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Overheating while compiling an Android ROM

#1 Post by portsample » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:06 am

Hey all- I've got a T61 with an X9000 processor that I used to (partially) compile an Android ROM from source with this evening. I got about 25% of the way through the job, (2 hours) and noticed that the temperature was holding between 96 and 100 degrees C. I shut the process down shortly thereafter. I put thermal paste on the CPU about 2yrs ago. The paste was some old Arctic Seal that I had laying around. I've just ordered some of the new Arctic MX-4 paste. I will try this and see if it makes a difference. Current temp under no load is 54 C. Thoughts on this? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Overheating while compiling an Android ROM

#2 Post by Cigarguy » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:00 am

Idle temp of 50+ deg C is too high in my books. New thermal paste might help but might not considering you applied it 2 years ago which is not that long ago. Back then did you stress/stability test the CPU before deciding that it was fit for duty? That CPU will run hot unless you underclock it.

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Re: Overheating while compiling an Android ROM

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:19 am

Cigarguy wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:00 am
Idle temp of 50+ deg C is too high in my books. New thermal paste might help but might not considering you applied it 2 years ago which is not that long ago. Back then did you stress/stability test the CPU before deciding that it was fit for duty? That CPU will run hot unless you underclock it.
I agree. In my experience Only X series Thinkpads idle at over 50c. Underclocking aside, have you undervolted the CPU? What thermal paste are you using?
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

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In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
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Re: Overheating while compiling an Android ROM

#4 Post by portsample » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:13 am

What is the method for undervolting these units? Throttlestop? RMclock? Recommended settings?
T61, 14.1", X9000 2.8ghz, Intel GM965, 8gb RAM, 250gb SSD, 1tb SATA Ubay, openSuse 42.3/Win8
(2) T61, 14.1", T9500 2.6ghz, Intel GM965, 4gb RAM, 250gb SSD, openSuse 42.3/Win8 (spares)

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