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gundul
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Registered: ‎03-26-2016
Location: ID
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Message 1 of 10

P50 Fan High Speed BIOS v1.29

My P50 was silent, but since I updated the BIOS to 1.29 (to get RAID capability), the fan seems to spin from time to time. I notice the noise as it sounds like a jet engine, each time running about 5-10 minutes before going silent again.

 

Spec: i7-6700HQ CPU, 64GB RAM, FHD screen, NVIDIA Quadro M1000M. Upgraded the OS from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, and the standard 500GB HDD to 500GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD. Latest change between the fan noise is just the BIOS upgrade. Weird.

Using: P51/i7/64GB/FHD, X230/i5/16GB/WXGA, M58p/Core2Duo/2GB, Q190/i3/4GB, Q190/Celeron/4GB. Gone: S110/Celeron/2GB/WSVGA, W510/i7/16GB/FHD, W520/i7/32GB/FHD, W530/i7/32GB/FHD, P50/i7/64GB/FHD, E330/i3/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/16GB/WXGA, E460/i5/16GB/FHD, Yoga2 10/Atom/2GB/WUXGA.
Model
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Registered: ‎01-18-2016
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Message 2 of 10

Re: P50 fan control

I can confirm that - it was a more quiet on the 1.28 BIOS. The fan starts to kick in at around ~30% of CPU usage after ~5 seconds.

 

 

rdaxr
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Message 3 of 10

Re: P50 fan control

Agreed, noticeable increase in fan noise on 1.29.

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Message 4 of 10

Re: P50 Fan High Speed BIOS v1.29

Think Engineering reports no thermal changes were made in the several last releases of BIOS/EC Firmware including BIOS v1.29.

 

To assist Lenovo with better understanding this issue, please provide the following information from BIOS or running msinfo32.exe:

 

  • What CPU does your system have?
  • How much memory does your system have?
  • Is the system docked? If so, does the issue still occur when undocked?

Thank you,

 

Model
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Message 5 of 10

Re: P50 Fan High Speed BIOS v1.29

The newest BIOS 1.30 solved the fan noise issue. It's as quiet as on the 1.28 BIOS.

 

If u still need the 1.29 configuration:

 

CPU: 6700HQ

Ram: 32 (4x8), 1x8 original Lenovo, 3x8 aftermarket

no docking station, but connected to a FHD monitor + USB-docking.

 

 

gundul
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Re: P50 Fan High Speed BIOS v1.29

Hi Amy. Thank you for looking at this issue. My P50 has i7-6700HQ CPU, 64GB RAM and no docking. I will try to update to 1.30 after confirming no installation issue from that BIOS on this forum. Thank you.

Using: P51/i7/64GB/FHD, X230/i5/16GB/WXGA, M58p/Core2Duo/2GB, Q190/i3/4GB, Q190/Celeron/4GB. Gone: S110/Celeron/2GB/WSVGA, W510/i7/16GB/FHD, W520/i7/32GB/FHD, W530/i7/32GB/FHD, P50/i7/64GB/FHD, E330/i3/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/16GB/WXGA, E460/i5/16GB/FHD, Yoga2 10/Atom/2GB/WUXGA.
gundul
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Re: P50 Fan High Speed BIOS v1.29

Just upgraded my P50 BIOS from 1.29 to 1.30. Will review the fan noise for a week and provide feedback here afterward. Thanks.

Using: P51/i7/64GB/FHD, X230/i5/16GB/WXGA, M58p/Core2Duo/2GB, Q190/i3/4GB, Q190/Celeron/4GB. Gone: S110/Celeron/2GB/WSVGA, W510/i7/16GB/FHD, W520/i7/32GB/FHD, W530/i7/32GB/FHD, P50/i7/64GB/FHD, E330/i3/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/16GB/WXGA, E460/i5/16GB/FHD, Yoga2 10/Atom/2GB/WUXGA.
gundul
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Message 8 of 10

Re: P50 Fan High Speed BIOS v1.29

After applying BIOS 1.30 and few days of observation, I confirm that the fan is now quiet.

 

Thank you so much.

Using: P51/i7/64GB/FHD, X230/i5/16GB/WXGA, M58p/Core2Duo/2GB, Q190/i3/4GB, Q190/Celeron/4GB. Gone: S110/Celeron/2GB/WSVGA, W510/i7/16GB/FHD, W520/i7/32GB/FHD, W530/i7/32GB/FHD, P50/i7/64GB/FHD, E330/i3/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/16GB/WXGA, E460/i5/16GB/FHD, Yoga2 10/Atom/2GB/WUXGA.
Igor_G
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Message 9 of 10

Re: P50 Fan High Speed BIOS v1.29

Hey, I did BIOS upgrade to 1.30 and it did not fix the fan speed to me

It is still making lot of noise even without any load Smiley Sad

 

Spec: i7-6820HQ, 16 GB RAM, NVidia M2000M and UHD screen, Windows 7 Pro (downgraded from Windows 10), 500 GB SSD, Using always undocked

Igor_G
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Message 10 of 10

Re: P50 Fan High Speed BIOS v1.29

Upgrading to Windows 10 and BIOS 1.33 - seems solving this issue 

Thanks guys

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