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Lenovo Y540 After BIOS Update - RAM Frequency from 2666mhz turn to 2400mhz ?

Q: Lenovo Y540 After BIOS Update - RAM Frequency from 2666mhz turn to 2400mhz ?

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I just installed 32GB of the 2666MHz ram found from the official Dell Upgrade site and when I booted to bios it showed that my ram was 2400MHz. Is this normal and it just shows 2400 but performs as 2666 or is there something wrong

A:Installed 32GB of 2666MHz ram in my dell xps 15 9560 but bios shows it as 2400MHz

The memory controller is aboard the CPU - the memory speed is set by the CPU itself.  What model CPU do you have?

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Hello everyone  This morning I've updated my BIOS (MIIX 310cWindow 10) after telling BIOS update failed It won't turn on, I push power Button nothings to happen, screen stay dark! The battery is fine! please help me!   

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For example this:http://eu.crucial.com/eur/en/bls8g4s26bfsdk I want to use in dual channel so i want to buy two.

A:Lenovo Y520 Can i use 2666mhz ram?

yes but it will run on your mother board maximum allowes 2400mhz

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Hi everyone! Lenovo Vantage just offered me BIOS 1.28 on my P52. Reading the changelog, I noticed it unlocks the 2666MHz memory speed! So, I checked my system before the update and the memory was running at 2400MHz, as expected, because of "Intel limitations". After the update, I could confirm the memory was running at 2666MHz! A free performance update is always welcome :-) Martin

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 Lenovo ram is quite expensive that I have seen and wonder if anyone on this board would know what kind of 16 GB stick would fit well with my existing 16 MB stick on the X1 extreme ?

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I was at Goodwill yesterday and I found an ECS K7SEM v1.0 motherboard for $6. Assuming that it works, I wouldn't mind getting an AMD cpu and some RAM to get this going as a multi-purpose additional computer for my apartment.

The original intent of this board was for AMD processor running at either 100Mhz or 133Mhz FSB. The manual for the motherboard says that the RAM speed cannot be less than the processor FSB. For example: according to the manual, if the CPU has a FSB of 133Mhz, then PC133 RAM must be used and PC100 RAM cannot be used. If a CPU has a FSB of 100Mhz, then either PC100 or PC133 RAM can be used, but not PC66.

This manual was printed in 2001. However, in 2002/2003, a new BIOS upgrade was created for this board to allow support for Athalon XP 2100 and 2200 processors.

I was looking at an AMD XP processor at newegg and realized that the FSB is 266Mhz, according to the specs. I always get confused about FSB ratings. Are you supposed to divide this number by 2 with AMD chips? Like if the FSB is 266Mhz, should I use PC133 RAM to be compliant with the statement in the manual about using RAM that matches or exceeds the CPU FSB?

Another question I had is related to the new BIOS update that supports the newer processors. Would I need to use an old processor in order to update the BIOS before I can use the XP processor? Or will I be able to update to the XP supporting BIOS with the XP processor already in the socket?

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A:CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

When an AthlonXP is advertised with a 266mhz FSB, it is actually running at 133mhz but its DDR nature makes it run as fast as a 266mhz FSB. Any 266mhz AthlonXP should work on that board provided it isn't above the 2200+ ( 1800mhz ).
 

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Hi,I am interested in purchasing a Lenovo Legion Y540 gaming laptop (the 15-inch version). After configuring it I noticed that the keyboard is in German. Is there a way to change that? I currently live in Germany, so I guess that's why I am offered the german version, but I am much more comfortable with an English keyboard. Thank you for your help!

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Hi, i have question when will be available Y540 in UK online Store ? Thanks

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I'm a new owner of a Flex 4-1570 Ideapad. I have a critical update awaiting install, however the window popup says it is for the YOGA not the Flex. Thus, I have not installed it. My question is, should I install it? If not, how do I turn the notification off? Thanks! 

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Hello, I have a flicking cursor before loading of the BIOS for about one second?Is it normal? Thank you!!!

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Earlier this week I stood up while holding my Y540.  The power brick, which is quite heavy, fell off the desk and ripped the power cord out of the DC-IN power jack.  The plastic clips that hold the power cord in place were destroyed, and now I can't get a stable power connection anymore. I'd like to replace the DC-IN power jack on the motherboard.  The problem is I can't seem to find the part anywhere.  Lenovo won't sell it to me (it's an FRU only part) and I can't find anywhere online that sells an 81Q4 power jack. Does anyone know if there are other compatible DC power jacks I could use for my Y540?  I'm quite comfortable replacing parts on a system board, I only need to find the appropriate part.   Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Hello, GurusI have PCI Device missing driver in Device Manager: PCI Slot 1 (PCI bus 1, device 0, function 3)I installed all the drivers from Lenovo site.Can you tell me which driver I have to install for this device? Thank you!

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Hello, I have a Lenovo All in One C460 that was working very well, but after using the bios update program from Lenovo the computer does not turn on... The light at the button turns on, the fan turns on but no image and nothing happen. I suspect Lenovo program damaged my computer.  somebody help please. Regards 

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https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n2euj13w.exe is a dead link from the 20MF000MUS model's bios update.













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A:Lenovo X1 Extreme Bios update file missing from Lenovo server

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-EXTREME-G1-BIOS-UPDATE-1-22-SUPERVISOR-PAS...

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So it's not a huge problem, but after updating the BIOS on my T480 from V1.17 to the current release V1.24 the Lenovo Vantage tool still reports (on lower right corner of screen) that I have BIOS V1.17 installed. The update installed normally and I have verified that V1.24 is installed Boot --> F1 --> reviewed installed version. I thought you guys at Lenovo might want to check it out. I do have the current version of Vantage installed (latest version offered by the Microsoft Store for Win 10 Pro): V 4.27.32.0





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A:Lenovo Vantage reports incorrect BIOS version after BIOS update

 
 
See below.  Basically Vantage "may not"  show current BIOS version.  It will eventually "catch up".  The data is cached.
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht506091

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Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, trye... Read more

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Hey, I've set by accident passwords in bios for disk, bios and user. And now I have to type it everytime when I'm turning on my laptop. I know these passwords. Is it possible to turn them off? I cant see any options in bios. any help?

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I?m currently updating the BIOS of some Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 PCs and I came across a problem. The Flash UEFI BIOS update (provide by Lenovo) worked almost perfectly on the first PCs, despite it didn?t automatically open the console and started the flashing process.Anyways I did go on with my work. Almost all other PCs had the problem that when the second phase (yellow font)/ afudos.exe imagefb.rom /defans /capsule /b /n /r /sp started the afuwin.exe stopped working (it crashed). It seemed like the Update wouldn?t get done this way so I decided to try it with the USB Flash method, also provided by Lenovo, but it also didn?t work. It says in the second phase ?15 - Error: Secure Flash function is not supported on this platform? Last but not least I tried to update the BIOS with the CD-ISO but when updating with this method it says that the BIOS-Version is too old. Some information about the system: ThinkCenter M83Type: 10BE0003GEOS: Windows 7 SP1 64bitBIOS-Revision: FBKT73AUSBIOS last Updated: 01.April.2014 Furthermore Information what I found out:BIOS-Revision seems to not matter (same version but some worked some not)Doesn?t matter if BIOS is set to UEFI only or Legacy onlySecure Boot also seems like it doesn?t matter if its on or notWhen the afuwin.exe crashes it only writes a return codeI use the update provided by this Page from Lenovo (Update: fbjycpusa)https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/downloads/ds035753 Thanks... Read more

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The last time I updated the BIOS on my Lenovo V110-15ISK I got this instruction that I didn't understand (5. Please load default in BIOS setup menu before and after executing this program.) It took me a while to figure it out but when I finally did I updated the BIOS & had no issues I'm posting this info to make it easier for others to do the same  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from Windows 10 1) Click all setting?Update&Security?Recover2)Click Restart now3)Click troubleshoot4)Click Advanced options5)Select UEFI firmware settingsThe screen will fade to black & enter the BIOS Setup Utility6)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu7)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter8)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Select YES & Click EnterYour PC will now restart & you can begin the BIOS updateRemember to follow these steps before & after the update  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from the power on screen 1)Restart the system or shut down the PC completely,  the screen will dim off, but it will light up again 2)As soon as you see the ?Lenovo? logo Press F2 (Fn+F2) key The screen will now enter the BIOS Setup Utility3)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu4)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter5)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Sele... Read more

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The last time I updated the BIOS on my Lenovo V110-15ISK I got this instruction that I didn't understand (5. Please load default in BIOS setup menu before and after executing this program.) It took me a while to figure it out but when I finally did I updated the BIOS & had no issues I'm posting this info to make it easier for others to do the same  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from Windows 10 1) Click all setting?Update&Security?Recover2)Click Restart now3)Click troubleshoot4)Click Advanced options5)Select UEFI firmware settingsThe screen will fade to black & enter the BIOS Setup Utility6)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu7)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter8)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Select YES & Click EnterYour PC will now restart & you can begin the BIOS updateRemember to follow these steps before & after the update  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from the power on screen 1)Restart the system or shut down the PC completely,  the screen will dim off, but it will light up again 2)As soon as you see the ?Lenovo? logo Press F2 (Fn+F2) key The screen will now enter the BIOS Setup Utility3)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu4)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter5)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Sele... Read more

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Hi. I have a Lenovo B50-30 mode 80ES. It was set to require a password on startup starting with a capital "A". While experiencing charging problems, amongst other things, I updated the BIOS to 9CCN35WW, downloaded from the Lenovo support site. Since updating, the laptop no longer asks for a password on startup (No big deal, I applied a windows password), however, when pressing F2 to access the BIOS (which I need to do, the F keys are the wrong way round), it asks for a password, When pressing to strike a capital A, the laptop beeps and doesnt enter it. It wont accept capital letters anymore, therefore it wont accept the pre BIOS update password. I have referred the laptop to Lenovo service, including returning the laptop, and they have been nothing short of useless. They said they couldnt repair it under warranty because of "Marks, cracks, inappropriate treatment" and it would cost 255 for a replacement system board. I really couldnt see why I should pay for an issue created by their support system, so I asked them to return it unrepaired. Upon arrival, the laptop was immaculate, so I dont know what damage they were referring to. Is it possible to downgrade the BIOS to a pre update revision, to change the password and then reset it to one the new BIOS approves of? Thankyou in advance.

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Hello,I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W540 which is out of warranty.  While using the Lenovo System Update utility to update the BIOS, the BIOS update failed, and now my W540 will no longer boot.  Is there a way to restore the BIOS without replacing the system board? Is there a place where can I download the BIOS file (not only the upgrade utility)? Thank you!

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A few days ago, my 9470m Ultrabook automatically updated its BIOS. This was fine, as it has updated its BIOS before in the past. I went to do some things while it updated, and when I came back, the laptop had turned off. The charge light (the lightning bolt light on the edge of the laptop) was blinking white and amber and did not turn on when I pressed the power button. When I took off the battery, the light stopped blinking, and when I put the battery back in, the light began to blink again, but the laptop still would not turn back on when I pressed the power button. I've tried taking off the battery and plugging in the AC only, but still the light would just blink and the laptop would not turn on when I pressed the power button. I do not know what is wrong. The laptop had been working flawlessly until the BIOS update. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks to any support. -Daniel

A:Laptop won't turn on after BIOS update

Hi, At first, please try a Hard Reset as follows. Performing a hard resetDisconnect all peripheral devices and remove all USB devices and SD media cards.Disconnect the AC power adapter, remove the battery and then press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds to drain all residual power and restore default startup settings.Reconnect the AC power adapter (but do not insert the battery), press the Power button, look for glowing Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) near the caps lock and num lock keys, and listen for sounds of a fan or other moving parts turning.If the computer starts normally after performing a hard reset, you are done troubleshooting. When the Notebook restarts keep tapping the f10 key to enter the bios menu.  Press f5 to load the defaults (this is sometimes f9, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. I am waiting to hear back from you. !------------------- Please click the KUDOS star on the left to say 'Thanks'. Please mark 'Accept as Solution' if it answers/solves your problem. Thank you-----------------------------------------------------------------!I am an HP Employee.

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I got a notice on my laptop saying there was a critical update, so I clicked ok go ahead with it. Now that this problem has occurred and I've been hunting for a solution I see that people generally warn against doing BIOS updates. Unfortunately I didn't know about that and was just naively letting the laptop go ahead with whatever updates it wanted. Too late now. My laptop shut itself down like it was going to restart, when I looked back over ten minutes later it was still sitting with a black screen and LED light on. Unresponsive to anything. It's been two hours now.  To make matter worse, I'm trying to contact Lenovo customer support and keep getting a "document not found" page error when I try to get to the contact information on Lenovo's website. This forum is apparently the only thing I can access. So.. any advice? I'm in a complete panic here as I heavily depend on that laptop for a number of things and having it not work puts me in a really bad situation.

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After the bios update was finished, it requires to restart but it wont turn on again after restart. The light when put charger in also wont turn on.Any solutions will be appreciated. Thank You

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I got a notice on my laptop saying there was a critical update, so I clicked ok go ahead with it. Now that this problem has occurred and I've been hunting for a solution I see that people generally warn against doing BIOS updates. Unfortunately I didn't know about that and was just naively letting the laptop go ahead with whatever updates it wanted. Too late now. My laptop shut itself down like it was going to restart, when I looked back over ten minutes later it was still sitting with a black screen and LED light on. Unresponsive to anything. It's been two hours now.  To make matter worse, I'm trying to contact Lenovo customer support and keep getting a "document not found" page error when I try to get to the contact information on Lenovo's website. This forum is apparently the only thing I can access. So.. any advice? I'm in a complete panic here as I heavily depend on that laptop for a number of things and having it not work puts me in a really bad situation.

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I got a notice on my laptop saying there was a critical update, so I clicked ok go ahead with it. Now that this problem has occurred and I've been hunting for a solution I see that people generally warn against doing BIOS updates. Unfortunately I didn't know about that and was just naively letting the laptop go ahead with whatever updates it wanted. Too late now. My laptop shut itself down like it was going to restart, when I looked back over ten minutes later it was still sitting with a black screen and LED light on. Unresponsive to anything. It's been two hours now.  To make matter worse, I'm trying to contact Lenovo customer support and keep getting a "document not found" page error when I try to get to the contact information on Lenovo's website. This forum is apparently the only thing I can access. So.. any advice? I'm in a complete panic here as I heavily depend on that laptop for a number of things and having it not work puts me in a really bad situation.

A:p40 Yoga won't turn on after BIOS update

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I've been getting the "Thread Stuck in Driver" BSOD when playing games for several months now and have just been trying to ignore it. However, it's gotten too bad to be ignored any longer. I've been trying to download a BIOS update (as another thread on this topic suggested) but the System Update program refuses to download the BIOS update it says I need every single time. I can provide more info on my system if necessary.  Thanks for the help.

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I use my Lenovo B50-80 Laptop as a server (Ubuntu Server OS). I need it to auto-turn-on when power supply appears. Probably this issue is relevant to the BIOS.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 20 3052 series.  Downloaded the BIOS update today and now can no longer turn the computer on.  I press power and it makes a little "wrrrrr" sound, then nothing
Ive had this computer less then 6 months, and the warranty is already expired it appears.  Any help would be appreciated
thanks

A:BIOS update- can no longer turn on desktop

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The solution for a failed, or corrupt BIOS flash, is usually to replace the motherboard.For more information, read the following:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/20012309/20997119#20997119
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I was having trouble woth my wifi adapter so did a scan for updates need per hp assistant did the first update and now my computer won't turn on. It sounds like it is but the screen is black
 

A:Bios update bow computer wont turn on

Hi Brrlrcr97, and welcome to TSG.

Exactly what do you mean by "won't turn on"? Do you press the power button, it makes some sounds, and then completely shuts off?

Are we safe to assume it is an H-P/Compaq brand computer? If so, please give us the full model number of it (not just the model series).
 

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I just recently bought the YOGA 710-15IKB and after I got it which was on 1/27/17, I went to the product support page and downloaded all of the updated drivers and the BIOS update. I did everything as it was supposed to be done and now out of nowhere the Screen will not turn on, I can turn it on, the keyboard lights up, it seems to charge just fine but the screen just stays black, anybody have any ideas on how to possibly troubleshoot this, or what could have caused this?

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I want to update my biosbut there is a little problem , as you know for this update battery has to be fully charged and notebook plugged inMy battery still works but at least this program ( lenovo system update as mentioned above )says i need fully charged battery but it is already charged ( most of the time laptop is plugged in workstation )anybody any ideas how to get it working ?

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Hello !!I think I'm in real trouble.i will explain what happened.I was updating my drivers from hp website , noticed that there was bios update for my probook...mine was F41.0 and available update was F61.0....i thought i should better update as i used to update it before.So whole downloading F61.0 there was option for Windows 8.1 and i had installed Windows 10 aniversary update....i thought that HP didn't add the windows 10...this is the latest bios it must be compatible with Windows 10 too.So after downloading it selected the option to initiate bios update on this system.Everything happened good it first backed up my current bios and then installed new one.After installing bios utility asked me to reboot the laptop i selected yes.And while rebooting mycaps lock light blinked 2 timesPower button and wifi light 1 or 2 times may be (i dont remember exactly )And after that laptop went off.Aftee waiting a few minutes i thought update is complete and i need to turn the laptop on now.So i pressed the power button and there was nothing.Not even a fan noise or hard disk noise or dvd rom noise.Let me explain what happens when i press the power button.Led of power button , wifi button and harddisk turns on for a second and then it is off again.I hear nothing, no fan noise no harddisk noise almost silent.Same thing happens when i press the power button again and again and again and again.Solution i have tired already:Take out batteryPress and hold power button for a minuteConnect ac so... Read more

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I updated the bios of my yoga 510 using lenovo driver utility application which I downloaded from lenovo website. During the bios update installation it took 3hrs but it was not yet completed and unresponsive. I pressed the power button for 10s and it shut down, I tried to restart it but it wont turn on. Anyone please help. Thanks

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After last BIOS update I can't turn on my keyboard backlit. There's no such option in Lenovo Vantage, pressing Fn+Spacebar not working anymore.

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