cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
powerjuice
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 6
Location: United States
Views: 962
Message 1 of 6

Edge E430 (3254) - AES-NI not detected (i5-3210M)

I was wondering if someone could help me with this... Recently I noticed that the AES-NI feature of the Core i5-3210M processor in my ThinkPad Edge E430 is not being detected by the operating system. I remember that, when I first got my computer, AES-NI was being recognized by other applications, like CPU-Z and TrueCrypt. However, since then I updated my BIOS to version 2.04, upgraded to Windows 8 and rolled back to 7, only to discover that AES-NI is no longer available. I tried upgrading to BIOS v. 2.08, but that didn't help. I also booted from a Linux live USB, and AES-NI is not detected either.

 

Is there anything I can try? The only thing I can think of is rolling back the BIOS to an old version. Would that be worth the trouble? Or should I just contact Support?

vctscyber
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 8
Location: Hong Kong
Views: 915
Message 2 of 6

Re: Edge E430 (3254) - AES-NI not detected (i5-3210M)

I got same problem in my ThinkPad Edge E330.
verreck
Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Location: Germany
Views: 898
Message 3 of 6

Re: Edge E430 (3254) - AES-NI not detected (i5-3210M)

Hi

 

i got the same issue with my E330 too. I downloaded the BIOS directly from the Lenovo driver page. The version is 1.06/1.17.

Is anyone using this BIOS version without experiencing this issue? (Read: Is it general problem with this version or was it a error during upgrade)

There is also a BIOS  for Win7 (version 1.14) available for download. Does anybody know whether it also affected by this issue?

 

Regards

ahaider7
Ctrl-Alt-Del
Posts: 10
Location: Australia
Views: 872
Message 4 of 6

Re: Edge E430 (3254) - AES-NI not detected (i5-3210M)

I have the same problem on my E430 with an i7 3612QM. My BIOS version is 2.04, windows 8 installed.

 

The processor specs state that AES-INI is supported, but it is probably turned off by BIOS.

Lenovo Employee elmatkos
Lenovo Employee
Posts: 34
Location: SK
Views: 726
Message 5 of 6

Re: Edge E430 (3254) - AES-NI not detected (i5-3210M)

Hi there,

 

this issue have been solved for E330:

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/AES-NI-in-E330-3354AV9/td-p/972513

 

I will check E430

powerjuice
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 6
Location: United States
Views: 704
Message 6 of 6

Re: Edge E430 (3254) - AES-NI not detected (i5-3210M)

That would help a lot, thanks!

Top Kudoed Authors