Author Topic: IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T400  (Read 1209 times)

Richard Crowley

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IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T400
« on: May 09, 2017, 04:55:32 am »
Lenovo Thinkpad T400 tested and working hardware Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (“Intel Penryn” 6 MiB L3 cache) at 2.40 GHz
Audio: CX20585 HDA Intel (UniAud driver) tested svn 4349
Video :  ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 w/ 256MB (hybrid switching) (SNAP 3.1 driver)
screen: 1400 x 900 WXGA+  LED backlit (FRU 42T0729)
USB: Intel 82801G (ICH7) USB UHCI/EHCD controller (IBM OS/2 USB 1.1/2.0 stack (basic/msd/mouse/keyb) 12/21/05 - v10.162)
Network: 82567LF Network Adapter (E1000E.MAC driver)
Wireless Network: Intel PRO/wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (GenMAC ver 2.1 driver)
Wireless Bluetooth: 2.0 (not tested)
Infrared Adapter: none
Storage Controller: IDE_0 xATA Controller ICH7 (DANIS506/OS2DASD driver)
chipset: Nehalem  i686
memory: 4G (3023G usable)

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What did not work (to do list):
1024x900 maximum resolution with Panorama driver (device capable of 1440x900).
Fingerprint reader not functional.
USB flash storage not ejecting properly. Gives message: "Forced Removal -- Possible data loss"
Wireless Bluetooth 2.0
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Performance:
Boot time: 33 seconds
mem: 3034 GB
CPU load on idle: 1%
User load on idle: 0.5%
Load on installing Openoffice 3.2 (WarpIN): 63%
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo with Penryn-3M on Nehalem board


My review:
At Home: perfect :)
At work: needs a workaround to use with newest server equipment.
This laptop weighs 5 pounds but will rest nicely on a rack wall mount or cabinet. For the Tower configuration, I would place it on a sturdy table above the server unit (placing the tower in a well ventilated space).
The mid-2008 Thinkpad T400 is an ideal computer for Warp Server for eBusiness  and eComstation. It is a good choice for those who need a tool to monitor servers that use  Penryn-WM and Wolfdale-DP class 45nm microprocessors. The relatively long wavelength places some limitations on its usage with today’s high-end devices with 14nm technology but there are workarounds. As a basic maintenance and monitoring tool, the T400 is easy and effective. In addition, the low price makes it a very good device for home or small office use. There are many available to buy used and refurbished. As an everyday laptop, I feel it is a bit too heavy at 5 pounds. The battery protrudes from the rear of the chassis The use of plastic parts makes it feel flimsy, but it is in fact, very durable. I am using CAT 5 cables with a 100Mbips powered ethernet
« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 05:06:03 pm by Richard Crowley »



Dave Yeo

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Re: My review of the IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T400
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 07:02:42 am »
Did you try forcing the video resolution with Panoutil.exe?

Greggory Shaw

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Re: My review of the IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T400
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 07:20:14 pm »
Did you try forcing the video resolution with Panoutil.exe?

Changed to the SNAP driver. Having better results now.
 
I was able to get a resolution of 1280x800 with SNAP (and this is a little better). Windows 10 Home also struggled with getting the 1440x900 resolution. So I was expecting something.

Have you tried to add custom resolutions with SNAP ?

It's in the Readme file (don't remember but something like):

Gamode add 1440 900 32

Pete

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Re: My review of the IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T400
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 11:35:10 pm »
Hi Richard

I know next to nothing about Lenovo laptops so thought I'd try and find specs to see why SNAP and Panaroma both fail to work at 1440x900.

This page may have the answer https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/pd005598

Seems there are 2 screen options: 1280x800 and 1440x900

Could your laptop have the 1280x800 screen? - seems to fit in with what worked with SNAP.

If the screen is 1440x900 open a command line window in [BootDrive]:\SNAP to run gamode and add the correct mode.


Regards

Pete

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Re: My review of the IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T400
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 03:15:21 am »

It's in the Readme file (don't remember but something like):

Gamode add 1440 900 32

README file

As Pete said, if not !280x800:

Readme, read it.

[BootDrive]:\SNAP

Gamode add 1440 900 32

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Re: My review of the IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T400
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 08:11:38 am »
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Enter Custom Refresh Rate:  32
I never would test any refresh rate other than 60Hz with LCDs. If 60Hz does not work no other refresh rate will work anyway.

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Re: My review of the IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T400
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 02:22:19 pm »

Readme, read it.
[BootDrive]:\SNAP

Gamode add 1440 900 32

Gives: Failed to add mode 1440 x 900 x 32!
I did try some new ones that were between the ranges of 640x480x32 and 1280x800x32 and they worked well. Updated hardware and FRU numbers.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 04:02:20 pm by Richard Crowley »