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Hello, I just recently bought a Lenovo Y500 (with the single card, not the sli) and though it performs very well, I was looking into mebbe overclocking it a wee bit. Well, first off, I can't raise the core clock offset whatsoever, even with nvidia inspector. After some more fiddling around I realized my stock boost clock wasn't working at all! Instead it just stays at a steady 790mhz, even under heavy load. Am I doing something wrong here? Even after a couple of hrs of heavy gaming my temps never exceed 61C so I know it can't be thermal throttling... My battery setting is high performance and I have my power management mode in Nvidia control panel set to prefer maximum performance. Is there a way to enable my boost clock?

Evga precision x tells me its throttling....



Any help or advice would be much appreciated! Thanks!
Edited by SawyerAngelo - 4/4/13 at 6:07am
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Also, I can overclock my mem frequency no problemo. Just can't do anything with the core clock
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Is there a way to upload higher rez images? The one I uploaded is practically useless lol
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Is it possible that maybe my AC adapter isn't strong enough? I know the SLI version of this model comes with a 170w AC adapter, and I think the one I have is like 90w or 120w.
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post #6 of 8
Or maybe it's just locked. It's possible i've seen it happen before on laptops
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Maybe, but I've read plenty of other sources who have overclocked their gt 650m's in their lenovo y500. I'm sure there's a setting somewhere that I'm missing, I just can't think of what it might be...
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Is it possible that it is a driver issue? I have 314.22 WQHL windows 8 notebook drivers
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