Thinkpad T420 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by PatchySan, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. iCrazyNoob

    iCrazyNoob Notebook Guru

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    as long as they say its designed for T420 then it should be fine.
     
  2. jedisurfer1

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    also wondering how the long term quad core i7 users are faring. Any issues?

    Mine came with the 2640m which is pretty fast but of course I want it faster.
     
  3. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Depending on what you're doing, a quad core may have little to no effect on performance.
     
  4. iCrazyNoob

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    it does fairly well for me, only downside is turbo boost is kept off all the time because the fan cannot hold the temp down on the quad core if that's enabled. other than that no problem.
     
  5. pod3r

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    okay, so i had attempted a 2630qm install on my t420 tonight, just had a slow blinking power light, nothing else happened. I know I installed it correctly since I interchanged it with the 2520m and it worked every time I swaped it back it. so i suppose it is just not compatible then, unless anyone else has any thoughts?
     
  6. MaxRoy77

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    ^ interested to know about this particular CPU 2630QM in a T420 too.
     
  7. Towlieee

    Towlieee Notebook Geek

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    I'm running an i7 2670QM in my Lenovo, I replaced my stock I5 with it. IT does run a bit toasty though, around 46-50c surfing the internet with just a few tabs open, I hit 95c+ pretty fast with prime 95.

    I down graded my bios to 1.37 to allow my memory to run at 1600mhz, any newer bios version makes your memory run at 1333. I'm using the stock 4gB 1600mhz stick and a 8gB 1600mhz stick
     
  8. jedisurfer1

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    has anyone fitted a full hd 1080p screen on the t420 or t420s?
     
  9. Bluebird20

    Bluebird20 Notebook Consultant

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    Hey guys, I've got a chance to get a almost new T420 with an i5 and HD+ screen for a good price. Just wondering if the only thing that's an issue for the T420 is its screen. If that is, how bad the screen can really be? Is it comparable to 1366x768 screens found in lower models? If so, then it shouldn't be too bad then.

    I know this is a long thread so I hope you won't mind me asking this question.

    Thank you.
     
  10. deadsmiley

    deadsmiley Notebook Deity

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    I just bought a T420 for my stepson. He wants to learn Java and his wife's computer is over 10 years old running WinXP.

    Lenovo T420 4174-WG9
    1600X900
    NVIDIA NVS 4200M
    Core i5 2.60GHz
    320GB HDD
    8GB RAM
    DVD-RW
    6 cell battery
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
    Office 2010

    I haven't read the entire thread. That is my next step.
     
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