04-06-2017 07:05 AM
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.
04-07-2017 12:53 AM
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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04-07-2017 06:03 AM
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.
04-08-2017 10:28 AM
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%.
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