07-24-2017 03:51 AM
I recently dropped my x230T in my bag and although it and the hard drive was fine, I have noticed the fan goes to full speed whenever I boot the laptop or do anything, regardless of usage. The only thing that can calm it down is lenovo power manager when it boots in Windows but only barely. Any slightly cpu intesive task, the fan goes back to full speed. Any other OS, such as linux Mint, the fan will continue at full speed. Has anyone encountered this issue before or has any advice on how to further diagnose the issue?
07-24-2017 06:28 AM
Welcome to the forum!
Can you monitor the CPU temps when the fan is at full speed and post the results here?
07-25-2017 01:21 AM
Such temps are not reason for the fan to spin on full throttle... :-(
Difficult to know after such a crash what type of damage your X230 Tablet took. Maybe take a look at the BIOS settings under Config/Power and see if you have a similar settings this printscreen:
07-25-2017 01:46 AM
My BIOS settings were the same. I reset them to default anyway and changed the power settings to be the same and there's no difference.
The interesting thing is I'm not sure if the microcontroller for the fan is broken. Power Manager and TP Fan Controller can communicate with it to slow it down. However on boot, in Linux or under higher cpu load, its on full.