this is a duplicate of this post, if you have time please have a look there as well.
I've been noticing lag spikes in my games after I've been playing for a while away from my cooling pad. After I noticed this I realised that the fan hasn't been running at all...
So I installed a few things to look into this and see if I could correct the problem, here is the output of sensors:
gilligan@ThinkPad-T430u:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +75.0°C (crit = +130.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +68.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core 0: +67.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core 1: +67.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter fan1: 0 RPM temp1: +0.0°C temp2: +0.0°C temp3: +75.0°C temp4: +0.0°C temp5: +0.0°C temp6: +0.0°C temp7: +39.0°C temp8: +0.0°C
I can tell you now with the metal base on this laptop it get pretty toasty having this thing on your lap anyway
Next I tried to configure the fan speeds manually with pwmconfig:
gilligan@ThinkPad-T430u:~$ sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 5857 (2010-08-22) This program will search your sensors for pulse width modulation (pwm) controls, and test each one to see if it controls a fan on your motherboard. Note that many motherboards do not have pwm circuitry installed, even if your sensor chip supports pwm. We will attempt to briefly stop each fan using the pwm controls. The program will attempt to restore each fan to full speed after testing. However, it is ** very important ** that you physically verify that the fans have been to full speed after the program has completed. Found the following devices: hwmon0 is acpitz hwmon1/device is coretemp hwmon2/device is thinkpad Found the following PWM controls: hwmon2/device/pwm1 hwmon2/device/pwm1 is currently setup for automatic speed control. In general, automatic mode is preferred over manual mode, as it is more efficient and it reacts faster. Are you sure that you want to setup this output for manual control? (n) y hwmon2/device/pwm1_enable stuck to 2 Manual control mode not supported, skipping hwmon2/device/pwm1. There are no usable PWM outputs.
What now? I'm completely stumped as to what to do now. any help would be much appreciated