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Updating Edge 15 (Broadwell) BIOS upgrade warning

2015-04-03, 18:48 PM

There's a BIOS update for my new Edge 15 Laptop.  I have downloaded it but when I click to run it I get a warning that it is only for the Lenovo VIPER 5A.  However, it looks like it is for my Edge 15.  Here's a link to the support page where it is offered:  http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-edge-series-laptops/edge-15-laptop-lenovo.  My current BIOS is A9CN42WW.  The new BIOS is A9CN44WW.  My computer is running the 5th Generation I7-5500U processor.  I do not know what a Lenovo VIPER 5A is.  I hope someone on this forum and help.  Many thanks.

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Re: Updating Edge 15 (Broadwell) BIOS upgrade warning

2015-04-07, 23:22 PM

I talked to Lenovo Support today about my above question. (This was the first time I ever talked to Lenovo Support.) The person I talked to told me not to update my BIOS as this could void my warranty. Well, that is a scary thought. 

 

Since this BIOS update is offered on their support page for the Edge 15 with the Broadwell processor it seems strange that installing it would void the warranty. But the support person I talked to did say don’t do it and to call them with any problems. I just thought I would pass this information along.

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Re: Updating Edge 15 (Broadwell) BIOS upgrade warning

2015-04-08, 2:03 AM

Looks like there is a BIOS update in-between. There's no mention of the VIPER 5A anywhere I can see, however, it's most likely referring to the motherboard.

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Re: Updating Edge 15 (Broadwell) BIOS upgrade warning

2015-04-08, 10:25 AM

I have the Lenovo Flex 2 pro (Lenovo Edge 15 European Edition) and I updated to the last bios version. Also to me  the same warning appeared but i continued and everything went fine.

P.S. do you notice that the fan starts too often? It is very annoying

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Re: Updating Edge 15 (Broadwell) BIOS upgrade warning

2015-04-08, 15:41 PM

I appreciate your reply.  On my computer the warning appears when I click to run the download and I still had a chance to cancel which I did since I did not know what the Viper 5A was referring to (and I also searched the Internet for info on this and came up with zero). There was no mention of this in the ReadMe file that comes with update.   It probably is the mother board but it would be nice to know for sure.  But now that Lenovo Support has told me that updating the BIOS could void the warranty I won't be trying this.

 

I looked at my warranty and it says "damage resulting from...modification...." is not covered.  Since updating the BIOS comes with risks I suspect that is why I was told that.  I will try to get some clarification on that if possible or perhaps someone on this forum has some info on this and can enlighten us.  

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Re: Updating Edge 15 (Broadwell) BIOS upgrade warning

2015-04-08, 15:45 PM

I am glad to hear that marco_saku had good luck with the BIOS update.  I have heard the fan running on my Edge 15 but it has not reached the annoying level.  I also have a Flex 15 (first generation flex I think) and I really liked that computer a lot.  My husband is now using it and love it.

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Re: Updating Edge 15 (Broadwell) BIOS upgrade warning

2015-04-08, 15:48 PM
Yes I love it too, very beautiful machine. I know that the noise is not so terrible, but according to me is not useful that the fan starts immediately when the CPU reaches 40°: sometimes it happens when i reload facebook page with google chrome for example and it is annoyng. I contacted lenovo support to ask in future bios update the possibility to set the fans
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