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Re: Y540 concerned about temperatures

2020-09-17, 8:33 AM
r4a, I have the same laptop, how loud are your fans? I have bios 38ww and my fans are very loud even in quiet mode but temps are quite low (around 60). im looking for a way to make mine quieter because right now i cant game when there are people around

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Re:Y540 concerned about temperatures

2020-09-17, 11:22 AM

The fans are loud for me as well. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do about that. From what I've noticed the fans kick in at around 65°C.

My latest CPU temps are between 50-55°C on idle and 60-75°C when gaming but that really depends on how demanding the game is, while being underclocked at 3.1 GHz and undervolt at -0.148V.

I have set the 3.1 GHz limit only while gaming to keep temps well under control, whereas on idle and regular/non-gaming usage it sits at a max speed of 3.5 GHz.

I've also capped my FPS through the NVIDIA driver settings at 60 because that's just right for my taste.

I'm using the "Balanced" thermal mode at all times.


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Re:Y540 concerned about temperatures

2020-10-12, 18:56 PM

I had same issue, I would say it's normal for such i7 model and setup. 


I find out my particular way to solve:


- Undervold see Pic to configuration

- 6fan pad


BUT here is the thing. 

Without this magic below, you will remain at 90°+


  • - I placed an additional spacer between laptop bottom and the fan pad (these steel cilinders) in fact does not matter the material, what is important is to increase the space to let it "breathe" better. 


Works now like a charm, and I'm playing red dead redemption 2 in Ultra quality. 


Forget about thermal paste replacement and other things. 

This additional space will do the trick. 




I read for months and made several tests, but the most simple and cheap thing is what had the best results. 






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