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Yoga 900 Laggy & Slower Than U530

This is now my second Lenovo, first was a U530 which came to its end as a laptop recently when the poorly designed hinge mounts cracked off. Overall that computer was quite good, fast with the i7 and 8gb of ram I was still able to edit photos in Lightroom, Photoshop and even edit videos in Premier Pro. I was kind of glad when the hinges went bad as it finally forced me to look for a newer and more travel friendly laptop. Went to Best Buy to just look at laptops, and low and behold they had a insane special on the Y900, i7 w 8gb of ram. I hesitated as I really needed 16gb of RAM but I settled on this one for the sake of saving about $400 and seeing my  2+ year old laptop was ad with similar specs I assumed this newer laptop with roughly the same specs would work just as well. 


I was sadly mistaken and have been plagued with sub par performance, even after changing the BIOS and stripping the Y900 of almost all the programs except essentials. If I start editing a photo in Lightroom with basic corrections any music or youtube video I am listening to comes to a jittery halt. The fan oddly surges from almost not running to full force then back down then back up. This basically happens until I put the computer to sleep, which sometimes it wont even do that. Looking at the resource monitors, my CPU at this state is usually around from 10% to 60% and RAM from 60% to 80%. This is with just Chrome, Lightroom, and Skype running in front with basic programs running in the background (antivirus, g-drive, onedrive, etc).


After the hinge issue and the fan issue (griding fan that lenovo deemed in normal operations) I said I would steer away from them next time, well I wish I would have listened to myself because this Y900 has been awful for anything other than surfing the Internet (as long as nothing else is open).


As I travel a lot, I have not had a chance to do another reset (will be the third one in 6 months) to help remedy the slow down. After the last reset, my laptop ran quite well for about 3 weeks. So I guess this is the route I will have to take until I can afford to buy a new machine.


Has anyone else had these issues? Are there any other suggestions that I could try? I am really close to cleaning the computer out and selling it and switching over to another laptop. 

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Re: Yoga 900 Laggy & Slower Than U530

Hi there, Acrane -  


Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.


Can you run a few tests from this link -

You should try Storage test, memory test, motherboard test, CPU test.


Click here to know how to speed up the computer.


Also, when you have a moment, can you please refer to this bug that was filed regarding a similar issue and let me know if it is relevant to the problem you are seeing?


Update us how it goes.







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Re: Yoga 900 Laggy & Slower Than U530

Ran the Diagnostic Solution and everything passed, however the software would not let me run a hard drive test. 


In terms of the same issue from the other post, I am fortunate in that I dont have complete lock-ups and blank screens. 


Sadly I am having to use my U530 to edit photos and videos. Now that I am traveling again, and the U530 has a broken hinge so it isnt poratable, my work flow is terribly slow and cant get the media done for my job on time. 

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Re: Yoga 900 Laggy & Slower Than U530

Hi acran7,


check out Windows 10 power options, please refer to my screenshot.


Click on advanced power settings and check that the maximum processor state value is set to  100%.


Yoga 900 Maximum Processor state.PNG






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Re: Yoga 900 Laggy & Slower Than U530

Yes, that is one of the first things I do when buying a new computer is setup my Power Plans for on and off battery.

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