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kylepang
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Y570 Performance Issues

Hey guys, first post on the forums.

 

My problem is that whenever I play a game that I am sure my laptop can handle it intially runs extremely well. However, after maybe 3-5 minutes, the game's fps takes an extreme dip, going from maybe 60-70 fps to around 20. I have removed and reinstalled my drivers, and also fiddled with the energy managment and while the latter helped my problem a bit, I have not been able to fix this problem. I have had this laptop for rougly a year, and keep in mind I am positive that I am able to run these games well. 

 

Hopefully somebody else has experience these problems and has found a way of fixing it. Thanks in advance. 

My nVidia Driver is 320.18

Fletchman1313
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Re: Y570 Performance Issues

Is your fan set to Efficient Thermal DIssipation mode?  

cbautis2
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Re: Y570 Performance Issues

Have you cleaned the vents with compressed air? Maybe your heatsink is clogged with dust which results to CPU ad GPU throttling due to hot temperatures.

Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
kylepang
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Re: Y570 Performance Issues

Yes it is. Recently I've noticed that my laptop temps have been fairly high whenever I get these performance problems so I am unsure of how to fix it

cbautis2
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Re: Y570 Performance Issues

You can turn off Intel Turbo Boost which would slightly degrade performance but would make your FPS more stable since the CPU won't be running higher than its default clock speed. This will result to 5 - 10 degrees cooler temperatures.

 

To do this, Right click on the battery icon and click power options. Set your power plan to High Performance and then click "Change Plan Settings." Then click "Change advanced power settings" then scroll down to the "processor power management." Change the minimum and maximum state to 99%.

 

Another suggestion is to use a laptop cooler to improve air flow to the bottom of the laptop.

Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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