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Lenovo legion y520-15IKBN really bad performance

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First of all I am sorry for my english but i don't know what to do.I've bought new lenovo legion y520 laptop month or two ago (with i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 2 GB VRAM, 6 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD) and my gaming experience is pretty bad so far.I tried some games and my fps are the same like on my old desktop PC (more than 6 years old) with i3-2130, amd radeon HD7770 1 GB VRAM and 8 GB RAM. I've tested for example Assassin's creed black flag (same settings on both devices) and my fps were nearly the same on both (around 45 FPS).Then I've tried Battlefield 3, Subnautica and few other games but my biggest issue is with Star Wars Battlefront 2. I checked the minimal system requirements and I should be able to run it quite well atleast on low settings but the game is stuttering so terribly. It is unplayable. But my old PC that don' t enven have minimum requirements runs it better and pretty smooth with MSI afterburner keepin fps at 30-50.I didn' t expect any wonders from this laptop (smooth 40 fps is fine for me) but I've expected that I'll be able to play atleast some older games pretty well. The question is: Is it normal or something is not allright with my laptop?I tried installing all drivers from lenovo website (install them manually), reinstall windows 10, celan install windows 10, find newest Nvidia drivers, change graphic driver settings but nothing helped.I've also noticed that while playing star wars battlefornt 2 on old desktop my graphic card usage is quite stable but while playing o... Read more

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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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Hi all, sadly my legion has stopped working. When it happened : short story is, when I was gaming. My headphones died, wireless through usb.  And in that same moment when they died. My laptop shut off without warning.  Also had mouse and charger plugged in.  Now, when I hit power button the power light on the side turns on. But   no power to the   screen    or     fans.  (Edit: Forgot to mention my keyboard does not light up either. ) When i plug charger in the charging light works also.  I don?t really know too much about this Subject sorry.  My warranty expired back in May this year. So I wanted to see if anybody had similar problems, or even had a solution to this.  Anythign helps. Thanks for taking the time to read and help. 

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Hi!My son's laptop are not working as expected any longer.The computer dont find the GTX 1050. Tried to search for new hardware but can not find anything. I can not install drivers (because no hardware is find). Its only find the Intel HD Graphic 630 (guess that graphic card on motherboard).I guess I need to send the computer for repair but I will see if anyone here has some tips befor I do that.You know the panic in home now when my 9 years old kid play Fortnite with 10 FPS. I have suggest him to go out and play but he dont like that idea so fix the computer is on priority right now Thanks for help/Mattias

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Dear all, I have this gaming laptop some time ago and now would like to change the 128Gb with a 500Gb or 1Tb. Which Samsung or Crucial SSD are compatible to fit in my Laptop? Regards 1 screenshot 

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Hi allLegion Y520After one month white spot on the right corner at bottom, after driver upgrade in July, flickering and ghost effect on the screen.Via hdmi to external monitor no issue.I did downgrade of video drivers but nothing happen.Nobody had and solved same problem?Tried different solution found on forum but no effect, very disappointed, thx for help 

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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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Hi allDoes anyone know specifically what manufacturer RAM is in my laptop, and if it's possible to buy a 2nd 8GB? From what i can tell i have one 8GB DDR4 SODIMM 2133 speed.I would like to buy another 8GB to fit into the spare slot rather tham mismatching RAM manufacturers or replacing both with 2 x 8GB if that makes sense.I could take the laptop apart and look, but trying to avoid if i can.ThanksKris   

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Hallo zusammen, ich habe gestern meinen neuen Legion Y520 15IKBN bekommen. Es hat kein Betriebssystem mitgeliefert, daher wollte ich von einer bootfähigen externen Festplatte Windows 10 installieren, aber irgendwas hat mit dem ISO-Abbild oder der externen Festplatte nicht gestimmt, sodass die Installation noch recht am Anfang abgebrochen wurde. Der Laptop hatte dann einfach einen Lila-Screen gehabt und auf nichts reagiert, daher habe ich ihn mit der Power-Taste ausgeschaltet. Heute habe ich mir einen USB-Stick besorgt und wollte die Installation nochmal versuchen, aber als ich den Laptop einschalten wollte, passierte nichts, außer dass die Tastaturbeleuchtung anfing zu blinken. Es sind auch keine Lüftergeräusche zu hören oder sonstiges. Ich habe bereits versucht das Akku-Kabel zu entfernen und die Power-Taste 20 Sekunden lang zu drücken, das Blinken hört dann zwar auf, aber wenn ich die Power-Taste wieder drücke, blinkt die Tastatur wieder. Die Novo-Taste reagiert ebenfalls nicht. Was könnte ich denn noch versuchen? Viele Grüße

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As I see this machine has three fan speed level. Let's just say low, medium, high. My machine is about 2 months old and since I bought and installed the system I cannot go on this loudness. I read several reviews before buy and lot of mentioned this but I thought it's not as noticeable as they say. Now I see that this is definitely annoying. No matter if the machine is just idling in a COOL (about 18-20°C room) environment the fan will switch to medium after a short time without no reason. Checking with AIDA I don't get it why is it neccesarry to spin up the fan when the hottest part is the CPU and it's running on 40-45°C. No activities, no stucked services or applications. A few idling opened application should not cause this and I'm sure it's not a hardware failure. Everything works properly. I guess it's just not finetuned. So are there any way to tune the fan to not get a headache when just simply browsing? Or BIOS tweak? Or maybe an update?

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We have a Legion Y520 15IKBN in the family.Our fastest computer, but with some big problems.  Our legion have only 1 harddrive:  The SSD is split into C: and D: After some problems we reinstalled fresh Win 10 from the pin-Button, System Restore, Recycle option. New problems appeared:  Admin users have no access to C:  Message:  ACCESS DENIED And Task Manager refuse to run.  We may enter Control Panel, but Device Manager refuse to run.  I have never seen any computer like this.  I'm lost. Is there any settings in BIOS that can may this computer act like a normal computer? Please help us. Thank you.   

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So I got this Legion Y520-15IKBN, had some problems when I bought it, sent it to warranty, reinstalled windows a couple times, etc. I haven`t been updating my windows for like a long time untill a week ago I strated doing some updates and yesterday I saw that I had one more update that I can do.So like I do from time to time I go to pcsupport.lenovo to check if all my drivers are good and I saw that I got one driver that I need to upgrade BIOS 10 but when I try to install it id doesn`t work, I tried to do it manually but when I do that I get an errror saying: "mount the efi system partition fail". Any suggestions? 

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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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Lenovo Legion Legion Y520  running windows 10 I am connected to a Sony TV by HDMI.  When I use the TV as the only display or as an extended display the image is downscaled to 720p.  If I clone the display from my laptop it will render full 1080p. All of the settings I can find appear to be correct.  The laptop says that it is displaying 1920x1080.  I would like to get the TV to work as primary display.  I know it is not the TV.  It can display the cloned desktop and works properly for game consoles also using HDMI.  I have tried using different HDMI ports on the TV.

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I have the Legion Y520 -15kbn  Model name 80WK i7 16 gig ram and Nividia 1050ti 4gig gragjhics card. I bought to us VR headset my question is the HDMI port off the Intel grapghics or the Nividia 1050ti??? If its not off the Nividia GPU then it VR will not work. Before I am not able to return system and pull my hair out trying to get VR to work. I know its a very technical question not easy  but need an ansewer. Thank you.

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Hello guys. I have bought last year a laptop from a store, in my country, Romania, and since then ive managed to open several times my laptop for upgrade my hdd and ram. I loose my warranty for this? because laptop has no seals on it. I have now some tehnical problems with my laptop, and i want to take my laptop to warranty. Thanks.

A:Lenovo Y520-15IKBN warranty

Just don't tell them that you opened the laptop and you should be fine as long as you didn't damage it.

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Hi all,i'd like to know if is possible to connect 2 GTX 1050ti GPU(s) togheter with SLI.Thanks

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Hi everyone,I've got a Lenovo Legion laptop with a year old BIOS. I need to update it however on the website with the driviers the BIOS update is missing and I can't find it anywhere else. My PC is having serious issues with performance in games and after contacting Nvidia I was told to update my BIOS first. I need this update as fast as possible because I basically can't use the laptop without it. Also I can't contact any sort of support or chat because my product is apparently "not supported" and no one has replied to my emails a week now. Thanks in advance! 

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Hello Lenovo community!I'm newbie here, have searched how to post a new topic for about 10 minutes i think.. -.-, but came here with a serious question. Believe me, i searched whole youtube, this forum, and couldn't find anything to help me, so i decided to try to ask for help by myself. (sorry for my bad english btw.) I feel pleasure, thinking why i didin't done this before, i will talk with a REAL PROFESSIONAL's HERE! Im very exited ^^ excuse me, im just very emotional type of guy.. So lets stick with the topic. All i want, is undervolt mine Lenovo Legion Y520 laptop.Spec : CPU - I5 7300HQ            GPU - Nvidia Geforce 1050 (2GB version)            Windows 10 Professional 64bit            Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD 256 GB            HDD - Seagate 1TB            RAM - 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz Have anyone tried it? with the same laptop as mine? my goal is to lower temperatures, and increase FPS stability in games. After christmas, i will buy new thermal paste (Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut) and will change the original one with that one, also i will clean all the dust possible. After it, i want to undervolt it, but there is problem. I dont know how. All i know, that for the CPU i should use XTU software, for a GPU (MSI Afterburner), but what to do next.. is a pain for me. I've bough this laptop, it was expensive for me, i really love ... Read more

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Hello Lenovo community!Can i upgrade my Wi-Fi PCI-e card in my Laptop? [i5 7300HQ - 1050 2Gb]? i have an Realtek RTL8821AE card, i upgraded my internet to 1GB/s, and seems like this card does not go anything over 300Mb/s. I have researched that Intel Dual - Band 8265 wifi card can handle up to 800Mb/s, it would be fine for me. Waiting for replies! Have a good day everyone. 





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Good morning! I was hoping someone might be able to give me the benefit of their experience(s) between these two wireless card options: Lenovo AC Wireless (1x1) vs. Lenovo AC Wireless (2x2). In configuring my specs for the model I'm considering, I was not given the option to change to (2x2), although both are "Lenovo AC Wireless" ( which I assume is ac wireless capability). Will I regret having to go with (1x1)--or will there be no significant slowdown or issues with this difference? Thank you for any information you can offer!

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Hi all,I have one dell S2340L which is tested and working complete fine on another lenovo laptop, but when connected to my new Y520-15IKBN, it is not working at all. the Y520-15IKBN is windows 10, and it detected this LCD in OS, i can duplicate and extend it, but nothing shown on this dell lcd. things i have tried, -reinstall all latest intel and nvidia driver-change all possible resolutions and refresh rate.  i cannot reset this OS because i have a lot of important working documents in it, please guide what else i can try. 

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HelloI have Lenovo Legion Y520 15IKBN LaptopSpecs:Intel Core i5-7300hq (2.5ghz, turbo 3.5ghz)GTX 1050 4gbRAM 8gb 2400mhz dual channel1TB HDDWindows 10 Pro 64bit I have a problem with the cpuMy cpu run at 2.4ghz while i playing games (ex: GTA V, Far Cry 5, Mass Effect Andromeda, etc)The temps is fine around 60-73'cI can't understand why my cpu stuck at 2.4ghz speedPlease help me!

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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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