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teamde78
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Thinkpad T430 temperatures

#1 Post by teamde78 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:02 am

Hi there,

I have a thinkpad t430 as my main driver and I noticed that the temperatures have started to spike up a bit. While doing multiple tasks on my PC, im hitting usually around 60-65 degrees Celsius. It sometimes will spike up to 73-75 (MAX). Should I begin to worry about these temps or are they normal for an aging computer. It has been sometime since I cleaned it out, but after a quick look in the machine it doesn't look bad at all.

Just getting some opinions.

Thanks!
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Re: Thinkpad T430 temperatures

#2 Post by brchan » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:33 am

Take the keyboard off, lightly hold the fan down so it won't spin and use a few hits of compressed air on the area. Sometimes dust can build up and still be hidden inside.

If that doesn't change anything reapply AS5 or Tuniq TX-4 Thermal paste to the cpu/gpu areas.
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Re: Thinkpad T430 temperatures

#3 Post by teamde78 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:43 am

brchan wrote:Take the keyboard off, lightly hold the fan down so it won't spin and use a few hits of compressed air on the area. Sometimes dust can build up and still be hidden inside.

If that doesn't change anything reapply AS5 or Tuniq TX-4 Thermal paste to the cpu/gpu areas.
Yea, I think that would probably be best. It's been about a year since I reapplied thermal paste.
Thinkpads: T470 (daily Driver), T430, T60, Z61, T410

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Re: Thinkpad T430 temperatures

#4 Post by kony » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:55 pm

the temperatures seem alright to me...
My T430 with GTX 560 Ti (Now with GTX 670)
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Re: Thinkpad T430 temperatures

#5 Post by AIX » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:53 am

They seem okay to me too.
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