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

From: Ben Sturmfels
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] X60 constantly overheating and shutting down.
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:08:02 +1000
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For what it's worth, I had a similar issue with my Libreboot X60. While
it is possible to mitigate by turning the fan way up, it's noisy,
inconvenient and uses more power. I wrote about that here:

I've replaced the thermal paste in this machine, which didn't seem to
help (and is a *lot* of work).

I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss this as a hardware issue - the
machine seems to work fine, but just runs significantly hotter than it
should. I haven't upgraded the BIOS for a 18 months though, as I've
moved to an X200.


On 30/05/16 07:45, Albin wrote:
> 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!
> Albin
> 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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