06-28-2012 12:33 PM
Looks like the fix that sebz posted didnt actually work. Now i'm getting the same kernal error message except the number is now 304.88. I really hope my Y580 wasn't built with faulty parts.
06-28-2012 01:00 PM
07-04-2012 10:57 AM
i have the same problem. my screen starts to show small different colored squares, then the game crashes when there's too much going on. an error message would show up that the graphics card stopped working? and then it recovered but i get disconnected once that shows up.
were you able to resolve this issue? and how? thanks in advance for any help.
07-09-2012 09:59 AM
As far as I know nabb was not able to figure it out and neither was I. It just seems like a defect issue. I am in the process of sending back my laptop for a replacement. The whole process will pretty much take about a month from my first initial order. Pretty horrible experience.....
07-13-2012 01:57 AM
Exactly the same problem as OP.
I just got my y580 today, and this problem is still going on! I updated the nvidia drivers from the lenovo website, and a bunch of games would have colorful blotches all over the screen, and worse, CRASH. I did a system restore and then tried the nvidia website drivers as well. Same thing, keeps crashing.
Games I tried: Diablo 3, Bioshock
The games crash every single time within 3 min!
I'm thinking of returning the laptop... no point if I can't play the games I bought it for.
07-13-2012 07:35 AM
This laptop has just about everything I want - Full HD, Blue Ray player, SSD+HDD, and GTX 660M.
However, reading the posts in this thread I'm a bit concerned about buying it. Do you people think this is an issue with the GTX 660M itself, drivers, or with this model? Somebody stated he thought it might be an issue with overheating due to the thermal paste Lenovo uses.
07-13-2012 11:47 AM
Got a Lenovo Y580 as well and I opened up the box yesterday. I have the same problems stated in the original post. After failing to play Minecraft and Portal (of all games), I called customer support yesterday and after over an hour of troubleshooting they are now going to send me a new computer. phew. What a hassle.
I cannot imagine it's the driver. Why on earth would they put a gaming laptop on the market with a graphics card driver which simply does not work. They must have tested this stuff before releasing the product otherwise they are completely incompetent at what they do, which cannot be true considering the otherwise fine piece of hardware i have recieved.
Anyhow. Has anyone heard of a Y580 that actually worked for gaming?