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Lenovo Y530 Playing Games on Low or Mid Settings

2019-06-24, 9:19 AM

When playing demanding games on mid or low graphics settings should the heat spikes to its maximum as with the high or ultra settings or the heat and the CPU load depends on the game itself rather the graphics settings ?

In other words will i be avoiding the heat and cpu load if i lower the game settings on Lenovo Legion Y530 or it depnds on the game rather than the graphics ?

sorry if the post seem not organized.

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Re: Lenovo Y530 Playing Games on Low or Mid Settings

2019-06-24, 11:25 AM

You have to use frame limiting to stop your computer doing more than it has to. Otherwise, it will always use all resources it can to run the game as fast as it can.

If you're getting 100FPS at medium settings and 60FPS at high, it's likely your computer is utilising the same amount of power. If you limit the FPS to 60, then you'll free up those resources that are effectively wasted. This is true for all computers, not only the Y530.

If given game doesn't have an option for frame limiting, you can use vsync to lock the framerate to the refresh rate of your screen.

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Re: Lenovo Y530 Playing Games on Low or Mid Settings

2019-06-24, 11:35 AM

So if I limit fps and used low graphics settings I wouldn't be using the full resources and therefore it wouldn't get to high tempratempe during long  gaming sessions. Is that true ? 

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Re: Lenovo Y530 Playing Games on Low or Mid Settings

2019-06-24, 11:54 AM

You will most likely get lower temperatures, yes. The scale of the difference will vary depending on the game. If you had let's say 65FPS before limiting to 60FPS, there's barely any difference, so the difference in power consumption will also be lower.

Another thing I forgot to mention - using vsync to limit your framerate only makes sense for games that are either older or are not very demanding, and have no frame limiting option as mentioned earlier.

That's because vsync itself will consume some resources.

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Re: Lenovo Y530 Playing Games on Low or Mid Settings

2019-06-24, 16:13 PM

Good post by serigoosh.

 

You also need to make sure -

 

1) The laptop has enough room to move air below it and is not sitting directly on the bed / couch / lap / desk. (while playing games)

2) You are playing in a normal temp environment that does not exceed 26°C , usually in summers it is recommended that you use AC while playing heavy games.

3) There are also tools such as MSIAfterburner that can help you limit the fps on a game that can reduce heat. It can also be used to underclock the GPU (if available).

4) Not sure about Y530, But Intel XTU is a tool that can also be used to limit the CPU clocks to reduce heat.

5) If option 4 is not available then in Windows Control Panel > Power options > Advanced power settings , there is an option to limit the max power for the CPU and this value can be tuned down to as low as 92% without affecting performace, but it will reduce heat significantly.

 

Let me know if you have more questions. Thanks.

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Hi, i have some problems with the lenovo y530

2020-05-16, 15:01 PM

I bought the Black ops 3 game for the laptop and seeing youtube videos, this laptop can handle it with pretty good graphics. But, when i installed it, opened and the frames were really low. Not even with low settings. 

Maybe there is a way to configurate my laptop for this kind of games or is just that this laptop is not powerful enough to handle it. 

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Hi, i have some problems with the lenovo y530

2020-05-26, 3:12 AM
It definitely is powerful enough. Most likely your laptop is trying to use integrated GPU instead of the more powerful dedicated GPU. Please refer to the KB below: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Laptops-Knowledge-Base/Utilizing-the-NVIDIA-GeForce-Graphics-of-your-Legion-Y530/m-p/4189891?page=2#4572991
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