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Paper Tape
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Lenovo Y700-15ISK Throttling CS:GO



I've been experiencing this throttling issue for the past month now ( I've had this laptop since January). The fps drop from 170 to 60 for a couple of seconds and go back up to the initial value. I've had this issue a couple of times before but it would fix itself after restart (usually had it when I wake the laptop from sleep and immediately load CS:GO).  Now, I notice that this happens everytime I start playing and the temp goes above 69 degrees - I used to play with 170-200fps before with GPU temps surpassing 80 degrees with no fps drops at all. 


This is really frustrating, especially when knowing that my brother has no FPS drops using my 5 year old Lenovo Y570 with  geforce GT 555m...

Is there any way to fix this? I mean the gaming experience, as stated above was fine until a week ago, when I started getting these FPS drops, so that means that this issue can actually be fixed. 

Specs are 
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
12 GB DDR4
256GB SSD  ( CS:GO is on the SSD if that matters)

I use Speedfan to check the temps. CS:GO is using the nvidia gpu, and the gpu is se to performance, power saving is disabled i am using balanced performance and set all advanced settings to maximum performance.  

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Re: Lenovo Y700-15ISK Throttling CS:GO

Hi there, No -

Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.


Please do clean al the vents because hot air was circulating in the hood itself and results in thermothrottling

I think the power brick might be a problem. It's simply incapable of supplying the power needed for the processor to operate safely.


Can you try to check under Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D settings > Program Settings (Saints Row 2) and see if the "select the preferred graphics processor" is set to use "High Performance NVIDIA processor" (see this video in reference)


Alternatively, try to use Nvidia Inspector to control Optimus (see this thread). - more info here.


Make sure to check at least:
- Lenovo Energy Management


If all these procedures doesn't work, try to update the driver from the Lenovo/Nvidia Website and observe. Last resort would be backing up your files and doing a factory reset to isolate if it's an OS issue.


Please update us how it goes.








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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎02-05-2016
Location: Bulgaria
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Re: Lenovo Y700-15ISK Throttling CS:GO

Hi, I had done everything you said before. I updated the BIOS right after you posted and the problem is gone, fps still drops but from 150 to 100/90 which is kind of acceptable. Still not playing on mid settings though..

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