Lenovo Y520 Low CPU And GPU Usage

Jun 24, 2018
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Hi, recently I got Lenovo Y520, but i am having some problems. I installed CS:GO. When i play my fps is wandering arround generally 120 and 130 fps, but cpu usage is about %55 while gpu usage is %45. How can I use my notebook's full potential? Thanks for any help in advance.
 

jojesa

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Lenovo uses an app (Nerve Sense) to control the laptop performance depending on system temperature while gaming. That app has options to turn up cooling (noise), which increases the system performance.
 
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Thanks i will try it
 
Oct 29, 2018
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I got the same laptop. With the i5 7300hq and 1060 max-q. Got the same fps. Sometimes drops to below 90. I found that using a external monitor gives me 200 fps. When connected to a monitor it uses only the dedicated grapichs.
 

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It might be a limit set on power throttling the system.
The manufacturer may have set a power limit (e.g. 15W) and when the system exceed the limit it start throttling.
Usually that happens when you do graphic intensive tasks.
Install Intel XTU and run a stress test and see if the system start to throttle.

 
Oct 29, 2018
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I downloaded DDU and removed Nvidia driver, then downloaded Nvidia driver from Lenovos website. Much improvement. Got around 120-200 fps. Depends on map. Also my battery run time has tripled. Before my laptop was using gpu when browsing web. Ran hot and noisy. But I can still see that I have about 60% gpu usage and 30% Intel graphics ingame in CS GO
 
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