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  1. Hi, simple question hopefully...But...Where does fptw64.exe save the backed up BIOS? I can't seem to find it and the window doesn't stay open long enough for me to see anything at all. -Edit- Never mind, I found it.
  2. OK, I must have gotten my settings mixed up, sorry about that. Nice thermals though, did you add any extra metal to the heatsinks? I haven't done any mods to improve my thermals, except for removing the dust filter and using ideafan, but, I was thinking of getting some Coollaboratory liquid pro, even though I would have to spread it PERFECTLY in order to preserve the aluminum parts of the heatsink. Do you think it's worth the risk? Either way, I think it still goes to say that it was the heat that damaged my WIFI NIC, I'm still kind of upset over it.
  3. Hello, just wanted to share the results of some benchmarking I did to compare the latest NVIDIA driver on Lenovo's Y500 support page and the generic driver provided by NVIDIA. There was only one anomaly: There was actually a decrease in performance using the NVIDIA driver without an overclock in the PLAGame Benchmark, specifically the drop in average frames without having the overclocked core and memory. Other than that, everything translated about as expected. For unforeseen causes...I was unable to get EVGA OC Scanner to use the GPU for the PhysX test, which is why I only used the CPU test. The GPU was overclocked using EVGA PrecisionX 5.2.3 I used EVGA OC Scanner ... which simply counts the number of frames rendered for each test in a 60 second time frame and uses that as the score. And PLAGame Benchmark v1.0 Lenovo Driver ( EVGA OC Scanner: Furry E, fullscreen, 1920x1080, 4x MSAA Stock Clocks..........: 1198 +135 Core; +600 Memory: 1352 EVGA OC Scanner: Tesselation + DOF, fullscreen, 1920x1080, 4xMSAA Stock Clocks..........: 1626 +135 Core; +600 Memory: 1853 EVGA OC Scanner: PhysX Fluids v1 (CPU), 1920x1080, 4x MSAA Stock Clocks..........: 911 +135 Core; +600 Memory: 1034 PLAGame Benchmark, "Direct 11 high specs" preset Stock Clocks..........: Average, 57.5; Max, 94.6 +135 Core; +600 Memory: Average, 57.0; Max, 107.1 NVIDIA Driver ( EVGA OC Scanner: Furry E, fullscreen, 1920x1080, 4x MSAA Stock Clocks..........: 1211 (+13) +135 Core; +600 Memory: 1364 (+12) EVGA OC Scanner: Tesselation + DOF, fullscreen, 1920x1080, 4xMSAA Stock Clocks..........: 1655 (+29) +135 Core; +600 Memory: 1896 (+43) EVGA OC Scanner: PhysX Fluids v1 (CPU), 1920x1080, 4x MSAA Stock Clocks..........: 1047 (+136) +135 Core; +600 Memory: 1212 (+178) PLAGame Benchmark, "Direct 11 high specs" preset Stock Clocks..........: Average, 53.6; Max, 101.6 (-3.9 avg.; +7.0 max) +135 Core; +600 Memory: Average, 63.0; Max, 107.4 (+6.0 avg.; +0.3 max) Discussion is welcome
  4. octiceps, when you say, "BD PROCHOT doesn't do anything on this laptop" do you mean that it doesn't stop the CPU from throttling due to heat? And how do you push your system really hard? Do you have the CPU and/or GPU overclocked? I just want to know because it might help me get to the root cause of my damaged WIFI NIC. In case it matters, at the time I believe I caused the damage I had my GT 750m OC'd by 135 Core/650 Memory and the CPU would stay at 3.2GHz when BD PROCHOT was disabled (Throttlestop 6.00) as reported by Task Manager, Open HWMonitor, and Throttlestop. The GPU was staying around the 85C range and the CPU was at about the 95C range. Edit: unfortunately, at the time I had not discovered IdeaFan, for which I thank the creators!!!!!!!!!!
  5. I'm thinking you might have a defective Intel AC 7260 NIC. If your purchase is still protected by Amazon A-Z service I would file a claim as soon as possible for a replacement; or, you could try to contact the seller so that you can get a replacement. That being said, I'm thinking about getting the same NIC.
  6. They lock the BIOS's compatibility so they can force people to buy their customer service and products they already paid for...
  7. So cool of you to share this with us! I haven't got my Ultrabay card yet, but this makes me want it even more! Anyway, does the heatsink make contact with the two Phases on the top side of the board?
  8. I tried overclocking my refresh rate using EVGA's pixel clock tool in EVGA PrecisionX but it would cause instability in some applications. By that I mean the screen would actually go black until I was able to close the application without seeing anything, not even ALT + TAB would help.To make matters worse, for some applications this would even happen with pixel clocks as low as 75Hz so I just make sure I'm at a flat 60.
  9. Hey everyone and thanks for reading my first thread on Tech Inferno! A while back I downloaded Throttlestop in hopes that I could at least get my CPU to maintain its turbo clock of 3.2GHz, which is a whopping 800 MHz boost from the 2.4GHz stock clock. Anyway, I noticed that after running some benchmarks to test stability (it was stable) that I was downloading things a lot slower. I didn't correlate the two until after a while of trying to figure out what the heck happened and ruled out everything except for hardware damage, then I decided to test it. After benchmarking my download speed (which was originally 7.4MB/s peak) and seeing that I was getting 5.9MB/s peak, I decided to open Throttlestop again and disable BD PROCHOT again. Then I played Skyrim for about an hour. Finally I benchmarked my download speed over wifi again and I was only getting 2.9MB/s peak at this point. So, I have essentially confirmed that because of the location of the wifi adapter, it takes a lot of the heat from the CPU. If the CPU goes above the operating temperature of your wifi adapter (not the CPU itself), you risk damaging your wifi adapter. So be sure not to disable BD PROCHOT on your Lenovo Y500. To be specific, the operating temperature of the Centrino 2230 is 80 Celsius, and the Core i7 is 105 Celsius. So, even though your CPU can get hotter without shutting itself down, your wifi adapter cannot take the added heat and will very likely be damaged in a way that inhibits its performance. It isn't just download speed either, it's upload, ping, and connection stability too. My system specs when I did this: Lenovo Y500; Intel Core i7 3630QM, Intel Centrino 2230, Nvidia Geforce GT 750M, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3, 1TB HDD, 60GB Mushkin Atlas Value, DVD R/W
  10. I have a Y500 with an i7 3630QM and a single Gt 750M. I am able to overclock the 750M by 135 MHz core and 500 MHz Memory (effective: 1189 MHz core, 6000 MHz memory) Without going over 78 Celcius (without cooling pad) and slightly lower (like 74-ish) with a cooling pad. However when I overclock the PUG that high, the CPU no longer boosts to 3.2 GHz and stays at 2.4 GHz due to thermals. I know that 78 C is kind of high, but I'm OK with it since I haven't replace the thermal paste or added any pieces to the heatsink yet.
  11. The 750M and 755M both use the GF107 chip. They both use the same memory controller. The only difference is that the 755M scored higher during the manufacturer's tests and thus was clocked at a higher speed. If you're comfortable with overclocking you can achieve 755M performance with a 750M, however your system/GPU temps will be slightly for it. If there is a large price difference, I would go for the 750M model, if not, get the 755M.
  12. Adding new RAM is always good, but it will always be safer to make sure that you get matching sticks, for example a 16 GB kit with two 8GB modules of the same brand (better yet in the same package). As far as RAM that has been rated at higher MHz, you won't see a noticeable difference on an Intel system, at least that's my experience - I have a desktop with 8GB 2400 MHz RAM and a Lenovo Y500 laptop with 8GB 1600 MHz RAM using the same hard drive image - they both boot at nearly identical times. Hope I helped answer your question.
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