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kenatsun
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Can overheating cause slow performance on a T410?

I'm trying to figure out if the slow performance of my T410 (on certain apps - mainly Firefox and Quicken) could possibly be caused by an overheating problem that I know I have (because I sometimes get a "fan error" on startup, and because it is hotter to the touch that it seems it should be). 

 

My speculation is that maybe the CPU has a temperature monitor, and when the temp gets too high it throttles down the CPU.  Is there any truth to that idea?

 

~ Thanks in advance

~ Ken

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Re: Can overheating cause slow performance on a T410?

That is true.

Your fan error means your fan is running slow, which would hurt cooling

Rich


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Re: Can overheating cause slow performance on a T410?

Yaay! I will replace my fan, and will report back here as to how that affects performance. Thanks so much, richk.
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Re: Can overheating cause slow performance on a T410?


@kenatsun wrote:
I will replace my fan, and will report back here as to how that affects performance.

You might want to experiment with a drop of sewing machine oil on the fan bearings to see if that allows the fan to spin faster. That will answer your question about performance without having to buy a new fan or, if you do, waiting for it to arrive. Note that oiling the bearings is often only a temporary solution.

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