12-06-2010 07:02 AM
Hi guys. Quick intro. I'm not computer savvy, at all, and I'm hoping to get a few answers for my problem.
I'm using a Y460. Not sure why, but my graphics have been getting worse and worse. It wasn't a problem before, when I had just bought it. The graphics are starting to look worse, laggier, for no apparent reason. I don't have much installed, maybe one or two games, a quick virus scan shows no sign of infection and I haven't tampered with the graphics card settings. Whenever I reinstall Windows it works perfectly. Then it happens again.
What's the problem?
12-07-2010 01:05 PM
How old is your machine? I've found that after a year or so, my old Dell required me to open it up and clean dust bunnies out of the heatsink/fan assemblies, and the GPU/CPU was much happier and things ran smoothly again. I think it's easy with these ideapads to open it up and take a look...meaning, you don't have to take off the keyboard, remove LCD panel, unhook wireless card, remove keyboard tray, etc. I think it's as easy as removing a panel from the bottom.