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Lenovo ideapad 720s trouble gaming

Q: Lenovo ideapad 720s trouble gaming

I recently bought a 720s which is supposed to be a semi-pro laptop and pretty good for gaming. But I can't even play agar.io without it lagging and hacking. There's no problem to use an IPad or my old MacBook, so there's nothing wrong with the network. Must be something wrong with this computer, right? Should I just return it?

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I am adding a Samsung 960 EVO SSD in the extra M.2 port of an LENOVO LNVNB161216motherboard.The SSD is advertised at 3,200/1,800 MBps speeds. In my M.2 port, CrystalDiskMark reads only about half these speeds, topping out at about 1,800/1,500. Can I find out for nvme ssd PCI Express slot generation??Is it 'PCIe Gen. 3 x 4' Or 'PCIe Gen. 2 x 4' ??  

A:Lenovo ideapad 720S-15IKB

Hi acejjeon,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Product specification:
Storage: M.2 SSD / PCIe 3.0 x 4
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hello, I am posting on behalf of my mom. Similar to some complaints of the Yoga Series her IdeaPad 720s screen is beginning to separate from the panel. Because I seldom ever use her laptop I've not really noticed. While trying to figure out an issue shes been having with some work software (electronic health records), I noticed that the bottom of the panel (in between the rubber seal and hinge area) is slightly exposed and is showing some of the innards of the laptop. She doesn't have the greatest eye sight, so she hasn't noticed. Is anyone else having these issues? Is there a fix or am I going to have to RMA the unit? She's only had the unit for about a month and a half.

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Does anyone have this problem before? Any solution for this?I followed the guide on Lenovo but it doesn't work...Link: https://support.lenovo.com/sa/en/solutions/ht500364I've also tried reinstall the monitor and vga driver...Thank you.

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Hi, I am writing here because i am concerned by an issue that happened to me today. I came home from school where i was working on my laptop, then once i got home i picked my laptop to work again, but i instantly noticed a big crack on my screen going from the top, near the camera, spreading until it reaches the bottom left of the screen. I decided to call the warranty service from lenovo and explained them the situation, but the customer service representative told me that the warranty doesn't cover physical damage and and that i had to send them the computer so a technician decides whether it is my fault or not... I am very concerned by the situation because i am sure that that crack isn't the result of a bad usage of the product from me, i always take care of it and i have it since almost 2 months.  Considering that, i just wanted to know if something similar happened to other people here and what did the technicians decide ? Thanks for your help

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My IdeaPad, suddenly will not turn on. Pressing the Power button, a led on the button is white for about 4 seconds and then turns off. I experience the same if it's running on battery or AC adapter. The led next to the AC adapter is white when the USB C charging cable is attached. I've tried holding down the Power button for +15 seconds with and without the AC adapter attached. Any ideas for further troubleshooting before returning the laptop for repair? Thanks, -Martin

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Hello, I have recently purchased Lenovo 720S-14IKB (Type 81BD). The display color however are terrible. The yellow is the worse overall. There is a yellowish tint on the display. I have updated the BIOS and the power management drivers as suggest from other Yoga topics here from the forum. I have tried to calibrate the display from the Windows color calibration tool and I also tried a custom icc profile. Nothing seems to correct the display. Any suggestions how this can be fixed ?

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Hi, I'm looking at buying this laptop, but i came across a few questions: 1) Can this laptop support up to 32gb RAM as it is mentioned in some youtube reviews? 2) Can this laptop support video through the USB-C port as well, or just data? I'm looking at connecting 2 portable USB-C monitors, 1 through the Thunderbolt port and the other through the normal USB-C port. 3) Is the Thunderbolt port 2 lanes or 4? 4) Is this 4k screen anti-glare as well? 5) How would this 4k screen work connected to 2 FHD portable monitors, in terms of resolution? 6) Is this 4k screen suffering from backlight bleeding as some reviews suggest? Thanks in advance.

A:Lenovo Ideapad 720s 15IKB Touch 4K - specs

Answers to some of your questions: 1) Yes, it supports up to 32GB RAM, however you would need two 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM modules, which are rather expensive.2) I can confirm, that one USB-C port supports ThunderBolt 3 and DisplayPort 1.2a connection.4) No, it's a glossy panel.6) Most of IPS screens suffers from backlit bleeding problem. It's mostly depends on unit, which you've receive.





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Hey I've got a question about the keyboard in my Lenovo,The keyboard's FN button isn't working and furthermore the button ALT is taking the funcionality of the FN key.Examples:1. FN + any F key = does not work2. ALT + any F key = does the funcionality of the FN buttonSo the FN is switched with the ALT partly because the FN does not work at all!Any help ?NOTE, laptop was bought yesterday

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Hello, I recently bought the ideapad 720s 15 inch, and I've been having a pretty bad experience with the touchpad. I've been looking everywhere for touchpad drivers to update but I haven't had any luck finding some.  Would anyone happen to have a fix for the touchpad issues?

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Issue: While watching videos, screen browser goes black for a few seconds and then recovers. This happens on both Chrome and Microsoft Edge.  Event logs: Event ID: 10016Date/Time: 5/17/2018 7:22:34 PMType: ErrorThe application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}and APPID{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool. Event ID: 4101Type: WarningDate/Time: 5/17/2018 7:22:26 PMDisplay driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered. Event ID: 10016 Type: ErrorDate/Time: 5/17/2018 7:22:25 PMThe application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}and APPID{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}to the user LAPTOP-2UTH01U2\mattp SID (S-1-5-21-1962406625-3129079195-99337502-1001) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool. Have tried:1. Change TDP value2. Using Windows build 1803 at first, since I thought Windows problem, I roll ba... Read more

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I'm planning to buy this laptop: http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-700-series/Lenovo-IdeaPad-720S-14IKB/p/80XC0047... But the Wireless on this laptop is 1x1. I wanted to know if I could replace that card with a faster Intel 8265 card. 

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does anyone know, what happened to my laptop? and how could i fix it? honestly, this is really annoying because it has happened more than 5 times in a month. Thanks before.

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Hi. My fingerprint scanner worked when I got the laptop November 2017 and then all of a sudden it stopped working.I thought it might have been an update for Windows or problems with the Lenovo Drivers.It showed up on and off in the Device Manager area but always with the Error Code 10 when it did show up.Most if the time it wasnt even on the list.I have done all the steps ive read from unistalling and reinstalling drivers, updating bios, clearing TPM on both windows and bios, Windows In-Place Upgrade,etc.... NOTHINGhas worked. Spoke to Lenovo Live HelpNothing worked they told me to contact Microsoft. Spoke to Microsoft Live HelpNothing worked. They could not get it fixed. Now after a BIOS update that Lenovo suggested it showed up again but now says:Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.Pic attached. Then it disappeard again from the Device Manager List! After trying all this....is this what I think it is??Hardware malfunction and I will need to send it back to Lenovo for replacement?? Wanted to hear all your thoughts! errorgone from device manager list 

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I recently purchased a new IdeaPad 720s (15) with a touchscreen, and I was curious if there was a pen that was compatible with this device. it's not why I got the laptop, but I thought it would be nice to be able to draw with this device when I needed to, thanks. 

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Hello, my Lenovo ideapad doesn't want to start from sleeping mode. I have to turn it of holding start key for at least 10 seconds and then switch it on again. Very frustrating. Please help.

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Having trouble here would be super grateful for your help. I connected one external monitor to this alptop but failed in connecting a second monitor to it. My Ideapad 720s is a 4k laptop and so are both my external monitors. When I connected the HDMI cable into the USB port on my laptop the monitor was VERY blurry! So I was forced to use this adapter to plug the HDMI into it and the adpater pligged into the USB-C on my laptop. This is the adapter I used: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/j5creat...?skuId=5930600 So that adapter worked to connect one external monitor but I wasn't able to get a 2nd monitor to work sucessfully. I don't know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks for any input!

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Hi.About half a year ago, I bought the Lenovo ideapad 720S-14IKB. Since day 1, I noticed this problem where the mouse becomes invincible for a few seconds after I open a new tab in the webbrowser or start a new program. Here is a video of it: https://i.imgur.com/FSR05gs.mp4 Futhermore, after installing the latest BIOS update (4VCN41WW), the laptop has started to freeze for a couple of seconds on me every once in a while.  Are these, things that can be fixed by myself? Or should i talk to the store where i bought it about sending it to repair? I live in Denmark, so I have 2 years warrenty. 

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Hello, I recently bought the Lenovo 720s - 14" with i7 - 8th gen Intel processor. The laptop is great, but I experience a very noticable moving color banding (see the video)! Has anyone  seen such thing on your 720s or should I repalce mine?Thanks!

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I have a Lenovo ideapad 720s 15ikb 81ac. I want to connect to external independent monitor. These 2 monitor should extend my Laptop display. How can i do that? My laptop has 2 USB-C port only 1 with Thunderbolt. I tried connecting 2 usb-c to hdmi adapter only 1 monitor works. Is the Lenevo Lenevo USB-C Dock will solve my problem? 

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Can someone tell me how to change the Lenovo 720S-14IKB bios / boot logo?Tried to search for a guide, but I didn't find info on how to change the image on this particular laptop model.I want to replace the current image with my own custom image.Thx in advance for any help that will solve my challenge.

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can i just ask if my lenovo ideapad 310 run nba 2k18? appreciate those who would answer

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My laptops starting to become super slow. I really want something on the cheaper side until I can get a nicer laptop in about a year and a half. I'm not very good with specs, it's kind of confusing for me. I mostly use my laptop to browse the internet and play a couple games. I don't play anything like Overwatch or Call of Duty, the highest intesity game I play is The Sims 4. Here are the specs for the two im looking at: (Laptop #1)Processor: IntelŪ PentiumŪ N4200 Processor (1.10GHz 2MBMemory: 4.0GB DDR3L 1600MHzHard Drive: 1TB 5400 RPMGraphics: IntelŪ HD Graphics 505Battery: 2 Cell 30 Watt Hour Li-Polymer (Laptop #2)Processor: AMD A9-9420 Processor (3GHz 1MB)Memory: 4.0GB DDR4 2133 MHzHard Drive: 1TB 5400 RPMGraphics: AMD Integrated Graphics Thank you in advance! 

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Does anyone have any problem on playing Blade and Soul with Ideapad Y700 (Intel Core i5-6300HQ, 8GB, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10)? I do not much problem playing other games (Tera, Aion, NFS, and etc) on this laptop but this is the only game that I have trouble playing. I personally, do like this laptop and it is value gaming laptop, so I should not expect much from it. But it runs other games perfectly... I tried changing the Nvidia 3d setting to high performance but I still get low FPS (30~40), even with the lowest setting.  Is this laptop not capable of playing this game or what is the problem? If you have any solution, please share with me.

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Hi, Interested in buying the 720S 14 with 8th gen intel cpu and MX150,  but I can't find one to actually hold in my hands and get a feel for. I have seen other models in the 300 and 500 series and wondered if any of them are a close match for the 720s 14 in looks and build. This is in the UK if this makes any difference. Many thanks in advance Manco  

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK with intel core i5-6200U cpu and 8gb ram with RX M360 4gb graphics, just wanted to state my frame rates per second and wanted to inquire whether I am getting lower performance than the others, NOTE: FPS were measured with the wall adapter plugged in and full performance mode Name                                        FPS                     SettingsAssassin's Creed IV:               20-30                1080x1980 highPayday 2:                                 25-45                1280x720 moderateFar cry Primal:                         15-30                1366x768 high Should such low FPS be expected? If not, recommended solutions? 

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Hi! I'm having an issue with my new laptop and I really hope someone can help me with possible solutions or at least explanations. Thank you in advance for reading about my problem  In short, I've recently purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad 520S laptop, with the following specs: IntelŪ Core? i7-7500U 2.70 GHz, Kaby Lake, 14", Full HD, IPS, 8GB, 256GB SSD, nVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB I was looking for a good compromise between mobility and performance (with a little bit of gaming capacity thrown in), and this is the best I could find within my budget. And, while overall the laptop works as well as I'd imagined, I'm having a really frustrating problem on the gaming front.Specifically, while playing a rather old game (Mass Effect 1, for what it's worth), the laptop gets hot (to very hot) exactly in the much needed WASD keyboard area, thus rendering the game nearly unplayable.Now, I fully understand that this is nowhere near a gaming laptop, but we're talking about a 10+ year old game! Not only that, but I've played the same game before, on a significantly lower configuration, with nearly no issues at all. Actually, I've played many games, on laptops with weaker processors and integrated graphics, and I haven't experienced this much heat.So... has anyone encountered this issue with a similar laptop? And, if so, can anything be done about it? I find it really frustrating that I can't even play such an old game in decent conditions, not to mention disappointing...Thank ... Read more

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Hi to all,i installed a new HD ssd samsung evo 256 gb, all works goo and now i have a perfect pc but ther is a unpleasant problem. Num lock and Shift key leds word fine, but if i press "Fn+spacebar" the light of keyboard don't work. the light does not come on. how to fix this trouble?

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I recently got myself an ideapad 720s. It seams I have some distortion on some symbols or in text in programs. It had happen even with the mouse cursor. Anyone knows if it is "normal"? Or anyone had experienced this siuation? Thanks

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I recently bought an Ideapad 720s, it was working smoothly without any glitches but suddenly one day after a Windows 10 update, it started having issues. First, I could not login, it said my profile was not found and then later when I fixed that my fingerprint as a sign in option does not work anymore. I wasn't facing these issues before the update. NEED HELP!!!

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Hi, I've noticed there are two models of Ideapad 720s 14" i5 8250u: 81BD000TUS and 81BD001NUS. Can somebody describe the difference? May be the difference in screen frame, e.g. and 

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Hello all, New to the forum. Just got my new IdeaPad and USB-C dock. Only issue I'm having is getting the power button on the dock to power up the closed laptop. Any ideas? Thanks, Scott

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I would like to put my old hdd in Y500 into a new ideapad 720s. Is that possible? Do I need some cable to do that? Thank you for your help.

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is ideapad 720s 14" ram upgradeable?thanks in advance

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Hello. I just purchased the Ideapad 720s 15" base model (8gb RAM and 256gb).  Link here: https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-700-series/Ideapad-720S-15/p/88IP70S0895 I'd like to add another ssd drive for storage and I was wondering if this model is compatible with the SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series M.2 2280 1TB SATA III.  Link here:  https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147678 Thanks in advance.  

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Hi I have an Ideapad 720s ARR Ravenridge that came with the SK Hynix 256GB NVME SSD. Since I need more HD space I wanted to upgrade it to a news Samsung EVO 860 2TB M.2 which is SATA and not NVME.However the BIOS is not detecting the new drive. So i treid another M.2 SATA drive (Sandisk 128GB) and that also does not show up in the BIOS? So myquestion: Does the ideapas only support NVME drives via M.2? - that would be the 1st time I hear about this, usually it is the other way around

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Hi guys.So i bought an Lenovo ideapad 720s about a month ago, and since i got it i have been realy bothered by the fact that it is not leveled. It seems like the bottom left corner and the top right is higer then the two other corners. So everytime i lay my hand down to type i can clearly feel the bump caused by the lack of contact with the table. I have tried to bend the base of the laptop to fix it, but it dosent work. The problem might even be that the whole base is not flat, im not sure.Dont know what to do about this, and i really dont feel like sending my laptop to a service senter as it would take quite a while before i would get it back. But if that is the only option i guess i just have to. All sugestions apreciatedThanks in advance

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Hello,I'm thinking about buying this laptop and trying to verify that it supports USB-C DP Alt Mode so I can connect multiple (2) monitors using a USB-C dock. Thank you for you reply.

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Hello community, I recently bought an IdeaPad 720S-13ARR and noticed that the hinge is asymmetrical. I do not know if it is on purpose or if I have a defective unit. When the display is folded up, the gap on the left side of the hinge is noticeably larger than the gap on the right side. Also, when it is closed, the part of the hinge that is connected to the display sticks out more on the left.Otherwise it is working really nice.Has anyone else noticed this?Hinge leftHinge rightGreetings, Domi(Sorry if I made mistakes. English is not my mother tongue)


























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I just got this model yesterday. Please look at the image and notice the gap between key3 and key4, also keyB and keyN. Should I make a replacement for this issue? 

A:Ideapad 720S(15'') keyboard gap is bumped

Hi J8Cutter3olo,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Try to check if there is any issue with the functionality of those keys.
See if it is loosely in place.
 
It is best advise to have technical support check it for an appropriate recommendation so that you can decide how to proceed.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi all, I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad 720s 15" FHD, and noticed something strange on my screen.There appears to be a dark shadow running along the top screen border.Is this an issue that I should be concerned about? The shadow appears in everything that I do, from Powerpoint to Chrome. Is there any way to fix it?The picture attached shows what it sort of looks like.  Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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I bought a Type-c to HDMI adpator. I could connect the Ideapad to a external computer monitor.But when connect to a TV, it cannot detect the TV. I have change different TV and tried different HDMI cables. but it still not work.Any idea what is the problem? 

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I have a brand new 720s that is awesome in every way...except the audio. It is fine when on battery but I get a background static or faint electronic buzzing sound when connected to power. I don't get this at all when running on battery, though the Realtek audio could be better. But the instant I connect it to the power I get the static. It is not terribly noticable when listening to something at high levels but it is annoying if charging while going to sleep to something (or if you just need a charge while listening to something). I have tried new and old drivers, disabling the Nvidia card, changing power schemes, every sound setting, different wall sockets (both grounded and not) and nothing stops the static when I charge.  Any idea from anyone, or Lenovo, if this is something known to occur, or something I just have to live with or is this a defect and something I should return the laptop for? 

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Hi, I am looking for a power bank that is compatible with the Ideapad 720s model with the i5-8250U CPU and MX150 GPU.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks. RS

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