Fan speed problem on high CPU temperature

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Fan speed problem on high CPU temperature

Postby then00b183 » 02 Dec 2009, 16:27

Hi!

I have Thinkpad T500 with acpi_ibm module enabled (FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE) and when I do some high-CPU work then fan speed stays very low.

Example output when CPU temp was 81C and fan speed only 2957:

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[root@home /usr/home/ingvar]# sysctl dev.acpi_ibm
dev.acpi_ibm.0.%desc: IBM ThinkPad ACPI Extras
dev.acpi_ibm.0.%driver: acpi_ibm
dev.acpi_ibm.0.%location: handle=\_SB_.PCI0.LPC_.EC__.HKEY
dev.acpi_ibm.0.%pnpinfo: _HID=IBM0068 _UID=0
dev.acpi_ibm.0.%parent: acpi0
dev.acpi_ibm.0.initialmask: 2060
dev.acpi_ibm.0.availmask: 67108863
dev.acpi_ibm.0.events: 0
dev.acpi_ibm.0.eventmask: 2060
dev.acpi_ibm.0.hotkey: 311
dev.acpi_ibm.0.lcd_brightness: 0
dev.acpi_ibm.0.volume: 7
dev.acpi_ibm.0.mute: 1
dev.acpi_ibm.0.thinklight: 0
dev.acpi_ibm.0.bluetooth: 1
dev.acpi_ibm.0.wlan: 0
dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan_speed: 2957
dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan_level: 0
dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan: 1
dev.acpi_ibm.0.thermal: 81 41 38 -1 50 -1 31 -1


This fan speed stays even when temperature decreases to 42C.

Any ideas? ;)
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Postby kpedersen » 02 Dec 2009, 17:44

You can always control the fan speed yourself.

[CMD=" "]# sysctl dev.acpi_ibm.0.fan_level=3[/CMD] :p

If you remove the acpi_ibm module.. does the fan behaviour return to normal?
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Postby then00b183 » 02 Dec 2009, 18:07

Fan speed works when I set levels manually. But it's not really a solution since I don't want to keep monitoring the temperature :P

I tried without acpi_ibm module, but still no luck :(
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Postby kpedersen » 02 Dec 2009, 20:28

if the worst comes to the worst, you can write a small bash script to continuously monitor the temp and adjust the fan accordingly :)

Other than that, I am really not sure...

is powerd running?

Does it do this on older releases / windows / linux?
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Postby then00b183 » 03 Dec 2009, 11:53

Allright, I'll make a script for that ;)

powerd is not running - should I enable it?
..
This laptop previously runned with linux and then I heard fan noise.
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Postby lme@ » 11 Dec 2009, 12:58

Can you please post your script when you finish it? So you can help others who have the same problem.
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