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x220t insane temps

#1 Post by TheForgottenKing » Fri May 04, 2018 10:42 pm

Repasted, repasted twice

Temps max around 93c under max load

Should I get a new fan? Current one occasionally makes a rattling sound, also I have no thermal pad, do I need one?

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Re: x220t insane temps

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat May 05, 2018 5:07 am

Did you over-paste it?
A dollop of thermal paste the size of a rice-corn is usually enough.
May one ask what causes your max load?

There is no thermal pad on that heatsink.
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Re: x220t insane temps

#3 Post by TheForgottenKing » Sat May 05, 2018 1:12 pm

I don't know if I did, I am new to this. Did a pea size, temps were high, waited a bit, added a little more, temps still high

Might try again with a clean repasting

Using mx4

Loads are while playing Minecraft which maxes the CPU

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Re: x220t insane temps

#4 Post by Fusion » Sat May 05, 2018 3:16 pm

This is normal under max load. Imo, you'll have a hard time getting it under 90deg.
I suspect you have an i7 cpu, correct? They run a little hotter than the i5s in my experience.
But it's not much to worry about. Some laptops don't thermal throttle until 95-100deg.
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Re: x220t insane temps

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat May 05, 2018 3:31 pm

Too much paste!
Here are instructions: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth ... d_v1.1.pdf

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Re: x220t insane temps

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat May 05, 2018 4:22 pm

TheForgottenKing wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 1:12 pm
I don't know if I did, I am new to this. Did a pea size, temps were high, waited a bit, added a little more, temps still high

Might try again with a clean repasting

Using mx4

Loads are while playing Minecraft which maxes the CPU
Try using a card to flatten a very small rice sized blob of paste. It ahould have a very thin coating. all over most of the CPU.
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Re: x220t insane temps

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat May 05, 2018 9:20 pm

Maybe the heatsink is not making proper contact with the CPU.
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Re: x220t insane temps

#8 Post by TheForgottenKing » Sat May 05, 2018 10:51 pm

Thats what I am thinking, but that sucker is tight

Any ideas? I might try to slip a piece of paper through it next time

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Re: x220t insane temps

#9 Post by axur-delmeria » Sun May 06, 2018 12:03 am

If the heatsink isn't lying flat against the CPU's silicon die, it doesn't matter how tight it's screwed.

One method I've read about is to turn each of the mounting screws 1/4 to 1/2 turn at a time, in order-- turn screw #1 half-turn, then #2, #3, etc. until it;s tight.
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Re: x220t insane temps

#10 Post by TheForgottenKing » Thu May 10, 2018 11:08 am

That might be it, I will take a look

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