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***LINK to TP Fan Control Utility***

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Re: ***LINK to TP Fan Control Utility***

#31 Post by dmdsoftware » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:13 pm

aceo07 wrote:Weird, it's approx the same today. TPCF, core temp and real temp 3.4 are getting the same results. I just downloaded hw monitor pro and the result is the same.

I admit I haven't compare the temperature results other than yesterday. I just installed Win7 64bit and rmclock and was undervolting so I wanted to check the temperatures.

I'll reboot and double check.

update: It's the temperature readings are the same now. :) I guess something was screwing up the temperatures reading for the other programs before and increasing it by ~10c. The other temperature results are now consistent with TPCF's lower temperature readings. Thanks!

update2: more weirdness. Seems like when the laptop(x61t) comes out of sleep, all the tpcf readings were ~5c lower than other programs. The tpcf reading were consistent with readings that I got when all the programs gave approx the same reading prior to going to sleep/standby. (I haven't testing this multiple times to see if it happens again.) After rebooting, the results were approx the same again (+- 2c).

I can confirm the program is inaccurate between sleep cycles on the X60 on Windows 7. Real Temp and Rmclock are showing accurate temperatures between sleep cycles.
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Re: ***LINK to TP Fan Control Utility***

#32 Post by dmdsoftware » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:50 pm

I just noticed this in the logs:

[09/27/2011 4:04:16 PM] Windows uptime since boot 10643 sec., SecWinUptime= 0 sec.

Meaning that the tool is calculating the temperature based on uptime but uptime is factoring in time the system is in sleep with presumable n/a temperature reading during that time.

Windows XP may have worked differently, but the tool is definitely not working correctly in Windows 7.
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Re: ***LINK to TP Fan Control Utility***

#33 Post by pdrachman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:26 pm

My Thinkpad T61p-6457 with 4 GB RAM has been working fine in Windows XP SP3 running TPFan Control V0.62.

Last week I installed Windows 8 review preview build 8400 and see using TPFan Control that the CPU sometimes heats up to ~90 and then crashes (the GPU is stable at around 60). I removed any Thinkpad power management, so as not to interfere with TPFan software.

The fan control software works fine on my ThinkPad T30 and loads on start-up.

It seems that this software may not be compatible with Windows 8 - do you have any suggestions how to get it going on start up please?

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Re: ***LINK to TP Fan Control Utility***

#34 Post by dmdsoftware » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:55 pm

pdrachman wrote:My Thinkpad T61p-6457 with 4 GB RAM has been working fine in Windows XP SP3 running TPFan Control V0.62.

Last week I installed Windows 8 review preview build 8400 and see using TPFan Control that the CPU sometimes heats up to ~90 and then crashes (the GPU is stable at around 60). I removed any Thinkpad power management, so as not to interfere with TPFan software.

The fan control software works fine on my ThinkPad T30 and loads on start-up.

It seems that this software may not be compatible with Windows 8 - do you have any suggestions how to get it going on start up please?
You may want to contact the software developer and ask them to develop a newer windows version. You could also migrate to Linux where these tools are better maintained.
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Large Difference in Temp?!

#35 Post by EAkamai » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:47 am

Howdy All!
Kudos to the Author of this VERY interesting utility.
However, I noticed that it almost 10 degrees higher (CPU) than all of these which are all consistent:
CPUID HW Monitor
PC Wiz
Real Temp
Core Temp
Again, the 4 apps above are all the same on my system and they all read much lower CPU temps than TPFC.
That is a very significant difference :!:
Which should we consider more accurate?

I was just gearing up to replace the thermal paste on my system when I found this out.
If the four above are more accurate it would save me a LOT of work.

Thanks for any info
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Re: ***LINK to TP Fan Control Utility***

#36 Post by AndyS » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:04 am

Hi everyone- I love this utility and have been using it hassle-free on Windows 7 for a year or more, yet in the last few weeks the program will not let me choose "manual" mode; as soon as I click onto "manual" mode, a second later it reverts back to "smart" mode, and temp is 85-90 celcius.
I have re-installed tpfc 6.2, but problem remains; any suggestions?

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Re: ***LINK to TP Fan Control Utility***

#37 Post by troubadix » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:39 pm

change TPFanControl.ini for your needs:

// Program exits manual mode and switches to smart mode with last chosen
// profile, if this temp (degrees Centigrade or Fahrenheit) is achieved.
// default= 80 degrees Centigrade / 176 degrees Fahrenheit.

ManModeExit=78 // ManModeExit=172 // with Fahrenheit

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