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Stability of X1 Carbon 2017 (5th Gen)

Question: Stability of X1 Carbon 2017 (5th Gen)

Hi All, I would like to check the stability of the X1 Carbon 2017, if it's still as problematic as what I've read from the various threads: trackpad issues, thunderbolt ports issues, etc. I've just returned a Yoga 370, supposed to be Mil specs but delivered faulty right out of box. As a form of resolution and customer retention, Lenovo has recommended and offered to swap to a X1 Carbon or T470 as what they claimed to be stable laptops. I would like to to seek your opinions on this before deciding whether to go ahead with another Lenovo. I'm really keen to move on to other companies since the customer service rendered, active following up and updates has not really been that satisfactory. I would like to hear you guys out first before deciding. Thanks in advance

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Is the X1 Carbon 2017 with or without a fan. Is it useable with a dock having the screen lock'ed down, - without getting hot?

Answer:X1 Carbon 2017 fan?

Hi rodding,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding X1 Carbon 2017 is a fanless or not
rodding wrote:
Is the X1 Carbon 2017 with or without a fan.

The system is having fan & it requires Active Cooling. Also you can use system with dock and put the display on off it should work fine. 
 
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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hi all, my x1 Carbon 2017 has just switched it's self off and will no longer power back on. Anybody have any ideas? I've tried pressing the reset button on the bottom but that hasn't helped.     

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hi,this summer i bought the x1 carbon with 16gb and 1tb.it arrived with a battery lasting only 2-3 hours. i opened a case and lenovo sent a repair box. i decided to keep it because i cannot be without a computer for three weeks and  i decided to operate it mostly plugged in. lenovo had old me that they would not take the  broken computer back unlike good american companies like apple or costco. are they not interested in happy customers? i have to travel a lot and yesterday the ssd gave up on the five months young computer. i am shocked. this has never happened  to me before even with cheap consumer rated computers. the x1 carbon was almost 2500 loonies. lenovo sells it as a premium business class computer. now i am stuck in asia without a working computer. for the first time in my life. thanks to lenovo.fred

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Hi there, I recently purchased a X1 Carbon 5th Gen (i7-7500u, 16gb, wqhd, 256gb) and ran a few benchmarks on it out of the box. I was completely perplexed to see that the SSD speeds measured with CrystalDiskMark were not even close to those I had seen in multiple reviews. In fact, they amounted to around 45% of the scores I would have expected. I then checked the hardware listings and was surprised to see that my device does not have the blazingly fast Samsung PM961 which I had seen in every single review of the X1 Carbon (and thus assumed it was standard), but an Intel 600p NVME drive. The speeds measured match those advertised on the Intel website. Lenovo, what the hell? I honestly do not care if they source hardware from different suppliers as long as performance stays consistent. Here, you get either one of the fastest or one of the slowest NVME drives on the market for the exact same price. Meanwhile, every reviewer out there seems to be getting a device with a PM961 equipped.  Regardlessly, I am wondering if the difference between the PM961 and the 600p is actually there in real life. Given that I use Office/Chrome/Matlab, would it be worth upgrading to a faster drive? Many thanks in advance.

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Hi guys, I have quite a simple question : is it possible to open the X1 Carbon (2017) and change easily the SSD ? Or is it like on the MacBook Pro totally soldered on the motherboard ? Thanks for your answers,  Regards, Achille

Answer:Upgrading the SSD on the X1 Carbon (2017)

Good day and welcome to the community.Looking at the hardware manual for the 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 and 20K4 machine types: https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1_carbon_5th_hmm_en_sp40m11925.pdf pages 70-71 show the SSD as removable.
 
Hope this helps a bit.Regards.

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Hi, I've only had the x1 carbon 2017 for ~3 months now but suddenly every port on it has failed. Both USB Cs don't recognize the charger and the usb ports don't recognize any USBs. If the charger is plugged in it simply won't recognize it and the LED will not light up. I tried the charger on my phone and it works so it has to be something with the laptop. If anyone might know anything that could solve this please let me know!

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Again, not sure why Lenovo is so hard headed? Resuing to listen to what the MAJORITY of people want. * No OLED displays? How long do we have to wait for this? 2020? * SD Mini slot in the back? Very inconvient. No one is going to use it. (regular SD card on the side works better).* CTRL and FN button still in the wrong location. Why again do we have to fix it in bios when Lenovo can easily make it right? No SD card on my 2015 is the most annoying thing ever. Yes I have a stupid USB SD reader but c'mon. What's the point of thin and light if we have to carry a bunch of add-ons. Especially when the SD card slot doesn't even take up any space. Stupid move. Lenovo is losing sales and customers and it's due to them being out of touch with consumers.   

Answer:The 2016 X1 Carbon was a flop. When will the 2017 ...

The 2016 X1 Carbon was a flop for Lenovo? I doubt that. I think it sells very well for Lenovo. You say the majority of people want an SD card reader? Many mobile systems don´t have one anymore, and they still sell. This is a niche requirement, and Lenovo, who is a company with a wide lineup, has other models to fullfill that need. Aka the ThinkPad T460s, which is dimension and weight wise almost exactly the same as your X1 Carbon 2015, but with an SD Card reader, Ethernet, upgradeable RAM etc. 

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Hi there,yesterday I used "Lenovo Vantage" for the first time, after "Lenovo Settings", still assigned to F11-key, was telling me to do that.Vanatage found several updates to be installed. The only one that worked was for the BIOS. All others are being downloaded but stop after 85% of installation, with just a generic error message after several minutes.I tried disabling this "System Interface Foundation" service, uninstalling Lenovo Settings, re-installing Vantage and finally I downloaded the drivers manually and tried to install them - no success. While the Vantage app at least throws an error message, the direct driver installation just ends after several minutes= the icon in the taskbar disappears. I wouldn't have bothered, but now the update attempts show a side effect: it was the touchpad driver which Vantage claimed to be the most ugent pending update, so this was the one I tried updating. Now the touchpad's left-click doesn't always work any more. Every 3rd or so time it doesn't work and I have to use the button instead. I'm a bit desparate. Can someone please help?Thx,reach

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Hi, How can I find out if my Carbon X1 5th generation has WWAN and antenna (model: 20HRS0060)? The shop where I bought stated that it had WWAN, but I can't use it (Windows 10 doesn't recognize it or I don't have a driver?) tnx in advance! 

Answer:X1 Carbon 2017 5th generation WWAN

Hi lukag,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding X1 Carbon 5th Gen WWAN antenna.
According to MTM the system neither has WWAN card nor antenna in it.
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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I've received an X1 Carbon yesterday (i7-7600u, 16GB, WQHD, 1TB SSD and pretty much all options) and on the first boot Windows had a number of problems during final setup.  This led to a number of "Something went wrong" messages and a freeze at one point but after a couple of restarts it finally got to the desktop. I am concerned there maybe a hardware issue but it could be the combination of hardware options/drivers. A quick hardware test in Lenovo companion didn't show any issues so has anyone else had this type of problem on first boot? 

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I just received my x1 carbon last week and I love it. However, I've noticed that the fans are always on when the laptop is plugged in, regardless of what I'm using the computer for. When the laptop is running off battery power, the unit is quiet. Has anyone else noticed this issue? So far, using the Windows 10 power management options hasn't made a difference. For instance, switching to "passive" cooling while on AC power hasn't changed anything. I would appreciate any feedback that can be offered.

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How to reproduce:1. Remove charger and close the lid.2. Power up.Note: the Windows 10 Fast Startup feature should be disable for reproducing this issue robustly. Issue:1. Windows 10 boots very slow.2. After boot, Windows 10 will detects two ejectable device: Base System Device and USB Root Hub 3.0.3. If reboot, it will freeze at the Lenovo logo. Environment:1. Thinpad X1 Carbon 2017 [20HR000FUS]2. BIOS Version: N1MET31W (1.16)3. Windows 10 Pro 1703 x64 There are several ways to fix it:1. Disable Thunderbolt in [BIOS]-[Security]-[I/O Port Access].2. Hibernate and recover, everything will fine.3. If Windows 10 Fast Startup feature is enabled, manual power off and power up again without closing the lid may fix it. 

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Hello forum! I bought Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 2017 (black) laptop with the FHD screen a few months ago and now I want to upgrade to the WQHD screen. Is this still possible? How much would it cost to change the screen on my laptop? For more information, I live in New York City, New York and I am willing to visit a certified Lenovo outlet in the city to make this happen. Please let me know who to contact / which number to call. I'm very happy with the machine but I do wish that the screen had a higher resolution.  Thank you for your help! Wishing you a pleasant day ahead.

Answer:Upgrading Screen in Thinkpad Carbon X1 (2017)

Hi raskolnikov1848,
 
As I understand that you have query regarding reaplacing your X1 Carbon 5th Gen to WQHD from FHD display.
I believe it is possible you need to change LCD panel WQHD (00NY664) & LCD cable WQHD (01LV499) & please refer to this thread which suggests upgrading to WQHD from FHD 
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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Hi everyone, I'm looking for the opportunity to buy latest x1 carbon in US, does anybody know whether the FHD display is IPS? For WQHD it's specified IPS technology but for FHD it's specified 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) 300 nitsAlso, is it possible to add options to the top spec, E.g. WWAN and WiGig, the site doesn't allow the customization so far. ThanksIlya

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I had been reading the new review of the T470 from Notebookcheck and something caught my eye; they specifically mention more than once that the WWAN slot can be used for an SSD; http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T470-Core-i5-Full-HD-Notebook-Review.198130.0.html"Between the WiFi module and the 2.5-inch slot is also a free M.2-2242 slot, which can either be used for a WWAN module (antennas prepared) or an SSD""The available storage solutions for the ThinkPad T470 are quite interesting. Inside the chassis is a 2.5-inch slot attached via PCIe x2. This slot can either be equipped with a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive (HDD or SSD, up to 7 mm high) or an M.2-SSD (2280), which is sitting in the 2.5-inch tray via adapter. It is also possible to implement another SSD in the M.2-2242 slot. Lenovo's spec sheet, for example, lists a 128 GB model or Intel's Optane solution (16 GB), which can act as cache in combination with a conventional hard drive."I'm hesitant to assume this will apply to the new X1 since it doesn't have an option for HDD and therefore no need to configure the WWAN port to support an SSD for caching. Can anybody test/confirm this? I've read documentation on the new X1 Spec sheet and hardware maintenance and it mentions nothing about support for additional devices in the WWAN slot. I'd kill to be able to have a separate SSD for a linux install so I don't have to mess with bootloaders every time windows has a major update.

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Hello,I got my new thinkpad x1 carbon 1 month ago and since it constantly has been slow on internet browsing. For example, it's almost impossible to use the Inbox by Google webmail because it's too slow. I have an Intel Core i7 - 7500U with 16Go RAM and 512Go SSD.I don't know why my thinkpad is so sluggish when browsing the web. I have tried different web browsers (Edge, Chrome and Firefox) and it doesn't seem to make any difference. I'm on the "normal" power plan so the power limitation should not be very high. But when I plug my laptop and chose the performance mode, all the slow-down disappear. I have made all the updates that the Lenovo Companion told me to do.Sometimes the OS seems slow too but it's more rare. I don't know what to do at this point. Do you guys have any ideas ?Thanks in advance.

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Bonsoir,Je me présente Benoît. J'ai reçu hier mon X1 carbon gen 5th 2017 avec le ssd de 1To.Ce matin en redémarrant Windows, j'ai eu l'erreur suivante: 2100 Detection error on Storage Device (M.2)J'ai lancé le lenovo Diagnostic tool, cela a duré plusieurs heures pour me sortir le "Final Result Code" : U1ELMZF71-V895J9Inutile de vous dire que je trouve ça intolérable sur un pc à ce prix ! C'est mon premier Thinkpad et ça commence très mal !Si quelqu'un a eu ce problème, qu'il puisse me donner les démarches à faire, je ne sais d'ailleurs pas comment contacter le service client par mail, la page web est indisponible ...Je joins les photos d'erreur et du diagnostic tool.Merci d'avance,Cordialement,Benoît


























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Answer:X1 Carbon 2017 gen 5th 20HR ERROR 2100 (M.2)

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I started having issues with the ultranav middle button. It works when i start the computer but after a few minutes of scrolling up and down it does not work anymore.  The only way to have it function again is to either restart (which will again only work for a few minutes) or use a bluetooth mouse to uncheck and check the mouse settings for trackpoint which that too will work for a few minutes only. I've updated the bios and updated the driver. Still not stable. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Answer:Thinkpad X1 Carbon on Windows 10 2017 Ultranav

Do you happen to use Firefox or a Firefox-based browser?

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I have an X1 Carbon 2017 and a Xiaomi noise-cancelling headset that uses USB-C to transfer audio and power.However, the Xiaomi headset which works perfectly on my phone and my friend's Xioami laptop does not work on my Thinkpad. When plugged in, the noise-cancelling function works as it can receive power from the laptop, but there's no sound and the computer does not recognize it as an audio device.

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I've been trying to look for a good quality skin for my new X1C. It picks up too many fingerprint marks and is getting hard to keep clean. All owners of this wonderful notebook, please try and request dbrand to create a skin for the X1C. 

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Hi there, I?m very interested in purchasing the new X1 carbon, but with the 2k screen. I can?t find any official statement about a release date appart from ?summer of 2017?. Did anyone know more about it? Have a nice day.

Answer:Carbon X1 2017 WQHD release date?

When I last asked their online chat support (last week), they said they simply "did not know".  This is in spite of the X1C product page saying WQHD would be available in June.  I'm a big Thinkpad fan - my X220 is still running strong and I got a Thinkpad Yoga 14 last fall which I sold only bc I was so amazed when I saw the release of the X1C 5th Gen in January.  But I have to say I am very very disappointed in Lenovo.  Almost six months after boasting the WQHD specs it is still not available with no estimate on timing either.  This is one of the largest companies in the world yet they can't seem to have an efficient supply chain.  No wonder HP has snatched the #1 PC maker crown away from Lenovo...

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Hello everyone Was any update pushed in the last two weeks which affected the wake up from sleep mode? I"m certain that in the last two weeks atleast once or twice I saw the shutdown screen saying installing an update. Ever since when I open the lid to resume from sleep state it takes a good 3-4 minutes for the screen/system to wake up...what gives? I haven't installed any major in my comp in the last month or so I'm not able to figure out why this is happening. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

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Hi,I re-installed Windows 10 and only some of the function key special functions are now working.  Mute, volume and screen brightness keys are working, the remainder are not.  I've seen similar threads that mention re-installing BIOS and power management software but that's made no difference.  I've been unable to find a "Hotkey" feature that is also mentioned.  Companion software says everything is up to date.  Don't know what to try next.  Any thoughts?

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Is there a way to change the the left/middle/right click that go along with the little red pointer on the leyboard to a different function? For example, have the left and right click be forward and back key?
 
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Hi, I'm long time X / ThinkPad user and I have few issues that are making me crazy.1) I'm mostly using TrackPoint. It happens quite few times in some hours that mouse starts to slide to diagonal position. I can stop this by either having computer go to sleep or trying to move mouse on mousepad for 10-20 seconds until computer figures out that I'm on omusepad. Today it happened 3 or 4 times in an hour2) When I'm moving mouse with TrackPoint and stop it somewhere (for example on button) I often need to click a few times until mouse click is detected (using TrackPoint buttons)3) When I am using MousePad and I move fingers slow it moves in a shaking way or sometimes does not detect my finger movement4) It has always worked that when I was using MousePad (for example T460s) when I was sliding with one finger from point A to point B and then pressed with second finger it triggered Right Click. Now I need to slide from point A to B with one finger, remove finger from MousePad and tap with two fingers All the drivers are up to date and all windows updates are installed as-well.

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Is there a way to change the the left/middle/right click that go along with the little red pointer on the leyboard to a different function? For example, have the left and right click be forward and back key?
 
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There are a number of posts about this problem on another forum, but I figured I would start one here to make sure Lenovo is aware of it. Since the arrival of my 2017 x1 carbon, the touchpad has had what appears to be some sort of driver issue. The pad works fine for a few minutes after restart, then randomly it starts to have some sort of issue where it starts freezing up each time you lift your finger and put it down again. The tap to click feature no longer functions, and the cursor jumps around randomly as well. These problems go away after a restart, but will start again after ~5-10 minutes of use. It makes the computer pretty much unusable and is extremely frustrating. The only thing I've found to help is disabling the trackpoint in the synaptics settings, which brings back the tap to click, but doesn't help with the freezing issue. This also disables the physical buttons above the touchpad, which is a big part of what I love about thinkpad hardware! The problem happens on both the lenovo supplied windows 10 pro install, as well as a fresh install of windows 10 pro, both using the drivers supplied on Lenovos website. The specs for my machine are below. If anyone else is experiencing this or has any info please respond with which x1 specs youre running and anything you may have tried. Im also curious if anyone is NOT experiencing this issue, which could indicate it might not be entirely software related. X1 Carbon 2017I5-7300U512 nVME PCIe SSDWindows 10 Pro x64... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2017 Gen5 Touchpad Issue

What's your Synaptics driver version (Device Manager>Mice>Synaptics>Driver tab)?

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My Apple airplay devices (Airport base stations with speakers attached to them) are visible and usable upon fresh boot. However, after the computer goes to sleep (lid closed) or hibernates, upon resuming, the devices cannot be found, either by iTunes or Apple AirPort Utlility. This is not an Apple problem; the devices are all recognizable by other devices, including a Thinkpad x250.  I have reinstalled Bonjour, iTunes, and AirPort Utility.   Thoughts? 

Answer:x1 Carbon v5 (2017) Airplay devices not found after computer goes to sleep

I may have actually fixed this myself. I updated the BIOS. It appears to have worked.

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I recently fully restored my Windows 10 Pro on my tx1c5 (kabylake 20HQ).I was installing new drivers and charging at once.The fan was pretty loud so decided to install BIOS Update Utility ver 1.22.It helped however when laptop turned on it stopped charging.I installed other recommended drivers from lenovo site (like power management or thuderbolt ones) but none of them worked. I didn't install drivers from sections Enterprise Management and responsible for storage. Should I?Then tried to restore system once again, but windows won't allow me without connected AC. System recovery doesn't work as well.Also, tried to look in BIOS settings, but unfortunetly couldn't found anything that would help.I don't think it is a charger problem becouse it is quite new, and the problem appeared just after BIOS update.I have 50% battery left and don't know what to do when it will be gone to 0 .I will add that both usb-c ports don't work. Can't test them with external storege, becouse i have none.Do You have any ideas? Would appreciate some solutions!

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Hi, Is it possible to add an SO-DIMM slot from factory if you request it when you make the order for this laptop ?Because I saw that the maximum memory available will be only 16GB of RAM soldered to the main board and I will like to add another 16GB RAM if it is possible.I saw that all of the processors available for this laptop can handle 32GB of RAM. Thank you !

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I recently purchased an X1 Carbon 5th gen and have been trying to get my Samsung EVO 500GB NVME drive (model MZ-V6E500) to work but I continue to get ERROR 2100 (M.2) upon booting. Anyone have any luck with this? It seems that other EVO M.2 drives work fine.

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I made the purchase of the computer on August 07.After the traditional start, with Windows pro updates, I realized that the tocuhpad did not work properly. At times it worked and in other cases it was disabled, for this reason I had to do all the initial configuration with the Trackpoint and then with an external mouse.I proceeded to perform Lenovo Companion software and driver updates, where several features were updated.I reviewed several Lenovo forums, in English, to learn about a possible similar problem and its solution.I tried to solve the problem by checking that the BIOS was activated both the Trackpoint and the Touchpad, but it did not work.Later I tried to configure the functions with the mouse and touch panel option from Control Panel, but both functions are activated, trackpoint and tocuhpad.The final step was to uninstall the mouse and touchpad drivers, and look for the new drivers from the Lenovo web. In particular Synaptics ThinkPad UltraNav Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad.With all these steps, I have not been able to activate the Tocuhpad, and I do not consider something Good, that a new computer has these drawbacks. 

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Hi ,  I am trying to download the BIOS update for X1 carbon 4th gen 20FB and i couldnt find that in this page. Can you please difrect me where to get it ?  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/LEN-18282 Thanks,Ramesh

Answer:LEN-18282: Reading Privileged Memory with a Side Channel CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-575

Welcome to the CommunityThe BIOS update is published on the laptop' download pagehttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...
 
UPD
The link to the BIOS update is present on the page you've mentioned, unfortunately without laptop' MT code or x1 Carbon its generation #:
 
ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga - Affected - N1FET59W - https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/downloads/DS111756 - 1/7/2018
 

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There is another thread documenting freezing issues with the touchpad, that seem to be resolved with the latest driver update. One problem, however, that the driver update has not resolved for me, is that small and precision finger movements on the touchpad initially move the cursor correctly, but the cursor snaps back to its original location once the finger is lifted from the touchpad. This only happens for very small movements, but it creates very frustrating situations. For instance, trying to move the cursor slightly to place it on a button, only to have the cursor move away from the button once a tapping gesture is attempted. This seems to be a driver issue. The solution I have found is to disable "allow taps on the touchpad" option in Windows 10. This option is found in the settings menu of Windows 10. Once this is disabled, snap back no longer occurs, but of course, the user can no longer tap the touchpad. Is anyone else having this problem?

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After windows 10 updated itself to version 1703, the TrackPoint on my X1 Carbon stopped working. It's enabled in the BIOS, and uninstalled and reinstalled the Ultranav drivers. When I go to the Ultranav settings the "Enable TrackPoint" section is grayed out. It there a new driver or fix for this issue?

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My speaker and my audio generate very loud high pitched noise after waking from sleep.I had to mute my audio if this happens, but the speaker is essentially unusable in this situation.If I plug in my headphone through audio jack, the high pitched noise will come from both headphone (and unmutable) and my speaker (if I turn on the volume). I hope this is fixable through driver update.

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http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/ne...ty-update-breaks-stability-for-some-users.ars

"Microsoft moderator Arthur Li responded in the thread and recommended that users experiencing the issue should update their BIOS and their hardware drivers, disable any antivirus program they have installed, restart their computer with a clean boot, and try installing the update again. Nobody reported back to say whether this fixed the problem. He also marked an official answer for the thread which simply asks users to hide the update for the time being."
 

Answer:Windows 7 stability fix breaks stability, puzzles Microsoft

Oh dear.

I like Win 7, lots of little annoying things ironed out that were present in Vista.

However, drawing on my experience of using Vista for 21 months and Win 7 for 3 months I have concluded that Vista is the more stable of the 2 OS's.

And Win 7 has no Quick launch.

And Win 7 doesn't list Media Centre in it's choice of default programs.

I will probably think of more
 

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Hi everyone, i have quite a few questions so i'll post separate threads rather than pollute one thread. I'm wanting to get something a lot better than windows defender. Comcast is my ISP so i can get NIS for free. As most of you are aware of Norton hasn't been doing a great job these days. There has been multiple vulnerabilities in its products that actually decreases the security of windows. Still NIS still does a pretty good job of scoring pretty well in the various test in terms of protection. I was thinking on going with either bitdefender or KIS but of course i would have to pay for those. If you were me would opt for NIS because its still pretty dang good and worlds better than bit defender or would you opt for one of the better products like KIS or bitdefender?
 

Answer:Kaspersky IS 2017 vs Norton IS 2017 vs Bitdefender IS 2017

bitdefender free+ CF and SAP i think will be good
 

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Good evening everyone. Thanks for your access to this thread. I hope you to read and answer for this question.

I want to ask everyone that which software should I use for keeping security of my PC.

Now I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as main anti-malware soft on my main desktop PC.
And also I was using F-secure SAFE as anti-malware soft on my PC until last week.

Yesterday, I heard that new Avast Antivirus 2017 was released, and new Avast Free is including behaviour scanning system.

I am having trouble deciding which software should I use as anti-malware soft.
Please tell me about your recommend.

I think that...

?Protection features
Better : Bitdefender 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017

?Performance and speed
Lighter : Avast Free 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Bitdefender 2017

?the risk of false positive trouble
Bigger risk : F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017 > Bitdefender 2017

?SSL (HTTPS) Scanning is enable without fake SSL certificate to browser
Unnecessary fake certificate : Avast Free, F-secure
Need fake certificate : Bitdefender Total

F-secure SAFE is the very nice solution as protection from malwares and keeping speedy PC. But it is having big risk of false positive ratings; especially the website blocking is not good with many many false positive ratings. And, sometimes slow down my PC.

Bitdefender Total Security 2017 is the best solution as protection from malwares. This software is providing users very nice anti-malware solu... Read more

Answer:Avast Free 2017 vs F-secure SAFE vs Bitdefender Total Security 2017

Quick question, why Bitdefender Total Protection? Do you need ALL those additional features, or looking for an Antivirus only, because there are Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and Free versions.

What about other protection software like Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security or ESET Nod32 Antivirus/Internet Security?
 

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College Football Picks 2017-2018 Season Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles September 01, 2017 @ 06:30pm

Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles

COMPUTER PREDICTIONS STRAIGHT-UP

TEAM SCORE PERCENTAGE TO WIN GAME
Charlotte 22.903 26%
Eastern Michigan Eagles 30.181 74%

COMPUTER PREDICTIONS AGAINST THE SPREAD

TEAM SPREAD TOTAL
Charlotte +14.0 59.5 over
Eastern Michigan Eagles -14.0 59.5 under

Get full analysis, detailed write-ups, and official picks at goo.gl/Xf3NiR
 

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My BD sub expires soon. Trying to decide whether I should switch to Norton 2017. It's my understanding that Norton is no longer the grand POS it used to be.

What say you?
 

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Hello, Guys!
I'm new on this forum but I Really Really like this good Forum
So I had Emsisoft for couple of months now
But Recently I've switched over to Avast Premier Beacuse I've never used Avast before So I wanted to try It out
But now I'm without any AV As I do not know what to Install Avast or Emsisoft!
I have licences for both So thats not the problem
Thanks In Advance And btw This forum really nice.
 

Answer:Avast Premier 2017 Vs Emsisoft Internet Security 2017

Both have excellent protection functions, but certainly they are two different security solutions.
I think the choice of one or the other one is really subjective, I've used Emsisoft for many years and it is my first choice
 

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A couple of years ago I moved myself and some of the fam from Apple Everything to Windows 10. Yesterday however, I bought an new 2017 iPad. I really love the Surface devices, so why?
LEAVING THE PLATFORM BECAUSE OF WINDOWS MOBILE
First, because Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform. So rather than living and breathing completely and happily inside the Microsoft ecosystem, I am now forced to diversify and go elsewhere. This really is a big deal, and changes my thinking from the unthinkable (leaving the MS ecosystem) to the possible (shifting back towards Apple). That being the case, why should I then buy a Microsoft Surface tablet (I was planning to buying a new Surface Pro M3) when I an now FORCED to be open to Apple and Android?
EASE OF MOVING PLATFORMS
Second, Microsoft have made my leap back to Apple so easy, because they have done what Apple and Google have refused to do, which is to make their software available on the others' platforms. Thus the transition to iPad is easy. For example, Word and PowerPoint are effectively free (via my 365 account that I will not be renewing at full cost next time; I will use the academic version which costs me almost nothing). Outlook on iPad is a great app (better than on PC platform). Lots of other apps that Microsoft that I use are also really nice on iPad (e.g. Wunderlist) and made the transition really simple and clean.
FACEBOOK
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Answer:I did the unthinkable and chose a 2017 iPad over a 2017 Surface Pro M3

Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform
Can't make sense of that. Presumably you have really old windows phones that no longer get updates?
And what does that have to do with what tablet you use? Windows has timeline, cloud clipboard and a whole host of platform agnostic features coming this fall, so Windows will play nice with android or ios (better than those OSes play with any other).
You don't even need your tablet, desktop and phone to be the same platform. You just need the same services, which for MSFT, exist on every platform.

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Ive got a problem here! I just about have it fixed, everthing appears to be working fine but some scans say I have stability issues. I posted in xp support and got sent here so Im just gonna link my thread rather than retype everything.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...-s-487303.html

My loadups working fine now but as I said before my scan say Im at 78% stability. If I cant get that higher then whatever but Id like to try. I have some links here from gmer and dds. Could you guys please take a look at this and tell me if my pcs at risk and if so how to fix it? Thanks peoples!

Everything seems to be running fine atm so Im in no rush but I still want to clean it up if I can! I'll be back in a couple days to see if I got any replys. bbl...

If those arent the right log links just let me know and tell me how to get the proper ones. I havent worked alot with hijackthis let alone dds or gmer.

I ran a gmer scan but cant seem to figure out how to get the log to attach... it says its invalid. I'll scan again and see if I can get it..


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 7:56:41.48 on 05/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1498 [GMT -6:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
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Answer:stability issues... 78% stability

Ya I scanned again and saved and cant figure out how to attach this one...

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Hello,
I'm trying to push out the update for the CVE-2017-11937 and CVE-2017-11940 vulnerabilities through WSUS but I can't find the KB# for either of them. Anyone know what KB# these two have?
Thanks!

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Hi guys
Wich do you perfer?
 

Answer:avast 2017 or F secure 2017?

Avast has nicer user interface and more features besides that everything else is pretty similar.
 

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Hello,
On my Windows 10 pro PC, I'm running (BDTS 2017 + Voodoo Shield Pro + Malwarebytes 3), and this combo is very smooth for me, but when I saw the results of MT tests here : AV Test - MalwareTips - Bitdefender Report - March 2017 and here : AV Test - MalwareTips - Kaspersky Report - March 2017, I think that these tests demonstrated that Kaspersky did a better job then Bitdefender
So my question is to know if it is a good idea to replace BD by KIS on my config ?
Thanks
NB: I have paid keys for both
 

Answer:Bitdefender Total Security 2017 vs Kaspersky Internet Security 2017

1/ kaspersky with tweaked settings alone

2/ kaspersky, slightly tweaked + Voodoshield

3/ bitdedender with ATC = aggressive + ransomware protection enabled | Heuristics = normal
 

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Hi, I bought my Carbon Touch looking forward to activating with Verizon and replacing my current 3g ipad.  After hours trying to figure out how to enable broadband, I find out that apparently the "touch" models don't offer it.  Can someone at Lenovo explain how they can have promotional materials like the page at http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/thinkpad/x-series/x1-carbon-touch/ that says "ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch" and "Embedded 3G Connectivity" while not offering it at all? Then, I thought I'd return the Touch and get the regular Carbon, but I'm seeing now that, despite all of the reviews and promo materials that say otherwise, it doesn't support Verizon either.  How can this be true?  Just about every review that I read about these laptops is flat wrong on these topics.  What's the scoop? I tried calling technical support a couple of times and they were of no help.   

Answer:X1 Carbon Touch WWAN (Carbon does not support Verizon and Carbon Touch has no 3G at all)

jprny,
 
Welcome to the Support Forums! I can definitely understand your confusion and I know you must be frustrated. I can clarify that the WWAN is optional in the X1 Carbon, from the same link you provided you can open the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook Specs it states there is Optional 3G WWAN.
 
Here is the the X1 Carbon Personal Systems Reference (You will find the X1 Carbon Touch on the very bottom)
This shows the different models of the X1 Carbon and what specifications are included. Unfortunately, I only see AT&T as the 3G provider on the standard models. From the Parts List it looks like there are other options to choose from that would make it a configured to order machine. You may want to contact Verizon to see if any of the WWAN cards work with their network.
 
I would recommend contacting the after sales team:
For Post-Sales Inquiries
Please call 1-866-42-THINK (1-866-428-4465) Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm EST
 
Example: (I dont know what your exact machine type is)

 
I really do understand your frustration, I hope you found this helpful.





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Good evening everyone! Thank you for your access to here and reading my post.
Tonight, I want to ask you that how much the Avast Free Antivirus reaches some solid anti-malware software, which are the paid version.

Now I am using F-secure SAFE as Trial license on desktop PC, which is one of the mine.
It seems to nice for protect PC and F-secure SAFE is light despite it is one of the very strong scanning system as consumers.

But now, I am worrying about false blocking by browsing protection of F-secure SAFE.
In usually, f-secure is not making something to bad situation for me, I am feeling it.
But the Browsing protection feature of F-secure SAFE blocks websites too many times.
The most of sites,which were blocked by F-secure are obviously safe. Of cause, they are judged safe sites by other major antimalware soft (e.g. Avast, Bitdefender Total Security).

So I want to compare them; Avast Free Antivirus 2017 and F-secure SAFE 2017(or Internet Security 2017).
I want to ask you that which is the more strong software under the below situation...

1.
OS is Windows10 Home and updated with latest security patch.
2.
Main browser is the latest of Mozilla Firefox with ublock origin.
3.
If I use Avast Free 2017, I will configure some setting (e.g. File Shield, Mail Shield, Web Shield, and Behavior Shield) to aggressive security level. For example, I will configure by referring to this page avast! Optimal Protection settings by RejZoR​
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Answer:"Avast Free 2017 with aggressive setting" vs "F-secure SAFE 2017"

Try Avast with these settings. How to setup Avast Internet Security for Maximum Protection (2016 Guide)
 

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I know 2017 version of avg devoloped from Avast. And also both of them use the same engine. But i want to ask you a question. Which one have more feature at the moment? And which one do you recommend to install my computer?

Sorry for my bad english.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.​
 

Answer:Avast 2017 vs AVG 2017

Hey man. Of the two I would choose Avast, much more reliable and customizable.
My personal choice is Bitdefender though. I believe you could do some research on Youtube so that you form your own opinion. Here are some interesting channels:

The PC Security Channel [TPSC]
Malware Blocker
cruelsister1
Aca Faca

Make sure to post on Security Configuration Wizard forum your full setup after you made your choice
 

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Après avoir fait la mise à jour vers w10 mon lecteur d'empreinte ne fonctionne pas. Dans la gestion des périfériques il n'est pas visible. J'ai installé le pilote mais c'est toujous pareil, il n'est pas visible.. quelqu'un pourrait il m'aider ?
Merci
 
Google translate: French >> English
After upgrading to w10 my fingerprint reader does not work. In the management of the pheripherals it is not visible. I installed the driver but it is always the same, it is not visible .. could someone help me?Thank you
 
 
Moderator comment: Please feel free to post in your native language, but as the principal language of this community is English, please include a translation alongside for the benefit of other members. Regards.
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Hi!I just got a new "X1 Carbon 5th Gen - Kabylake (Type 20HR, 20HQ)" and a "X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock". I have an external screen connected to the dock and it works fine (VGA connection). I also have an other monitor with display (DP) connection that I want to use. But my computer can't find the other monitor, only the one with VGA connection. Is there any easy ways to fix this problem?Best regards

Answer:ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th gen can't connect 2 external monitors in X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock

[Posted moved and topic edited for discoverability.  AG]

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Hi, after four weeks my brand new X1 carbon failed out and it doesn't boot anymore.I've tried several times but after pressing the on button it  just pulses the kyeboard back-light but do not start. Only resetting with a pin in the back hole it quite.I called the help desk and they opened a claim.Today, after 10 days waiting, they told me that the mother board will be available not before May 1st!!! sure they offered for my patience one more month of warranty period!!!Is anyone having the same issue? how can I contact some else in the customer support team to help me solving the problem?I bought the new pc to work not to waste time to be in touch with a no hepfull unknown person somewhere in the world!!!

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Is the SSD upgrade procedure the same as the old X1 Carbon ? What is the part number for the current 512GB SSD module ?













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Answer:New type X1 Carbon SSD upgrade to 512GB - Same procedure as old X1 Carbon ?

Read these documents:http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/x1_carbon_gen2_fru_bom_20140505b.pdfhttp://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1carbon_2_hmm_sp40a26110.pdf

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I've been looking for a small, easily pocketable charger. Often the space occupied is mostly by the power cords, so I've been considering wall chargers where the brick directly plugs into the wall, such as the Targus APM69US - but I can't find any that have the new rectangular Lenovo tips. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

Answer:Pure carbon fiber for X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon?

HelloThe small carrections about the case materials, according to the laptop specs.x1c gen1Display cover: Carbon Fiber;Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminumx1 yoga gen1Carbon-Fiber HybridSo, IMO the question isn't material itself related only, but the case parts painting quality.

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I was considering getting this laptop , probably leaning toward the touch version.  But display quality is really important to me, I do much software evelopment so i stare at thescreen a lot of course  I know this is not IPS panel, but more like the TN panel used in MacBook.   How does it compare to Macbook dispay (non retina). is it, worse,the same, or better? 

Answer:Display quality of X1 carbon / X1 carbon touch

I haven't spent much time on a newer MBP, but it's very equivalent to a MBP a few generations back, but is brighter. It's for sure usable, and while IPS would be prefered, I can easily live with it daily.

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

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Folks - I have two X1 Carbons sitting in front of me, both running Windows 8.1, trying to connect to my Samsung TV.The X1 Carbon (2014) has display corruption on WiDi, while the X1 Carbon (original) works fine. On the 2014 X1 Carbon, you get display corruption, and choppy squeaky audio every few seconds. With the original everything is smooth as silk. Any thoughts? I've already run Lenovo System Update on X1 Carbon (2014) as well as Windows Update, so everything is up to date. Don't know what else to try? Clearly, it's not the TV, nor the router, nor interference - since one machine works and the other doesn't... Thanks!  

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would anyone happen to have a picture of the x1 carbon lcd lid thickness next to the carbon touch? maybe lead_org i know you have access to many thinkpads and i am a fan of your flicker thank you for have made such a great resource! looking to do a custom mod where i fit the regular carbon lid on my multi-touch lcd to get the battery indicator lights and also have the red "i" in the thinkpad logo glow with a mutlitouch pannel, but concerned about the depth for the lcd and thickness... anyone have any experience or ever try it? any input would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:X1 carbon lcd lid thickness vs carbon touch

does anyone have a side by side comparison of the lids so i can get an idea if the touch screen has more depth or if its just the rubber border that snaps in around the lid that is thicker? does any IT manage out there have access to snap a pic of a non touch and touch x1 one side by side? im looking to at least get a visual but i only have access to my x1ct... any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Does anyone know whether the displays of either the X1 Carbon or X1 Carbon Touch currently available on the Lenovo website are IPS, and if not, what panel type they are? The sales reps have told me conflicting things. On the product configuration screen, the display types are listed as 14.0" Premium HD+ (1600x900) LED Backlit Display, 720p HD Camera, No WWAN and 14.0" MultiTouch Premium HD+ (1600x900) LED Backlit Display, 720p HD Camera. No WWAN respectively. It's my understanding that in the past, the phrase "Premium HD+" has meant IPS. Also, if someone from Lenovo is reading this, could you please ask somebody in engineering who actually knows?

Answer:X1 Carbon / Carbon Touch Panel Currently IPS?

No, it is an outdated low resolution TN panel again with better than Lenovo usual almost zero contrast (below 150:1). Quote from Lenovo shop:Multitouch Premium ? Optimized for Windows 8, 10-finger touch on select ThinkPad models allows for fluid tablet-like interaction. Intuitive navigation enables browsing, scrolling, using apps, even gaming, with a simple swipe of the touchscreen. A capacitive touch panel trigger actions immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or delays. Review http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-Touch-Ultrabook.89901.0.htmlLP140WD2 TLE2, TN LED, Contrast: 885:1 





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Been going back and forth and can't seem to find a screen that can replace my Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4 screen. Have found one for the 3448. Don't know if they use the same screen and pins?  See photo for description of the replacement screen I'm looking at.  













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Answer:Can the Thinkpad x1 carbon 3448 laptop screen replace a Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4

The 3448 and 3460 machines use the same panels, hinges, lid, cables, etc.

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Just threw this article together, I want all the brain's in this forum to chip in and if there is anything missing from this article (at all!) let me know ASAP, in this thread.

A top quote :
Quote:




Previously we wrote a long post about Best Laptops for Hackers, which included a run-down on the best laptops for programming and penetration testing (pen-testing). This article turned out to be very popular even though it wasn't exactly intended to be that, now we are proud to finally publish the long-requested article of 'Best Laptops for Video Game System Emulation'.

The idea of this post is to give an accurate summary of which laptops are suited for, or adept at emulating various consoles and their games, and which ones also can easily perform these duties, at the lowest possible cost.

Now obviously, the better hardware you have the better your system will be at emulating other hardware/software. That doesn't necessarily mean a more expensive laptop. Where the demands of hacking and pen-testing demand vital and significant internal storage, the prerequisites for game emulation are generally just a good graphics processor, and good RAM/CPU.

Your laptop should also be in good working order and not muddled with high-risk pirated downloads and large bits of video. To emulate efficiently, you should also have as little processes and programs running in order for the emulator to run smoothly.

These are all common sense tips but...
If you are lo... Read more

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Question: TOR stability

has anyone experienced crashing when using TOR? I was using it in conjunction with SafeIP and Peerblock last night. Peer Block let me know that I had some visitors from sbc global, among others, then Safe IP and TOR crashed. Is this because of the Fed crush on those illegal TOR sites?
 

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Question: CPU stability

I got a 1.2 T-bird mounted on a mk 1.00 kt7a raid mobo

When i change the optimal bios settings for the cpu to anything higher than 900mhz(100) default i get instability in 3D graphics.

Websurfing, word processing, and Windows ME all run fine but 3D games and applications like max pain and 3D mark 2001 have what looks like screen tearing and fracturing.

I got a leadtek geforce 2 MX200 with detonator 21.83 drivers. I want to at least run my cpu at default factory speed of 1.2Ghz. Running at 900mhz is a pain.

My temps now are 33 degrees cpu idle and 23 case temp so it's not a heat issue.

I hope it's just a matter of configuring the bios any help would be great as i have no idea how to configure it properly. When i do try and change it i get registry errors.

Heres a list of my pc specs.
KT7a raid v1.00
Athlon socket a 1.2 t-bird @ 900!
256 mb ram
creative 5.1 soundblaster
leadttek geforce 2 mx200
350 power supply
17 inch monitor (OLD[6 years]-possibly a graphics cause)
 

Answer:CPU stability

What OS are you using ??

Also...

It looks like your mother board uses a VIA chipset I would go here http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=2 and get the latest 4in1 drivers and see if that helps.
 

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Hello there.
Few months ago i decided to change most of pc components, except Power source and GPU. Configuration is Gigabyte x79-up4, i7 3820, 8gb G Skill ripjaws x 2133, Saphire 5850 1gb, 120 gb Kingston Hyperx ssd runing windows 7 64bit, 2 TB hdd for installed games and movies.
Pc was runing smooth till 1 week ago when it got stuck at logging off screen for 2 nights, and i had to force shut down it from Button. After that i started to notice some frame drops while watching movies, something similar to playing movies from a cd that is damaged. Image stops then it plays again fast then normal. Like a bottleneck of data. It does that every few minutes, and i think that games work a bit slower too in performance. I did a scandisk test for both hdds, the one from windows, that runs in ms-dos. No bad sectors were found.
I can't figure out what's the problem, so my main question is, are there any pc monitor programs ? Something that could check performance all the time with graphics or something like that ? for cpu, ram, gpu, hdds, ... ?? Or i should look for something to test each of them one by one ? and see if it gets errors or not ?

Answer:Need help with PC stability

What is your power supply? Wattage & Brand?

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Question: My Xp stability

Hi, I post this thread to learn if my PC xp has something to be fixed about his stability. After remove a malware on the other forum. My Xp seems to present some problem such like:

1: The printer sometime don't work and when i Restart my xp start to work again...

2: If my xp is active from more then 24h sometime network connection go down

2: I have a Password login to my pc and if I try to bring my pc to the users page It won't let me anymore... (work only right after the screen saver start to operate)

Can you suggest me any tool helper?

Thank You

Answer:My Xp stability

did you try your system restore?

Run the system file checker, you will need to put in your windows disk

go to the run box on the start menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not recognized ) [ space between c and / ]

hit enter

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Question: XP Stability

Please help
I'm currently running XP SP2

With P4C800 Asus board.....Pentium 4 (2.8 GHZ) and @ gig of RAM
with ATI FireGL X2 SEC Graphic card

the PC seems to shut off by itself randomly.. there is usually no time interval.. maybe every few hours or so...

Check the Temp.. but nothing seems out of the usual


SYstem voltage seems normal

+12 =2.038
+5V =5.08
+3.3V=3.28
Vcore=1.584

Switch new PSU.. (Antec 380w)
althoug i dont think it's the power suppply...
Coulnd't think of anything in the BIOS.. and since i'm not doing anything in to strained the system...

Thanks in Adavnced..

Any clue?

Answer:XP Stability

Start with the basics, do a memory test overnight.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

MEMtest86

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Question: Ram Stability

Hi i am trying to get my system stable and have been having some trouble with it. Here are my specs if anyone has this motherboard and ram please let me know what your settings are at, and if you have been able to get it stable. I think alot of it is my ram timings and voltages. Just need help fine tuning.

Operating System = Xp Pro Sp2
Motherboard = MSI P6N SLI Platinum (MS-7350)
Ram = G Skill F2-6400PHU1-2GBHZ
Power Supply = Pc Power Cooling 510 Deluxe
Hard Drives = 2x Western Digital Raptor 150gb
Video Card = NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512mb G92
Cd Drives = 2x Samsung SH-S203B
Processor = Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)
Heatsink = Zerotherm Nirvana 120mm
Case Enclosure = Lian Li Aluminum Tower
 

Answer:Ram Stability

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I can seem to have a stable lan but after a few minutes, ws seem to drop off. If configured to an application or shared printer, it will run. We can access the internet. I can ping addresses ok, including a Ethernet printer.

There now seems to be LAN stability problem. This system has been running since 2008 with little to no problems.
This is my configuration:
The router we have is a new Netscape dual band 4 port. We also have a new DSL modem which I have it bridged. No I have not done any firmware updates. AT&t is our DSL provider. I have not had any
dialogue with them on this problem. They can access the internet with no problems.
The workstations are all within about a 10'X10' area with the router at one corner central located to the stations. The only equipment we have there is a new HP all-n-one printer; I have it connected to the router with a good static IP address outside our DHCP range.
We have a 3 station P-2-P all running XP Pro, SP3. They were installed 2007. They are running PCAmerica's POS, IE8, and MS Office Pro 2003. I have just recently channeled to NetBIOS over TCP/IP. To see all stations, I have all firewalls disabled, which is another issue.
I did do a test at my last visit. In the network, workgroup screen, I could see all 3 stations. When I brought POS, I lost the other 2 workstations.
I installed this system in 2007. The store only had one bay. Now she has 3 bays.
I hope you can share some light on this problem.
 

Answer:Need help with LAN stability

I am not familiar with POS systems, however it seems to me that if the POS application is using the same configuration on each machine (such as if you imaged the one machine to the others), this could cause you an issue. Do the machines all have different hostnames?
 

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Hi
Having installed W7 on Both my desktop and laptop, I am left feeling, well to be honest, a little robbed.
I:
* Setup a Homegroup (V easy), initally no problems, then both PCs systematically hang. Requires a hard reset to get up and running again. No warning, no 'windows is trying to find a solution' dialog
* Installed logmein, and upon remote connection, desktop network card is disconnected. Very repeatable. Not useable at all. It does offer a windows diagnostic fix, which DOES work (adapter always requires resetting)
* Shared a harddrive on my desktop to get around the Homegroup issue. Initally worked ok (very slow transfer rate oddly), now, loses connection, and hangs the laptop. No warning, no 'windows is trying to find a solution' dialog
* Installed uTorrent, configured correctly (port forwarding etc). Continuously hangs explorer (although the network processes still 'seem' to continue in the background), requires hard reset. Cannot use. No warning, no 'windows is trying to find a solution' dialog

Now I understand this is a new OS release, and bugs have to still be ironed out, but this is ridiculous! The product is certainly not reliably useable
The problems certainly seem to be network related.

I am desperate to finds ways to turn off the offending areas, but having searched around here, cannot find anything. Is this IPv6 related? CAn I simply turn this off? Will it work? Some have mentioned ditching the Homegroup in favour of workgroup. How? Also saw some info ab... Read more

Answer:W7 Stability - Is it just me?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fredu


Hi
Having installed W7 on Both my desktop and laptop, I am left feeling, well to be honest, a little robbed.
I:
* Setup a Homegroup (V easy), initally no problems, then both PCs systematically hang. Requires a hard reset to get up and running again. No warning, no 'windows is trying to find a solution' dialog
* Installed logmein, and upon remote connection, desktop network card is disconnected. Very repeatable. Not useable at all. It does offer a windows diagnostic fix, which DOES work (adapter always requires resetting)
* Shared a harddrive on my desktop to get around the Homegroup issue. Initally worked ok (very slow transfer rate oddly), now, loses connection, and hangs the laptop. No warning, no 'windows is trying to find a solution' dialog
* Installed uTorrent, configured correctly (port forwarding etc). Continuously hangs explorer (although the network processes still 'seem' to continue in the background), requires hard reset. Cannot use. No warning, no 'windows is trying to find a solution' dialog

Now I understand this is a new OS release, and bugs have to still be ironed out, but this is ridiculous! The product is certainly not reliably useable
The problems certainly seem to be network related.

I am desperate to finds ways to turn off the offending areas, but having searched around here, cannot find anything. Is this IPv6 related? CAn I simply turn this off? Will it work? Some have mentioned di... Read more

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Question: Ram stability

I have a Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L/S3L mobo
2 2gb ram sticks, G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D.

I got four ram slots in my mobo... 1,3 and 2,4 are the same color. When i first installed my ram i put them in 3 and 4. Everything loaded fine but as soon as i would start a game that had to use up ram i would get a blue screen. So i switched the ram to slots 1 and 2. After that everything worked fine, but sometimes i would get a bit of game lag out of nowhere, sorta like a quick freeze that lasted for a second and the sound would quickly loop, and it would be over and the game would go on. Then i heard about dual channel and how if you put the ram in the same color slots you would get the dual channel setup. So i put ram sticks in 1 and 3 and once again i got blue screens whenever i ran a graphically intensive game. So i switched the ram to slots 2 and 4 and everything was fine. Now out of nowhere im playing this game crysis warhead, and at one point there was a huge level rendered with tons of stuff loading into ram and all of a sudden i had incredible stuttering. I though it was my video card although its a very good one so it shouldnt lag so bad, and it always happened when i turned in the game. Anyway i quit the game and upon quitting i get the first blue screen ive had in a while. I think i may have some stability issue with the ram. Maybe its something with the timings?? They are on 5-5-5-15 and its on 1066 frequency.
 

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Hi guys..i hope so much you can help me... (sorry for my english im from argentina)
This story started like 2 months ago...
I was using win ME and everything was right..i had no problems, and suddenly..I started getting errors with .dll files.. like rundll32.dll opera.dll etc.....for example I tried to run any program and a few minutes later, or just in the moment when i launched, it crashed..
i thought it was some kind of Virus..so Formated the hd...
Then tried to install winME again..instalation copied all the files, rebooted..and then when it started windows for the first time and check my hardware the plug and play etc...it crashed...Cmdnist made and error with rundll32.dll and similar, it was the same problem, but i couldnt even install windows this time....what kind of virus is this i thought!!!??...so I gave the Hd to a friend that knows alot of this things, and he formated in low nivel, deleted the boot record of the disk, and did all the things he could...but I got the same again!!
so then I tried installing win98..it worked, i could install it fine...and now im using it..but i have the same inestability i had before, i mean, programs crash all the time, problems with all kind of dll and all kind of aplications..i have to reboot my pc every 10 minutes it sucks...
I thought this very smart virus was still on the hd, so I tried with diferent hd...but it wasnt the hd cos i got the sames problems with any disk I tried...!!
and then I opened the CPU and cleaned eve... Read more

Answer:Stability problems PLEASE HELP!!!!

I'm wondering if it's time to start thinking about the possibility of a hardware problem. For instance: a flaky memory chip on one of your DIMMs. It happens.

You might try downloading a memory test program from <http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads26.html> and running that to see if it raises any issues.

Another thought. You're running a PIII 533, so it must be several years old. Over that period of time, computers sometimes try hard to fill themselves with dust, thus setting up temperature-related instabilities.

Make sure that the fins in the heatsink on your CPU haven't clogged themselves with dust, and while you're in there, clean up anything else that has accumulated a layer of dust. If you've been operating in a dusty environment, you may even need to remove the power supply, open it up, and take the dust out of that too. (Don't forget to unplug the system before you do that!)
 

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Question: stability testing.

Hi Folks.I am just about to build a PC for my father.The bits and bobs are all very much last generation, my cast offs.This is not a problem as he doesn't want to do anything to extreme with the computer.Stability is the MOST important thing.After it is built is there a freebie that I can get that will spend 24 hours putting the systen though circuits and bumps to find any weak spots?Support is going to be tricky as he lives 200 miles away and is not PC literate, therefore I would like it to be as stable as possible before I hand it over.Thanks in advance,Cheers, Epirb.(wasn't until writing this I realised how accepting I was of my frequent crashes, due mostly to my fiddling!)

Answer:stability testing.

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Well,I have a problem with my computer. It seems very unstable since everytime im just doing anything,whether playing games or watching movies, it just freezes,then goes right back again. The CPU process is always at 100%. It wasnt like this before, now it is... Any reason for this to be happening?
 

Answer:Need help on computer stability..

Could be a number of reasons; this is not unstable though. I recomend using Spybot Search & Destroy; and adaware.

After you have cleaned your CPU of spyware/malware there are a number of things that might be wrong with your pc; since you didnt post your specs i will atempt to answer em'

Too many background programs-> look at your taskbar on the bottom right; do you see alot of icons there? they may be taking up alot of resources you might need for your programs. You can clean the programs you dont need by going to RUN and typing MSCONFIG and going to the Startup tab and removing any non esential task.

Your Programs/OS needs more ram -> if you dont have the recommended amount of memory for your OS or have minimum theres a good chance that your programs will studder. Also programs might ussaly take up more resources then the bare minimum specially during intesive processes like online gaming or video editing. Consider running Everest Home edition to see what type of ram you have and how much more you need; now 512 is ussaly the norm and 1gb is the top end.

Page File not set correctly-> Windows might be controling your page file which expands from a low number to a drastically huge one you can set this one manually; ussaly I set it to the total amount of ram to 1.5GB ; example if you have 512mb ram ill set the page file to 1gb; and if i have 1gb ram i set the page file to 512mb. You can change this by going to My computer properties then going to the p... Read more

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This is my HJT log.
I want to know if have anything on my computer that would be degrating performance. I have no clue what to look for. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:42:37 PM, on 9/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CACHEM~1\CachemanXP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\hp\drivers\keyboard\PS2.EXE
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Qurb\QSP-3.0.311.7\QOELoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
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Answer:Hey, computer stability

Well the first thing I would do would be get rid of Windows firewall as it only works one way and does not stop outgoing information. Zone alarm is free and does a very good job but you do need to education it for about two weeks
 

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I ran Vistat 64 Ultimate for three weeks with zero errors. Now I'm running Vista 32 Ultimate and have had numerous lock ups and freezes within the last week.

Has anyone else experienced major stability issues moving between 64 and 32?
 

Answer:Stability: Vista 32 vs 64

I've done both, many, many times. Currently have two comps running Vista, one x64 Ult and the other x32 Business. Have not had either of them lock up, freeze, or BSOD. So far, if the display driver tries to crash, it restarts the driver services and all seems to be well..But that's about it and that's on both.

Sorry, not much help. But my main guess would be, did you do a clean install? If not, maybe hardware conflict? Try running the memory Diag in the boot load screen.
 

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Whoever says Windows XP isn't stable just doesn't know what they're doing

Here's a screenshot of a computer we have at work that's being used as an internet gateway and workstation. It's an AthlonXP 1600+ with only 128mb of PC133 in it. I'd say this amount of uptime is pretty decent for such a machine, considering it gets used pretty much every day for things beyond just simple websurfing, such as photo editing in Photoshop and animation in Flash. It probably could have gone on a lot longer too, but I had to restart it when I installed SP1. Believe it or not it was running just fine with barely any MS updates, but I decided to throw on SP1 just to be on the safe side.

Does anybody else have any screenshots of impressive uptimes under XP or any other OSes? It's too bad I didn't get a screenie of my Linux box before I restarted it a while ago. It was well over a month by that time.

Answer:Windows XP Stability

i was running my Win XP Pro for 2 weeks without restarting or shutting down but I dont have a screen of it

It was running fine but i then shut it down just to give it a lil brake at...

AMD Athlon XP 1800+
512Megs of Ram
SOYO K7V-Dragon

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Can anybody help with the stability of my machine, poor thing thinks its only got one leg, I built it from bits from here and there and a hard drive running ME..it starts up fine and some programs work, but when I try to do more than one thing it freezes then blows me out,I've tried some optimizers and reg mechs (downloads)but none are any good, anyone with any suggestions?.

Answer:Windows ME - Stability?

Try click here as a start point.

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Hi guys..i hope so much you can help me... (sorry for my english im from argentina)
This story started like 2 months ago...
I was using win ME and everything was right..i had no problems, and suddenly..I started getting errors with .dll files.. like rundll32.dll opera.dll etc.....for example I tried to run any program and a few minutes later, or just in the moment when i launched, it crashed..
i thought it was some kind of Virus..so Formated the hd...
Then tried to install winME again..instalation copied all the files, rebooted..and then when it started windows for the first time and check my hardware the plug and play etc...it crashed...Cmdnist made and error with rundll32.dll and similar, it was the same problem, but i couldnt even install windows this time....what kind of virus is this i thought!!!??...so I gave the Hd to a friend that knows alot of this things, and he formated in low nivel, deleted the boot record of the disk, and did all the things he could...but I got the same again!!
so then I tried installing win98..it worked, i could install it fine...and now im using it..but i have the same inestability i had before, i mean, programs crash all the time, problems with all kind of dll and all kind of aplications..i have to reboot my pc every 10 minutes it sucks...
I thought this very smart virus was still on the hd, so I tried with diferent hd...but it wasnt the hd cos i got the sames problems with any disk I tried...!!
and then I opened the CPU and clea... Read more

Answer:Stability Problems PLEASE HELP!!!

(Please excuse my English, I'm from Australia )

If it's doing it on both operating systems, then it's either hardware, or software you have installed in both o/s's.

Do yourself a favour and forget about ME if you have 98. ME is more problems than it's worth.

Start with a fresh install of 98, with the minimum hardware you need. Don't install extra software until it's stable, and then only do so one at a time to find the culprit.

To check hardware, you can use the programs like SiSoftWare Sandra and/or Dr Hardware.

Also, Windows has a diagnostic tool called Dr Watson.

HERE is how to use it.
 

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Question: Stability issues

So since upgrading to windows 10 my hp envy m6 laptop has had the same issue that has not been fixed by any updates. The loading wheel next to my mouse continuously flickers and the windows I have open do the the same thing. I'm not sure if this has already been brought up but any help would be amazing since I have basically stopped using my laptop altogether due to the frustration it's causing me

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I got a t-bird factory unlocked at standard 1.2Ghz runnin at 900mhz(100)!

If i go any higher I get graphic glitches like missin polygons and above all massive screen tearing when running3d applications. 3d mark can't get past the second test.

I've increased the core voltage, disable and enabled 4*agp and changed the apeture size and still nothins happening.

Apart from raid i'm running my bios on optimised settings

Heat isn't the problem either I'm at a loss i've been having this problem for months

heres my specs and ps I don't know much aboiut dos and yes i've looked at that kt7a faq page and nothins come about.

Mobo: kt7a raid (v.1.00) + latest 7N bios installed
1.2Ghz (supposedly) @ 900
Zalman flow runnin at max +3 fans (case temp 23 cpu [email protected])
Creative Soundblaster
Leadtek gf2 mx200 (possibly the graphics problem)
Old Viglen Envy17PE 17 inch monitor (refresh rate the cause of the graphics problem)
350 Watt power supply
1 stick of 256 pc 133 Cas 2 Ram
Mobo, Ram and CPU all from Overclockers

I still have the 3d graphics problem running in the lowest resolution.
I have the latest workin nvidia drivers that work with a VIA chipset being the 21.83

Any expert help would be appreciated and ps i'm a Noob so please be specific if it means yet again I have to change my bios settings.

Thanks I will reply to any message
 

Answer:cpu graphics stability

It sounds like you are running the t-bird at 100 Mhz Front Side Bus (FSB). Since 100x9=900 Mhz. Now in BIOS CPU Setting try and choose " user define " for the cpu and put the FSB to 133 and the multiplier to 9 so you will end up with 133x9=1200 Mhz.
Now had a similar problem on that Abit board. The cpu was market 1.4 and will not post more then 1.1 gigs. I end up replacing the heatsink with and Alpha Pal 6035 and since then it posts at 1.4 rock solid with the default core voltage ( 1.7 V in my case).
And all the graphics that you're seeing is due to either a "overclocked AGP bus - from standard 66 to 83 Mhz ) or an overclocked video( either the chipset/core or the RAM) so check the BIOS settings ( in cpu setup ) and see what multiplier is next to AGP and when it comes to the video card , use the "hack" from this http://www.tweakersasylum.com/Utilities/Video.html
it's a "coolbit" which will give and extra tab in the "nvidia settings" ( the one with the Direct X, Open GL setting) called "hardware. Now there you will be able to either underclock or reset to default clock of the card. Also this problem can came from an overheating core ( chipset of the video) or RAM so might look into that as well ( by getting a better heatsink for it )
 

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hey i am having a big problem with blue screens since i built my new machine.this is my first build and i think it is from bad stability.can someone help me i have tried everything i can think off.my system is also using 1.7 gigs of my 4 gigs of low latency ram and i dont think this is normal. i am using vista.
 

Answer:need help with new machine stability

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Hi. Recently my old router broke(D-link 704P) and my dad bought a new one(Linksys WRT54G), which is hooked up to 4 computer(3 wired, in the same room, 1 wireless). My computer(which is wired to the router), experiences temporary down-times about once every couple of hours, and they last about 5 seconds or so. I notices this when I'm playing games online, which results in disconnections, and when I alt-tab out, I see that I've been signed out of IM as well. Is there any tools I can download that monitors my connection, or does anyone know of a solution to this problem. It is very frustrating since I can't play games online with fear of disconnects and I'm hesitant when downloading big files. Thanks a lot!
 

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Question: Internet Stability

Hey guys. I have Comcast and unfortunately it's one of the only providers offered in my area. I pay for a 22mpbs download speed. I understand that I am not guaranteed this speed however I feel like randomly achieving a whopping amount of 200 kbps is off by quite a bit. I wouldn't be too angry about this problem if it weren't that I was a gamer. I have switched my router's channel to the best one in comparison to my neighbors. I have ran speed tests both wired and wireless. It's at the point where I contact the company and they send a tech, only to get normal results and be told there seems to be nothing wrong. My speeds can drop from anywhere from a few seconds randomly to hours randomly. I have no clue what to do at this point and I can only assume it's my ISPs issue. I use a router/modem combo Motorola Surfboard sb6580. I have achieved download speeds up to 20 mbps, so I am relatively sure I am not having bottlenecking issues. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't know what to do at this point and I find myself avoiding one of my hobbies out of fear of lag.
 

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hey.!

heres my problem, bought another 2 g of the same ram, the only difference was the voltage.

1 set of 2 x 1G moduals are Corsir xms2 DHX 800Mhz 1.8V and the other

2 x 1G Corsir xms2 DHX 800Mhz 2.1V

i didnt notice the difference in voltage till i got a BSOD, i first put the new 2.1V in and the pc started up as normal, but after going on msn/firefox the kept *non responding* so i removed the new one and reseated them and changed which slots they went in and it was at this point i noticed they were different voltages.

when i went to bios i changed the voltage setting of the ram from Auto to 2.1V and now everything seems fine.

my question is do you think i will have any problems in the future.? or is there a problem with putting 1.8v ram at 2.1V.? or should i set them both to 1.8v? Auto setting was obv not working.

Thanks
 

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Question: Vista Stability

Just wondering how stable Vista is compared to XP, which, in my opinion, is very stable. Anybody had any random blue screens, restarts, comatibility issues or anything unusual?

I'm considering upgrading but don't want to upgrade only to have to downgrade later.

Answer:Vista Stability

i have been on vista for 2 weeks now and really like it.

On compatibility i have a few issues that are really annoying.

The following do not work:

nero 7
zone alarm internet security suite
avg 7.5
speedtouch modem



I am having to use a temporary free antivirus until zone alarm adapts theirs to vista

Stability wise i have not had a problem though the only other irritating thing is the extreme security on it-i am still trying to find my local user settings in premium version so that i can switch them off as it wont let me have total control of my pc

great little gadgets and design-just needs all the software compatibility issues sorted out

hope it doesnt put you off too much!!!!

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