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X220 running HOT -- should i worry ?

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X220 running HOT -- should i worry ?

#1 Post by rzl » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:42 am

Hi people!

My x220 has been getting hotter and hotter in the last days.

I'm not the kind of person that actually shuts down the computer, i just leave it in stand by on the desk or shut it down to suspend-to-ram and this never gave me a problem.

I began noticing this problem since i switched from Debian Wheezy (who used to randomly freeze) to Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (3.5.0-36 kernel).

Any hints/ideas ? Should i open the laptop and clean it from dust?

Thanks in advance,
Rzl

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Re: X220 running HOT -

#2 Post by 600X » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:33 pm

Believe it or not, my X220 runs hot in summer too. :lol:

The room temperature heavily affects the CPU temperature. By switching to Ubuntu I presume you did a clean install. You might want to instal TLP to activate all power saving features. (pretty much like installing the chipset drivers under Windows)
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Re: X220 running HOT -

#3 Post by D|g|ta| » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:36 am

Mine has had some issues after suspend but overall runs ok (i7 version here)..

I would try to understand the distro you are running; i personally hate Ubuntu, the people who tend to use it are windows/os10 expats and tend to know nothing in regards to whats under the hood.

If you are willing to read a little, this post might help

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Le ... eat_issues

You might also want to post your concerns over on a Ubuntu forum as well..

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