Critical System BIOS Updates - ThinkPad Reserve Edition, R61, R61e, R61i, T61, T61p, X300, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet, Lenovo 3000 N200, V200, Y310, Y410 and IdeaPad Y510, Y710



Lenovo has released a new system BIOS update to address an issue with the Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset (as reported in the Intel 965 Express Chipset Specification Update). Lenovo is providing this BIOS update to eliminate a potential source of unexpected system behavior or memory error within the Lenovo notebook products below. In order to ensure the long term reliability of your Lenovo notebook computer, it is highly recommended that all users update their system with this new BIOS.

Affected Configurations

Any of the following systems running Windows Vista, XP or 2000 maybe affected by this symptom:

  • ThinkPad Reserve Edition
  • ThinkPad R61, R61e, R61i
  • ThinkPad T61, T61p
  • ThinkPad X300
  • ThinkPad X61, X61s
  • ThinkPad X61 Tablet
  • Lenovo 3000 N200
  • Lenovo 3000 V200
  • Lenovo 3000 Y310
  • Lenovo 3000 Y410
  • IdeaPad Y510
  • IdeaPad Y710

The BIOS images below contain a critical microcode update to improve system reliability. Lenovo highly recommends that you apply the applicable system BIOS update from the below list.

ThinkPad R61 14.1inch widescreen with IEEE 1394, ThinkPad T61, T61p
ThinkPad R61 and R61i 14.1inch widescreen without IEEE 1394, R61 15.4inch widescreen
ThinkPad R61 15inch models (8942, 8943, 8944, 8945, 8947, 8948, 8949)
ThinkPad R61 15.4inch widescreen, ThinkPad R61i 15.4 inch widescreen with IEEE 1394
ThinkPad R61e (7650), R61i (7650) 15.4inch widescreen without IEEE 1394
ThinkPad X300
ThinkPad X61, X61s, Reserve Edition
ThinkPad X61 Tablet
Lenovo 3000 N200 (0687)
Lenovo 3000 N200 (0769)
Lenovo 3000 V200
Lenovo 3000 Y310
Lenovo 3000 Y410
IdeaPad Y510
IdeaPad Y710

Additional Information

Customers who use Active Management Technology (AMT) on their Lenovo notebook computer also need to update to the latest level of Management Engine Firmware (Intel AMT 2.6):

Management Engine Firmware (Intel AMT 2.6)





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  • Alias ID: MIGR-69703
  • Document ID: HT001310
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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