in the city
Dust in the fan
My Thinkpad T60p is a pretty nice machine, but it’s been running ridiculously hot; hot enough that I’ve had to throttle the speed down to keep it from melting and/or burning me. I finally got sufficiently annoyed at it that last night I got the maintenance manual from Lenovo/IBM’s support site, took it apart and cleaned the fan. The exhaust vent was in fact completely clogged with caked-on dust, and after a small adventure in finding all the screws, it’s running much better. 50 degrees cooler, in fact, and that’s without throttling the cpu speed down at all. Excellent!