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albicusi
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X201 Tablet CPU randomly running at 100%

Hi guys! first of all; I'm not an expert, so please be patient Smiley Tongue

Lenovo X201 tablet 

Performance Information and Tools

System  


  Manufacturer LENOVO   Model 0831CTO   Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM   System type 64-bit operating system   Number of processor cores 2 Storage  


  Total size of hard disk(s) 148 GB   Disk partition (C: ) 34 GB Free (148 GB Total)   Media drive (E: ) CD Graphics  


  Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics   Total available graphics memory 1696 MB         Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB         Dedicated system memory 0 MB         Shared system memory 1632 MB   Display adapter driver version 8.15.10.2622   Primary monitor resolution 1280x800   DirectX version DirectX 10 Network  


  Network Adapter Intel(R) 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection   Network Adapter Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN   Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

 

 

 

and here the info from a diagnostic check done 

 

 

Executing all modules
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[Info] Scanning cpu devices finished

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Id 0
Display Name Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L 640 @ 2.13GHz
Udi Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L 640 @ 2.13GHz - INTEL (0)
Cpu Model Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L 640 @ 2.13GHz
Cpu Vendor INTEL
Cpu Cores 2
Cpu Threads 4
Cpu Signature 20655h
Cpu Max Speed 2.13 Ghz
Cpu Current Speed 2.124661 GHz
Cpu Features MMX, EM64T, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, CLMUL, PSE, PSE-36, IDA/Turbo boost, HTT, XD, VMX
Cpu Cache L1 2 x 32 KB CPU_DATA_CACHE, 2 x 32 KB CPU_INSTRUCTION_CACHE
Cpu Cache L2 2 x 256 KB CPU_UNIFIED_CACHE
Cpu Cache L3 1 x 4 MB CPU_UNIFIED_CACHE
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Started diagnostic: Cpu Quick Diagnostic
=> Cpu Bt Instruction Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Cpu X87 Floating Point Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Cpu Mmx Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Cpu Sse Family Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Cpu Aes Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

Finished diagnostic: Cpu Quick Diagnostic

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Result Code: WCP03E000-WK5WYI
Total elapsed time: 0 seconds
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[Info] Scanning memory devices finished

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Id 0
Display Name PHYSICAL_MEMORY
Udi PHYSICAL_MEMORY
Physical Memory 8.000 GB
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Started diagnostic: Memory Quick Test
=> Quick Random Pattern Test

 

 

 

Symptoms: randomly, even with just Word open, the CPU goes at 100% for 2 to 5 minutes than down to normal.  Of course blocking any action I was trying to do. Sometimes overheating at the point to turn off the computer

I already brought the Tablet to a repair shop and they said: everything is normal.. it is only the "age" of the computer that creates these problems. AGE? Ok, I bought it in 2011, but is it really just "age"? 

Thank you for your patient suggestions.

 

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Re: X201 Tablet CPU randomly running at 100%

Sounds like it could be hitting overheat temperatures and throttling.

1) Does the fan still run normally?
2) Is the bottom of the machine get hot when the CPU spikes/freezes happen?
3) Have you ever reapplied the thermal paste on your machine?

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