08-17-2017 11:31 AM
I am finding that the fans on my laptop are coming on at medium-high setting about once per min when on idle which is very annoying. is there a way to have them on more often at a subtle volume?
Also, the temperatures rise very quickly under even light loads, i have found CPU temps in the 90's when load has been at around 60% (probably from thermal throttling) and GPU temps of 58 celcius with a load of 75%, which is more acceptable. Is anyone else experiencing the same problems or do i have yet another faulty unit?
the laptop is just over 2 months old
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08-18-2017 12:44 AM - edited 08-18-2017 12:47 AM
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As i understand that you are facing fan noise and overheating issues on your Y910 laptop. Please go through these below threads to resolve the issue.
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08-29-2017 02:16 AM
Hi, tried a couple of the ideas suggested in those threads and no change. As they are different systems to mine the heat output noted in the threads you link isnt really comparable. I was hoping someone might know the safe temperatures as it could just be a noisy fan issue, or have any other y900 series owners found similar issues?
08-30-2017 05:47 AM
Mines an ideapad y910 rather than the yoga, does the yoga have a dedicated graphics card? although the CPU tends to be the thing creating most of the heat. i suspect the fans could do with remapping but i cant find what key gets into the bios
08-30-2017 08:11 AM
If your CPU is getting into the 90s, then that is a cause for concern. Can you please provide more details on what is going on?
1) Are you playing a game or is this on idle?
2) Is the laptop on a desk or your lap or on a cooling pad?
3) What do you see if you turn on Extreme Cooling, do the temps still go over 85C?
4) What is your ambient temp?
5) Are the air vents clean and unobstructed?
08-30-2017 08:22 AM
Hi, Thanks for the reply.
The CPU is getting that high after about 25-30 mins of gaming, or about 10 mins of rendering geographic models (which is very cpu intensive). it had been on my lap at times but these temperatures are also found when the laptop is on my desk. I have found that lifting the rear of the laptop onto a book helps a lot.
Using extreme cooling does indeed drop the temp back down to acceptable levels, although it cant be used while the overclock, or turbo mode, is on. and that turns itself on.
All the vents are clear, although from the experimenting with a book i now suspect that the problems may be caused by the air intake being on the bottom. I am thinking of getting an angled laptop stand, possibly with another fan or something
08-30-2017 08:26 AM
I agree. Laptop has intake at the bottom which should always be lifted up from the desk.
There are several cooling pads and even a cheaper one like Havit would help a lot with air circulation. Thanks.
08-30-2017 08:45 AM
Another thing to bring the temp down is to stop the Turbo Boost. To do this,
1) Go to Control Panel > Power Options
2) Select the currenct plan and go to "Change Plan settings".
3) Click on Change Advanced Power settings.
4) Under Processor Power Management, Change that the max processor state "On Battery" and "Plugged In" to 92%.
See if that helps.
You can go as low as 90% without much hit to performance.