03-30-2013 02:50 AM - edited 03-30-2013 03:14 AM
Recently bought a T430 (Without Optimus).
All's good except the Laptop Temp.
The left Palm rest seems to get un usually warm, no matter what OS I am on. Its a dual boot by the way, Win 7 + Ubuntu 12.04.2.
With Ubuntu or CentOS or Scientific Linux, the laptop gets unusually warm...The temp monitoring utility (lm_sensors) says that its at about 45 C. I get the same temp reading on Win 7 too, but somehow, the laptop just feels more warm with Linux than Win 7.
As of right now, I am on Win 7 (for past 4-5) hours.....did some browsing, MS Sec Essentials did a full disk scan, I saw some youtube vids and was toying with some Perl Scripts, and the temp is at 45C, and the left palm rest is quite warm. Its warm enough that I have to stop typing every few minutes
Has anyone else noticed this issue? Is there a work around to this issue?
Is there something I should worry about ?
Please let me know.
I installed the new updates a month ago. This problem though, has been there since a while.
I searched the forum and found that another user who had a similar issue was told to upgrade the BIOS from 1.6 something to 2.50. I am running at 2.52 as shown below.
|BIOS||G1ET92WW (2.52 )|
|Version||LENOVO - 2520|
|Card memory||2,112.00 MB|
|Card version||18.104.22.16843 08-21-2012|
|Driver version||22.214.171.12410 08-21-2012|
Intel(R) Display Audio
|Driver provider||Intel(R) Corporation|
|Driver version||126.96.36.19997 06-19-2012|
03-30-2013 08:41 AM
03-30-2013 10:19 AM
Thank you for the reply. However, I have noticed that Power Consumption in Linux is the same as that in Win 7.
With both, I get about 4 hours of battery time.
I will surely try defrag...Any further suggestions will also help.
03-30-2013 12:44 PM
04-01-2013 09:38 AM
>> The left Palm rest seems to get un usually warm, no matter what OS I am on.
>> Its not an SSD. Its the Hitachi Drive thats shipped along with the T430.
This is a common T430 problem reported by virtually all users: left palmrest gets very hot.
The source of the problem is the main drive bay is so small and enclosed that heat generated within it (by any mechanical HDD) cannot be properly ventilated and simply builds up.
No BIOS updates can fix this problem. Switching to a SSD may help somewhat, but the left palmrest area is still warmer than usual, definitely warmer than the right palmrest area.
07-03-2014 02:09 AM
I am also having a similar problem of left palm rest heating in T430. I bought it two months ago and immediately noticed the problem. Machine has been to service center number of times but no use. Have you found any solution to this issue? I need to type a lot for my work and if this problem is not solved, this laptop is useless to me.
07-03-2014 03:19 AM - edited 07-03-2014 03:19 AM
The heat is created by the HDD. The 7200rpm Hitachi drive becomes very hot. I had one installed in my T60 for a while and the palmrest got uncomfortably warm. After switching to a SSD the palmrest stays cool all the time.
07-03-2014 04:04 AM