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duxlubber
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ThinkPad P50 Bios 1.17

Can anyone vouch for Bios 1.17? It seems like more than one poster here has upgraded the Bios to 1.17 and their machine died for unknown reasons. I've spent the day configuring my replacement P50 and it's exactly "right" except that Bios 1.15 does not show ECC memory (which I supposedly purchased). Memorychip-get makes it appear that the ECC is working but if a Lenovo representative (Amy) says all the Bios versions would report it if you had it, then....

Or better yet, does anyone have ECC memory that is not reported by Bios 1.17, in which case I'll just wait for awhile...

 

Maximus2016
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Re: Bios 1.17

I have BIOS 1.17 and nothing "bad" happened. My P50 has the RAM ordered from Lenovo and I don't think it is ECC.

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Re: ThinkPad P50 Bios 1.17

[Topic edited to include model for better visibility.  AG]



I am a volunteer and neither a Lenovo nor a Microsoft employee.

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jamsden
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Re: ThinkPad P50 Bios 1.17

I know there are newer versions of bios available, but this one fixed all my problems so I'm staying here!

jamsden
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Re: ThinkPad P50 Bios 1.17

Anyone know how to get into this BIOS? It used to say press enter, now it doesn't say anything except Lenovo, and pressing enter doesn't work.

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Re: ThinkPad P50 Bios 1.17

The problem is Windows 10 shutdown behavior. Shutdown by default is sort of like hibernation.

 

To make Win10 always do a real shutdown

  1. open power control panel
  2. from the left panel, "choose what the power buttons do"
  3. click on "change settings that are currently unavailable"
  4. UNCHECK the option about "turn on fast startup"

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P1. BIOS 1.23,Xeon Processor, 32GB, PM981 1TB x 2, RAID1
T470s, 16GB RAM, BIOS 1.10, i7-7500, WQHD display, 512GB PM961 PCIe NVMe SSD
Khakiass
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Re: ThinkPad P50 Bios 1.17


@jamsden wrote:

Anyone know how to get into this BIOS? It used to say press enter, now it doesn't say anything except Lenovo, and pressing enter doesn't work.


Tap the F1 key at POST to get into the BIOS.

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Re: ThinkPad P50 Bios 1.17

In response to customer reports of the "With ECC" automatic notation not showing as expected on P50 and P70 ThinkPads configured with ECC memory, Lenovo has provided a solution by releasing an updated BIOS.

 

Version 1.21

UEFI: 1.21 / ECP: 1.14

(Fix) Fixed an issue where BIOS Setup might show incorrect memory information with ECC memory.

 

For P50 ThinkPads, BIOS v.1.21 can be downloaded here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS106108

 

For P70 ThinkPads, BIOS v.1.21 can be downloaded here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS106085

 

Thank you,

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