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Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-28, 19:37 PM

I just received my Legion 7i with the Intel i9-11980HK. Love it so far .. but .. what is with the terrible BIOS? There is very little a user can do without a more advanced BIOS. I was sent a laptop with drives in Raid 0. There are no Raid settings in this bios. What if I don't want raid or I have to install windows again? I've read there is some kind of key code where you could unlock an advanced bios on some older models. That is badly needed and an advanced menu should not have been hidden in the first place. I'm seriously considering returning this one. I paid over $3000 only to get drives in raid that I can't change.

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Re:Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-28, 21:22 PM

Hello @JohnBear,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Unfortunately the Advanced BIOS options are locked for service use.

Our machines are already pre configured from the factory to perform at peak performance. So any modification to the set BIOS could cause some issues.

Hope this helps.
Regards,
Jack_Lenovo1



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Re:Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-28, 21:58 PM

And what if I want to install a new ssd and setup AHCI? Or what if I want to use XMS ram? The bios is a joke and people that buy this type of laptop aren't children. Hiding the advanced settings that almost EVERY gaming laptop seller has in their bios in really shocking.

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Re:Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-28, 22:27 PM

How about this? Just get someone to add XMP, Raid settings, and intel XTU to the bios that we CAN get to.

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Re:Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-29, 0:01 AM

I also received my Legion 7i i9 and all of these restrictions (no advanced bios, no boot RGB light control with Corsair software, etc.) are very Apple-like. I do like the laptop, but we should have access to bios settings found in just about every other Windows laptop.

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Re:Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-29, 0:14 AM

I totally agree with this, both the intel model AND amd model should be getting more options in the bios.

 

I have been asking around for XMP almost everywhere with no result in a new update.

There was a memory OC option, but it does absolutely nothing.

 

90% of the people here know what they're doing when they go into the bios, so it should be easier for us to get access to the options too.

 

I wanted to disable power down mode for my ram aswell, but literally nothing is possible in both bios versions.

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Re:Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-29, 12:18 PM

I am about to buy the 7 with the ryzen 5900hx when I saw the 7i with the i9 would be available for the same price but in 2 months. 

 

Could you please share some game stats you get with yours so I can see whether it is worth waiting or not? 

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Re:Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-29, 18:16 PM

We also really really need some manual fan controls. The 7i is great with thermals and the fans could be adjusted to make less noise and still keep things cool. You noticed I used two "reallys". That means we need it twice as much as one really. And no, it wouldn't confuse customers. The customers it would confuse aren't buying a gaming laptop like this. They are buying xbox.

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Re:Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-29, 18:25 PM

Seems the Ryzen 5900HX is really close in games and quite equal in other daily tasks. Also it consumes less power than the 11980k.

 

I am concerned about the lack of H.264 though on these lenovo s. 

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Re:Lenovo Legion 7i Advanced Bios

2021-07-29, 23:35 PM

I need advanced bios access as well... Could you please give me service privileges

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