ThinkPad 3.0GHz: can anybody verify?
kline at thought.org
Thu Sep 4 18:03:41 UTC 2008
On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 07:18:13PM -0700, Kurt Buff wrote:
> I got a Thinkpad T61 back in May/June that had 4gig factory-installed.
> Dual core, but only 2.2GHz - I could've gotten a faster proc, but I
> wasn't willing to pay the price. I did splurge on a 120gbyte 7200rpm
> drive, though. Came with SUSE on it, too, but I've got it dual booting
> with FreeBSD 7 amd64. Works great, except that the native FireFox and
> all other web browsers I've tried crash (no core, nothing, it just
> Haven't had the time to pursue that one very much, though I've asked
> on this list a few times.
Dumb-question-dept:: is the "dual-core 2.2GHz == 4.4GHz" single
processor? I just bought my daughter a MacBook dual-core 2.4 and
have been wondering. --Also, time to get her hooked on Unix:)
I'm not sure what model these 3.0GHz is; but IBM cheaped out on
the memory (256-512M) and they're all 40-60G max drive. So just
wondering how far these used laptops can go. Since I'll be
running 7.1 or Ubuntu, no need for **super** fast.
You browsers crashes are curious. FF-2 crashed consistantly here
on my Dell, 7.0. The others: no problem. FF3 seems to work fine
except that I'm having troublr with flash. (I've tried both
native anf the linux-fixefox. same thing. gdb cannot grok the
core dumps, so rather than waste time, I just KVM over to my
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 6:53 PM, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> 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.
> > Any fellow TP-people onlist who know if my friend is right?
> > --
> > Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
> > http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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