Category: Hardware

  • New firmware ThinkBook 14 G2 ARE, ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE FACN32WW

    New firmware ThinkBook 14 G2 ARE, ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE FACN32WW

    2022-07-04 ThinkBook 14 G2 ARE – ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE Summary of changes ================== General Information: version FACN32WW 1. Optimize the setup menu information. 2. Enhancement to address Security vulnerability – LEN-77637 3. Enhancement to address Security vulnerability: CVE-2020-12944 : Insufficient validation of BIOS image length by ASP Firmware could lead to arbitrary code execution. […]

  • Apple M1,M1 Pro,M1 MAX, M1 Ultra and M2 processors

    This is an overview of the difference in the current line up of Apple processors. It’s interesting to see that they went from DDR4 top DDR5 ram between the M1 and the M1 Pro. M1 Processor Characteristics RAM : DDR4 (up to 16GB)Transistors : 16 billion (5nm)CPU cores : 8 : 4 high performance (12MB L2 […]

  • Unlock turbo boost for your Ryzen CPU on Linux

    Unlock turbo boost for your Ryzen CPU on Linux

    This article will unlock the full power of your processor. The laptops these days seem to be locked out of their full potential. NOTE: If you want to investigate on your machine, I recommend adding the following tools. Arch : pacman -S btop cpupower turbostat Ubuntu / PopOS / Debian : will be updated soon […]

  • New BIOS firmware for ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE AMD

    Lenovo just released a new firmware for the ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE AMD: FACN31WW(V1.14). Note 1: This firmware doesn’t fix the suspend issue, refer to my previous post for how to fix it. Note 2: If you run Linux only on that machine, refer to my previous post about how to update. Summary of changes […]

  • Linux — Fix ALC4080 audio on MSI MPG X570S CARBON MAX WIFI

    Linux — Fix ALC4080 audio on  MSI MPG X570S CARBON MAX WIFI

    If you have this motherboard or anything using the same ACL4080 chipset, you may notice that your audio won’t be working. This can be fixed through a simple mod. Reboot your computer, when you have the boot menu of your distro, choose to edit the boot parameters. On the line that starts with Linux add […]

  • Building a new AMD monster supercomputer

    Building a new AMD monster supercomputer

    I’ll be writing a new post about my new PC soon. I can’t start assembly yet as I’m still waiting for my CPU cooler and thermal paste. I have a good GPU but I will only show it in the next post.

  • Linux — Installing firmware on a Lenovo ThinkBook laptop when you run Linux

    Linux — Installing firmware on a Lenovo ThinkBook laptop  when you run Linux

    Some laptops from Lenovo, like the ThinkBook, aren’t updatable from Linux. Lenovo could provide a way to install a new Linux firmware but they don’t. Lenovo only provides a method to update it from Windows. If had time to kill and If you had kept a backup of the Windows install that came with your […]

  • Linux – Fixing Suspend and Resume on AMD Lenovo ThinkBook G2 ARE

    Linux – Fixing Suspend and Resume on AMD Lenovo ThinkBook G2 ARE

    If you bought the Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE with the AMD processor you probably noticed that the suspend option is not working in Linux. After some debugging, I finally found a workaround to make the hibernation work. The problem was present even with the latest kernel on an Arch Linux system with Kernel 5.12.14. […]

  • 2021 Linux Review of the Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 AMD

    2021 Linux Review of the Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 AMD

    This 2021 review is about the Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE Laptop (Type 20VG) I recently bought. This laptop is using an AMD processor. Here are the configuration details Processor: AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4700U Processor (2.00 GHz, up to 4.10 GHz Max Boost, 8 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro […]