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Fan Noise Thinkpad X1 Yoga

2017-01-26, 5:33 AM

Hi,

 

I am having a big issue since I bought X1 Yoga around a month back. The temperature shoots upwards of 80C as soon as I put a little load on my system (including sometimes just Flash based websites). This makes fan run abnormally at a high RPM making too much sound. It is almost unbearable and makes difficult to work silently.

 

It is the i7-6600, 16GB model and given the price, I was expecting a better system response. With this configuration, I am expected to use for heavy wok at times, but this sound deters me.

 

Can Lenovo provide a solution to this problem? Or do I need to get this serviced in just 1 month? Please help and provide solution.

 

Thanks

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Re: Fan Noise Thinkpad X1 Yoga

2017-01-27, 5:29 AM

Hi Sumeet,

Welcome to Lenovo Community!

As I understand that you are facing issue with Fan in your new X1 Yoga.

Try updating the latest BIOS & you can also check this post 

 

I hope the above information helps.

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

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Re: Fan Noise Thinkpad X1 Yoga

2017-07-31, 9:30 AM

I have new ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2gen and I have a latest BIOS version but fan is still constantly on and the bottom of the laptop is warm. Is any other suggestion?

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Re: Fan Noise Thinkpad X1 Yoga

2017-07-31, 15:00 PM

OS: win10
Processor : Intel Core i7-7600CPU Processor 2.80GHz 2.90GHz
RAM: 16GB

 

Also battery life is ridiculously low - I charge 100% and battery life is 2h17 min

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Re: Fan Noise Thinkpad X1 Yoga

2017-10-11, 22:11 PM

Exactly the same problem here. The battery life is horribly bad and I think it is because of the high CPU consumption.

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Re: Fan Noise Thinkpad X1 Yoga

2017-11-29, 1:56 AM

Hi Prabhansh,

 

Thank you for your reply. I have waited long and tried various things to stop this problem.

 

But the problem hasnt been resolved. There have been several BIOS updates since I posted this question and I have updated it every time, but the fan sound remains.

 

Right now, as soon as I pick up my laptop when it is ON, there is a severe fan noise as if fan is hitting the base of laptop. In addition, fan remains ON too long a time for a heavy load on the laptop. For a thin laptop, there must have been a beter idea of design such that fan sound could be kept minimum. With a SSD, lack of hard disk sound has been replaced by this stupid fan. I can't work in silence. Too bad.

 

If possible could you please guide me how to get this repaired from a service centre?

 

Thanks

Sumeet

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Re: Fan Noise Thinkpad X1 Yoga

2018-03-09, 0:18 AM
I've begun to have this very same problem on my X1 Yoga (2nd Gen). Right now I have to lift the computer up a bit, give a bit of a pat or slap to the back, and that sometimes works to get the fan to stop rubbing and making that awful noise. I'm still searching for a better solution.
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Re: Fan Noise Thinkpad X1 Yoga

2018-03-09, 1:52 AM

I went to the service center finally to fix this. My computer stopped to load after BIOS with a "fan error" message. They have replaced it (took almost 2 weeks). The repair guy showed me the old fan - it was broken and the plastic casing was almost coming off. Hence the noise. I advise to get the fan changed or you will also eventually be at this position when you can't use the laptop. Its working OK now. I will wait to see if this new fan works properly.

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Re: Fan Noise Thinkpad X1 Yoga

2018-03-09, 9:32 AM

I have a Yoga 370 (the X1 baby brother) and suffered from the same "constant" fan on/noise problem.

 

I solved my issue by throttling back the CPU since I'd rather have a completely silent laptop than one blaring on constantly. I'm pretty sure that the processor gets up to 100% as soon as you give it any command and tries to quickly complete the task (either opening Chrome, opening a new website, or video, etc the fan will kick in), even though it doesn't need to ramp up fully.

 

I went into the advanced power settings within Windows and selected Passive Cooling and limited the processor to 80% max (on plug and on battery). Fan is silent or runs way quieter. If I ever want 100% speed, I can just readjust the settings. Works awesome and honstly my only regret is that I didn't do this sooner. Having a silent, passively cooled laptop makes this the perfect ultraportable. And best of all, I don't notice a drop in performance! I'm a student, not a video editor.

 

Under Win 10;

Edit Power Plan

click on Change Advanced Power Settings

Navigate to Processor Power Management, System Cooling Policy - Change all to "Passive"

Navigate to Processor Power Management, Maximum Processor State - Change all to "80%." (You can adjust this to 85% or whatever depending on your needs; play around with the thresholds).

 

Try it out. Test it and you can easily change or revert the settings if you don't like it, so you have nothing to lose. Leave me a Kudos on my post if it works for you so others can tell if it helped easily just by glancing at the post in the future.

 

This is the price you have to pay for fast thin laptops made from non-conductive case materials.

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2018-03-09, 9:49 AM
 

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