[ltp] X60s 4 GB RAM PAE only 3 recognized (64 Bit)
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:30:06 +0100
>> "Paul" == Paul Seelig <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 11/14/2014 09:12 AM, Uwe Brauer wrote:
>> Thanks for pointing this out. I must say the switch from 2.5 to 3 did
>> not cause any notable performance burst, however I replaced my HDD by a
>> SSD and this was a big performance improvement.
> In most cases, adding a SSD is the best performance measure one can
> apply to a given machine, as even the fastest HDD is usually still the
> worst bottleneck. Once i tried my first SSD, i was completely hooked.
> Now all my machines are using SSD's as their main drive, while the
> former HDD's are used only for storage and backup purposes.
I presume that you do this with a external USB adapter? I thought to do
the same, but given that the prices for USB stick are dropping
dramatically I am not sure whether it is worth the effort.
> Once you get used to it, it becomes pretty easy to disassemble and
> reassemble a Thinkpadin order to replace a mainboard. Thanks to the very
> detailed hardware maintenance manuals (HMM) provided by Lenovo for their
> Thinkpads, and also for specific user provided Frankenpad guides, it is
> in fact just a matter of reading comprehension and just doing it.
Is this somehow connected to certain BIOS upgrade for getting
performance bursts? Like the one described in
> There even has grown a small crafts industry of people creating such
> Frankenpads from older Thinkpads, but with a much better feature set
> than those originally sold by Lenovo. Some even do this for a living.
Hm some weeks ago I wanted to buy a X1, since it looked like a very
attractive mixture between lightweight+13 inch screen+ssd, but to my
*horror* I found out that Lenovo had the brain-damaged idea to change
the keyboard. :'(
I don't mean that they changed the typing mechanism or the size of the
keys, no I mean the distribution is changed dramatically, important keys
Since I am a touch typist using the same keyboard for the last 15 years,
this is as close to disaster as it gets.
I don't think there is any hope that Lenovo will see reason and will
offer, at least, a Thinkpad with the classical keyboard. So I might be
forced to buy in the future second hand models and if high tuned even
better, so I might come back to you..... :-D