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Anyone managed to fix heating on Legion series laptops?

2019-02-10, 8:58 AM

Since this topic has been really popular all over the Internet, I'm asking for you, if anyone managed to find a solution, excluding warranty, since I don't really want to wait.

It's dissapointing, when you start to love a new laptop and suddenly you start to notice how hot this thing actually runs. I know i7-8750H runs hot out of the box, but regarding longevity, I don't want my PC to die one day. 

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Anyone managed to fix heating on Legion series laptops?

2019-03-13, 19:50 PM

Hi airidosas252,

 

Welcome to the community forums.

 

Could you tell us the MTM of your Legion? Are you running an extensive program like games or graphics application? Could you send us a screenshot of the CPU and GPU usage in task manager? In addition, we advised to run a third party app like CPU Z/GPU Z to monitor the temperature and post the result here. You might want to check this forum as well: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Laptops/Lenovo-Legion-Y530-Overheating-problem/m-p/4287557#M21928?CID=ww:lenovosocial:20x9m6 as another user was able to resolve it by replacing the thermal paste and downloading Intel extreme tuning utility or throttlestop. Update us how it goes.



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Re: Anyone managed to fix heating on Legion series laptops?

2019-03-14, 9:45 AM

 wrote:

Since this topic has been really popular all over the Internet, I'm asking for you, if anyone managed to find a solution, excluding warranty, since I don't really want to wait.

It's dissapointing, when you start to love a new laptop and suddenly you start to notice how hot this thing actually runs. I know i7-8750H runs hot out of the box, but regarding longevity, I don't want my PC to die one day. 

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


Undervolt + repaste.

 

 

// Nebijok pasikeist termo pastos, keičiausi ir viskas ok buvo su garantija.  Nusipirk thermal grizzly kryonaut ir pasikeisk, procesas nesunkus. O jei nori pagalbos galim ir pm susirašyt. Padėsiu, jau šitą laptopą nuodugniai žinau :D

LENOVO Legion Y530. I7-8750h, Nvidia GeForce 1050 Ti, 16GB ram 2666MHz. SSD(128GB), HDD 1TB(7200RPM)
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Re: Anyone managed to fix heating on Legion series laptops?

2019-03-14, 17:11 PM

"I know i7-8750H runs hot out of the box"..

 

No, it does not.  My Y530 i7-8750H temp is 44c on idle. Max temp with Chrome+6 tabs, video streaming, video conversion apps, ...is under 70c. Never saw 70c+.

 

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Re: Anyone managed to fix heating on Legion series laptops?

2019-03-15, 8:15 AM

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"I know i7-8750H runs hot out of the box"..

 

No, it does not.  My Y530 i7-8750H temp is 44c on idle. Max temp with Chrome+6 tabs, video streaming, video conversion apps, ...is under 70c. Never saw 70c+.

 


Use HWMonitor or HWinfo. Speccy often shows wrong temperature. 

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Re: Anyone managed to fix heating on Legion series laptops?

2019-03-15, 8:33 AM

HWMonitor

 

 

 

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Re: Anyone managed to fix heating on Legion series laptops?

2019-03-15, 8:50 AM

Man you're so lucky with your unit.

Mine out of the box never went below 55 degrees at idle. It spiked to 95 degrees so quickly that fans didn't even had the chance to speed up.
Anyway, I did the repaste (didn't really help, waiting for a better thermal paste, since mine is cheap and not really thermally conductive, maybe several degrees went down) and it still throttles hard and quickly. Did the undervolt, seemed to help with temperatures a lot, but even at -300mv offset it reaches 90 degress, which is ridiculous (by the way, my CPU still can boost to it's max speed by spec, even if the undervolt is ridiculously big, I guess my silicon is able to cope with that). With GPU, though, everything is fine, I saw MAX 71 degrees even before repasting, which I consider normal.

Some hard estimates after and before undervolt+repaste.

Before:
Idle: 55-60 degrees
Load: 95 degrees under heavier load (it spikes like in seconds to it's max allowed temperature before throttling down hard)

After (repaste):
Idle: 50-55 degrees
Load: Still the same 95 degrees with heavier load (though it takes a bit longer to reach it's maximum temperature before throttling)

After (repaste + -300mv undervolt):
Idle: 45-50 degrees
Load: 85-90 degrees (doesn't throttle anymore, but it needs that much of undervolt to be even usable without throttling itself?)

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