11-17-2016 08:26 PM
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
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11-17-2016 08:40 PM
11-18-2016 10:09 AM
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.