11-30-2007 03:59 PM
01-12-2008 09:33 AM
01-18-2008 03:20 PM
02-15-2008 11:11 AM
I realize I'm a little late responding to this, but we do not recommend you use third-party drivers. Yes, we use Intel's Turbo Memory card, but we work closely with Intel to ensure the drivers work properly with all of our hardware. Using a driver not provided by Lenovo opens up the possibility of more issues and will make diagnosis that much harder. If you do use this driver and are posting for help, make sure to identify that.
you can get the latest driver at www.intel.com and do a quick search for "turbo" . A of today its up to driver version 1.5.
02-23-2008 02:05 PM
07-01-2008 11:14 AM
First off, many thanks for the tips for resolving BSOD with Vista + Turbo Memory on X61. I've been suffering from this BSOD for countless times since I bought in my X61 7673-CW9 in April 2008.
Even prior to having the pleasure to visit this wonderful forum, I followed both steps as indicated, and updated my Intel Turbo Memory driver to 220.127.116.113 and my BIOS to 7NETB4WW (2.14). However, the BSOD recurrs.
For the past two months, I've recovered my system to factory default settings using Rescue and Recovery for over twenty times, each time with the latest Intel Turbo Memory driver and BIOS. Notwithstanding that, BSOD recurrs.
During these painful experiences, I tried two options: 1) making my X61 up-to-date by using System Update and Windows Update (including Vista SP1 or excluding Vista SP1); 2) keeping my X61 the status as factory default (i.e. without updating through either System Update or Windows Update (the automatic/scheduled update function of both is turned off)). In either case, BSOD recurrs.
I'm 100% positive that the BSOD does not arise from any hardware or software/firmware I install. I never install any hardware (e.g. RAM). And, it is not caused by any software/firmware I install: the clear and unequivocal evidence is that at one time,I encountered BSOD while having restored back to factory setting and booting for the first time.
I live in Taiwan, and I seldom heard this BSOD here. All of my friends (as most of Taiwan residents) using X61 operate in Traditional Chinese environment, whereas I operate in English environment. In Taiwan, when booting for the first time after purchase/recovery, the Windows Vista Business system provides for lanuage choice (Traditional Chinese or English), and, once chosen, the language cannot be altered later on (unless, of course, the system is restored back to factory default settings).
My system specs are the same as the day I purchased it and are listed below (as I'm not sure if my machine type X61 7673-CW9 is applicable outside Taiwan):
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.4GHz
Memory: 1.00 G.B.
System: Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Hard Drive: 160 G.B. @ 7,200 r.p.m.
And, of course, with Intel Turbo Memory 1 G.B.
I contacted the Lenovo support staff here in Taiwan for countless times, but they seem to be clueless. I learned that some friends at this forum downgraded their OS back to Windows XP, but I chose not to. The reason is simple: my purchase price for X61 7673-CW9 includes the Intel Turbo Memory, which cannot function under Windows XP (at least so far).
Therefore, I just wish to share my experience here and perhaps I can get some advice from you and other friends here. Any advice will be tremendously and enormously appreciated.
Kevin Chen @ Taiwan
07-08-2008 06:46 PM
The X61 that I recently purchased is a model 7767-96U and it just recently started having bluescreen issued during the startup of windows Vista. Is the reason for this bluescreen the out of date BIOS and Ram driver? According to the blue screen it can't access the C drive, but I have ran Lenovo's rescue and recovery pack and the hard drive passed all of the tests. However, I am unable to update either (possibly I can do the BIOS) driver because there is no way for me to fully boot Windows Vista in it's current state.
09-22-2008 07:48 PM
Disable the Intel Turbo Memory Controller if your system has one.
I had the exact same thing until I turned it off...
Open the Intel Turbo Memory Controller application
click on Intel Flash Cache Logic Chip
Make sure you work through all the tabs in the application. disable all instances of
I would experience Blue Screens 10x day until I disabled the above. It's been a great machine ever since.
01-31-2009 02:08 AM
I apologize in advance if this is not the right place for my question - I didn't find a better thread.
I just got an x200 with the 4gb intel turbo memory.
While I loaded ~1.2gb worth of applications through the intel turbo memory dashboard utility - it still says I am using only 0.3gb of the card (or 10%) and I have 2.7gb still free.
any idea whats going on?
I couldn't find anything on Intel's site.
02-06-2009 05:42 PM
Does it actually make it any faster loading applications? Maybe they are loading just certain parts of the application or allocating space on flash to save temporary or tiny changes on it. By doing so would benefit on speed and space.
On my experience using a 1GB turbomemory, I had no speedups at all with 4GB RAM. Totally useless junk, wasted $40 on it. All it did was slow my system, stutters windows for seconds, hyper-ring(waiting clock) on the mouse cursor. I actually took out the memory module and I'l gonna sell it for $15. I wish I had a chance to play with the 4GB turbomemory as they have app pinning.