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External Monitor, extreme heat issue

Q: External Monitor, extreme heat issue

My laptop is a Compaq Presario F504EA. I have had an external 19" LCD Monitor running sometimes in parallel and sometimes independantly with the laptop. It has its own Power supply, and is only connected to the laptop through a VGA cable.

I was wondering if this could cause the laptop to extremely overheat. With this, the laptop would be un touchable on the bottom side due to extreme heat.

I had also recently upgraded my ram from 1 to 2GB. Would this of had an effect on the heat aswell ?

It is currently in repair due to my keyboard being intermittent along with my wireless; i believe the heat as melted joints or something on the motherboard.

Thanks
Oliver

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A: External Monitor, extreme heat issue

when was the last time you spray dusted the laptop, that should help the heat issue. but adding more ram should not cause any more than normal heat, the extra monitor might cause more heat cause of the extra power going through the video card, but it should not make it untouchable.

i would try to spray dust the vents and also check to make sure all the fans are working.

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need some advice re options for operation of laptop under extreme external heat conditions. my son is deploying somewhere hot (sometimes in excess of 40 degrees C). he wants to take his Toshiba laptop with him.

Word coming back from people already there or recently returned is of laptop shutdowns (heat related) and sometimes the odd fried processor.

given its a lap, options are limited. use would be from a fixed site, with external power available.

beyond a cooling mat type product that I would not be confident in, any other ideas?

thanks
ittech.ferguson
 

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Hello all!  I'm new to the Lenovo community.  I received my first ever ThinkPad X1 Extreme last week.  So far, I'm really enjoying it.  I've been running stress tests and find that the temperature runs at a high of 98c and the system does thermal throttle.  I've started to tinker with the undervolting and the so far I'm at -0.120v.  The system will still run at about 94c and throttles.  I haven't tried to adjust any lower then that.  I plan on opening the case and inspecting the factory paste.  My plan was to remove the paste and replace it with the graphite thermal pad.  I was hoping that by dropping to -0.120v that I would have noticed a better than 4c drop.   Has anybody else tried undervolting and/or adjusting other settings to keep the CPU a touch cooler? Thank you! 

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Wondering if anyone has come across this problem before. I have a brand-new X1 Extreme (bought in March) and a 4-year-old Dell 27" 4K monitor. In the last few days, I've had really low fps when using the monitor, while the built-in display works fine. This is all at the Windows desktop, ie not games or anything that should be super-demanding. Some more details:Laptop is running Windows 10 Pro 1903, fully updated, and there are no problems in Device ManagerThe resolution is 4K, 60Hz refresh rate, connected to a Thunderbolt port via a DisplayPort-USBC cableI had the same problem when I tried connecting with HDMI (which only gets me a nominal 30Hz refresh rate because the monitor only supports an older HDMI spec, but the actual fps I get is way less than that ? maybe 10-15fps)Switching between TBolt ports doesn't helpSwitching to a different monitor also doesn't help, suggesting the problem is with Windows and/or the laptopInterestingly, if I duplicate the display on both laptop and monitor, then the problem goes away. It comes back when I set Windows to display on only the monitor.The monitor was mostly working fine before this. I say mostly, because it's had problems for years relating to waking up from sleep; I'll often have to unplug it from the wall and plug it back in again for Windows to see it. But once it was running, it was okay. 

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Hello, I'm trying to connect 2 external monitors to my Thinkpad X1 Extreme but only 1 will display at a time.  I can plug each one in individually and they work fine but once I plug 1 in via USB-C and another in via HDMI only the USB-C one will display.  **bleep** I doing something wrong? Is there a special settings I **bleep** missing somewhere?  Please advise.

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Dear all, I'm new to this forum and would appreciate your advice on the following. I've always had ThinkPads. I recently got a Macbook Pro 15" 2017 for work and it's super smooth in daily operation when  connected to an external 4k monitor. I'm keen to replicate the smoothness as I hate the visual lag of the cursor etc. in my older T460s when connecting it to the 4k monitor. I like the X1 Extreme because it has longer battery life than the P1. However, I'm concerned that the X1 Extreme's graphics card won't be up to the job of a smooth display on a 4k external monitor. Am I right in saying that the X1 Extreme's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is NOT up to the job of running on a 4k external monitor smoothly in everyday operation? If yes, will it be solved by the GTX 1650 Max-Q that's in the X1 Extreme Gen 2?If I'm wrong and the graphics cards above are actually fine, please help me understand what I need to make sure I order so that the laptop runs on a 4k external monitor smoothly. I cannot stand the lag in ordinary operation.BestNamir

A:Your advice: X1 Extreme vs P1, external 4k monitor etc.

I should have added:The 4k monitor that I will be connecting my new Thinkpad to is the BenQ PD3200U.

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Whenever I connect external monitor or TV via HDMI the computer is slow/lagging (even moving windows or doing a right click is slow).I tried to isolate the problem and it seems to happen only when I use "Second screen only" or when the laptop lid is closes, if the lid is open and I use "Extend" or "Duplicate" everything's fine. Also, if I do reset while the monitor is still connected, it's working ok (but this is not a good solution for me as I want to keep the work evniornment).I tried playing with Display settings but nothing seems to help, maybe the community can please help me?

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Hi

ive been looking all over the internet for a solution to my problem...

basicaly my screen wont turn on when my computer turns on, the light just flashs like it does when the computer is not on and the screen is turned on...

my problems started when for some reason my system kept locking up while playing WOW (world of warcraft) after a while i suspected a heat problem and saw in the Nvidia console my idle heat temp was over 90 degrees c and sky rocketed on a game! until the comp locked up and was forced to shut off the comp...

i had not touched or changed anything inside my comp before this after reading a few forums i concluded that posibly re applying thermal gel to the GPU could solve the issue... well it did idle temp receeded back to 60 degrees i was happy lol, then a week later it took a while to start up my comp i had to power up my comp a few times for the screen to come on, and now it wont turn on at all , the fans on the card all work it just seemslike the card is dead apart from that cos the monitor is not picking up a thing, ive tried another monitor same problem...

it is a dell computer ive had since 2005 Q1, XP SP2, 6800 GeForce GTO card and i cannot get into bios since the screen does does not come on at all, it might also be worth mentioning that although the screen does come on the computer does seem to load up to the xp login screen i think

Thank You

Chris
 

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Both internal and external display running native 4k. if external display is primary, several apps crash on start up. if internal display is paimary, no issues. updated to latest Nvidia driver - did not help. Problam is consistent an unrelated to any other display setting of screen scaling setting. Any suggestings?

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Hi,Just bought a X1 extreme and got 2 serious issues that prevent me from working, -First, it seems impossible to plug a mic on the mixed connector. When I do that, realtek app see it as a speaker (or do not see it at all), and so I'm stuck with the utterly bad microphone embedded with the laptop.It is a microphone with no drivers, always used it on other computers just by pluging it and that's all.The only thread I found on that subject is this one https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x1-headphone-mic-jack-NOT-WORKING/m-p/508115 (which does not answer to my issue) -My second issue is with the active pen 2 from lenovo. It seems to work well with windows bloc note and sketch app but on photoshop the active pen 2 levels of pressure once every 4 or 5 strokes is no more detected and so this stroke appears much wider than the others. I would love to know if there is drivers that will come or workaround because right now I can't use my laptop profesionnaly. Thanks.

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Extreme (20MF000CUS) connected to two external 4K monitors via Lenovo Thunderbolt Workstation Dock (40AN0230US). Windows 10 desktop extends to all 3 displays.Everything works really well except for a major annoyance: normally I have a bunch of apps/windows I leave open on all 3 monitors. Whenever I put the laptop to sleep and I then resume it later on, all app/windows I left open are automatically resized, moved and stacked up on the primary (laptop) display. Is this by design? Anyway to prevent this behaviour?I noticed that the laptop display is handled by the Intel graphic card while the two external displays are handled by the nVidia graphic card. Could this be the reason?

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I am about to re-paste my X1 Extremer heat sink. I have the hardware maintenance manual. I wanted to know from those who have done this procedure if there are any caveats I should be aware of. Thank you for any assistance.

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

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I have a Toshiba laptop that has a broken LCD screen. I've been hooking it up to an external monitor to use it but I've encountered problems doing so. Every time I start the computer, I have to F8 and choose "Enable VGA monitor" in order for it to come up and stay on the external monitor. If I don't do that, it comes up only momentarily on the external monitor and then the signal is lost and I get a black screen. Once the external monitor is up, the display is in low resolution and if I attempt to change the settings, the external monitor goes off and then will not come back on. This is a problem because I can only see a 2 inch strip on the left side of the laptop screen which leaves me unable to shut down properly. I have tried both settings on the laptop for external display only or simultaneous displays and it doesn't make any difference. I have tried to extend the laptop display to a second monitor by setting the properties to dual view which doesn't work either. There is an option on the laptop's graphics card settings to "clone" the display to a second monitor but that will not work either. I have 5 different monitors I have tried using with this laptop but they all do the same thing. I know my monitors are capable of a much higher resolution than what they are showing. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite P25 S507 and is a 17" widescreen. Any ideas on what's going on would be welcomed.
 

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Cant output to external monitor only
Im running 7 on my laptop, and im trying to get it to output only to my external monitor when the lid is closed. I can get it to extend my desktop, but when i close the lid, it turns off the external monitor. I have set Windows 7 to do nothing when lid is closed. Is there anyone else with this problem?
I have an Dell Vostro 1500, with Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS video card, if that helps.
Also, I've tried the FN+F8 route and it does the same thing. Both screens go blank and the LCD TV (external monitor) says invalid format. Its almost like when the lid is closed it changes the resolution to a non displayable one. Happens with both FN+F8 and the lid close method. I never had this problem with XP. Please help.

A:Cant output to external monitor only (Different Issue)

For me this works only if I first disconnect the main (laptop) display, showing desktop only on external, secondary display. If both displays are used in extended desktop mode, closing the lid also turns external display off.

Kari

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I have a Toshiba Tecra S3 laptop, running Windows XP Pro Sp2. When I plug in an external monitor, the laptop automatically starts up with the external monitor as the primary display and I can then go into settings and extend the display to the laptop screen. All fine so far. However, what I want to do is to play video on the external monitor and have other applications such as web browser on the laptop screen. However, no matter what I try, I cannot get this to work.

I can play the video on the laptop screen and other programs can be viewed on the external monitor, but I don't want that. The reason for the external screen is so that I can view video at better quality than the laptop screen will give me.

If I move the video window to the external monitor it goes there OK, but the video continues to play in full screen mode on the laptop screen as well. If I try to move other application windows to the laptop screen, the full screen video stays on top and the other windows cannot be accessed. There are no video controls accessible from the laptop screen, only from the video software on the external screen.

Can anyone tell me what I have to do to have the video only play on the external monitor, and have the laptop screen available for other things? The video software I have been using is VLC and Windows Media Player.

Toshiba Tecra S3, Windows XP Pro SP2, Nvidia Geforcce Go 6600
 

A:Laptop and external monitor issue

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Please help. I have an HP DV2945SE Laptop with Vista. The laptop screen broke and I successfully hooked an external hp vs17e screen. However, this has slowed down my system when playing smaller games like Zuma, or watching videos etc. There is a severe lag. How can I eliminate this. My computer ran very fast with these types of things before I had to hook up an external screen. Pleeeease help me I am practically computer illiterate, but otherwise fairly intelligent. THANKS
 

A:HP Laptop using external monitor issue PLS help

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I recently got a 24" 1920 x 1080 external LCD monitor for my laptop. It's awesome. I've been using laptops only for many years and now I'm very sorry I waited so long before getting one. But, on to my issue:

I want to only use the external monitor and keep the laptop screen turned off. The problem is that when I resume from sleep sometimes, but not always, the laptop display comes back on showing only the desktop wallpaper. So I then have to hit the windows key plus "p" (for projector) and select projector to get the laptop display turned off again.

I know how to select the external monitor in W7. Basically, one goes to screen resolution from the desktop right click context menu and make the proper selection under multiple monitors (see screenshot below).

But windows 7 seems to forget this setting sometimes and it's a mild annoyance to have to check the laptop monitor and if it's on, hit the windows key plus "p" each time (or almost each time).

So I'm wondering if there's some way to force windows 7 to remember to use only the external monitor and keep the laptop monitor off until I tell it otherwise? I suppose this issue is likely due to some bug in one of my drivers but I am using all the latest drivers.

A:Issue w. laptop & external monitor

Why not just keep the laptop lid closed? The external monitor will display, and your laptop display will be turned off. OR, are you using the keyboard and touch pad on the laptop? If that's the case, do yourself a favor and get a full size keyboard and mouse, and plug it into the laptop, push the laptop off to the side, and keep the lid closed. Alternately, you could invest in a docking station so you don't have to plug everything in each time. That's what I do at work.

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Hi, I hope someone here can help.

I want to watch films on my CRT television in my apartment, so I bought a VGA>Component cable so that I connect my laptop to it via VGA.

I purchased my laptop in the UK, and have since moved to South Korea. It is a Sony Vaio with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

So far the closest I have managed to get is heavily distorted (positionally and colour wise) screen.. I have attached a picture of this. I get this only if I extend the desktop area.

However, when I move the mouse over to the CRT screen and right click, as soon as I touch a flyout menu (such as 'view' or 'sort by') the screen goes black and then refreshes.

I have a feeling this is a PAL / NTSC issue (in that the UK is PAL, and Korea is NTSC), yet there is nowhere in my ATI CCC software to change the region modes.

I have changed Windows 7 system locale to Korea, but it didn't make a difference.

Also CCC cannot detect the settings such as maximum resolution etc.. for the television, and Windows detects it in Device Manager as a 'Generic Non-Pnp Monitor'

Any ideas on how to get it working? Please help

Many thanks

A:Connecting to an external monitor issue via VGA

hello and welcome to the forum
have you checked for updates for the driver?
Graphics Drivers & Software
you will have to put your details in
http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/NOTEB...650-specs.aspx
above is a link to your specs

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One day I was using the laptop surfing the net normally, everything was fine and suddenly the display gone wrong...(pic below). I tried using an external monitor and still the same, so I am quite sure that my monitor is fine and it's probably a display card problem?
I tried to update my display card driver and no luck, so I decided to use the recovery CD to restore the system, and no luck again.

Here is a screenshot after the system restore...is there a way to repair this without taking it to a service centre??
thanks
Link: [http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/ctb205/mon.jpg]

A:Tecra S1 - Display issue, even on external monitor

Hi borist,

It?s really great that you could post a picture of your problem. Thank you!
Furthermore you tried already a lot of like recovery installation and an external monitor.

Unfortunately it seems to be a hardware malfunction of graphic card. :(

So that means you have to exchange the mainboard because the graphic card is fixed on it. Mainboard is pretty expensive part and Tecra S1 is old notebook so maybe you can get a second hand mainboard or notebook on eBay and exchange it yourself.

Good luck! :)

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad x270 laptop running Windows 10.Laptop is connected to external DELL P2719H monitor through HDMI cable. Resolution is Full HD. I am using wireless keyboard and mouse.I have updated all the drivers in 2 steps - first, I did "Windows Updates", and then, second, I went through all devices in "Device Manager" in order to update all the remaining drivers.  Problem is the following -  my display has flickering issues. Generally it happens when I move the mouse. You can see this on the video below. Flickering on the video bellow happens when I go over the small video built-in into the website. This happens couple of times per day. I thought that it might be caused by wireless mouse or HDMI cable or Display, but my testing showed thata) similar flickering issues sometimes happen with mouse turned OFF and disconnected from the laptop andb) I don't experience such issues with the same HDMI cable, same DELL P2719H display, but with different laptop running Windows 7. So I think it might be caused by x270 or Windows 10 problems. What are your thoughts? What troubleshooting steps could be made?   

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Hi,  I have a Lenovo Z50-70 laptop(GeForce 840m(4gb) and i7).  When I plug in my external monitor using VGA cable, it starts flickering and looks like its trying to auto adjust every 3-4 seconds. I have latest Intel HD and Nvidia display drivers installed. I tried to attach the same monitor to my old laptop and everything works fine, so its not cable or monitor problem. Also tried to remove laptop charger, changing display settings etc., and the problem still remains. No idea what else can I do to prevent this permanently.Interesting part: When I launch any game then flickering goes away. When I exit the game, flickering comes back. Its so weird. Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Lenovo Z50-70 external monitor flickering issue.

Check the output frequencies the monitor/display is getting. Either they're exceeding the display capability and/or the refresh freq is off, 60HZ is the norm for flat panel displays while some will handle higher up to 75HZ but only lower will be visible to the eye. The resolution may also be wrong as it may not be detected to set the correct resolution for that display as well.





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Hi all, I am trying to connect 2 external monitors (Asus VW22AT) to my W550S laptop.Via the VGA connection, it works fine (for both monitors, i tried one by one), the display automatically sets to 1680x1050 resolution. My problem comes from the mini displayport which i used with DVI adapter (I also tried with VGA adapter), I can't get the 1680x1050 resolution, it recommands to use a 1920x1080 resolution but the screen is blurred. If I manually set to 1680x1050, the image doesn't use all the screen, each side is black on 3 centimeters thus the image is also blurred. Do you have any solution please?Best regards, Jean

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Hello!
I recently purchased an external monitor (BenQ EW2740L) for use with a PS4 console, however I thought I would try to connect it to my Laptop (ASUS N550JV - Running windows 8). I was trying to connect the two with a HDMI cable as my laptop doesn't have ports to fit the supplied D-Sub cable. Long story short, My computer detected and installed the monitor but im presented with a black screen and the monitor gives the message "No Cable connected". I've tried the Fn + F8 option of projecting to a second screen however no luck.
Also my Computer and the monitor both have a native contrast of 1920x1080 if that helps.

What am I doing wrong?
 

A:Solved: External Monitor to Laptop issue!

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I know this is a common problem, but so far I did not find a solution to it.  The external monitors connected to my prodock via VGA and DVI blacks out every few seconds, especially during heavy usage. At first, I thought it was a power supply issue so I bought a 90W supply. Now the monitors stays on most of the time, but still blacks out every 10 minutes or so, even during standby with minimal power usage. Then I tried editing the integrated graphics settings, updating/rolling back graphics driver, flashing the docking station firmware with every version I can find, and switching to ubuntu on the other drive, but there wasn't a single combination of settings which would keep the external monitor on for more than an hour without blacking out/disconnecting.  So what should I do now?  System info:i7 5600u, 12G RAM, 16G + 128G ssd, 500G hdd, NO 940M, FHD IPS nontouch screen, Windows 10/Ubuntu 16.04Thinkpad Prodock 04A1, 45W/90W power supply. All USB and audio ports works perfectly. Both monitors are 1440x900 at 60Hz, works flawlessly when attached to laptop VGA port. 

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Hi, I recently got an x230. I use laptops at work, connecting them to external displays (TVs) using a hdmi cable. The x230 has no hdmi input, so I use a minidp/hdmi adapter. I set windows (10) to 'display on second screen only', and after that it was fine with one annoying problem. The problem is that whenever I open the lid, the laptop changes display mode: 1. connect laptop to TV with display on second screen only2. close lid, laptop displays on second screen as intended3. open lid, windows changes to display on FIRST screen only or, with some fiddling, duplicate4. close lid again, windows changes back to display on second screen only Opening the lid always changes the display settings. I want it to always be 'display on second screen only'; always, even if I open the lid to quickly type something like when doing a search. All power options are set correctly. All display options are set correctly. But opening the lid still seems to turn on the first display and reset my display settings. I don't know how to stop it. On my old laptop (a y570 running win7), if I set 'display on second screen only', the laptop would only display on the second screen regardless of whether the lid was up or down. I wonder why this isn't the same. Is it the laptop? Is it Windows 10? Is it perhaps my adapter? I've tried 2 TVs and 2 hdmi cables and changing them had no effect. I've searched for this problem high and low but never found any solution. Can anyone shed some lig... Read more

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hi, I just upgraded from an X1 carbon to an X1 yoga with OLED screen. I connect to a Dell U3415W monitor and use extend display.The display quality on the laptop is outstanding but when I connect to the montior it isn't very sharp. I'm running monitor resolution on 3440x1440, and using HDMI cable. I had no issue when using the X1 carbon.I've updated display drivers. Any ideas? thanks

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Since yesterday, my laptop does not connect to my external monitor!! I have already uninstalled/installed the graphic drivers, uninstalled latest windows updates, installed latest Lenovo latest updates, changed the cable/monitor/adapter but nothing seem to work. It is a very annoying experience. Everything was working perfectly fine last week and now suddenly my laptop does not connect to any external displays!! Is anyone else experiencing the same issue? I suspect some new updates might have caused the problem (probably new intel updates) Please let me know if you have any suggestions (I have already tried almost all solutions in other blogs/websites)...

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Hello,
I got this laptop recently and ran into an issue when connecting to external displays, in all games I am unable to set my video settings to 60Hz when choosing to project my display to the external screen only. If I duplicate the screen then I have no issue, but I want to be able to close the laptop lid and have 60Hz as an option, otherwise everything shows up as 59Hz which causes stuttering and flickering. The weird thing is that in Windows my refresh rate shows up as 60Hz at 1920x1080 but when launching any game 59Hz is the highest I can go to when set to display as "second screen only" in Windows 10. Please let me know what I could to fix this, and if it is not clear let me know.

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Hi folks!I'm using my t430s in several areas, such as my parents house, or even at home, workplace, coffe shops, etc.... Well, at my parents house, i'm using a type 4336 docking station, with an old sharp FHD external tv hooked to the vga output.. And i used to activate it with fn+f7, when it's needed to show anything, when its necessary.... I have updated the windows lately, but after it the settings gone insane, and when i connect the laptop to the 4336 it sends the screen to the external, and need to change it back to laptop lcd by pressing the mentioned keys before. It is pretty frustrating, and i don't find the setting, which i was able to find before the update. It did the same way after the previoius update too.can somebody please help?I'm soo dissapointed in the new windows stuff by now. I used win 7 x64 for a looooong time, but.... the system came with win8 so its free os for me, and deceided to use it instead of 7. It was a mistake i know... Thank you in advance!carrEdit: I just noticed, if i close the lid, the secondary monitor is becoming the primary, and it turns itself on. How did this gone so bad?! :@
 
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I have the new X1 Carbon 6th Gen with the ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station (40AJ0135US) and have noticed any time I lock my computer and my screens turn off or my screens just turn off from the computer being idle for the set amount of time that when it comes back up that all my windows have moved to the main laptop screen. I have two monitors plugged in with DisplayPort to the dock and I use the laptop screen as the main screen. Has anyone else noticed this same issue? Any fixes?

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Hello! When I connect my Yoga 900 laptop to my Samsung external monitor using a USB-C/HDMI adapter, the laptop screen flashes black and the external screen does nothing. Between the flashes I can see my desktop background goes blue and every program/file that is open begins popping up and closing on repeat. Nothing ever shows on the external monitor. The only fix is to unplug the two, but if I let the laptop flash for more than about a minute it eventually goes black. When this happens, unplugging it from the monitor does nothing and it has to be manually restarted using the side button. As noted in other forum solutions, I manually updated all video and chip drivers.I have tested the monitor's HDMI port, the Yoga 900's USB-C port, and the HDMI cable itself. I have also tried a different brand of USB-C adapter. Pressing Windows + P doesn't seem to do much, as I can see the menu between the flashes and click "expand" but nothing happens. Any idea what else I can do? Thank you.

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I have a new gateway notebook with an 1.6ghz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 cpu... ive recently checked (10 mins ago) my temps inside this thing and my cpu core temp is running at 160F. an insanely high temp. is there a way to improve cooling in this thing without underclocking (im a overclocker not an underclocker) ive never seen it this hot until now...any help would be great i curently have the computer sitting on a honeywell fan to keep it cool... and im down to 110F yay! but this is no solution
 

A:HEAT HEAT HEAT Gateway heat woes

Yes, that converts to a bit over 71 degrees Centigrade... and is getting to the edge of its range... You will have earlier failure.
That model simply does not have the cooling system you need with three of four fans to move the air out.
If you have dogs or cats, clean the guts of the case with Dust Off every week... to remove the dust and hair.
But there isn't much help for you. Lower priced laptops never make good gaming machines.
 

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Can anyone advise me on what would the best program to monitor my fans,cpu,and motherboard for to much heat at the risk of damaging my unit.

Thanks for the help
 

A:CPU Heat Monitor

Hey Shamoo

i cant say i use any software like that at the moment but i have used
Motherboard Monitor v5.3.7
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,7309,00.asp
in the past and it seemed to work a treat.

Hope it helps

Cadet
 

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Hi,
Does any know of sw that you can view while your pc is running in windows that monitors fan and heat of cpu. I am running xp pro, amd 1800xp, 512 ddr, gigabyte ga7dx mb. I can view it in bios but thats no fun.
Thanks,
Hamill
 

A:Monitor heat and fan

There are a few programs listed here:
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/...,00.html?tag=srch&qt=cpu+monitor&cn=&ca=10001
 

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Anybody know of a decent freeware cpu temp monitor?
 

A:Cpu heat monitor

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Does anyone know a good prog that monitors the temp of CPU and mobo so i can know the temp of my CPU and mobo?
Thanks
 

A:Heat Sensors Monitor

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I am looking into purchasing an external hard drive case for a hard drive for extra storage and portability. While looking at them, I see that some are made with aluminum so that the drive stays cool while others have fans. Does an aluminum case keep the drive cool enough?
 

A:External Hard Drive Case Heat Concern

Yes, the heat dissipation will probably be better than it would be internally fitted.
 

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Recently I sent my Hp Pavilion dv2000 in to HP to get repaired. The problem was the motherboard overheated and fried. I got it back about two weeks ago and now while playing Guild Wars every so often the computer will freeze the screen will freeze and blur across the monitor and the only thing i can do is manually shut it down and restart. I've tried just about everything including downloading new drivers updating BIOS. Before i sent it in there was never a problem with this. Speedfan says when im running Guild Wars its usually around 68-76 degrees Celsius. I am running on Windows Vista Home Premium an Amd Turion 64 X2 TL-56, Geforce 6150 Go, 2 GB ram. Does this sound like a heat issue? It seems to happen maybe a little less frequently when I have a fan right up next to it. Vents should not be clogged with dust as I've only had computer about 3 months.

Here's an example of what freeze looks like

 

A:Heat issue?

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I have had numerous crashes like this but here are the last few.
Thet are all Locale ID: 1033, BCCode: 124

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Hi, my P70 has i7-6820HQ, 4k screen, and m3000m. I have the NVIDIA GPU running always since the intel GPU is unable to deliver even the most basic tasks, such as playing 4k YouTube videos. However, the computer feels more warm than I had imagined with the discrete graphics on. Can anybody chime in with experiences of their own? There is absolutely no inkling of "coolness" on the bottom of the laptop, except for the right and left lower corners. The warmth doesn't go away even at idle. The temperature of the graphics card lingers around 55-56 degrees celsius according to CPUID HWMonitor.  Is this normal? I would not be able to use this computer on my lap (though I wouldn't dare to because of its weght). The bottom borders being hot even when I'm just browsing the web at minimum usage, CPU at ~<10% and memory at <35% on task manager. I knew having a discrete GPU will have an effect, but not to this extent. Any input will be appreciated.

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