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  1. Works great on my y510p with 4700MQ. Bios 2.07. Found my sweet spot with 3.7Ghz on all cores OC and no voltage offset. Power consumption is 50W when all cores stressed. I was able to achieve 4.1Ghz on 2/4 cores stressed. which is plenty useful for playing single threaded games. I could go 4.1 all cores but it would fluctuate due to power throttling. As for the cooling, Liquid metal did the trick with temps staying mid 70s. Was able to hit 4.4Ghz with +230mV core and 0.05 Vccin. however, power throttling at 56-57W kept dropping frequencies back to 3.4Ghz so its kinda useless. Anyways, ty for the guide. this is pretty much a free upgrade that matches my other 7700hq machine.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    That is absolutely beautiful sir. Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the acrylic?
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    Y510P 1080p panel upgrade

    My y510p comes with the dreadful 1366x768 TN panel which is just toxic to the eye, The plan is to install a beautiful 1080p IPS panel. I'm aware that I need a new panel, LVDS cable and a new motherboard to go with it and there are many of them on ebay like this one. MB: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y510P-Motherboard-GT750M-90004283-90002927-90002924-1080P-Panel/232553297925?hash=item362541b805:g:BLUAAOSw65FXvtDK:rk:1:pf:0 Now The part I struggle with is finding a compatible panel and the appropriate LVDS cable, I want a high end IPS with good colors, price doesn't matter. So I need your help cause I have never done this before.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    Ye if you got 3.0 x16 it for sure will be better but Here is the caveat, you will run into a cpu bottleneck before you can saturate the performance of 2.0 x8, it really depends on the task. Gaming at higher resolution would put more strain on the GPU itself and using an external monitor will increase the available PCI bandwidth.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    3.2GBps not Gbps which is equal to 40Gbps.. So Basically you have 3.0 x4 or Thunderbolt 3 Bandwidth. It ain't a big deal in my opinion since your processor and old DDR3L Memory speeds are going to be the primary bottlenecks. Just use a 1440p external monitor to increase your performance.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    Totally agree, But given the current situation with prices and availability, I'd say it ain't bad idea to keep it. I almost wanted to pull the trigger on a brand new ryzen mini itx but the gains compared to a fully loaded y510p isn't worth it. I've been thinking to buy a top end haswell chip(like 4940MX) but not sure about the VRMs. I can still live with DDR3L memory just fine.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    Neat!!! I'm amazed. great job.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    @High_Voltage Plenty thanks. This is so cool.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    The bus width is x16, but the actual speed is 8GB/s(reported in Gbps which i think its a typo in the software) which translates to x8. Think about it like a street width, you have 16 lanes but you are only occupying 8 of them at any given time. By design; of the laptop; you can't use more than 8 for your Vega card since Lanes 0 to 7 are hardwired to your nvidia card and 8 to 15 are wired to the ultrabay slot. Different Softwares may read a maximum theoretical bandwidth of 16 but in reality there are only 8 lanes. and I believe even if the software does read x16 used, it is because of a read error.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    Yeah actually the way I have it is one 256gb m.2 ssd for OS and two 1TB sata hdds in raid0. Just so to reduce the loading times in games. And as you said free USB ports.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    I'm using a second hdd in the ultrabay's sata port and it works perfectly.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    True. This bios is only for y510p. y500 is not compatible. and unfortunately no one figured out how to get it working properly. That is amazing. Makes me wanna upgrade to Vega. Have fun with it.
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    Y510p Ultrabay Graphics card

    Hello, Do you have a power supply connected to the adapter (20pin connector)? Even though your card has no PCIE power connector, you would still need an external power supply for supplying power through PCIE slot. Also, are you running 2.07 bios?
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    Maxing out Lenovo x220T

    Nice upgrades, I believe the cpu upgrade is as easy as swapping it out. but I advice you not to do so, I have one with 2640QM and it runs hot, I mean really hot. I winded up under clocking it manually to 1.6Ghz-2.4 to run at an acceptable 60-75 C under lightweight loads like browsing the web. I would personally go get an i5 to improve battery life and thermals. I love the keyboard on that machine and it is the only reason that is keeping me from replacing it. however the three downsides are the bad thermals, power draw, and man the thing is heavy and bulk by todays standards. That doesn't mean it is a bad laptop, in fact I still love it and use it as a daily driver for college and media consumption. The thing is built like a tank too, and it has spill resistance too, I spilled vodka on the thing and it survived like nothing happened and I also dropped it on the street while I was getting out of the car and it took it with minor scuffs and few scratches. Mine is loaded with a 2640QM i7, 8GB of ram, 256 SSD and a 768p IPS display.
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