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M.2 SSD heatsink for Thinkpad X1 Extreme

Q: M.2 SSD heatsink for Thinkpad X1 Extreme

Has anyone found a M.2 SSD heatsink that fits in the Thinkpad X1 Extreme? Thanks!

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See subject.  Ever since the BIOS upgrade, the dock no longer crashes.  Two days running now with no problems; prior to the upgrade it would crash routinely when connecting via USB-C.  I had to employ the unsavoury workaround of connecting the laptop to a charger and connecting it to the dock via the USB-A port using the USB-A to USB-C adaptor supplied.  Now I'm connecting via USB-C cable only. In fact, I'd given up on using the dock at all and had it just sitting there.  I decided to give it another go after reading that BIOS v1.19 fixed instances of BSODs occuring when connected to an external monitor (which I did experience now and again when connecting to an external monitor via HDMI i.e. not via dock).    Dock Type : 40AFX1E Type : 20MF 

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Hello, I've been using Thinkpad X1 Extreme for the past 1.5 months. And now speakers(or only right one I believe) started having an issue with crackled/noise sound on high frequencies. It's almost unusable to listen something with speakers because of how painfull it to the ears.  Is there anything possible to do with it to fix it? Or replace internal speaker. Recording with sound:https://www.dropbox.com/s/tjqzczipq45xyh1/video_2019-07-29_15-03-27.mp4?dl=0

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Hi,Its time to change the fan of my T60 Thinkpad. I was thinking to replace the entire cooling system (fan and heatsink). Is it possible, in terms of compatibility, to use an T61 heatsink and fan? I mean having an FRU:41V9932 and going for FRU:42W2820. I've heard that T61's cooling system, is better than T60, its more cooler, more quite etc.Is anyone of you has had an experience of this nature? Are they physical compatible? Thank You My model:Thinkpad T60, 14.1"BIOS: 79ETE7WW(2.27)Product ID: 2623-D6UCPU T2400 Intel Core Due (Yonah), 31WGPU: ATI X1300










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A:T61 heatsink and fan on T60 Thinkpad

They will not fit

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 ThinkPad YOGA 15 CPU FAN and Heatsink is not working,Where can I find this? Please help me.

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Hello Lenovo Community, I recently purchased a ThinkPad P40 Yoga, and plan to repaste it to eliminate thermal throttling.  I was planning on using Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut, which cannot work with aluminum heatsinks due to the fact that the gallium in the liquid metal will react with the aluminum and damage the heatsink.  Opening my P40 Yoga, the heatsink seems to be a mix of copper and aluminum.  The baseplate seems to be copper on the top layer (scratching the top-layer off reveals an aluminum-colored material), and the fins seem to be aluminum.  Would anybody be able to inform me as to the acutal materials used in the heatsink and where?  More specifically, I need to know the baseplate's material so I can judge whether or not it is safe to apply the Conductanout. Thanks very much to anyone who can lead me in the right direction!Chris

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Hello guys, This is my first post, so I am sorry if I will make any mistakes. The reason I am writing this post is because I can't find a solution to my problem. In January 2015 I have bought my ThinkPad Yoga s1, which by the way is a great laptop, except one problem. In April 2016 my laptop started overheating, even in standby and with the fan working. The laptop was in warranty and also now it still has 317 days left, but i have personal data on and I don't want to format and install the Windows again. Even if do this, i am sure the guys there will say, it's normal for the laptop to heat up. So I went ahead and disassembled it, thinking that it had dust in it or the thermal paste was not doing the job. I have cleaned the laptop which by the way didn't have that much dust in it, cleaned the heatsink and processor to add the new thermal paste. Nothing has change, still overheating. At that moment I realised that the heatsink is not doing the job, transporting the heat from the processor to the radiator where the fan blows. I knew about this problem because in the past I had an Acer that had a similar problem, but after 5 years of using it roughly. I had bought a new heatsink changed it added my thermal paste and it worked perfect until this month. So it worked almost one year  Now I have bought a new heatsink, changed it and it works OK again. But I wonder for how long??? Down below is a phot... Read more

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My fan stopped working after BIOS upgrade. Now BIOS version is 1.33. It did not work with 1.32 aither. I cannot roll back BIOS. Any suggestions?Thank you in advance!

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My fan stopped working after BIOS upgrade. Now BIOS version is 1.33. It did not work with 1.32 aither. I cannot roll back BIOS. Any suggestions?Thank you in advance!

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This laptop just came in yesterday. Initially even after installing all the updates, the computer was running rather sluggish and slow compared to my previous 2 year old Asus Laptop, in terms of scrolling through webpages, pdf and responsiveness. Now I've reinstalled Windows 10, some of the sluggishness is gone but on Google Drive and Chrome I still find that it is slower compared to my previous laptop.  Do I have a defective unit? Does anyone else have the same problem?

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A greeting to the community.Can someone tell me if the Samsung 970 Pro m.2 PCIe NVMe 1 Tb SSD to be installed on the second slot is compatible with X1 Extreme?I ask because a Samsung P951 SSD caused a blue screen and did not start the PCThank you all

A:Installing a second SSD on The ThinkPad X1 Extreme

docet,I assume the BSOD issue could be caused by RAID settings. In this case both drives must be the same type and have the same capacity.

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I have a thinkpad X1 Extreme with the i78850h, 32gb ram and 1tb storage(Samsung MZVLB1T0HALR-000lL7). I'm thinking about purchasing the Samsung 970 Evo 2tb pcie nvme sdd to replace the 1tb the system came with, but I'm wondering if 1tb is the maximum the system will recognize or will it be able to recognize a 2tb ssd? Thank you, Clay

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I'm a web developer and have an X1E FHD and need a monitor to go with it.  I tried the ASUS MB16AC but it's just not as bright and dynamic as the FHD - colors aren't even close, seemed dim and washed out (did try adjustments).  Anyone know of a monitor (portable preferred) that would match the X1E-FHD?  I would settle for non-portable.  Thanks! 

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Getting all the possible BSOD errors on my NEW (replaced) X1 Extreme. That's disgusting considering I've paid around 3000 for the top configuration. I had this as a replacement because the previous one had screen issues, WiFi card non working etc  I'm totally sending this in for refund this time and I'm probably going for a different brand this time!

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I have a new laptop and there is a serious fan noise problem. Fan is immediately active. I have tried the following, it helped reduction but still the fan becomes active unnecessarily. Any solution advise? C:\Windows\system32\powercfg.exe /setACvalueindex SCHEME_BALANCED SUB_PROCESSOR PERFEPP 33 ??C:\Windows\system32\powercfg.exe /setACvalueindex OVERLAY_SCHEME_MIN SUB_PROCESSOR PERFEPP 60 ??C:\Windows\system32\powercfg.exe /setactive scheme_current

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I am hoping to buy an X1 Extreme Gen 2 as soon as possible. I realize that there are four screen options, two FHD, a matte UHD and the OLED. I was hoping to purchase the matte UHD version, but it hasn't been on the website for purchase in over 20 days. Does anyone have any information on whether it will be available?  Time is of the essence, and at this point I am thinking of buying an XPS just because it simply doesn't show up in the customizable options or for purchase on the Thinkpad site. Thanks.

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I purchased an X1 Extreme (4K) a few months ago. I have run into a few issues and was hoping I could get some advice. For reference, I have observed these issues across multiple different Windows versions, GeForce driver versions, and Lenovo BiOS versions. I am happy to answer any follow-up questions in the comments. 1.When I have hybrid graphics enabled, I have observed significant stutter when scrolling in applications such as Google Chrome, Spotify, and more, especially when opening PDFs in Chrome. Turning off hybrid graphics resolves fixes this, but I was wondering if there was another option I had other than compromising my battery life by disabling hybrid graphics.2.When I keep the TrackPoint enabled, it occasionally begins moving the cursor on its own and keeps going for a few seconds, with no apparent way to regain control until it stops. While I can fix this by just turning off the TrackPoint, I enjoy using it and would like to know if there is a different solution to this issue. Thank you in advance!

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Hello .....I plan to buy a Thinkpad X1 Extreme.... and upgrade the SSD and memory later... Can i do that?I did it with my actual thinkpad T450S... i bought with 4 Gb Ram, 1 Hdd ... and add 8 Gb Ram and a M2 SSD by myself...Thanks 





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A:Thinkpad X1 Extreme Upgrade

Good day.
 
Please see page 51 of the HMM: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1p1_x1_extreme_hmm_en.pdf
 
Memory modules and SSDs are listed as CRUs. Looks like only the bottom cover needs to be removed to access them.
 
Hope this helps a bit.
Regards.

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While cleaning my ThinkPad X1 Extreme the downkey fell off and it seems the snap mechanisem is not working anymore, where can i get a replacement or a warrenty claim, the ThinkPad is only 1 month old.

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I think this is a simple question but no amount of research I have done in the forums has provided a clear explanation....is the Active Pen 2 just the next generation of the Thinkpad Pen Pro or is something else going on here. Trying to figure out which pen to spec with a couple of X1 Extreme's and I just want to confirm that the Active Pen 2 would be the latest and greatest??

A:X1 Extreme - Thinkpad Pen Pro vs Active Pen 2

Think I might have found my answer in a somewhat obscure Lenovo Pen document: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500011 D. ThinkPad Pen Pro  (also known as Active Pen)An active penRequires one AAAA batteryThe largest size pen availableAlways housed externally of the systemCan be stored with an external holder accessory that attaches to the USB portMouse-click input

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I just got my new Thinkpad in and wanted to install a second drive with Linux on it.  The bios sees the drive and I've already installed the OS on it but when I chose it it won't boot.  It just keeps booting to the primary drive with WIndows 10 on it. Can anyone tell me if the WD SSD drives won't work for some reason in this computer?  The drives are listed as supported for the X1 I know.  Seems strange it would work in the X1 and not the X1 Extreme. Thanks, Glenn

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 Where i found  or download this wallpaper?

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Hi I bought a X1 Extreme last week and it's driving me nuts already. The notebook simply does not charge. When I plug-in the power adapter, Windows says that the power supply is plugged-in. But the battery status doesn't change, in both ways (it's not charging but also not discharging). It just stays at the current charging status for hours. I also have Lenovo dockingstation "ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock 170W" and it's the same problem. After a research on the internet, I found the following article which actually helps, but only for a single charge. But as soon as I unplug the power supply again, I have to reboot again, turn of the battery in the BIOS and reconnect the power supply again. https://stebalien.com/blog/fix-for-lenovo-x1-carbon-not-charging/ The drivers are all up to date (installed via Lenovo System Update application). Does anybody suffer from this issue aswell? Thanks for your help!

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On my new Thinkpad X1 Extreme, I can't activate Bitlocker "automatic mode" as it should be with Windows 10 Pro 1809.I have a fully operational TPM 2.0: But as shown in system information, it's due to "Un-allowed DMA capable bus/devices(s) detected": With Vantage, I made a full update of the system, so I belive BIOS and everything is up to date. Is there a way to correct what Windows thinks is a DMA threat ? Somethink else to update ? Thank you. 

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 My new X1 Extreme hangs every few days. It locks up HARD, so that the only way to restart is to hold the power button down until it turns off.I've updated all the drivers, but one:The U630 Intel video driver will not install. It complains that it can't install on this operating system (Windows 10). Has anyone else had this problem & found a solution? (more concerned about the lock-ups than the Intel driver) I also updated the BIOS recently, but that didn't help. 

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Hello, last week on Friday I closed my laptop and went home, after opening the lid to start working, my laptop didn't boot up. So I force shutdown it (holding the power button for like 20 seconds), after pressing the power-on button, the laptop didn't boot up, instead it started going in a loop, the keyboard backlit started turning on and the fans started, but after 2-3 seconds it powered off automatically, and again powered on automatically with the same behaviour (keyboard backlit and the fans started turning on), this went on and on, until I pressed the button on the back of the laptop, now, when I turned on the laptop, it started w/o any problems. On Saturday when I wanted to wake up my laptop again, it didn't, this time I did the same as above, so forced shut it down, and pressed the power on button, but this time, it didn't turn on, even when I pressed the button on the back of the laptop, and the laptop still has the same behaviour as above. I opened the laptop and changed the RAM slots: nothing  has changedI opened and changed the hard drives, and even took one of them: nothing has changed The laptop doesn't even show the Lenovo sign when I power on the laptop.And I can't even access BIOS. And interestingly my guarantee ended one day before this happened (on Thursday!) Any help would be great. Thanks a lot

A:Thinkpad X1 Extreme Won't Boot Up

Are you under warranty?  If yes, call support.
 

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Just a quick question I have looked at the specs of the new X1 Extreme Would like to know if it is fitted with a WWAN 4G LTE card? X1 carbon has always been a business laptop , and if the X1 Xxtreme doe not have the WWAN facility it kinda defeats the purpose of a versilte extreme on  the go  business laptop.? Any idea>  

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I recently purchased a X1 Extreme and was hoping for plug and play eGPU via thunderbolt 3. However, the Akitio Node (+ 1080 ti) does not even power on when I connect the thunderbolt 3 cable to the port. Both the Lenovo Vantage  + Windows Update states my firmware + drivers are up to date. 

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Hello, I am bought ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2. I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. As written here: https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201906-27150 "The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen laptop with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified pre-install for Ubuntu". Everything works for me, but the laptop has too little battery life (compared to Windows). The site indicates that the system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. Can I get the special image of Ubuntu somewhere? Or ?an I somehow increase the battery life in Ubuntu?

A:Ubuntu on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

check popOs power management which allows to toggle between integrated and dedicated graphics card.

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Extreme (20MFX002US) on order.  It has one of the two M.2 SSD bays not used.  I was hoping I could add a second drive.  They are expensive so I thought I'd better check first to see if it will work in this machine before I order it.  I am NOT doing RAID with the second drive.  I just want the machine to recognize it for added storage.  This is running Windows 10.  Here is the drive I was considering:Samsung 970 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2

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Hi everyone, I've just add a RAM module (ballistix sport lt bls16g4s26bfsd) to my X1 Extreme laptop and I have a 'problem' with the frequency of the RAM.Its a 2666 Mhz capable RAM module but it shows as a 2400 Mhz in the task manager.I've read that I have to use xmp profile in the Bios to set the frequency of the RAM module but I can't see option for that in the Bios..Any idea on how to set the frequency of the RAMat 2666 Mhz ? Many Thanks Narek 

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I just received my new Thinkpad Extreme laptop with 4k screen a few days ago. I'm formerly a Macbook Pro user and I love the Thinkpad Extreme. However, I'm shocked to see that my real-world battery life usage is 4hrs and 40mins. Especially when they advertise the battery life to be 14 hrs! My power mode is set to "Better Battery", screen brightness at about 80% and I'm the only doing web browsing and some youtube videos. Not even video rendering or editing. This is a massive deal-breaker for me. I was hopping for about 6 hours at least. Can any other Thinkpad Extreme user with 4k monitor advise if this is normal? How much battery life do you get? I checked with support but they refuse to tell me what the average battery life I should be expecting and just say that battery life will vary with usage. I found this review online which says they got 6 hours 7mins of continuous wifi web surfing: https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-extreme Again, I feel quite a let down because the the specs say up to 14 hours. I was expecting even at half of that I was hoping to get about 7 hours. But about 4+ hours is really bad - its almost the same as my 7 year old Macbook Pro which I switched from.

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Hello, I have a new x1 extreme gen 2 Part No: 20MFCTO1WW with 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz. I would like to go to 32 or 64 GB if I can.  Could anybody suggest what memory I should buy and where? Thanks in advance, Ricky

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme memory upgrade?

You can have up to 64GB (2 X 32GB).  The part numbers for the 32GB SODIMMs are 01AG871 or 01AG861.  Other configurations are possible depending on thether you have 2 X 8GB or 1 X 16GB and what you want to end up with,

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Hello,I recently purchased a brand new X1 Extreme, switching (like I suppose many people) from an older MacBook Pro. I am delighted with the machine, and in particular I found that the following key combinations are implemented in the same manner as the MacBook:Fn + left = HomeFn + right = EndHowever, some Fn key combinations are not implemented, and they do nothing. In particular:Fn + up = Page UpFn + down = Page DownFn + backspace = DeleteSince the combinations are implemented by the keyboard controller firmware they cannot be added in software, much to the frustration of former Apple users. So, my request is: would it please be possible to pass this request to the person who maintains the keyboard controller firmware on the X1 Extreme? Adding the missing combinations would maintain total compatibility with the current setup, and would increase the appeal of the X1 Extreme for all the MacBook refugees. Thank you for your attention.

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After messing around in the BIOS a day after getting a new thinkpad x1 extreme I decided to change one of the display settings from using hybrid graphics to using the discrete graphics.  Ever since then, the laptop boots up fine but everything is black including the BIOS. Can anyone help me out?  

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I've have an X1 Extreme, for less than a month, and consistently had BSOD issues when or just shutdowns that seem to be revolving around the video drivers. I then upgraded my video drivers and now my secondary montior will not work. This is just awful. Wish Lenovo would actually make sure these laptops actually work before shipping them out. I've had over 50 BSOD in less than 30 days. Thoughts? Do I need to reinstalled and start fresh?

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I'm looking at purchasing the extreme 2 with OLED screen but I'm concerned about possible burn in and ruining my screen. I am a video DJ part time and I didn't realise how long my main screen which will be the PC showing an itunes screen for as long a 6 hours on a bright setting. I use my secondary large screen for virtual DJ along with a further 3 screens via projectors showing the same image video so really 3 separate screens in total so need a powerful laptop to replce my current mac book pro with issues including a poor keyboard among other things so thinking of defecting to windows but need a very good robust machine with an execptional screen but sometims with static images for so  long I am worried about this especially due to the cost, I managed to get a discount on my configuration but it is still the best part of 4000 so I really can't afford to make a mistake, so any help would be appreciated.  Has anyone bought the new X1 gen 2 with OLED screen? what do you think?

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My thinkpad extreme gen 1 shows "plugged in, not charging", the battery level just remain the same (not charging up, not dropping down), what is going on? I got the laptop a few days ago and it was working just fine. The battery charge threshold had been turned off.

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I got mine X1 Extreme back in December 2018 and it's been making this strange electrical type noise similar to how a regular hard drive sounds while it's plates are spinning. It doesn't sound like the fans. It is not really loud but it does vary in loudness. When it's at its loudest, I can hear it while typing in a quite room. Other times, I can only hear it if I put my ear next to the keyboard. I read some posts here about the coil whine. Is that it? Is it normal? Any way to get rid of it?

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme "Electrical" Noise

Reading the following article I am quite sure the noise I have is the coil whine: What Is Coil Whine, and Can I Get Rid of It on My PC? - How-To Geek. I can only assume that there is no good way to get rid of it completely in this laptop or is there?

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Is there a way to set the keyboard backlight to an auto mode?  I have to enable the keyboard backlight everytime I turn on my Thinkpad X1 Extreme, regardless of the ambient light level.

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I installed a new 1TB SSD - Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8. Partitioned and formatted in Windows 10, everything seemed fine. After a little use I started to get intermittent problems. Sometimes before Windows boots I get a  '2104: Detection error on SSD2 (M.2)'. Sometimes the drive disappears from Windows. Sometimes copying a file from the drive will hang and when I try to look at the file's security options in the file explorer I just see a red X and I can't see them. Crucial's Storage Executive sometimes shows the drive and says it is healthy. Other times it does not show up. Lenovo's system health check says there are read errors on the drive.  I have reseated the card a couple of times to make sure the connection is sound. Any ideas? I'm grateful for any help. Julian 

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme new 1TB SSD intermittent faults

I have never used that drive, but I will make a general comment.  I have often had problems with NVMe drives on several machines, related to compatibility.  This is not just Lenovo machines.  My problems have been related to timing (like, I believe, yours) and ATA security (passwords).  I think the underlying issues are very technical in nature (above my pay grade), and not easily fixed.  A year ago, I spent days chasing down an ATA security problem and I finally gave up and resold the drive.  Now, for NVMe drives, I only use those that are certified  or recommended by the computer manufacturer.  My assumption on SATA drives was that they all work fine.

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Hi. On my brandnew ThinkPad X1 Extreme gen 2, after opening up and closing webcam cover (called Thinkshutter) it suddenly gone down under the bezel, for about a millimeter. When i wrote to Lenovo they told me that I pushed it too hard. Actually i did not. This unit is over 3000 USD and I was pretty careful.  Maybe someone had the same situation.





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I bought a ThinkPad X1 Extreme and I've been using it since nearly two weeks now. My set-up specs are:  Intel Core i7 8750H16GB RAM512GB SSD WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti with Max-Q4K Touch display Windows 10 Pro Given such gorgeous specs, I was expecting a lightining fast machine. However, it doesn't feel so.Cold boot (restart) takes usually from 15s to 20s. Normal boot (Windows fast start-up) is taking from 10s to 15s. Wake up from sleep also takes long, nearly 10s. The screen needs 5s to go from black (with the power button led still flashing) to login screen and from there it takes another 5s to activate biometrics (fingerprint and Windows Hello), verify identity and then enter desktop.Word and Excel need 2s to open (wich is 1s more than a 4 years old ASUS laptop I was using before, with way worse specs).Matlab R2106a requires an outstanding 40s to open, while on an old MacBook Pro only needs 15s. VirtualBox needs 7s to open and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from VirtualBox took nearly 1 full minute to show the login screen. Plugging the AC cable does make some difference, however not so much for heavy software like Matlab (30s with AC). And all this was with max performance mode setted within Windows and also Lenovo Vantage utility software.  I don't think it's something hardware related, since Cinebench is giving me 1365 cb with Windows increased battery mode and 2178 cb with AC plugged in and max performance mode. T... Read more

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Hi! I was wondering if I could get some help with a RAM upgrade question for my new thinkpad. I'm currently running on just a 8gb single channel config that shipped with the laptop (2666mhz cl19). If I add a Corsair Vengeance 2666mhz CL18 would the speeds still match up and work well (without crashing or going down to a lower speed)? Just to see what would happen I added the stick from my old acer laptop into the thinkpad, which was also running 8gb x 1 . Now my the thinkpad registers 16gb of ram in dual-channel, but at 2133mhz. The original stick in the thinkpad is at 2666 cl19 as before and the one from my old laptop is running at 2133 cl15, if I'm reading the cpu-z stats right. Should I ditch the old stick in favor of a new corsair? Do both sticks have to be exactly identical to work well with each other? How big of a performance boost is there between running dual-channel ram at 2133mhz vs 2666mhz? Enough of a boost to warrant the extra $40? I'm pretty new to this and I'd like to be able to save money wherever possible. Any hope would be appreciated. I'm gonna attach a few screenshots from cpu-z in hopes that it would help you all help me out. Thanks!

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I'd like to purchase THINKPAD X1 EXTREME GEN 2 online from Canada but I'd like to have it with Backlit Arabic Keyboard but I can't find this option in customization, I'm trying to contact Lenovo live support chat but this option is for the US and CA residents only and I'm living in Egypt any solutions? 

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