-snip- For lack of a better explanation, it does seem that a quiet T60 can partially be attributed to luck of the draw. I wish it weren't so.
Well, I just turned off the fan on my T5500 1.67GHz GMA950 system and I'm only browsing, no other active processing going on and the CPU went up to 71C
I went back to BIOS controlled in TPFC. I suppose I may never be able to get this machine quiet. I confess I'm shopping for a Core Duo T60 as an alternative. The machine also feels fairly warm/hot on my lap (I really do use it primarily as a laptop
! I guess I'll tear it open again, reapply Arctic Silver 5 this time, slap a buttered dime on the GPU and hope for better results. Not today, maybe in a week or two. BTW, how do I get a temp reading on the GPU? I'm not seeing it in TPFC.