06-11-2018 05:04 AM
Then you have what everybody has: a Y510P that under full loads reaches 95°C in both CPU and GPU, plus the i7 throttles to 2.39GHz. This test is not done to check your temps, it's to compare how our Y510P's behave under the same conditions. Playing demanding videogames you will reach in both CPU and GPU high 80°C for sure. Under full load with just Prime 95 running, the i7 still throttles.
06-11-2018 05:17 AM - edited 06-11-2018 05:18 AM
I haven't encountered a task that has throttled my CPU in 5 years of using it (outside of the period of heat-related issues), so a CPU that throttles only under benchmarking is a non-issue and therefore irrelevant. I hope you take no offense, but what you're saying doesn't matter at all to the original topic. The original problem was an instantly overheating throttling CPU and diagnosing it, which has since been resolved. KarmaMechanic had an idea about a bad heat pipe and was right, Kised1 later also confirmed and made me check mine. It was an entirely hardware-related problem, as I suspected. Frankly i'm surprised and delighted that the CPU hasn't burned yet.
06-11-2018 05:32 AM
You haven't encountered a task that made your i7 throttle. Wow, then I don't know why you bought an i7 notebook. Any task that uses the i7 at its full potential will make it throttle: Premiere Pro, Vegas, audio editing... Gaming is not one of those tasks, but even then, I challenge you to play BF4 and tell me your i7 didn't go down to 2.39GHz.
YOU WISH the Y510P throttled only under synthetic full load tests... you wish. The cooling system is quite bad, it's a fact.
06-11-2018 05:45 AM
06-11-2018 05:55 AM
The i7-4700MQ is a hell of a CPU, I can move whatever the heck I want, Premiere Pro works like a Charm, any intense CPU task will be done perfectly fine in the Y510P. You cleralc don't know what you have. Now, that doesn't mean it couldn't be better, of course it could, with double fan like the new lenovo legion it wouldn't throttle I believe. By the way, my Y510P renders faster that the desktop i5 6400 I have because it has 8 threads instead of 4. Only an ignorant would call this CPU a weak one, what the hell...
06-11-2018 06:30 AM
08-19-2019 12:01 PM
Solved Overheating by replacing Thermal Compound!
My W510 has had overheating problems for years even with constant cleaning and external fans.
5 years is too long for most compounds. This model year had poor thermal paste new.
The original compound looked OK visually. There was no dirt anywhere.
I finally took it apart and replaced it.
I used Arctic MX-4 because it was highly rated and affordable.
As a retired A+ tech I knew to put a thin complete layer on both surfaces.
The Lenovo W510 now runs for hours after using Arcti MX-4!
08-22-2019 11:04 PM
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