'm going to leave it
> alone ;)
As in, what's the RGB code for Thinkpad Black? :)
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