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mikenarsia
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Hybrid Power Boost Issue

Hello all,

Got new Lenovo Y50-70 Touch. With i7-4720HQ and GTX 860M 2GB. My issue is that when I play any game, for example Shadow Of Mordor atm. my battery is going down even with power adapter connected. Adapter is original one which supports 135W and there is none higher than this for LENOVO Y50-70.

I also found information on Lenovo Thinkpad laptops in manuals about something called "Hybrid Power Boost". actually this setting could be disabled from windows GPO and it allowes laptop to use Battery and AC Adapter same time for higher performance. But it's available only on Thinkpad versions of Lenovo Laptops.

check the link below. it's from one of the thinkpad laptops manual.

So could u be so kind and guide me with this issue ...

https://imgur.com/Xdu5FNl

thanx a lot

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Re: Hybrid Power Boost Issue

Idea and Think lines of products are totally different, you won't be able to apply Think specific solutions to Ideapads.

 

As for your issue, have you had performance issues with your laptop as well?

Has the laptop ever shutdown while playing the game due to battery?

Can you please confirm the power plan you are using?

Can you test by plugging into another outlet?

Have you turned on "Conservation Mode" in Lenovo Settings app?

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Re: Hybrid Power Boost Issue

Thanx for reply rockykoston,

- No performance issues at all.

 

-thing is that when I play and battery goes down it stops on 40%. even if I will continiue playing it will never go below 40%. 

 

-using balanced power plan. default windows one.

-outlet isn't the issue already tested.

-no conservation mode turned on. 

 

check my energy manager screenshot Smiley Happy

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Re: Hybrid Power Boost Issue

The thing is that my friend has the same laptop. Y50-70 touch with totaly same specs like me and he has same issue with battery during gaming.

I also tested that my battery going down when GTX 860M is under load. if I will run game with Integrated GPU "intel hd graphics 4600", battery will not go down.

but any time GTX 860M is under load, my battery is going way down.
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Re: Hybrid Power Boost Issue

ok, got it. I do not have this laptop, but the ones that I have had never had this issue (Y560, Y510p, Y700, Y720).

 

You may be right that the GPU is pulling too much power, but that should be overheating your charger. Can you please touch the charger while gaming and see if it is getting super hot (like maybe it can cause a burn)?

If it is cold , then could be the issue that the charger is not supplying the right voltage and that is why the battery is going down.

 

Try a power flee first -

1) Shutdown laptop and disconnect power adapter

2) Press power button for 45 seconds

3) Reconnect and restart.

4) Test again with a  game

 

Try disabling any power saving in INTEL settings app.

Also, try putting the laptop in high performance mode and check it again.

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