12-08-2011 09:31 AM
I bought my W510 a couple of months ago. Lately it tends to shutdown when I use intensive graphic card software use such as UDK (unreal development kit) and 3dsmax 2012. Its so annoying it has gotten to the point where the software is open for a couple of minutes and then the computer shuts down, its impossible to work with it now. Even when i have 10 boxes in wifreframe, it still shutsdown.
Does anyone know how can i solve it? Is it something common? I have the latest drivers in my graphic card (Quadro FX 880M), I bought this computer because I needed better performance than my old HP DV-5 that ironically, works ok with UDK and 3dsmax with no shutdowns.
By the way, i've been playing Portal 2 on my W510 with no problems.
This is my configuration:
W510 - i5 M560 @ 2.67ghz
4gb, remaining 1 dimm slot
80gbs free on C:/ windows 7
Nvidia Quadro FX880M
Thank you very much!
12-11-2011 12:18 AM
12-13-2011 03:34 AM
To add on, while you are running UDK or 3DMax, set it to Manual: 64, this pushes the fan to maximum to help reduce overall system temperature.
If it still does not run well, you could ask Lenovo Support to reapply thermal paste for your CPU and GPU.
ThinkPad: W520 (4284-A99)
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12-14-2011 06:28 PM