[ltp] x61: Fan error

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:53:38 -0300

On Thu, 02 Apr 2015, Helen Borrie wrote:
> Thermal paste: put a 3mm spot of paste in the centre of the CPU and another in the centre of the heatsink base.  Use a CLEAN edge of the credit card to smooth down so that the layer of paste on each is even only just opaque.

And don't use just about any thermal paste, either.  You want Artic Silver
5, or something quite close to it.  Yes, it is expensive.  But anything
below "A-" quality will be worse than what Lenovo itself uses, and may cause
thermal damage to the thinkpad.

It must be a non-reactive (doesn't corrode metals), non-conductive very
high-performance thermal compound.  Just go with Artic Silver 5, it is
a perfect fit to the kind of thermal cycles you get out of older laptops
like the T4x, X6x, T6x and earlier.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh