[ltp] Questions about T43 type 2687 Thinkpad hardware

max danger linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 19 May 2016 21:32:31 -0500

Based on T43p 2687D5U
1.  2 x 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz SODIMM Memory (faster memory will
run but be throttled back by board--driving the Ferrari at 25mph)
2.  ECC circuitry not available in T4X units: won't run.
3.  OS problem; OS not stated.
4.  To replace OEM Hitachi 80GB or WD320 IDE replacement hard disk
drives?  T4X drive connector is IDE to IDE/SATA converter.
5.  CPU pin layouts do not match.

On 5/18/16, James McCoy <spaceknight2@hotmail.com> wrote:
> 1. What are the fastest SDIMM RAM chips that the T43 can use?
> 2. Would installing ECC (error-checking) SDIMM RAM chips help or hurt
> performance of the T43?
> 3. The T43 sees 3 gig RAM at main boot (BIOS) everytime without problem b=
> the OS only sees 2 gig. Is there anyway to trick/upgrade/override 915GM
> chipset to allow OS to see the same 3 gig that appears on boot?
> 4. Has anyone heard about (or have experience) using SDHC/SDXC cards with=
> .5 inch IDE adapter as less expensive alternative to SSD? I have learned
> that SDHC cards have read speeds up to 95 meg/sec and write speeds about =
> meg / sec. That seems better perfomance than even 7200 rpm IDE hard drive=
> 5. Would installing AMD CPU (lower power requirements) be possible in the
> T43?
> =E2=80=9CAll that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men d=
o nothing.=E2=80=9D
> Edmund Burke
> James