T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

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  1. holeechow

    holeechow Newbie

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    Do you mind posting your calibration settings for others to try.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Which model T430S do you have? When you say you have discrete graphics, do you mean is has the dual GPU Optimus graphics?
     
  3. hanryy

    hanryy Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am not sure of the exact model number, but when I say I have discrete graphics I mean I have just the one Optimus GPU. the 5200 I believe the number is.
     
  4. wditters

    wditters Notebook Consultant

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    Can you try setting the BIOS to integrated only and disable Optimus and OS detection for Optimus. This setting essetially converts it to an Intel HD4000-only machine. I am curious to see whether the T430s can then still drive 2 external displays.

    When I do this on my T420s optimus on a Series 3 Plus dock, limitiing it to Intel HD3000-only, I lose one of two external DP displays.
     
  5. s1148625

    s1148625 Notebook Geek

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    Results with the i7 t430s and integrated Intel HD 4000 Graphics (16GB RAM)
    WEI: Processor: 7.2, Memory: 7.5, Graphics: 6.5; Gaming Graphics: 6.5, Primary hard disk: 7.9
    3DMark Vantage: P4200 (Graphics 3464, CPU 11570)

    Now it seems obvious why the Nvidia Optimus is not an option on the i7 T430s. $200 seems like a lot to pay for improving the score by less than 200 on a benchmark like this...
     
  6. Crescentmage

    Crescentmage Notebook Consultant

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    @s1148625

    Are you able to run 3 displays simultaneously on your i7? If so, what is your graphics driver version and how did you configure it? I find it strange that the i7 integrated graphics option may be required to power 3 displays rather than the i5 with dedicated graphics, but that may be the way it is. If so, I may push for a return and get the i7 instead.
     
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    Crescentmage Notebook Consultant

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    Disabling Optimus in BIOS makes no difference. I can still only power 2 displays total, either external (internal LCD off), or 1 external + internal.
     
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    s1148625 Notebook Geek

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    I can power 3 displays at once, but not at their highest resolutions. See my previous post in this thread for detailed info.
     
  9. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Your previous post is about the WEI figures.

    Regarding the displays, what three external displays are you using? How are the connected? What are their native resolutions?
     
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    wxyz1234 Newbie

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    Hi. Would you please share which 16GB kit you ordered and from where?

    I want to add a single 8GB to make it 12GB in total (4GB original).
    Does anybody have suggetsions? Just wanted to make it compatable with the original Samsung 4GB RAM. Thanks


     
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