On Thu, 04 Sep 2008 14:48:06 -0400 Steve Bertrand <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Gary Kline wrote: > > On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 11:00:19PM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote: > >> Gary Kline wrote: > >>> Folks, > >>> > >>> I'm looking at a 3GHz ThinkPad w/out any OS. It's got > >>> at most 512M memory and only 40G drive. The guy I'm going to > >>> have upgrade this l'top thinks it will take a 160GB drive easily. > >>> Also that the RAM might max out at just 2GB.
I had no trouble dropping a 120GB Fujitsu into my T23 recently (was 30GB), so I expect 160GB would be fine, especially in a much later model. And 2GB is likely plenty for anything but Microsloth Vasta. Something to consider is what type of RAM it uses, eg the older PC133 144-pin SDRAM I need for my T23 is now very expensive, ~U$70 per 512MB stick, or around A$100 shipped, where newer RAM is a fraction of that. > >>> Any fellow TP-people onlist who know if my friend is right? > >> If you specify the model of the laptop, a quick Google or search on IBM > >> (Lenovo) website will inform you what the maximum upgrade path on > >> hardware is on the box. > > > > > > So if this 3GHz was an X-41 or a T-41, there'll be someplace > > online with the exact specs? Or is there more to the model > > designation. I have tried to find some specs on upgrade when I > > had my 600E. Found nothing. > > As an example (T-41): > > http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-58183.html I've never heard of a uniprocessor Thinkpad running anywhere near 3GHz, but then there's lots I've never heard of .. but the T41[/p] only goes to 1.7GHz according to the above URL, so it must be a much later model. On a quick check, the fastest T43 seems to be a Pentium M 770 @ 2.13GHz. > In the past, when dealing with business client purchases, what upgrade > paths I could not find on a website or via documentation, I was always > able to call up and ask via telephone. > > > GVood point! I'll find what what this guy's quals are. No sense > > in blowing $400-500 out the window, then going "Oh, S**t!" Well I certainly wouldn't buy a Thinkpad I didn't have the EXACT model number of, when that reveals the CPU type/speed, HD and RAM originally fitted, CD/CDRW/DVD[RW], screen size, video card, wireless etc options. Maybe you (Gary) could post an URL illustrating one of these machines? > This could lead me way into off-topic-ness, so I'm going to leave it > alone ;) As in, what's the RGB code for Thinkpad Black? :) cheers, Ian _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"