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  1. I guess I can try that, although trough my many re-installations I think I re-downloaded the lenovo drivers. I'm just wondering why these options weren't there in the first place.
  2. Thanks for telling me how to get there, but once I got there, the Home theater was already turned off. It clicked it a few times just to make sure it was actually off, and nothing else changed from before.
  3. Did the laptop get hot at all? I have the Y500, and haven't had any temperature problems, but the Y400 is a bit smaller, so cooling may be more of an issue. I'd get HW monitor to check the temperature of your graphics card. If it's below 90C then it should be okay, but <85 is optimal. Also, try Nvidia Inspector and check the GPU clock to see if it randomly drops. One problem might be that the computer starts running on battery power (for whatever reason) and when it runs on battery, it underclocks the GPU from 790MHz to 130MHz, which would explain the huge drop in framerate.
  4. I searched my computer for anything dolby, and came back with only some .bmp's, a DLL, and some links, all of which were contained inside the lenovo PowerDVD Software. Also, I've added a screenshot in the main post showing the settings that are there on my Realtek HD Audio Manager, as well as the information in realtek. (Audio codec, audio controller, etc.) No where in the Realtek HD audio manager is there an option for noise suppression.
  5. I tried turning the Gain down to 0dB, and it didn't do anything to the signal to noise ratio. The noise was less, but after I amplified my speech to a point where it was the same loudness as the test, there was no change in the noise. I'm thinking that it's either the hardware of the Y500 or the Software/drivers of the sound card, mainly because it works perfectly on my other laptop. The only difference is that the other laptop has a "noise suppression" option, and the Y500 doesn't have that setting.
  6. (First thread on the forum! I recently purchased the Zalman ZM MIC1 for recording videos, instead of an external condenser attachment for my ipod. I read the reviews and listened to numerous audio samples from this microphone. All of them seem pretty clear and noise-free. The only problem is that with my computer, the microphone has a HUGE background humm, along with a very large amount of static. I would like to know if this is a problem with the Y500's sound card, a problem with the microphone, or just a software setting I missed. Here are some links: The Micriophone with a good audio test: Amazon.com:*Customer Reviews: Zalman Zm-Mic1 High Sensitivity Headphone Microphone My test Microphone test.mp3 with the following settings in control panel: 100% volume, +20dB microphone boost, and DC offset cancellation. My Realtek Settings and information (Note some of the missing options): EDIT: I tested this microphone on some crappy Toshiba, and there is pretty much no static. It had a 24dB gain on it, and it sounded very good. So what I'm thinking is that the soundcard in the Y500 either doesn't have good specs, or that the "noise removal" feature on the toshiba (which was enabled) is non-existent on the lenovo. Other discovery: After installing different versions for the type of sound card I have, I still have yet to find any options for enabling a noise suppression effect. Realtek says that my card supports it, but it never appears in any option, in windows nor in Realtek. I really want to get this mic working, because I could use it for so much. I have also tested it with another microphone, and it does the exact same thing, and the static sounds identical.
  7. I just downloaded the 2.02 update, and am ready to install it. I was just wondering how to prevent the new bios from messing with my windows key. I saw it mentioned, but I was wondering if there was something I needed to do to that I was unaware about. I would also like to hear about what to do whenever I update to the modded bios.
  8. I tried it and it works pretty well. I think I'll use that program instead, because I don't really want to run the risk of ruining my main computer. I need this thing to last at least 3 years, so going in and removing wires probably isn't the best idea.
  9. I thought before that it didn't work, until I actually read the post saying that it only activates at 90C. So yes, it does work on my Y500. It seems like the 2 second gap between 100% has been reduced, but not entirely eliminated. I would liek to see if there is a way to modify how fast it loops, because if you run it really slow, you could just have it on for hours. Unless that isn't how it works.
  10. I'm not sure if I should do this mod. How do I know if my Y500 has thermal issues in the first place. It's seems pretty good, but then again, I'm not overclocking to ridiculous amounts. Currently have 1150/2500 on the GPU, and am waiting for the five-post rule so I can get the modded bios to increase voltages a little. It keeps it at .925 at the overclock, but default I've seem it hit 1.025. Anyway, I don't think I'll be doing this, it's a pretty powerful laptop to begin with, I I don't think I'll risk breaking it.
  11. Well then, I guess I could try this by wiring up a switch of some sort. I'm just trying to think where the best place to put it would be. I don't really want to create any unsightly holes in my laptop's case just for this.
  12. I'd look at temperatures with HW monitor. If everything is below 85C you're fine, but if throttling happens, then the laptop's internal cooling must not be doing enough. If cleaning out the dust with some compressed air doesn't help, then a cooling pad would be in order. I just raise mine off of my desk with a few risers. (3D printed ones too!)
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