09-04-2008 04:54 PM
Welcome to the forum!
No issues whatsoever. One of my machines has a combo on the left side and DVD burner on the right side. Runs no hotter than any of the others.
Hope this helps.
09-05-2008 07:24 AM
09-05-2008 10:12 AM
09-08-2008 07:33 AM
Thanks George for the information. What I am really interested in is if anyone else has seen this problem. We are closing out an issue that our users experienced and would like to know if the community has seen anything similar. We have 'solved' the problem basically with not using the adhesive labels any longer. In our testing, the Ghost load will work most of the time with the DVDs with labels with the combo drive on the right hand side. But when the combo drive is switched to the left hand side it fails.
09-08-2008 07:37 PM
What's more likely to be heating than the CPU (which I still say could use a cleaning after five years) is the graphic card that gets no active cooling in A31/p units, and can get very hot during video applications...this is, by and large, A31p's weakest spot and the reason for 95% of the motherboard failures on these machines...
I'd also suggest giving Acronis a shot...
Many people who still submit their A31p oldtimers to serious use are fond of ThinkPad Fan Control (versions 0.25/0.33) as well, to monitor and control the heating and fan issues: