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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-03-28, 14:57 PM

If you have a P50 or P70 ThinkPad configured with ECC memory and the expected notation of "With ECC" is missing in BIOS, please click here for the solution.

 

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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-04-06, 6:47 AM
Why must a P50 or P70 be "configured" with ECC memory to use ECC?
Is Lenovo prohibiting Xeon's ECC support?
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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-04-06, 7:20 AM

I don't think it's an issue of Lenovo "prohibiting" anything, rather, I think it's a case of Lenovo can't get ECC to actually work at all and had trouble displaying in Bios the current state of memory as ECC or non-ECC. It's kinda weird that Lenovo is touting Bios 1.21 as any sort of fix when all it does apparently test to see if memory is ECC compatible and if so, reports "with ECC." I would imagine they must realize by now how misleading this is when ECC doesn't really work yet.

 

One poster reckoned it to buying a car with air-bags and finding out that the air-bags are not enabled for a potential accident. Bios 1.21 is like making sure the letters SRS now appear correctly on the steering wheel while knowing the air-bag mechanism is still not operational in the event of an accident. At some point, Lenovo might give us the courtesy of revealing what the status of a genuine ECC fix is instead of reminding us of one of the missing features on an otherwise great machine.

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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-04-14, 7:16 AM

FYI: I sent my P50 in for service in Germany with two issues:

Dark right half of screen when viewing the screen from normal working distance and also in order to get ECC memory working. I/we did not just pay for some sort of "detection" that my ECC memory supports ECC, when it is clearly disabled in EVERY kind of test.

The least Lenovo could do at present was to have made some sort of statement regarding the ECC problem and HOW and WHEN they expect to solve the issue.

I'll keep you updated.

 

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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-04-14, 8:08 AM

Dear tk-don,

 

did you have ECC configured on order? Could you keep us up to date on lenovo's response.

 

And could I ask how to request services in Germany? My P50 has an LCD bleeding issue, but I don't know if LCD bleeding is considered normal or quality issue hence be dealt with.

 

Best regards,

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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-04-14, 11:07 AM

Dear Axiomoixa,

Yes, it was configured with ECC memory when I ordered it from Lenovo (2x16 GB). I'll keep you updated.

 

I'm actually not sure how to request service directly, but I mailed the local IBM support in Denmark, that carries out support for all Lenovo Think products too. They agreed to have it sent in for service, which apparently takes place in Germany at a company in Frankfurt called Teleplan. I presume they are service partners for other companies than Lenovo too. What they are doing about the screen, I don't know, but I'm silently hoping for a replacement IF the replacement does not have a dark right half/narrow viewing angles.

I don't know how customer support works in Germany, all I could find was this: http://www.lenovo.com/contact/de/de/ Maybe they are able to give you an email-adress you can write to.

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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-07-24, 0:13 AM

 

Double post, see below

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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-07-24, 0:15 AM

Has anyone determined if yet if you can run 4 sticks of 2400 MHz ECC memory? or do you still need 1 stick of 2133?

 

Thanks

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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-07-24, 0:41 AM

AFAIK you need at least 1 stick of 2133 memory, but with ECC, I would have all of the memory at the same speed so 2133 is what I would select. I do not believe that even the latest BIOS enforces 2133 regardless of memory, but the SKYLAKE processors require 2133 max.


P53 XEON 2276 BIOS 1.31 OLED UHD 4K Multi-touch display, 96GB RAM, RTX5000, RAID 1, 1TB x 2 Samsung PM981, 1TB PM981, WWAN
P70 XEON 1505, BIOS 2.35, 4k Display, 64GB, M3000M NVIDIA GPU, RAID1 1TB Samsung PM981 PCIe-NVMe SSD x 2, 2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD. EM7455 WWAN
P1. BIOS 1.36,Xeon Processor, 4k UHD IPS multi-touch display, 32GB, PM981 1TB x 2, RAID1

I am not an employee nor an agent of Lenovo.
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Re: P70 ECC Compatible memory

2016-07-24, 20:17 PM

will there ever be a BIOS option to set ram speed manually? 

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