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[Microsoft Store] Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 - $649.00

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Oct 5, 2014
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Ontario
finally got around to throwing in a cheap 500gb hdd...very easy to do.
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Dec 7, 2012
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Square One Shopping Centre location says "In-Store purchase only"

is the online inventory status accurate?
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May 1, 2013
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Ambushes wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 8:55 pm
So has anyone else experienced a high pitched whine when the fans start spinning up?
Yes mine does the same. Its kind of irritating in a silent room. It happens even when the fans don't spin. Like when I open a new tab. Or load a heavy web page.
I am going to return this beauty because it keeps whining.
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Oct 24, 2005
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tk1000 wrote:
Dec 30th, 2017 4:24 pm
Square One Shopping Centre location says "In-Store purchase only"

is the online inventory status accurate?
That status is very misleading. I called to verify and they said not in stock. The agent also said the status is unavailable to her, so not sure why we see a different status.
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Mar 21, 2005
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Calgary
Anyone else undervolting and having the TDP max out between 6 - 8W TDP when running a stress test instead of targeting 15W? Whether I run the stress test with Intel XTU or Prime95, I'll get a short burst to ~2.9 GHz for ~ 5 seconds at reporting ~ 71C , only then to have the max core frequency throttle to 1.5 GHz and pretty much stay steady at 52C with 100% CPU Utilization. All of the indicators within XTU state no throttling is going on, but to have it flat line at 1.5 GHz would suggest otherwise. I too have looked at the Power Management settings, and its currently on 100% for Maximum Processor Frequency so I don't think it can be that.
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Dec 12, 2014
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Toronto, ON
To those of you who've had this for the past few weeks, is this laptop worth considering buying?

Issues such as squeaking fan noise, yellow/orange tint, flickering screen, and wifi drops still there?
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Jul 30, 2005
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I have a BNIB sealed unit from this sale that I will be posting in the BST forum soon.........PM me if anyone wants it in the GTA.
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Dec 12, 2014
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Toronto, ON
addicted2it wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 1:51 pm
I have a BNIB sealed unit from this sale that I will be posting in the BST forum soon.........PM me if anyone wants it in the GTA.
How come you're selling? I've seen a bunch of these in kjiji. Are users having buyer's remorse?
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Jul 30, 2005
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blackston3 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 1:54 pm
How come you're selling? I've seen a bunch of these in kjiji. Are users having buyer's remorse?

No buyers remorse from me at all Enjoying my other unit so far! PM if you are interested.
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Mar 26, 2012
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Edmonton
macuis wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 7:54 pm
Anyone else undervolting and having the TDP max out between 6 - 8W TDP when running a stress test instead of targeting 15W? Whether I run the stress test with Intel XTU or Prime95, I'll get a short burst to ~2.9 GHz for ~ 5 seconds at reporting ~ 71C , only then to have the max core frequency throttle to 1.5 GHz and pretty much stay steady at 52C with 100% CPU Utilization. All of the indicators within XTU state no throttling is going on, but to have it flat line at 1.5 GHz would suggest otherwise. I too have looked at the Power Management settings, and its currently on 100% for Maximum Processor Frequency so I don't think it can be that.
That would be the super conservative thermal throttle. Use ThrottleStop to use the full 15W.

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