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by Sharedoc
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

AWUSH036H WLAN USB antenna does not seem to work with Ubuntu on my TP600E. It detects the antenna and AP but no data is going in/out.

The same antenna works fine with Windows XP in the same machine.
by Sharedoc
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

KingSpec CF lost MBR again after switching power off. Had to reinstall Ubuntu.

Both time MBR loss was when I switched power off from mains 240Vac. From this on I will switch from laptop power slider switch. If MBR loss takes place then there is problem with KingSpec CF...
by Sharedoc
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

KingSpec 600x 16GB CF lost master boot record propably because of switching off power too quick when shutting down from Ubuntu.
Ubuntu does not close down properly in 600E, you have to close it from power-switch.

Have to follow does this happen again.

Had to resintall Ubuntu.
by Sharedoc
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Received KingSpec 16GB 600X CF card. Does not allow XP install (which is a big disappointment) Allows Ubuntu 10.04LTS install Feels a bit quicker than running Ubuntu from Kingston 8GB CF. sharedoc@sharedoc-600E:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 284 MB in 2.01 seconds = 141.5...
by Sharedoc
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Ordered superfast (600x) 16GB CompactFlash module from China.
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0458547217

Will be interesting to see how fast TP600E CF-disk write/read access is and whether it allows XP to install or not.
by Sharedoc
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

With help from Ripa Rapa I managed to get DeepSleep utility to get installed in Ubuntu 10.04LTS. sharedoc@sharedoc-CF:~$ x86info -mhz x86info v1.17. Dave Jones 2001-2005 Feedback to <davej@redhat.com>. Found 1 CPU -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Found unkno...
by Sharedoc
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Home server avarage power consumption is 4W over period of 8 days. It includes TP600E, Huawei E220 3G modem and Devolo USB Powerline network adapter.

I am studying now to include alternative Internet connection to the home server via USB WLAN network adapter.
by Sharedoc
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Getting SpeedStep mod to work with Ubuntu 10.04LTS has turned out very difficult to do. Grub method does not install because Ubuntu has turned to Grub2. W. Marcus Millers DeepSleep utility Linux code points to wrong kernel place. I don't have sufficent Linux knowhow and time to fix either of these. ...
by Sharedoc
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Lowered Vio -> 3.03V by motherboard regulator (Maxim voltage regulator pin 3 resistors 10kohm / 39kohm)

Testing stability with PIII 750@650MHz, Vcore = 1.56V.

Once I get XP installed with VMware Player 3, I hope I can set SpeedStep with W Marcus Miller's SpeedStep utility and run @810MHz.
by Sharedoc
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

I have detected instability problems with my second TP600E PIII 700@756Mhz (108MHz FSB) when there is a card in the PCMCIA slot. I suspect that BX system chip on the processor MMC2-module gets overheated if there is a card in the PCMCIA slot. Propably BX chip is driving directly PCMCIA slot without ...
by Sharedoc
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Measured over period of 60hours power consumption of TP600 based home server is 50Wh, so avarage consumption is 0.83W. Most of the time server is idling and this explains why consumption in much less than 3W under heavy traffic. For the next measurement period I disabled all non-used devices such as...
by Sharedoc
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Experimenting with VMware player to install and run XP in virtual machine on 2GB USB stick running on Ubuntu on 8GB Kinston CF.
by Sharedoc
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Home server based on Windows XP SP2 on TP600E P3 450@300MHz, 0.90Vcore, 3.12Vio 256MB RAM 4GB Transcend CF is now up and running. To reduce writes to CF disk, I disabled swap, disabled indexing and compressed files. Power consumption around 3W on full internet traffic. My power meter in not accurate...
by Sharedoc
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Installed XP on Transcend 4GB 133X CF. Installation took 5 hours on TP600E @ 600MHz (L2 cache off).

It seems that TP600E is really slow in running on Transcend CF.
by Sharedoc
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update
Replies: 1082
Views: 556870

Re: IBM Thinkpad 600E bios mod for processor update

Just for comparison same values using IBM 12GB 2.5" ATA disk DARA 212000 sharedoc@sharedoc-backoffice:~$ sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda [sudo] password for sharedoc: /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 246 MB in 2.01 seconds = 122.26 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 38 MB in 3.04 seconds = 12.50 MB/sec share...