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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:14 pm 
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Hello for all! :D First of all I would need to know is there leaded or unleaded solder used in the X41 or in other words which one should I use? I don't have much experience on soldering mobos but I have the expression that leaded and unleaded solder don't mix too well, am I right?

Second question is about the Intel integrated video in this machine (GMA900 or something) as I would like to know if there is any way to get Aero activated in Windows 7.. I have read there's no official wddm driver for this chip but hardware wise it should be somewhat able to run Aero. I have not had a change to mess with this thing yet because I bought the machine without a HD and I'm just about to solder a fresh SATA SSD in place. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:20 pm 
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To avoid any problems (and it is also easier to work with), use leaded solder, regardless of how it came ex factory.
Leaded solder just holds much better.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:36 pm 
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To the 2nd question, you answered it. Unless somebody comes up with a modded driver, aero won't work at all. Even then, it probably won't work that well.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:54 pm 
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topmahof wrote:
Unless somebody comes up with a modded driver, aero won't work at all
I'm typing this on my X41T, I had Win7 for a couple of days and it worked very good. I did not miss Aero, even when having it in my desktop PC. I don't think is worth the trouble to look for modded drivers :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:44 am 
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I've had 7 running for awhile now on 2 x32's and 2 x41s and I haven't had any problems. I also don't miss aero.

Windows 7 boots up faster and shuts down quick. You'll like it, even without aero.

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