07-01-2010 12:04 PM
Plase do following.
1. Run this software. Check BIOS cooling setting and tell what RPM is your fan on. Is it still on some RPM? Or jumps?
2. Use Smart Mode, and tell me what temperature you have in IDLE.
Thanks in advance!
07-01-2010 12:21 PM
1. In Bios mode it jumped from anywhere around 2200-4400 and seemed to want to keep the processor around 51 degrees.
2. In smart mode it dropped the fan speed down to 1800 then all the way to 0. I stayed idle for about 2 minutes and fan stayed at 0, Processor stayed in the 55-57 degree range. I then chickened out and put it back on Bios and closed it since I am not sure what a high processor temp is for the I5
07-01-2010 02:46 PM - edited 07-01-2010 03:00 PM
Hi, you can modify settings to your needs in tpfancontrol.ini. My temps - THM0 stays below 50 C (idle), CPU 30-40 C (idle) - temps from Hmonitor.
These are my settings for fan control (from tpfancontrol.ini). TPFan reads THM0 (CPU vicinity, not temp of CPU core) and adjusts fan speed according to this temp reading. You can use offset setting to overide it.
07-01-2010 08:52 PM
My T410 with i5 520 and integrated graphics with one web browser open writing this message has a temp of 46C and a fan RPM around 3589. I got these numbers from TPFanControl.
I find the fan being constantly on very annoying.
07-02-2010 06:20 AM
I would call Lenovo and complain. That's what I did. They immediately said I shouldl l send it in for repair. I sent it to depot repair and it came back with no changes. I called back and they said the fan should not be on all the time. I asked them if this is just how the machine is designed and the answer appears to be "No." So now I'm going to send it back to depot repair.
I figure we have to give Lenovo a chance to fix the problem. Maybe if they see enough machines like this they can figure out the issue.
07-02-2010 07:59 AM
I have trust for Lenovo, that's why I bought this laptop, to work immediately after the purchase. No playing around with tech things. I don't have time for sending it back and forth to their service :-)
07-02-2010 02:32 PM
we all seem to have the same settings and results, but i don't have any issue with the fan nose...
maybe I am used to cheap laptops?
Is it really safe to change the fan control speed from bios settings? I was assuming the fan settings were factory recommendations from intel... isn't it better to overcool your processor than undercool?