04-24-2014 09:48 AM - edited 04-24-2014 10:09 AM
Hi to everyone. I have brought my Lenovo Ideapad Y510P since september last year and for a while I couldn't be more satisfied.However, After like 2 months of use, I started noticing some temporary and repetitive performance drop in some games. Listed below are the problems I noticed :
1) All the games start fine, at for example 60 FPS, but then after like 10 or less minutes of gaming, the FPS drop to like 15- 20. It stays that way for like 2-6 mins and then comes back to normal. process which repeats itself several times. It has been really anoying specially since I started playing heavy games like Farcry 3, Titanfall and Batlefield 3, all multiplayer. Instead of playing at 1080P, i reduced and started to play at 1366 x 768 to get more performance, but still the problem continues whether using SLI or not.
2) My model didnt come with a SSD so, for storage upgrade I went for an 1 TB 7200 rpm drive instead of the factory 5400 rpm drive. is a SSHD a good option for this one? I don't want to go for an SSD because of the cost, and also cause since I am only allowed to have one HD, I dont intent on sacrficing too much space. cause I have a lot of stuff in it and only 500 GB's ( which is the max for an SSD that i could afford after a loooong saving ) wouldnt be enough.
For last, would a upgrade to 16 GB RAM from Croshair bring me considerably performance increases ?
I and not really an expert on hardware so, i dont really know what to do for now. PLs help me!
04-24-2014 01:01 PM
Hi, since your system is already pretty fast I dont believe that getting a Hybrid drive or increasing the RAM will upgrade your performance significantly in gaming.
When you are playing the game, Is your laptop plugged into power?
If it is plugged in, when the frame rates drop, Could you ALT+TAB and check if the laptop is running on battery?
I also believe you have SLI enabled. Since you have had the laptop for a long time, I am not sure if you checked your Adapter Output power. It should be 170W to supply proper power for the SLI mode.
Power = Current * Voltage
04-24-2014 02:55 PM
Yeah, when it happens the system recognizes that I am connected to power. And I always play plugged into power. Also, the Adapter output power is 170 W. When i switched from the slower HD to the faster HD, this stopped for a while and I thought that maybe it was too much background process. But after like 1 week the problem returned and there was still very few softwares installed.
04-24-2014 03:10 PM