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Broken heatpipe?
Guppy 29 Jun

Got a used laptop it keeps getting themal throttled I suspect the heat pipe is bad ; one end is very hot the other quite cool.

Is this normal, or is it broken?

Sensors shows temps going up to 95 then falling to ~70 and raising again.

Dragunov 30 Jun

Really the only way to find out is to take it apart and check everything out, maybe apply a little bit of new thermal paste.
Many laptops have poor cooling solutions from the factory though. A bad battery can cause issues as well. If everything checks out as good, then proceed with a fresh install of Linux with fresh drivers.

Guppy 30 Jun

Quoting: DragunovReally the only way to find out is to take it apart and check everything out, maybe apply a little bit of new thermal paste.
Many laptops have poor cooling solutions from the factory though. A bad battery can cause issues as well. If everything checks out as good, then proceed with a fresh install of Linux with fresh drivers.


Well the battery IS bad can't charge at all, lies about current charge ( 0-5% ) - but since I'm running it on a power brick I didn't think that would cause any issues, guess I'll order a battery as well, Thanks

Ehvis 30 Jun

Quoting: GuppyWell the battery IS bad can't charge at all, lies about current charge ( 0-5% ) - but since I'm running it on a power brick I didn't think that would cause any issues, guess I'll order a battery as well, Thanks

For my old laptop it did. But just taking the battery out solved the problem.

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