Y580 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Yoga, IdeaPad & Essential' started by Syed117, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. steveoccc

    steveoccc Notebook Geek

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    Lenovo 120W AC Adapter(19.5V6.15A)UL | Lenovo | (US)
     
  2. hna

    hna Notebook Consultant

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    what is the intel management engine?
     
  3. pruneguy

    pruneguy Newbie

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    So I've been having a problem with my Y580 dropping framerate during gaming (Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2). The game would run fine at a nice 60 fps, then suddenly drop to 30 fps for a second or two, then go right back to 60 fps. This is getting really annoying, and happens very frequently.

    FYI, I'm on Windows 7 x64, and using Nvidia driver 310.70

    Here is a video demonstrating the problem: Lenovo Y580 Framerate drop - YouTube
     
  4. kobby2k6

    kobby2k6 Notebook Consultant

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    it could be a whole bunch of things but let me suggest a few tips..

    1. go to the nvidia settings and make sure that the game is set to "prefer maximum performance...

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    2. make sure the computer is set to high performance (which I assume you already know but just for clarification)...right click the battery icon in the status area and go to power options. and click "change plan settings" under "High Performance"..

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    "click Change advanced power settings" and click the "plus sign" next to "processor Power management"...change your settings to match what I have in the screenshot.

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    3. disable the "energy management.exe" at startup for battery management..Lenovo's built in battery management can sometimes limit performance in games and make fps fluctuate all over the place..It is a bit weird to explain but I use a program called "CCleaner" to disable this part of the Lenovo Energy Mangement..fan control and the "touch buttons" above the keyboard will still work...look at the screenshot below to see what I mean...the greyed out one called "Energy management" is disabled and the "energyUtility" is active and allows control for the fan and touch buttons for our computers..

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    p.s. Hope this helps, I used to have this issue about a year ago when I first had it..I think the turbo boost is active and makes the cpu overheat which can affect fps of the games as well..
     
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    ssri Notebook Evangelist

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    steveoccc Notebook Geek

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    Nice bunch of tips. I've had issues but they all went away when I updated to Win 8.
     
  7. hangtime21

    hangtime21 Newbie

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    Hello guys, I've been enjoying my Y580 for quite some time now but I've been wondering. I tried to upgrade my drivers from the stock 295.55 to the newer ones 304.79 and 310.70 but noticed the fps was lower; min, max, and average. I tried benchmarking it with fraps on me3 on the docking station of the citadel (if anyone is familiar) where there are a lot of npc's. This was done a month ago or whenever the 310.70 came out. Is this something with the game, drivers, I dunno what else?

    *edit: I've already tried different settings such as maximum performance and the lot. All tests were done on same settings with 4xmsAA and such.
     
  8. kobby2k6

    kobby2k6 Notebook Consultant

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    I did a clean install of windows 7 about a year ago to fix these issues a while ago..I think the problem is intel turbo boost has issues with lenovo Y470 and lowering the cpu to 90% to fix it..

    p.s. I installed windows 8 about a month ago and I love it..way better than win 7..uses less ram, better performance and faster boot..i use "start8" and I don't miss windows 7 at all.. and too Y470 and Y570 owners than plan to migrate to Win8 in the future..one key recovery won't work anymore ( i don't miss it since I use "Easeus Todo backup Free" which is way better imo)..
     
  9. Glock3am

    Glock3am Notebook Enthusiast

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    There's a new BIOS update out, with the following change:

    This could be very interesting... I have had a few BSODs and complete lockups with garbled sound from time to time, so hopefully this is the fix!

    BIOS Update for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y480, Y580
     
  10. Theme57

    Theme57 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mine comes in tomorrow and I cant wait.
     
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