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X1 Extreme running constantly hot...

2019-06-10, 21:48 PM

Hey, 

 

 

recently my X1 Extreme is running constantly hot - even when doing just very light browsing with Chrome, not to speak of opening some small CAD-files ...

 

 

Its not extremely hot, but it is so hot that i cant use it comfortably on my lap for example. CPU is also mostly calm at around 1.5 to 2.5 GHz.

 

 

I know this is quite an open question, but do you have some recommendations for typical settings,fixes that I should check out?

 

 

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Re: X1 Extreme running constantly hot...

2019-06-13, 22:07 PM

Hi rudiwave!

 

Welcome to the community,

 

One thing to try is to ensure that Intelligent Cooling is enabled to ensure the Fans are working as designed. Please see image below.

 

As for the temps, try to monitor it using temperature apps like HW Monitor. This will allow us to get a figure on how hot the computer is running and if the computer needs to be serviced.

 

Regards,

 

 



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Re: X1 Extreme running constantly hot...

2019-06-15, 13:21 PM

Hey thank you for the suggestions...

 

I turned on Intelligent Cooling, but nothing really changed. I installed HW monitor and attached a screenshot of the temperatures...

 

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Re: X1 Extreme running constantly hot...

2019-06-15, 13:45 PM

Here is a screenshot of the CPU activity btw.

 

Thank you :)

 

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Re: X1 Extreme running constantly hot...

2019-06-16, 9:53 AM

Some further information, that may be helpful:

 

- I´ve checked HW Monitor today and i found out, that the temperatures are actually jumping between 55° and 80° in a period of 10 seconds or so... Even when I check just after startup...

- Fans are obviously also running pretty often...

 

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Re: X1 Extreme running constantly hot...

2019-06-16, 14:34 PM

I'm just adding some infoirmation.  I am not saying things are normal or not normal. 

 

You have a high-powered, 45-watt CPU in a very thin case, as opposed to something like an x1 carbon that uses a 15-watt CPU.  More watts means more powerful computer plus it means more heat.  The fan is going to run.

 

"Light browsing with chrome" - Web pages and browsers  are notorious for running things in the background that use lots of resources.  Rather than HW Monitor, try something like Process Explorer - a free tool from Microsoft.  It's a lot of information, but I like it when tracing down problems like this.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer


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Re: X1 Extreme running constantly hot...

2019-06-21, 22:06 PM

Thank you for the answer and for the suggestions!

 

Yeah, it is a more powerful CPU, but this is still not a reason for the ThinkPad to get this hot, when just doing light work... Hope a update will be able to fix this.

 

Trying out Process explorer now and digging through the list.

 

Greetings

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2019-06-23, 18:30 PM

For silent and cold operation try to set "Best battery life" plan in Windows 10 - it works for me.

Try Intel XTU and check CPU utilization and Package temperature.

 

X1E with 8300h - Cinebench and Youtube test:


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Re: X1 Extreme running constantly hot...

2019-06-24, 22:11 PM

Hey thank you for the very helpful and detailed reply!

 

Here are my results:

A comparisation when I open a FullHD video (it is jumping a bit, because the first video I found wasnt FHD) - but you can see here that it goes up to 80°...

 

 

Hope this information is helpful... Thank you!

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Re: X1 Extreme running constantly hot...

2019-06-25, 18:15 PM

You have very high max core frequency (~3Ghz) - maybe it can cause more heat.

Check power profile in windows, try diferent profiles maybe it helps.

Check task manager, find apps with highest cpu usage.

 

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