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How important is GHz for the performance of a PC?

How important is the GHz value for the performance/speed of a PC? I'm asking because I consider to buy this Lenovo notebook but I'm not sure if 1.5 GHz are enough for coding and fast app compiling on ...
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What notebook is better suited for coding and animation work? [on hold]

I'm looking to buy a (sub)notebook to do some coding, Android app compiling and animation with programs like Adobe Flash Professional CS6 on the go. I found these two Lenovo devices: ...
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How to record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop

How can I record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop? Normally most laptops have two jack in input, one for headset/ear piece and the other for a mic. This enables you connect a ...
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Question mark key acting as Ctrl key on Thinkpad T440 Brazilian keyboard

I recently got a Lenovo Thinkpad T440 but I am having some troubles with it. My device is made in Brazil so it came with an ABNT2 keyboard with ç key but I am having issues when I need to use the / ...
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ThinkPad T400 and Windows 8.1 “compatibility and support”

firstly, it's really hard to make title on this but I'll try to explain below. This problem occurs for some time but I think, not from very beginning of using Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad T400. When I ...
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how to find the type of GPU on my laptop

I am encountering an annoying though not significant problem. I tried to find the GPU type of my laptop, it is win8.1, lenovo ideapad yoga 11S. According to the tutorial online, I opened the device ...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon key combination for [Insert], [Print Screen], etc

Lack of Insert key (required for Copy/Paste in many Linux programs) kills me. I once saw this list somewhere, but lost its reference. Looking for key combination (probably Fn with something else) of: ...
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No display to external monitor

Checked a bunch of related questions and don't see the same issue. My lenovo T430s recognizes my VGA to external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster920ew) but the monitor stays blank. The laptop adjust the ...
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Lenovo Synaptics touch pad driver installation

I want to install a Synaptics touchpad driver on my Lenovo G710 laptop. I downloaded a new touchpad driver from the Lenovo support website. It said it was for Synaptics, Elan, Alps. I clicked to ...
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What does 'Clear PK' do?

I'm in BIOS Setup on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro running Windows 8.1 (yuck, sorry) and I want to get into setup mode in order to access the terminal from the system account. There is an option under the ...
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Tascam US-1641 audio interface, USB bandwidth, and Lenovo docking station

I have a Tascam US-1641 audio interface that hooks up over USB 2.0. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T440p with a docking station that has USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on it. The Tascam is hooked up to a USB 2.0 ...
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Driver installation on lenovo laptop

Recently I installed windows 8.1 (32 bit) on my lenovo G580 laptop. I downloaded all the drivers from http://support.lenovo.com/us but some of the drivers are not getting installed like intel power ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Customize Transition

When you purchase a Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 it comes with software called, "Lenovo Transition" which notifies you which mode the computer is in; laptop, stand, tablet, etc. Is it possible to run custom ...
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How to reset power on password Lenovo AIO C240

I need to reset power on password or setup password on the BIOS for a Lenovo AIO C240. I tried a lot of things but nothing works. For example: Power off the computer. Disconnect AC adapter (if ...
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Laptop Screen random flickering/sleeping, Lenovo 220x

I have a Lenovo 220x bought second hand. The laptop sufferd random sleeping when the screen was in a certain position open. I changed the power setttings to just turn the screen off when closed and ...
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Reset password Lenovo Z50 by Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor - hibernated session

I lost my password in Lenovo Z50 in Windows 8.1. I tried to reset it by program Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor. After I selected disk partition the message which I saw was: Selected 1 ...
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Lenovo OneKey recovery

I've got a Lenovo G5045 laptop. On default It has 2 visible partitions 1 Windows 8 (C:) 2 lenovo (D:) And invisible recovery partition, EFI partition. The C drive is huge, it was about 800 GB. ...
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Is there a way to remap, directly on indirectly, function keys on Lenovo Thinkpad laptops?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga that by default goes into function mode; this means that F1-F12 keys work as various utility keys instead of their proper function. This is the behaviour I like and I ...
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Install my own copy of Windows 7 Retail on a Lenovo PC with BIOS-based license

I have acquired a Lenovo PC. Whatever OS was installed is long gone, the hard drive is totally wiped. I plan to install my own (legitimate) copy of Windows 7 x64 Retail. The BIOS seems to have some ...
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How do I turn off the keyboard backlight on my Lenovo Y70?

I'd like to turn off the keyboard backlight on my new Lenovo Y70 laptop. Is there a built-in way of doing this? Or is there a way to physically disconnect the backlighting from the power supply, if I ...
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Lenovo W530 with Windows 8.1 not recognizing external monitor

I just got a Lenovo W530 through work running Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit. My VGA port on the side of the laptop does not recognize any external monitor plugged into it. My company's IT guys and I ...
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How long does it take for a new laptop battery to get charged? [closed]

I just bought a new 6 cell Lenovo battery for my Ideapad. But it doesn't seem to get chraged. It's been an hour but there is no change in charge percentage. Is it normal for a new battery. At first I ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Won't Shut Down

When I try to Shut Down through Windows it just logs off but stays on. It will shut down (instantly) if I hold the power off button. Restart works fine, it just won't shut down. Lenovo IdeaPad U410 ...
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can i use BIOS update intended for windows 8 OS in a Windows 8.1 OS?

I have a question...i saw a bios update (8DCN40WW (V40))available for my lenovo Z510 in the lenovo official support site. but it's for windows 7 and windows 8 OS only. My laptop has Windows 8.1 OS. so ...
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My laptop battery just won't come out! (Lenovo U400)

I'm trying to remove the battery from a Lenovo U400 laptop. It should be as easy as taking out the screws from the battery, unplugging it from the motherboard, and lifting it out, but it's not! Once ...
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G510 Can I replace screen with higher resolution? [duplicate]

I have got Lenovo G510 with 15,6"1366×768 and I would like to replace with screen with 1920x1080 resolution. Is it possible? Do I have to change lcd cable or just swap screen?
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Lenovo T440s UltraNav trackpad: can I treat middle-button “click” as a right click?

I'm a pointing-stick-only user trying to adjust to the lack of dedicated mouse buttons on my new Lenovo ThinkPad T440s. I've mastered the left click but for right clicks I'm having trouble moving my ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad N580 - Windows 7 - Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H

I recently formatted my IdeaPad N580 laptop, it came with Windows 8 installed and i downgraded to Windows 7, the Optiarc DVD RW device stopped working, more specifically it "works" but the drivers are ...
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WI-FI connects and disconnect randomly

I am using a Lenovo Z460. I have Wi-Fi throughout my home. I have 2 laptops and 3 mobile phones which use Wi-Fi My Lenovo Laptop has problems connecting to Wi-Fi. I can connect to Wi-Fi from my phones ...
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Force Refresh Rate in Linux

I'm using a Lenovo X230 laptop with an external LG-34UC97-S monitor. I've turn off the internal monitor and hooked up the external via HDMI. Looking at the user manual, native resolution and refresh ...
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Intel VT-x not working on Lenovo z510

I wanted use my Lenovo z510 to test the new android lollipop using HAXM, but while installing it said that I have no VT-x technology. The product page says that my processor(intel pentium 3550m @ 2.30 ...
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Lenovo Splash Screen Takes 25 Seconds to Load

I have switched out my original HDD for a new SSD which works nice, but since doing so, when I start up the machine in the morning, I see a black screen for about 25 seconds, and then I see the Lenovo ...
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How can I tell if my Lenovo x240 has a solid state drive or not?

How can I tell if my Lenovo X240 has a SSD or not? I believe it was manufactured in late 2013 or at the latest January 2014.
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ThinkCentre M71e PCIe network card not showing up

I bought a ThinkCentre M71e (3134-C4U) with the intention of using it connected to several separate physical networks. I bought a PCIe Network card (SuperMicro AOC-SG-I2) with two additional network ...
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Windows Audio not enabled on windows 8

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2, and the Windows Audio is not enabled. I have tried enabling it, but it gives me an error code 0x800706cc. I don't think it has anything to do with AVG. I don't know what else ...
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Lenovo y50-70 Wifi card not found

I have bought a lenovo y50-70 one month ago, till few days ago, everything worked fine (at home the wifi connection was dropping every minute, but after restarting the rooter everything was fine). ...
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Does Thinkpad E430 Hard Drive Fit into Dell Vostro 1310?

I'm going to have my Thinkpad E430 repaired. So I want to place its hard drive into an older laptop - a Dell Vostro 1310. How can I know whether this hard drive fits into the older laptop or not? ...
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Bottom half of laptop screen occasionally flickering black. Size of black area varies

I just bought a new laptop the other day. Lenovo Yoga 2 13. During use, the lower half of the screen is turning black. It's almost like a pop up in that it appears, and any interaction with the ...
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Windows 8.1 on ThinkPad S540 plagued by frequent BSODs with error CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo ThinkPad S540 laptop, and I encounter very frequent BSODs (even 3-4 times per day!), where the error code is always CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. No further information ...
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Installing Windows 7 Drivers

So I am installing Windows 7 (ultimate) on a Lenovo Thinpad SL410 via a bootable CD, and the windows installation was kind enough to let me know I need to install a driver. However, it fails to ...
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Some keys pause/resume working under Windows 8.1, Lenovo U530 Touch, namely: left, up, Home, End

When one of those keys stop working, all others do the same. Interestengly, when I press simultaniously Space+Left+Up it produced F5 key stroke. This confirms that hardware is not malfunctioning. ...
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Can a 20V, 4.5A travel adapter replace a 19V, 3.42A charger on ThinkPad T440 Lenovo?

I have a ThinkPad T440 that came with the new adapter plug "slim-fit". The original charger is 19V, 3.42A. I ordered a replacement AC for travel, and Lenovo sent to me a charger that is 20V, 4.5A, ...
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How to revert a Lenovo notebook to factory settings?

Given a Lenovo notebook where the hard drive has been formated completely. How can I get it back to factory settings? Can I get the Lenovo bloatware version of Windows 8 anywhere?
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How to format hard drive lenovo z360

So I want to format my hard disk and then reinstall windows 7. I'm using a lenovo Z360 Laptop with windows 7 sp1 installed on it. I know that there's a small protected partition that holds windows 7 ...
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Switching hard drive in lenovo flex 2 14

I have a Lenovo flex 2 14 with mechanical hard drive. I bought an SSD to switch it but I encountered a problem opening the laptop. I followed the manual here: manual I started by removing the ...
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My lenovo b5400 shut downs when I unplug it from the mains [duplicate]

My laptop is shutting down immediately, when I remove the power cord. It's only charging until 53% when plugged in, then not charging further.
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A black thing falls out of the USB port of my laptop

My new laptop fan cooler's usb cable plug sucks a small black thing out of a usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T400. That thing seems to be used for fixing the four pins inside the port. Without it, the ...
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How to create space for linux dual-boot when I already have six partitions and C: in the middle?

I bought a Lenovo G50-70 with Windows 8 and I want to dual-boot it with a linux distribution. It has six partitions. In order: 1000 MB recovery partition 260 MB EFI partition 1000 MB OEM ...
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Thinkpad L520 randomly freezes

My Lenovo Thinkpad L520 keeps randomly freezing. It totally locks up so that even STRG+ALT+DELETE does not help and there is no bluescreen. The only thing left is the fixed screen and only hard ...
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Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth not working

I am using a Lenovo B590 running Debian Jessie ❆ ~ け (ke) ➭ lsusb Bus 004 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2516:0004 Bus 004 Device 002: ID ...