[coreboot] T430s or T430 (Was: latest greatest thinkpad with coreboot)

Pok Gu pokgoo002 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 09:59:21 CET 2016

I own a T430 and T420. It seems there is not a strong motivation for doing
the T430/T530 port. Unlike the T420/T520, the obvious benefit of coreboot
is it can replace the sandy bridge CPU with an ivy bridge one. What are the
explicit benefits that coreboot can bring to the T430/T530 except

-Unlock RAM speed and WIFI whitelist removel? There are already Modded BIOS
for this
-Remove evil ME? Or improve the start time by some seconds? It seems there
is hardly any significant performance improvement

2016-12-04 13:08 GMT+08:00 Iru Cai <mytbk920423 at gmail.com>:

> On 2016年12月04日 07:18, Nico Huber wrote:
> > On 03.12.2016 01:46, Sam Kuper wrote:
> >> On 02/12/2016, Nico Huber <nico.h at gmx.de> wrote:
> >>> The T430 seems to be unsupported.
> >>> Also I guess, it would only be one or two days of work
> >> One or two days of work for whom? E.g. did you have in mind a specific
> >> person (if so, who?), or a non-specific person with a specific skill
> >> set (if so, which skill set?)?
> > Well, it's a really rough estimate to be honest. I'd say one day for
> > somebody who already did a Sandy/Ivy Bridge ThinkPad port. Two days
> > for somebody who knows his way around Intel boards in coreboot. Maybe
> > it can also be done in two days with autoport and asking questions in
> > IRC (by somebody coreboot experienced who is skilled in C).
> I guess maybe a "Clone of: lenovo/t530" is enough.
> >
> > This doesn't account for hardware access (flashing, debugging) ofc.
> >
> > Nico
> >
> >
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