03-07-2012 08:43 AM
spoke too soon. it gets up to 86C now after some game play. It's still 5-7C diff from old max temp so at least it is better, and isn't over-heating.
03-07-2012 05:22 PM - edited 03-08-2012 10:16 AM
First Gen i7's processors run hot there's nothing you can do about it, last summer I had one and on many days you could barely stand using the machine because of the heat that came off it, even though the laptop worked perfectly fine at high temperatures.
04-21-2012 11:18 AM - last edited on 04-21-2012 11:29 AM by andyP
So my ideapad has been having the same issues where I cannot play lower quality games such as world of warcraft, dota2, and team fortress 2 as my laptop would just shut off after getting really hot. As I found that my warranty had lapsed, (i contacted lenovo when the warranty was valid, they said my warranty was extended for another year, but when i called again they told me that was untrue and told me my warranty wasn't valid anymore because it was a month after from the original warranty end date!!!)
So frantic, I looked up this post and followed the instructions to clean the fan and thermal heatsink. Before I cleaned the fan, I ran the furmark gpu test and it ran up to 5 minutes, but at the 5 minute mark the temp rose over 100 degrees celcius and the laptop shut off. So as instructed, I opened up the bottom panel and there was a bit of dust around the thermal heatsink and fan. I do not think it was clogged, but there was some heavy dust clumps. After cleaning, I ran the furmark test again, and I am now getting temps ranging from 79 degrees to 81 degrees (see photo),
So i was happy to see that my laptop did not crash even after 30 minutes and it still maintained a stable temp i guess.
But is 80 degrees too high of a temperature???
My main question is: SHOULD I CONSIDER REAPPLYING THE THERMAL PASTE IN THE GPU AND CPU AS WELL???
I am not a technician or anything, and i would rather not, but if 80 degrees is too high may be I should consider reapplying the thermal paste. Please your advices are greatly appreciated.
After the ordeal with lenovo warranty service. I have decided never to purchase a lenovo again. This has just been a bad experience altogether, and I hope lenovo can provide better reliable and trusthworthy products and Customer Service in the future. I am truly sorry, but after having bad experiences with 2 (not 1) laptops in the past 3 years, and having spent over 2 grand on the 2; lenovo has just lost another customer for life.
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04-22-2012 01:09 AM