Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/13
Whereas Windows 7 was really fast, Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad W701 is very slow in an erratic way.
Need to check out this:
Windows 8.1 proves to be extremely slow on their computers, with Microsoft yet to address the problem with a workaround or a patch.
According to some posts on Microsoft’s Community forums, this is mostly happening on Lenovo laptops and the fastest way to deal with performance issues is to uninstall the “Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework” from the device manager.
In addition, you need to access the BIOS menu and in the “Configuration” screen, make sure you disable the DPIF option to turn it off completely until Microsoft comes up with a fully-working fix.
via: How to Fix Windows 8.1 Slow Performance Issues.
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Posted by jpluimers 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 jpluimers 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 jpluimers 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 jpluimers 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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