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Message 31 of 32 (414 Views)

Re: Is a Fresh Win7 install on a W520 is a Death Wish?

It is sort of a firmware update. One that should be done with the system in a very stable state (nothing running, internet off, antiviruses/firewalls disabled, everything in the system tray closed, etc.) just in case. It also requires that you have the battery attached and the AC plugged in.

It fixes all of the CPU throttling issues, so under most circumstances, the CPU can clock up to full speed.
W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Registered: ‎03-30-2011
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Re: Is a Fresh Win7 install on a W520 is a Death Wish?

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eladbari wrote:
i guess i can check the current version thru the bios itself.

You can check the current BIOS version by pressing the blue ThinkVantage key when you're in Windows.  It will show the BIOS version as well as other information at the top of the ThinkVantage Toolbox window that will open.