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About ElShotte

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  1. Hey guys, I've just discovered this forum. I was reading the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Hackintosh thread, and the unlocked Y580 BIOS was mentioned, which brought me here. I love the laptop discussions, the Y580 ones in particular. My real name is Jan, I currently live in NYC and I'm nearly 26 years old. The first computer I've even taken apart was a G3 450 Mhz iMac, when I was like 14. I do have one question, how come I can't download files? I've read somewhere you need 5 posts, and I've got more. Also, how many do I need before the moderator stops doing the approval?
  2. Believe it or not, after I've installed the Z580 Energy Management app, the problem occurred 4 times throughout the day, since I've installed the proper Energy Management app, I have not had this problem happen. I am assuming that the Z580 Thermal Management is quite different, and since this is done through an actual driver, I think it was causing the motherboard/gpu to go all wonky.
  3. Have you tried using a different HDMI cable? The thing is, cheap HDMI cables sometimes lack the bandwidth (maybe defective from factory) and you won't get a picture. Try using a different HDMI cable.
  4. Using logic, I've come to a conclusion that there probably isn't. If the hardware was capable I simply don't see a reason why they wouldn't implement this functionality.
  5. As the title says, is there any way to control the actual brightness of the KB backlight? By default, using you can just toggle it on and off. Is there maybe a 3rd party application or something that will let you do this?
  6. When I purchased my IdeaPad Y580, it came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I unboxed it and booted it up. I was greeted by the part where you fill out your name, username, etc. Got done through that, got to the desktop (or Metro or whatever), tried launching an application, wasn't even sure how to do it. Once I did, I had no idea how to close it. After about 30 seconds, I was fed up, and even more so by not being able to find the damn Shut Down button, so I held the power button down to turn it off, plugged my Windows 7 USB Installer in, installed Windows 7 and that was that.
  7. Hey guys, I'm new here, but I see this is the place for any info in regards to tinkering with such things. Anyway, I was playing BF3 yesterday, and noticed my FPS went down horribly making the game unplayable. I've started eVGA Precision X just to see that my max GPU usage was roughly 71%, and my GPU core clock was at 950 Mhz and temps around 83 C. This freaked me out, since I did not implement any overclocking via the Precision software. On a side not, a day earlier I was messing around to see if there's a way I can control or even see the fan speed, and I've installed the Lenovo Energy Management software from a Z580 (I think that's what it was). Also, for some reason, the GeForce drivers were disappearing on me. I never turn off my laptop, and trying to pay BF3 yesterday, I saw horrible performance when I got into the game, so I closed it, shortly thereafter realizing that Device Manager was showing "Unknown VGA Device" instead of GTX 660M and NV CP wasn't in the context menu. After reboot, they were installed again. So I uninstalled the Energy Management app from the Z580, and re-installed the proper one, and re-installed the GPU drivers, I have yet to see if the issue persists. Does anyone know if the Lenovo Energy Management software is the culprit for this? Or is it a bigger issue?
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