The transition period from when an Intel CPU is downclocked at idle to when it's boosted is near instantaneous (milliseconds) so there is no performance benefit from keeping it locked at it's highest speed all the time.
If you're getting performance drops due to sudden CPU downclocking I would see if there are temperature issues or throttling going on. ThrottleStop is a great tool for diagnosing CPU problems and maintaining peak performance and I would recommend every laptop owner with an Intel CPU use it.
Alright guys, my Windows 8 fresh install went ok, but now I can't get the camera to work. Skype and testmycam.com aren't displaying anything even though the status light comes on.
Sound, mic, display, USB, and keyboard Fn all work. I have yet to test the HDMI -- I am fearful.
Installing either Windows 8 or Windows 7 (compatibility mode) webcam drivers and selecting them in Device Manager is not working. Can someone take a screenshot of their working camera driver?
I would tell you what path it is -- Device Manager > [camera] > EasyCam > Properties etc. -- but my camera just disappeared from the device manager list after a restart. >:(
I'm now experimenting with sticking with Windows 8, and I have installed a Crucial M4 256GB SDD in the mSATA slot. What changes do I need to make to the BIOS (or elsewhere) to have the drive show up in My Computer?
I do have one more major problem that's still plaguing me/this laptop. I finally fixed the distortions on the external hdmi screen, but whenever I connect an external hard drive through the usb ports, it causes the hdmi screen to start blinking on and off. To the point where it's unusable. I'm left to ask again, would this be a problem with the USB cord, or is there really something going on with the hdmi port or the motherboard?
geez this laptop seems like its nothing but problems is that pretty normal for laptops now a days?
However, any resolutions I set to 30hz or less dont give me flickering issues. This is a 22" 1080p Vizio. I've never had problems doing all this stuff at 60hz with my asus laptop. But for some reason, any 60/59hz resolutions produce this flickering problem. Sigh... I'm at a loss.
However, any resolutions I set to 30hz or less dont give me flickering issues. This is a 22" 1080p Vizio. I've never had problems doing all this stuff at 60hz with my asus laptop. But for some reason, any 60/59hz resolutions produce this flickering problem. And it doesn't happen when Im placking action packed games at 60hz resolutions. Sigh... I'm at a loss.
Im thinking about buying the i7 y500 from lenovo and purchasing the sli later. I mainly want to get if for Battle Field 4, but it will also be my school laptop so i need something reliable. Y500 OWNERS could u please put my mind to rest on a few issues?
1.Is it sturdy/well built?
2.Are the keyboards and mouse pad issues gone?
3. does it run hot? (obviously when i play bf4, but when im browsing the net or watching WHO)
4. do you find the touchpad annoying?
5. can i play bf4 on my 40" tv via hdmi?
Thank you in advance!
For people who were helping me or watching my progress, everything is working quite splendidly now! :D The camera wasn't working with any drivers I threw at it; however, when I installed recommended windows updates, everything became awesome. I'm running nVidia 310.90 at the moment. Unfortunately, SLI is still performing terribly on my Steam games, but a single 650m with SLI disabled is running TF2 on high while staying at 60 fps and under 60C the entire time -- NICE!
My i5 SLI from Newegg has no keyboard issues or mousepad issues. Dates of installation on this laptop are from 3/11/2013Quote:
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Edit: I just bought a 64Gb Crucial mSATA from newegg for $85. Hopefully I'll be using it as an overkill cache for my trip and when I get back (and if I'm bored enough) I'll put W8 on it.
Rapid Storage (/Rapid Start) for mSATA SSDs >32Mb
Here's a relevant video