10-15-2012 07:17 AM
While I do understand that on Y580 there is no hardware button available for the thermal management software, I do not understand why this software is not included in the drivers. To use it, should I install the energy management drivers for another Y model? Is that recommended at all, or are there risks? Please advise on how I can enable thermal management safely for my IdeaPad Y580.
If that cannot be done, please give instructions on setting up SpeedFan or some other fan control software. Thank you.
10-15-2012 07:37 AM
10-15-2012 07:43 AM
Thanks for your prompt reply. If I understand correctly, I need to uninstall my later version of the Energy Management software and install the one you supplied? Please confirm, so I can go on witht the installation. Thank you.
10-15-2012 07:54 AM
10-15-2012 08:08 AM
I am not able to use Thermal Management via either version of Energy Management. In addition to installing Energy Management, should I install some other software as well? Just to describe the situation better:
I am using IdeaPad Y580. I had the latest Energy Management installed, but I did not have Thermal Management available in the Energy Management. I uninstalled my version and installed the one you supplied. However, Thermal Management is still not available in the Energy Management interface. Is there another way to enable the Thermal Management interface? Do I have to run some other application? Please advise.
10-15-2012 08:15 AM
10-15-2012 08:19 AM - edited 10-15-2012 08:22 AM
There is a "dedusting" mode, but it is named "Fan dust extraction". To my best knowledge, the IdeaPad model (Y580) does not come with Thermal Management software by default (because there is no hardware key on the laptop body, I guess). Is Thermal Management not supported on this particular model (Y580)? Can I try installing the Energy Management software for IdeaPad Z580 (cagt25ww.exe) in order to have Thermal Management available?
10-15-2012 08:28 AM
10-15-2012 08:47 AM - edited 10-15-2012 08:50 AM
Okay, I installed Z580 energy management software, but that did not help.
I do not have such an interface:
This is what my energy management looks like:
The system settings button (the one on the left) has only two options:
1) Smart power-saving hard disk
2) Fan dust extraction
I browsed through many forums, reviews, and images, and I see that there are many other options available that I cannot see at all. Which drivers/software should I install in order to use the Thermal Management System?
Since fan dust extraction works just fine, that means my hardware can take orders from the software. I need my fans to run faster (be more noisy) but be more efficient (keep the system cooler). Please advise. Thank you.
On a side note: my advanced power settings for processor power management -> system cooling policy is set to Active.
10-15-2012 09:40 AM