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judyinnyc
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Overheating Y500?

My machine is running awfully hot tonight. I haven't noticed this before and I'm not doing anything that intensive right now. Fan is running; heat is mostly on the power supply side.

ishaan
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Re: Overheating Y500?

HI and welcome to the forums!
Please post a snip of your temperatures by using CPUID HWmonitor.
And just to confirm, do you have an ultrabay gpu or a fan?
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n1smo
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Re: Overheating Y500?

What was the orientation of your laptop when you saw the high temps?  I've noticed that if the laptop is straight up and down with the front (where the sdcard reader is) facing up, the temp shoots through the roof.  Over 100C in no time, something with the way the heatpipes work.  Is the fan running at full speed?  I also remember one incident where the laptop woke up stupid and the fan was not automatically adjusting to the core temps and it got hot.  A restart fixed it.  

judyinnyc
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Re: Overheating Y500?

Hi N1smo, yeah I rebooted it. It may also be the way I had it positioned. I am going to keep an eye on it, but everything is cool (literally) for now.

 

Yes, I guess I am a little panicky! I just don't want to go through the hassle with post sales again, and as I have said before, I like everything else about this machine.

judyinnyc
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Re: Overheating Y500?

Ishaan, thanks, I do not have the gpu or fan. My cpu temp was hovering around 65C and is now down to around 45C. It might have been a temporary thing. As I said above, I'll be playing all weekend and keeping an eye on things,,,

toskey
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Re: Overheating Y500?

I have the y500 Sli configuration running hot on the CPU.

Open Hardware Monitor reports over 90 degrees on loads of over 80%.

Bare in mind i have Thermaltake Massive 23GT USB Cooling pad under the laptop.....WIth or without the cooling pad the temperature are the same.

On my old Y570 i had problems with the GPU. Here the  GPUs have never been over 72 degrees on max load, while the CPU seems to be running very hot.

I am not sure whether they run that hot for long time or it is relatively short time.

I have the feeling that the fan of this laptop is capable of cooling it down. For some reason i think it is a bios issue not turning it on at the right moment.

I also replaced the 16gb SSD with 128gb msata SSD and it is running like crazy. This is all this laptop needs. AN ssd drive and cooler CPU.

 

LENOVO told me that y500 with i7 3630qm running on 90 degrees is ok.....can you believe that? 90 degrees is JUST 15 degrees of the system shutdown temp.

 

Any ideas?

cbautis2
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Re: Overheating Y500?

90 degrees is fine IMO. When your laptop hits 105 oC, your laptop won't shut down, but it will throttle down to its lowest frequency of 1.2 GHz. If you are running a CPU controlling program such as throttlestop that bypasses the thermal throttling setpoint set by the BIOS , your laptop CPU won't throttle even if the CPU hits temps above 105 oC. On my Y470, I've occasionally hit 102 degrees Cesius (100 degrees is the max safe operating temps for 2nd gen Core CPUs) when playing games during summer, and according to Hardware Monitor and CPU-Z, Intel Turbo boost still runs at full turbo even at that temperature. Without throttlestop, the BIOS will turn off Turbo boost at around 90 degress and makes my game freeze for a moment then lag. BTW, from researching using Google, if the CPU goes 10 oC above its maximum safe operating temperature, the CPU will perform a thermal shutdown and no program can override that.

Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
toskey
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Re: Overheating Y500?

So you are telling me i should not be worried about the fact that a friend of mine bought 17 inch Asus with i7 processor, again 4rd generation, and this guy is running it on same applications as me, RIGHT NEXT TO ME, only 30 degrees colder!

Now tell me, is it Lenovo or Assus to have the same generation i7 processors and one runs 30 degrees hotter than the other. Of course Asus costs around 200USD higher than the y500 lenovo, and yet you get the legendary Asus cooling.

Man this thing is cooling the whole room to be honest.

So, should i be worried about that little difference of 30 degrees on 80-90% loads?

cbautis2
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Re: Overheating Y500?

It's very obvious that the 17 inch cooling solution will be far better than 15 inch Y500 one since the ASUS may have 2 fans and 2 heatsinks with 2 heat pipes for GPU and 3 heat pipes for CPU rather than 1 fan 1 heatsink with only 1 heat pipe each for GPU and CPU. In fact, that ASUS can handle the 55 watt TDP Core i7 extreme while the Y500's cooling solution is not designed for that amount of heat disspation. It's no suprise to see a 30 degree difference under load for the same configuration.
Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
toskey
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Re: Overheating Y500?

To be honest in all of my Lenovo laptops the Heat problem is the one that leads to the death of the laptop.

My old y570 cannot ever be used as a laptop after one year of usage. And i did take care of it really good in terms of thermal paste, dust and what not.

I pressume i would have the same problem with all of Lenovo's laptops.

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