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Re: [Libreboot] X60 constantly overheating and shutting down.

From: Albin
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] X60 constantly overheating and shutting down.
Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:45:50 +0200
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Hi bard,

You should open up the computer, replace the thermal paste and clean the
fan (or replace it if broken).  This has nothing to do with libreboot.

Good luck!


Den 2016-05-29 kl. 23:25, skrev bard:
> I'm not sure if this is Libreboot related or not, but I don't know where
> else to ask. I have a Libreboot-ed X60 running Trisquel 7. I really don't
> do anything intense on it, 90% of the time I just have Icecat and a
> terminal open. Sometimes I run I2P, which does not take that much CPU
> according to the CPU monitor I put in the task bar. I am constantly
> monitoring it because I've become so paranoid of overheats. Regardless of
> how much I don't stress my CPU the X60 it still keeps overheating and
> shutting down. The bottom side, especially around where the speaker, RAM
> and heatsink are, get far too hot to touch without causing pain. This is
> becoming too much of a problem, I can't get any work done before it shuts
> down. Before that point my legs will start to get burned if the X60 is in
> my lap. I run a command every time I boot the system to set the fan stay on
> it's highest level, but even working at full speed it cannot dissipate the
> heat. I don't know what else to do. Can anybody here help me, please? Thank
> you for reading.

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