[ltp] T60 Fan speed

Alfredo Matos linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:03:39 +0000

On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 01:19 +0000, Richard Neill wrote:

> What temperature are you actually getting? Are you worried about the 
> temperature because it is too hot for your lap, or because the machine 
> is in danger of damage? If the former, you may find that a table is the 
> best solution, since 65 degrees is not unreasonable for the CPU, but 
> even 40 degrees is not pleasant for the knees!
> Also, what are you loading it with? I usually find my T60 only runs at 
> full cpu for a short period at a time. Most processes aren't CPU-bound, 
> so this could perhaps indicate a different problem (eg running graphics 
> intense stuff with the vesa driver, or having DMA problems).
> Richard


If http://ibm-acpi.sourceforge.net/README codes for thermal apply to the
T60 (first sensor is cpu), then yesterday i was running between 78 - 85
degrees, which i think it's too much.

The load is caused by running sveral apps, and vmware especially. I
don't use Vesa, i go with fglrx.