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gaming desktop: lenovo or ibuypower ?

Q: gaming desktop: lenovo or ibuypower ?

deciding between fry's lenovo k330-77275su and best buy's ibuypower bb9371 ? maybe ibuypower 3rd gen. i7 bb982p; i'm worried about ibuypower using 'micro' motherboards; these 2 ibuypower computers both have 1 free pci slot, the lenovo has 2, i think; i might want to upgrade ram to 16gb , and upgrade video card at some future point, i would onlly use this machine for gaming: should i worry about the 'micro' motherboard issue ? lenovo is $950, ibuypower's are $840 and $1000, respectively; thanks i might have to upgrade power supply if i upgraded the video card at some future date; thanks would i be able to make these 3 upgrades to the ibuypower desktops ? thanks

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A: gaming desktop: lenovo or ibuypower ?

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Let?s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:

iBUYPOWER Case Builder

Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to configure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.

Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.

MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series

MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1... Read more

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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Desktops/Fan-Speed-in-Y900-gaming-Desktop-Box-Becomes-loud-and-N...Well, to say this posting is frustrating is an understatement...For the nopw second time in less than 4 months, the brand new Lenovo Y900 Gaming Desktop has started to run high fan RPm and switch off at different times especially when just having general computer usage surfing the NET. The above link is to the first thread I started aboutt his problem a few motnhs ago.When it was happening the first time, I could be playing a game or just general PC use and the montior would switch off and the computer shutdown and then the fans insdie the box run at an extremely high RPM. This happened over a period of weeks sometimes several times a day. I finally bit the bullet and took it back to the store who shipped it off the Lenovo repair centre in Sydney. Despite conslusive video footage time and date stamped, lenovo repair centre reckon they couldn't find much wrong (LOL) however did say that the reasonfor the constant shutdowns would be a heatsink related issue. I was advised by Lenovo Repairs that what they did in the end was completely replace, re-seat and re-position a brand new heatsink with all new thermal paste and sent the machine back.The PC ran smoothly no isues for 6 weeks then all of a sudden 3 days ago then same thing as the first time started happenign all over again. Here I am paying $4K for a brand new gaming PC and it has now broken down twice inside 4 months. I ha... Read more

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Hello, I have a mesage that pops up every now and again about cleaning the dust filters on my Y900 gaming desktop. I can do the one at the back of the box at the bottom no worries but how do I get access to the one inside the front panel at the frobnt of the box ? I can open and get inside the side of the box by using that lever and panel to push down at the top of the back of the box, but how do I open up and get inside the front of the box to clean outt hat dust filter.Any help is appreciated. Cheers, Chris

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Hi Everyone, I did start another thread about this but thought I would be a bit more specific this time around so I do apologise for my previous effort but this is so frustrating coming from someone who is a noob at this sort of stuff.I recently at the direction of Lenovo support, had to update my BIOS/Firmware on a less than 2 months old machine as there was an issue coming from inside my box where the fan would just randomly start runnng fast and loud when I was in the middle of a game (Watch Dogs 2, WOW or Prepar3d).I was initially directed to go to Nvidia as I have a GE Force 1080 card as there were some issues with those and fans running fast. I downloaded latest drivers and all went well for several days but then the noise was back but it sounded different. When I messaged Lenovo that`s when they directed me to downlaod latest BIOS/Firmware update as this may solve my issue. I did this BIOS/Firmware update, system update, you name it I updated what needed to be updated.I did this and from between the time I downloaded and updated what needed to be updated and today, I have not been into the Lenovo Nerve Centre. I go in there today and the first thing that I got come up in a big dialogue box in the midle of the nerve centre was that this PC is not compatible with overclocking and to please contact the supplier etc... etc...When I clicked past this option I then noticed that the "Turbo Boost" section had disappered where you can not only go in and overclock the syste... Read more

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How R the computers at this site?



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How come they're so cheap? And If I get a new PC from there, do I built it myself?

A:ibuypower.com ?

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Where should I buy my compy from? I'm looking for something in the $600 range. Which would be better?

A:Ibuypower or eMachines?


I have never heard of an Ibuypower, but I do have an Emachine. I am still using an Emachine 333id model. I would say an Emachine. Go with what I know LOL.

I am on my 3rd machine (4th if you want to be technical). Built the third time. Build the machine if you can afford it. If you check my past post you can see just how fustrating it can be, but normally not that hard.

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Having issues with BSOD and i can't find out why or how it happens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
thank you. I've never used a forum before, and have no idea what else to do in my position. I uploaded the files that you will need to solve this if you can, thanks again. Also my temps read around 40-60 because i play mmos, and my rear fan runs hard core alot even with case open, and idk if its just the fact that its a gaming pc or if it is telling me of a soon to come heat problem.

A:BSOD like many others. New iBuyPower....


Uninstall Avast then use the removal tool. Set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too, using services.msc.

Update Realtek HD Audio codec driver from their website:

RTKVHD64 RTKVHD64.sys Fri Mar 29 09:40:06 2013 (515599B6)

Update motherboard bios to newest version.

Likely that the memory is not configured well, mismatched, or defective.

Please attach a screenshot of CPU-Z first tab, one of memory tab and one each for each stick of RAM of SPD tab - along with newest crash dumps - if necessary after completing the above. (Or perhaps Avast removal is the trick instead.)

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I'm in the process of configuring a new system on IBuyPower and unfortunately they don't tell you which brand HD they use on the customization page. does anyone have any experience with them? I'm hoping it's WD just cos I seem to have the best luck with them. Size capacity I chose was 500GB.

Any input would be much appreciated !

A:Anyone know what kind of HD ibuypower.com uses?

Maxtor, Hitachi, and Samsung.

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I want to build a Laptop computer for ~ $2000. Ibuypower seems to be the only site where I can find a laptop that is high performance, good price, and 15in. Everywhere else (that I can find) only has laptops that are either less good spec's, or good spec's and 17in.

A:Are there disadvantages of ibuypower.com?

Are there any advantages?

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These prices look too good to be true...are they?

A:IBuyPower & CyberPower PC

I should clarify -- is there an increased risk of getting a broken machine, and if that happens, how is the support? Resellerratings.com has some mixed opinions.

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Hey all. So I want to build a "gaming desktop", mainly to play final fanatsy 14. As far as desktop building goes, I've never built one, but I've always wanted to. I've been using this website http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/best-cpu.html to help me out with my research. Basically what I'm doing at this point is trying to get an understanding of the different parts I should purchase in order to build this. I'm currently looking at an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition for the CPU. I'm a little confused on which motherboard to get though. I've read to stay away from motherboards with integrated video cards. I would like to buy seperate video cards that I can install myself for better performance....does that mean I should stay away from this combo on newegg? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.500636 I have a zillion other questions but right now Im trying to focus on choosing a cpu and a motherboard.....any thoughts? advice? comments on anything I've said? Please HELP!!!!!!!!!

If I put this question in the wrong forum, I do apologize....I'm new to the forums. If anything just point me in the right direction and I'll re-post there. Thanks all.

A:Building a Desktop Computer (Gaming Desktop)

No reason to avoid integrated graphics. You don't have to use it.

Take a look at barebones kits at places like Tigerdirect.com. You may find something to your liking and they give you a big head-start, include the processor usually, and are much cheaper than individual parts.

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Hi everyone...I'm in the process of getting a new computer and I'm currently looking at this online place called www.ibuypower.com ... basically that site lets you choose the components and they'll put it together for you. I searched the parts on NewEgg and the price actually came out higher hahah

Anyway, what's troubling me is that a look at their ratings at ResellerRatings.com is "great" http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001-p3-s1-d1.html

So my question is has anyone here had experiences with that company along with suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance.

A:Buying Comp From www.IBuyPower.com

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Does anyone out there know if the iBuypower computers or other computer out there on like Tigerdirect or the ZT brands from Costo are any good? I've never heard of them but keep seeing them popping up everywhere....

I've only ever had a Dell, HP or Gateway machine.

A:iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

They're most often made from quite much better quality parts than Dell, etc as they don't get exclusively extra cheap motherboards and other parts like the big brand companies. They do sometimes use lower quality power supplies though, quite a feat considering what the factory built boxes have. I wouldn't recommend getting any of them without modifying it yourself and selecting a quality power supply for it, or replacing it yourself to save a few dozen dollars, as well as getting a longer warranty for the PSU.

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Hey all, new to the forums and in pretty serious need of some help. I bought an IBUYPOWER prebuilt gaming rig last... April I think, and its been working great for me. Recently however ( the last month or so), the sound keeps going out. It went out for about a week before randomly coming back (nothing I did), and now its been gone for about 2-3 weeks. The sound icon down by the clock shows a red x and says that no speakers are plugged in. I've tried a bunch of things to try and get my audio back on, but no luck. I'm not sure what I would need to provide here for anybody to help me, or what I SHOULDNT post for security reasons, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Some important notes
*I have Windows 7
*I have two jacks for my speakers, one in the back where you would typically expect to find one, but also an additional one in the front panel. Neither one apparently works, leading me to believe its a driver issue.
*Gosh idk what else to put down! any help would be greatly appreciated, I used to think I was capable with computers but this seems to be beyond me

A:Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

nothing? anyone?

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What seems to be wrong us that the UEFI can't seem to detect the harddrives when determining boot order? That's my best guess. I really have no idea. If I load Bootable media, such as my installation drive, it detects it just fine and all my components are fine and I'm able to format and install as I please.
However, I'm unable to access the UEFI configuration, as the pc just stops.
Twice in the past few days it's been able to work itself out and boot as normal, so I know it's not a harddrive issue, but it's extremely rare.
I formatted and installed a fresh windows on a secondary drive to see if that would help to both avail.
I have a video showing what happens, but I can't upload it

A:ibuypower Valkyrie CZ 27 boot hang

Post a link to the video.
You can upload the video to a free file hosting service (I suggest One Drive).

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Back in December 2009 I bought a computer from iBuypower. I have just recently noticed how slow the install is because I got a new copy of Windows 7 for my 13inch MacBook Pro(2.66 Core2, 4GB RAM) and it seems to run games faster and be more stable. Could it just be a early version of 7 that is causing the problem? or is it hardware?

iBuyPower Specs:
Core i7 OCed 3.2GHz
12GB RAM at 1600Mhz
ATI 5850 1GB

A:Slow Windows 7(iBuypower Disc)

Your over clock maybe causing it to slow down.

Heat can cause issues with Hardware, and can you post pictures of the insides of your case.

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thinking of using their customize website to purchase a gaming system. seems in my price range but reviews i have read are mixed but some of the bad reviews were from 2005-2006.

has anyone used them recently that be willing to let me know how they are? thanks!

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I am having difficulties with my mouse because it seams to stop working correctly after a few minutes of my pc turning on. My pc is brand new and we have tried using different mouses, changing the driver, uninstalling all programs we though would have affected it, scanned for viruses and defected programs, and more. I have an IBUYPOWER computer and I do not know what is wrong, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I am very frustrated since I just got a new pc and this has been doing his for quite a while

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i am finding good rts games for my s20-30 netbook. can starcraft 2: lagacy of the void run smoothly on its lowest settings on my netbook? or can you give me a list of games that my netbook can run 

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

A:Can't Find Network Drivers For Ibuypower Laptop

Hi Jage_B. Try an application like Everest. It should be able to tell you who the manufacturer is of all of the hardware components in the system. Whether or not drivers are available is another question lol.Here's a link for Everest: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...e-Edition.shtmlCheers.OT

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while back and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

A:Can't find network drivers for ibuypower laptop

I believe it uses an Intel 945PM chipset.

If so it probably uses an Intel NIC. You can download the chipset drivers from here: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=816&DwnldID=12150&strOSs=45&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Home%20Edition&lang=eng
And the NIC drivers from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/scr...&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng

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Hey everyone,
I have a 2 year old laptop and two weeks ago it stopped charging. So I took it to a repair shop that fixed it and then this week it stops charging. My wife and I noticed a funny smell the past few days. I am short on cash so we i opened my laptop up and took my motherboard out. It is dark brown all around the dc jack and there are melted parts that dripped down.
Can anyone tell me what should be my next step? Can I fix this? Or is it not possible?
I have some pics attached.

A:Ibuypower i-series 801 burnt motherboard from dc jack

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My z51-70 starts to lag after 3-5 minutes into the game.Any game which i play, there is a sudden drop in frames and it comes back to normal and after 2 minutes again it lags.Plays at 60+ fps and suddenly it drops to 2-4 fps.Tried resetting the laptop, Installed windows 10, Installed windows 7, tried every solution in this forum and none of it worked.

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Hello,I bought lenovo z51 laptop 4 months ago. It has i5 5200u 2.2 GHz processor, amd radeon r9 m375 gpu with 4 gegas as memory nd 8 gegas of ram and windows 10 pro 64 bit.I used to pay total war medieval 2 and it works fine with maximum details. When I started to play total war attila - which requires specs much less than my machine- the laptop starts to heat as soon as I open the game. It gets really very hot. Can you tell me wwhy and how to fix that?Thanks

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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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i am finding good rts games for my s20-30 netbook.
can starcraft 2: lagacy of the void run smoothly on its lowest settings on my netbook?
or can you give me a list of games that my netbook can run
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

A:Lenovo s20-30 gaming questions

can i run starcraft 2 in my netbook on the lowest graphical setting?
if so, how much fps would it probably would be?
can you give game titles or a list of games that my netbook can run so i dont have to be anoying and ask questions like this.
it would be a kudos if you helped me
Mod's Edit: Merged this post with previous question on same topic and edit Subject line to reflect merge.

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I have been having this problem for a couple of weeks now. It's when i play overwatch, i sometimes get huge fps drops/stutters. I go from 120 fps to 30 fps. I got to look at my Cpu under taskmaster, and when this happens, it seems like my Cpu drops down and locks at 0.78 gHz, i have been looking on the internet and can't find a solution. Hopefully you guys have seen this before and can help me out.

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Hello all, I purchased my Lenovo Y50 about 6 months ago.  Initially I had no issues with the machine, but after about 2 months I began to experience random shutdowns while playing a lower-end game (The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth).  After playing for some time, I would lose control of my character for about 5 seconds and the machine would shut off with a popping sound.  No error messages were ever displayed.  I was able to restart the machine immediately, only it took slightly longer to boot up.  The shutdowns only occurred while gaming, never while doing other tasks.   After reading about other users having similar problems, I did a clean install of Windows 10, reinstalled all the necessary drivers, chipsets, and BIOS updates and had no issues for a while.  Just recently the problem arose again.  The machine crashed after short sessions of the Binding of Isaac.  I also purchased Fallout 4 a few days ago and experienced crashes after 30 minutes of playing.  I reinstalled all the chipsets, updated the BIOS, updated all my graphics drivers, and had no issues for about 24 hours.  However, today the machine crashed after just 15 minutes of playing.  I turned it back on, started the game again, and experienced a crash after 7 minutes.   I read that overheating could be the cause of the issue, but I always use my laptop with the Targus Lap Chill Mat and SpeedFan shows that my temperatu... Read more

A:Lenovo Y50 Crashes While Gaming

I'm having this problem now, did you find a solution?

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Today my boss got her new laptop from IBUYPOWER (Gaming Computers and Gaming Notebooks - Buy a new Gaming PC - iBUYPOWER). When I checked the package contents it included a slip of paper that has the Microsoft labeling with Windows 7/Windows Vista product key on it. When me and her chose the laptop we opted for the $25 dollar mail-in-rebate for the upgrade. I don't know about you guys but I was VERY surprised and am a little hesitant to perform an upgrade with the RTM ISO and type in the key...

What do you guys think?


A:IBUYPOWER gave out my boss' Win7 Upgrade Key today

I don't see that it wouldn't work, as long as you use the proper version that they key was provided for.

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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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Hello , its been a years since a purchase my pc (lenovo c300 ,windows vista basic). I usually use my laptop(toshiba laptop l745d) for gaming since its faster than my pc(lenovo c300). But after our semester test my laptop suddenly crash every time i open it ,I tried posting it here but the answers are not working

So i decided to use my pc (lenovo c300) for gaming . My mom upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate and now its more slower on playing MMorpg's. What's the best thing to upgrade on my computer ?

A:Speeding up Lenovo c300 in gaming

Short of the hard drive and possibly ram, nothing. You have to remember that while that Lenovo was sold as a desktop, it is essentially nothing more than a laptop.

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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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Hello guys, I have problem I bught this ntb. When im playing games i have sometimes 2 - 3 seconds freezes. I scanned Hardisks, temperatures everything and i cannot find solution for this problem please can someone help me. Thank you

A:Lenovo y700 freezing while gaming

Is it a specific game, or is it usuage in general? Try to restore to a previous point, let me know how it goes

I'm a Lenovo advocate, part of the Lenovo INsiders program. #LenovoIN. I don't work for Lenovo.

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My PC technician broke my old Y570 (5 years+) while he was trying to fix the heat issue last week ugh, well I was thinking of getting a new one anyways and hope Lenovo improved their thermal cooling over the past years. I heard many throttling and heat issues with the Lenovo Y700 15', but I'm afraid if I should buy it or not. I need real input from consumers, not their representatives.  If I buy it, my friend want to trade his Y700 15' (i7-6700hq, 4GB 960m, and 256GB SSD) for a my Y700 15' (i5-6300hq, 2GB 960m, and 1TB HDD+128GB SSD). Both are non-touch, he bought his a while back (I think his specs were discontinued). I don't know if he has heating issues, but he doesn't play games much. I guess he just want the i5-6300hq because it produces less heat. I play games for hours and expect no CPU or GPU throttling due to heat which I heard from this laptop. So If anyone is a long term consumer of this laptop, do you recommend it for extended periods of gaming?  (Especially heat issues, I can hold back the trade and use the i5-6300hq model if heat is a problem) 

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hello to all lenovo y700 owners.i bought a lenovo y700 (256 ssd-16gb-i7-gtx960m 4gb) about a month ago, iam new to gaming laptops, i usually game on consoles (i own a ps4). my first impression of lenovo y700 was positive ( i did not try to game on the laptop) when i did try to play ,my fist pc game was soma the first hour of the game was great but then the game stoped being smoothe. i stoped playing the game and bought a new game to try so i bought the new tomb raider. my fps on low and medium settings where unstable between 40 -60 not playable by my standards, the game was far from being smooth even on the lowest settings. so i tried dying light (demo) worked terrible. then i bought alien isolation the only game that worked ok. my driver is up to date , nvidea control panel is under high performance nvidia processor (control panel- shows my gpu gtx960m) im starting to think that lenovo y700 is more a scame then actually being called a gaming laptop. the only reason i am writing this is to check with other lenovo y700 owners how there experience is with this laptop,maybe im doing something wrong.

A:lenovo y700 problematic with gaming

Hello I have also problem i bought lenovo y700 and when im playing games i have had freezing for 2 - 3 seconds.I really dont know where is problem. I scanned HDs, temperature everything. I cannot found problem.If someone know about solution please reply thx. Thank you

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Hello guys, Got Lenovo Y50-70 Touch laptop. So my problem is Battery drain during gaming. While my laptop is plugged in on power supply it still drains battery for example when I play "Dying Light". Any ideas why? please help. 

A:Lenovo battery drain during gaming

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
What are the specifications of the charger / adapter you are using (voltage and amperage) ?
If it is a low wattage it may not be keeping up with the resource demands the laptop is requiring during gaming.  If the laptop is drawing more power than the charger / adapter can supply then it is drawing on the battery for the extra power.  I had a similar issue with another brand of laptop I owned and resolved the issue by upgrading the charger / adapter from 90 watt to 120 watt.  In my situation it would drain the battery just surfing the net and viewing videos for an extended period of time.  A side benefit of the higher wattage adapter is that it will charge the battery faster. 
In checking the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your model it is shows that your computer could have been shipped with either a 45 watt adapter or a 135 watt adapter.  I suspect you have the 45 watt unit.  Please see page #97 of the manual for the adapter specifications.   Here is a link to that manual....

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Dear Lenovo family! I have bought this laptop (Y510P) around the end of December 2013. I have just decided to write these after long time of having issues with gaming. Also tooday I have just changed my Hard drive to SSD with booting windows 10 64bit from scrach hoping that it would all come to an end however it did not. -I have updated all the software, drivers etc. I have uploaded a RAR folder including my Nvidea system information, speccy system screen shot and all the logs from event viewer.  Now here is the problem I am having. When I start playin a game (For instance CS:GO) at first it is all good:-As soon as I run the game SLI gets activated.-Fans starts getting faster and both graphic cards getting warmer.-After 10-15 minues of gameplay, game freezes, screen gets minimized for 3-4 seconds and eveything freezess then games screen comes back and another 1-2 seconds game freezes then starts back on.- Problem repeates after another 10-15 minutes of game play. What  could be the problem?Could it be CPU speed is not properly working?Could it be because of the Graphic cards? I will be waiting for your help! Thank you all!  

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Hi all,

I bought a used Lenovo thinkpad t420. It has Intel HD 3000 graphics, no dedicated card. I dualboot Win7Pro64bit SP1 and Ubuntu, where I also get freezes time to time, but in different situations. Windows usually crash after 30-60 minutes of playing Mafia2, now it also happened while playing Stronghold, which is not so demanding game.

I updated all drivers using Lenovo System Update, updated BIOS, uninstalled Virtual Daemon and ran a malware remover I found elsewhere on this site in safe mode. I also ran memtest for several hours with no error.

As you can see from the dumps, I get many different errors.
It's worth noting that I had to install ThinkPadFanControl, because as deafult, the fan ran always at the same speed, even up to 90?C. Since fixing the fan, the freezes happen much less often, but still.

I attach dumps and logs, please let me know if there is anything else I can do.
I'm worried it is a HW fault, maybe caused by overheating while in use by the previous owner. Anyway I'd like to try everything before giving it to the service.

Thanks guys.

A:BSOD on Lenovo Win7 while gaming

Hello Andy.

Get rid of intel rapid storage.
Right click on "my computer" icon and click "manage" on the context menu.
It will open the "computer management" window.
Select "Device Manager" in the left pane, It will list all the existing devices up.
Expand "Disc Drives" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
Select one item under it, right click, uninstall.
Continue the process for all items under "Disc Drives"
Now restart the computer. At restart, windows will auto configure the appropriate system driver, msahci.sys.
Try an earlier version of Intel HD Graphics Driver. Sometimes the version that you are using is crash prone.

What is the temps of the system? Upload a screenshot of Speccy summery tab.

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Hello, Ive had this PC for about a year, now its getting a little bit slow to load apps, thing like firefox or games, Id like to improve it, when I run the windows tool for improvement, it gives me a low score because of my harddrive, im thinking about replacing it my self, ive never done anythings like that, any simple Doityouself guide / video tutorial you can recommand me, and what type for harddrive should I look for ... ?

Ive run tools like auslogics boot speed, several defrag, I use about 1/3 of the harddrive maybe. I try thing to run it smooth, any other ideas ? increase memory also ?

Also ** I want to change the fan, since I bought it its the only down I can say about this PC, its really noisy , any idea what I can replace to make it run quietly, the sound is similar to a vaccum sometimes lol..


iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3 Gaming PC - AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, ATI Radeon HD 5570, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Ok, First off, I've read multiple posts here related to a similar issue. People point at the graphics (Intel or NVidia) or CPU temp, etc. The only common thread is many, many Y700 (and perhaps other model) owners have this same, unacceptable problem. I have read and done almost everything suggested in these posts. I have the latest bios, I have the latest Lenovo solution center recommended updates, etc. It's not CPU temp, it's a 2-3 second pause while the Hard Drive (HDD) accesses information, sound OR video. Secondly I have spent over 40 hours (nights and weekends) trying to get what I consider a workable, playable laptop to no avail. I have gone in and closed unnecessary background programs to free up memory, nothing helps. I've rolled back drivers, deleted and re-installed drivers. Nada. It's a hard drive accessing issue, audio or video, that's initiatating this stutter/lag for 2-3 seconds. It needs to be fixed, or Lenovo needs to stop billing this as a "gaming laptop." Customers should not have to invest this time into a product to get it to actually work for the purpose for which it was both sold and bought. I have had this thing for three months, and it is a gaming lemon. It'll run word processing and spreadsheet programs quite well, the keyboard is nice, the display is acceptable, but it is not performing as a gaming laptop, period, end of story. If this omnipresent stutter/lag/freeze issue isn't resolved, it'll never perform as a gaming laptop, and... Read more

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