02-21-2017 03:33 PM
Looks like you were right. Downgrading to BIOS 34 seems to do the trick. I have been using chrome all day and no freezing. Hopefully there will be a patch from Lenovo in the future.
For anyone who has upgraded to BIOS 35 and needs downgrade you need to go enable the BIOS downgrade option in the BIOS config settings. To access the BIO config, turn off your computer then press the small button on the right side with a earing or pen. That should bring you to the BIOs config area.
Thank you for the help!
02-21-2017 07:57 PM
I was going to give this a shot, but it seems that BIOS 34 is no longer downloadable from Lenovo. The link posted earlier is now 404. Anybody have an updated link?
02-21-2017 08:42 PM - edited 02-21-2017 10:21 PM
Looks like lenovo removed the link and download for that bios. But atleast they didnt remove the last good link that is still working which is https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/2jcn28ww.exe This is the older bios version that I downgraded from 2jcn34ww to 2jcn28ww which works way better and faster than the 34 version. I was the original poster about downgrading to the 34 version bios but I later found out that lenov throttled the cpu but on the 28 version bios the cpu is not throttled and everything works superfast.
02-22-2017 12:47 AM
02-22-2017 07:09 AM - edited 02-22-2017 07:11 AM
For me the cooling fan barely ever turns on even while using google chrome. Also the touch id works much faster and reads faster the first time where as on the 34 bios it takes the second time for the touch id to work. Most importantly the boot up is noticebally faster and better for me. Also it looks like the link is back up working again and you dont have to change the address from to https to http as the link works without that change. https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/2jcn34ww.exe
02-22-2017 08:31 AM
Downgraded to BIOS 34, but the issue persists for me. Will try 28 later today.
One note, I use a virtualization app and so I have VT-x turned on in BIOS. This true for any of the rest of you all?
03-04-2017 12:47 PM - edited 03-04-2017 12:49 PM
Very interesting - I have VT-x turned on so I can run Ubuntu under Virtualbox.
Reverted back to BIOS 28 and I haven't seen the problem since, been week and a half now. So I think that has fixed it for me.
03-04-2017 06:08 PM
There's a bit more fan noise but it's tolerable. It doesn't run at idle, but it will rather suddenly spin up when encountering a web page with a particularly intensive ad or something. Distracting, but not a dealbreaker.