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Installing a second SSD on The ThinkPad X1 Extreme

Q: Installing a second SSD on The ThinkPad X1 Extreme

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

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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 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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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 





T400, 2764-CTO, Win-Ultimate, Intel T9400, RAM 3 Gb, 160 Gb, Ati 256 Mb.T60,T40

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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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 just received X1 Extreme.Everything works fine and as expected, but there is one thing that keeps bugging me.It's a weird little electric noise X1E makes. Here is the electric noise.I am not sure what causes this noise but I think this happens when the fan starts running.I don't think the laptop should make this kind of noise since there is no HDD, CD, or other parts that makes noise other than fan.And fan should not make those electric noise. Also, I noticed that there is little rattling sound (only noticable when I put my ears very close to bottom of laptop). The elctric sound happens when heavy-loading and the rattling sound is unnoticeable.But I am worried if there is some malfunctioning hardware in my laptop. Does anyone have similar issue? Is this normal?  

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Hi,  According to the specifications sheet, X1 Extreme supports both Sata and Nvme Ssd's. https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X1%20Extreme/ThinkPad_X1_Extreme_Platfo... My machine comes with an Nvme Ssd. It would be OK to add an additional Sata Ssd in the free slot, right? And use both. (Just checking, before I buy).  Thanks!Adrian

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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 have a new X1E that has had this issue happen 2 or 3 times. The screen will go to white fuzz.  The only way to get it back is to reboot or sleep/wake. Has anyone else had this issue?

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure the t520 or get to know the most extreme off all possible. I would also like to know if this configuration works:Processor: Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition 2.7GHz Quad-Core - is it works,on t520,maybe there are some power                                                    problems,alternatively,please give  the name of,highest version,of i7 which will work on it.Ram:           Is 16 gb of the frame, it is possible, if yes, please give the name and type of producer - it's very important to me...Hdd:           I would like,also,put a 1tb disk, the specification gives max.500 gb - why there is no 1tb,specified ?                                                                                                                                                                                  ... Read more

A:ThinkPad t520 Extreme Configuration

Welcome to the CommunityThe most powerfull CPU T520 supports is i7-2820QM (2.30GHz). RAM: do you mean 16 GB per module? No, BIOS doesn't support that.HDD: the specification is outdated. 1TB drive should work.

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Just got a new x1 extreme, with a new usb-c dock and a thinkvision 4k screen. Also got a new keyboard and mouse from Lenovo. The performance is extremely sluggish out of the box. Just opening browsers you can litteraly see the linces get drawn up on screen, very slow responce. I tried installing new drivers on the dock, and firmware. Also installed nvidia experience and updated the driver there, ran all windows updates too. Still same very bad performance. The keyboard and mouse was so bad im just going to trow it away.. Other than that the x1 looks extremely good, and feels really premium, the thinkvision screen looks awesome as well. i guess im going tro try and install a few games next, too see if it is the gfx card making the problems. I did not try updating the intel gfx card, but i guess windows update should do this? anyone got any ideas? best regardsMolteberg

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Hi all, It has been about a month since I received the new X1 Extreme, and it has been quite good so far, but today, for some unknown reason, I've run into some apparent battery issues. I charged my computer overnight yesterday, and when I tried using it in class today, it wouldn't start. The red light on the ThinkPad logo wasn't flashing at all, so something was off. I tried turning it on many times, but nothing happened.  When I came home, I plugged it in and it allowed me to turn it on, but it was stuck at 46% charge and wouldn't move (even after an hour - a period of time sufficient to charge the computer up to 80%). Then, as I was writing this post, a loud 2 bell ringing sound came on and the computer shut down. When I started it up again (connected to the AC adapter), the Lenovo Vantage battery icon displayed an "X" and the Windows battery appeared empty. I made sure to back up everything and updated BIOS and other drivers just in case, but nothing seemed to work. If I disconnect the AC adapter, the computer immediately dies. Like this, the computer is no longer useful to me since I need it on the go.  I'll contact Lenovo support once my schedule frees up a bit, but if this has happened before and you've found a solution, I'd like to get this back to normal as soon as possible. Thanks,  Reilly 

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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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I'm ready to order a ThinkPad X1 Extreme from Lenovo in Europe. In the customization page I can choose between: Retail PackagingStandard Packaging (pre-selected) The price is the same. What is the difference?

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I am looking for memory upgrade options from 1x8GBSearching internet returns Crucial website for compatible sodimm  Option 1: get 1x 16GB  = total 24GBOption 2: get 2x 16GB = total 32GB Q1: I read some where that it is important to have two identical RAM. Perhaps I would go for option 2. Any suggestion Q2: For option 2, there are 2400 [CT2K16G4SFD824A] or 2666 [CT2K16G4SFD8266] version.The X1 unit came with 2666 8GB RAM, is it better to go for 2666 version, even through it is written in manual that the max support speed is 2400? Q3: Please share your choices for X1 extreme memory upgrade?   

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I have an X1 Extreme laptop where the Microphone Array went missing. This made it so that microphone input is no longer working, not sure if it ever worked. This is snapshot is from a working laptop (x1 extreme) as the problem laptop is not in my hands: On the problem laptop, microphone array and stereo mix is missing. I've tried all the drivers on the x1 extreme support page and wasn't able to find anything to help me. The drivers appear to be normal in the device manager and matches the laptop that I have in the office. I've made sure to show all disabled devices in the sound panel. Any ideas? Thanks,Jason

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On top of the audio popping I am receiving while having headphones plugged into the X1E, I am now getting crackling noises from the speakers when I play any sounds. Changing to the Windows' audio driver fixes the crackling noise, but the sound is lower and less defined. Edit: Turning off Spatial Sound for Dolby Atmos Headphones seems to solve cracking problems (with and without headphones) without having to change the Realtek drivers. I'm not sure what's up with Dolby Atmos.

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme suffering from crackling sounds

As an update to this, going to sound and turning off Spatial Sound (Dolby Atmos for Headphones) removes the crackling noise while retaining the Realtek driver sound when just listening to music through speakers.I am not sure why that's interfering with anything when I don't have headphones plugged in. I'm still doing tests.

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I just tried plugging my X1 Extreme in to charge from the in seat power socket on my flight.Nothing...doesn't even recognse it's plugged in. I travel around 150 days a year. A laptop that won't charge on a plane is not going to work for me.I am using the 135W adapater that came with the laptop. Is there any way I can get it to charge (even slowly) using a 90W or 65W adapter?Otherwise I thik I will hve to return it. You can't sell a device aimed at workers who travel and not warn them that it wont charge on a plane. Thanks.

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So I have a T420 I5-2520M no dgpu, and its fan sometimes work and sometimes doesn't, what I mean is when I try booting it and if the fan didnt spin, it wont spin at all as in 0rpm, even at maximum load it wont spin, even manually at TPFANCONTROLL it wont spin, so I have to trial and error on boot until it spins, on and off until it boot while the fan spins, My hypothesis is the power? or the battery it self?? cause it saying that I should consider replacing the battery, also because when Im using SSD, the fan works fine, but when I use hdd the problem happens, #2 temps, temps are always above 60C even idle and above 90C at load, 93-97, I already repasted cleaned the fan, I don't know what else I need to do, but it doesn't shutdown, when staying at like 90+ C, like when I play games it stays at 96-98C but it doesnt shutdown or anything fail because of overheating, is this normal, I know its not but is it? sometimes it even reachezs 100CAANOTHER THING: Should the fan pull air from outside or push the air from inside, cause when I try to put my hand on the exhayst there\es little to no air coming out, even at max rpm.

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I'm looking at getting the X1E (top of the pre-configured models). I've not bought a Lenovo before so I'm not sure if the curent THINKSGIVING deal is a standard discount or something more special and not to be skipped. Also, will there be a better deal on Black Friday? I ask because I will be traveling internationally for the next two months. It sounds like Lenovo is slow is slow to ship. if I'm not able to get the laptop before I leave (late December) I'd rather have the extra 2K in the bank while traveling. But of course if this is a once a year type deal then ordering now to save nearly a thousand dollars makes sense. Looking for some Lenovo wisdom. Thank you.  

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Hi there, I have a brand new Thinkpad X1 Extreme.I heard of a problem regarding some new generation Thinkpads with a BIOS option called "BIOS support for Thunderbolt", which is needed for a proper running Linux installation.On Notebooks like the P52 or some Yogas enabling this option effectively *bricks* the device.See: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Lenovo-P52-bricked-by-selecting-BIOS-thu... Can anyone of you confirm that this behaviour appears with the X1 Extreme as well? Or does it not? Has anyone tried it yet? Dear Lenovo Admins/Techs: could any one of you try this setting out with one fresh device? I want to install Linux on a second SSD (Linux Mint 19), I managed to get into GRUB loader via USB, but on startup the machine hangs completely, showing a "kernel panic" with some log lines regarding "thunderbolt", so I presume, I NEED to enable "BIOS support for Thunderbolt". Anyway, simply knowing that there *may* be a BIOS setting, that effectively *destroys* me notebook makes me completely uncomfortable.  Could you please confirm, the setting is safe OR tell me, that it is NOT safe AND you are working on a solution? Thanks in advanceB.  

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Hi,Does anyone know if the X1 Extreme with 4k display is already equipped with the "ThinkPad Privacy Guard" ? See here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anv_XXgOVLw This is a really nice feature ... hope this is already available. Thanks a lot for your feedbackDidier

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Does the X1E support S3 sleep under Linux? It can't wake from suspend in Ubuntu Linux 18.10. Do we have to wait for Lenovo to offer such support through a BIOS update (like the X1C6) before wake from suspend or hibernate is possible under Linux?

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Wifi suddenly stopped working during an application download, I have been using the computer 2 weeks... Device manager shows that there is something wrong with the unit(other computer and mobile devices still works fine on the same wireless network). BTW, it is a Intel AC 9560 wireless module. Tried restarts of computer, disable/enable, uninstall/install, update driver etc. no improvement. Reinstalled Windows 10, no improvement.I followed troubleshooting videos on Lenovo support, no improvement.Starting to look like the worst computer buy ever... Tried to submit a ticket on Lenovo support but all fields goes blank after filling in serial and model and pressing "Submit". So support ticket does not work to submit. Any known solutions for this? Anyone experienced the same issue? BR/Henrik 

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Received my Thinkpad X1 Extreme a few days ago. Totally fall in love with it. However, the display is not fit in properly. I got the FHD display version. How the laptop passed the QC before it ships out? What should I do? How do I return to Lenovo Singapore? Thanks

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Hi, I purchased the X1 Carbon Yoga approximately 6 months ago and i must say I'm highly disappointed. For a flagship laptop the battery life is appalling, with my device struggling to get 4 hours with a moderate load of browsing and office productivity and at 60% brightness well shy of the 10+ hours promised and well under any reasonable measure for an ultrabook. Ive once had the battery replaced as the device originally struggled to even give me 2 hours under battery and when i apply a light pressure to the keyboard "rest" it makes a lovely grinding noise.. On paper this is a fantatsic device OLED monitor, 360 degree screen but living with it is terrible. The fingerprint scanner often doesnt pick up my finger and requires some time to figure it out and the carbon fibre gets so DIRTY. Its near impossible to keep it clean without the oils from your fingers staining it.  I'm at a loss what to do as i believe this device just cant be improved or fixed. It's just terrible at a price point of over $3,000. akooch

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Hi All I have an X1 Extreme which for the most part I love. However, I am getting seriously frustrated. For 8 hours a day I have the laptop connected via USB-C to a "Hybrid USB-C with USB-A Dock" via the supplied USB-C cable. In the dock, I have 2 x Benq 24" 1080p monitors connected via DP, a Cherry wireless keyboard/mouse dongle, and a Sennheiser headset for VoIP. The dock is connected to power using the supplier power brick and cable. A few times a day I will get a 'user-mode driver crash' where the dock and all the connected peripherals will crash. The laptop continues to function even though the lid is closed. If I open the lid, all is well on the laptop but the connected components remain 'frozen'. If I unplug the USB-C cable and reconnect it, everything comes back ok. I've tried removing the Cherry dongle and plugging it directly in to the laptop - same issue. Also done that with the Sennheiser. I'm using 1.00.13 of the driver for the dock, and it's on the latest firmware V10010 all from here The laptop works fine when it's not using the dock. It appears to freeze more often when I open a new tab in Chrome, or during a Microsoft Teams call, which seems to suggest it's a 'load' thing that is causing the driver to crash?  I've raised it with Lenovo and they sent me a new cable and closed the case. It's getting to the point where I'm wishing I'd stayed with my previous X1 Carbon. Any help appreciated! 

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Just gotten the X1 extreme and quite disappointed to know the battery lasted merely 6 hours +/-, battery saver mode and screen 56% brighteness and was mainly browising the website and word documents. Contacted the support and was told 6 hours is normal. The presales told me 9 - 12hours.  Other specs details:-i7-8850, 16Gb ram, 1TB SSD.Wondering if anyone else is have a X1 Extreme FHD display and getting the miserable 6 hours battery life?

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Hi all, I have been spec'ing up a new laptop and trying to compare the new X1 Extreme with the new P1.Here are the two specs : X1 Extreme1.8 kg361.8 mm x 245.7 mm x 18.7 mm Processor : Intel Core i7-8850H Processor (9MB Cache, up to 4.30 GHz)Operating System : Windows 10 Pro 64Operating System Language : Windows 10 Pro 64 WE (EN/FR/DE/NL/IT)Display : 15.6" 4K UHD Touch (3840 x 2160) IPS, 400nits, 100% Adobe color gamut, 10-bitMemory : 64GB(32+32) DDR4 2666MHz SODIMMGraphic Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5Camera : IR & 720p HD Camera with Microphone - no ThinkShutterKeyboard : ThinkPad Precision Backlit Keyboard Black English UK with Fingerprint ReaderFingerprint Reader : Fingerprint ReaderSecurity Chip : Hardware dTPMFirst Hard Drive : 512GB Solid State Drive NVMe M.2 2280, OpalHDD Total Capacity : 512GBSystem Expansion Slots : Smart Card ReaderBattery : 4 Cell Li-Cyllinder Internal Battery, 80WhPower Cord : 135W AC Adapter (3pin) - Black - UKWireless : Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 AC, Bluetooth Version 5.0 vProEthernet Dongle : RJ45 Extension ConnectorvPro Certified Model : vPro CertifiedLanguage Pack : Publication - WE (FR/GE/IT/DU/EN)Warranty : Thinkpad 3 Year On-site UK Price : 3,216.79 P11.7 kg361.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 mm Processor : Intel Xeon E-2176M Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.40 GHz)Operating System : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64Operating System Language : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64 WE (EN FR GR IT NL)Display : 15.6"... Read more

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Hey, got my X1 Extreme the last days and running it with the pre-installed Win 10 Pro and on another partition Linux Mint 19.On Win 10 Pro everything is ok. On Linux Mint i have some problems/questions: Question:I charged the battery to 100%, but Linux only shows about 3 hours remaining time in the system tray. Info: Linux only used the onboard intel graphic chip  Thanks ...

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Does the ThinkPad X1 Extreme support any sort of charging over USB-C, be it trickle/regular/fast(er) charging?To clarify, does it support receiving a charge via USB-C in the case that the (slick) 135W charger is not in my bag? A) If it does support charging, where can I find:specificationsdetailed instructionsdescription of expected behaviors (e.g. one port is "better" than the other, or "never plug in the Lenovo charger while charging via USB-C", or "to charge via USB-C the X1 Extreme must be sleeping")B) Will any/all of these work in a pinch, or better than a pinch?Anker wall chargers?Anker power banks?Apple MacBook 87W power adapter?Nintendo Switch default AC adapter? (5V*1.5A) or (15V*2.6A)Plugging into the Thunderbolt3/USB3-C port on my gigabyte motherboard tower PC?C) Bonus question: What are the specifications on providing a charge to other devices via USB-C? Thanks!   

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Hello Everyone,I am moving over after 15 years on macbook pro so my experience with windows is limited. Just a couple question on a build for those who have purchased already. I plan to take advantage of the Cyber monday deal today... I am think of building with the 8750 CPU and the 4k display. Should I: 1) Add the 32gb ram stick and 512 ssd OR buy minimum 8gb ram and 256 ssd, THEN add the ram and ssd later?- I have no problem opening the X1 up and installing these but just want to get experiences from others based off of price and quality of parts that come installed.  2) Also, can the batter be upgraded from the 80w to something larger? From what I have read, this is the big weakness of this laptop, besides whining fans.  3) How does the 4k display look compared to Apples Retina and Dells XPS display? Thank you! 

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Hi, I am considering to use this dock with X1 Extreme 4K. 1. What is the length of the cable that connects the laptop to the dock?2. Does the dock support rapid charge (80% charge in an hour) of the X1E?3. Is it fully compatible with Linux?

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I have update the x1e new bios V1.12, everything seems normal, but when i try to secrue erase ths main nvme ssd to reinstall win10, i used ThinkPad Drive Erase Utility , but i says the device is not supportted, while the BIOS v1.10 is ok. i rollback to v1.10 it`s ok. Maybe lenovo must update the ThinkPad Drive Erase Utility.  

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When I install windows 10, it works just fine. But installing amd graphics driver makes my pc extremely slow. Even the cursor takes 10-20 seconds to react to mouse movement. I have tried the driver available in hp drivers and softwares page as well as the latest compatible driver from AMD website. I faced this problem in a previous build of windows 10 and after the anniversary update its still doesn't work. I have tried clean install of windows 10 along with the driver. But nothing seems to work. What else am I missing? any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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currently im using a SiS graphic card. but i want to use an intel extreme 2 graphic card, but it wont let me install and it always says something about INF files when i try to install or corrupt / missing files..
SiS lags my games and i think its worse than intel
But i read on the INTEL site that the intel drivers wouldnt install if there was a PCI (?) on my computer. i have no idea what this is but can someone tell me how to uninstall it?
i just got my pc fixed from a local shop too.. pics below
if anyone can help me id appreciate it!!!btw i am on Windows xp PRO



 

A:need help on installing intel extreme graphics card

Intel Extreme Graphics aren't a graphics card- but instead integrated graphics chipsets. This means your system must already have integrated Intel graphics on the motherboard. As you've stated, you already have SiS integrated.. so which one does your mainboard have? You can't just install the Intel drivers and have it "change" the integrated graphics chip your system has. You'll get the INF error if you try to install Intel Extreme Graphics on a system without this chipset on it.

If you can provide your system stats, this would be helpful for providing advice on what you need to do. Neither SiS nor Intel integrated graphics are very good or supported for many 3D games, so it's highly recommended you consider upgrading to a new videocard and disabling the on-board/integrated graphics entirely.
 

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I just received X1 Extreme.
Everything works fine and as expected, but there is one thing that keeps bugging me.
It's a weird little electric noise X1E makes.
 
Here is the electric noise.
I am not sure what causes this noise but I think this happens when the fan starts running.
I don't think the laptop should make this kind of noise since there is no HDD, CD, or other parts that makes noise other than fan.
And fan should not make those electric noise.
 
Also, I noticed that there is little rattling sound (only noticable when I put my ears very close to bottom of laptop).
 
The elctric sound happens when heavy-loading and the rattling sound is unnoticeable.
But I am worried if there is some malfunctioning hardware in my laptop.
 
Does anyone have similar issue? Is this normal?
 
Admin note: two discussions merged, subjects edited for relevancy

A:Thinkpad X1 Extreme weird noise / Fan Noise

I received my X1 Extreme yesterday. So far great machine, but I have niggle with the fans. When testing the machine, the fans kick in as expected, but as well as a general "whoosh" sound of air blowing, which is sort of loud, I also hear a faint high pitched sound that is a little annoying; it is more prevalant in the right fan.
 
Is this fan loudness and the faint high pitched sound just normal for these fans? I am in two minds whether to return or get someone out to fix it up, only to find it is 'normal' for these laptops. Any thoughts, or experiences from others?
 
Here is a link of the fan sound I am experiencing.... https://youtu.be/k_Z5zOUMsUM This recording was taken about 15-20cm away from the device on the right side, opposite the power button. You can hear them slowly ramping up, and then ramping down.
Btw the way I am not concerned as to when the fans come, as that is working fine, it is just the sound they are making, in particular the background high pitched sound, and whether they are supposed to be this loud?

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Hi, I just got a Thinkpad P51, it came with a 256 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSd and I had to possibility to get a second one at half price so I got the  512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe .I'm a novice when it comes to upgrading a laptop, I watched videos on You Tube so I know how to install it but I have no idea how to format it so it will act as a data storage, while keeping the original one for the OS,I've looked at others posts and especially the ones about RAID, I'm not sure I really understant it, but from what I've seenit won't work with my configuration because the two SSD are differents. So is there something I should do? is RAID on by default or is it an option and I don't have anything to do?So far I haven't turn on the laptop yet, I want to be sure that I'm not going to mess anything,it comes with windows 10 home and I want to upgrade to 10 pro. It's the first time I will be using windows 10 so I'm not familliar with it. Thank you for your help,

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I have a Thinkpad T41 that does not want to boot. It gets past the initial bios message and then I just get a blinking cursor like it's waiting for a startup disk. Here's what I did:

It was running XP just fine when I thought I'd tinker with trying to get Mac OS X installed on it. Was able to boot into a Mac installer and run the installation, but could not get it to boot afterward. After much noodling with kexts, I decided to give up and just install Windows 7.

But it won't boot into the Win7 installer disk. I think the DVD drive may now be dead - it makes a clunking noise like it's trying to read the disk, but never spins up to full speed. Diagnostic tools in the bios say the drive is failing tests.

I tried imaging the Win7 installer DVD to a USB memory stick using a Mac. Won't boot from the memory stick. Tried using an app called "WinToFlash" on a PC to again put the Win7 installer on a USB key. No go. (Each time, I put USB as first in bios boot settings)

Tried removing the hard drive, and copying all files from a working Win XP box to the hard drive (I'd be fine with XP instead of Win7 - just want this laptop to work!) Still no go. Tried hooking a DVD drive to a USB adapter but it won't boot off the Win7 installer DVD that way. (The installer DVD works fine on a different computer's internal DVD drive).

To sum up:
DVD drive is probably dead, so I can't boot an installer disk that way.
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Hello, I recently ordered a 2.5" SSHD (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822179110) and got my Thinkpad storage kit with the caddy to place the HDD in. Before this, I only had a stock 256 GB SSD that came with my P50 when I bought it (about a year ago). I decided it was time to add an internal HDD. So, here I am popping open my P50, fitting my HDD with the caddy and SATA cable, and I plug it in. (NOTE: My first time doing this, I accidentaly left the battery in my laptop. Not sure if this may contribute to the issue). Anways, after I get my HDD in and plugged in, I close the laptop back up and go to boot. Now here is the issue. When I power on my laptop, the Lenovo splash pops up with the subtitle underneath saying to press Enter to interupt startup. However, my screen goes back to black and the power light turns off for a second. The power light turns back on, the Lenovo splash pops up, then turns back off. When I press Enter to try and get into the BIOS, the little beep sounds off, but nothing happens. It just keeps repeating the process. I decided to open my laptop back up, take out the new HDD (I took the battery out this time prior), close my laptop back up and reboot. This time, my laptop works fine. It boots up and lets me use my computer normal. I put the HDD back in and out multiple times, but the same issue occurs. When the HDD is out of my laptop, the laptop boots up and fine and works. I'm not sure if I am installing it correctly (The sto... Read more

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I know this has been discussed in passing in another thread. I want to get the P70 eventually but the following bothers me. It's a little frustrating that for a five thousand dollar laptop there is no Blu Ray option - a laptop, I note, with a 4K (!) screen! Why does my seven year old W700 have a Blu Ray BURNER but the P70 is stuck in 2016 with twenty year old technology? I wouldn't mind so much if there were no optical drive. That at least would be a progressive decision, because of which more space could be devoted to the battery, or the thing could just be made less bulky. But no. There is an optical drive. It is taking a massive chunk of space but not delivering enough in return. So how do we install a blu ray drive? As I understand it, I can't just put my W700's drive in. So can we hack it somehow? 

A:ThinkPad P70 - installing blu ray drive possible?

It's probably possible, but everything would be an adaptation and you would have to remove the customizations for that drive (rails, bezel) and put them on the new one. Also, since the drive is secured by a screw rather than a latch, that would also have to be added or moved. There are a number of extenal BluRay drives from Samsung, etc that are USB attached (no power supply required) which could be used instead. I have an external r/w drive from Plextor that I've been using for 5 years now which sits on my desk. There were no compatibility issues attaching the drive to the P70 through the Workstation docking station, but I did have to purchase PowerDVD 15 to gain full functionality for playing certain discs.
 
The system is heavy enough that adding another 1/2 pound to my bag is hardly noticeable. However, perhaps Lenovo might offer an internal BluRay drive in the future if there is enough interest.

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I recently got a thinkpad p51 that has nvme and sata drives. Issue is that windows 7 does not see either type of drive. I found nvme drivers that seemed to work and make the nvme drive even show in explorer in the browse for drivers window but then the windows installer would say i am missing a required cd/dvd device driver. At this point i think it may be that i need usb 3 drivers also. And all support staff say the p51 supports windows 7. Of course they expect you to figure out driver preloading etc on your own. Anyone have ideas?  

A:Installing Windows 7 on the thinkpad P51

Hello,
From looking at this mesage thread from a few months ago, I thought the ThinkPad P51 might be too new to run Windows 7.  Looking at the P51 (Type 20HH, 20HJ) Laptop (ThinkPad) Drivers & Software page does show a handful of drivres and software, but no USB 3.0 drivers.
 
Perhaps trying the USB 3.0 device drivers from a different recent ThinkPad model would work?  The ThinkPad X270 has a USB 3.0 XHCI Driver for Windows 7 download page that might work.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Since i think it is relevant in understanding the situation, i'll start of from the beginning. A few weeks ago i was thinking about how i could really use a laptop that i could bring around. So i looked for cheap ones on ebay and found one that seemed like a fine deal so i purchased it. Here is the description as it appeared on ebay:Brand: IBM Processor Type: --Type: -- Processor Speed: 750 MHzScreen Size: 14.1 inches Processor Configuration: Single CoreOperating System: Not Included Memory (RAM): 512 MBPrimary Drive: CD-ROM Hard Drive Capacity (GB): 12 GBThis auction is forIBM THINKPAD A21M 750MHz 512MB 12GB LAPTOP w/ ACcomes with750MHz processor512MB memory12GB HDDCD-ROM drive NO Operation SystemItem is in good conditionIt comes with original IBM Ac Adapter16V 3.36AAt the time i didn't think the lack of an OS would be any trouble at all since i have windows 2000 pro and windows xp home installation disks that i wasn't using.So the item arrived and i booted up, popped in the xp installation disk and was greeted by a "NTLDR is missing, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" error message. So i tried restarting, changing the boot order in bios to boot from the disk, trying a different disk, making an ultimate boot disk and putting it in, tried to boot from a usb, and i just kept getting the same message. I tried removing the Hard drive but then it said in Red/White text "hard drive not installed" and it still wouldnt boot up from the winx... Read more

A:IBM Thinkpad a21m Trouble installing OS

<<...since i have windows 2000 pro and windows xp home installation disks that i wasn't using.>>What is the origin of this XP Home disk? Is it a Microsoft XP Home CD or is it a disk that came with a purchased system?I can't tell you what's wrong with this system...part of the risk of buying used...is the fact that there is a reason sellers want to sell.I don't know why people do this...but my advice is NOT to format a hard drive before attempting to install XP on it from a MS XP CD. My experience is that this may result in the XP CD's inability to do what it should do.<<NTLDR is missing, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart.>>That error message should never appear when trying to install an O/S to a bare drive from a MS XP CD. Since there are no files installed...it's logically impossible for a system file to be missing.From http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm:"When your computer starts, the BIOS attempts to find the primary hard drive's active partition to read the first sector for the MBR (Master Boot Record), it uses that info to load the rest of the OS. For Windows NT4/2k/XP the MBR is pointed to the NTLDR (New Technology Loader) and it takes it from there. If you get the "NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart" what's most likely going on is the BIOS either didn't look for the right drive, didn't find the right partition, it wasn't active, didn't find the MBR, or the MB... Read more

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