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A485 amdkmdap driver crashing

Q: A485 amdkmdap driver crashing

Hello, I have two different A485 (2700u). Both will frequently have issues playing video files through VLC or Windows Media player. I frequently get "Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered" errors in the system logs. Sometimes, videos show up as distored lines, other times a green screen. Usually, the driver crashes and recovers, but sometimes it causes a bluescreen. Both are Win 10 Pro fully updated with all latest drivers installed via Lenovo Vantage. Anyone else having similar issues or have any suggestions? AMD Radeon Software: 17.7Radeon Settings Version 2018.0711.1814.30999Driver Packaging Version 17.40.3601.1015-180608a-329781C-LenovoVega 10 BIOS version: 016.002.000.007Vega 10 BIOS part number: 113-RAVEN-110 I've tested with below driver package as well. Same issueDriver Packaging Version 17.40.6001.2901-180711a-331250C-Lenovo Thank you!

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Preferred Solution: A485 amdkmdap driver crashing

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Hi,
My windows display driver amdkmdap keeps crashing, but then it says it successfully recovers. How can I fix this. Thanks
 

A:Display Driver amdkmdap keeps crashing

Download latest graphics driver from your PC/laptop maker's website, or if the AMD graphics card was fitted after the PC left the factory, download driver from the AMD website.

Since existing AMD graphics driver has an intermittent fault condition, uninstall existing AMD graphics driver completely before installing downloaded one.
 

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So, after hours of googling, months of hardware swaps, and millions of braincells lost from bashing my head repeatedly against a wall, I've decided to just start posting and asking for help.

The "Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered." error message is logged in event viewer every time my HD 5770 reaches a temp of ~56 degrees Celsius, immediately after a screen freeze and then black screen.

Here is a list of parts of I have replaced in an attempt to determine whether or not it was a hardware issue:

Mobo - Swapped an ECS for an Asus
Video Card - Swapped my 5770 for a brand new 5760 from a different manufacturer
RAM - RMA'd the OCZ and get a new set
CPU - Tried a 955 Deneb Phenom II my buddy had
Hard Drive - Used a Caviar Black instead of my A-Data SSD
PSU - Tried my brothers 550 watt PSU

Another hardware related test: I threw every component except my CPU and RAM into an older PC (old mobo not DDR3 or AM3), these included:
Radeon 5770
Sata solid state drive (with os)
Power supply

And I never once experienced this problem.

My current setup is:
AMD 965 BE Phenom 2X4
ASUS M4A89TD ATX AMD Motherboard
OCZ Obsidian Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) Model OCZ3OB1600LV6GK RAM
ADATA S596 Turbo AS596TB-64GM-C Hard Drive
HP585D RETAIL 585W ATX12V Power Supply
HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) Video Card


I have also done the following software/os/driver stuff:
Safe mode driver sweeper reinstall of everything
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A:Display Driver amdkmdap

I ran Prime95 and it came back with this:

[Mon Jun 27 01:05:06 2011]
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
Self-test 640K passed!
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
Self-test 640K passed!
[Mon Jun 27 01:22:24 2011]
Self-test 8K passed!
Self-test 8K passed!
[Mon Jun 27 01:28:04 2011]
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
[Mon Jun 27 01:38:00 2011]
Self-test 720K passed!
[Mon Jun 27 01:53:34 2011]
Self-test 12K passed!
[Mon Jun 27 02:09:51 2011]
Self-test 800K passed!
[Mon Jun 27 02:25:21 2011]
Self-test 20K passed!
[Mon Jun 27 02:32:31 2011]
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.

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This keeps Happening everytime i play WoW. Now my old computer was very cheap and bad but this didn't even happen. I tried installing the new drivers etc and didn't work. Im flat out of things to do. My display driver is a Radeon 4800 HD. Please help?
 

A:"Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding

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http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1070870-display-driver-amdkmdap-stopped-responding.html

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This keeps Happening everytime i play WoW. Now my old computer was very cheap and bad but this didn't even happen. I tried installing the new drivers etc and didn't work. Im flat out of things to do. My display driver is a Radeon 4800 HD. Please help?
 

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system specs

Seasonic 650 watts
Gigabyte Radeon 7750 HD
asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ motherboard
AMD a10-7850k 3.4GhZ quad core (It also says with R7 Radeon it's 3.7 GhZ)
12 GB of RAM (Used to have 4GB)

Description of the crash:
Freezes the screen for 2 seconds, turns off the monitor, goes back up, pop up on the task bar saying "Display driver amdkmdap has stopped responding and has succesfully recovered". Some games crash after that, some games continue to work. If this happens while chrome browser is open, chrome browser will not open up the window and will stay minimized until it's process is killed.

Things I tried

Upgrading RAM
Downcloacking
Uninstalling old drivers (complete whipe) then installing new ones
Turning off every power saving feature on every device
Reinstalling windows
Turning off the TDR

Things I haven't tried:
Overvoltage (Can't do it because 7750 is voltage locked)
Switching to another GPU because I don't own another one

This crash occurs during
-switching from steam overlay to an actual game, vice versa
-after the game loads and gets into the main game
-turning fullscreen on youtube
-pausing the game from menu then resuming the game
-very rarely while playing the actual game randomly

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About 4 or 5 days ago I began getting the message 'Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered'. It occurred specifically for the first time while I was playing football manager and had a youtube video streaming in the background at the same time. My screen initially blacks out a couple of times and then the message pops up at the bottom of my screen resulting in game crashes and unviewable streams.

I am able to recreate the same problem either by playing games which bring on the problem as far as 40 or 50 minutes into gameplay or by streaming multiple youtube videos at the same time which brings the problem on in a matter of minutes.

I have looked at a number of posts which have identified the same problem and have tried to carry out as many of the possible solutions as are possible.

1. I have updated all my video drivers
2. I have downloaded and installed all my windows updates
3. I have ruled out my graphics card overheating

Radeon HD 5770
Windows Vista
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.5GHz 2.5 GHz
4GB RAM
32 Bit

I think it is also worth noting that I have had this graphics card for maybe 6 months now and have had no problems with my pc at all thus far. As far as I am aware nothing new has been installed on my pc and there is no new hardware either.

Other solutions I have seen posted include removing the catalyst control centre, uninstalling and then reinstalling my graphics card and increasing memory/gpu clock speeds. I am ho... Read more

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I get this a lot while I'm trying to play games. Sometimes it'll work and sometimes it won't. It has been doing this ever since I got this computer.

I get the error several times a game when I'm running full screen games or even just browsing the internet. I have an ATI Sapphire 6870 and have the newest drivers installed. My Event Viewer is full of problems but I have no idea how to read it or what to do. I've run memcheck and all of my RAM passed with no errors so I have no idea what it is. I am currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Any ideas?
 

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While playing "Rift" (new MMO) my system has recently started chucking this error out.

Basically, the game alt-tabs back to desktop, then alt-tabs back into the game. For a while I didn't know what was going on, but Event Viewer clearly shows Error 4101 each and every time.

I've already safe-mode cleaned old drivers, uninstalled/reinstalled, scanned for new hardware, put new drivers in, and it makes no difference. Neither does disabling Aero, or changing clockspeeds for 2D values. No difference. Changing TDR to 0 in regedit simple means that the game doesn't recover; I don't notice any great increase in stability.

Help? Please?

A:Error 4101 - Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding

Hello Altissimus. Wecome to the forum.

You are experiencing a TDR event. Unfortunately, these can have many causes, and the causes are different for every computer configuration. To find a solution requires you to do some diagnostic testing to narrow down the field of all possible causes.

Please read the info below. I hope it helps.

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"Display driver xxxxx stopped responding and was recovered"

Timeout Detection & Recovery (TDR) = "Display Driver Stopped Responding and was Recovered" is a useful feature that started in Vista and is also in W7 that allows the OS to try and recover from a video timeout so that the system does not crash to a bluescreen. Symptoms included a screen flash with the TDR message appearing one or more times or the screen blinking out to black. If the system cannot recover it will crash (Stop Error 116 typical). The issue is that the video card is not responding as expected. The solution is in the: why?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to TDR errors. But the problem is usually found in the local environment (your computer). Finding the cause is a matter of checking every possible cause and uncovering the culprit through a simple process of elimination. By methodically running down a checklist of diagnostic procedures you should be able to find the cause and can correct it.

There are numerous reports of hardware solutions to TDR's. The most common are:
Poor Cooling
Pro... Read more

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So, Recently I was solving graphic card issues. It all ended with buying new GPU and PSU.
I bought sapphire hd 7750, and seasonic ss energy kinght 500w. Had opened thread about it.

It all started few months ago when I was getting msg that display driver had stopped working and successfully recovered. This was coming with few seconds screen fading and then came back to normal. Usually it screwed up any opened game which crashed, and I had to start it again. I didnt pay much attention to it until my screen started fading regularly and wouldnt come back anymore. I had to turn off my PC and start it again. I believe that my old nvidia 9600gs was also overheating, and being pushed beyond the limits, and it died in the end.

So I bought new card as mentioned above, thinking it was old card problem, but no ...
Very soon after buying new card I started getting same thing. Im at the point where it just fades down for few seconds and then recovers and works again.

Now here are my specs:
2.4Ghz quad q6600
4gb ddr2 ram
Vista 64
7750 hd sapphire
things I tried to solve this:
-After mechanical instalation of card, I noticed this card isnt being connected by any 4/6 pin cable from PSU. Dont know if it cant be under powered or something, but I didnt find any small port on it to connect additional cables.
- I installed all drivers from DVD I received with it. Strange thing is it says that my card is 7770 and that drivers are for same card, even though on box it says its 7750. So Im not e... Read more

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On both of my A485, I was attempting to update to the newly released AMD 25.20.1401.6.1 drivers, but upon updating, the Radeon tool was unable to launch with the error: "Radeon settings version and Driver version do not match". To fix this, I had to delete the value in registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AMD\CN\DriverVersion It seems the installer doesn't correctly update the registry key 

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On two different A485, I get massive display lines/artifacts when running on the latest AMD Kit Driver 25.20.1401.6.1. The distortion and display lines are so bad, it's unusable. When I rollback to previous version of the driver, it corrects the issue. I'm using the HDMI output on the dock to send to a [email protected] 4:4:4rgb 8bit display. Lowering the resolution doesn't seem to correct the issue. I've also tested on a [email protected] 4:4:4rgb 6bit display and the issue percsists.  

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HP Pavilion laptop months old. No new drivers installed or anything.

I tried watching a video on youtube then all of a sudden, monitor goes black and comes back to normal saying:

Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

moments later, the thing BSODs on me and reboots.

I had a similar issue with this last month, and I've never been able to figure it out.

If I had to guess, it would be either a motherboard or videocard issue but I'm not sure. Again this is the second time this has happened after a month.

EDIT: files uploaded

got the info

A:BSOD after "Display driver amdkmdap" message

  
Quote: Originally Posted by disasterpiece91


HP Pavilion laptop months old. No new drivers installed or anything.

I tried watching a video on youtube then all of a sudden, monitor goes black and comes back saying:

Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

moments later, the thing BSODs on me and reboots.

I had a similar issue with this last month, and I've never been able to figure it out.

I'd pull the dump information, but I've never done anything like it before. If someone can walk me through how to post any and all info that can help me, I'm all ears.


If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Start your own thread in the appropriate section of the forum and attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

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I've tried using the DDU and reinstall different drivers, both normally through the program and update driver using the device management. It was working before but all the sudden it just started crashing a few days ago. When I'm doing something more video intensive stuff, playing games or watching videos, it would start flickering and crash. Sometimes it would recover successfully error, sometimes it does not. If I just keep trying with the DDU and reinstalling driver, it would sometimes work for that night but something will go wrong the next day. It's just a repeated process for a few days now. I've attached dump.zip a screenshot of the bsod, and the analyzed zip file of my pc.
Please feel free to let me know if you need any additional information.

Thanks for any help.

A:XFX R9 290 BSOD (amdkmdap.sys)

Hello and welcome nobody mate that atikmpag.sys dump is usually a fix of removing the Catalyst Control Centre and using the device driver only have you tried that? Download Drivers

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Hello.
People have recommended me this site to ask for some advice regarding this matter
I've been having this issue for months since attaining my computer.
It has never been as severe as crashing/hanging while watching videos as I've seen others but only occurs in some games.
Example of games when the computer hung:
Mass effect 1/2
Team fortress 2
Counter Strike Source
Call of duty 4
Left 4 dead 2
Dead Space
Batman
Starcraft 2
The only game I've played that NEVER once froze/crashed was Battlefield Bad company 2

Some things I've done:
Did a clean install of windows 7
Backtracked on drivers from latest to a certain point.
Prime95 ran for a full 2 days without an error
Memtest86+ for a full day without errors
Changed default fanspeed(24%->70%)

SPECS
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: OCZ 6GB DDR3 1600Mhz Tri-Channel
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series, 1024 Mb
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6T SE, Rev 1.xx, 103948320000990
Power Supply: Coolermaster GX 650w

I believe that the computer is not overclocked. I also don't know a method to check whether it is

Thanks for any input/advice/tech support! Will be checking this thread daily
 

A:Event 4101; AMDKMDAP

I have completely got rid of my ATI Drivers and I still get an amdkmdap error message and my display driver says it recovered from an error. If anyone knows what exactly does this amdkmdap have to do with my display drivers and if there is any way to just delete this and update it with a replaced file? It is annoying the crap out of my playing Left 4 Dead 2 and can't play some other games because of it.
 

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Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

I would get these random hangs/freezes during some games.
BC2 I would be able to play without a problem but in Mass effect, Starcraft 2, Modern Warfare2, I'd come across these problems quite frequently.

I've tried drivers from 10.5-10.7 with a clean driver sweeper between each driver.

My specs
i7
Windows7 ultimate
Asus P5T SE
OCZ 6GB DDR3 1600Mhz Tri-Channel
ATI HD RADEON 5870
Coolermaster 650w PSU

I honestly have no idea what the problem is. Is it hardware or software causing this problem?
Driver sweeper just recently showed I had some nvidia chipset/display/physx. Am I free to remove those?

Thanks for input! This problem has been bothering me for two months. The computer is two months old.
 

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The Ryzen Pros in the A485 are qualified for ECC support. Can Lenovo enable this support in a BIOS update? 16GB ECC SODIMMs (Lenovo # 4X70Q27989) are recognised by the system but there's no option in the BIOS to enable ECC.

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Hi all. Bougth recently new a485 2500u to mine long thinkpad line (T61, T410, T430), with fresh and clean windows install + 8gb ram to use full potential of vega - And it do crashes while gaming warthunder again and again. Bios is updated. Maginificient machine on size/performance scale (faster whan previous t430 i7 + egpu 750ti). What is strange - it do crash less if run as administrator. Code in BSOD is watchdog-timer 

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Can't see a dedicated category for A series laptops. Are people using this category because there are similiaries in the base design between the A485 and T series laptops?

A:Where to discuss A485 issues?

@Helios-Comms wrote:
Can't see a dedicated category for A series laptops. Are people using this category because there are similiaries in the base design between the A485 and T series laptops?

Good day.
 
Yes.
Currently, this product line is being discussed in this (T-series) board.
 
Regards.

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Issue:Estimated battery %/time is correct until the internal battery is out of power, then the battery %/time instantly drops to 5%/unknown until the external is dead (it was shutting off and id have to turn it back on as shutdown was 7%), OR the system is rebooted in which case then the battery %/time is correct again until the remaining battery is actuallly dead...It can say not installed all it wants to...  Had this issue with the last 2 BIOS's, dont know if it existed before, or a known issue.?Did a fresh reinstall on 12-23-2018, latest drivers downloaded for install at the time (and as of today, still no update's, running latest on all.

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I'm looking to replace my A485's regular US/English keyboard with a backlit keyboard but dont know the FRU.  Any help would be greatly appreciated! Posting here because there is no clear place for A-series questions.  Apologies if this is incorrect.

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The User Guide for the a485 notes an external display can achieve a resolution ... "Up to 4096 x 2160 pixels / 60 Hz, with an external display connected to the HDMI connector".  I currently have my a485 attached to an external LG 27UD69P-W that supports a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 (HDMI: 60 Hz). My issue occurs when setting the display above 30Hz, I get random blank screens that last for 1-2 seconds.  This does not occur at 30Hz Is there a fix incoming for this?  Am I the only one affected by this? Thanks for any info!

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Hi all,I purchased an A485 on the 10th of this month. It's continuously been delayed and I don't seem to be getting anywhere with it. All i ever get told is 'my irder is in process' or there is a parts delay. I understand that sometimes parts delays can halt an order for weeks if not months. Was just wondering if anyone else had ordered this and was having similar issues? OPLEaDER

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The User Guide for the a485 notes an external display can achieve a resolution ... "Up to 4096 x 2160 pixels / 60 Hz, with an external display connected to the HDMI connector".  I currently have my a485 attached to an external LG 27UD69P-W that supports a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 (HDMI: 60 Hz). My issue occurs when setting the display above 30Hz, I get random blank screens that last for 1-2 seconds.  This does not occur at 30Hz Is there a fix incoming for this?  Am I the only one affected by this? Thanks for any info!

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The TrackPoint buttons on my A485 are behaving oddly. The Left button is acting as a simultaneous left+right click (clicking opens up context menu, but I'm still able to drag windows around, etc.). Right and Middle buttons are not functional at all. It seems to be a hardware issue as it persists across Windows 10 and Linux (I've tested in Arch and Ubuntu). Are there any solutions for this, or should I send it in for warranty?

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Hi, It seems that this latest BIOS version (1.02) is causing a few different performance issues for the ThinkPad A485. Once obtaining my A485 I ran some synthetic benchmarks to judge CPU performance. After updating to the latest BIOS, I have noticed a decrease in performance on the order of about 10%. It seems that this BIOS update has allowed the CPU to exhibit more stable performance and CPU throttling behavior under constant load, e.g. as seen in the updates to this article: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-A485-Ryzen-5-Pro-Laptop-Review.334528.0.html but at the cost of some overall performance. Adding to this, after having owned a ThinkPad A485 with a Ryzen 5 2500u and one with a Ryzen 7 2700u, it seems as though Lenovo's power management is aggressively holding back the Vega 10 GPU in the Ryzen 7 2700u, as opposed to the Vega 8 GPU in the Ryzen 5 2500u. Previously, in CineBench R15 (https://www.maxon.net/en/products/cinebench/) benchmarks, my A485 with the 2500u would achieve ~37fps during testing, while hardware monitoring software would show that the GPU was achieving a clock speed of about 800mhz. With my new A485 that has the Vega 10 GPU, it is impossible to achieve more than ~25fps under the same test and testing conditions and the hardware monitoring software shows that the GPU can not reach a clock speed higher than what I believe to be the near-base clock of 400mhz. With both laptops, this testing was performed with the Windows po... Read more

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My client has recently bought four A485s instead of their normal E480 laptops to give AMD another go. I'm really starting to regret it as all four seem to be suffering from Wi-Fi drop outs. I work remotely from client so what I normally do is carry out the intial Windows configuration onsite and then install SimpleHelp remote support - I then carry out the rest of the configuration remotely using SimpleHelp. It works well and once I establish a remote sesssion, it rarely (like never) drops. I've currently got two E480s and two A485 left on a desk at the office on the same Wi-Fi. I've been going through a very similar configuration process with all four - add to Azure AD, install Office 2016, set-up printers etc. The E480's are responding perfectly (no drops) but the A485's keep stopping responding to the remote support session and occasionally SimpleHelp reports the connection has dropped - it then re-connects a few seconds later and reports "N drops". So far the E480s have not dropped at all (I've been connected about an hour) but the A485's have racked up about 15 drops between themselves. They don't do this all the time. You can got for 10/15 minutes when they respond perfectly. My client's internet connection is excellent - 1Gbps backbone with AC Wi-Fi so we're getting >100Mbps both ways, often >200Mbps. I've checked the system event log and there are some e... Read more

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The new official graphics drivers for the A485 (7/11) exhibit the same resolution bug as unofficial sideloaded drivers. This is not seen in the previous graphics driver (6/8) and needs to be fixed. The problem is that it locks the resolution of certain games to 1080p, as this becomes the only recognisable resolution for the display - as seen by Custom Resolution Utility showing only 1080p at 60hz and 48hz. Adding 1280x720, as it is the only playable resolution for most games anyway, results in a blackscreen when using it.This entirely breaks games like Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, causing a white screen crash, and locks 1080p to at least Distance and Far Cry 3 from my testing.

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HI, Im looking for getting a lenovo thinkpad A485 in this shopping season, but have been noticing iposts on ssues with the bios and cpu throttling hindering the performance of the laptop. Im not a power user by all means for now, just looking for replacement laptop with much better battery life, but would like to be assure that these issues will see a decent fix for it. 1. So far has the situation improved in any significant way?2. Is there any other way to get around the issue?3. Any other common problems i should be aware of? Thanks.

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Linux may be unsupported, so I just want to hear from other users: Are you able to use the Bluetooth on the Realtek R8822be in this Laptop under Linux? If so, under what kernel?

A:Thinkpad A485 - Bluetooth not turning on (Linux)

It is working for Antergos 4.18.* Kernel. Did you turn it on with FN+F10?

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I noticed and issue with the ThinkPad A485 (AMD Ryzen) and DisplayPort audio. If using either the Lenovo Pro dock or the Lenovo USB-C dock, I'm unable to get sound to come through my Acer B247Y 24" monitors using a DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. The monitors have built-in speakers. It seems Windows 10 thinks it's sending the audio through to the monitors, but nothing comes out. Connecting the HDMI port on the side of the A485 to HDMI on the monitor will produce sound. Using a DisplayPort to female HDMI adapter from the back of either docking station and then connecting an HDMI cable to the adapter and then to HDMI on the monitor will also produce sound. There are no settings on the monitor that seem to do anything for it. I can select the Acer AMD High Definition Audio source in Sound Properties and the little equalizer meter moves when you right-click "Test sound", just no audio comes out using DisplayPort to DisplayPort. I'm not sure if this is an issue with USB-C and DP Alt-Mode which the A485 uses for either the Pro dock or USB-C dock. This does not seem to be an issue with an Intel-based machines using USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 or just Intel and DisplayPort audio. Other testing I've done.1. DisplayPort to DisplayPort does produce sound through the Acer monitor with the Pro dock and the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock using a ThinkPad T480. DisplayPort to HDMI will also produce sound.2. DisplayPort to DisplayPort does produce sound through the Acer mo... Read more

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Hi, The ThinkPad A485 currently suffers from the same issue as the E485, where if typing on the keyboard quickly, jumbles up the letters. This appears to be a firmware bug as I have tested in in Windows and Linux, and yet it persists. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/E485-strangely-unresponsive-keyboard/td-p... Could I please also have confirmation that the A485 will be supported for BIOS updates via LVFS (fwupd.org)? If you need any more information please ping me. Cheers

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Can we please have confirmation that the A485 will be supported for BIOS updates via Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS)?According to the website https://fwupd.org/lvfs/devicelist I can see that fairly new Thinkpads like the P52/P72 are already supported. I do not mind waiting (within reasonable time frame) for Lenovo to fix the BIOS issues but at least I would like to be able to update my system without relying on Windows. Can we please have an update on anything revolving this machine? Is LVFS support coming or not? Is a BIOS update planned fairly soon so that I can stick with Windows for a bit longer? Please shed some light on the situation. A simple yes is coming or no is not will suffice so that we can all move on... Thank you.

A:Lenovo, please add LVFS compatibility for Thinkpad A485

Hi,
 
I can't answer your immediate question, but I'm posting to make sure you know there's a way to get there. Perhaps you're already aware but others may not be...
 
It still requires Windows, but that could be in a VM if you don't have a Win box handy.  The Windows update exe includes a tool to make a bootable flash drive.  Instructions in the readme.
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r0wuj37w.exe
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r0wuj37w.txt
 
I realize it's not ideal but at least it's possible.
 
Z.

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Hello, I have recently acquired my very first Thinkpad, an A485 and although I am pretty happy with build quality I am very disappointed with the firmware related issues regarding performance as well as Lenovo's surprising ignorance towards the multiple open issues posted in this very forum. I thought that this a support forum where people post their issues in order to get some answers from Lenovo support employees. I do not like complaining and I know that replying might take some time but why cant we get a simple, "we are investing the issue please stay tuned for further updates". The silence involving any post that has to do with the A485 really worries me and considering that some posts provide hard evidence of the issues in question, I was expecting a much speedier response from support staff. Please allow me to elaborate, https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/A485-keyboard-and-firmware-issues/m-p/4218324A485 keyboard and firmware issues related topic posted on 2018/09/25 - still no official answer from any support staff https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Thinkpad-A485-Bluetooth-not-turning-on-Linux/td-p/4219...Bluetooth firmware issues related topic posted on 2018/09/26 - still no official answer from any support staff https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/ThinkPad-A485-BIOS-1-02-issues/m-p/42293...ThinkPad A485 - BIOS 1.02 issues related topic posted on 2018/10/05 - still no official ... Read more

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Hello there, I have the Problem that i can't Update my BIOS with the Bootable CD Image. Is someone here who got it to run? Or is it really a broken Image? Thinkpad A485 update to BIOS 1.16 (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r0wuj48wd.iso) First i created a Bootable USB wget https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r0wuj48wd.isogeteltorito.pl -o a485.img r0wuj48wd.iso
dd if=C85.img of=/dev/sdc bs=1MAnd i also tried it with a REAL CD was kindly hard to find a CD/DVD Burner with a CD. But it always stuck after it was Booting from the USB or CD by the Text: "Lenovo Group Limited"  Thanks for your Help.  

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I just updated the Bios on my machine hoping for the performance to start going further to becoming at least on par with the E485/E585, but to my horror, it now throttles even worse! What used to be a stable 2.5Ghz on the CPU during a Cinebench run on high performance mode, resulting in an underwhelming but acceptable 530-560cb is now 2.0Ghz! This barely puts it in the 450-480cb range, which is almost as bad as quiet mode on the previous bios. This is completely unacceptable. If the E485/E585 can get 600cb consistently, so can the A485. The cooling isn't the problem, just stop limitting the laptop and let it get a little louder/hotter so we can get the performance we have been advertised! 70 degrees is _not_ a suitable temp limit in high performance mode.Please try and fix this. This could be the best Ryzen laptop around, but right now, you're just a fool for buying this over the E485. Here's a look at my findings https://imgur.com/a/qXJS2Bs

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Who can confirm that the key combination Windows+Shift+RightArrow does not send any keypress event to the operation system?

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If something is not done soon, I will be returning this A485. Performance on the Ryzen chips are amazing when they aren't being throttled to death by whatever Lenovo has done to the power management on these machines. It seems like the issue has been resolved on the E485, but still persists on the "professional" A485. I'm currently getting around 350-400 in Cinebench r15, which is just garbage even compared to the E485 which routinely hits a score of 600 up to 650 in some cases. Fresh install, only updates. The GPU also routinely downclocks to 400Mhz from around 1000Mhz, which makes graphical apps very laggy. Lenovo, these machines are capable of being so much faster, stop mucking around with the power management and unlock it all.  This issue has been assessed in excruciating detail by other customers. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Thinkpad-A485-Bios-1-05-worsens-throttli... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Bios-Issues-with-Thinkpad-A485/td-p/4292... And even has driven some diehard people to mod their firmware in an attempt to fix the issue (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu9WZVLCAVg). I won't be doing this, I'll simply go elsewhere. 

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I'm loving my new A485 but I have 2 issues that I'm unanble to solve. First:Silent/Perfomance toggle is only showing up sometimes? There is this little speedometer in the taskbar that is either bleu or orange depending on your silent or performance setting. But often this toggle is missing from my taskbar after a sleep / hibernation or full restart. I tried almost everything to figure out what could trigger this issue but I haven't really figured out what it could be... All software is up to date and I'm running Win 10 1809   Second:Installing a second SSD in the wwan port (m.2 2242)Is this even possible? I inserted a new M.2 2242 SATA SSD with 512GB but it does not show up anywhere in the Disk manager or in MS dos (diskpart).  A little help would be welcome for this new Thinkpad user      





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After several clean re-installations of Windows 10 I've found the following:The driver "Synaptics ThinkPad UltraNav Driver 19.5.19.26" alone does not enable the middle button to work.The middle button works only if the "ThinkPad UltraNav" app is installed from Microsoft Store, as shown in the screenshot below.Sometimes downloading this app from Microsoft Store requires signing in with a Microsoft account, which is unacceptible. Why would I need to create a Microsoft account to get a driver?This app is not yet available in Microsoft Store for Windows 10 1809 as of 11/Oct/2018. A clean installation of Windows 10 1809 has no access to this app.Windows 10 LTSC 1809 does not have Microsoft Store, and therefore has no access to this app.Copying SynapticsIncorporated.SynLenovoTBGDApp_19005.19026.0.0_x64__* in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ from a Windows 10 1803 installation to a fresh installation of Windows 10 1809 works, but why would I need to go through such harassment just to get the middle button work?Suggested solution: Lenovo please add this app to the driver installer, not as a Microsoft Store app. 

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I have an A485 with the ultra docking station using ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10. Whenever I undock the laptop, the USB ports stop working completely. Docking or undocking does not help afterwords. Removing the USB and reattaching does not work. Adding a USB after the undock does not work. It's like the USB ports don't even exist. The only thing that makes the USB ports work again is restarting. I have upgraded the dock firmware, BIOS firmware and upgraded the kernel to the latest version to no avail. Anyone have this issue or know of any fix? Thanks!

A:A485 and Thinkpad Ultra Docking station USB issue

 Whenever I undock the laptop, the USB ports stop working completely. Docking or undocking does not help afterwords. Removing the USB and reattaching does not work. Adding a USB after the undock does not work. It's like the USB ports don't even exist. The only thing that makes the USB ports work again is restarting. I have upgraded the dock firmware, BIOS firmware and upgraded the kernel to the latest version to no avail. Anyone have this issue or know of any fix? Thanks!

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Are the two RAM-Slots in the A485 usable in Dual-Cannel-Mode?

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I am testing the new models of Thinkpad A485 units Model Type 20MV S00U00.OS installs just fine.I have the drivers for enterprise that were downloaded from the lenovo site, they installed just fine.I have a script that as part of the setup it installs around 38 wireless profiles and its the same script that we use in all our models.On this model is causing a BSOD pointing to the "rtwlane.sys" file.  after some research I have downloaded the latest driver from Realtek.  This did not help.I added a pause command on the script so that the script pauses after each individual profile is installed to see if its one particular profile causing the issue.Each time that I run the script, the BSOD happens at a different profile. 

A:Thinkpad A485 - BSOD - rtwlane.sys when adding multiple wireless profiles

A blue screen error (also called a stop error) can occur if a problem causes your PC to shut down or restart unexpectedly. When you experience this type of error, you won?t be able to see things like the Start menu or the taskbar on the screen when your PC is turned on. Instead you might see a blue screen with a message that your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.

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