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Arthur1
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Message 1 of 19

Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

Hi,
about a year ago I bought a lenovo y510p and in the beginning I was really pleased with it. It handled games just fine and I never had problems while gaming.
All of a sudden, my gaming performance was really bad: really low fps on the settings I used to play on, even on the lowest settings it doesn't get to very playable framerates (BF4, FarCry 4)
I didn't do anything to my laptop, he is still plugged in, power management is on high performance, Nvidia drivers are up to date..
I've been having this problem for about 2 months now and I'm starting to be really annoyed by it!
Helping me would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance

-Arthur
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Message 2 of 19

Re: Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

Check for overheating using HWMonitor?

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Re: Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

Is it SLi? Check if SLi is enabled in the nVidia settings
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Arthur1
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Re: Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

Yes, it is SLI and SLI is enabled in the nvidia control pannel.

I will check for overheating in a few hours but i doubt that is will be the cause of my sudden bad performance, since I was able to play the games a few months ago with graphics and performance one would expect from 2 nVidia gt 755m cards

Thank you though for your reply and trying to help me, I appreciate it! Smiley Happy
Arthur1
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Message 5 of 19

Re: Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

I checked for overheating with HWmonitor and bith GPU seem to get to about 80-85 °C. So i doubt that this is the problem.
People with the same laptop seem to get a lot higher performance.

I bought this laptop because i wanted to game on it and it seemed like a really good one to play games like FarCry 4 on high settings. I would really love to play this game on playable framerates on high settings. So please help me, help will be much appreciated
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Message 6 of 19

Re: Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

Try to uninstall the latest NVIDIA drivers and revert back to one of the older versions.

 

I can recommend 335.23 or 347.25 (or 347.88)

Also, it would be great if you could post a screenshot of your CPUHWMonitor after 30 mins of gaming.

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Arthur1
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Message 7 of 19

Re: Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

I'm sorry but I don't really know how to actually uninstall nVidia drivers.
I will post a screenshot of the monitoring either tonight or maybe tomorrow.
Thanks for putting effort in trying to help me

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Re: Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

Ok sure, below are the detailed instructions on uninstalling NVIDIA drivers.

 

1) Go to Nvidia.com and download the drivers for your GPU and OS.

If its GT755M and windows 8.1 64 bit, download these drivers, they are stable -

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/81392/en-us

 

2) Go to Control Panel > Device manager > Display

3) Right click on NVIDIA GT755M GPU and click Uninstall. (You can do this for both)

4) Go to Control Panel > Programs & Features, Uninstall everything related to NVIDIA including the Geforce Experience.

5) Restart the system.

6) Now, wait for the auto-install of your GPU's, the screen may flash and can turn black, wait for 5 minutes.

7) Now, Open NVIDIA Control Panel and Enable SLI. To enable SLI you can watch the last part if this video -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ntmQ4SpM4

8) Download FRAPS and CPU HWMonitor, run them both and try to play a game now and see how is the performance. Check the temperatures in HWMonitor and the fps in the game.

9) If performance if not satisfactory, then Install the drivers downloaded in Step 1 and Repeat Step 8.

 

Let me know if you have any doubt in the instructions.

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Arthur1
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Message 9 of 19

Re: Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

Thank you, i will defenitely try it out tonight. I will let you know if it
worked.

Arthur1
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Message 10 of 19

Re: Poor gaming performance on lenovo y510p

Hi, as i tried to uninstall everything that has to do with nVidia, I have to restart my laptop but when he is restarted en I try to uninstall the next things it says that it can't uninstall because the "hardware wizzard" is busy doing something (i can't remember exactly because i'm not at my laptop right now)
-Arthur

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