I’ll be keeping an eye on this thread for your report and say “I told you so! Edited by britishdhez Thursday, April 3, 4: T61p Work in progress: Please share our article, every link counts! Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: So i don’t believe it will become a problem, unless you abuse it a lot with heavy-Graphics, a lot of thermal cycling and in a hot room.
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Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Currently chugging along nicely with Win7 x Unfortunately, I don’t see Windows 7 drivers up on Lenovo’s downloads for your model. It might be hot, but it will, however, stay exceptionally cool under light load with Intel Graphics.
I used my W for gaming. I’m reluctant to upgrade atop the Intel graphics drivers already in place since I’m scared it’ll break switching, and require me to uninstall and reinstall the whole shebang of lenoo all over again.
For laptop computers, usually ahi best place to get drivers is from the manufacturer’s website. Goodbye Lorita, wherever you’ve gone I had my motherboard swapped by warranty once, after 3 years of heavy use and playing intensive games.
W defective ATI cards? – Thinkpads Forum
Among them are the new mobile workstations with the labels W and W, which are meant to replace the Thinkpad Txxp models. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
Thursday, April 10, 9: Thanks for the explanation! I haven’t heard about the chips dying because of heat, as a major problem.
Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U
It performed well, but not as good as I had hoped. Called support, did the level 1 uninstall, reinstall, reboot, reinstall, rinse, repeat cycle and they determined hw problem as well.
I previously had two laptops affected by Nvidia bug, so I would like to avoid getting another lemon. Not an IT pro? Both series with ATI especially W5x0 have had overheating problems. This post is timely for me. Kuro Kensei Dec 24, at 1: The technology that it lenovl built on is already quite old and development for the ATI is lenkvo with as far as I know.
If you tinker with the Intel drivers I am quite positive you will face even bigger problems than you have now. At least for the moment.
MidnightSunJan 26, In the device manager I’m seeing “The device cannot start. I can run both Furmark and Prime95 at the same time, without overheating.
Thursday, April 3, 4: Yes, I had switchable graphics and even with the latest version from Lenovo, they don’t work.
This is why I have to stick to Catalyst. Edited by britishdhez Thursday, April 10, 9: Best encryption solution for current lenov Thinkpads? If you have issues please provide feedback via the Catalyst Crew Feedback website.
The fan never went over graphivs regular high-speed setting of around RPM. Thursday, April 3, 8: W and newer have nVidia graphics. We cant push device which not compatible with OS Windows 8, it will cause abnormal behavior before or after windows.
Thursday, April 3, 2: