[ltp] x220: "temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled"
Fri, 7 Feb 2014 01:38:47 +0000 (GMT)
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> 1) Do other people see these messages too? How serious are they?
Means exactly what it says. The CPU is too hot. I have an x220
and I haven't seen any such messages - I suspect I've been close
to them though when running the odd game or compiiling something
heavy - The ambient temperature I'm running the laptop in is
rarely much above 23=C2=B0C though, so I'm usually safe enough.
As to seriousness... you're only hitting the throttling levels.
If you'd tripped the _real_ barrier the machine would have shut
down: I have seen that, but not on an x220. You shouldn't be able
to damage your hardware at the throttling levels you're seeing,
Check that your fan outlet isn't blocked, gently blow into it to make
sure it's not clogged with dust or anything - try not to place the
laptop on insulating surfaces (paper, cloth) when running it hard.
If you are working in a hot environment, try to work somewhere a bit
cooler if you can.