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ThinkCentre M920 Tiny: Intelligent Cooling Engine (ICE), annoying INCONSTANT speed!

2020-07-20, 0:55 AM

Fan speed can be controlled in the BIOS (latest version, updated yesterday) through the "Intelligent Cooling Engine (ICE)" menu.

 

The problem is that the options "ICE Performance Mode" and "Better Acoustic Performance" make NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever!!!

 

I thought that the Better Acoustic would have a different behavior, making the fan speed "more constant", but NOT!

 

The speed, low as it may be, OSCILLATES every second UP, DOWN, UP DOWN! This drives anyone crazy!

 

Then, sometimes, when the GPU usage is high, or the SSD is being heavily used, it goes up like a VACUUM cleaner!!!

 

I wonder who will use the ALWAYS ON option!!! Maybe the computer is locked in a separate room!

 

More than 1000 euros for a TOP of the line machine, and this is all you can do, LENOVO? Really??

 

This is NOT a LAPTOP!

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Re:ThinkCentre M920 Tiny: Intelligent Cooling Engine (ICE), annoying INCONSTANT speed!

2020-07-20, 13:08 PM

This fan speed oscillation is not normal for a M920 Tiny, and probably needs a hardware fix.  I suggest you call the problem into Lenovo Tech Support.  

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Re:ThinkCentre M920 Tiny: Intelligent Cooling Engine (ICE), annoying INCONSTANT speed!

2020-07-22, 21:47 PM

No no! LENOVO FAN NOISE is all over the forums! This is "pretty common". I never thought i will buy a 1000+ euro machine that prevents me from using it because of this ANNOYING FAN!!!

 

This is nonsense...

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Re:ThinkCentre M920 Tiny: Intelligent Cooling Engine (ICE), annoying INCONSTANT speed!

2020-07-27, 1:19 AM

Also... the "average" performance of this machine SUCKS big time!

 

My 7 year old Fujitsu with an intel i5 (4 cores at 3.2Ghz) and a SAMSUNG SSD (750 EVO) BEATS the lenovo at most trivial tasks!!! How about that?

 

Sure, the M2 SSD in the lenovo puts the 750 EVO to shame on "block write" (all at once) but, who cares, really? Are you going to move VERY LARGE blocks of data from one side of the SDD to another?

 

On a normal use day (open apps, copy folders, delete folders, etc, there is almost no improve from a 300 EURO PC!!!).

 

Apart from the INTEL 630 GPU (which is quite decent for an integrated GPU) there is no justification to give 1000+ euros for a machine like this!!

 

NO WAY!!

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