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X220 fan runs al the time--HELP!

2011-12-29, 4:17 AM

The fan on my X220 runs constantly - never stops; even when just reading my text mail or browsing the news!

It's annoying, especially in the evening and late at night.

BIOS is at 1.24  and everything else up to date according to Lenovo help desk.

Any, and all, suggestions are welcome.

I'll even install TPFanControl if someone has an .ini file that works for the X220.

Or something better :)

 

Thanks

 

 

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DaveG

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Re: X220 fan runs al the time--HELP!

2011-12-29, 6:40 AM

http://www.staff.uni-marburg.de/~schmitzr/donate.html

 

works fine for me.

 

x220

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Re: X220 fan runs al the time--HELP!

2011-12-29, 8:32 AM
@d3j452,

Check the support site for the following.

- Latest BIOS
- Latest Power Manager
- Latest Power Management Driver

Also is the place you are working at warm? Any ventilation below the laptop?

//JameZ
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Re: X220 fan runs al the time--HELP!

2011-12-29, 9:54 AM

Maybe a silly suggestion, but you didn't select the 'Lenovo Turbo Boost' in the 'Lenovo power manager'??  All it does is to let the fan run at highest speed all the time.

/Henrik - Denmark
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Re: X220 fan runs al the time--HELP!

2011-12-31, 4:39 AM

Turbo Boost was not selected. Good suggestion tho'.

In the BIOS config, under 'Power Management" I set the 'Adaptive Thermal Management options to Balanced.

Much quieter now.

Also installed TPFan Control -- got to lear n what's in the .ini file.

 

Problem solved :)

DaveG

X220/i5-2540M/3.3GHz/8GB/320GB/7200/Webcam /IPS/7Pro

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