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Cooling my X1 Carbon connected to an eGPU while playing games?

Q: Cooling my X1 Carbon connected to an eGPU while playing games?

I have the 6th X1 Carbon. When connected to an eGPU, I think my CPU temps are too high. (85-91 C when playing games for short durations.)
I am thinking about buying a laptop cooler, but I'm not sure what would be better.
My two choices are:
1. the traditional cooling pad. These will have fans running on the bottom of the laptops
OR
2. laptop fan coolers such as Laptop Fan Cooler. These connect to the laptop's side vents, which the Thinkpad models, like my X1 Carbon has.
I wonder if anyone has tried either types of cooling and which one would probably have a better result in cooling down my laptop.
Thanks!

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I am interested in playing 4K games with high/highest settings. Which set up is better: X1C6/X1Y3 + eGPU + RTX 2080 or X1E/P1?

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My Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014) shuts down sometimes when i play games like Counterstrike Global Offensive. I have warranty on it. What could cause those shut downs and should i send it for repair?

A:X1 Carbon 2014 shuts down when playing games

Welcome to the forum.
 
The most likely cause of sudden shutdowns is overheating. There's a thermal sensor inside the ThinkPad that cuts off power before overheating causes permanent damage to the system. Some programs, often games, make such heavy demands on the CPU that it can overheat.
 
Make sure that the vents along the sides of the X1C aren't blocked by dust. If you see dust you may want to use a vacuum cleaner to suck it out. Also make sure that there's lots of space around the system to let exhausted warm air recirculate in the room. 
 
There are several free utilities that can report on internal temperatures, e.g. Speccy. If you're more technically inclined there's also a utility that can both display internal temperatures and adjust fan speed accordingly, TPFanControl.
 
If none of this addresses the sudden shutdowns then you probably want to have the system serviced.

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I dial into AOL when I play my online games, but i get dissconnected in the middle of them after several hours. The games run in full screen mode and I am unale to see any idle messages while i am logged on. Is there either a trick to getting around AOL's pesky auto disconnect, or is there some kind of program that can kep the line open. I would think that my connection is sending data as i play, but AOL doesn't recognize it and still boots me. Very annoying, please help.
 

A:Want to stay connected to AOL while playing online games

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I have recently purchased a 6th gen x1 carbon. It is the model with a 512gb ssd and 16gb of ram. I am planning a setup for my dorm room that definitely could use some work. There are a lot of peripherals going into this so bear with me. My main question through explaining this is if there is a way to streamline the setup and make it more cost efficient.  I am planning to major buys with this setup, the thinkpad ultradock and an Egpu. Regarding the Egpu, it will be a GTX 1070 mounted in a Razor Core V1. My question is I feel like having both the dock and core is unnecessary. I ideally would like to come into my room and put my X1 straight into the dock, which will be closed and probably upright next to the Egpu. Where I see the problem is that I could just as easily do the setup without the dock and instead plug the Egpu into the TB3 port every time I get home, and simply have the peripherals connected to the Egpu housing. One of the pieces that is making me question the setup is I also intend to have an external SSD that will stay in my room with the Egpu and will store my video games to save space on the internal drive for classes and regular programs. I have been told that the SSD and Egpu cannot share the same port as there would not be enough bandwidth to support the two for how I intend to use it, mostly gaming. So here are a couple questions I would like answered. 1. Should I even bother with the Ultra Dock if I am getting the EGPU2. What would be th... Read more

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Hi everyone I want to order a thinkpad x1 laptop that I can sometime use with an eGPU for gaming. I kinda favor the X1 yoga but heard that X1 Yoga is more prone to thermal throttling and heating than X1 carbon. Anyway, if anyone  already tried gaming on X1 yoga (6th gen) with an egpu, would you mind sharing your experience with me (especially in term of thermal throttling and heating). Thanks

A:X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga for gaming with eGPU

To be honest, T480s would be even better, as according to tests, it's able to utilize CPU fully, thanks to good cooling system (make sure to get iGPU-only version though). And thanks to undervolting, you'll be able to elimimate throttling under prolonged load. You'll find more information in article below (both X1's were also tested): https://www.notebookcheck.net/A-performance-comparison-of-all-new-ThinkPad-notebooks.286486.0.html





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My HDD died, so I opted for a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional on the new HDD. I reinstalled all my programs and drivers and such. But I've had the same problem ever since:

Sometimes, randomly, when I start my computer, these things happen all at once:Microsoft Games (solitaire, minesweeper, majong, etc.) will not open. I double-click on them, and then nothing. No error, nothing to indicate the computer is trying to open them. If I go directly to the application and try to open them there, same thing.
Video does not play correctly. In WMP, it just plays the audio and displays a small screenshot of the video (as if it were album art).

Divx player won't play anything at all. VLC player would open a separate screen called YUV SDL Output. But the latest update for VLC fixed that.
If I try to play a DVD, I get this error:Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.
Changing the settings does nothing.
In Radeon Catalyst Control Center, when I'm adjusting the video settings, I will get an error stating the sample video cannot load.
If I were to play a game like Portal 2 or Fallout: New Vegas, nothing happens. I put in the disc, and nothing happens. I double-click on the disc, and nothing happens - just as with the Windows Games.
All of these happen at once, randomly, when I start my computer - sometimes e... Read more

A:Microsoft Games not opening, video not playing, other connected issues

I would run the System File Checker 1st. You may have a corrupted install of windows, which will require a reinstall, or at least a repair install.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Repair Install

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Hello, I am considerng the T480, T480s, T580, P52S and CarbonX1 Gen 6. Any users of the above models use eGPU and Nvidia GPU under Ubuntu Linux? Does it work well? As for the dock, anybody use the Caldigit Thunderbolt 3 Plus? How is it compared with Thinkpad's dock? 

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To add to the knowledge base - I have connected my Yoga X1 2nd Gen to an Asus XG Station 2 with an ASUS 1080 GTX SC successfully. It charges over the Thunderboldt and runs great. much gaming and VR still to do! 

A:Lenovo X1 Yoga 2nd Gen connected to eGPU

Thanks! Is great to know that. Though it probably belongs to https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/bd-p/tp02_en?
 
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To add to the knowledge base - I have connected my Yoga X1 2nd Gen to an Asus XG Station 2 with an ASUS 1080 GTX SC successfully. It charges over the Thunderboldt and runs great. much gaming and VR still to do! 

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When I'm playing audio from just my laptop (nothing connected), I would hear everything, such as Spotify and Hearthstone from the same output (internal speakers or external speakers).
However, this changes when I connect my Aorus 1080 Gaming Box to my laptop.
Now, the sound is divided into different outputs and I can only select one...
For example: Spotify would be running on Realtek High Def Audio and my in-game sound can't be heard. I switch my audio to NVidia High Def Audio and I can hear my game, but not my spotify music.
How can I change this option so that I can hear everything through one audio output selection?
 

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Hello, I have a question. My Lenovo Yoga 720 15.6" doesn't overheat, although I've noticed something rather odd. When I play Fifa 17 with the charger plugged in, the fans are very loud and the laptop gets pretty hot. When I play Fifa 17 on battery only (charger not plugged in) the fans are quite silent and the laptop doesn't get hot at all. Why is that? For all I know, I would expect the exact opposite...Thanks in advance!Kind regards,Tijs

A:Lenovo Yoga 720 15" : hot when playing games on charger, cool when playing games on battery???

The CPU runs at full speed when it is plugged in and runs more slowly on battery to save power.  Faster = more heat.

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I have the 6th X1 Carbon. When connected to an eGPU, I think my CPU temps are too high. (85-91 C when playing games for short durations.)I am thinking about buying a laptop cooler, but I'm not sure what would be better.My two choices are:1. the traditional cooling pad. These will have fans running on the bottom of the laptopsOR2. laptop fan coolers such as Laptop Fan Cooler. These connect to the laptop's side vents, which the Thinkpad models, like my X1 Carbon has. I wonder if anyone has tried either types of cooling and which one would probably have a better result in cooling down my laptop.Thanks!

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I have recently purchased a YOGA 920 and a HP Omen egpu enclosure. I am having problem connecting it to my laptop.
 
First, I tried both port, there's the sound of connect and disconnect, and nothing shows on the laptop, and the laptop is not charging.
 
I have tried with power cable connected, and now it was connected. The egpu still was not charging (no power delivery), and it only works one port 2 (port closer to touch pad) with charger connected to port 1. If I switch them, the laptop goes blue scree. I can remove the power after it is connected but then there is no power supply.
 
It is kind of similar to the issue as MrKnowNothing https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/YOGA-920-Thunderbolt-3-Port-No-devices-fou....
 
I have tried different drivers but all of them do not work. I have updated BIOS and Type-C firmware from Lenovo to the most recent version.
 
One more thing. Is it normal that thunderbolt controller is not showing up in device manager when nothing is connected?
 
I have tried it with my friend?s xps, it works perfectly, basically plug and play.
 
I think it is not supposed to work like this and the egpu should have power delivery to my laptop. Even if there is no power delivery, it should still connect without power adapter connected. Is this hardware problem or driver problem? Is there anyone else have similar problems?
 
Thanks!
 
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A:YOGA 920 Thunderbolt/EGPU Issue -HP Omen egpu

guess its not compatible with hp omen? ;(I was hoping to be able to charge and also use the thunderbolt output at same time so I can connect at least one 4K monitor to each port and still charge

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Hello,
I have issue on my X1 Carbon 2nd, Missing intelligent cooling option in Lenovo Vantage ver. 4.25.44.0.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Happy new year to all of you!

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Quick facts:ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5thProduct ID 20HR002MGEVantage installed, all latest updates too incl. BIOSBIOS according to Vantage: N1MET46W 1.31 This has been driving me nuts for weeks. It never occurred until a few weeks ago, though: Whenever the Windows 10 lock screen is activated (no matter if automatically after timeout or manually by me), the cooling fan starts running full speed without even stopping until I unlock the computer again. I saw that many other users seem to have the same problem, even with the 6th generation computers. First I thought I might have caught a crypto miner doing something in the background, but this has been ruled out by extensive malware scans and CPU/GPU monitoring. Neither processing unit does anything, it is definitely a Lenovo thing. Please help me, my business computer is running 24/7 and has to because I also need to access it remotely. At night I cannot sleep because of the fan humming non-stop. Plus, I am afraid of premature cooling fan bearing wear-out. Update: I also tried this solution, but it does not help at all.

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Hello all,

I've been having a few problems with my laptop since I bought it. The problem mainly occurs when I'm playing a game (usually xcom: enemy unknown or deus ex HR at the moment) but has occurred when I'm browsing the internet (albeit far less often). The BSODs appear to be random but I'm using a blue tooth mouse and have noticed the BSOD will usually happened if I'm using it. I've also noticed that my laptop screen with black out for a split second on games that are quite graphics intensive for my system.

Its been frustrating me a lot so I reinstalled and fully updated windows 7. The GPU drivers are all up to date also.

I've attached the SF file that is required and would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks for your time

A:BSOD whilst playing various games. Also happens when not playing games

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to make a note, you are having lot of different codes:

Code:
BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e11993}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033db5b0, fffff8800b079f40, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e78993}
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800144b039, fffff880037473d8, fffff88003746c30}
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8011ca7f40, fffffa8011ca7fb0, fffffa8011ca7f40}
Free up the start up:
Startup Programs - Change
Your antivirus is the only thing that's really needed there.

Run a system file check and disk check on your Hard drives:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check

Trend Micro can be a cause of BSOD's. Uninstall for testing purpose.
Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver [br] 2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Uninstall the above software using the free version of Revo Uninstaller. While uninstalling a software, opt for advance uninstall. This allows you to remove and delete registry left over of a stubborn program. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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Hello Over the past couple of days, my X1 Carbon Gen 3 hasn't been able to boot up at all.  It just hangs at the 'Lenovo' logo screen.  The machine is connected to my One Link Pro Dock (4X10E52937).  After some troubleshooting, I disconnected the One Link Pro Dock and restarted my machine and it booted up fine.  This issue has only started occurring recently. Can you please advise why I am experiencing this issue......and how this can be fixed? The machine and Dock are only about 5 months old.  Thanks. 

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I have a Carbon 3rd Gen that has a fingerprint reader that doesn't connect.  I tried installing drivers and nothing, then I went into the BIOS and tried to reset fingerprint data and it says there isn't one connected.  Any ideas on where to go with this?  It was working a week or so ago then it stopped for this user. 

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What's wrong with this picture?Difficult repro steps:1. I disconnect the Thunderbolt 3 cable to the Thunderbolt 3 dock.2. I close the lid3. The laptop takes forever to sleep4. When I wake it up, the laptop says it is charging in Windows, and the amber charging light is on, but nothing is plugged in. The last time this happened I had to go to the BIOS and disable the internal battery. Yuck. Anyone else see this or know how to resolve this without going to the bios?

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My 6th Generation X1 Carbon keeps entering Connected Standby roughly 30 seconds after I lock the screen. I can't seem to figure out why. This happens both while connected only to the power adaptor, while on battery, and while connected through the USB-C dock (Lenovo). I've updated the BIOS, gone into the registry and exposed the "System unattended sleep timeout" and increased that significantly, and looked through every power-related setting I could find. Below is the XML dump from the system event:  - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">- <System>  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />  <EventID>506</EventID>  <Version>2</Version>  <Level>4</Level>  <Task>157</Task>  <Opcode>0</Opcode>  <Keywords>0x8000000000000404</Keywords>  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-11-30T16:47:56.536072600Z" />  <EventRecordID>17628</EventRecordID>  <Correlation />  <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="7744" />  <Channel>System</Channel>  <Computer>LAPTOP-1MVC6H48</Computer>  <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />  </System>- <EventData>  <Data Name="Reason">12</Data>  <Data Name="LidOpenState">true</Data>  <Data Name="ExternalMonitorCo... Read more

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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Hello sevenforums Community,
since about month im getting Bluescreens, which never happened before in 4 years.
It usually get the when i watch streams on twitch (which didnt happen since 1 week on my account though) or currently while playing League of Legends.
But they dont come every game, so i can for example play 4 games in a row and nothing happens or i get 3 one them in one game. Also they can come at any game time. It is kind of random to me how they appear.
The last two days I got about 7 so i really need help from u guys.
In the last two weeks i always got this message (STOP : 0x00007A (0xFFFF6FC50023598,0xFFFFFFFFC000000E,0x000000002A991880,0xFFFFF8A0046B30BE) ) without a sound and the pc didnt instantly reboot.
But the last days the Blackscreen stayed like 4 second so i couldnt see the error message on it, so i dont know if the error changed but there was this buzzing sound.

I really appreciate help (and sorry for my english skills ^^)

A:BSOD while playing videos or playing games (LoL) Error STOP : 0x00007A

Code:
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
BugCheck D1, {44, 2, 0, fffff8800406a8c1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athrx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athrx.sys
Probably caused by : athrx.sys ( athrx+5c8c1 )
Do you have the Atheros Network Adapter installed on your PC? If so, please update it and let us know.
The other dmp file wasn't too helpful - not sure if it was my windbg or if it was just corrupted.

Also can you run chkdsk?
Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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The title speaks for itself, i have dump files listed below, and i would really like to fix this problem. Thank you in advance.

A:BSOD playing some games/recently playing FIFA World

Welcome.


Code:
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 25 18:40:06.502 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:09.767
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007fe08f8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Sun Jun 22 03:33:23.804 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:06.240
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007be55d8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Debug session time: Wed Jun 18 15:45:19.162 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:07.333
BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8007b727c8, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error an... Read more

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Last summer I was downstairs on my pc connected to an ethernet to the router. Internet was great no problems really.. I have a twin brother who is upstairs and he used wireless he lagged alot and he only had problems if I was on my computer and that went on for a while. I have a grandfather who sat infront of me while I was on my pc and I couldnt do it so I moved upstairs but I didnt have a wireless pci adapter for my pc I had a wifi adapter which you plug in the wall to wirelessy connect to the router downstairs and I just put my pc's ethernet into the wireless adapter. I used that for a little bit until I couldnt take the high ping I was getting in game servers forcing me to just move my pc in the corner of my room and I havent been on it since. I have been playing ps4 using a wireless connect to the router downstairs. I have connection problems off and on but not every day. I today just got back on my pc and I am expieriencing constant lag and disconnection from games and discord. My router is the NightHawk AC1700 ,my Adapter is a tplink adapter. What can I do to increase my internet speeds I just dont want so much lag and horrible ping when I play my pc games with my friends.. and a reminder my router is downstairs with the modem.
 

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I just updated and rebuilt my PC and have reinstalled Win 7 64 bit and am constantly getting a BSOD while using the PC. Specifically while downloading/installing/playing games. I have also had the error occur just while surfing the internet.
From the program Blue Screen Viewer it seems to be caused by ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 and/or ntoskrnl.exe+7e769
I can not find any solution to fix this issue, I have updated drivers, I have ran the Microsoft memory checker, , I have changed out my memory, tried 2 other video cards, tried two different wireless network cards, now on wired connection, I even changed motherboards, got the errors on both SSD and HDD. The only things I haven't changed out is the PS and CPU, since I am using the PC to write this I am ruling out the CPU as the issue.

I have used Memtest86 and prime95 to test the memory and CPU, nothing is coming back with errors or issues. I did run driver verifier and got two .dmp files for some specific files but not sure what to do with those now. They are included in the attachement

It seems to be software/driver issue but I can not figure it out.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:BSOD downloading games/playing games/using internet 0x00000007F

Welcome
Your reports are not definitive and educated guess says that this is the cause of your problem
What is the asushwio.sys file?
Make a system restore point and then uninstall the associated software or update driver.

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One of my clients is having an issue with his X1 Carbon and OneLink+ dock. After installing the latest Bios, we noticed that the laptop will hang at the starting windows screen (windows 7) when rebooting while connected to the dock. This does not happen if not on the dock. I have updated the dock drivers, graphic drivers, dock firmware, power management drivers, ethernet drivers, usb drivers, even got a replacement dock from Lenovo with the same result. I tried reverting to the old bios but that did not help. Im not sure what else to try. 

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Hi,My X1 carbon automatically disables the wifi adapter when I connect to my USB-C dock which has a LAN cable attached to it. That would be fine except as soon as I disconnect to move somewhere, my Outlook and chat end up crashing because I lose connection. I would rather have the wifi remain enabled with the connection active as I've found this to be a much smoother transition. Any idea how to change this?Thanks

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Hey Everyone, Hope someone here can help out.We've deployed ~60 of the 6th Gen X1 Carbon's (20KG Model Type) with the Lenovo Thunderbolt Dock (40AC Type)We've used Lenovo System Update to install all system and dock updates.When we've docked the computer the thunderbolt dialogue appears and we select always connect.Everything works for our users for about a day, then they complain that their computer isn't charging, their screens have gone black or are flashing, or the computer starts making device disconnect/reconnect sounds while the thunderbolt icon flashes in the taskbar repeatedly. All symptems persist after a reboot. We've been working around this by going into the BIOs and disabling the built in battery, Then plugging into the dock and powering on the computer from there. So far we've only had 1 user experience a recurrence (We haven't ruled out user error)I'd like to know if there is fix, beyond the "disable internal battery" solution. Thank you in advance for any insight you can offer.

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Trying to connect 6th Gen X1 Carbons to a second screen but it isn't working.Using a USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 to VGA and a USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 to VGA/HDMI. - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vtin-Type-C-VGA-Adapter-USB-3-1-Type-C-Reversible-USB-C-VGA-1080P-HDTV-Ad... Aluminum-Case-2015-New-Apple-Macbook-12-Inch-Silver/186885340- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Topoint-Thunderbolt-Compatible-Converter-Chromebook/dp/B06XDMVS6Z I have the 5th Generation X1 Carbons and they work perfectly fine with the adapters/convertors I have. Does anyone know why or any pointers that they can tell me. Or is it just as simple as that they are not compatible with the 6th generation X1 Carbons.

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Hello All

I have an HP Pavilion p7-1254 (at least started as that, had some stuff upgraded, explained below), AMD A6-3620 2.2Ghz Quad Core with AAHD2-HL board; save you the time of looking it up if needed. What happens is the system with will just freeze. Occasionally the audio that was playing with stutter infinitely like a skipping CD. Rarely I notice the system will stutter once or twice before totally freezing, happens in a couple seconds. But mostly, it just stops. When it freezes, the only option is to hard reboot.

I have had this problem for quite some time, probably about a year or two. At first I really didn't notice any consistency in the crashes, seems totally random. Some times it would freeze while browsing any random page, be it videos, forums, ad ridden or ad free. Any browser as well; Chrome, Firefox, IE. It also crashes when playing some games although not other games that have higher requirements; e.g. Guaranteed to crash, probably within 10 mins, if I play '8-bit Boy' on Steam (about as low res as implied) but I can go on 4 and 5 hour binges on Elder Scrolls Online or Skyrim with no crashes. I have recently noticed that YouTube videos (any video) is a guaranteed crash within a 20-30 seconds.

I have tried everything I have been able to find to do, to try and fix this issue; but none have worked. So far the hardware parts that have been replaced with new components are the RAM (now 2x4GB GEIL Enhanced Corsa PC3-12800), HDD (now 2TB WD Cavi... Read more

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Hello guys. So here is my issue i dont really know how to specific it further then this still hope it will help.

I have been getting BSOD for a while now and it's getting to the point i cant do a single thing on the computer. I did the config for dumps and so on and ended up with this RAR file with all the info i assume. I mostly get the bluescreen when i try to watch anime etc on googlechrome. It never works it's a matter of seconds before the BSOD comes. But when watching it on other browsers like opera it works just fine "mostly" even there it bluescreens from time to time. And then there is when it's most fatal, Playing onlinegames. Whenever I play online games like World of warcraft, League of Legends, Heroes of Neweart etc etc etc i risk getting bluescreens. It differs very much from game to game how often the bluescreens appear and it seems to not be preformance related since sometimes i play constantly for hours when maxing out games and pushing the computer to it's limits when it comes to frames. And still the bluescreen lies in dorment waiting for a more suitable interrupt for me. From the looks of it the bluescreen is related mostly to my operatingsystem more then commponents after i looked at the dumpfiles via "Bluescreenviewer".

I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this and i hope you guys can help me with this. also this is my first post so I maybe did this typical "bad thread", Still i hope this will get me atleast closer to... Read more

A:BSOD When playing games and playing flash player.

Hello Simon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by afterwards to further help.

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Hi Guys,

I have issues with my desktop. I randomly get the bsod (kernel data inpage error). I thought it started after I installes the new ATI drivers. So I tried older drivers but without any result. After that I thought it was an issues with Win 7 64bit. So I installed 32bit. But still I get the bsdod.

can you please help?

Win 7 32 bit
oem original
hardware about two years old.
I have a new installed os.The old one started giving trouble after 2 years.

A:BSOD randomly after playing games or playing movies )

SP1 isn't installed, please do the following:





Quote:
Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
2. Check Device Manager for any unknown/disabled devices - if there are unknown/disabled devices, fix them with the latest drivers from the device manufacturer's website (not the PC Manufacturer)
3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates (may take repeated visits)
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates. May take repeated visits, but keep it up until you get several "Windows is updated" results.
If you're having difficulties with installing a Service Pack, please use the SURTool from this link: What is the System Update Readiness Tool&#63;
Also, check out this troubleshooting link from Microsoft: Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 &#40;SP1&#41; for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I have had limited success in installing updates/Service Packs when using a "clean boot". I suspect that I'm just bypassing the problem - and that it can come back to bite me in the butt later on.


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Hello All

I have an HP Pavilion p7-1254 (at least started as that, had some stuff upgraded, explained below), AMD A6-3620 2.2Ghz Quad Core with AAHD2-HL board; save you the time of looking it up if needed. What happens is the system with will just freeze. Occasionally the audio that was playing with stutter infinitely like a skipping CD. Rarely I notice the system will stutter once or twice before totally freezing, happens in a couple seconds. But mostly, it just stops. When it freezes, the only option is to hard reboot.

I have had this problem for quite some time, probably about a year or two. At first I really didn't notice any consistency in the crashes, seems totally random. Some times it would freeze while browsing any random page, be it videos, forums, ad ridden or ad free. Any browser as well; Chrome, Firefox, IE. It also crashes when playing some games although not other games that have higher requirements; e.g. Guaranteed to crash, probably within 10 mins, if I play '8-bit Boy' on Steam (about as low res as implied) but I can go on 4 and 5 hour binges on Elder Scrolls Online or Skyrim with no crashes. I have recently noticed that YouTube videos (any video) is a guaranteed crash within a 20-30 seconds.

I have tried everything I have been able to find to do, to try and fix this issue; but none have worked. So far the hardware parts that have been replaced with new components are the RAM (now 2x4GB GEIL Enhanced Corsa PC3-12800), HDD (now 2TB WD Cavi... Read more

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A friend of mine is having bsod issues when playing certain games, example:

Rainbox six siege,
Battlefield One (BETA)
and a few others.

Wondering if anyone can give us a clue as to the cause.

Windows Format is done, but to no avail, memtest has been run, and disk checked.

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Hello, first time poster looking for help as I can't diagnose my issue after trying numerous things. Currently when I play a game the BSOD happens randomly, I can go a whole day without it, or it can happen frequently. It happens the most when I close or exit a game, then it'll kick to a blue screen.

I really appreciate what you guys do and I hope I followed all the instructions right on how to post my logs and stuff, here's the attachment and some basic system specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have reinstalled to this computer numerous times.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad q9550 @ 2.83 ghz

GPU: Radeon HD 5770

Mem: 4 Gigs of Memory

Motherboard: p5n32-e sli nforce 680i chipset

A:BSOD Playing various games, closing games, no overheating.

Before we can even begin to find the underlying cause you need to update the following drivers. Especially asacpi.sys. Yours is from 2005


Code:
ASACPI.sys 3/27/2005 10:30:36 PM
Lycosa.sys 1/18/2008 4:51:42 AM
nvm62x64.sys 10/17/2008 5:01:06 PM
netr28x.sys 2/25/2009 11:02:09 PM
How To Find Drivers:




Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.


- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
Driver Reference Table

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OK, more of the same with a few new twists. Since racing games are among my favorites Carbon will do.

I am driving the 68 Camaro. I have played enough to mod it yet but I'll have her hopped to the max before long.

Much better than Most Wanted turned out to be. This one I want to play. Most Wanted was a chore.
 

A:NFS Carbon. Anybody playing?

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The problem at hand is well described by another user: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=181294 The problem was mentioned here, some three weeks ago: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/tp02_en/message-id/74532#M74532 As of February 20, 2017, the problem still persists. Not just with one single installation, but at two different locations using different OneLink+ docking units. Problem applies to a brand-new (Jan 2017) ThinkPad X1 Carbon (type 20FB) hooked up to a OneLink+ Dock (part # 40A40090EU). Running Win10 Pro/64. I've got two OneLink+ units, both yield the same result. The laptop will boot just fine when it is not connected to the dock, but when docked, it will not boot past the screen which says "press enter to access BIOS (...)" when the network cable is plugged into the docking station.  It boots just fine when the network cable is not plugged into the rear of the docking station. There's nothing special with the network or cable (works well with a myriad of other laptops) and the ThinkPad in question has the latest & greatest drivers installed. If a docked boot has already taken place, plugging the ethernet cable into the dock works just fine.  In essence, the problem exists only when the ethernet cable is plugged in during boot.  Can someone from Lenovo please get in touch? There seems to be no other option to get in touch with Lenovo support. No, don't ask me to cal... Read more

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The problem at hand is well described by another user: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=181294 Problem applies to a brand-new (Jan 2017) ThinkPad X1 Carbon (type 20FB) hooked up to a OneLink+ Dock (part # 40A40090EU). Running Win10 Pro/64. I've got two OneLink+ units, both yield the same result. The laptop will boot just fine when it is not connected to the dock, but when docked, it will not boot past the screen which says "press enter to access BIOS (...)" when the network cable is plugged into the docking station.  It boots just fine when the network cable is not plugged into the rear of the docking station. There's nothing special with the network or cable (works well with a myriad of other laptops) and the ThinkPad in question has the latest & greatest drivers installed. If a docked boot has already taken place, plugging the ethernet cable into the dock works just fine.  In essence, the problem exists only when the ethernet cable is plugged in during boot.  Does anyone know of a fix?

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I posted this on the forum but have not seen any answers.  I am hoping that someone could help me out.. When my X1 Carbon notebook is connected through the Onelink Prodock, the audio is muted when playing any video files - from my hard drive or from Youtube.  When I unplug hte connecting cable, the audio is audible again, until the buffer runs out..or if I reconnect to Prodock.  Never a problem when NOT connected through the Prodock. Any ideas?  Thanks in advance. Prabu

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I posted this on the forum but have not seen any answers.  I am hoping that someone could help me out.. When my X1 Carbon notebook is connected through the Onelink Prodock, the audio is muted when playing any video files - from my hard drive or from Youtube.  When I unplug hte connecting cable, the audio is audible again, until the buffer runs out..or if I reconnect to Prodock.  Never a problem when NOT connected through the Prodock. Any ideas?  Thanks in advance. Prabu

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Hi all Versions of X1 Carbon (2015,2016,2017) dont start up, when connected to the USB Port of an ATEN KVM SwitchHas anyone a solution ?? ThanksJan

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Simple question: is there any way at all to have a 3rd generation X1 Carbon docked (OneLink) and still output through the built-in HDMI port on the laptop? The built-in mini-DisplayPort video out still works when the device is docked, but I haven't been able to figure out how to get HDMI output when device is docked, even when all other displays are disabled. Using latest Windows 10 64-bit.

A:X1 Carbon (2015) 3rd Gen (20BS0035US) - Any way to use HDMI output while still connected to dock?

Hi ajkessel,Warm Greetings & welcome back to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using OneLink Dock with X1 Carbon (20BS)
ajkessel wrote:
Simple question: is there any way at all to have a 3rd generation X1 Carbon docked (OneLink) and still output through the built-in HDMI port on the laptop? 
 

According to this thread it will not work as lot of users has also tried that configurations so sadly there is no workaround.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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This problem started happening a week or two ago.  My laptop is set to turn the screen off and go to the lock screen after 4 minutes.  Whenever I step away from my computer and get back to it, it is still connected to the normal wifi network but has no internet connection.  Here's a pic of what I'm talking about: The connection doesn't come back on its own.  I have to disconnect from the network and reconnect and then it's fine.  I know it's not a permanent problem but it's annoying to have to do every time.  And I know it's not normal behavior because this started happening recently.  This happens both at work and at home.  Does anyone know why this started happening all of a sudden and how to fix it?

A:X1 Carbon (6th gen) loses internet connection but still connected to wifi whenever screen turns off

I had that problem, and this fixed it. Let us know if it helps you.

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