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Lenovo Ideapad Y500 gaming problems

Hi!

I recently bought a "Lenovo Ideapad Y500". I like it a lot, but there is one big problem: the games doesn´t run properly :(.
On notebookcheck.com "Max Payne 3" gets around 70 fps on medium. I get 8-15 fps on medium with some settings turned off.
"Red Faction: Armageddon" gets 8-19 fps.
On notebookcheck.com "Metro 2033" gets around 80 fps on high. I get 20-30 fps on high with some settings turned off.
All three games were tested in both DirectX 9 and 11. The fps i wrote about is from DirectX 9.

Specifications:
3. generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (3630QM)
8 gb RAM (DDR3)
2x Nvidia GT 650m (SLI) (GDDR5)
1 terabyte capacity
Full HD screen (1920x1080)
Windows 8

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y500/#techspecs if you want to see for yourself (the only difference is, that i have 2x Nvidia GT 650m (SLI) ,which is better than Nvidia GT 750m).

I have seen several reviews, that says the Y500 is an gaming-laptop.

I hope you can help me.

-Mads Karstoft
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    Well given those specs it certainly is one but there is a serious problem somewhere but the first thing that you could try is changing the performance mode. Sometimes it will get set for maximizing the battery but for the dedicated gpu-s to work it has to be set to maximum performance under power management in the control panel..
  2. nforce4max said:
    Well given those specs it certainly is one but there is a serious problem somewhere but the first thing that you could try is changing the performance mode. Sometimes it will get set for maximizing the battery but for the dedicated gpu-s to work it has to be set to maximum performance under power management in the control panel..


    Thanks for the help. Max Payne 3 now runs with 60 fps on medium.

    -Mads
  3. When I first got mine I too noticed this dramatic drop in performance.

    I eventually figured that it was probably the power setting so I changed it to High Performance.

    Even though it was in High performance mode it still couldnt handle a game like SKYRIM. Then I plugged in my charger and it worked perfectly I cant explain why it works but it does.
  4. kmyrv said:
    When I first got mine I too noticed this dramatic drop in performance.

    I eventually figured that it was probably the power setting so I changed it to High Performance.

    Even though it was in High performance mode it still couldnt handle a game like SKYRIM. Then I plugged in my charger and it worked perfectly I cant explain why it works but it does.


    This happens because some Laptop's batteries isn't powerful enough to power 100% of the laptop's specs, therefore, the battery charger has to be there to provide extra energy. Hope this helps !
  5. I would say since you just bought it you need to update your drivers :)
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