07-21-2017 02:46 AM
Will the laptop charge and work like normal if I use the 120w charger instead of a 170w one?
Or do I need the 170w charger whether I want to game or not? I dont want to remove my SLI card.
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07-21-2017 06:43 AM
Checking with the AC adapters made for the model from the hardware manual (page 102):
120W, Liteon PA-1121-16 19.5V6.15A adapter-CCC 36200403
120W, Delta ADP-120LH BA 19.5V6.15Aadapter-CCC 36200400
170W, Delta 45N0111 20V8.5A adapter-CCC(Y510p) 36200401
I would also suggest using the 120W for the Y510p if you are not needing more power demand from the video chip usually happening in intense gaming or high VGA rendering. With the 120W adapter, you would have lesser heat generated internally thus prolonging not just battery life but also deterring wear and tear conditions of other parts too.
Hope this help answer your query.
07-21-2017 08:04 PM
Do you have any idea what is the lowest wattage charger I can use for the Y510p? Like, can it work with a 90w charger if I only plan on doing CPU intensive task?
07-22-2017 07:47 AM
I'd say you can figure that out pretty easily by getting a device to measure how much wattage you're pulling from the wall during these intense workloads and then getting the smallest power brick that covers said worse case scenario. I have a similar y410p laptop so I'd give you my wattage if I ever actually measured it, but here's what I'd use to do so: https://www.amazon.com/P3-P4400-Electricity-Usage-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU