01-24-2013 05:53 PM
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?
01-29-2013 10:20 PM
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?
02-03-2013 03:53 AM
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.
03-28-2013 06:57 AM
this issue have been solved for E330:
I will check E430