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T530 +NV5400 - Fan control program

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T530 +NV5400 - Fan control program

#1 Post by aothunterpl » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:18 pm

Hello, what program do you recommend for fan regulation and temperature measurement.

I have a T530 + Nvidia mainboard
+(Win 7 x64)

I installed old IBM TPFC 0.62 (work wery well in T60p)

But it T530 only detects CPU temperature ???

Maybe I chose the wrong version of the program


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Re: T530 +NV5400 - Fan control program

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:34 pm

I just use the latest version of the TPFancontrol. I believe there is an option in the ini file to show more sensors on T530 though.
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Re: T530 +NV5400 - Fan control program

#3 Post by Vopu » Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:55 pm

Hi, Apart from Tpfancontrol, have a look at HWinfo64 , has good overall info with good sensor panel for temperatures, and Speedfan for fan management.Also has a small temp. info module.

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Re: T530 +NV5400 - Fan control program

#4 Post by aothunterpl » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:11 pm

Im just try SpeedFan is cool for PC , but im my Lenovo not idenyfy fans -- only temp sens.

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Re: T530 +NV5400 - Fan control program

#6 Post by jursky » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:01 pm

Why do you need more readings in tpfc? I have been using it in x230 and w530 for many years now and it always worked just fine. CPU temp measurement is the only thing you need anyway, nVidia Quadro chip produces much less temperature as opposed to CPU, and the CPU and GPU are using the same heatsink, so if one gets hot, the other gets too (in this case CPU would always be the one who would produce the most heat, from my experience). Just set up your desired fan curve via tpfc's config file and call it a day.
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Re: T530 +NV5400 - Fan control program

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:53 am

AFAIK there are no Windows programs that has both Thinkpad fan control and nVidia GPU temperature readout.

TPfancontrol cannot report the NVS 5400M's temperature sensor because the former can only read the sensors that are exposed by the Thinkpad's BIOS/embedded controller, and the GPU's temp is not routed there. Unfortunately, other software that can read GPU temps like Speedfan can't control the T530's fan because they don't know how to talk to the Thinkpad's BIOS/embedded controller. :(
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Re: T530 +NV5400 - Fan control program

#8 Post by Mornsgrans » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:48 pm

The last version of TPFanControl is v0.63 (specialy for generation T420/T430)

Set in TPFanControl.ini

Code: Select all

and all sensors will be shown.
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