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09-16-2011

Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria

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T520i rear vent

2011-09-16, 19:46 PM

Hello, I have a T520i (4239CTO) with i3-2130 processor and Intel video.

I saw a review of T520 [1] where the rear vent of the laptop is opened [2]. Mine is closed [3]. The reviewed laptop had a Nvidia graphics card, and probably needs more air to keep it cool, that is why that rear vent is opened.

At 27C room temperature my laptop stays at 47C (firefox, skype, vlc) running Fedora 15.

I am asking if the closed rear vent on T520i is a normal thing ?
[1] http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-Thinkpad-T520-Notebook.51596.0.html

[2] http://www.notebookcheck.net/typo3temp/pics/523a18cbd4.jpg

[3] http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/127ov.jpg/

Thinkpad T520i: i7-2860QM, 16GB RAM, 500GB Seagate, Linux
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Re: T520i rear vent

2011-09-19, 6:46 AM

Problem is solved. Actually there was no problem. The fan of my T520i is made to work with only one vent. :)

Thinkpad T520i: i7-2860QM, 16GB RAM, 500GB Seagate, Linux
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Re: T520i rear vent

2011-09-17, 23:16 PM

 

I am using mandriva with weaker processor and right now at 27 C i have 42 C mobo - so i'd say it is not normal

Fedora is even more lightweight so i'd compare it with ubuntu that i use with even lower temp...

 

And of course it should be open, so there's definitely an issue here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: T520i rear vent

2011-09-19, 6:46 AM

Problem is solved. Actually there was no problem. The fan of my T520i is made to work with only one vent. :)

Thinkpad T520i: i7-2860QM, 16GB RAM, 500GB Seagate, Linux

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