Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/04/11
Earlier this week, I posted abut ThinkPad W701: Win7 Ultimate x64 suddenly only saw 8GB RAM of 16GB (via: [H]ard|Forum).
One of the search results in my query indicated it would be possible to put 32GB in it.
That’s nice, as the official Lenovo ThinkPad W701 specs and Lenovo ThinkPad W701 2500 Overview & Specs – Laptops – CNET Reviews indicate it should max out with 16GB.
This Google search returns lots of results indicating people actually run it with 32GB RAM using 4x8GB memory modules:
ThinkPad W701 32GB RAM
via: ThinkPad W701 32GB RAM – Google Search.
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/04/10
This recently happened to me, but not sure when it started:
My ThinkPad W701 had 16GB of RAM, and everything worked fine for about 2 years, but now the BIOS and Windows only saw 8GB of it.
The odd thing: SpeedFan would see 4 memory modules of 4 gigabyte each for a total of 16 gigabyte.
This solution helped:
the easiest (and most embarrassing) fix worked – just took out the new RAM sticks and re-seated them into different sockets instantly fixed the problem.
The steps I followed: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2012/09/30
Last week this was in HDD news:
I asked it before 6 months ago, and wonder: how long will it take for 12.5 mm 2.5 inch SATA HDDs to arrive on the market that have 1.5 TB or more capacity?
Yes, I know about the WD20NPVT, but the WD20NPVT is 2.5 inch and 15 mm high.
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2012/03/09
Since about 9 months, 2.5 inch notebook drives ship that have 500 gigabyte platters.
With that technology, these drives ship:
they easily could manufacture these configurations:
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2012/02/27
Dang this won’t work:
The ThinkPad W700/W701 DisplayPort is a DisplayPort-only source, not a Dual-Mode source, and thus cannot support the DisplayPort adapter cables.
See also this PDF:
ThinkPad W701, W701ds Multiple Monitor Configurations
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** DisplayPort to Single-Link DVI (45J7915) or VGA (57Y4393) monitor cables are not supported on the W701 DisplayPort
via: DisplayPort Adapter Cables 45J7915, 57Y4393 Compatibility – ThinkPad W700/W701.
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