Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

Gaming – Lenovo LegionGaming Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

13 Posts

03-04-2019

United States of America

13 Signins

143 Page Views

  • Posts: 13
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2019
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 143
  • Message 1 of 9

Legion Y530 hitting 95-98 degrees (C) under light gaming?

2019-03-11, 14:09 PM

I puchased my Legion Y530 (It's the i7 8750h, 16GB of RAM, and the 1050ti card model) as an open box from Best Buy about a month ago and since then I've been using it for school, but I finally got the chance to put Steam on it and try out some games.  

 

First thing I installed was Tropico 5, playing on High Settings, and upon checking HWINFO it's showing that the CPU is hitting 95-98 pretty regularly during play time.  I've done all the latest driver updates and BIOS updates, I've even verified the power plan I'm using has the cooling state set to active and the CPU can go from 5%-100%. I've also tried on the 'Balanced' one that is there by default, same results. I also tried knocking the settings in Tropico down to Medium and was still hitting similar temps (95-98) at times.

 

The weird thing is that the Lenovo Sense utility allows you to hit CTRL+SHIFT+1 and it sets the fans to max. When I do that and go back to my game the temps stay down in the 65-80 range. So it seems like Windows isn't having the fans ramp up properly? I'm using the laptop on a table with nothing around the ports/fans either.

 

I do still have a warranty on this and have seen posts about the thermal compound not being good enough, but that doesn't explain why the fans aren't ramping up right. I'd open it up and re-paste it myself, but no point in voiding the warranty if I can avoid it.

 

Thoughts?

Reply
Options

48 Posts

02-26-2019

Greece

81 Signins

573 Page Views

  • Posts: 48
  • Registered: ‎02-26-2019
  • Location: Greece
  • Views: 573
  • Message 2 of 9

Re: Legion Y530 hitting 95-98 degrees (C) under light gaming?

2019-03-11, 21:35 PM

I had many gaming laptops in the past. The last one was an acer predator 17" 7700hq with 1060.
I searched very much in several forums and discussions etc etc for thermals and I assume you that THERES NO GAMING LAPTOP without thermal problems. NO GAMING LAPTOP while gaming can handle low temps. Most ppl go with undervolt soltution and many others  repaste cpu.
AS i saw in Y530 the most temps for mine (8300h+1050ti) was about 70-75 for cpu and up to 60-65 in gpu. So far im happy with it.
The first thing done was updated the bios to the last one Lenovo gave.
If you didn't update the bios yet make it now and check temps again.

Reply
Options

792 Posts

07-25-2013

Australia

678 Signins

9430 Page Views

  • Posts: 792
  • Registered: ‎07-25-2013
  • Location: Australia
  • Views: 9430
  • Message 3 of 9

Re: Legion Y530 hitting 95-98 degrees (C) under light gaming?

2019-03-13, 12:54 PM
Some games might not have any form of frame limiting. What it means is that even if you have an old or low-spec game it still will utilize lots of resources as it will run at hundreds of FPS effectively wasting power. Easiest way to limit FPS is to turn on vsync, as this will lock the FPS up to the refresh rate of your screen.
====================================
I'm an INsider - not a Lenovo employee.
You can find me in gaming, Ideapad and Thinkpad forums most of the time.
Reply
Options

13 Posts

03-04-2019

United States of America

13 Signins

143 Page Views

  • Posts: 13
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2019
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 143
  • Message 4 of 9

Re: Legion Y530 hitting 95-98 degrees (C) under light gaming?

2019-03-13, 13:01 PM

I thought that as well, but I tested with other games as well and am getting similar results.

Reply
Options

792 Posts

07-25-2013

Australia

678 Signins

9430 Page Views

  • Posts: 792
  • Registered: ‎07-25-2013
  • Location: Australia
  • Views: 9430
  • Message 5 of 9

Re: Legion Y530 hitting 95-98 degrees (C) under light gaming?

2019-03-13, 13:18 PM
If you're confident in your skills you can re-paste the heatsinks. It's quite easy, and definitely can help shave off few degrees as long as you use top grade paste.
Refer the the service manual:
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/legiony530-15ich_hmm_201805.pdf
I also found a video how to partially take it apart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoHfPc9fOlI
====================================
I'm an INsider - not a Lenovo employee.
You can find me in gaming, Ideapad and Thinkpad forums most of the time.
Reply
Options

13 Posts

03-04-2019

United States of America

13 Signins

143 Page Views

  • Posts: 13
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2019
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 143
  • Message 6 of 9

Re: Legion Y530 hitting 95-98 degrees (C) under light gaming?

2019-03-13, 14:27 PM

I considered that, but was worried about voiding my warranty.  Would it be better to send it to the depot, aka would they actually do anything?

Reply
Options

111 Posts

01-01-2018

Lithuania

571 Signins

4944 Page Views

  • Posts: 111
  • Registered: ‎01-01-2018
  • Location: Lithuania
  • Views: 4944
  • Message 7 of 9

Re: Legion Y530 hitting 95-98 degrees (C) under light gaming?

2019-03-13, 19:55 PM

 wrote:

I considered that, but was worried about voiding my warranty.  Would it be better to send it to the depot, aka would they actually do anything?


Don't worry. It won't void because there aren't any stickers in this laptop which voids warranty(you can change HDD, SSD, RAM no problem also). They can do it but they repaste as bad as stock thermal grease so you will see no difference. It is very easy to do it yourself. I recommend you to buy thermal grizzly kryoanaut and change immediately.

LENOVO Legion Y530. I7-8750h, Nvidia GeForce 1050 Ti, 16GB ram 2666MHz. SSD(128GB), HDD 1TB(7200RPM)
Reply
Options

13 Posts

03-04-2019

United States of America

13 Signins

143 Page Views

  • Posts: 13
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2019
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 143
  • Message 8 of 9

Re: Legion Y530 hitting 95-98 degrees (C) under light gaming?

2019-03-13, 19:58 PM

Thanks, I had chatted in and asked about swapping out the M.2 for a 500GB and using that for my OS and they told me it would void my warranty.  I've had decent luck undervolting, but I'd rather get to the root of the problem in some aspect.  I was on the fence between MX4 and Kryonaut.

Reply
Options

111 Posts

01-01-2018

Lithuania

571 Signins

4944 Page Views

  • Posts: 111
  • Registered: ‎01-01-2018
  • Location: Lithuania
  • Views: 4944
  • Message 9 of 9

Re: Legion Y530 hitting 95-98 degrees (C) under light gaming?

2019-03-14, 9:41 AM

 wrote:

Thanks, I had chatted in and asked about swapping out the M.2 for a 500GB and using that for my OS and they told me it would void my warranty.  I've had decent luck undervolting, but I'd rather get to the root of the problem in some aspect.  I was on the fence between MX4 and Kryonaut.


Ofcourse they will tell you that because they are too lazy too instruct you how to do it. Lenovo let's you swap everything you want. I changed my thermal grease, SSD and RAM. And they still changed motherboard(problems with charging) no problem.

LENOVO Legion Y530. I7-8750h, Nvidia GeForce 1050 Ti, 16GB ram 2666MHz. SSD(128GB), HDD 1TB(7200RPM)
Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms