09-18-2012 04:53 AM - last edited on 09-18-2012 07:12 AM by zoltanthegypsy
09-25-2012 07:26 PM - edited 09-26-2012 06:32 PM
Sorry for the late update, As I mentioned in my last post the case has been escalated and to the teams for analysis. After checking the machines in their lab the tech did notice something. They're running further analysis on the case the techs and myself are awaiting confirmation on the engineers analysis. I can't promise of any resolution at this point but until the engineers can confirm their diagnosis only then I can provide the next course of action.
I'm really sorry for the delay but will update more soon.
09-26-2012 11:07 AM
thanks, good news. Please keep as informed.
09-26-2012 08:19 PM
09-27-2012 05:05 PM
The W530 isn't just a laptop, it's made for professionals andit's a WORKSTATION!! Of course it's gonna be much louder than a regular consumer laptop. It's like comparing a small Honda Civic to a big Ford F-3500 Diesel.
I wouldn't tamper with the fan settings if I was you. If it's so loud that it wakes up your neighbors then I would have it serviced. Last thing you want is a fried processor/HDD/Vid Card.
09-27-2012 09:42 PM
09-28-2012 04:57 AM
im having the same issue here with my new W530.
While CPU is idle the fan runs permanently.
In my case it doesen't run with the highest level but i think it's the 2nd speed level.
Whatever... it is too noisy.
I am heavily awaiting a solution.
As "GigasGaming" said. It is a professional workstation and i am sitting a long time in front of this workstation hearing this annoying fan noise while using Word or browsing the web.
Dosen't make sense.
Im using a i7 Macbook Pro too and there is no fan noise at all while typing or browsing.
Awaiting a solution soon.
09-28-2012 05:45 AM
10-02-2012 04:23 AM - edited 10-02-2012 04:24 AM
I had the same problem with the T530: The fan was often totally turned off during idle (at least not always running like at the W530), but only a few seconds after CPU usage of perhaps 25%, it started with level 1 = 2.730 rpm. OK, you can make the T530 quiet a little bit longer using TPFC, and the fan always stops again very quickly if the CPU is idle again, but nevertheless, it also has no lower level than 2.730 rpm.
Another user describes the problem perfectly here:
And this is our German discussion about the topic:
That's why I also at last gave back the T530, because the fan is too disturbing already at level 1, whereas my old T61p has an always running fan, but it's so quiet that you nearly cannot hear it, and even when you use full CPU power, it does not become louder for minutes.
As soon as there may be a BIOS update offering an nearly unhearable fan level again (like at T61p or also at W520, as another user reports here), I will buy the T530 again.
10-04-2012 05:19 AM
I've the same issue with my new W530 (i7 3820).
The fan noise is extremly high.
In times where every CPU generation saves more energy I cannot believe, that it's not possible to build notebooks with a quiet
fan noise. I hope that the lenovo development department will do a good job and provide a fix for the fan controls.