Heating Issue

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ABR
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Heating Issue

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My cpu temperature gets quite high and the fans are also running wild.
Mostly I use my laptop for web browsing.
I was using chromium with 2/3 tabs open and nothing more.
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Re: Heating Issue

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How high is "quite high"?
People will want more information, and will ask you to post the terminal results from the command...

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inxi -Fxz
Paste the result back here.

I will ask as an i5 it's not new, so how long has it been since the laptop was cleaned (the dust inside cleaned out) ?
It doesn't take much dust in the "radiator" to make a big difference.
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Re: Heating Issue

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Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
I know the processor is old but it was running fine with other linux distros like mx and manjaro.

I am just using chromium with few(2/3/4) tabs and for such a light task it should be cool.
the temp is fine due to the cranky fans which gets loud enough to be heard.

Thanks in advance!!!

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Re: Heating Issue

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57°C, OK

I'll repeat,
People will want more information, and will ask you to post the terminal results from the command... ^above^

And, repeat, how long has it been since the laptop was cleaned (the dust inside cleaned out) ?
ABR wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:57 pm
the temp is fine due to the cranky fans which gets loud enough to be heard.
If the fan is going crazy, the temp. might not be "fine".

For what it's worth, I got a dozen browser tabs open, and a virtual machine running among other things at a temperature of 44 C.
Dusty laptop, high fan use, big drain on laptops battery.
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Re: Heating Issue

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Would it be a thinkpad since the i5-3320M is the stock cpu in the T430? I've replaced the 3320M in mine with an i7-3632 which would would expect to run hotter. Currently sat at 42C and the highest I've seen it is around 88C running handbrake. Sounds like the fan needs replacing and/or it needs the dust cleaned out.
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Re: Heating Issue

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I would clean the fan, heat sink & apply new thermal paste to cpu/gpu. Do it yourself or get someone to do it for you. If you can connect by ethernet & remove the battery, that will cut down the heat some too.

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Re: Heating Issue

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sleeper12 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:32 pm
I would clean the fan, heat sink & apply new thermal paste to cpu/gpu. Do it yourself or get someone to do it for you. If you can connect by ethernet & remove the battery, that will cut down the heat some too.
Great advice about the battery, in fact. I don't use mine 99% of the time, and 1% I can manage with system shutdown instead of sleeping. Great tip :) Will discharge it to 80% and remove now. Thanks :)
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Re: Heating Issue

Post by DAMIEN1307 »

DO make sure their is no dust bunnies etc in cooling fan or along the exhaust route, after so doing i found the same thing in my dell lappy with i5 processor, namely that it would normally be between 55 to 65 degrees celsius under normal usage, in gaming it can go quite higher...high temp on that cpu is 80C...critical high temp is 100C...DAMIEN
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Re: Heating Issue

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Another tip is to raise the laptop slightly (mine is on a small board) so that the heat can escape thus keeping it cooler.

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Re: Heating Issue

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Thanks I got it fixed.
Now it's running at around ~47.c. it might have been due to pending restart or something else not hardware problem I guess.

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