11-01-2019 08:41 PM
Good news! After formatting and performing a clean install the issue appears to have been fixed! (knock on wood) It must have been something with the original drivers that were installed at the factory. I guess it is always a good rule of thumb to perform a clean installation of windows when buying a new PC just like in the old days. Thanks for the help!
11-02-2019 01:58 AM
11-03-2019 12:21 AM
11-03-2019 12:23 AM
11-03-2019 01:31 AM - edited 11-03-2019 01:40 AM
Yes, I have and use it. Works as a charm;
I am rocking fresh install of Win 10 now too with all the current drivers downloaded from the web site; Attached is the screen shot of my device manager;
Everything works as it supposed to;
I have Lenovo vantage thing going on too, but all auto-update options are unchecked;
Originally I went to device manager and removed all devices that had any connection to Lenovo/power management/thermals;
This pretty much solved it for me; I did reinstall win10 much later just to be sure … Original idea to do that came from another forum/post ... there was a prior thinkpad (not P) with similar issue (also related to GPU going into limp power state). There poster suggested killing lenovo device/drivers related to power/thermal; Google should be able to find it;
Also, I don't think you'll loose anything if you delete all devices that bear Lenovo name in it;
If it does not help, you should probably RMA ASAP ...
Hope this helps
11-03-2019 04:50 AM
Yes my laptop is still working flawlessly. The first time I tried reinstalling windows it didnt work. The trick was I had to format the entire drive to get rid of whatever drivers were causing the issue. If you use the microsoft media creation tool you can create a bootable USB drive. Boot from the drive, completely wipe drive C, and install windows. When using this method you will have to use another computer to copy over the WiFi driver (or copy the driver before you reinstall) so you can proceed with installing the rest of the drivers. This is what worked for me. Removing the drivers initially didnt solve my problem, and a built-in reinstall disnt so the job either. Drivers can be found on Lenovo's support site after entering your machine type. If that doesn't work you could always let windows update automatically install drivers, it will just take half a dozen or so restarts.
11-03-2019 05:02 AM
11-03-2019 10:14 AM - edited 11-03-2019 10:16 AM
Thank you agazpp & Reapr getting back to me so quickly! I did a fresh windows 10 install from a bootable USB, and then after all the drivers automatically updated over wifi I still found and deleted:
Lenovo Thermal Management Driver
Lenovo Power Management Driver
I dont see any other drivers with the Lenovo name in them. Even after a restart and double checking they didnt re-install, I am still getting issues. Mainly computer works flawless for the first few minutes until the GPU hits ~80*C, and then it locks to 300 MHz, even after its cooled down to ~60*C. I even have my P53 on an laptop pad that blows air into it! Also agazpp, it seems the link to the picture of your device manager is missing.
I find it interesting that you both have opposing opinions of lenovo vantage ;P. I think I will try letting Lenovo install the drivers and try again. Unfortunately I am a few days over the 30 days return window. The computer has been great for the majority of the CAD software I have been using, but half the reason I purchased the P53 was to have a portable VR capable laptop to bring to friends houses and events.
I'll let your know how it goes! Thanks again for your help!