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Hello,
I bought a Lenovo Ideapad y470 and I just used for the first time 2 days ago.
I downloaded all the drivers, and essential programs. (avast, flash, firefox, etc)
Then I installed a few games, (fable 3, anno2070, skyrim)
And I copy my backup from my desktop to the notebook.
I didnt use it very much actually. Today I was in bed watching Homeland season finale streaming on the internet and it started to freez every 10 minutes, I thought it maybe the internet connection or the website. Then I restarted windows to install a few updates. So after that I wanted to test the GPU switch , which turns on the Geforce 550M and use it to play fable 3. The another night I tested the game but with the GPU which comes with the CPU, I played it in low graphics so I wanted to know if the using the geforce would make much of a difference.
But the game was opening the computer totally froze. First I tried ctrl+alt+delete, then restart, then the power button, then I cloed the notebook and nothing happend so I removed the battery manually.
Im pretty freaked out right now, new computer, I spent almost all of my savings on it and the third day is having issues O_o
I have a CPU usage and a GPU usage as gadgets and while I was watching homeland, the cpu was at 5% and when it froze it jumped to15% while the gpu was at 0% and 40 centigrade.
Any ideas or thoughts of what happend?

This are the specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
Intel QuadCore I7 2670QM 2.2ghz
Geforce 550M 1gbddr3
8GB ram

pd: sorry if anything is bad written, english is not my first language.
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What exactly do you mean you copy your backup from your desktop to your notebook? It sounds like it may just be a driver issue.
   
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Thats not very important. What I meant is that I copy my files from the desktop to the notebook.
But the problem is the geforce 550m, I tested it with skyrim and it crashed too.
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You said you updated drivers so you have the latest ones from nvidia? Also, are you playing plugged in or unplugged? Unplugged will cause throttling unless you changed your power scheme. That could be causing it to act funny? Also, http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/577494-lenovo-y470-y570-official-owners-thread.html
   
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