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Usraek

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  1. There is no option to do that in the Y500 at all, it's disabled in the hardware.
  2. Sorry, I never came back to clarify. I had to send it in for warranty repairs, it was indeed the LCD (LVDS) cable that was faulty. It took a while so I forgot that I had even made this post!
  3. One more great point of the Y500 is that is has been discovered elsewhere on this forums that it's possible to overclock the LCD quite a bit using the EVGA Pixel Clock tool. I keep mine at 75-85hz. I've had it at 100hz + before it started showing artifacts and strange behaviors around 115hz.
  4. The 'filename.rom' refers to 'Y500 -Y400 - SLI 650m - 80.07.27.00.33 - OC.rom.zip' in the file section at the bottom of the post. Help requests should be kept to that thread too!
  5. As I understand with the SLI model of the Y510p you would need to disable the Ultrabay card in order to allow switching to the internal HD4000 while on battery rather than the internal 750m. That would likely be easiest by completely removing the SLI card and then checking the nVidia control panel (I believe?) to switch.
  6. I believe there is a thread around here discussing screen overclocking using EVGA Pixel tool. I've used the tool myself to overclock the refresh rate of my Y500 to a stable 100Hz, though you can push it a bit higher. Too much will lead to noticeable artifacting and flickering. It's quite a respectable bump and may be worth looking into to relieve some stuttering, or even to force your LCD to be a perfect 60 rather than 59.xxx.
  7. I'll run a Memtest later. I'm not sure the video drivers are to blame nor anything in Windows due to it happening before POST and any operating system loading. I did notice that sometimes while using the second display the device manager only showed the TV under monitors installed. Maybe even the LCD cable? Hrrrmmfffggghh
  8. I don't understand? Did you mean meatspace retail channels? It is inconsequential to order a mSata SSD from any number of online retailers and have it almost immediately. The SSD is a vast vast improvement over the caching drive or the HDD alone, and benchmarking the drive doesn't matter in most real life situations where the SSD is so much faster than the HDD that you're not really going to notice if your SSD is slightly slower than a different one. I've got Windows 7 and some games with heavy loading (Skyrim, Morrowind) on my 240gb Mushkin SSD and using my 1TB drive for media and most of my other games. The Ultrabay is in use for SLI and DVD-rom config. It's fantastic, I love this machine and how versatile it is.
  9. Hello, I've had my Y500 for a few months now without incident but as of a few days ago I started having a problem. During startup, the screen will just be black. Not blank, but black as if it hasn't turned on. The backlight for the keyboard is on though. I end up having to restart the computer multiple times before the Lenovo logo comes on and it starts. I've performed every toubleshooting step I can think of to try and determine the issue without much luck. Sometimes it seems like the GPU is giving the problems and others it seems as the LCD is the problem. I've tried it on A/C only, battery, with the SLI card, without, with external display, without. Most times it will boot into Windows fine without power to the LCD, other times the LCD with be backlit with a blank screen and it doesn't boot. Most of the time the external display will work, and others it will not initialize. I've tried this with and without the SLI card inserted. I'm going to keep monitoring the behavior in the next few days, but unfortunately I am going on holiday very soon and I don't have enough time to contact Lenovo for warranty work until I get back in two weeks-ish. It has been working fine intermittently, and runs fine once it does work. Maybe I should just leave it sleeping or hibernating instead of a cold-boot to Win 7 every time. I've seen a couple other posts of people having a similar issue without any response. I plan to open the bottom and re-seat my RAM, SSD, and HDD when I get home tonight. I also plan to check to see if there is any similar behavior while hibernating or sleeping. Does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks
  10. Hah, my old laptop (C2D and 8600m) I was gaming on 100cpu and GPU in high 90s, so I'd say those temps are quite awesome.
  11. GN36 is the part number for the Ultrabay SLI card. This BIOs mod will work for your card. Thanks!
  12. Morrowind is a very CPU constrained game and really not optimized for more than one core or more than one GFX card. I was able to use a program (MWOptimizer) to set it as 1080p windowed (looks fullscreen, so it must automatically be borderless) and that solved the problem. Though it didn't really help with framerate, but that's not surprising. It's such a fickle game and even more of a resource hog when fully modded, despite being over 10 years old now. I'll play around again with The Witcher. Strange problems!
  13. Hmm, I'll need to investigate that too because on just standard settings and SLI turned on both games have a strange double rendering thing happening that is solved once I turn SLI off. EDIT: With Throttlestop turned to turbo I get: Not a major increase there overall, though physics did bump up quite a bit. CPU temps under 95, which is fine, nothing major affecting my GPU temps. I'll try Unigine next. EDIT 2: Unigine doesn't really have different results. Still around 450. EDIT 3: Morrowind does have this setting, but it's turned on by default and it doesn't function correctly. It's a strange juttering that doesn't happen with SLI disabled. It's unplayable in that form.
  14. Yeah, I've been busy in many aspects of my life, I haven't even really had a lot of time to play games yet. Annoying, but I figure I've got time. I'm thinking using Throttlestop for games such as Morrowind and The Witcher that are not compatible with SLI and are very CPU limited would be best. I'll attempt to make my Ultrabay GPU the primary maybe in order to see if heat stays away.
  15. I'll give it a shot with Throttlestop later. I had it downloaded it, but my mind wasn't wrapping around proper usage that late at night heh. I'll do another final go tomorrow using it, I'm curious about how adversely it'd affect my temps.
  16. I do run with an overlay from inspector to ensure the clocks are reaching correctly and temperature over sustained periods are fine. These are what I got from 3D Mark11: Stock clocks: Ultrabay OC at numbers above, stock internal: Both at OC: The difference is quite noticeable, and the low ASIC of my Ultrabay GPU bothers me because it's most clearly limiting potential, though thankfully not as much as if they had to be synced. With my testing I can't seem to get past the numbers above on core or mem too too much without Heaven or my drivers crashing on me at some point during the short benchmark. When I was testing my OC with Skyrim I was getting artefacts if I went higher, but hard system lock-ups much more frequently. EDIT: I can see in those pics the physics score going down, the CPU is likely throttling a little bit.
  17. I've got the 650m SLI Y500 v2.02 BIOs with stock voltages. Card 1 - Internal: ASIC: 81.1% Core: 1150 Mem: 2220 Card 2 - Ultrabay ASIC: 61.9% Core: 1050 Mem: 2220 3DMark 11: P4646 Heaven: 454 Temps not past 70C usually. I've concluded that it's a great performance increase overall, but clearly the ASIC quality of my Ultrabay GPU hinders the overall potential of my overclock. Maybe I can try to get another... Still happy, and definitely noticeably smoother in more intense games.
  18. I'm not sure that's the case? I've been tinkering over the last few days with my OCing for the first time. I've noticed that I can push my internal 650m core up +360 without concern and stability issues, but on the Ultrabay 650 my system starts hard-locking at +270. I've played games just fine using an asynchronous +360/+270 to core on internal/Ultrabay respectively without noticing problems, even scoring 4600 in 3Dmark11. Hmm..... I'm not done playing around though. EDIT: I've confirmed that I score better pushing the one card higher than keeping them in tandem. This is my first foray into SLI configurations though... I'm also going to play around a bit in Unigine Heaven. No. Not possible. Sorry.
  19. Only on the Y510, *not* possible on the Y500.
  20. Hmmm. Yeah, I saw that you got that deal in the other forums. I paid $1100 all together for Y500 w/ burner + 120w, extra GT650m, and 170w adapter. I feel alright with that as everything was deeply discounted when I bought, and I didn't get a lemon, it's just them dicking around that's making me annoyed. I'm after the 21 days I suppose, but if I were really adamant I'm sure I could talk them into it. I should just sit back and forget about it and enjoy my machine, lol. Where are you located? Did you need to pay taxes on in that price?
  21. Well this is a little bit irritating. I've only had the laptop for about 3 weeks now and within those 3 weeks (after it took 3 weeks to ship it) they have juggled their models around a half dozen times on the Canadian Lenovo EPP site. They keep offering the GT750m SLI models for around or less than what I paid for my GT650m + DVD + SLI + 170w. They're also now offering (more expensive) 650m models with 2 button touch pads, but that's another matter... People are also now getting their 750m SLI models in the mail already, without the fuck-tonne of delays that mine had randomly. I was content with my 650m model, but then, as I stated above, they're offering better models cheaper and with faster shipping, so now I'm wondering: Do we know definitively what core the 750m is running? I've seen a few bench marks for the 750m, but how do they compare to the 650m overclocked? (I've not OC'd mine fully yet, been too busy to test stability properly) Can the 750m be overclocked using the batch file method, and how do those scores compare? I'd like a solid outline to know if it's worth my time to send it back and get the newer model, after I've spent this much time battering it into a usable state software-wise. There's not really any point though if the 750m is just a higher binned chip with same core and not overclockable in any real major way compared to the 650m. I'm finding it a bit hard to not just feel dicked around immediately after getting my new machine. I understand upgrades happen, but upgrades and price drops with better shipping and better configurations. They weren't even offering any SLI config in Canada when I bought mine, so I had to purchase the parts separately for more, and now it's available.
  22. I don't have the 750m, but you're a hero mate!
  23. You need to set it to Legacy and then change the priority from UEFI to Legacy as well. You also need to change the optimization from Win 8 64 to Other OS.
  24. Gotcha! I got the two backwards then, pardon me!
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