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Windows 10 on T61: Fan constantly running



I just installed Windows 10 32 bit on my T61 with Intel(R) 965.


Everything is working as it should, but the only thing that worries me is the fan - it's constantly running.


 Is this normal behaviour? (in which case I would be inclined to switch back to Windows 7)


Or are there steps that can be taken in order to make my T61 as quiet as with Windows 7.


Thus far I have turned off most of the auto-notifications; what else can be done?


Any helpful suggestions would be most welcome.

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Re: Windows 10 on T61: Fan constantly running



Try installing the ThinkVantage System Update software and then running it and seeing if there are any ThinkPad T61-specific drivers or software available to download and install.  I'm guessing one of them may involve thermal management.




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