Hard Lockup’s With Asus P8P67PRO and Random Freezes

My PC : i5 2500k corsair 1050W EVGA 680 GTX 4x4GB DDR3 G.Skill Asus P8P67 PRO REV3 Corsair M4 case – Corsair 600T My PC was randomly locking up on me whenever it felt like. It was generally under 24 hours of being booted. I was replacing stuff left and right, and on a whim, ...

Lenovo x220 BIOS 1.26 ā€“ fixes suspend problem 1

Looks like my Lenovo x220 got a new BIOS update! official download link : 1.26 BIOS changelog : UEFI: 1.26 / ECP: 1.13 – (New) Allow to enable WWAN and WLAN device simultaneously. – (Fix) Fixed an issue that might not resume from suspend state with combination of specific CPU and BIOS setting for Intel ...

Corsair CMFVY3S vs CMFVY3 vs CMFUSB2.0 1

I am doing a second round of tests on my Corsair flash drives, first round was here : Link Same hardware as the test rig : Asus P8P67 PRO i5 2500k 16gb ddr3 Corsair 600T case Test devices : Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB USB 3 (CMFVY3S-32GB) Corsair Flash Voyager 16GB USB 3 (CMFVY3-16GB) Corsair Flash ...

Lenovo x220 BIOS 1.21 – fixes CPU throttling problem

update : 1-17-2012 a newer BIOS is out which includes these changes : Go Here Looks like my Lenovo x220 got a new BIOS update! official download link : 1.21 BIOS ——————————————————————————– CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE Version 1.21 [Important updates] Nothing. [New functions or enhancements] – Improved system performance when heavy program is executed with ...

Lenovo x220 i7 ssd PCMark Benchmarks

I benchmarked my X220 with PCMark Vantage Professional 64bit 1.0.2.0. I got : PCMark Vantage Professional 64bit 1.0.2.0 score : 13760 Also a screencap : [zp src=”bench-x220.jpg” album=”blog/x220/” width=”600″]

Verizon Pantech UML290 Disconnects Fix 1

We recently have been getting a bunch of these Pantech UML290’s in, and some users have experienced disconnects in 3G areas. Fix : Open up VZAccess With VZAccess selected type CTRL + D That should open up a window asking for a password, which is diagvzw At the next screen, hit settings Change Mobile IP ...

Lenovo X220 IDE vs AHCI comparision with SSD Sata 6GB/s 9

I accidentally formatted my new x220 as IDE, so I ran some benchmarks of before : [zp src=”m4-crystal.png” album=”blog/CrucialM4/” width=”600″] and here are some now AHCI benchmarks. [zp src=”m4-crystal-ahci.png” album=”blog/CrucialM4/” width=”600″] resolution : AHCI + 6GB/s = faster then IDE!

Verizon Mifi 2200 charging via USB cable – turn off tethering 4

We decided to roll out a few mifi’s, and we did not like the fact they decide to go into tethering mode when plugged in, and not wifi. So I pulled one open, browsed settings and came up empty. I backed up the configuration and looked through a few of the settings, and one stood ...

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 128GB in x220 – modded to 7mm 24

This was a very simple mod, did not require anything, other then 4 new/shorter screws to replace the ones that were longer on the M4, and a bit of electrical tape. Without hte electrical tape, the drive was undetected, it was shorting out by touching the metal top…so there is a reason to the spacer ...

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5″ 128GB SATA Benchmarks in an Lenovo x220 7

I recently purchased an awesome little laptop…the Lenovo x220. Specs : Intel Core i7-2620M Processor (3.4GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB) w/ USB3 Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 12.5″ Premium (IPS) HD (1366×768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2×2 Antenna IntelĀ® HD Graphics 3000 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM) ...