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Latest Version can be found here (but please read the README first):

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You will find the leatest version in this file !

Current is Thinkpad Fancontrol V0.25 beta svc

http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~schmit ... 25beta.zip

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Download latest version WinXP/Vista, 32/64bit, Celsius/Fahrenheit, service/non_service from TPFanControl.com :!:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:02 am 
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Hi - I downloaded TPFanControl V 0.5 and can't figure out how to get it to turn the fan on!! The fan has given up coming on at all - it used to be on all the time. See my post in this section regarding overheating causing video to die. :cry:
Sure wish I could get this thing going... ! Having a hard time without my constant friend!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:11 pm 
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Hello Sir,

I was facing a problem that my IBM thinkpad R50 e was getting stuck up after 1 hour of usage.. I am using XP windows service pack 2

I installed a software that monitored tempature and I was astonished that my cpu temprature rose to 65 degrees and then computer stuck.

then I googled some software to run the fan as I noticed that there was no noise of fan even at this high temprature and this is how I downloaded and installed tp fan v 0.61 :)

A BIG THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU !

I have installed it and now am able to use my lap top as now I can run the fan and the temprature now remains at about 52 and never goes above 60.

I have some points.

( I live at a place where room temprature normally is about 35 degrees, all tempratures that I mention in this post are in degrees centiigrade)

1. When I select BIOS mode, temprature starts rising and the fan never turns on automatically, I think this is the basic fault which was causing my lap top to get stuck again and again. . Can there be some way of changing settings of this BIOS in built fan so that it starts working normally and should start at least when temprature rises to above 55.

2. If I use smart mode 2, fan keeps running continously although I hear its voice to increase or decrease with increasing tempraure.. Even in this mode if I use many programs at a time the temprature suddenly shoots and computer gets stuck... I think time interval should be less than 5 sec in which tp fan checks the temprature because within 3-4 seconds the temprature rises to dangerous level and by the time tp fan turns on the fan computer is already stuck.

3. Manual mode keeps my fan running all the time and I'm worried would it burn my fan. although temprature keeps to below 60 with that mode.

4. When I restart my computer the tp fan starts in smart mode 1 i.e. forcefully keep the fan off and I have to very very fastly change it to manual or smart mode 2 otherwise computer would stuck.. can there be some way of starting the tp fan in the smart mode 2 ?

I would be grateful if these queries are answered.

I am a doctor and was having a lot of problems with my computer getting stuck up in the middle of a presentation and sometimes doing a very important work.

thanks again for this great software.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:46 pm 
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Hi Shararti,

1. there is no way to change the built in settings of BIOS method controlling the fan
2. you can edit TPFanControl.ini to change the interval of checking temps:
Code:
// ENGL: check temperatures every x seconds (default 5)
Cycle=5

3. suitable for continuous duty manual mode is set to fan level 7 by default
4. TPFanControl will always start with smart mode 1 (Active=2), but you can edit TPFanControl.ini to exchange settings of level2 and level (1), default is:

Code:
// profile "Smart Mode 1"
// Celsius:            // Fahrenheit:
// change values and number of items for your needs
// !!!! "Level" FAN 0 > 80 -> switch to Fahrenheit !!!!
Level=60 0      // Level=140 0
Level=65 1      // Level=150 1
Level=75 3          // Level=165 3
Level=80 7      // Level=175 7
Level=90 64        // Level=195 64

// optional 2nd profile "Smart Mode 2", switched by icon menue
// change values and number of items for your needs
// to deactivate, insert leading '//' into following lines
Level2=22 0      // Level2=70 0
Level2=33 1      // Level2=90 1
Level2=38 2      // Level2=100 2
Level2=44 3      // Level2=110 3
Level2=55 7      // Level2=130 7
Level2=66 64      // Level2=150 64
Level2=77 128      // Level2=170 128


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I live at a place where room temperature normally is about 35 degrees

you should try to reduce heat production by undervolting (RMClock) and/or setting processor speed to "ADAPTIVE" or "DEGRADE" in WinXP power scheme, using ATI powerplay, and switching to standby at non-working time. All air entrances especially underneath must not be clogged. Additionally, if you are able to dismantle your TP R50e, you should keep your fan clean by cautious vacuum cleaning and thermal grease between processor chip and heatsink (fan) in a good working condition (replace if needed).

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:21 am 
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Thanks a lot.

Now I want

1. Icon to change colour in smart mode 1, previously it was changing colour in smart mode 1 according to temprature 50 55 and 60 but now it is not changing since I have changed settings, rather now it changes colour if I select smart mode 2.

2. What is the minimum seconds duration that can be kept , I changed it to 1 sec buy I noticed that laptop was hanging again and again, now I have changed it to 5 sec again. Should I keep it 5 or can change it to to say 1, 2 or 3.. ? I feel that my computer suddenly heats up and fan does not accelerate accordingly. Does changing the detection of temprature interval and decreasing it puts additional load on computer ?

Settings I have now are as follows so that you can advice accordingly.

Other problems are almost solved now.

Best regards :)

//
// >>>> Celsius / Fahrenheit: temperatures in °C (active) / °F <<<<

// !!!! "Level" FAN 0 > 80 -> switch to Fahrenheit !!!! see below

// ATTENTION: example values are for my T61 (!!):
// BluetoothEDR=1, SensorName5=no5, IgnoreSensors=no5,
// levels 10 degrees centgrade higher than in T4x, R5x,
// change for your purposes.
//
// advice for programmers: TPFanControl must acquire mutex named
// "Access_Thinkpad_EC" to get access to embedded controller
// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL:
// "Active=0" program just reads config.
// "Active=1" allow program to modify fan.
// "Active=2" program will come up in smart mode.

// DE:
// bei "Active=0" wird nur die Konfiguration ausgelesen.
// bei "Active=1" die Veränderung des Lüfterverhaltens ist aktiviert.
// bei "Active=2" startet das Programm im "Smart"-Modus.

Active=2

BluetoothEDR=1 //set to 1 for bluetooth with enhanced data rate (i.e. T61,
//X61 for T4x, R5x set BluetoothEDR=0 )


// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// Windows Priority of Process (0-5, normal=2), increase if fancontrol has
// big delays in response while other processes consume performance.
// Windows-Priorität des Processes (0-5, normal=2), ggf. erhöhen, falls
// Reaktion des Programms zu träge wegen Resourcenverbrauch durch andere
// Anwendungen

ProcessPriority=2

// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// Show no icon ballons: NoBallons=1
// Show icon ballons: NoBallons=0

NoBallons=0

// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: check temperatures every x seconds (default 5)
// DE: Überprüft die Temperaturen alle x Sekunden (Standard ist 5).

Cycle=3

// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// For Thinkpads A2x,T2x,X2x set NoExtSensor=1 to exclude reading
// of extended sensors to prevent program errors. Attention 570(E)
// is NOT compatible. Fan speed is not available on all models.
// Bei Thinkpads A2x,T2x,X2x NoExtSensor=1 setzen: die Sensoren 9-12
// werden nicht ausgelesen und dadurch Fehlermeldungen vermieden.
// Funktioniert NICHT bei 570(E), Fanspeed nicht immer verfügbar.

NoExtSensor=0

// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: Minimize to systray immediately when starting
// DE: Minimiert das Programm schon beim Start in die Taskleiste.

StartMinimized=1

// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: check vista icon every x seconds (default 1)
// DE: Überprüft das Vista Icon alle x Sekunden (Standard ist 1).

IconCycle=1

// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: Show new icon with max. temperature / sensor name
// DE: Zeige neues Icon mit Max. Temperatur / Sensorbezeichnung

ShowTempIcon=1

// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: Temperature thresholds for turning the taskbar icon
// yellow orange red (Smart and Manual mode only and
// only together with MinimizeToTray=1)

// DE: Temperaturgrenzwerte, die das Symbol in der Taskbar gelb,
// orange bzw. rot färben. (Nur im "Smart"- und "Manual"-Modus
// in Kombination mit "MinimizeToTray=1" verfügbar.)

IconLevels=50 55 60 // Fahrenheit: IconLevels=122 140 158

// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: Beep frequency and duration (in ms) for successful
// fan state changes. (Set either or both to zero to
// disable)

// DE: Frequenz und Dauer des Piep-Signals (in ms), das eine erfolgreiche
// Änderung des Lüfterzustands ankündigt. (Um den Piepton abzuschalten,
// setzen Sie entweder einen oder beide Werte auf 0.)

FanBeep=0 0

// --------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: If this max number of consecutive EC read errors occur
// program will switch fan back to bios mode and exit

// DE: Sobald die maximale Anzahl aufeinanderfolgender EC-Lesefehler
// erreicht ist, schaltet das Programm auf den BIOS-Modus um
// und wird beendet.

MaxReadErrors= 10

// --------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: Log2File=1 enables, Log2File=0 disables
// writing to TPFanControl.log

// DE: Log2File=1 aktiviert, Log2File=0 deaktiviert
// Schreiben nach TPFanControl.log

Log2File=0

// --------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: Log2csv=1 enables, Log2csv=0 disables
// writing to TPFanControl_csv.txt renamed to
// TPFanControl_last_csv.txt after restart of TPFanControl
// rename to *.csv for use with excel

// DE: Log2csv=1 aktiviert, Log2csv=0 deaktiviert
// Schreiben nach TPFanControl_csv.txt umbenannt in
// TPFanControl_last_csv.txt nach erneutem Start von TPFanControl
// nach *.csv umbenennen für Bearbeitung mit excel

Log2csv=0

// --------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: list (separated by comma) of sensors to ignore when
// determining the max. temperature. (Use lower case,
// e.g "IgnoreSensors=pci,aps")

// DE: Liste der Sensoren, getrennt durch Kommata, die bei der
// Ermittlung der Maximaltemperatur ignoriert werden. (Verwenden
// Sie kleine Buchstaben, z.B. "IgnoreSensors=pci,aps".)

IgnoreSensors=no5

// ---------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: List of new 3 letter sensor names, delete leading
// slashes to aktivat. Don't use capital letters for readability
// of temp icon.
// DE: Liste von neuen Sensorname (jeweils 3 Buchstaben), zum
// Aktivieren die Schrägstriche löschen. Kleine Buschstaben
// wg. der Lesbarkeit im TempIcon gebrauchen.

//SensorName1=cpu
//SensorName2=aps
//SensorName3=pcm
//SensorName4=gpu
SensorName5=no5
//SensorName6=x7d
//SensorName7=bat
//SensorName8=x7f
//SensorName9=bus
//SensorName10=pci
//SensorName11=pwr
//SensorName12=xc3

// ---------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: calculating Highest Temp with:
// temperature of sensor no. = real temp minus SensorOffsetno.
// Default SensorOffset1-12=0 , Capital O in SensorOffset,
// to activate delete slashes,
// Negative SensorOffsetno. values increase temperature values.

// DE: Berechnung von Highest Temp mit:
// Temperatur des Sensor Nr. = reale Temp minus SensorOffsetnr.
// Default: SensorOffset1-12=0 , Grosses O in SensorOffsetnr.
// zum Aktivieren Schrägstriche löschen,
// Negative SensorOffsetnr-Werte erhöhen den Temperaturwert.


//SensorOffset1=20
//SensorOffset2=20
//SensorOffset3=0
//SensorOffset4=2
//SensorOffset5=1
//SensorOffset6=5
//SensorOffset7=5
//SensorOffset8=4
//SensorOffset9=3
//SensorOffset10=2
//SensorOffset11=1
//SensorOffset12=5

ShowBiasedTemps=1 // set to 1 to show calculated temps for sensors

// -----------------------------------------------------------------
// Show all/active sensors at start up. all=1 only active=0

ShowAll=0

// --------------------------------------------------------
// ENGL: temperature levels with associated fan levels
// (for the fan to come back, temperature must fall
// down to previous level). There may be more or
// less levels in this list. The first one should
// have a fan speed of zero and is the "turn off"
// temperature.
//
// Fan speed of 64 is extreme and may be an *unsupported*
// and *damaging* mode. A fan speed of 128 setting is
// not really a fan speed in itself but will instead switch
// fan control to BIOS mode (0x80). The idea of this
// is to let the program get out of the way and let the
// BIOS handle extremes.(and then switch back to smart if
// the temperature is okay again)

// DE: Im Folgenden sind die Temperaturpegel samt den jeweils
// zugeordeten Lüfterstufen aufgelistet. (Sobald die Temperatur in
// den Bereich eines niedrigeren bzw. höheren Pegels wechselt, wird
// die Lüfterstufe automatisch angepasst und folglich verringert bzw.
// erhöht sich die Geschwindigkeit des Lüfters.) Diese Liste kann
// weniger oder auch mehr Stufen beinhalten. Sinngemäß sollte die
// erste Stufe die gewünschte Temperatur definieren, bei der sich
// der Lüfter ausschaltet (Lüftergeschwindigkeit 0)
//
// Die Lüftergeschwindigkeit 64 ist ein Extremwert und könnte somit
// eine von IBM nicht unterstützte und sogar schädigende Betriebsart
// darstellen. Die Lüftergeschwindigkeit 128 ist an sich keine eigene
// Geschwindigkeitsstufe, sondern gibt stattdessen die Kontrolle
// des Lüfters an das BIOS (BIOS mode, 0x80) zurück. Der Hintergrund
// dieser Einstellung ist die Möglichkeit, das Programm auszuschließen,
// um Extemfälle wieder vom BIOS steuern zu lassen. (Sobald sich die
// Temperatur wieder im Normbereich befindet, wird erneut der Smart
// Modus aktiviert.)

// profile "Smart Mode 1"
// change values and number of items for your needs
// to deactivate, insert leading '//' into following lines
Level=40 0 // Level=70 0
Level=41 1 // Level=90 1
Level=42 2 // Level=100 2
Level=45 3 // Level=110 3
Level=48 7 // Level=130 7
Level=56 64 // Level=150 64
Level=70 128 // Level=170 128


// optional 2nd profile "Smart Mode 2", switched by icon menue
// Celsius: // Fahrenheit:
// change values and number of items for your needs
// !!!! "Level" FAN 0 > 80 -> switch to Fahrenheit !!!!
Level2=60 0 // Level2=140 0
Level2=65 1 // Level2=150 1
Level2=75 3 // Level2=165 3
Level2=80 7 // Level2=175 7
Level2=90 64 // Level2=195 64



// Program exits manual mode and switches to smart mode with last chosen
// profile, if this temp (degrees Centigrade or Fahrenheit) is achieved.
// default= 80 degrees Centigrade / 176 degrees Fahrenheit.

// Das Program verlässt den manual mode und schaltet auf smart mode mit
// letztem gewähltem Profil, wenn diese Temperatur erreicht ist.
// default= 80 Grad Celsius / 176 Grad Fahrenheit.

ManModeExit=78 //ManModeExit=172 Fahrenheit

// IconColorFan=1 digital Icon will turn green while fan is running.
// IconColorFan=1 Digitales Icon wird grün während der Lüfter läuft.

IconColorFan=1

// Lev64Norm=1 : Fan level 64 acts as normal level with hysteresis,
// fan will run till next lower temp step is reached (no pulsing fan).
// If set to zero fan level 64 acts as emergency level without hysteresis,
// fan will run till level64 temp is reached again (pulsing fan can happen).
//
// DE: Lev64Norm=1 : Fan level 64 arbeitet mit Hysterese, Lüfter läuft,
// bis nächst tieferer level erreicht wird. Lüfter pulsiert nicht.
// Falls Lev64Norm=0 gesetzt, arbeitet level 64 als Notfallkühlung oberhalb
// der Temperatur von level 64. Ein Pulsieren des Lüfters ist möglich.

Lev64Norm=1


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:12 am 
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Shararti wrote:
Now I want Icon to change colour in smart mode 1...according to
IconLevels=50 55 60


you have set in smart mode 1:

Level=45 3
Level=48 7
Level=56 64

you will have the max. conventional fan speed of 7 above 48 degrees (coming from below) [and unconventional unregulated fan speed of 64 (coming from higher temps)] and your icon switching temp of 50 degrees should not be reached so often.

additionally you have set: IconColorFan=1
that will keep the icon in different shades of green when the fan is running.

2. there should be no problem or extra processor load setting Cycle= to 1 or 2,3,4. Processor load for TPFanControl.exe always should be below 2 % in task manager.

Shararti wrote:
I feel that my computer suddenly heats up
this might be due to worn thermal grease between processor die and heatsink.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:16 am 
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thanks again sir,

color of the fan is now changing

how to fix this worn thermal grease between processor die and heatsink ?

best regards.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:52 pm 
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go to:
Hardware Maintenance Manual - ThinkPad R50e, R51e, R52
in
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-54932

see page no. 109, remove old grease by lighter fuel (petroleum ether), for best replacement use Arctic Silver 5, a very thin(!) layer. Your risk!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:57 pm 
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great, thanks
I am a silent running paranoid person
Just bought the R500
asking for advice, I hear something that sounds as a fan to me, from the right bottom corner of my machine. It is bearable, even for me, but anyway, what is it? a smaller, essential fan that fancontrol does not tamper with, or the hard drive? thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:24 am 
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PRAGUEGUY wrote:
I am a silent running paranoid person
me too :mrgreen:

should be HDD, s. page 94: Hardware Maintenance Manual


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:17 am 
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thanks, for the utility as well, it is phenomenal, donation on the way... :D

do you think the hdd can be upgraded to ssd?
- the 3D driver whatever in your signature, what is it? anything that could downclock my gpu? in my Ati Catalyst Powerplay Foreplay thing, I only found two settings, battery optimized and high performance, I assume the battery option downclocks it

I managed to buy the only TP where the graphics are not switchable...a bit pi*s*ed off, but not too much, the T costs almost two times that , I will not need mobility or high portability from this machine, it is basically a second desktop, to be also used for work at night


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Hi!

Donation is anytime welcome!!

If you're looking for absolute silence use Intel X25-M G2 Postville HDD and spend 200 Euros at least, or have a look at Hitachi TravelStar 5K160 80 GB SATA HTS541680J9SA00.

The 3D driver in my signature is outdated for your purposes. Use "battery optimized" option of your driver, but I guess there is not much of effect :(

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:25 am 
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it makes no sense to choke my poor CPU or GPU.
As that would only reduce fan noise, and it is the HDD that is the culprit not the fan. The fan is ok.
Unless there is another fan in there...I hear too much going on in there, with main fan switched off, I still suspect there is another fan...Is there any way to find a screenshot of the internals? Maybe I ll just ask the service people here they must know.
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just one fan, like I mentioned before s. page 150: Hardware Maintenance Manual


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Perhaps I'm missing something, but I cannot get the program to start properly in Vista. I set up a scheduled task, running with highest privileges. When Vista starts, the program runs, but runs in Active=0 mode, and the windows pops up in view rather than minimized. If I close the program and manually start the shortcut that the scheduled task points to, it runs minimized and in Smart mode like the INI file says.

Anyone had success with this?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:09 am 
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NorrisCell wrote:
...the program runs, but runs in Active=0 mode, and the windows pops up in view rather than minimized.

It's a question of paths. If earlier versions of TPFanControl can't find its INI file this behavior will result. v0.62 will not start without its INI file.


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TPFC.62 is currently showing load cpu temperature at 67c. However, core temp 0.99.5 is showing 76c. RMClock also shows 76c.

Which one is correctly showing the right temperature?

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What do EVEREST v5.30 and HWMonitor Pro 1.08 say :?:


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Weird, it's approx the same today. TPCF, core temp and real temp 3.4 are getting the same results. I just downloaded hw monitor pro and the result is the same.

I admit I haven't compare the temperature results other than yesterday. I just installed Win7 64bit and rmclock and was undervolting so I wanted to check the temperatures.

I'll reboot and double check.

update: It's the temperature readings are the same now. :) I guess something was screwing up the temperatures reading for the other programs before and increasing it by ~10c. The other temperature results are now consistent with TPCF's lower temperature readings. Thanks!

update2: more weirdness. Seems like when the laptop(x61t) comes out of sleep, all the tpcf readings were ~5c lower than other programs. The tpcf reading were consistent with readings that I got when all the programs gave approx the same reading prior to going to sleep/standby. (I haven't testing this multiple times to see if it happens again.) After rebooting, the results were approx the same again (+- 2c).

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X61t - C2D 1.6ghz - 12.1" SXGA+ - 8GB RAM - Intel G3 300GB SSD


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:38 pm 
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I'd rather suggest to rely on TPFC, 'cause TPFC relies on embedded controller, and embedded controller is independent of any operation system and sleep or standby states. You can check it activating a thermal emergency shut down by stressing cpu while keeping an eye on cpu temps and comparing temps with shut down temps of manufacturer data.

But keep in mind what Intel says: "The reading of the external thermal sensor (on the motherboard) connected to the processor thermal diode signals does not reflect the temperature of the hottest location on the die."
http://download.intel.com/design/mobile/datashts/31674505.pdf p.81ff


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:36 pm 
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I have a T61 with an Intel 965 and the fan started turning on and off recently...tpfancontrol with default settings right after installation only makes the cpu temp rise but does indeed silence the vent. Who's wrong here?

Current temps with default settings:
1 cpu 60°C
2 aps 39°C
3 crd 36°C
5 no5 33°C
7 bat 31°C
9 bus 38°C
10 pci 40°C
11 pwr 43°C

Could you help me set up tpfancontrol please? Thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:03 am 
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source of sound is HDD (front corner on the right) I guess. fan is placed at rear corner on the left.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:33 am 
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Hi all,

I've downloaded & installed TPFancontrol, but am not sure how to set it up for my R61e. I am not a rocket scientist with this sort of stuff, so could anyone please give me some guidelines/instructions on how to do that? I will be very grateful! I haven't managed to find a manual or other info to help me. Thanks very much.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:10 am 
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There is a readme file included with it ...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:55 am 
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You're right, there is. But that only tells me how to start it as a service. I would like to know how to configure the software for my r61e. For instance where do I find out about the Fan Control & Mode options? What do they mean? How should they be adjusted correctly etc?


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Ok how do i switch the settings from Smart 1 to smart 2, so that when the computer startsup it will startup on smart 2. Do i need to cut & paste the smart1 to smart2 and vice-versa?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:44 pm 
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spartann wrote:
Do i need to cut & paste the smart1 to smart2 and vice-versa?

yesssssss............ :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:41 am 
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Did anyone uses this software with T40p 2373 CG6? Maybe someone uses it T410 2518 4JU ?

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