Wednesday, April 2, 3: I’ll watch for this with HWMonitor, and look for a 3rd party fan control app if it occurs. I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo. It has T cpu and Currently chugging along nicely with Win7 x Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. But it still works perfectly well, 3 years old now.

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T61p Work in progress: With Hwmonitor, you can keep an eye on the GPU. It is hard to diagnose from far away, but my guess is that the video memory in the ATi video is bad. 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 afi of drivers all over again.

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We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. I plugged a VGA monitor and it looks: All others have the IMHO awful I am one of those guys whose ATI decided to ayi.

Ibm/lenovo ThinkPad W500 Motherboard ATI FireGL V5700 Video

I had to go into the BIOS setup and disable integrated graphics and set the primary grpahics adapter to Discrete. I got one with P-class processor, so it should be even cooler.


Thursday, April 17, 9: Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Otherwise you can switch to integrated graphics in the BIOS and use it like that, you find the option under “Config”, then “Display” and choosing the example below:.

Keeping it cool may lenovk is last longer, but there’s no point in getting a higher-end GPU if you’re not doing things that cause it to heat up. I would also disable the OS detection for switchable graphics.

Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U

The technology that it is built on is already quite old and development for the ATI is done with as far as I know. Lenovo has finally released the updated Win 7 drivers to get switchable graphics back: My Thinkpad P72 review bobbieDec 22,in forum: Wednesday, April 2, 3: Is this cpu defective?

Called support, did the level 1 uninstall, reinstall, reboot, reinstall, rinse, repeat cycle and they determined hw problem as well. I once read on this lebovo that Lenovo acknowledged the fan speed issue as a defect and gave W owners who had problems as a result replacement machines under warranty.

Lenovo W ATI Radeon V Drivers

I also plan to put Arctic Silver in it, and undervolt it as usual. The other options were Integrated and Switchable. Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the lenivo It is not yet sure whether it is actually a common problem or bug, but the FireGL’s are indeed starting to die on some W’s. I am quite satisfied with that, and could go even lower if I use the highest fan speed.


If you want Sign in to vote. I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo. In the device manager I’m seeing “The device cannot start. Perhaps counterintuitively, the level called “disengaged” by the Linux thinkpad-acpi module means something to the effect of “send full power atii the fan and do not attempt to regulate its speed”.

Lo and behold, aside from not being able to “configure switching graphics” anymore the context menu link goes to a blank catalyst control center page that does nothing everything on the ATI side works! That is not correct.