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  1. On 5/5/2021 at 6:43 AM, JABKILL said:


    Hi Again.

    I did the expansion to 16 GB. Of course, Warzone has a pretty heavy load on Memory. I also put a SSD as a main drive and a second HDD on the caddy (Similar as posted in this thread). Game is installed on HDD (Is insanely huge) using the SSD as Cache.


    I use the following to improve warzone with my rx580:


    - Running Everything on low. 1080p.

    - Latest AMD Drivers.

    - Throttestop with the following configuration. Please note I already quit the laptop keyboard to improve air flow.

      Multiplier: x36 x34 x33 x32. Non turbo ratio activated (Set to 1). Undervolt -80mV in CPU core voltage

    - Install Inteligent Stand by list cleaner


    Processor runs around 80ºC/85ºC tops, but I also installed Lenovo Ideafan V2.0 to activate fan cleaning if reach a certain temperature. I also reapplied thermal paste. Before the thermal paste, the CPU reached around 95ºC .


    Note that my RX580 has only 4GB of ram. I'm lucky to still run this game, specially Verdansk, but to achieve this I've done several tweaks. Warzone uses al lot of memory and CPU.





    Hi, Excellent Mod. I had success applying LM on the CPU DIE and using normal thermal paste between both heat pipes. Furthermore, removing the keyboard will immensely help the fan intake.

    And to improve your CPU performance I recommend using the Haswell microcode hack (there is a separate thread on this forum on how to do it) that unlocks your CPU multiplier, 3.8Ghz all core should be fairly easy with a 4700MQ+Undervolt and may even be able to get 4Ghz out of 1-2 Cores.


  2. Just a quick update:

    My Y510P was one of the most fun builds I ever did. and honestly It ran too well and did extend the life of the laptop.

    I have sold my Y510P back in Dec 19, and I am currently using another gaming laptop. I still have the original Gerald adapter. I might sell it or do another y510P build with RTX3000 series and an extreme 4th gen haswell cpu. I personally like the flexibility of that platform, the 4th gen CPUs can be completely unlocked with a bios mod and the single core performance isn't too shabby.

    You guys are awesome!

  3. 2 hours ago, smacannon said:

    Spent some more time working through the forum.  Up to page 42.


    Anyone currently using this in a y400?  What steps did you take to get it working?

    With a i7-3630QM, what graphics cards would you recommend for gaming without bottlenecking the GPU?

    I haven't shopped for a graphics card forever.  I know the market is crazy right now, so I don't really want to spend money on anything that will be bottlenecked by the CPU.


    I'm torn between how fun this project could be and just picking up the Ultrabay GT650M for $100 to run with SLI until it dies.

    SLI support is very poor and 2x 650Ms aren't as good as even the lowest end cards. Plus you will need bigger power brick to run SLI.

    If you can get the adapter + PSU + some GPU (even used is good) I believe you can prolong the life time of your system.

    As for recommended GPUs that will not be bottlenecked by your CPU

    (AMD: RX570s are a good deal if you can find them used or any of the newer Navi cards).

    (NVIDIA: 1000/2000 series cards are good match, I recommend the 1660TI or Super, and if you wanna run 3000 series go with 3060 or even the 3070 should be fine if you play at 4k).

  4. On 12/12/2020 at 1:08 PM, checkinindza said:

    If the laptop manufacturer says that it only supports up to 32GB, I doubt more would work. After all, it isn't enough that the CPU supports 64GB, motherboard should too.

    yes the chipset does but idk abt the bios. I found the same laptop sold by walmart with 64GB configuration.

  5. Hi guys,


    I own the HP 15t-dc100 CTO  and I was wondering if anybody here tried 64GB Memory upgrade.

    In theory the 9750H should support 32GBx2 but according to HP maintenance manual and Crucial compatibility website, they both state 16GBx2 as the maximum option.

    Currently it is running 8GBx2 and I like to upgrade but I want to go all the way to 64GB because I really need it for my work flow.


    I appreciate if someone here knows if I should go for it or play it safe and stick with 16GBx2.


  6. 1 hour ago, wastelander said:

    Hey guys,anybody tried to test these egpu's with gtx 1070ti or 1660ti? is i7 4700MQ bottleneck them ?

    Depends on the game and the fps target. for 60fps gaming its fine. 144Hz some single threaded games may see a cpu bottleneck with the 1070 ti.

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  7. Version 00, and yeah I did edit stock bios image v2.07 and did a zero fill on the microcode section, I then applied slv7 on the top of modded bios just coz I wanted to replace the dreadful wifi adapter.

    and last but not least you have to delete the .dll microcode file from your system32 and do couple of restarts. it took me like 7 restarts or so before I was able to edit the clocks in throttlestop on win 10 v1809.


    Please note that when you edit the hex values, the microcode length for 2.07 is i believe was 40 (unlike what is mentioned in the original guide). Also you need to replace the removed part with 0s.


    I would upload the final modded bios image but that would be against the forum rules. So lets move it to PMs *wink wink*

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  8. actually it depends on your chip, mine is doing 3.9 4c, 4.1 on 2 cores with increasing the voltage offset by +10mV only. and 4.1 on all cores with +46mV. which is not a lot. now if i go to 4.2 or 4.3 it would require +200mV which is insane.

    However with those speeds and my normal use of PC everything feels snappier. and it doesnt consume that much more power. and the bios does power throttle the chip back to 3.4 once power draw exceeds 55W-57W which is something you will never hit with gaming+multitasking. so i guess its not all bad if u know what you're doing and +600mhz does make a difference on an old chip.

  9. Im running the 4700mq at 4.1ghz w/ LM. I regret not doing this from the start years ago. Simple put the cpu is running to its limits without throttling or over heating. In fact it stays relatively cool, mid 60s during gaming and mid 80s when being stressed out on all cores while pulling around 45 to 54w.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 1 hour ago, lil kim said:


    I for one would like to get a pcb design and try to make one by myself :) this computer is almost a relic now, which needs too much parts upgraded (+more but still not top speed ram, usb hub fixed as in time capacitors get bad and does not provide as much current as before, external gpu adapter + buy new gpu to play latest games or games in performace mode, upgrade intel wifi centrino which sucks, and haswell cpu..) in comparison to buying new one with desktop-grade gpu already in place.


    But I still would like to see pcb design and try to solder the eGPU adapter by myself :) just because I like soldering :D

    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.

  15. 12 hours ago, Bos Maior said:

    Well, here is something that is interesting.


    If I interpret this correctly, SiSoft Sandra is now telling me that the Vega card is using the full 16 PCIe lanes. IIRC it previously said that the bus width was x8 / x16 . This was before I once again disabled my NVIDIA module (Windows reenables it now and then).


    I cannot reproduce the original reading, though. Although I've reenabled the NVDIA module, SiSoft continues to tell me my Vega card is using all 16 lanes. What is more, the programme no longer detects the NVIDIA Video Adapter (oddly, it does detect the same module as a 'GP Processor'.


    Could someone else verify these readings? Does the external graphics card use all lanes if you disable the NVIDIA 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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  16. 3 hours ago, Bos Maior said:

    That's good to know! I am thinking about releasing my USB 3 external hard drive from its cage and attaching it to the sata port, as this would free up one of the USB ports.

    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.

  17. On 10/20/2017 at 6:13 PM, Bos Maior said:


    I just reread your posts, and now realise that your system is a Y500, not a Y510P. The bioses are NOT compatible. Also, please be aware that Gerald's adapter is known not to work with the Y500.

    True. This bios is only for y510p. y500 is not compatible. and unfortunately no one figured out how to get it working properly.


    On 10/21/2017 at 6:58 PM, Bos Maior said:

    As promised, an update.


    I received the adapter today, and used it to install a Radeon Vega 56 card. I was forced to disable custom scaling as it caused lots of ' Thread Stuck In Device Driver ' errors after logging on to Windows 10. This is a bit annoying, but apart from that everything's hunky-dory.


    I can now play The Witcher 3 at 4K with most of the graphics settings set to 'high' or 'ultra' and a number of shaders enabled, whilst still getting about 50 FPS. Once I've figured out how to do screenshots (I think MSI Afterburner allows you to take those) I'll see if I can post a few.

    The CPU doesn't seem to be bothered by the extra pixels. Its workload is at about 30% when I play The Witcher 3. Perhaps it would prove to be a bottleneck in other games, yet as I don't really play any graphics-intensive games apart from The Witcher 3 I cannot test this for you guys.



    Now with pics!


    Individual pics:


    That is amazing. Makes me wanna upgrade to Vega. Have fun with it.

  18. 14 hours ago, Kuneroll said:

    Do anyone knows, if I need graphic card with power connector? I have Rx560 4gb without connector. Laptop shutdown after 40 sec.



    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?

  19. 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.

  20. 6 minutes ago, VTRT said:

    I was going to aim for the 47,48, or 4900MQ. The 4900 is best of both worlds. But I'm currently just waiting for gerald to make some more adapters so I could modify power supplies into a portable 3D printed box. Acrylic is alright, but I heard ESD could be an issue.

    Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk

    you are correct, ESD is something to be aware of but really I wouldn't be rubbing it to build a charge lol.

    as for the CPU, if you're going to source one, just go for the 4900MQ, that single core boost to 3.8-4Ghz is totally worth it and very useful in games. I would also imagine overclocking all cores to the max it if the VRMs allow it.

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