Lenovo IdeaPad Y410P Owners and Information thread

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  1. LanceAvion

    LanceAvion Notebook Evangelist

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    SLI is completely stable for me. I've had my 755m4 ultrabay since December 2015 and it still works flawlessly. It sucks that your y510p has been giving you such a hassle. Hopefully whatever is wrong with it now is cheap to fix.

    That said has SLI been unstable for you from day 1, or has it gotten worse over time?
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Well to be fair, this y510p isnt the original I bought on release, which worked fine. I've had issues with this thing since I got it last year in a trade. I got it with the desktop GPU adapter in mind to begin with but havent gotten around to it quite yet, while messing with SLI it just doesnt seem to work well or just outright crashing. I modded/replaced the fan with the m14x r2 fan and added liquid metal which brought temps down a lot. The mainboard 755m @ 1.2v iirc never passed 65c.

    I was going to replace the fan in the ultrabay 755m but some IRL stuff happened and it just never worked out. With modification you can fit the mainboard fan into the ultrabay GPU heatsink and it works quite a bit better than the stock fan.

    I should probably just stop being lazy and reflash the GPU's and mainboard to make sure its all uniform. Which is what I was about to do when I discovered the PSU died lol
     
  3. LanceAvion

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    Ah I see, but that begs the question what happened to your original y510p? Also why did you trade for a second one?

    Funny that something similar happened to me as well. Originally I had a y400, not a y410p. One day I decided to try and install a 900p screen in the y400, by "modifying" a cable before plugging it into the motherboard. Of course that fried it, so I grabbed a second used y400. Unfortunately, the GPU in the second y400 died soon after, leaving it effectively useless. So I sold both my 3630QM CPUs, kept the rest of the y400 stuff for parts, and grabbed this y410p. That was in October 2015 and my y410p has been going strong ever since.
     
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    I sold it (first one), thought that I wouldnt need it when I had the Dell m6600 at the time.

    Truthfully Im not too much of a fan of the y510p, well more specifically its keyboard. I have learned that I prefer the old Dell precision line for its keyboard. The y510p got too warm and the keys would make my fingertips sweat. I traded my SFF desktop for another y510p after learning of the desktop GPU adapter that works on the y410p/y510p laptops. I was thinking of going that route (even have the adapter) but not sure. The reason for the trade was because I couldnt bring it with me to Korea at the time. It was a move to try and keep some kind of PC instead of just losing it all.

    Thinking about seriously trying my hand at learning game development and would like to have more cores to work with. The 4700mq is still quite a CPU but im not sure if it will handle my multitasking habits. I have the p157sm-(a?) but my brother is using it for now, I guess he intends to buy it from me and that could pay for the rest needed for the desktop adapter (need GPU, PSU)
     
  5. Laura Engel

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    Nive
     
  6. sunkenship

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    Hi.
    i'm new here, i've been long using my y410p (since2015) and still do fine with it. but i've decide to start my new mod to this one.
    i've unlocked my bios using bios mod method. now i'm using intel 7260N (not AC, wish it were but i bought the wrong one).
    then i've used my m.2 slot for m.2 lenovo ssd 2242 256GB. this machine still running fast as well on my windows10. but now my probs comes when i need a larger area on my desktop. i've planned on using 2nd display but.. i want to mod this one first.
    my y410p come with HD display(1366x768). i want to change it to HD+(1600x900) or FHD (1920x1080).

    i want to know what part number i should buy. and what to check on my laptop to make it installed on my y410p

    my product number is 20216

    so anyhelp would appreciate and will update my progress here.

    thanks in advanced.
     
  7. Pikalex

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    Hi Y410p Owners!

    I am new on this forum and I have great hope that your expériences with this laptop will help me out!

    Like a lot of people, I really enjoy this beast, but I struggle with the ****ty intel Centrino 3220 wifi card. It's been alright for the first months back on 2013 then windows 8.1 came along with Windows updates. Problems started. Then Windows 10 came out and it kinda solved the problem, whatever it was. This week, I had to use the one key recovery to go back to factory settings because the computer had too many problems*. Now that theses problems are gone (or at least for now), I am back with Windows 8.1 and the wifi adapter problem, which is driving me crazy!

    What have you done to solve this problem? Is there a replacement part for this adapter?
    Also, at the same time, I would like to know, what kind of upgrades (HW and SW) have you done to extend his lifecycle.

    Thank you all!
     
  8. sunkenship

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    Well. Mine running well on windows10.
    If u don’t want to messed it up, maybe u should prepare dvd windows10 installer. Then do upgrade from dvd. Or u can make a usb installer. It is way faster if u make it with usb3.1 device to install.

    My upgrade is maximize available slot. M.2 sata ssd then make the windows and program installed on it. All files can go to hdd. U had 1tb in purchase. But now seagate can make it to 2tb with firecuda.
     
  9. LanceAvion

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    Hey mate, I switched out my stock y410p screen for a matte 900p one. The screen I used is a LG model LP140WD2-TLD2. That said my stock screen was a glossy 900p screen so I knew my laptop supported 900p. I'm not sure if your laptop which had a stock 768p screen would support 900p; as my y400 (which is extremely similar to the y410p) did not support 900p (it had a stock 768p screen). The issue is that the motherboard of a 768p screen laptop isn't usually equipped with the correct number of pins/lanes to support 900p. If you try and connect a 900p screen you'll get horrific artifacting and other unsavory issues. As for 1080p I don't know of any that the y410p would support. You see 768p and 900p screens use LVDS connections; while 1080p uses a EDP connection. As far as I know, they aren't compatible.

    Well considering your problem there are two things you can do.

    1# is do a clean reinstall of Windows 10. You said Windows 10 fixed the issues with your Centrino 3220 correct? Why not reinstall it then, and this time with a clean install so you don't have any residuals from Windows 8.1 mucking things up.

    2# is to simply get another, better wireless card. I know for certain the y410p supports the Intel AC 7260, as that's what I use. I recommend doing this alongside reinstalling Windows 10.

    Now regarding your question about extending your computer's longevity, there are a few things you can do.

    1# is to improve your storage. The y410p can support upwards of three HDDs/SSDs. These include an HDD/SDD in your primary 2.5" bay, an SSD in the 42mm M.2 slot, and another 2.5" HDD/SSD in an ultrabay caddy. I should mention that the largest capacity of 42mm M.2 is 512GB however, they seem to be extremely rare and overpriced now, so you'll probably have to settle for a 256GB M.2.

    2# is to increase and improve your RAM. The maximum amount of RAM the y410p supports is 16GB @ 1866MHz.

    3# is to replace your WiFi with a faster one as mentioned before.

    4# is to swap your CPU for a more powerful 47W Haswell chip, but I wouldn't recommend this unless you're always maxing out your CPU with heavy workloads and have excellent cooling.

    5# is to grab a second GPU for your ultrabay. This only really applies if you want to use the laptop for gaming, and it's really only worth it if you can get the GPU and 170W adapter needs to run it for dirt cheap (under $100). Also not all games support SLI so I'd check if the games I play/want to play support it first.

    Ah and don't forget to clean out your laptop. Performance can really suffer if the laptop is full of dust and dirt after all. Repasting if temperatures are high after cleaning can help as well.
     
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