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IdeaPad S540 Hotkey Fn + Q

2020-01-04, 11:00 AM

Hi, I just got my IdeaPad and I was wondering what the Hotkey Fn + Q is about.

The sheet, delivered with my notebook, sais there is quiet mode, performance mode and intelligent mode.

I can see the icons, pressing the hotkey.

But what exactly does it change??

Because when I have my battery in battery save mode, and I go on Fn + Q to performance mode, it changes absolutely nothing on my battery settings..

Also I am not sure what Lenovo Utility is about, if anyone knows :)

 

 

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Niklas

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Re: IdeaPad S540 Hotkey Fn + Q

2020-01-05, 19:43 PM

Lenovo Utility allows you to use hotkeys (F1 - F12). The Fn+Q shortcut is used to change the BIOS thermal mode. Windows power plans are a different, separate thing.

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Re: IdeaPad S540 Hotkey Fn + Q

2020-01-05, 20:08 PM

Thank you!!

 

Can you recommend a certain setting?

 

What exactly does it change in the bios?

the quite, intelligent, and performance mode?

only the fan speed? 

 

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Re: IdeaPad S540 Hotkey Fn + Q

2020-01-05, 20:17 PM

Depends on what are your priorities: comfort or performance. The Quiet mode for sure will try to reduce the fan speed. To do that, it needs to decrease the temperature. To decrease the temperature, it needs to decrease the CPU's clock speed, resulting in lower performance. Not sure about the Intelligent mode, though. I'm not sure how it works. And yes, the Fn+Q shortcut toggles between Quiet/Intelligent/Performance BIOS settings.

 

TL;DR The Quiet mode lowers the fan speed and decreases the CPU temperature, the Performance mode will increase the performance at the cost of higher temperature and the fan possibly being louder.

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Re: IdeaPad S540 Hotkey Fn + Q

2020-01-05, 20:34 PM

Thank you, you were a great help :)

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Re: IdeaPad S540 Hotkey Fn + Q

2020-01-30, 23:23 PM

I, too, had that sheet, but I tried numerous times and the option didn't change anything at all. I guess it's some kind of generic sheet they put to protect the keyboard and screen.

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Re:IdeaPad S540 Hotkey Fn + Q

2020-06-15, 6:58 AM

why my laptop cannot use that shorcut hotkeys? i can use it at first i bought laptop, but after a long time that shortcut hotkeys does not functioning. Can u help me?

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