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T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-14, 20:03 PM

The laptop is new. I am using Windows 10, nothing special: browsing, reading, etc. But CPU temperature is very often above 50 degrees. So, the fan turns on.

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Re: T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-14, 20:35 PM

Setting BIOS thermal management option to "balanced" helps very slightly.

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Re: T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-15, 21:32 PM
Hello,

I have the same problem with my T440s:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Thinkpad-T440s-fan-noise-problem/td-p/2237918

I don't think that T440s/T550s handle very well fan management / CPU cooling.
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Re: T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-16, 10:36 AM

So, I'm a little disappointed with my new laptop. I find this temperature management and fan noise level unacceptable for premium quality. Next time I'll think twice before buying Lenovo laptop.

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Re: T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-16, 10:45 AM

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=118577

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Re: T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-16, 11:30 AM

I have i7 model. Maybe high temperature is related to its high power.

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Re: T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-16, 12:23 PM

I think I found a partial solution. Review power options of selected power plan (advanced settings). Some of them may affect processor utilization without reducing performance. Some software  Intel Graphics Settings, Processor Power Management, etc.

It is worth noting that some software (e.g. Samsung Magician) creates its own power plan.

Anyway it doesn't solve the whole problem. The fan sound is very annoying.

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Re: T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-17, 19:58 PM

https://youtu.be/PfaMr5arV6U

Here is the video where you can hear this whining fan.

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Re: T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-17, 21:34 PM

Where you been. Read first then.

 

The T400 and later were all noisy from the get go and some overheating problems. With it being smaill the fan has to spin a lt to get rid of the heat. Buy a full sized notebook and it will be quieter.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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Re: T450s: fan is on more often than not

2016-01-17, 21:49 PM
I don't think that it is a solution and a strong reason. First, I like everything else in this laptop. Second, I have U330p, it is quite small but the fan works much quitter.
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