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Thinkpad X1 Extreme Fan Problem

Q: Thinkpad X1 Extreme Fan Problem

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





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





Matiazzak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Where i found  or download this wallpaper?

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

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

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

A:Ubuntu on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Installing a second SSD on The ThinkPad X1 Extreme

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

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

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

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

A:Thinkpad X1 Extreme Won't Boot Up

Are you under warranty?  If yes, call support.
 

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

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I had a Lenovo L450 for 4 years, loved it, great computer I just bought the X1 Extreme and in the first week a key just jumped out from the keyboard! And yesterday I noted the screen is somehow ungluing the notebook structure (photos attached). Tried to reach the Support team. 40 minutes in the phone to make a request. 1 hour at the browser waiting for a chat appointment. After finally getting the protocol with my complaining, at the same night the protocol were "solved", magically! Worst consumer experience I ever had. I want my money back.  

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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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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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I recently purchased an X1 Extreme Gen 2, and I noticed that the TrackPoint is very choppy compared to an X1 Carbon Gen 7 I also recently purchased. The touchpad is smooth and operational, but the mouse movement using the TrackPoint is imprecise and not smooth. I removed the red cap from both laptops, and noticed that the two laptops' physical pointing sticks are different. I also noticed that the X1 Extreme has the "Synaptics Pointing Device" driver, while the X1 Carbon has the "ELAN TrackPoint Device" driver (although it is probably supposed to be like that). Anyone else experienced this problem or have a solution?Thanks!

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Hi,Got this issue with the lenovo active pen 2 on my thinkpad X1 extreme, the pen works well on windows ink (so not a pen issue),...but that's allOn all other softwares, photoshop, Paint Pro, Kryta, the pen is not responsive, pressure levels works very badly, and a lot of LAG.Is there some drivers update to make this pen work ? It's a shame that this pen work on lenovo tablet but NOT on this supposedly top notch thinkpad ! If someone has a solution please share, I bought this laptop mainly for that purpose. Thanks.

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I want to upgrade RAM and SSD in my recently purchased Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 2 laptop. I would like to know the specification of the screw driver to purchase to be able to unscrew the screws in the back panel and also any screws inside for this upgrade. Appreciate any helpful information in this regard.

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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 just bought a Thinkpad X1 Extreme 4k, and I'm looking for a portable monitor to expand screen space for work while traveling.  Does anyone have any suggestions on a portable monitor?  I was looking at the Asus Zenscreen MB16AC, but was wondering if there would be a drastic difference in screen display?  I assume with this monitor I wouldn't need any other devices (I could plug the USB-C directly into the Thinkpad and that would be the power source). Thanks in advance!

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

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme "Electrical" Noise

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

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WiFi has been randomly dropping on my new X1 Extreme, leaving only ethernet. The only thing that brings it back that I've found is reinstalling the driver and rebooting.  Troubleshooting says it's a driver or hardware issue: And here's what hardware manager says: 

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Hi, I tried to set my speakers as audio input in a recording software but as stereo mixer seems dead on this drivers version, I tried to make the recording device listen to the speakers but it seems to bug.I proceeded as showed below, using the microphone array to listen to the speakers but even after a reboot the mic is not listening tou windows audio out. Is there any  workaround on this matter ? Tnahks in advance 

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

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme memory upgrade?

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

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

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I was looking into replacing the defective wireless card in my Thinkpad X1 Extreme Generation 1 with an Intel AX200 or AX201, but people say the system does not even boot with the AX201, and the bluetooth stops working with the AX200. Is there any way to get one of these cards to work with the machine, or am I restricted to using the Intel 9560?

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My thinkpad x1 extreme has some keyboard issues and it seems i cant find the fault, the following keys are not working anymore. F10F11F12Prnt ScrnPgDwnEnd7890 I tried reseating the keyboard flat cable per manual, but that did not help. Does anyone maybe have some insight what could be wrong? Also if i have to replace a part what would it be, I only have 6 days of warrenty left.

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

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