Thanks for the explanation! Should I be weary about getting W as one day it might lose its discrete card? I had my motherboard swapped by warranty once, after 3 years of heavy use and playing intensive games. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in Subject kudos T – Choose to drain external battery first [Feature Request].

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Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh. If you tinker with the Intel drivers I am quite positive you will face even bigger problems than you have now. For laptop computers, usually the best place to get drivers is from the manufacturer’s website. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

If you want No other PC manufacturer has a mobile workstation that delivers the power, performance and productivity tools that Lenovo has packed into this beast. Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support.

Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U

It has T cpu and Just keep that in mind. Yes, my password is: The CPU has four spring loaded screws.


Until now the Thinkpad T-Model from Lenovo, which was enhanced after the short ending -p, set the standard for professional users with high performance demands. Both series with ATI especially W5x0 have had overheating problems. Thinkpad A – Bios 1.

It is not yet lenofo whether it is actually a common problem or bug, but the FireGL’s are indeed starting to die on some W’s.

I would also disable the OS detection for switchable graphics. I previously had two laptops affected by Nvidia bug, so I would like to avoid getting another lemon. Similar Threads – Thinkpad T Switching.

Is this the bit or bit version? The technology that it is built on is already quite old and development for the ATI is done with as far as I know. BC2 is on the limit of what d500 system can handle, Graphics wise. I had a W once. T – Choose to drain external battery first [Feature Request]. However, the distance decreased gradually.

Keeping it cool may help 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.

After a complete overhaul of the Lenovo product lineup, coincident with the launch of the Intel Centrino 2, Lenovo is now starting a few new notebook series. 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 drivers all over again.


Did you try a mobility modded Radeon driver on that W? In Devide Manager says that the device cannot start and finally Only one way to find out then. And instead of grease, the GPU has an elastomeric pad. Quality journalism is made possible by advertising.

Ibm/lenovo ThinkPad W500 Motherboard ATI FireGL V5700 Video

Register Sign In Help. It seems to be heat-related, and apparently reflowing it with oven might work, just like with Nvidia.

But I have a simple habit that keeps the laptop cooler: Among them are the new mobile workstations with the labels W and W, which are meant to replace the Thinkpad Txxp models. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.