08-25-2015 02:41 PM
I recently purchased a refurbished Y50-70 Touch and immediately had to send it in for service as the first game I loaded resulted in flashing green bars on the scren. They replaced the motherboard (and the broken touchpad).
I have just received it back and noticed that the CPU is hitting it's thermal limit of 100c, and the 860M is 85c+, in games at minimum settings. As measured by HWMonitor. I have a fresh install of Win10, so no Lenovo software running atm.
1. Does Lenovo provide fan control software, or is there a BIOS update, that could ramp up my fan RPMs? (speedfan detects temps but not fans).
2. I'm considering checking the cooling system, and re-applying thermal grease myself. I've done a fair amount of work on desktops, but less on laptops. Are there any resources/tips for doing so on the Y50s?
3. Is Artic Silver still the best grease? Any tips for working on laptops vs. desktops?
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