04-14-2012 02:10 AM - edited 04-14-2012 02:13 AM
I've owned this i7 X220T for about 3-4 months now and even from the get-go it ran pretty hot (refused to go below 45C on idle when I was outside in 30F weather) but now the idle temps are getting to levels that border on unsafe!
I'm currently at 71-75C idle and all I have running on my computer is Firefox and Speccy.
Would contacting a Lenovo tech and getting him to replace the TIM help significantly??? I know these chips are known to run hot, but there is no way anything was ever designed to run at 70C idle...
I have thoroughly cleaned the exhaust ports on this unit (although at 3-4 months old it shouldn't have a dust problem anyway) and run it with the battery inserted + AC power on the "balanced" setting, meaning the chip isn't overclocking itself at all.
Also, I forgot to mention that it is normally resting on my hardwood computer desk that is practically dust free and it has plenty of room for air to vent.
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04-16-2012 10:17 AM
Be careful when sending yours in... I sent my X220T for a fingerprint reader failure and they also determined my systemboard overheats so they replaced it too (how nice, yes?). The downside? They installed a systemboard with the wrong processor, I received an i5 (2520m) instead of an i7 (2640m)... and unfortunately, the CPU is soldered onto the board.
Currently on my third service request to have it rectified all in a month's time!