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Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 03:39:18 [Preview] No. 12075
>Sorting through some books and organizing other random shit
>Laptop is closed and should be on sleep mode
>Come back after a few minutes
>Fucking CPU (Core 2 DuoTM) at 227 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT for over ten minutes based on usage history
>Fan isn't turning on
>Somehow still able to navigate through the OS and normally turn off computer
>Turn computer back on and fan is working perfectly fine

What the fuck, I'm surprised how hardy this damn laptop is.


Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 06:51:17 [Preview] No.12076 del
>227 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
I do not speak burger, please convert it to human metric system.


Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 07:59:29 [Preview] No.12077 del
>>12076
Subtract 30 and divide in two. It's basically 100°c, his cpu was at boiling point.

I'll assume it's an old laptop then, maybe a thinkpad. When is the last time you replaced the thermal paste?


Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 09:18:12 [Preview] No.12078 del
>>12076
>Please convert X measurement to Y measurement for me because I can't/don't want to do it.

>>12077
>I'll assume it's an old laptop then, maybe a thinkpad.
Correct
>When is the last time you replaced the thermal paste?
Is this something individuals do to their laptops? Never replaced the thermal paste because the CPU never achieved temperatures that warranted such actions.


Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 14:05:51 [Preview] No.12079 del
>>12078
Yes you should. Ideally every 3 years. It doesn't matter if it's a laptop or desktop, you need conductivity for the heat sink on your CPU and GPU. I would guess it's only because the nm spacing is so high on your c2d that it didn't fry. IIRC the old p4 chips can also withstand very high heat. I would guess it's not been a problem until now because you don't put your laptop under stress or leave it on for extended periods. While you're at it I would dust your vents to prevent air flow blockage also.


Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 19:26:04 [Preview] No.12080 del
>>12079
I should have also stated that reaching the heatsink to apply new thermal paste is a major pain in the ass when it comes to Thinkpads (If you don't already know, you need to remove the entire motherboard. This applies to the X60 and X200 laptops I have, I have no idea if this applies to other models...).
>Would guess it's not been a problem until now because you don't put your laptop under stress or leave it on for extended periods.
It was most likely a software-related problem, the fan didn't turn on at the time, but works perfectly, but my Thinkpad has been the subject of a strange problem recently, the laptop AC adapter connection turns off and on like a linear "beeping" and a clearly audible high pitched whine emanates from the motherboard, specifically below the CPU where there is an abundance of capacitors...
>While you're at it I would dust your vents to prevent air flow blockage also.
It gets done daily, the keyboard requires a total of four screws to be removed, and fastest measured time I have gotten it done was in eight seconds.


Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 22:14:01 [Preview] No.12082 del
Check your sysctl for acpi controls. OpenBSD may require tunning on this...
Also, as the other anon said, clean the laptop. Over the years it becomes with so many dust that you can't even pass air through it. And the thermal paste, of course (don't need to buy these expensive silver paste, just the simple one will do the job, unless you try overclocking or other dumb shit).


Anonymous 12/27/2017 (Wed) 23:06:17 [Preview] No.12085 del
>>12082
>don't need to buy these expensive silver paste, just the simple one will do the job
This irks me because there are multiple companies that manufacture and sell thermal pastes and each claims that their "PATENTED TECHNOLOGY SILVER-INFUSED SUPER THERMAL PASTE 3000 GAMER-GRADE" is better than the others on the shelf without giving an ingredient composition list, and you end up needing to rely on experimentation by others to determine which thermal paste is suitable for your application, but then you realize there are multiple variables that go into these tests and that 1 degree difference could have been due to an external factor, and you don't trust the generic paste because that small tag with mandarin written on it makes you suspicious. This same concept applies to other products.
>unless you try overclocking or other dumb shit
Only when I want to run a software application on one of my older computers to escape the analytical botnet and other garbage, the fan always stays on the highest setting when the CPU is overclocked, and my dedicated calculations computer is cooled via refrigeration.

Autistic rant because fuck corporations that don't strive to manufacture products that are the best in the competition for the money.


Anonymous 12/28/2017 (Thu) 03:19:38 [Preview] No.12091 del
C2D processors have built-in throttling, they will decrease everything in order to cool down when reaching junction temps. Unless something is broken, it won't die and turn on fire.



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