02-21-2012 01:32 AM
02-21-2012 01:42 AM - edited 02-21-2012 01:49 AM
Are you currently using Power Manager 3.6.6?
"Original setting": It was a question to you as that's what you stated in your original previous post.
"How do I identify the exact slider position?": Hum...good question, I think screenshots are required.
In general, for me, I find it easier to manage if I just go into Advanced mode...and just tweak everything there.
When you say, "The power plan name is always power source optimized"...does that also mean you only have one power plan? Changing slider position, then apply, then switch to advance mode, you should see the selected power plan changed from one to another.
Also, when you move the slider in Basic mode, it may also select the "energy saver" power plan, depending on the slider's position.
02-21-2012 01:54 AM
02-22-2012 04:55 PM - edited 02-22-2012 04:56 PM
Duplicate display works when set to Discrete. External screen support works more uniformly when set to Discrete, too. I know, you lose battery life. But you gain control.
Making BIOS adjustments isn't a big deal as long as you aren't using Bitlocker. Then it's a pain in the a$$. Maybe Lenovo will test that scenario with the W530 and their enterprise accounts before release.
I want to clarify a couple of things in this reply since "someotherguy", a Lenovo employee, took exception to it and sent me private messages. I think frankly he was confused about my responses here and in private.
02-22-2012 05:59 PM
You're right - I did not understand the point of your original comment about doing more testing with W530. I thought you were complaining that changing the BIOS settings caused havoc with bitlocker and that this was some bug unique to W520. Now I understand you have general complaints about Optimus, and because of these problems you mentioned, you're forced to change the BIOS setting for certain use-cases and this has the side-effect that you mentioned. Sorry for my misunderstanding. I hope you can forgive me! I'm here to help, not get into arguments.
02-23-2012 07:20 AM
02-23-2012 10:05 PM
Haha, oh well, it's good to absorb all the information.
The reason I was delighted by this was that due to my 500 gb 7200 rpm hard drive option, it wasn't supposed to ship until March 19th. So that's a significant change...
02-27-2012 07:52 AM - edited 02-27-2012 07:58 AM
06-16-2012 11:00 PM - edited 06-17-2012 03:08 AM
in order to prevent throttling using a w520 and discrete graphics on battery
system performance must be set to balanced
(not turbo or maximum turbo)
turbo boost will not function but at least you wont be limited to 800mhz
verified with throttlestop in monitoring mode
also maximum turbo does NOT yeild a performance benefit over turbo it is a gimmick pure and simple (all it does is disable the intel power saver feature during idle) according to my testing.
so you want turbo plugged in and balanced on battery power