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fix x201 overheating

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h1. How to fix overheating on ThinkPad X201

Problem: My Thinkpad used to heat up well over 100C when more than one core was under heavy load.Installing "thinkfan":http://thinkfan.sourceforge.net/ allowed to turn off fans when they were not needed, but didn't help otherwise.

Problem source: Besides 0-7 fan speeds, there's also "disengaged" mode which allows to reach ~5800 RPM compared to 4800 for 7. Default thinkfan config and auto mode do not use it for some reason.

Solution: Add a section with "level disengaged" mode to default thinkfan.conf:

bc. (0, 0, 55)
(1, 48, 60)
(2, 50, 61)
(3, 52, 63)
(4, 56, 65)
(5, 59, 66)
(6, 65, 78)
(7, 77, 90)
("level disengaged", 80, 32767)

By Voker57 on 2014-08-13 13:55:21 +0000