ThinkPad 3.0GHz: can anybody verify?

Gary Kline kline at
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
> disappears) on the javascript on a lot of web sites, including gmail.
> 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
	Ubuntu system.)


> Kurt
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 6:53 PM, Gary Kline <kline at> 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  Public Service Unix
> >

 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix

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