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siewlong
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Registered: ‎03-22-2013
Location: Malaysia
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Help with Y500 SLI settings

I just bought a Lenovo Y500 about a week ago and I noticed that the laptop only uses both graphic cards when it is plugged in to the AC adapter. However, when I unplug it, it'll use only one graphic card. So how do I get the system to use both cards even when i'm unplugged?

ishaan
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Re: Help with Y500 SLI settings

Hi
I dont have a sli machine, could you see the nvidia control panel once if you find any constructive?
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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siewlong
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Re: Help with Y500 SLI settings

This is my first SLI machine so I'm not very familiar with the settings. I already tried what I could with the power settings and the Nvidia settings, none of them seem to work. Again, I am new to this, so I may have missed out something.
germancjimenez
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Re: Help with Y500 SLI settings

In order to use the SLI (two graphics cards), it requires the 170w adapter to run at maximum performance. The battery can only run one graphics card because it needs more power to run two.

siewlong
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Message 5 of 6

Re: Help with Y500 SLI settings

So that means its impossible to use the SLI without the adapter?
germancjimenez
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Re: Help with Y500 SLI settings

Yes

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