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kojaraty
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Message 61 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

Battlefield 4 will be released in less than 24 hours, Where is update? 

I am starting to regret buying a Lenovo product already

ZeniMaxiMus
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Message 62 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

Hey Lenovo, when's this vbios update gonna be released? Batman arkham origins already been released and all the holiday releases are coming out.

 

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crux161
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Message 63 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

I just wanted to post a work around - in case anybody was interested...

 

It would seem if you have older drivers for the 2nd card, you can get them to work in SLI.

All you need to do is get into device manager (right click on "This Computer", click manage, then from the window that opens, find "Device Manager"), and select the 2nd card (should have a yellow warning sign on it). Select to update the driver, and choose "Brose my computer" for the driver.. With the "show compatible hardware" box checked you should see only about 4-5 drivers (all the same driver, just different versions). I've been using (with success) the driver that was released on 04/14/2013 (v. 9.18.13.1154). After installing this driver, the screen refreshes a few times, and then I can detect and use the 2nd card in SLI.

 

Some times this process (for some reason) may need to be repeated. It's not a permanent fix, but it gets the 2nd card running in windows 8.1 (pro for me).. So yeah- hope that helps someone.. I was almost going to downgrade again, but after deciding to pay money to upgrade to pro, I didn't want to down-grade into core, esp because acronis was being difficult, and recloning my SSD drive I upgraded to would be a pain.. 

 

Really looking for more info on the VBIOS for the second card, in case it's going to be a long time for an "official" fix... *sigh* And the ultra-bay sounded like a really good idea, who knew it would be such a head-ache!!

ImSteevin
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Message 64 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

Sadly any switchable or removable graphics solutions are always like this because they are so dependant on manufacturer support, it's kind of the price you pay unfortunately; not that this excuses Lenovo, especially because this laptop is so new and this is a supported upgrade.

PZXN
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Message 65 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

Well, one way is to make it so that Lenovo hurries it up to avoid a PR nightmare.  What has essentially happened is that there flagship gaming laptop is worthless right now.  Other companies would love to know this, and Lenovo would love to have this go away.

 

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lukepilkington
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Message 66 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

kojaraty
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Message 67 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

I tried it and it worked like a charm. I have also updated the Nvidia driver to the latest one and both GPU's are working now Smiley Very Happy
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Message 68 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

Hi All,

 

Good news!!!

 

IdeaPad Y400, Y500:

NVIDIA GeForce GT650M Second VGA BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) - IdeaPad Y400, Y500

NVIDIA GeForce GT750M Second VGA BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) - IdeaPad Y400, Y500

 

 

 

IdeaPad Y410p, Y510p:

NVIDIA GeForce GT750M Second VGA BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) - IdeaPad Y410p, Y510p

NVIDIA GeForce GT755M Second VGA BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) - IdeaPad Y410p, Y510p

 

 

Attention: Do not power off or restart your computer during the VBIOS flashing process, which will cause serious damage and improper functioning of your computer.

Print this file so that you can refer to it during the installation.

 

Anything related to the new vbios, please open a new thread for discussion so we can track the discussion easier.


Thank you for your time and support!! :smileyhappy:

 

Regards,

Cleo


T410, x240

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EddieTheEskimo
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Message 69 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

it didnt work for my y510p... i followed the steps and it still didnt work

EddieTheEskimo
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Message 70 of 118

Re: Y510P SLI & Windows 8.1

nvm i figured it out.. works great! the new graphics driver detects both cards Smiley Very Happy, thanks for the help xD

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