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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-08-28, 0:55 AM

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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-08-28, 2:56 AM

Yeah, There isn't any further development from Lenovo, but I bought one laptop cooler (ZACX) on Amazon. and it helps to reduece about 10+ degrees of temperature while doing light works.

 

 

 

 

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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-08-28, 12:21 PM

Ant then, the lenovo fan reduces its spin noise?

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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-08-28, 15:07 PM

There's a BIOS update coming that should help address some of the acoustic concerns.  I'll post a link to it in this thread once it has been released.




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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-08-28, 16:48 PM

HIGH TEMPERATURE = HIGH FAN SPEED = LARGE NOISE. THE LONGER THE CPU STAYs COOL THE LESS CHANCE OF MAKING UNACCEPTABLE NOISE. 

 

ps: under its default mode, large noise only happens when temp gets above 90 c or 180 F.  I am going to DIY a liquid cooling system for this one as my work is 24/6 non stop.

 

 

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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-09-22, 15:25 PM

Sorry for the delay in response to this thread.  We finally have a new SIO firmware update that has been released.  It's been ready for a little while now, but we've been struggling to get it posted correctly via the web team.  So as of this posting, the SIO FW is not showing in the full driver list for P320 (which includes P320 Tiny).  But you should be able to access the new firmware via this direct download link:

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds500739

 

I'd also recommend customers update to the latest BIOS for P320 Tiny as well, which can be found via the normal path on the support site.  

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/WORKSTATIONS/THINKSTATION-P-SERIES-WORKSTATIONS/THINKSTATION-P320/downloads/DS120436

 

 

For those concerned about acoustics and thermals on P320 Tiny, I'd definitely recommend giving these a try.

 




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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-11-03, 18:07 PM

I updated the BIOS and installed the firmware update. Much, much better. This doesn't control the fan noise really, at least as far as I can hear, but it certainly cuts back on how often it kicks in.  I also bought a super quiet laptop cooler to help keep my unit even cooler.

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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-12-14, 23:43 PM
My P320 still runs hotter than it should under very simple Word 2016 workloads and now is just randomly freezing without a Blue Screen dump to review, which to me indicates a hardware failure of some sort. Is there an easy way to RMA here?
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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-12-15, 3:15 AM
Nothing u can do about it without a liquid cooling system. Even with my rebuild-in liquid cooling system ,the temperature still sits between 50-70. very disappointing flaw indeed.
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Re: P320 Tiny fan acoustics

2017-12-15, 15:38 PM

Greetings P320User, and sorry you're having problems with your new Tiny workstation. 

 

If you'd like to open a service ticket you can do so easily by using the Support link at the top of the page. 

 

This particular forum is a peer to peer discussion area, if you start a new thread and give us a little more background information we could help you with troubleshooting, but be sure not to post any identifying information like serial numbers, etc.

 

From the severity of your issues with such light workloads, it does sound like your machine may need service of some sort.  During performance testing I saw no instability like you describe even under stress, under the old fan curve or the new one, so I think its valid to suspect a serious problem.

Please note: Due to my responsibilities I am often unable to quickly and reliably respond to private messages, please do not hesitate to post publicly in the appropriate forum as it will likely get you the quickest response.
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