10-28-2013 07:05 AM - last edited on 10-28-2013 07:30 AM by andyP
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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10-28-2013 08:04 AM
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. 126.96.36.1994). 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!!
10-28-2013 08:11 AM
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.
10-28-2013 08:34 AM - last edited on 10-28-2013 08:39 AM by andyP
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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10-28-2013 10:21 AM
would the leaked VBios in this forum:
work on the Y510p?
10-29-2013 02:28 AM
IdeaPad Y400, Y500:
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!!