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X60 tablet overhaul. which OS for lower cpu temp?

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X60 tablet overhaul. which OS for lower cpu temp?

#1 Post by Awanis » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:13 pm

Hello, i'm going to do an overhaul for my X60 Tablet, since it runs too hot and the fan is very noisy. Aside from applying thermal paste, i heard that it is always good to apply oil for sewing machines in the fan, is it ok to do that?

Also, which OS is less "hard" on the cpu overall? I've always thought that Xp would be the one since is the oldest one, but i read somewhere that windows 8 is good at managing the cpu power or something like that.

I've got right now windows 7 with 3GB of ram, and runs like hell, even with the wlan disabled. I only use this laptop for drawing and sometimes surfing (which web browser would you also recommend)?

Thanks a lot.

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Re: X60 tablet overhaul. which OS for lower cpu temp?

#2 Post by Cigarguy » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:24 pm

I got 1 X60T running Linux Mint XFCE and 1 X60T running Win 7. I found the power handling to be very similar. Temperature range and throttling is good on both. I gave everything a good cleaning and reapply thermal paste which made a significant difference. Wouldn't hurt to apply some machine oil on the fan's bearing.

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Re: X60 tablet overhaul. which OS for lower cpu temp?

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:19 pm

Awanis wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:13 pm
i heard that it is always good to apply oil for sewing machines in the fan, is it ok to do that?
That's what I do. It extends the life of the fan. Also, don't forget to dust off the fan and heatsink, especially the cooling fins.

Another way to reduce temperature is to undervolt the processor.

Regarding OSes. XP is definitely lighter than 7, but I don't recommend it if you use the X60 Tablet to connect to the Internet.

If you're open to non-Windows OSes, take Cigarguy's suggestion and try Linux Mint XFCE.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: X60 tablet overhaul. which OS for lower cpu temp?

#4 Post by Awanis » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:22 pm

Cigarguy wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:24 pm
I got 1 X60T running Linux Mint XFCE and 1 X60T running Win 7. I found the power handling to be very similar. Temperature range and throttling is good on both. I gave everything a good cleaning and reapply thermal paste which made a significant difference. Wouldn't hurt to apply some machine oil on the fan's bearing.
axur-delmeria wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Awanis wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:13 pm
i heard that it is always good to apply oil for sewing machines in the fan, is it ok to do that?
That's what I do. It extends the life of the fan. Also, don't forget to dust off the fan and heatsink, especially the cooling fins.

Another way to reduce temperature is to undervolt the processor.

Regarding OSes. XP is definitely lighter than 7, but I don't recommend it if you use the X60 Tablet to connect to the Internet.

If you're open to non-Windows OSes, take Cigarguy's suggestion and try Linux Mint XFCE.

Thank you guys.

However i'm not very familair with linux and i've always had problems with the digitizer pen and the program i use (PaintToolSai).

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