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ToddJarvis
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Registered: ‎09-18-2012
Location: Los Gatos,CA
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

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Model W530  Serial Number ******  Machine Type: 2436-CTO.  
 
Build date 9/10/2012
Bios Version 1.11.1.07
16 GB DDR3 1600 
Win 64 Bit
 
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Fan noise is too high all the time.  Never slows down or shuts off.  
 
 
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NINE
Posts: 2,840
Registered: ‎03-20-2012
Location: Malaysia
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

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Hi all,

 

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.

 

regards

SOA
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SOA
Posts: 52
Registered: ‎06-30-2012
Location: Germany - Gifhorn
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

Hi nine,

 

thanks, good news. Please keep as informed.

 

Cheers

Sven

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W530 2438 CTO - i7-3720 QM - K2000M - FHD - 16 GB - SSD Samsung 830 Series 128 GB - Windows 7, 64 bit
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Jason_Think
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎09-11-2012
Location: Canada
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

Thanks! I am checking this thread every day.
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W530 2436-CTO, i7-3610QM, Quadro K1000M 1920x1080 Display with color sensor, 32GB DDR3 1600 RAM, Intel 256G SSD,500GB 7200rpm Hard Disk, BIOS 2.59
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GigasGaming
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-27-2012
Location: Canada
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

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.

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Jason_Think
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎09-11-2012
Location: Canada
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

It totally makes no sense when the whole temperature is below 40 c degree but the fan is spinning so aggressively.
BTW, although W530 is called mobile workstation it is still a laptop. And the dedicated video card is never used in the above situation. Only the Intel integrated card is used. We are waiting for Lenovo professional response now.
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Markus333
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-28-2012
Location: Germany
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

Hi,

 

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.
It hurts!

 

Im using a i7 Macbook Pro too and there is no fan noise at all while typing or browsing.

 

Awaiting a solution soon.

 

Thank You.

 

 

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Djembe
Posts: 213
Registered: ‎06-10-2012
Location: USA
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

While you're waiting on a permanent solution (probably a new BIOS version that adds a lower RPM State 1), I've had a very good experience with Thinkpad Fan Control. Using the directions provided in the accompanying readme file, I set Smart Mode to turn the fan on at 55 degrees Celsius and turn it off at 40 degrees Celsius, which typically makes the notebook silent for the majority of the time I'm not doing anything intensive. I know it's not something that everyone's willing to do, and it's good that Lenovo is working on a BIOS fix, but it's an option in the meantime.
Thinkpad W530, i7-3720QM, 1920x1080 screen, 32GB RAM, dual SSDs (Samsung 830, Crucial M4 mSATA), Quadro K2000M, 9-cell battery, DVD burner, backlit keyboard, Bluetooth, Intel 6300 wireless card
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dark_rider
Posts: 49
Registered: ‎10-01-2012
Location: Germany
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

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Hi,

 

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:

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T530-Unbearable-fan-noise/td-p/851341

 

And this is our German discussion about the topic:

http://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/144260-T530-bitte-Lüfter-Erfahrungen-mit-Quadcore/page4

 

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.

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blaustef
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-17-2012
Location: Germany
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Re: W530 fan noise intolerable

Hi,

 

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.

 

Best regards

Stefan