07-24-2017 11:07 PM - edited 07-24-2017 11:08 PM
What are the normal operating temperatures for a Lenovo Y510?
I am getting operating temperatures sometimes over 80 degrees C. Specifically, I can monitor temp1, core0 and core1. Right now I have two YouTube videos that I am running in my webbrowser just to stress the PC. The ambient temperature is about 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
While these two videos are running temp 1 peaked at about 79 C and is running about 75 C. Both Core1 & Core2 peaked at about 75 C and are running about 57 degrees C.
How can these temperatures be kept low? By cleaning the fan duct? Lubricating the fan? Changing the thermal paste? Are there one or more links that describe how to do these procedures?
07-25-2017 07:14 AM
Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.
Before you would dissassemble the unit, try running an LSC scan, see if this can potentially find any faults for you within the unit.
1. Please click on the following link
2. Under the section ‘Download’ select the relevant Hyperlink dependant on whether your Lenovo is running Windows 7/8/8.1 32 bit or 64 bit.
3. When prompted, select save and browse to a drive and directory in which to save the downloaded files.
4. Navigate to the folder where you saved the installation file, lscsetup_x86_26001.exe.
5. Double-click the installation file icon to start the installation.
6. Follow the onscreen instructions via the installation wizard that will install Lenovo Solution Centre on your system.
7. Once installed you will have a ‘Lenovo Solution Centre’ icon on your desktop please click to open this.
8. Once solution center is opened please select ‘Checkup’ then ‘Hardware Scan’ and ‘Full Scan’
9. This will take up to 20 minutes, see if this can find any errors.
All of your suggestions could potentially help, but if you`re not careful enough, the warranty can be voided, so if you are not confident in opening up the unit, please get in touch with your support line instead for a repair.
If you consult the hardware manual for your unit, ( can also be found on the support page) that should be able to walk you through how to dissassemble the unit and during that you can clean vents and what else you may need/want.
For thermal paste, have a look on the following videos, these guys are fairly informative when it comes to tech, so I can recommend any of their videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2MEAnZ3swQ - Thermal paste methods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOd1oN1wPSk - Thermal paste removing - more for entertainment, but Isopropyl Alcohol is generally the best for removing this.
Not exactly sure what you mean by lubricating the fan.
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.
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07-25-2017 10:09 AM - edited 07-25-2017 09:18 PM
Thanks for your reply Krakken,
I am not sure I can install the software you suggested on my PC; I may be able to just try it and see if it runs. I am running a version of Linux (i.e., specifically a form of Ubunutu, Lubuntu 16.04.2 LTS). I have installed a utility in Lubuntu that can give me the temps I cited in my original post in real time and as a graph versus time.
I am virtualboxing Windows XP Professional inside of Ubuntu. That is, I am using Ubuntu as the "Host" OS and Windows XP as a "Guest OS." For anybody not familiar with this type of activity, see e.g.,
The warranty on my PC has run out. I was given it as a gift, old used PC that nobody really wanted anymore. I think it was made in 2008. I have previously taken apart and changed the thermal paste, lubricated the fan (done with sewing machine oil) and cleaned out the fan duct on another, even older laptop, a Toshiba. That required careful online instructions, attention to what I was doing and some planning. But it went well.
Any other comments you or anybody else has will be welcomed.
07-25-2017 12:08 PM