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(Solved)Lenovo Y520 Micro stutter

Q: (Solved)Lenovo Y520 Micro stutter

Solved: All i had to do was unplug my laptop whilst starting up the game. Seems to be working fine like that. 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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Preferred Solution: (Solved)Lenovo Y520 Micro stutter

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A: (Solved)Lenovo Y520 Micro stutter

Solved... Seems like only thing i had to do was unplug my laptop whilst starting the game.

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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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Greetings, Since installing a Plextor M8Pe 128 GB m.2 PCI-E Gen3x4 SSD on the Y520, I have been experiencing random stuttering and freezes in both games and general usage. Even with light tasks, such as playing music, there are random freezes with cracking / popping sounds. Both the Y520 and the SSD appear to be healthy. The Y520 did have the motherboard and display replaced under warranty and the service centre now claims there is no hardware fault. The BIOS is set to UEFI and AHCI, as the Windows 10 setup was not detecting the SSD with the default Intel RST Premium setting. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

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Hi all. I was wondering what everyone's experience was in regards to the best GPU in terms of smoothest performance. I keep hearing that GPU's in sli/crossfire suffer from microstuttering and that can really distract from the experience. However, I've also heard that this is really only a major issue with lower end cards and that higher end cards like the GTX 780 or titan in sli work very well. What are your guy's thoughts?

This question has stemmed from the fact that I have a OC GTX 770 right now for a 1080p monitor. I guess I'm wondering if in the future I want to upgrade should I try another 770 in sli or just go with a single GTX titan or 690 (even though I've heard the 690's multiple gpu setup can experience microstuttering as well, however much that is). I know everything will give me high fps but I really want a smooth ultra setting experience with future games like BF4.

P.s. sorry I seem like a NVidia fanboy. I also like video editing which I've heard NVidia's cuda cores are good for that. Also, lets say money isn't a problem. These are my computer specs

i7 4770k
750w xfx power supply
asus sabertooth z87 mobo
Cooler master HAF912 ATX case
 

A:GPU's and micro stutter

Micro stutturing has largely been addressed fairly well by NVidia. Currently, NVidia cards in 2 way SLI do a great job of both scaling and keeping stuttering quite low.

ATI cards have been derided very much these past few years since NVidia brought the issue to light and fixed it up on their cards, but the latest 13.8 beta drivers show that ATI has come up with a decent solution to stuttering.

TL;DR, it's not really a problem from now on.
And yes in the future a second GTX770 is probably going to be a good choice.
 

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This is really a good read and inside look at 'micro-stutter'
http://techreport.com/articles.x/21516
 

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Hi all. I'm hoping somebody with a bit more technical understanding than myself can help me clarify the issue.

I have recently upgraded my ram and HDD in my PC. I used to have 6GB of PNY DDR3 ram and a crappy 320gb HDD connected via SATA 1 cable. This HDD was the only original component in the PC since I first bought it, as everything has been improved upon over time.

I now have 16GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz ram and a WD 1TB 3.5" SATA III 6Gb/s Caviar Black 7200rpm 64mb cache HDD.

Since upgrading I have been encountering micro stutters - literally only about one second long. Everything freezes and the sound stutters, sometimes making a "zzzztttt" sound. Then it just catches up. Sometimes games have been minimizing to desktop when it happens, but not always.

I have tried quite a few fixes such as upgrading all drivers, reverting to old drivers, checking temps, changing ram voltage. But it seems like this may be related to the new HDD.

I have put the old 320gb HDD back in and although it is noticeably slower compared to the new one, I haven't had any micro stutters yet after an hour of testing on various games with other programs running in the background.

Specs:

Geforce 660ti
i5 2500k 3.30ghz
16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 1600MHz
ASRock P67 Pro3 SE Mobo
WD 1TB 3.5" SATA III 6Gb/s Caviar Black 7200rpm 64mb cache HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium

It has to either be the ram or the hdd that's causing the problem, as I didn't hav... Read more

A:Possible HDD micro stutter issue

It's not relevant, but are you using Win7 64bit? I assume you are, otherwise, all of your RAM is not available (or even needed for that matter).

Have you checked Windows Event Viewer to see if Windows is logging any errors? Have you tested the HDD using the drive manufacturers disk tools?
 

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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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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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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.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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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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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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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.
 
Regards
 

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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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Hi there, I did buy this Laptop 10 days ago , and i have a problem with Display.  I have a white color in the right of Display.Can u helo me whats is this , its any problem or what ?I'm waiting for your ReplayBest Regards

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HelloI need to buy a new laptop and I found this one which people say it's suitable for games (and within my budget). Do you guys think it meets all the requirements for playing games, new games especially like assassin's creed odyssey? I'm no real expert when it comes to these kind of things . Will this configuration last long or it's going be old in a couple of years (in terms of gaming requirements I mean). And last but not least... is actually 16 the maximum ram supported?ThanksLENOVO Legion Y520-15IKBMProcessor: Intel Core i7Processor identification: - 7700HQ, Quad Core- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 630- Processor architecture: Kaby LakeClock speed (GHz): 2.8Max Turbo Frequency (GHz): 3.8Third level cache (MB): 6Chipset brand: IntelRam MemoryRAM: 16 GBType of RAM: DDR4Maximum Ram Supported: 16 GBTotal RAM slot number: 2Hard DiskHDD: 1000 GBHard Disk Type: HDDSSD: 128 GBGraphic cardGraphics: nVidia graphicsGraphic model: - GeForce GTX-1060Memory Graphics Card (MB): 6000Other features of the graphics card: - Dedicated- GDDR5Operating systemOperating system: Windows 10 Home (64bit)DisplayDisplay size: Display 15.6 ''Display ('): 15Convertible: NoHD: Full HDDisplay resolution: 1920x1080 pixelsScreen format: 16: 93D: NoAnti-reflective display: YesIPS display: YesOptical UnitOptical drive: NoAudio cardSound card: Audio by HarmanSpeakers: 2 x 2.0 WConnectivityEthernet: YesEthernet type: 10/100/1000Wi-Fi: YesBluetooth: 4.1InterfacesUSB 2.0: 1USB 3.0: 2Number of usb type 'C' ports... Read more

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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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Hello all. I am about to buy the Legion Y520-15IKBN. It's the i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060  version. I have 2 questions though before I buy it.  1. I have a Seagate Barracuda 5TB 2,5" HDD, a Samsung 960 Evo NVMe 500GB and a HyperX Impact 16GB DDR4-2400 laptop RAM. Can I install them on this model or if I open it it will void the warranty?  2. The laptop comes with no OS. I have Windows 10 on my desktop PC. Since Windows are connected to the Outlook account (I think), will I be able to install and activate them on the laptop or I have to buy new? Thank you very much for any answers

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I purchased a Lenovo Y520 last year and I had to send it in once already due to the dedicated GPU dissappearing. When I got it back it lost a couple of screws and wouldn't connect wirelessly without a hard restart every time. This is not only annoying but bad for my laptop. I'd like to know how to fix this without sending it in.SPECS: RX 560 4GB GPU 500gb HDD 1 TB SSD 32GB RAM i5-7300HQ 

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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.
 
 
 
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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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