01-29-2011 11:48 AM
Over the last month or so, and in 4 different occasions, my X100e (AMD Athlon Neo MV-40, 3GB RAM) has gotten too hot, to the point that it has shut down by itself. I didn't get any notification that it was an emergency, temp related shutdown, but I assume so because the bottom of the unit was extremely hot.
One of those occasions I was transferring video to my Zune player, 2 other occasions I was downloading music and 1 just listening to music while browsing the web.
Does that seem normal? I ran some tests with the Thinkvantage Toolbox and it said the temperature reached 86 c degrees... and it didn't feel as hot as those other times.
I've been a Thinkpad owner for over 10 years and I've never had this kind of trouble. I'm not sure if this is normal for this model, or I got a defective unit.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Sorry for my bad English by the way.
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01-30-2011 12:42 AM
your location sais Texas
1) Install tpancontrol:
2) download prime95 to stress the CPU
3) if the Temps are too high, undervolt with RMClock
01-30-2011 04:07 AM - edited 01-30-2011 04:09 AM
Altough I have a dual core one, seem a bit strange.
I seen shoutdowns due to overheating a copule of time, but was the end of July with the room temp near 30 C, and I was compliling a linux kernel (if you are not used with linux it's a long and heavy operation)
01-30-2011 10:14 AM
Well, I'm not a native english speaker
I went ahead and installed TPFan Control... Wow! Works like a charm!
I had previously tried SpeedFan but it didn't seem to detect the fan properly (always showed 0rpm speed).
Now, after I installed TPFan Control, the temp was in the mid 60s, I set it to Smart 2 mode and the fan started to run faster immediately, bringing the temp down to 52c (and it keeps dropping)... although a simple action, like just opening a browser window (Firefox) brought the temp back up again by 11c to 63c and then it started dropping again (it's now reading 48c)
Does that seem normal? Should such a simple action like opening a browser window have such an impact in temperature? 10 degrees sound like a lot.
Thanks for the suggestions!
01-31-2011 12:13 AM
Just to check, do you have the latest BIOS firmware installed for your X100e?
You should be able to download it from this page on Lenovo's support web site.
01-31-2011 10:20 AM - edited 01-31-2011 10:29 AM
Thank you. I just installed the BIOS update and tried watching a YouTube video aftter. The temperature still went up to 86c while watching the video. How does that sound?
After I stopped the video, the temp went down again and it's now at 64c.
That was of course, not using TPFanControl.
01-31-2011 06:22 PM
Welcome to the club.
Here a post I initiated in another forum regarding the same topic.
I have used tpfcontrol to monitor temperatures, I did unvervolting, etc. etc. The heat was terrible. Even after undervolting my laptop shuts down from time to time -very often I should say-. And that is just by using regular office applications.
I ended up buying another laptop with almost the same portability. I am, initially, sending my x100e for service repair to see if they can do somehting about it. But what you just mentioned is something that I am afraid is by design. A tremendous flaw in its cooling system design.
As you can see in my different posts in that forum, I feel a bit ripped off with my x100e just because of the heat issue.