08-21-2011 10:25 AM
Waiting for a fix??
Get in line......
That's why I'm here... It's been an eternity for you folks, but only 2 days for me.
Sorry to make light of it. I love my StinkPads, but even with those sometimes Lenovo goes into slow motion when it comes to updates and fixes.
Forgot to mention that it's a G560 0679-AJU.
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08-29-2011 11:38 AM
Hi, guys, can anyone upload bios version 2.12 for G560? My friend with that version had no problem with fan speed. Mine is 2.15 and the fan works on max after booting.
/sorry for my english
Penyo from Bulgaria
09-15-2011 06:40 PM
09-16-2011 03:08 AM
09-16-2011 06:33 AM - edited 09-16-2011 06:34 AM
Was idle in safe mode for about 10 mins, CPU usage between 0 and ~7% (Win7 x64)... same deal with the fan. Mine came with the latest BIOS (1.07). The drivers and apps (like Energy Management) I'm using are the latest, as provided by Lenovo on the website. I believe it's not driver or O/S related, probably BIOS, just my $0.02, but I'm no expert. I've been thinking... Since it's an E-350 APU, even with the fan always on temp never drops under 46*C. I guess they just run hotter than other chips so the fan not ever stopping would make sense, but I don't know what the safe temp is for this chip... Core Temp reports a Tj. Max. of 115*C. A *tad bit* lower RPM would go a long way...
/offtopic: Also, it would be nice if the "Battery Runtime/Battery Health" feature would be incorporated into the BIOS, thus everyone could benefit from it, no matter what O/S they are running.
09-18-2011 04:12 AM
10-11-2011 01:55 PM
12-09-2011 06:53 AM
This problem happens on my g570 with bios 2.07 and 2.09.
I think this is a problem with the insyde EC, not the bios.
I installed an unlocked bios which opens all configuration options. I modified the first fan trip point from 55c to 60c. This changes the time the fan turns on, but not off. The ACPI code (DSDT) does not receive any _OFF call backs ever, only when the laptop is put to sleep (and then it gets _ON and _OFF sent one right after another)
After putting the laptop to sleep with the new 60c BIOS settings... after waking up the 55c setting takes over. So, it's not the BIOS. The BIOS settings are overwritten after a wake event and the ACPI code is largely ignored. That only leaves the EC.
Also, after updating to 2.09 two of my active cooling trip points were removed from ACPI (not that they were honored by acpi at all anyhow)