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01-17-2010

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-03-21, 18:57 PM

This x64 BIOS update worked insofar as it did not brick my laptop !  I had not tried previous versions.

 

The fan seems better but with an 11 year playing drums in the next room its difficult to tell !!

 

thank you

 

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03-23-2010

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-03-23, 13:25 PM

I have G550 P7450 2.13GHZ Nvidia G210m laptop. In this forum,I learned everbody has fan problem like me, it works noisy and high speed. I use windows 7 32-bit, and downloaded last bios update V2.51 for windows 32-bit and installed very well. No problem.

 

But Fan works high speed again, only difference than old one, is that fan works and stops more long. such as , before update, it was working and stopping one minute period, after update it is working and stopping 3 min period.

 

What about bios update for 64-bit system? After 64-bit update, everything is fine? ı mean, no high speed at all, not hearing noisy.

 

If so, I will install 64-bit windows 7..

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11-19-2007

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-03-23, 15:10 PM

iolak,

 

please confirm you have installed the current version of the bios on the web now.  Most users report that the system now operates the fan in a manner consistent with most laptops.

 

cirrhosis,

 

The 64 bit version should provide the same operational parameters as the 32 bit.    

 

Mark

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02-24-2010

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-03-23, 19:19 PM

Thanks for your reply, Mark.

 

I've installed the new bios like a week  ago.

I noticed the fact that the last modification is on the 13th of current month, so most problaby i have installed it. Supposly,  i am mistaking the date i've done this update, should i try reinstall it again? Is it safe? Is it going to bring me problems this new reinstall?

The current Bios version that i'm running on now is 2.51 for Windows 7 HP x 32, so i belive i've done the right thing.

 

In deed, a change has been produced on the activity of the fan, maybe i' am under the top satisfaction influence of my ThinkPad that i use on my work activities, but it just not seems the right way a fan/laptop should behave and i mean the G550.

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-03-23, 20:51 PM

iolak,

 

Yes, 2.51 should be the latest BIOS and if you can tell a difference in the fan operation following the update, then I think you have the best update that we can provide at this time.

 

The ThinkPad's use a slightly different approach to fan operation management, but they are also a higher line system that we design primarily for business, and individuals demanding fewer compromises.   While I know price can vary signficantly country to country, I think the G550 still represents a solid value in terms of overall design, performance, weight, and purchase price.

 

Aside from the fan, how do you find the system overall?

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

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02-24-2010

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-03-24, 0:54 AM

Mark,

 

Beside the fan problem, this is a great laptop, i am very satisfied with it and i mean it for performance, the design it's not just a thing that i'm very interested in but also is something that i like. It seems that the fan problem has a good part and that is because the G550 does not have a heat issue as i've noticed on other brand laptop that i've owned myself.

"best update that we can provide at this time" sounds encouraging, a less noisy and active fan without transforming into a "heating system" issue  is a problem that Lenovo team seems up to improve it, the 2.51 Bios version is a proof not 100% satisfactory, but still a good sign, and I am confident concerning that and waiting for this to happen.

 

All the best,

iolak

 

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03-08-2010

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-03-26, 0:40 AM

Dear all, i Bought a brand new G550 2 weeks ago, and i think the ''fan problem" is not a problem, i tested out the laptop and monitored the Temp's of the CPU and the GPU, it apears that when the CPU hits 40+C the fan starts to start also with the GPU hits 47+C, when the fan cools them down to CPU=33-30C GPU 41-42C. the fan stops and waits for them to heat up a lettel bit, and then starts again in the same Heat temp. 

 

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11-28-2009

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-03-27, 23:50 PM

I have G550 with Intel graphic. This New bios absolutely didnt help me at all. That am gonna do???

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01-16-2010

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-03-28, 20:31 PM

Hi,

I can confirm a successful bios upgrade in windows 7 64-bit of a G550, core2duo T6500, 4GB Ram and Nvidia GForce 105M for those waiting for positive info like I have. The fan situation is very much improved with the fan going on for longer periods (Energy Star power management) and then staying off for much longer periods in normal "surfing and office" use. Previous behavior was on/off all the time with only a few seconds in between which was really irritating. Now the notebook is more like my expectations was when aiming for a core2duo notebook, I have a Hp at work that has a slow fan mode most of the time which made me search for core2duo notebooks. I realize that the plastic case in this budget notebook together with the Nvidia graphics will make it hoter then my Hp with metal case and only standard IGP at work so I am quite happy now. 

 

Regards,

Jim

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04-02-2010

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Re: G550 fan problem

2010-04-02, 21:15 PM

Hello everyone,

First of all I'd like to say hello to everyone writing in this thread.

As you can figure out, I also have an issues with this stupid fan. My previous notebook is broken and as I have a lot to stuff to do I needed to buy another one. I've chosen Lenovo and now I'm quite dissapointed. I've got a G550A, 3GB RAM, T4300, Nvidia GForce G210 M, 320 GB HDD, Win7 32-bit. I bought it on the first of April 2010.

At first I didn't even noticed the sound of the fan. I was too busy installing every software I needed. But then I got a little bothered. I've checked the polish forum and I was redirected to this one. I've read almost all the posts and finally, today, I've updated my BIOS. Before that I felt like the fan was running ALL the time. I've put it on my desk, it was clean and without dust. I didn't help. The temperature was around 46-47C and not likely to go down. So I've decided to update the BIOS. Apparently, it didn't help at all.

Could anyone can tell me, why the temperature when laptop is on the desk is somehow constant and it takes a really long time for fan to switch off and as soon as I unplug it and put on my knees, fan is switching nicely. I also tried to change some preferences with the graphic card. Before I did it, fan was switching off at 43-44C. And after I've changed the preferences with the graphics from the best quality to best performance, the temperature when it goes off is 46C.

Hope someone could help to solve these problems. And I'm still waiting for the final, complete solution from the guys from Lenovo.

All the best,

Jacek

 

P.S. Forgive my English :)

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