Lenovo Thinkpad t61p and FreeBSD?
josh at tcbug.org
Sun Jun 8 20:43:17 UTC 2008
On Sunday 08 June 2008 02:03:33 pm Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 07:45 -0500, Josh Paetzel wrote:
> > On Wednesday 04 June 2008 07:25:13 am Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 11:13:27AM -0400, nlaroche at vt.edu wrote:
> > > > Quoting nlaroche at vt.edu:
> > > > > Quoting Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at FreeBSD.org>:
> > > > > > Based on my experiences with my workplace-provided T60p, it's
> > > > > > safe to say I'll never recommend a Lenovo product. The
> > > > > > temperatures of these laptops are absolutely insane, supported by
> > > > > > an incredibly loud fan. I'm not interested in a product that can
> > > > > > have a GPU reaching temperatures of almost 70C **while idling**.
> > > > >
> > > > > I purchased a T60p about two months ago and I haven't had any of
> > > > > these happen (yet?) running Ubuntu 7.10. The machine only gets
> > > > > slightly warm to the touch after a few hours idling.
> > > > >
> > > > > Does your fan run all the time that loud? I'm wondering if there
> > > > > were changes made at the factory to fix this type of problem if it
> > > > > was wide spread.
> > > > >
> > > > > Regards,
> > > > > Nick LaRoche
> > > >
> > > > That was a T61p not a T60p
> > >
> > > It really doesn't matter in this case; T60p, T60p (widescreen), T61p,
> > > X60p, etc... They all behave the same way when it comes to
> > > temperatures: incredibly high, sometimes to the point of the system
> > > shutting off (for some).
> > My T60p is really unusable for anything cpu intensive under FreeBSD.
> > Even with the ibm acpi addons loaded and the fan set to it's highest
> > setting it only turns at 3700rpm, which isn't enough to keep it from
> > shutting down due to heat. (eg over 100C)
> > I'm interested in whatever cooling solutions people have...
> You can read through this thread:
> which mentions at least two ways to approach it -- the right one is from
> the referenced message forward.
So in doing some more research I finally got together the nerve to disassemble
my laptop. After cleaning a massive amount of thermal paste off the cpu and
heatsink it's operating around 60C after multiple make -j4 buildworlds, where
it used to shut down due to going over 100C.
It seems I'm not the first person to discover this was the root cause of their
heat and noise problems with their Lenovo T60/61 laptop.
I've also been able to turn over control of the fan back to the BIOS as
opposed to running it full out all the time.
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