overheating Thinkpad X60s with 7.0-RC1
nslay at comcast.net
Sun Jan 6 17:35:22 PST 2008
Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 23:58 +0100, Johannes Dieterich wrote:
>> On 1/6/08, Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at freebsd.org> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 10:26:48PM +0100, Johannes Dieterich wrote:
>>>> X and T series of the thinkpads are rather different, even the cores are
>>>> completely different (I have a dualcore low-voltage version, I assume
>>>> yours is running on a dual Pentium m, or?).
>>> FWIW, I haven't seen any temperature related issues on my ThinkPad
>>> X60s, which has been tracking -CURRENT for the last year or so.
>>> It too has had the IPW3945 replaced by an Atheros wireless card, but
>>> it is still using the original HDD.
>> Can the HDD change already cause such a thing? Besides that: I have not
>> configured anything myself concerning ACPI. Anyone any idea what/where/how
>> to check? I DO think that the fan is working. I can hear it (and it does not
>> sound ill) and it also shows in
>> $ sysctl dev.acpi_ibm
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%desc: IBM ThinkPad ACPI Extras
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%driver: acpi_ibm
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%location: handle=\_SB_.PCI0.LPC_.EC__.HKEY
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%pnpinfo: _HID=IBM0068 _UID=0
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%parent: acpi0
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.initialmask: 2060
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.availmask: 16777215
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.events: 0
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.eventmask: 2060
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.hotkey: 1443
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.lcd_brightness: 0
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.volume: 9
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.mute: 0
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.thinklight: 0
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.bluetooth: 0
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.wlan: 1
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan_speed: 4071
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan_level: 0
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan: 1
>> dev.acpi_ibm.0.thermal: 62 61 -1 58 43 -1 40 -1
>> Now not being touched at all for an hour and just idling around. Besides it
>> did work under 6.2 without problems, would be a crazy coincident if right
>> with the update the fan broke.
>> Any idea anyone? :S
> First -- the disclaimer -- mine is X60 (not X60s), but with 1.83GHz
> 32-bit CPU, so it should be somewhat similar to yours. At the moment it
> has USB drivers loaded, which tends to bump CPU utilization and
> temperature. It has UltraBase attached and is sitting on top of the
> aluminum passive cooler pad.
> It was bought originally with the Atheros card and 100GB drive and 1GB
> of memory was added later to the total of 2GB.
> System is -CURRENT as of January 5th 18:00 EST. This laptop was tracking
> -CURRENT pretty close since I have acquired it 15 month ago. It does
> buildwords with -j5 at least weekly.
> At the moment, I am writing this E-mail and playing some music, using
> Amarok. It is on the wired network ATM, but I do not recall any thermal
> problems while using wireless connection.
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%desc: IBM ThinkPad ACPI Extras
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%driver: acpi_ibm
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%location: handle=\_SB_.PCI0.LPC_.EC__.HKEY
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%pnpinfo: _HID=IBM0068 _UID=0
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.%parent: acpi0
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.initialmask: 2060
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.availmask: 16777215
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.events: 0
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.eventmask: 2060
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.hotkey: 133
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.lcd_brightness: 0
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.volume: 7
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.mute: 0
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.thinklight: 0
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.bluetooth: 1
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.wlan: 1
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan_speed: 2874
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan_level: 0
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan: 1
> dev.acpi_ibm.0.thermal: 62 52 -1 61 39 -1 37 -1
> RabbitsDen# sysctl -a | grep temperature
> hw.acpi.thermal.tz0.temperature: 62.0C
> hw.acpi.thermal.tz1.temperature: 62.0C
> dev.cpu.0.temperature: 63 // You need coretemp.ko loaded
> dev.cpu.1.temperature: 63 // to get these values.
> I does look shade cooler then yours, and fan is running at the lower
> I will try to list things that I do/have done, and you can compare them
> to your setup:
> -- BIOS is updated to the latest level (I do keep XP partition for this
> specific purpose).
> -- I run powerd:
> powerd_flags="-a adaptive -b adaptive -i 75 -r 65"
> -- I set hw.pci.do_power_nodriver="3" in /boot/loader.conf
> -- I run GNOME (please, no religious wars here)
> -- I set low CPU state to C2 in rc.conf
> performance_cx_lowest="C2" # Online CPU idle state
> economy_cx_lowest="C2" # Offline CPU idle state
> I could not think of anything else related to the temperature, ATM.
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62C looks awfully high for playing music and writing emails. I have a
Thinkpad T43 (and T40) and it usually stays between 40-50C while doing
those types of things. When its building world, I get around 70C and
usually no higher.
I do notice, however, that FreeBSD seemed to never use the fan to its
potential on any of the Thinkpads I've used (T40 for 3 years, T43 for 3
years). Comparably, Windows XP would rev the fan far higher than even
setting 'dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan_level=7' when under load. The fan can
certainly work faster (even when booting FreeBSD, its audibly
faster)...but 7 is the highest level acpi_ibm allows one to set.
Here's my dev.acpi_ibm on a T43
dev.acpi_ibm.0.thermal: 44 42 33 47 33 -1 24 -1
Using dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan=1 yields similar results, but the fan runs quieter.
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