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Q: Question about the lenovo y520 gaming laptop

Hi, I'm thinking of buying a new laptop and am deciding to go with the lenovo y520 80WK004UMH.Before I want to buy the laptop, I want to know a few things: - Is in mine model an m.2 slot available for an SSD upgrade and is it available in every lenovo y520 model?- Does any upgrades void the warranty?- What do you think of the gtx 1050 4gb card? Is it good enough to run most modern games on it, I don't expect them to play everything at ultra mode, but I'm pretty satisfied to play most games 60 fps on medium to high.- Has the i7 7700HQ a huge benefit for increase in gaming performance or is the i5 7300HQ fine? And yes, the more you spend, the better you'll get, the more future proof your laptop is. I'm kinda short on money, so I won't be able to go over ?1000,00 euro's. Thank you! Best regards, TheClient

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Debasmita from LENOVO threatening me that she will see how my issue will get resolved if I don?t listen to her. Lencare ID# C180312002 || S/N# PF0VK59K || SO# 7008546861 I purchased my laptop four months? back and on March 7th I registered a complain of Laptop Screen is dead and if I connect to HDMI port to another screen it works. The engineer visited to my place on 10th March and replaced the display screen, while opening the laptop the screen packing was loosen up even after my request the engineer kept saying nothing will happen to the new gaps which were formed after display screen replacement. After few hours of service, the screen started flickering again and got completely dim, now the display works sometimes and sometimes it won?t.I register the complaint again on display screen, they sent an engineer after two days and opened the laptop again to check the same display issue, engineer not only opened display Screen but also back panel of the laptop.The display screen issue he confirmed the display will need to replace with one cable and Basel, total three parts. He took pictures of screen frame gap and noted the same in service slip that the laptop packing is gone off and will require new packing. After he went off I observed that now my laptop?s touch pad light has switched off completely.There was only one issue with display but LENOVO service support has introduced few more issues now 1-  DISPLAY ISSUE was introduced - Reason (Auto... Read more

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Hello guys. I recently purchased lenovo y520 laptop which is including nvme 120gb ssd. I suffered lack of storage. So, I got a decision to change to m2(2280)type ssd with more capacity. Is it possible to swap from nvme to m2 with y520 laptop? I guess those are same slot, however laptop specification of korea version describes as nvme "only". exact content is The laptop is based on nvme. it doesn't support m2. I'm confusing at the moment. Please help me to get a decision. Thank you so much. 

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Dear community, I've recently bought a Lenovo Legion (Y520-15IKBN 80WK00U8MH) And since I've got this laptop I have experienced a lot of problems with it.As I understood this is a gaming laptop but it really doesn't look like it. I've got so many problems but the biggest one is that the laptop only has only 1 jack, so I've got to choose, use the sound or microphone cable of my headset, I've tried using sound from my headset and sound from the built-in microphone from my laptop, but the mic quality is so **bleep**, I paid 1200 EUR for this laptop and the makers can't even afford to build in a good quality microphone. Also when I plug out my headset and plug it in then there comes no sound from my headset, I've updated all my drivers but it didn't fix it, I have to restart my laptop everytime to plug my headset in again. Also, I can't use multiple buttons on my keyboard, I understood that this is a GAMING LAPTOP but I can't use w+shift+z, the button z doesn't work, I have to let go shift or w to let z work, **bleep** is that for bull**bleep**? a 3-key rollover in a 1200 EUR gaming laptop. Has anyone suggestions how I can fix the main problems, I can live with the small laptop problems, but I regret buying this laptop. Thanks! 

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Hi there, got a whole load of questions regarding my laptop and gaming. Ill split them up to make it easier to read.

Im trying to play Allods Online. A new MMORPG that is well worth looking at. Search Allods EU, its free, and a very good game! Not your typical runescape. Much more WOW, but different. Below are the min specs, and i can play the game, but it does have lag now and again. I remmeber playing WOW much smoother on less laptops. So, whats going on. Ive read the laptop simply isnt good enough, and theres nothing i can upgrade. When the game is on, and im running Gamebooster, (optimising program) it takes just 1.2gb of my ram. and 20-40% of CPU. Im playing on lowest settings. I want it smooth and lag free for PVP.

This will be the only game ill be playing.

Minimum Requirements
∙ Windows XP, Windows2000, DirectX 9.0
∙ Intel Pentium III 1.5 GHz
∙ 512 MB RAM
∙ NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 64 MB / ATI Radeon 9600 64 MB
∙ Screen with resolution 800x600
∙ DirectX-compatible audio card
∙ Mouse
∙ 4 GB HDD1. I havent got the newest bios it seems, but ive read this is risky, will it help me?Click to expand...

My Specs...

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire 5520
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: AMD Athlon... Read more

A:Gaming laptop question.

Updating BIOS won't do a thing unless there is a very specific reason to do so. It certainly won't help any "lag" problems.

Is the "lag" due to your machine, or could it be simply a lag in internet communication? How fast is your connection?

You might also check to see what else you have running that you can shut down. WMI can slow things quite a bit if running. It needs to run, but you can pause it from a command line:

net pause winmgmt

You should not need to restart it since it will start itself, but if needed:

net continue winmgmt

Something like Bitsum's Process Lasso is also useful (or the free ProcessTamer--the free version of Lasso works well). You could lower the CPU priority of processes you need to keep running but that do not need CPU priority and raise the priority of the game to above normal or high (never use "realtime"--it will lock the machine and you won't be able to do anything). Lasso has a gaming mode. The developer is a very honest and hard-working individual who is always making improvements based on user feedback. Keep an eye out for the frequent updates if you use it. I have it on every machine I own. Once you get your settings the way you want, you can shut down the main program, freeing up yet more CPU, and leave the service running in the background to enforce the priorities. I run it under Local System credentials, but it works fine under any administrative credentials, too.

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I've been shopping around for a gaming laptop and also asking advice on a few forums. I feel like I'm getting advice from some people who are overly obsessed with specifications and they're telling me that I need to get more than I actually need.

The main purpose for this gaming laptop will be to play the Sims 3. Not an extremely demanding game, but with all its expansion packs it can be somewhat demanding. I've been looking at a variety of computers, though it seems like they have great specifications until you run into the graphics card.

I'm being told that I should get a graphics card with a bus memory of at least 192 MB, but it's been really tough to find a gaming laptop that has a graphics card with that much bus memory when I'm really hoping to spend under $1000 on this computer.

There are a few cards that I've looked at on notebookcheck.net and they seem pretty good. I'd like to get opinions on the following graphics cards and whether or not they'd be able to handle the Sims 3 game play.

- AMD Radeon HD 7670M w/ 2GB
- AMD Radeon HD 7650M w/ 1GB
- GeForce GT 645M w/ 2GB
- AMD Radeon HD 7730M w/ 2GB
- GeForce GT 710M w/ 1GB
- AMD Radeon 7680 w/ 2GB
- Intel HD Graphics 3000 and GeForce T 555M w/ 1GB (dual)
- GeForce GT 555M
- GeForce GT 650M 2GB or Intel HD Graphics 4000 (switchable)
- AMD Radeon HD 7660G + 7670M Dual Graphics w/ 2GB
- AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670 Dual Graphics w/ 1GB

These laptops range from 6-8GB R... Read more

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Hello all,

I'm going to get a gaming laptop and these are the specs:
Chassis & Display
Vortex Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3630QM (2.40GHz) 6MB

Memory (RAM)

Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 675MX - 4.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 11

Memory - Hard Disk
240GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)


Thermal Paste

Sound Card
Intel 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio + SPDIF/MIC/Headphone Jack

Bluetooth & Wireless

Vortex Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.

Operating System
Genuine Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£109)

NORTON ANTI-VIRUS 2013 - 1 Year Licence for 1 PC
Question 1: Do you think this could play Crysis 3 1080p maxed out? If not can you give me some games if could play maxed out 1080p. I have chosen windows 8 because of the amazing boot up speeds on SSD and you get an extra 2-5 FPS in some games.

A:Laptop Gaming Question.

Crysis 3 system requirements - http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=3953&game=Crysis 3

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Hi.My Lenovo have a 1tb hdd.I want to know if I can buy a ssd and the both disks.And if so what sdd can I buy MTM:80wk00mmpg

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Hello people, i have a big problem,bought a brand new laptop few days ago its Lenovo y520 i7-7700hq/16gb rams and gtx 1050ti 4gb, and i cant play games at all,tried tom clancys the division i have 15-10 fps there and the rust on medium settings have big laggs i dont know what to do,tried to set my battery settings to high performance still the same thing...Please help.

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For example this:http://eu.crucial.com/eur/en/bls8g4s26bfsdk I want to use in dual channel so i want to buy two.

A:Lenovo Y520 Can i use 2666mhz ram?

yes but it will run on your mother board maximum allowes 2400mhz

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Hey everybody, I am trying to install Windows 10 x64 over USB (Created with Microsoft tool).BIOS version: 4KCN43WWWhat I want is to install Windows in UEFI Mode (Not legacy), but when I set everything in BIOS I can?t see USB on boot menu.I can use it and install it when I set: Boot Mode: Legacy SupportBoot Priority: UEFI First But that is not an option, I don?t want my Windows to be on Legacy mode.I am not able to install it like that and switch to UEFI after, keep getting error that HardDrive cannot be found.SATA Controller Mode is on ACHI.OS Optimized Defaults is on ENABLED.Secure Boot is DISABLED.Fast Boot is DISABLED. If anyone has any solution that I didn?t try it would be great.

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Hello, I own a Lenovo Legion Y520 (the one with 2tb HDD) and I would like to add an SSD to it as well. From what I've read, if I want to keep my HDD and add an SSD, I will need an M.2 type SSD. Also, I have found an SSD that I think would be compatible with my Y520, but I wanted to ask here before buying it. The SSD I'm talking about it the SSD WD Black 256GB PCI Express 3.0 x4 M.2 2280. I will also attach a picture of it, so if anyone could tell me if it's compatible, I'll be very thankful.This is the one 

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Hi there, I need to upgrade my ram, Currently housing 1 x 8gb module stock. Would someone kindly be able to offer me a list of compatible 8gb modules that I can purchase and install. Further to this due to my current location in Thailand I have the following more readily available. Crucial - CR239ELAB8TNTXANTH-99364522 Kingston HyperX - HX424S14IB2/8 Both clock in at 2400 Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I'm new here, and I have a quick question regarding my laptop. I have been wanting to upgrade to a gaming PC for a while now but I don't have the money, so can someone tell me if my current laptop has good parts, and what games I am able to run?

A:Laptop gaming spec question

Is the Intel graphics card the only one in the notebook? Some have a discrete and an integrated and use switching technologies to save power. You will run into a wall trying to play just about anything modern on that integrated chip.

What games were you interested in?

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 My machine: Lenovo Ideapad U310  Model 4375  I would like to know if I could replace my 500 GB HDD with a Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm Internal SSD.I read that mine is SATA 3.0, but that one is SATA 6. Would that work? And could it handle that storage space amount? Thanks!

A:Lenovo U310 (not y520) i7 hdd upgrade.

Good day and welcome to the community.As I understand it, the SATA standard is backward-compatible. An SATA-6 storage device should work fine in an SATA-3 slot, albeit at the slower speed, as long as it physically fits.Regards.
Mod's Edit:  Updated Subject line.

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I got Lenovo Y520, and after installing Windows10 professional edition, and all of dirvers from Lenovo official website, I got some blurred screens like:  Is this normal? if not, how can I solve this?

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Hi. I have 1050 version of Legion Y520. It is 15IKBN. What can i upgrade? If i can upgrade something where? If i can upgrade something can you give me links of items? Thank you.

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Hey all,  Just recently bought a Lenovo Y520 gaming laptop. Overall very satisified with it! Last week I added an SSD drive to it and decided to do a fresh reformat from the BIOS so the laptop would run at full power without any bloatware holding it back.  Did the reformat sucessfully, installed all drivers, and now the laptop is running perfectly, except for one thing.  Since the reformat, Wifi has been giving me constant problems. I've tried just about every solution available on the net but so far have had no luck. It's main issue is: when I go to power on the laptop after being turned off for an extended period of time (at least 8-10 hours), there's no wifi at all whatsoever. Windows doesn't detect my wifi at all, even under network adapters! I've downloaded the latest drivers directly from Lenovo and even took it one step further by getting direct drivers from intel themselves. In this condition, it only detects my ethernet port, so when I go to diagnose it, it doesn't consider Wifi an issue because it doesn't think it exists.  The ONLY solution to get Wifi to work for me is to restart the computer at least once, load up the BIOS, go to the Configurations tab and disable/re-enable Wireless Lan. After that, I boot it with the saved changes and boom, Wifi suddenly works again. Thing is, I shouldn't have to do this every time to get Wifi to work. Before the reformat, the Wifi was working absolutely fine with no issues whatso... Read more

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Dear Lenovo community,I am considering an ssd upgrade. I know that my laptop (Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN) supports m.2 NVMe gen 3.0 x4, but is it compatible with gen 3.0 x2? I found some good deals, they are actually about half the price of an x4 ssd ...Also, what length does it support? I found a link for the ssd that comes in it (in higher configurations), so is that the maximum length?Thanks in advance for your reply.

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Im really on a pickle with this one.Basically long story short.. I start up Rocket League.. First 3 minutes of the match okay ( after restarting), and then the micro stutter happens.. Like in every 1.5 secs it will "freeze"and its annooying as hell. Tought i was only RL at the time. Turns out all the ohter games do so... Tried reinstalling windows, all of my drivers, did ram check, uninstalled Discord.Nothing seems to be working .. temps are normal.. (50 ish, Celcsius) Any ideas mates? Video of the stutter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIaWtL_YvII

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Hello everyone! I've got a problem with my Lenovo y520, bought about 3-4 months ago, I noticed that sometimes one white line at the bottom of the screen may appear out of nowhere (see screenshots), though it usually appears when I'm playing games. The line stands just at the bottom part of the screen, more exactly at the bottom part of the task bar. I must say that this problem didn't start to occur when I bought it, but after a while. Also, I noticed that while I'm playing video games, the screen would flicker (like a very short shut down) for 0.1 seconds, if you blink you'll literally miss it, and then the line appears. Sometimes, the screen flickers again and the white line would disappear. This problem doesn't occur everytime I play, but sometimes. The white line remains still, unless I restart the laptop. Now, I'm asking you for help, what is the cause of this problem and how can I solve it resulting in no appearances of such weird lines on my laptop's screen?Thanks.

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Everytime i charge my device to 100%The battery FULL CHARGE capacity seems to degrade a littleBtw, my laptop is only couple months oldThe battery report : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XB2Xoj88xx1fXaV_vKE4J45g3Q0YUz8_

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Hey guys, I just bought this computer today and I have encountered this problem. When I go to control panel -> display / dxdiag / AIDA64, I can only see Intel HD 630, but not my GTX 1050. I have tried reinstalling latest drivers and I changed the settings in NVIDIA control panel. I am using Windows 10 Pro. Thank you  

A:Lenovo Y520 dedicated GPU not showing

Hi Adomce123, 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Have you tried running dx diag with a high graphic application software running alongside?
The automatic switch from Intel to NVIDIA would happen when there is demand for it thus you were allowed to re install NVIDIA drivers and use the NVIDIA control setting since it was available in your system. This can also be checked in your device manager as well as lenovo diagnostics to confirm if the NVIDIA device if available.
Try going in the BIOS and verify options under Configuration Menu for graphic device to run on Discrete or UMA only as option. F10 to save setting before exit.
Update us how it goes.

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