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Q: Lenovo ideapad 720S-15IKB

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' ??

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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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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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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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I am looking into the mid-range IdeaPad 720s 15", which ships with 8GB RAM and 512 GB ssd.  According to the psref it has 4GBx2 RAM.  Does this mean that both ram slots are accessable for upgrade, and I could prelace them with two of these 8GB sticks?  Thanks in advance.

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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'm looking for a docking station for Ideapad 720s-15IKB notebook. Can you confirm that ThinkPad USB-C Dock (40A90090eu) is compatible with this notebook ? Has sanyone used this docking station with 720s notebook ?  

A:Ideapad 720s-15IKB docking station

Hi betandwin,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I just checked with Lenovo sales team and they confirmed that it?s not compatible with any of the IdeaPad machine, it?s only compatible with ThinkPad machines. Please refer below mention snapshots.
 

 
I hope the above information helps.                   
 
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Hello, I would like to add an additional M.2 SSD to this laptop.  Is an M.2 2280 SSD compatible?  After installing one it is not recognized in AHCI configuration.  Are only nvme SSD drives compatible? 

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Hello, I've had the Lenovo Ideapad 720s 15IKB with an i5 7300hq and GTX 1050 TI Max-Q design for about a month now, and occasionally use it for gaming. The only game I really play is GTA V, and it runs well on high settings at 60FPS for about 5-10 minutes, and then the CPU power throttles and the game drops FPS down to around 45. I've measured this with ThrottleStop. Temperatures are very manageable according to MSI afterburner and Open Hardware Monitor, far away from thermal throttle (73C/165F on avg). It took me a while and some research to figure out that the CPU was power throttling. Is there anyway to fix this? As far as I can tell, the CPU boosts just fine to around 3.1 (I believe that's the max boost?) and then when it throttles after a couple minutes of gaming, it drops down to around 2.5 or less, and this kills the framerate. This pretty close to being a deal breaker for me (I know this laptop was not made for gaming necessarily, but considering the hardware it has, it should be more than capable). I'm just wondering if there is any fix to keep the laptop from throttling, or at least throttling as much as it does. I am ok with repasting the CPU and GPU if it means higher temps.

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I just get my new Ideapad 720s 15IKB last week. And it keeps crashing with Driver_Power_State_Failure. I use the Verifier to test the drivers. Get the following error with AcpiVpc.sys.

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Had to perform a factory restore with the factory image from Lenovo USB Creator. The Dolby Atmos Gui to change the sound settings is not listed and no matter what I have tried its not installing. The only way to change the settings profile is to go into Lenovo Vantage. Be it as some may find this as a gimmick, I find the utility useful and would like to get it back. Its obvious the authorized factory image for this laptop does not install the same image with the preinstalled apps that came with it.  Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.

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My touchpad input lags a bit  and scrolling is slow and not consistent. However, if I disable the touchpad with F6 and re-enable it, the touchpad becomes responsive and acts "normal", for a whole minute that is. Then it goes beack t o being slow and unresponsive.

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Hello, I would like to know if the thunderbolt 3 lane in lenovo ideapad 720s 15,6" laptop is 2 or 4 lane? I am planning to use the computer with an eGPU in the future, so it would be nice to know. Thanks for the replies in advance. Greetings, Mikael

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Is it possible to charge the notebook via its Thunderbolt 3 interface? Thank you!

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Hi Support, I bought my IdeaPad a month ago. After few days of using i saw a black horizontal line on the screen. I opened a ticket and sent my laptop for a warranty repair. Today i recieved my laptop, and black line issue was fixed. BUT!!!! After the 'repair' two new issues are intoduced!1) This is the craziest to my mind - my screen is assembled with an issue. It is curved in the middle of the screen, and i'm afraid if i push that a place a bit harder my screen will be damaged. Do you have a quality Control service? I cant imagine your engineers have not seen what they done. 2) After repair i can see a backlight bleed on the bottom of the screen. It was not there before, so it's an issue after the repair!  I'm totally mad! How come you could make two critical issues from one? I need your help, even if that sounds funny

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Hi, Did a fresh install of windows and drivers on my 720s after using it for a few weeks. Everything seems to be working except the OSD on the function keys Read through forums and other resources and they say it's connected to the energy management driver. I did install, and reinstalled that but it's just a driver and no software can be seen on the start up menu or list of apps.  Is there something else I need to install to have the OSD working for function keys? Appreciate anyone who can help. 

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Good morning guys i just receive my laptop and i have to say.... what a machine for the price.  Great specs and im reallying enjoying it. I use this for work and sometime gaming. the thing is i notice some problems with the wifi. Laggy and some connection losses,in different wifi networks. i also update every drivers available. still the same. i wonder if i can swap my wifi card for a new and better one. I was looking for the intel card 9560 with bluetooth 5.  if not this one what is the better and compatible for this laptop.  Thanks in advance

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I want to know that Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB Laptop Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-M5E250BW) is compatible with my laptop?

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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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I got this laptop 2 days ago for my online job and when I tried to use it to work, it was so sluggish. I'm planning to add more ram to it. It has a 4gb ddr4 2400mhz ram soldered unto the board. I use 3 browsers for my job. 4 tabs on firefox, 8 to 10 tabs on chrome, 1 tab on opera browser, 1 soft phone app, 1 time tracking app, 1-5 ms word docs, 2 notepads, and 1 windows explorer open at the same time.My question: Do I need 4gb more to make it 8gb total? Or do i need 8gb more to make it 12gb total?I need all the help I can get. Thanks 

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Good afternoon,I am having issues with the touchpad driver. I really despise two point scrolling and would like one, but the current version of the ELAN software does that is available for this laptop does have the ability for single point scrolling. Is there some other software i can use to enable this or am i pretty much SOL until an update hits that brings it to the current version? I have tried accessing the Microsoft Update Catalog for the driver, but it just crashes after an attempt to move the mouse so i had to roll it back.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,Jake

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Hello Friends, I've successfully installed Windows 7 on my laptop but i can't find wifi driver so please share me 3rd party website which has drivers available for it. Best Regards,Aditya Rampure

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I ordered this laptop a few months ago from Amazon and from the start it had some malfunctions like mouse glitches and speaker glitches while playing sound. I said ok I can live with that. Then progressively it started to get slower, then a few days ago the screen would suddenly turn black, so I would have to force shut down. And restarting has a 30% chance of success, if it doesn't freeze mid start-up. McAfee is newly installed and always scanning for viruses, but I can't do a full scan now without the laptop freezing and quiting. I don't know if it's a problem from windows 10 or the laptop. Maybe both. Can someone please help and advise what to do. Thank you.

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I updated my laptop to Window 10 x64bit KB4033637 then it got really really slow and laggy.I tried Deleting apps and basically everything but nothing worked please help

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I just wanted to know if there was a way to change the amount of dedicated video memory?

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Almost a year ago I bought the Lenovo Ideapad 510-15IKB with just an HDD and a DVD-drive.Now I want to upgrade my notebook with an SSD. Can I add a SSD into my system without removing the DVD-drive?And if no, is there any guide how to replace the DVD-drive with the SSD?

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Hi,How can I turn on the backlight on the keyboard? Or does it have backlight at all? On some pages it says there is backlight, on other pages it does not say anything. Confused!

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Hello!I bought the leptop Ideapad 310 - 15 ikb, and it came with another graphics card (GTX 920MX), and when i try to play games it says to me that i am running the game on the intel graphics card.How do i change it?I installed Nvidia's drivers already.

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Hi, I recently bought an ideapad 310 and I've been trying to connect it to my TV using the VGA connection without success. As soon as I plug the cable in to the PC port the screen freezes and showing only the desktop. Any open window cannot be accessed and even though I can bring up the start menu I cannot launch any program and see it (the program runs but I cannot see it). The HDMI connection works well. Has anybody had the same problem? Can it be a display setting set wrong? Please advise.Many thanks in advance.

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