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JNavas
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Registered: ‎08-07-2010
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Re: X220 cpu throttling problem


dtp7 wrote:
People that buy this computer use the specs published by Lenovo to determine if it is sufficient for their needs. Lenovo does not say "this can only be used for web browsing and word processing - if you try to play a game, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS THE HARDWARE TO SUPPORT IT, then screw you!" If Lenovo did say that, sure, JNavas, you'd have a point. But they don't. The only thing that a potential consumer has to go off of are the hardware specifications, and we have to make our own decisions if they fit our needs. For those of us that purchased this computer, we decided that an i7 would adequately meet our needs. Now that we have the computer, we find that it is in fact not doing what an i7 is supposed to do because of an error on Lenovo's part. There is no question that Lenovo is responsible for fixing this.

We'll just have to agree to disagree.

Hope that helps,
John
ThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M CPU | 8GB RAM | 1TB SSD | Bay Battery | BT | Webcam | FR | Win7Pro64 ]
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kimbokrn
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-13-2011
Location: San Mateo, CA
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Re: X220 cpu throttling problem

I wonder what would happen if I contacted many big online gadget editorials..

Just a thought.

It is summer, and I do have some free time before school starts up again.

Heh..

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Ken
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Registered: ‎12-05-2007
Location: RTP

Re: X220 cpu throttling problem

[ Edited ]

Granted I'm a few pages stale in this conversation but here's where we are.

 

I've seen the new bios for the perma throttle issue and it's going through release now. As I've mentioned before, we used the setup described in this thread to repro the issue so thanks for that. The updated BIOS (yes it's a BIOS update) will go through our release process which involves quality testing before it hits the web. Although I'm not in this group directly, the BIOS will be on the web soon.

 

Second, on the throttling issue overall. These improvements are still going through trials and the results have much improved performance. This will be a second BIOS update but it is in the works. The perma-throttle fix will be released first.

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JNavas
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Re: X220 cpu throttling problem


Ken wrote:

Granted I'm a few pages stale in this conversation but here's where we are.

I've seen the new bios for the perma throttle issue and it's going through release now. As I've mentioned before, we used the setup described in this thread to repro the issue so thanks for that. The updated BIOS (yes it's a BIOS update) will go through our release process which involves quality testing before it hits the web. Although I'm not in this group directly, the BIOS will be on the web soon.

Second, on the throttling issue overall. These improvements are still going through trials but the results have much improved performance. This will be a second BIOS update but it is in the works. The perma-throttle fix will be released first.


Appreciate you keeping us posted.
Will the mSATA fix be in the 1st or 2nd BIOS update?
Thanks!

Hope that helps,
John
ThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M CPU | 8GB RAM | 1TB SSD | Bay Battery | BT | Webcam | FR | Win7Pro64 ]
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der72
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Registered: ‎06-20-2011
Location: UK
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Re: X220 cpu throttling problem

@Ken
Thank you for the update. I think it is a great news.
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OtherSteve
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Registered: ‎05-15-2011
Location: USA
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Re: X220 cpu throttling problem

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Ken,

 

Thanks much for the update.  They are always appreciated.

 

 

 

JNavas,

 

I'm sorry, but your intended use of the mSATA is not congruent with Lenovo's projected standard usage scenarios.

 

 

 ;-)

 

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Azrielsc
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-26-2010
Location: Singapore
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Re: X220 cpu throttling problem

Can't wait for the BIOS update to come out, even though I have not encountered this throttling issue on my X220 i7. I don't play games on it, stress the machine hard enough to induce throttling nor have the time to test it out.

Nevertheless, a big thanks to everyone who found this issue because I would rather have a machine working perfectly because in my country (a small red dot), this X220 set me back US$2,300+, and that is a heap-load of cash to splash on a machine that ain' perfect, to me, imo.
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GatorBob
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Location: Gainesville Florida USA
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Re: X220 cpu throttling problem

I am this close to saying goodbye Lenovo after decades of IBM PCs.  We'll see.

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JNavas
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Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Re: X220 cpu throttling problem


GatorBob wrote:

I am this close to saying goodbye Lenovo after decades of IBM PCs.  We'll see.


I am this close to saying way way over the top. :smileyhappy:

Hope that helps,
John
ThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M CPU | 8GB RAM | 1TB SSD | Bay Battery | BT | Webcam | FR | Win7Pro64 ]
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stevod
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Registered: ‎07-04-2011
Location: Between Winchester & Petersfield, Hampshire UK
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Re: X220 cpu throttling problem

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Ken wrote:

Granted I'm a few pages stale in this conversation but here's where we are.

 

I've seen the new bios for the perma throttle issue and it's going through release now. As I've mentioned before, we used the setup described in this thread to repro the issue so thanks for that. The updated BIOS (yes it's a BIOS update) will go through our release process which involves quality testing before it hits the web. Although I'm not in this group directly, the BIOS will be on the web soon.

 

Second, on the throttling issue overall. These improvements are still going through trials but the results have much improved performance. This will be a second BIOS update but it is in the works. The perma-throttle fix will be released first.


Excellent news.

 

Coming from another manufacturer and having experienced their 'support', it does seem that this is being handled really well by Lenovo.  Impressed that it's acknowledged and that this and other relatively minor (but potentially annoying) issues are getting fixed with regular BIOS updates.

  

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Stephen
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