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hankn
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Registered: ‎06-28-2009
Location: Israel
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SL500 freezing up - overheating?

I am having issues with my Lenovo SL500 running XP freezing up occassionally.  It has

started recently and usually freezes up in the first 15 minutes of use and now I am having

Realtek Ethernet issues.  When I run CPUID Hardware I see the internal temps at 66c and they

drop to 55-58c after running the program for a few minutes.  Could it be high temps are

making my system flaky?  What are normal internal temps?

 

I run HWMonitor 1.17 - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html and am curious what

others see as their temps - I get peaks of 70c and on the cores I vary from 55-67c.

 

Thanks!

Guru
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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
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Re: SL500 freezing up - overheating?

Those sound somewhat high, but are okay.

Look in Task Manager for anything hogging CPU.

Also check your HDD's S.M.A.R.T. values; there could be bad sectors.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
hankn
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Re: SL500 freezing up - overheating?

Peaked at 84c yesterday.  Now comes the warranty issue.  See a new thread I am creating.

Guru
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Re: SL500 freezing up - overheating?

84C is okay for a Core 2 Duo processor. It's high, but not enough to warrant throttling or freezing.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

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