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Registered: ‎03-13-2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

thecrafter - what version of power manager do you have? i have 3.52. i also don't have an option for "adaptive" under System Performance. My options are "Low, Balanced, Turbo, Max Turbo"

that is so weird we have completely different options.
x220 | 4286-CTO | i5-2520M | 8Gb G.Skill | OCZ SSD
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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

3.48, the most up to date according to Lenovo's update manager. Hmm

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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

3.52 is the only one listed on the x220 support page.
x220 | 4286-CTO | i5-2520M | 8Gb G.Skill | OCZ SSD
Win 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

I'm trying out tpfancontrol now. so far so good. much quieter. i'd imagine it will help battery life too to not have the fan always going full blast unnecessarily.
x220 | 4286-CTO | i5-2520M | 8Gb G.Skill | OCZ SSD
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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

One point to note: TPFC chews up random CPU cycles if you use the numerical tray icon. I highly recommend setting it to use the non-animated icon for the sake of battery life.

Also note 0-7 may not necessarily apply and using TPFC's default smart modes may cause issues.
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Registered: ‎05-07-2011
Location: US
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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

Has anybody sent his x220 in for service yet?

 

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Registered: ‎12-03-2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

Just got my X220 i7.  Fan is on constantly!!!!

 

 

FALSE REVIEWS!

"The default fan speed is whisper quiet--so much so that you have to put the notebook to your ear in order to hear the fan at all."

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6056&p=4

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎05-08-2011
Location: belgium
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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

perhaps considering writing to lenovo about the fan-issue, it is certainely not an exception

my fan on x220 core i5 runs up and down, the wind blows like a hurricane, i can dry my hair with the fan

realley a shame for such an expensive machine

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Location: Germany
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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

x220, i5, bios 1.06

 

fan was constantly on, very loud and disturbing noise. after i installed tpfc with standard settings (smart) everything is ok. but temperature is now with normal use (office, internet, ...) between 60 and 64 C.

 

does anyone have experience with such "high" temperatures? are there any negative effects to expect in the long term?

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Re: X220 - fan constantly on / revving up and down

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flynn1982,

 

60-64C is not "hot" as systems generally go... however, your temps seem a bit higher than some others have reported.  5-10C differences could be a factor of application load, ambient temp, and whether airflow to system is restricted.

 

Jamez has escalated this issue to engineering and we are looking into it.  This discussion is just a week old, so I'd ask for a bit of time to work on this.   

 

I should also extend a thanks to you and others on this thread for reporting the issue and sharing the specifics ...

 

Thanks!

 

Mark

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