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High pitched tone with fan noise?

2012-12-04, 4:14 AM

Hello, first time poster here :)

 

For me the constant fan noise isn't much of an issue; however, the intermittent high pitch tone is killing me. When I'm trying to study or read in a silent room, this annoying tone keeps permeating my skull and makes it very hard to focus. Oh did I mention how annoying it is??

 

I absolutely adore this product in every other way, but if this annoying tone doesn't get fixed one way or another, I will have to say good bye yoga and hello Dell XPS 12.

 

Does anyone else suffer from this issue?

 

MB

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Re: High pitched tone with fan noise?

2012-12-05, 7:05 AM

After some research, this is what I found,

 

So it sounds like my problem plagues most intel core ix laptops with some being more affected than others. There is one solution that works for windows 7 machines, unfortunately the menus seem to differ with windows 8:

 

Step 1.

Click the Windows Start icon, and in the "Search Programs and Files" field type regedit

Step 2.

Navigate to the following folder:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \
SYSTEM \
CurrentControlSet \
Control \
Power \
PowerSettings \
54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 \
5d76a2ca-e8c0-402f-a133-2158492d58ad

Step 3.


Click on ATTRIBUTES

Step 4.

On the top of the dialog box it should say DWORD

Step 5.

Change the 1 to a 0

Step 6.

Click on the Windows Start icon.

Go to Control Panel -->

Hardware and Sound -->

Change Plan Settings (for each plan that you use) -->

POWER OPTIONS -->

Advance Power Settings -->

Processor Power Management -->

Processor Idle Disable

Set both of them to Disable Idle.

 

Although this hurts battery life, it still seems to work. But like I said, the menus seem to differ at step 3, blocking my progress. Since the pitch is so high, I doubt older folks even perceive it, but for my young (21) ears, the pitch is quite frustrating.

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Re: High pitched tone with fan noise?

2012-12-04, 9:24 AM

Welcome to the forums!l There's a long thread on this already http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-IdeaTab-Slate-Tablets/Yoga-13-Fan-Noise/td-p/902693 Unfortuanately the Lenovo employees that used to help out with this and other Yoga issues have been very quiet lately :smileysad: Hopefully they're busy ironing out the problems inpreparation for the European launch. 

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Re: High pitched tone with fan noise?

2012-12-05, 5:41 AM

Thank you for the welcome :)

 

Ah yes I read through that thread and have come to terms with the fan noise; I just wanted to see if anyone else also hears the intermittent high pitched squeal/tone that accompanies the fan noise. This noise is probably not coming from the fan, and I hear might be coming from the motherboard. Nonetheless, this tone is driving me nuts. Does this sound like something that a software update can fix? I love this device, but if there's no solution I'd probably just forgo exchanging it (especially since its sold out in my area) and just buy the dell xps 12 instead. 

 

And its a shame about the lack of lenovo employee response in these threads lately. The more issues that come up, the more silent they become. Would be nice if they can reassure us, or tell us they're working on a solution vs. us just getting frustrated and impatient and returning the device for another.

 

MB

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Re: High pitched tone with fan noise?

2012-12-05, 7:05 AM

After some research, this is what I found,

 

So it sounds like my problem plagues most intel core ix laptops with some being more affected than others. There is one solution that works for windows 7 machines, unfortunately the menus seem to differ with windows 8:

 

Step 1.

Click the Windows Start icon, and in the "Search Programs and Files" field type regedit

Step 2.

Navigate to the following folder:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \
SYSTEM \
CurrentControlSet \
Control \
Power \
PowerSettings \
54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 \
5d76a2ca-e8c0-402f-a133-2158492d58ad

Step 3.


Click on ATTRIBUTES

Step 4.

On the top of the dialog box it should say DWORD

Step 5.

Change the 1 to a 0

Step 6.

Click on the Windows Start icon.

Go to Control Panel -->

Hardware and Sound -->

Change Plan Settings (for each plan that you use) -->

POWER OPTIONS -->

Advance Power Settings -->

Processor Power Management -->

Processor Idle Disable

Set both of them to Disable Idle.

 

Although this hurts battery life, it still seems to work. But like I said, the menus seem to differ at step 3, blocking my progress. Since the pitch is so high, I doubt older folks even perceive it, but for my young (21) ears, the pitch is quite frustrating.

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Re: High pitched tone with fan noise?

2012-12-05, 7:14 AM
Nevermind! I got this fix to work! The fan noise kicks in a bit further, and the CPU seems to run at full clock, but this is totally worth it. That noise was killing me and now its gone! :D

I just hope this doesn't hurt the computer in any way
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Re: High pitched tone with fan noise?

2012-12-18, 17:07 PM
Read up on this a bit on the boards and apparently that fix really affects battery life. Does Lenovo have any kind of fix yet?
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Re: High pitched tone with fan noise?

2013-01-20, 19:22 PM

Also interested in a fix for this.

It seems the problem diminishes when you go to Control Panel >> Power Options >> Change plan settings >> Change advanced power settings >> PCI Express >> Link State Power Management

Change it to something other than "Maximum power savings."  I have mine set too Off for plug power and Moderate for battery power.

Maybe the other solution works better than this, but I couldn't find the appropriate registry key on my machine.

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Re: High pitched tone with fan noise?

2015-04-04, 3:04 AM

I've just bought a new Yoga 3 and I too am suffering from the high pitched noise the fan makes when it spins. I would appreciate it so much if you could explain to me how you fixed this problem, because I've tried following the instructions you've outlined but cannot navigate the last steps due to Windows 8.1. Thankyou so much for your time!

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Re: High pitched tone with fan noise?

2015-05-21, 22:44 PM

All Yoga 3 14 suffer from this problem, some people just can't hear it.

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