Does TP Fan Control work on newer thinkpads?

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  1. MastahRiz

    MastahRiz Notebook Evangelist

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    I have a 2008 W500 still going strong, and I want to look into the new W line but I just wanted to find out if anyone knows whether or not TP Fan control will work on the new models. My current thinkpad has basically been on since the day I got it, minus some short time here or there. I feel like keeping it cool has probably helped a great deal (currently it's at 36c).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jedisolo

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    Yes it does work on the new thinkpads. I am using the software on my Thinkpad w550s.
     
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    Awesome- thanks. BTW are you using a cooler also do you feel like it is not needed?
     
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    No I don't use a cooler, if you get the the 6 cell battery it will elevate the laptop a little bit where you don't need a cooler. The only time the fan will turn on if I am watching a HD movie or playing a video game. This laptop stays cool an silent most of the time.
     
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    On my W520 it would put the laptop to hibernate at random. Apparently that was because it doesn't work nice nice together with Thinkpad Power Manager;

    See;
    http://www.staff.uni-marburg.de/~schmitzr/donate.html
    somewhere near bottom
     
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    Works fine on my X240.
     
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