thinkpads.com Support Community Forum Index Bill Morrow's thinkpads.com Open Forum - The Original Thinkpad Support Forum
Follow ThinkpadsForum on Twitter
 Support this forum, shop at newmodeus.com
 Support the forum, shop at newmodeus.com
 The thinkpads support forum is now hosting legacy model ThinkPad driver and driver updates..
A link is provided in the MENUBAR just above for registered forum members only..

If you so wish:
Donate using PayPal

It is currently Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:44 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 5:20 pm
Posts: 43
Location: Hobart, Australia
I have a T61p 6459-A12. I want to install the Intel 1GB Turbo Memory into it. Is anyone able to assist me in determining where this module fits into the system, so that I can confirm whether or not I will have to remove any other component already installed in order to install the Intel 1GB Turbo Memory?
I have read that it goes into the same slot as the WWAN module. I'm fairly certain that my unit does not have the WWAN module (as I believe if it did there would be an LED status light underneath the LCD screen inbetween the Bluetooth and Number Lock light - which my unit does not have). Does this definately mean that I should have a free spot in my unit to instal the Intel 1GB Turbo Memory?

_________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T61p 6459-A12 fitted with Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 2.80GHz Mobile Processor, Adata 2 x 2GB DDR2 RAM, Silicone Power 64GB SSD HDD and Intel 1GB Turbo Memory module.
Next 42X3919 SIM card slot, 42T0885 UWB WUSB Adapter and 93P4520 UWB antenna.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:13 am 
Offline
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder

Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:44 am
Posts: 1929
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Can't help you with where to put it but I can warn you of all the problems the turbo memory installation may cause (crashes, file corruption, slowed performance). This option was either ill-conceived or the implementation was not-quite-ready-for-prime-time!

_________________
Keith
(Formerly 600E 2645, T30 2366, X31 2673, T40 2373, T41 2379, T42 2373, T42 2379, T60 1952, T61p 8889, T61p 8891
Currently T420 4177-CTO, T430 2347-A54, T430 2347-UN9, T430 2349-L64, T430 2342-CTO, H520S 2561-1LU, Ideapad K1)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:01 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:22 am
Posts: 31
Location: Sydney, Australia
look up in your device manager. If you only see the wifi adapter + gigabit ethernet adapter then probably you got a free pcie mini slot just below the left water drainage point. Are there any reasons why you want to install Turbo Memory?

_________________
Jimmyson @ istudio
Current: T61 (7664-15M) + 2G Kingston 667 RAM + Supertalent UltraDriveGX 64G
Past: T60 (6370-A76), R30 (2656-6AH)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 5:20 pm
Posts: 43
Location: Hobart, Australia
Got a 1GB Intel Turbo Memory module from eBay for $15.00 USD posted.


Found this in the Hardware Maintenance Manual, number 23 is the module:


Image

_________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T61p 6459-A12 fitted with Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 2.80GHz Mobile Processor, Adata 2 x 2GB DDR2 RAM, Silicone Power 64GB SSD HDD and Intel 1GB Turbo Memory module.
Next 42X3919 SIM card slot, 42T0885 UWB WUSB Adapter and 93P4520 UWB antenna.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 5:20 pm
Posts: 43
Location: Hobart, Australia
istudio wrote:
Are there any reasons why you want to install Turbo Memory?


Something to play with. If I can get it to run right it should work well, but I have read about the issues some people have had with them.

_________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T61p 6459-A12 fitted with Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 2.80GHz Mobile Processor, Adata 2 x 2GB DDR2 RAM, Silicone Power 64GB SSD HDD and Intel 1GB Turbo Memory module.
Next 42X3919 SIM card slot, 42T0885 UWB WUSB Adapter and 93P4520 UWB antenna.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 5:20 pm
Posts: 43
Location: Hobart, Australia
Installed:

Image

_________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T61p 6459-A12 fitted with Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 2.80GHz Mobile Processor, Adata 2 x 2GB DDR2 RAM, Silicone Power 64GB SSD HDD and Intel 1GB Turbo Memory module.
Next 42X3919 SIM card slot, 42T0885 UWB WUSB Adapter and 93P4520 UWB antenna.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:01 pm 
Offline
Senior ThinkPadder
Senior ThinkPadder

Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:27 am
Posts: 2382
Location: Glendora, CA
How is your system running now that you have it installed?

_________________
New:
Thinkpad T410, i5 M520, 8GB DDR3, 1440x900 LCD, 128GB SSD, DVD-RW, Bluetooth, fingerprint, webcam. 2522-26U

Old:
Dell Latitude E6500, E6520, Precision M4400 (Still in use), D630
ThinkPad Tablet 16GB 1838-22U
IBM Thinkpad X61T, T61, T43, X41T, T60, T41P, T42,


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:44 pm 
Offline
Senior ThinkPadder
Senior ThinkPadder

Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:29 pm
Posts: 2908
Location: San Jose, CA
Got a new (to me) T61p and installed a 1GB intel Turbo memory. It seems to be faster in boot time. My other T61 is running XP so Turbo memory doesn't work in it.

_________________
T60p 2623-DDU/UXGA IPS/ATI V5200
T60 2623-DCU/SXGA+ IPS/ATI X1400
T43p 2668-H8U/UXGA IPS/ATI V3200
R50p 1832-NU1/UXGA IPS/ATI FireGL T2
X61t 7762-B6U dual touch IPS/64GB SSD
X32 2673-BU6/32GB SSD
755CDV 9545-GBK Transmissive Projection LCD


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:17 pm
Posts: 12
Location: Houston, TX
I've already got a WWAN module installed so I am attempting to install a 2GB half hight turbo memory card in the small PCI slot to right of the WIFI slot. It's normally the location for the WUSB which is basically useless since it's a dead standard. I'll post the results and hopefully users with the WWAN slot occupied will benefit. The card arrives in a few days.

_________________
Chaz_U4ea

T61P 6459-CTO T7800 8GB .5TB@7200 4965AGN Gobi2000(9205) Win7 Ultimate 64Bit
Hosting VMWare Machines - OSX 10.6.3, OSX 10.5.8, Ubuntu 10.04, Win 7 32Bit, and Chromium Beta


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:17 pm
Posts: 12
Location: Houston, TX
My attempt to use the PCI normally used for the WUSB card is not going well. The device doesn't show in device manager or install. It only works in the WWAN slot. Has anyone else tried this?

_________________
Chaz_U4ea

T61P 6459-CTO T7800 8GB .5TB@7200 4965AGN Gobi2000(9205) Win7 Ultimate 64Bit
Hosting VMWare Machines - OSX 10.6.3, OSX 10.5.8, Ubuntu 10.04, Win 7 32Bit, and Chromium Beta


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:37 am 
Offline
Freshman Member

Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:05 pm
Posts: 97
Location: Warsaw, Poland
istudio wrote:
Are there any reasons why you want to install Turbo Memory?


Indeed, with Vista on-board there was no reason to switch it on... but it works much better with Win7 (at least in my T61p with x64 Win7). The difference is more than "noticeable".

Recently I put in HighSpeed (20/20) SD Card (Toshiba) as ready boost device and together with TurboMemory it seems to be a good solution.

_________________
T61p 6459-CTO Win7 64-bit Prof.
T7500, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M, 320GB HDD WD ScorpioBlack, 15.4 WUXGA, Creative Audigy2 ZS, IBM/Lenovo Advanced Mini Dock 2504, IBM SK-8815 Enhanced Ext. Keyboard, Hyundai V226W Ext. Monitor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:36 pm 
Offline
Sophomore Member

Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:02 am
Posts: 172
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Bump
Did you ever have any succes with the TM module? Do you think the issues where due to the slot or the module?
I am thinking of getting one myself as they are dirt cheap on ebay atm and since I've gotten a habit of exploring maximin-tweaks/mods/upgrades.
So, is it at all possible to use a 2gb or a 4gb TB in a T61? and how about the slots?

I am toying with the idea of installing TM and/or a highspeed CF card (through PCMCIA CF reader) and thus trying to understand what options I have.

_________________
W530 FHD - 32GB Ram - K2000m - 240GB Intel 520 |
Modded T61| Echo Audiofire4-Phillips IPS | Win7Ux64
---
daybreak broke me loose and brought me back...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:35 pm 
Offline
Freshman Member

Joined: Thu May 06, 2004 7:49 pm
Posts: 112
Location: New England
Both my (new to me) T61s have Intel TM as part of their original configuration. Both machines, one running W7 and the other Vista are real slugs to boot up. I have checked TM settings and everything appears to be working fine. Size on both is 1GB.

I have researched a little and found there are PCI Express Mini Cards of 2GB and 4GB available, also made by Intel. I wonder if these would be worth trying - provided they're compatible.

Well, I just found this anandtech review that clearly reveals TM is useless or not worth the expense for most users, that most definitely includes yours truly. Only measurable performance gain is extended (not much either) battery life:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2252

Hope it helps.

Cheers

_________________
www.mercedesclass.net


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:47 am 
Offline
Sophomore Member

Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:02 am
Posts: 172
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
I am still awaiting my items from ebay (ITM + PCMCIA ->4gb Sandisk CF Extreeme 3)
I will report back when I have recieved them and done some testing :)

_________________
W530 FHD - 32GB Ram - K2000m - 240GB Intel 520 |
Modded T61| Echo Audiofire4-Phillips IPS | Win7Ux64
---
daybreak broke me loose and brought me back...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group