Why I Chose ThinkPad For Music Production

  It seems these days that every music artist/producer/DJ/whatever is using MacBooks and other Apple products. I, on the other hand, chose to go a different route: I chose to use ThinkPads. Lenovo products, let alone ThinkPads and other Think products, are greatly underrated in the music industry and very rarely utilized. I think this …

Skylake overclocking and undervolting guide

This guide will show you how to overclock your Skylake CPU using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility or also known as Intel XTU. If you do not have a processor with an unlocked multiplier, overclocking may either be disabled or severely limited. Use undervolting and overclocking with caution. Lowering the voltage too much can cause instability. Overvolting is …

Fix for SMM “Incursion” attack for some Lenovo laptops

Some Lenovo machines contained incursion vulnerabilities that allow breaking into System Management Mode (SMM). While most recent ThinkPads are affected, there are also some affected consumer machines. Lenovo describes the vulnerabilities as follows: Some BIOS implementations permit unsafe System Management Mode (SMM) function calls to memory locations outside of System Management RAM (SMRAM). An attacker …

ThinkPad W541 vs ThinkPad W550s

If you are reading this, you are probably trying to choose between the ThinkPad w541 which is capable of using quad core Haswell processors or the ThinkPad W550s which uses low voltage dual core processors from Intel with a newer Maxwell graphics card, the Quadro K620M. The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is a rebranded ThinkPad W540. …