[ltp] Re: T61p CPU at 170-190F, while mostly idle

Jose Celestino linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:49:01 +0100

Words by Daniel Pittman [Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 12:24:16AM +1000]:
> "David A. Desrosiers" <desrod@gnu-designs.com> writes:
> > I think I have an overheating laptop problem.=20
> I think you do, yes.
> > I have to constantly keep the fan at "full-speed", because if I don't,
> > I'll melt the pattern of the bottom of my T61p into the top of my
> > thighs when I use it.
> >
> > Right now, the CPU is at "Automatic" scaling, 800Mhz, and the CPU is
> > at 154F.=20
> Something is seriously wrong three: that is 85=C2=B0C, while my equivalent
> idle laptop is running at 44=C2=B0C, about half the temperature.

Yeah. Same here.

44=C2=B0C with a lot of gnome-terminals, deluge, pidgin and firefox with a
little over 20 tabs open. Load is 0.20 and both cores are at 800Mhz.
Model is 6458-5KG. Even when firefox starts choking on flash sites, or
when recoding mp3 or video, and the load and temperature really start to
go up I never go close to 85=C2=B0C, it hardly passes 70=C2=B0C.

You must have some hardware/firmware problem. Try the latest upgrades
and if it doesn't fix anything contact support.

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