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Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd gen slow performance with 2 external monitor via HDMI & thunderbolt

Q: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd gen slow performance with 2 external monitor via HDMI & thunderbolt

Hi,Background on Issue I've had the Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd gen (product # 20JDCTO1WW; BIOS version N1NET46W 1.33) since it came out. It's running the latest build (non-targeted channel) of Windows 10 Pro with all Windows updates and all Lenovo System updates installed (through Lenovo Vantage app), as of this writing.The laptop has only professional/scientific software installed and it's strictly used in a work setting in a climate-controlled office (i.e. no exposure to extreme heat/cold, humidity, dust, etc.) (scientific/professional software like statistic analysis software, Office, browsing company websites and other non-entertainment professional sites, etc.) and there have been no system registry modifications, no 3rd party driver installation, or anything outside of the normal functioning of the system. Windows has never been re-installed/reset from the factory-shipped condition, and I haven't even accessed the BIOS for the first time since it was purchased. There's > 250GB free from the 1 TB SSD, and RAM utilization never reaches > 50% even on the heaviest of workloads. IssueUp to Win 10 OS build 1607 back in 2016-2017, everything was running well. After installing builds 1703 and then 1709, and still now after the 1809 update (updated a couple of months ago, but nothing changed with that update), when I connect the laptop to external monitors (either to one or two 27-inch, 60-Hz 2K monitors [AOC Q2781PQ] outputting at 2K resolution), either via HDMI cable or thunderbolt (outputting video through DisplayPort alternate mode), the OS suffers a massive performance drop. The frame rate drops , everything becomes really slow and sluggish, right-clicking the Windows taskbar takes about 3-5 seconds, the same when maximizing/minimizing/moving/resizing windows. Essentially the OS becomes almost unusable. When I disconnect one monitor and just leave the laptop screen + 1 monitor, performance improves a bit but not by much. The only thing I noticed is that during the old OS builds 1607, I could hear the CPU fan going harder and the %CPU utilization was always >50% during heavy use (CPU temps always kept at <60-70 Celcius even during heavy CPU% usage). However, now after the aforementioned updates, the %CPU utilization barely goes > 15% and the fans rarely kick in; the laptop also remains relatively cool compared to the previous 1607 build (at around 60 Celcius). It almost seems like there's a CPU throttle that's making the whole OS sluggish. Has anyone experienced this issue and has any ideas as to what could be going on? Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd gen slow performance with 2 external monitor via HDMI & thunderbolt

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Hello, I have bought a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI cable which i would like to connect to my X1 Extreme laptop.After i updated to the latest BIOS firmware, latest Thunderbolt firmware and Windows 10 (1809) and all other available updates, i still could not detect my LG 65C8 OLED TV which i have connected. It just does nothing when i insert the cable, not even a notification. For more information about the cable:https://shop.transmedia-germany.com/verbindungskabel-p-20013356.html Regards,Rob

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Everything is working except - no sound via monitor.  Have updated audio drivers,  Suggestions??

A:Yoga X1 ThinkPad thunderbolt LG Monitor Connected via DisplayPort - No Sound

You might need to enable it. 
 
With the monitor connected, turned on and displaying your computer's desktop:
 
Right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar and select "playback devices." 
 
In the white area of the dialog box, right click and make sure both "show disabled devices" and "show disconnected devices" are both checked.
 
Right click on the various playback devices to make sure they're all enabled. 
 
If you start something with audio, you should see the little green "meters" bouncing on one of the devices. Right click that device and set it to default.

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Hello - I wish to connect my 24" Dell monitor (it has every port imaginable) to my Lenovo Yoga 720 WITHOUT using the Thunderbolt port. Is this possible? I am a Jazz musician and I with to use the external display for (1) reading complicatedf [e.g., classical piano] sheet music and (2) for use with DAWs (digital audio workstations, such as Abelton, Pro Tools, etc., where there is LOTS of info crammed in tight and a large monitor is needed). My Yoga's TB port is used for a 500 gig Samsung external hard drive.  The Samsung houses my music programs (e.g., the DAWs, Ivory piano, Easy Drummer, etc.), and I placed them there for the fast speed (this really helps eliminate the latency on the pianos).  I don't need fast speed with the monitor; my prior Lenovo G780 worked just fine with my 24" Dell monitor; the G780 had an HDMI port. I don't find a "TB dock" that has (1) HDMI, display port, etc. AND (2) another TB port.  Does such a thing exist? I've tried the crappy "USB montitors."  They (1) suck and (2) are not 24". Am I screwed here? Thanks, - Jeff Newton (Jazz saxophonist and pianist)    

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hi, I have setup one of my faculty with a Yoga 920131KB plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock. He has an existing monitor (Samsung Syncmaster P2450) that should support 1920x1080. Seems to be current on all drivers and patches under Win10 EDU version. (Including the CCG4 Firmware Update to v55). We are using the HDMI output from the dock. If we try to configure extended desktop to the Samsung monitor at 1920x1080, the screen extends off both sides about half an inch. Maybe also a quarter inch over at the top.  As a work-around, set at 1680x1050, video generally works as expected, but the display starts about 2" in from either side. Generally I don't like using add-on utilities (prefer to just use standard windows built-in options), but somewhere along the line this has the Intel Graphics HD Utility.  I was using that to switch resolution, the Windows settings seemed to track along with changes in the Intel utility, but still overscanned the display.  I played with some other settings in the utility about Display Scale (other than 100%), didn't seem to change anything. A second problem occurs with this setup: when the laptop is used at home, put to sleep, then plugged into the dock, the screen is displayed on the external monitor at maybe 200% (?).  That is, you only see the central portion of the image.  No fiddling with settings seems to correct it, but rebooting usually fixes it. The second problem also occurs with a similar Yoga 920 + Dock (d... Read more

A:Yoga 920, Thunderbolt 3 Dock and external monitor

Also wanted to mention something I noticed while working on this: I saved a log from the Intel Utility. There is a section in there about "Maximum Image Size". This seemed to be correct for the laptop display (12.2"x6.69") but the Samsung was listed at 6.3" x 3.54"    It is a 24" diagonal display, so that is obviously wrong, but I don't know that it is important. Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 Report Date: Monday, February 5, 2018Report Time [hh:mm:ss]: 1:21:19 PMDriver Version: 23.20.16.4849Operating System: Windows* 10 Education (10.0.16299)Physical Memory: 16225 MBVendor ID: 8086Device ID: 5917Device Revision: 07Graphics Output Protocol (GOP) Version: 9.0.1066Current Resolution: 1680 x 1050 Display Type: DigitalDDC2 Protocol: SupportedGamma: 2.2Connector Type: DisplayPortDevice Type: DisplayPortMaximum Image SizeHorizontal Size: 6.3 inchesVertical Size: 3.54 inches

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My problem is: The external monitor (DELL 2715, 4K) is connected to ThinkPad P1 via Thunderbolt 3 dock station. Then the cover of notebook is closed, I move the app window by mouse, the window moves twitching. Then the cover is open, images on both screens, internal and external, are identical (clone mode), the window move very quick and smooth, like normal.Also, if I see the video with closed cover, the video is twitching, but the cover is open, all the ok.What is the solution of this problem? I need work on extarnal display with closed notebook cover. Thank You!

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My Thinkpad Yoga 15 has a problem, which may or may not be related to the BIOS update recently performed. When booting, the bootup screen only appears on an external monitor via the HDMI output. When performing the hardware tests in the BIOS, tests are done on the HDMI-connected display, the internal display does not seem to be recognized. I verified this using both Linux and Windows. It does not seem to be a hardware failure; I have been able to get the display on the internal LCD a few times, by powering down the laptop, holding the power button for about 20 seconds, then powering back on while pressing F1. The laptop will then function for a while, but loses its display after coming out of sleep. Needless to say, this is unworkable. Does anyone have any tips on how this could be fixed in a more permanent fashion or any indication to cause? BIOS does not allow me to turn off NVIDIA, or its opposite, to enable it exclusively. I also tried different drivers, from both Lenovo as well as NVIDIA and Intel, but to no avail. Any pointers appreciated.

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I have a brand new ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th gen and I can connect it to projectors (I already presented power point presentations), but it does not detect external monitors using HDMI. As has been mentioned in other posts, where similar problems got solved, I tried different cables that I know work, I tried to do the power reset mentioned in other posts, I updated BIOS (V.1.37), I updated the Thunderbolt Firmware (V.17.0.0.1), and Intel Thunderbolt Controller Driver (V.17.4.78.500). Under Device Manager > Systems I see ThunderboltTM) Controller - 15D2. But even if I go in Windows 10 to System > Display and press "Detect", it doesn't recognize an external display. Thank you very much for your help and suggestions!

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 Dear forum,  yesterday I bought my new ThinkPad t470. While everything else is working fine, the notebook seems not to be able to detect my external monitor (ThinkVision t2424p), when connecting it via a VGA to HDMI adapter. This setup flawlessly worked with my last notebook. Regardless whether I try to connect the monitor when Windows is already running or when I boot into Windows with the monitor already connected, the monitor doesn't show up in the screen resolutions settings nor does there appear an additional device in the device manager.  Do you know what the problem might be? The apater works fine when used with a different Notebook. Thank you very much, EBM

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I have a Yoga 11s that started having hdmi connection issues about a year ago and has recently quit connecting to an external monitor via HDMI completely. We tried upgrading to Windows 10 to see if that would overwrite any software issues - no luck. The HDMI port actually appears loose. I did an extensive search of the forum and found posts that recommended cutting down the rubber around the base of the hdmi cord - tried that and at least I had a little activitiy - in the upper right hand corner of the external monitor up popped a box that says DVI then VGA then HDMI - but then says No Signal. Tried the graphics card update recommended on a post from long time ago and a popup indicated I had a newer version already installed. I have taken it to a laptop repair place - said they couldn't get parts from Lenovo. I found an "authorized" Lenovo repair shop locally - when I called they said they only work on business machines Called Lenovo and they told me to take it to Best Buy - however since I purchased this directly from Lenovo, Best Buy said they can't work on it. I would rather not send it into Lenovo because they tried to charge my hubby hundreds of dollars when his 15 day brand new laptop quit working, claiming damage - luckily extensive pictures taken and dated prior to sending it in thwarted that attempt at extortion. Does anyone have any suggestions? I need to be able to do presentations and work remotely with this so it is no... Read more

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I have a Yoga 2 Pro, and I have a Samsung 28" 4k monitor model #u28d590d supports [email protected] over display port and supports 4k @30hz over hdmi. I bought what I believe to a high speed micro hdmi cable might not be.. and could be the problem. But to my understanding is the yoga 2 pro with the i7-4500u processor it should support 4k @ 30hz over the hdmi 1.4a port? Can anyone confirm this? I had the external monitor do some wierd flickering at 4k @ 24 hz, but thats about it. no stable image.

A:yoga 2 pro 4k - external monitor support via hdmi 1.4a

I am thinking about buying the u28d590d. Can you confirm that it works with the Yoga 2 Pro?

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Hallo all!Please Help!!!i'm trying to connect my new Lenovo Yoga 730 i15" i7, and i'm trying to connect it to an external monitor via the HDMI port using a standart HDMI cable but it won't work! i've seen there is issues regarding...is it not possible at all?btw- i'm trying to connect to samsung monitor and it worked fine with my preivious YOGA 3.what should i do?thank you very much ...

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I upgraded to Windows 10 last week and everything was smooth.  Today when rebooting my system, the unit no longer can see my external display.  I have tried multiple other displays and none seem to work.  I have the latest video drivers for Win10 from the support site installed but it still doesn't work.  Any thoughts?

A:Yoga 2 Pro + Windows 10 = External Monitor not working via micro HDMI

I experienced the same - and also inconsistently that the system is going sluggish/lagging heavily. To fix problem with HDMI downgrade to drivers for Win8.1 - it works but hopefully Lenovo will fix this issue with Win10 drivers!? Overall upgrading to Win10 has been a bad experience (regarding the lagging of the system which usually occurs after 20-30 min after logging on). I've tried removing all third-party startup programs (including Lenovos) - but to no help. The frustration is increasing - any tips will be appreciated :-)

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Greetings, I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 (Core i7, 8GB RAM, Win10 Pro 64bit, Machine Type 20FD) on October 18th 2016.When I connect it to my external monitor Dell U2713H, the screen periodically turns black respectively off and then back on after 1-2 seconds. The display works fine with my other Yoga 260 with the very same specifications. The problem occurs when connected via DisplayPort, but also via HDMI. I tried everything, installed BIOS update, all new drivers, reset the Yoga to Factory Settings and tried it all again.  Do you have any idea what to try next to fix this problem? thank you in advance

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd generation, 20JD. When I start the laptop being in a reversed V-shape position on my table (as shown below), connected to an external display via a digital cable (HDMI or Display port) and login into Windows 10, immediately a beeping sound starts from the system sounds of Windows 10 (see picture below). As soon as I fold the laptop to the closed position, the beeping stops. I can fold it back to its reversed V-shaped position and the beeping sound is still not to hear. However, if I reboot and login the beeping sound returns. Can you explain how I can login into windows without a beeping sound and without the need of changing my laptop's position? The problem occurs with or without the ultradock attached to it. It occurs with Displayport (via docking station or USB-C adapter) and with HDMI. It does not occur with VGA via USB-C adapter. 

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Have read others with similar problems and different types/models of Yoga laptop and none the wiser. Also finding the screen attached to my laptop very diffficult to read . Often text is truncated and I have to adjust zoom to 50% to see whole window. External monitor will also solve this problem. Have downloaded new drivers but discovered they're for different Yoga models so unsurprisingly they don't work. Any suggestions gratefullly accepted. 

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I am using miNI+MICRO hdmi to hdmi adapter to connect my S1 YOGA to my dell 2715q monitor , There is no signal coming from the laptop. The monitor works fine when connected to Mac book, so no issues with monitor. What is wrong with this laptop hDMI pin? Why lenovo has been so terribly bad in making laptops with all this issues? Reviewed others answers but does not finding anything helpful ... all answers are appreciated

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Hi,I have a Lenove Yoga Thinkpad 12 laptop from a few years ago. I want to geta UltraWide (21:9) external display, but I am not sure if this is supported by the laptop. The processor I have is Intel Core i5-5200U, and the onboard processor is theIntel HD Graphics 5500. The specific UltraWide Resolution I want to run is 2560 X 1080. In the information about this graphics card, which supports total pixel count above what I need (https://ark.intel.com/products/85212/Intel-Core-i5-5200U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2-70-GHz-). However, Intel told me that manufacturers sometimes puts limits on this, and that I need to ask Lenovo directly. I only have HDMI output, not DisplayPort. I read that HDMI 2.0 is required forUltraWide (not sure if that is correct?) and I can't find information on whetherthe HD 5500 support HDMI 2.0 or just 1.4. Will my laptop support an UltraWide external monitor @ 2560 x 1080? 

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My X1 Yoga 1st Gen runs Windows 10, i wanted to connect 3 external monitors through OneLink+ dock( It has 2 DP and 1 VGA output ports) but for some reason only 2 monitors get connected and working but not the 3rd one, i tried connecting the 3rd monitor directly to the laptop through HDMI it didnt work either, do i need to do something to make all 3 monitors to work?

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Hi, I have  a Thinkpad X380 Yoga. The Thunderbolt 3 Dock will not charge my Thinkpad X380 YOGA, and a message saying that the dock is not providing enough power shows up on my minitor. I wonder if anyone have a solution to this problem. It does not make  sense to have to connect the Thunderbold AND the AC power to the Thinkpad, it should be just ONE Thunderbold cord. 1. My power brick is 135W, 20V-6.75A2. I am connecting the Thunderbolt to throuogh the port on the back of the dock.3. I have went to BIOS  and under power section, "disable the battary for technical service" and pwered it back on. None of the above solutions worked.  

A:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 dock not charging Thinkpad X380 YOGA

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I have a P50 with the Intel 530 video and the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports have stopped working.  Lenovo has replaced the motherboard and they work on the tech's flash Ubuntu OS so it's not the hardware. On 10/24, during the Lenovo or Windows scheduled updates, I see some changes to the video driver.  That's when they stopped working.  I tried roll back but it doesn't work.  I have read previous posts on P50 HDMI issues and have updated the BIOS, Firmware and Thunderbolt software.  I've run all Windows and Lenovo updates.  Of particular importance, Lenvovo keeps trying to push a large "Thinkpad Video Features" update on me but it won't install.  It says it is for Nvidia N16S and Quadro 16P so that makes sense to me, I just don't know why it keeps trying to push it down to me. Anyone experience this issue?  The screen shots show the Lenovo update they are trying to push on me and the updates to the display adapter driver that occurred on 10/24.  Since then it just hasn't worked.

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Good Day all,

So I could use some advice.. Im really stuck on why I cant get it to do what I want and not sure what my best solution to solve..

Problem:
I have a laptop I am out putting video signal to a hdmi splitter box (which is power boosted to ensure no signal loss) to a monitor and to a tv (thats more monitor than tv) . The signal going to the 2nd monitor and tv arent 1080p which is what I would like it to be. I currently am using the thunderbolt output to the splitter and then hdmi to both monitor and tv.

I do have the ability to output via HDMI but thought that thunderbolt was better (I could be wrong of course)..

Im looking to have 1080p at both monitor and tv.

Here is the hardware I am running

ROG G750JH Laptop (http://tinyurl.com/y6f5or5v)
(Minor changes to laptop, its running a 500gb ssd, 750 hd, and currently 16 gig of ram, but will be upgrading to 32 very soon)
Splitter box (http://tinyurl.com/yylqsty7)

Sorry, dont have the monitor / tv info at present, but will post that tonight if possible.

So whats my best option to output 1080p? I would very much like to not have to spend a lot of money if possible. Just looking for advice and options at this point..

Thanks
Kaz
 

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We have standardized our deployments to ThinkPad X1 Yogas, and in many case including this one, they are the second generation model. Because of the performance, we use the Thunderbolt 3 Dock, purchased directly through Lenovo. This setup is not unfamilar to use as we have deployed over 40 workstations in the same configuration. This morning, our team received a call stating that an end-users monitors weren't working. Upon reviewing, we found that the dock wasn't being recognized by the laptop, although the connection was there because it was charging the laptop. We went through the normal "rinse and repeat" steps of ensuring that the thunderbolt cable was connected to the correct ports on both the dock and the laptop, removing the connection, removing the power, rebooting the computer, reintroducing the dock, etc., but to no avail. We remove the dock from known devices hoping that it would spark it to recognize a new device, but it didn't. We removed the Thunderbolt Software completely, reinstalling it, and then reconnecting the device, and still, nothing. Our devices are set to automatically install critical and security updates both through Lenovo Vantage and Windows Updates, but, the only change made between the time it was working and the time it stopped working wasn't relative to the dock. To be sure, we rolled back the updates, then rolled back farther, but it still didn't resolve the issue. We then followed through with installing all Windows and Lenovo updates: ... Read more

A:ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen & Thunderbolt 3 Dock Not Connecting

Hi scsh4, You didn't mention dock firmware. There was a recent update with quite a few fixes and changes. Note the install instructions, it's not the usual:
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS506115

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I have recently purchased both of the subject items.  I was informed via chat channels with Lenovo that the graphics dock would work with the X1 Yoga 3rd Gen.  However, upon connection, my Yoga recognizes that a Thunderbolt device has been connected but it does not recognize that a graphics card or USB ports exist.  Thus, my mouse, keyboard, and monitor do not work while connected to graphics dock.  I have downloaded and installed the drivers for the graphics dock but the result is still the same.  Does the graphics dock really work with the X1 Yoga 3rd Gen?  If so, is there a BIOS setting I must address to make this configuration work?

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I have Lenovo Yoga 370 and has a problem of getting multichannel audio work through Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock with HDMI port. I couldn't get the audio output with 5.1 channel audio on that HDMI and Dislay Port. Is there something wrong with my setup or this is a limitation of Thunderbolt 3 Dock to provide multichannel audio. I can use only 2 channel stereo audio only.

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Since TB16 is so way out of my budget, I decided to do the following setup to get a triple monitor setup on my XPS 15 9560.

a) HDMI output to one 1080p monitor
b) Thunderbolt3 to 2xDisplayport Adapter, then connect one 1080p monitor and 1024p monitor

Thunderbolt3 to displayport adapter only worked with Active HDMI to Displayport converter. But, if I connect all monitors at the same time, only two monitors will show up. So, either outputs through HDMI and one of the thunderbolt3 port, or two of the thunderbolt3 ports.
Is there a way to get around settings to enable 3 external displays at the same time without purchasing TB16?

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Hello Community-  I recently purchased a Lenovo X1 Carbon along with a Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 and two monitors. I have tested out the monitors individually with another computer, and they work fine.  Currently, I have one monitor connected via VGA to the Thunderbolt dock, and I have 1 monitor connected via HDMI to the Thunderbolt dock, which is connected to my Carbon x1. I only have connectivity with the VGA connected monitor, and do not have connectivity with the HDMI connected monitor, although I hear the system "connection sound" when I plug in the HDMI cord.  What is the issue here?  My goal is to have two monitors connected via Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 docking station to my X1 Carbon laptop. Thank you

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(Don't know what happened to the first one I posted... Posting it again.) Hey group, While testing the performance of the SSD in my X1Y3 with CrystalDiskMark, I noticed a drastic performance drop in 4KiB Q(ueue)8T(hread)8 when connected to the Thunderbolt 3 Dock as compared to connected to AC power:  Dock: Random Read 4KiB (Q=  8,T= 8) :   318.764 MB/s [  77823.2 IOPS]Random Write 4KiB (Q=  8,T= 8) :   256.349 MB/s [  62585.2 IOPS] AC Power:Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 943.671 MB/s [ 230388.4 IOPS]Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1024.264 MB/s [ 250064.5 IOPS] I noticed that with the Dock, the CPU usage during the test was only about 50%, whereas on AC power it was about 100%. (See the attached pictures). With the performance drop, I also heard very audible "coil whine". I can't quite tell if it was only coming from the dock or both the dock and the laptop. All connected devices were unplugged from the dock. The only two cables connected to the dock were the AC cord and the Thunderbolt 3 cable. The noise is NOT heard while using AC power. I thought the noise was just annoying before, but now with this performance drop, I'm a bit more concerned... Based on my experience with Lenovo Tech Support, I don't think I'd get any real advice from them. I was wondering if anyone else noticed the same issue and what do you think is causing it?  Thank so much for your help! ... Read more

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In the last month I purchased a Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2G and the Thuderbolt USB C dock. Since the USB C cable that comes with the dock is too short to allow the dock on the right and laptop on the left (in laptop mode), I put the notebook in tent mode and all works fine---except... Everytime I power up from hibernate it starts beeping about once a second and does not stop. I have to disconnect from the dock, flip it to laptop mode (this is where the beeping stops), return it to tent mode, and then plug the dock back in. It seems that Lenovo, like everybody else, is rushing things to market with plans to fix bugs later (maybe). Any thoughts I how to stop the beeping?  The first time it happened I closed all the apps to reboot and it still was beeping. Thanks.

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have anyone seen the 16.0.0.2-R0STF14W 2018/08/07 updater fail to update the Thunderbolt firmware? i tried both manually download the packagehttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ec/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...orvia Vantage, both got no error message, but the firmware wasn't updated.completly running Detect2016.exe said the build ID is still R0STF13W, release note said it should have go to R0STF14WNVM image is 14 though. Vantage wil detect machine has old version and want to do it again.  I let it do it three times, same things. Thunderbolt Driver has been updated to 17.3.74.8 (package version 17.3.74.400) before firmware update 

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Why isn't there any avaliable Thunderbolt Firmware for my laptop? Thunderbolt products is not being detected by the laptop. I have ThinkPad Yoga 730s / s730 81J0. Docking station is Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock (1st gen). The USB-C port detects other devices, but not TB3 devices such as this dock.

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I purchased an external monitor on Friday.  It worked on Friday and Saturday. Sunday when I booted up, the external monitor no longer worked. The history appears to show an automatic update occurred overnight.  I was running Windows 8.1.  I upgraded to 10.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled the intel video driver, I reinstalled the chipset driver.  I have trimmed the micro HDMI cord as suggested in one of the posts.  I have seen enough posts on the various boards to know my issue does not seem to be an isolated case... but I haven't been able to find an explanation of the cause or a reliable solution.  Any help is appreciated.

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Hi all, In the past few days my laptop slowly degraded, starting with docking station connectivity not working (but does work with other laptops), then HDMI port not working (HDMI screen and cable works with other laptops), and now system no longer charges. Current status is that all USB-C ports (including charge) and HDMI port and not functioning. Computer doesn't charge when it is off, too.  I've looked at multiple solutions and threads on this website without any real solution. I've already tried - - run Lenovo Vantage a few times to check updates. Did the same on the Lenovo product website (using auto-discovery of serial #), everything is fully updated- Turned on/off Thunderbolt Service (on the Windows 10 control panel) - I turned it on and automatic but it always returns to Manual- Searched in the Device Manager for Thunderbolt (anything) - it's not there- Uninstalled and re-installed Thunderbolt software from the Lenovo website (both controller driver and FW, file names n1nta05w.exe and n1nth08w.exe)- Went to the BIOS/Configuration - enabled and disabled again all Thunderbolt related options - Used Paperclip to do hard reset using the emergency reset button Any ideas what left to be done?  Thanks!  

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

I connect  a Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 to my L390 Yoga with firmware 1.18 and the latest dock-drivers 10011. Then I try to make a firmware update of the dockingstation with firmware-version 3.1.61. After unpacking I start the "ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen2_Workstation Dock firmware update.exe" with admin-rights. Then I get a the following warning: "Can't read Thunderbol controller version, Will skip Thunderbolt firmware update!". After clicking "OK" the updater continue until the next message appear: "Your dock has new firmware can be upgraded, please click [Update] to start firmware upgrade."  and the Current Version shows: = <unknown>.If I click the update-button the programm continue until the message: "Firmware update completed!" appear. A click on the OK-button close the update-program.If a start the firmware-update program again the same error happens. The update-program can't retrieve the current version of the docking station. So is the update-program buggy? The installed OS is Windows 10-1903 with latest patches and the docking with the 2nd usb-c connector from above on th left side. I bought the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 because the Lenovo tool "docking-search" told me, that there are 3 dockings compatible with ThinkPad L390 Yoga. So what to do?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Not able to get two monitors (Samsung S27E450) plugged into a ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 docking unit to work with my X1 Yoga (Gen 2).   Montiors connected to docking via DisplayPort cables.   Windows 10 shows the monitors showing up as "Generic PnP" so something is being recognized.  Tried deleting the device in Device Manager, reboot.  Not finding the drivers on the Samsung site.   Any help appreciated. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

We have 2 X1 Yoga 2nd Gen laptops that had the same issue. Thunderbolt failure that led to a missing thunderbolt controller and no longer charging. Before anyone suggestsThings we have done:pressed the reset buttonunplugged the cmos batterychanged the battery completelyDownloaded new drivers but Thunderbolt controller is missing and can't update. (they are both dead so and I can't remember exactly what is going wrong)Can't update firmware since we can't keep it on a charger as it wont charge. Currently don't have a Yoga X1 Gen 2 doner laptop except my coworkers so he is haven't to swap the batter in and out to give it power to do more testing when he can. I am assuming this is a full board replacement as they didn't seperate the Powerboard from the Mainboard unlike what they did with the Power switch which is on a seperate board....seems odd to me. Any doner board would come from a thirdparty and isn't something we are willing to do at this time. I would like to know if anyone else has had this problem as this is 2 out of the 8 we bought that are completely dead. Any help would be greatfully apprecitated. Thanks, S

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70

I buyed the Thinkpad T490 and the Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (2nd Gen).Everything works fine, i just canīt see anything on my external Monitor.If i connect the Monitor with the T490 directly, it works fine. Can you helk me to get a picture over the dockingstation?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

System Specifications:- X1 Yoga (Gen 3) with i7-8650U and 16GB RAM- BIOS Version: 1.19- EC Version: 1.08 Hello, exactly one week ago, I changed enabled "Thunderbolt BIOS Assist" in the BIOS to support Linux.  Following this, the system refused to boot to anything but a black screen.  Thus, I sent the machine in for depot repair.  I just received the machine back again today and the same thing occurred after enabling the same setting.  After a long series of calls, I was told that no one is authorized to report BIOS bugs and that I should post here instead.  I sincerely hope this is fixed, as this is a major error that required a motherboard replacement previously and will most likely require one again.  I have started a new ticket for this repair and will be receiving a box tomorrow.  However, I wanted to make sure this is passed along to someone who can fix this error. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

When my thinkpad x1 yoga 3rd gen is connected to my thinkpad thunderbolt 3 docking station and either automatically or manually entered into "modern standby" state, see this thread, i'm finding that my usb 3.0 / type A port connected jabra speak[er phone] 410 power light stays lit vs turning off as it did with my old x1 carbon 2nd gen onelink pro dock setup.  I have this usb speakerphone device plugged into port 7 / usb 3.0 connector shown in the thunderbolt 3 dock user guide page 6 image which is not an always on usb 3.0 / type A connector like port 6 is so i would have expected it to be turned off in "modern standby" state.  I tried plugging it into the other non-powerd usb 3.0 / type A connector ports on dock, i.e. the two port 9 options, and it made no difference.  Any insights as to what is going on hear and how i address this? 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

I'm trying to use my Yoga 720 with a new Samsung CJ79 Thunderbolt 3 monitor but I'm not able to see anything on the external monitor when it is connected to the Thunderbolt port of the laptop. I have downloaded and installed the Thunderbolt driver, just to be sure it is installed on the system. Any idea why this isn't working?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Hi, just got my Joga 910 to replace by aging Macbook Pro 15", high-end model. All looks good, except I can't seem to find an adapter that would connect the USB Type C port to the 27" Apple monitor. The model number is A1407 and I think it has the older (version 1 maybe 2) of the Thunderbolt connectors.  Anybody solved this problem already? Thank you.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

HelloI've seen postings on Solidworks forum that there can be a conflikt between the IntelŪ HD Graphics 630 and the Quadro P2000 when running on extern monitor: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/233873 "I have a Lenovo ThinkPad P1 with an Intel Xeon E-2176M and an NVIDIA Quadro P2000. The integrated graphics for the Xeon processor are Intel UHD P630, which does not appear to have official support from Solidworks. When connected to a second monitor, Solidworks crashes anytime I try to open or start a part because the second monitor uses the integrated graphics. The only work-around I have is to disable the Intel graphics drivers, but this is annoying and I feel like I shouldn't have to do this. The NVIDIA control panel setting is already telling Solidworks to use the P2000 card, but this doesn't seem to matter. All my drivers are up to date with what has been validated by Lenovo. Solidworks just doesn't like UHD P630. Does anyone know if support for UHD P630 is in the works?" Is it likely to be a problem on a Thinkpad P1 gen2 with an Quadro T2000 and IntelŪ HD Graphics 630 when running Solidworks on ekstern monitor on Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock - EU/INA/VIE/ROK? I ask becuse this will be a dealbraker for me if I buy the Thinkpad P1, as I normally always use external monitor at home when docked! 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

(1) external monitor connected via Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock/Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 - Type 40AN. External monitor set as primary.All drivers/firmwares updated to the latest versions. Following the latest (Aug-Sep 2019) updates, the following problems appeared:BSODs every now and then, reported as related to dxgmms2.sys. Always while trying to start a movie on Netflix (external monitor).External monitor randomly goes blank (only rebooting gets it back on).Thunderbolt software window pops up on every boot. Boot time considerably longer than it used to be.Only once so far, could not boot (screen stuck on red Lenovo and "Hit Enter to interrupt..." message). Shut-down and restart fixed it. Any possible fixes on these?





P52, 8850H, P2000, W10pro 1903

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