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W520 Overheat Problem

2012-04-30, 2:21 AM




Quadro 1000M

4 x 4GB


I cannot run "Crysis 2"(standard effect@1366x768) smoothly under my W520.

Symptom: In game play, the fps (frames per second) may suddenly drop to about 2 fps for 5 to 10 second and then get back to normal 22 fps. 


After my investigation, I found that the "Quadro 1000M" will activate thermal protection (throttling to minimum speed) itself once it goes into 78c~up (degree celsius). 


1. Is it a normal temperature for W520?

2. Should I take my W520 to Lenovo for checking?

3. Is it fixable?

4. Or, if it is not fixable, can I and how can I make the "Quadro 1000M" always run in something like 80% speed for preventing the thermal protection being activated?


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Re: W520 Overheat Problem

2012-04-30, 2:43 AM
That doesn't sound normal at all.

Check to make sure your fans aren't clogged with dust and that the heatsink isn't loose.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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