Second-hand thinkpad x301 owner's thread.

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Bronsky, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. johnmcdonnell

    johnmcdonnell Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is ThrottleStop running? Try removing ThrottleStop entirely, restart and then check the CPU speed with a utility like CPU-Z. I believe the U9400 should top out at 1400 MHz when the multiplier isn't being manipulated.
     
  2. shawross

    shawross Newbie

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    If you have Throttle Stop installed you can set the multiplier to 7 which will limit the CPU to 1400 MHZ.

    I use Throttle Stop and undervolt my U9400 to VID .8875 and it runs cool.

    IDA only works if you have minimum and maximum CPU speeds set to 100% through your power manager.
     
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    dedista Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi Everybody!

    I made the pinmod on the motherboard with rotating the resistor. The frequency with my su9400 is now 1.86GHz. The problem is, that my windows is not booting up. Fails with blue screen. What should I do?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  4. shawross

    shawross Newbie

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    How did you go with this? Maybe your memory is causing it to fail to boot.
     
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  6. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    I seem to recall people having trouble, more than usual, with third party batteries on the X301. In my experience, you're usually better off buying a larger main battery if that's an option. Bay batteries are small and always discharge first, so they tend to wear really fast. I had an OEM Lenovo battery for my R60 and I think it was at 50% capacity in six months.
     
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    jra166 Notebook Enthusiast

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    BattDepot bay batteries seem to be working just fine. The Bay battery discharged first and then it went immediately to the regular battery. No strange behavior, or delayed percentage drops.
     
  8. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    Good to hear that. The aftermarket bay batteries did not do this before,. Only the OEM bay batteries discharged in sequence. Glad to hear that this issue is resolved. I haven't used my old X301 for years. It's still soldering on in my family though.
     
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