I just bought a new ideaPad Y570 i7, nVidia GeForce GT555m and I'm looking to play some games with it.
I'm not that familiar with the features that Lenovo Y570 has, thus would like to get some tips about gaming settings with the questions as showed below.
What settings should I use for Thermal Management when gaming?
What's the difference between Standard, Super Silent and Efficient Thermal Dissipation?
What do OneKey Theatre, Movie Mode and Intelligent Mode mean? What does it affect? Does it boost the graphics while I am gaming?
When should I change to Theatre Mode, and the rest of other modes?
Is it adviced to use a cooling fan while gaming?
It is recommended that thermal management be set to Efficient Thermal Dissipation mode for better thermal management during gaming.
The various thermal modes have different thermal controls. Hence, there will be different levels of noise generated, as the fan spins at different speeds in the various settings:
(a) Super Silent mode - self explanatory in which the fan spins less or does not spin at all; (b) Standard mode - regular cooling with not too much noise generated; (c) Efficient Thermal Dissipation - the fan will run at higher speeds to enable better cooling but it will be a bit louder than other modes.
(a) OneKey Theatre mode - a function that changes the contrast of the picture a little bit and enhances the audio experience. (b) Intelligent mode - this modifies performance according to what you are doing, for instance listening to music, playing games, watching movies, browsing the internet.
Please note that these settings will not boost the graphics in games.
When watching a movie, Movie Mode should be selected. You can also run your system in Normal mode. Do play around with the various modes to see which best suits your needs.
A cooling fan will not make a noticable difference. One tip -make sure that the back of the laptop is lifted a bit higher - you can put some books below the screen of the laptop to raise it a bit to make some room for better air circulation.
And now just a tip for gaming- update the Nvidia graphic drivers to 301.24 beta drivers.