03-18-2013 08:39 AM
I have purchased new Lenovo IdeaPad Q180. Activated the windows, installed the classics like ffdshow, AC3 filter, xvid and vlc, kmplayer and bsplayer w/o codecs. In general predecesor of this computer was small ASRock with iON 1 chipset, 550 CPU, in general about 25% of the Q180s pure power. ASRock iON 330 was playing full HD everywhere without hesitation.
Whereas Lenovo IdeaPAD Q180 is:
I've had three experience of "driver has stopped forking for AMD display driver and it has recovered" to my actual knowledge, this is mostly hardware issue. I was on RMA with the Q180 and they said that the error didn't demonstrate.
Please advise what should I do? It's 400 euro, I have unfunctional PC and RMA don't want to change piece for piece either, they totally don't care whether it plays HD/FULLHD movies or not.
And also, the movie is TOTALLY slow, much, much, much, much slower than ASRock Ion 330.
Please help me, I'm desperate,
P.S.: HDD Full surface scan is allright, s.m.a.r.t readings are allright, ATTO benchmark readings are allright.
03-20-2013 06:28 AM - edited 03-20-2013 06:30 AM
Well it appears that Lenovo Support does not want to get involved in video/gpu issues with the Q180.
So we can only summise that its a flawed unit from birth. Many of us have had video/Flash issues with the Q180 and Lenovo Support have just refused to respond (speaks a thousand words).
It's faulty goods so I would try for a return/refund and buy something else less gimped.
Chances are a BIOS update would fix a lot of it but as it's an old unit now that seems unlikely.
03-22-2013 09:52 AM
Thank You many times. I was searching for such an andswer. I'm gonna forward it to my supplier and let him know.
Thank You once more,
05-04-2013 11:30 AM
05-05-2013 11:10 AM
I think the issue is that the Q180 should offload all the HD video processing to the 6450 GPU much like the ION boxes where it pushes it all to the Nvidia GPU. The 6450 is a more powerful and more modern GPU than that in the ION IIRC.
However, the Q180 is a broken design and often can't do it so the CPU it left struggling to process the HD video and the Atom isn't strong enough.
It's something that could be fixed with a BIOS update but Lenovo isn't interested. They have your money....
09-10-2013 12:49 PM
Thank You for Your reply!
Well Lenovo in general is history for me. I'm using other custom computers from smaller companies atm. that was the last Lenovo that was bought under my supervision, though, their Bxxx, Yxxx, Zxxx, Exxx, Uxxx, Sxxx, notebooks and ultrabooks are allright, what about contstruction and "drivers support", but I moved the eye of Sauron to HP Elite/Envy/Pro, because HP actually listens [sometimes], Lenovo doesn't give a **bleep**, I just don't understand why, but maybe I do, as You wrote, they've had my money, not anymore...