I had to go into the BIOS setup and disable integrated graphics and set the primary grpahics adapter to Discrete. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. In the device manager I’m seeing “The device cannot start. After the release of Windows 8 I tried to install it and it worked fine untill I installed switchable graphic card driver and after the reset my windows boot up and hangs with blue screen. Log in or Sign up.

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However, the distance decreased gradually. No other PC manufacturer has a mobile workstation that delivers the power, performance and productivity tools that Lenovo has packed into this beast.

Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U

Idle was around Celsius. Both series with ATI especially W5x0 have had overheating problems. I used my W for gaming.

I undervolted the CPU and replaced the dry thermal grease with the most famous thermal paste called “Silver-something”. I really penovo to go to Windows 8 but due to this I have to stick with windows 7. Message 2 of 6.

Thinkpad T500 w/Switching graphics & Updated Drivers– AMD/ATI side confirmed, but Intel?

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. Message 4 of 6. It seems to be heat-related, and apparently reflowing it with oven might work, just like with Nvidia. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to 5w00 all!


All others have the IMHO awful Perhaps counterintuitively, the level called atj by the Linux thinkpad-acpi module means something to the effect of “send full power to the fan and do not attempt to regulate its speed”.

W defective ATI cards? – Thinkpads Forum

I don’t recall benchmarking the ATi card in W, but once you get the machine, run Freestone on it and report back. Among them are the new mobile workstations with the labels W and W, which are meant to replace the Thinkpad Txxp models.

Especially since some games created errors. Meawhile,please let us know the detail model for your laptop. You are not alone take a look here: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support.

By default it’s the hottest running ThinkPad I have ever owned, but with the right configuration, it can become one of the coolest running performance oriented ThinkPads around. But I might be late, as far as I can see you already bought a W? In the device manager I’m seeing “The device cannot start. Post as a guest Name. Lo and behold, aside from not being ayi 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!


Is there any way or thing that I can do to work this out even in windows 8 just. Called support, did the level 1 uninstall, reinstall, reboot, reinstall, rinse, repeat cycle and they determined hw problem as well.

Lenovo Thinkpad W – External Reviews

Thursday, April 3, 3: We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. It performed well, but not as good as I had hoped. SudosJan 26, This contact information may change without notice. It is hard to diagnose from far away, but my guess is that the video memory in the ATi video is bad. I read about this issue on German thinkpad forum as it is much more commonly described there.

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