I'm running Folding@Home SMP version on a new Thinkpad X220 laptop since I can't use it for daily development but find it useful to run a MySQL VM. Since its just sitting there I've been running Folding@Home for the past 4 days (mostly) straight.
However I'm starting to get nervous. I recently needed to recharge the battery but now the fan has kicked in. Getting worried, I installed
lm_sensors in Fedora Linux and checked to see where I'm at (I added the degrees in celcius for those of you in other parts of the world)
acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +197.6 F (crit = +210.2°F) - +92.0°C (crit = +99.0°C) thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter fan1: 4627 RPM coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +199.4°F (high = +186.8°F, crit = +212.0°F) - +92.0°C (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) coretemp-isa-0002 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 1: +195.8°F (high = +186.8°F, crit = +212.0°F) - +91.0°C (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Yikes, those tempratures don't seem like something I should be running the laptop all the time, but I'm not sure.
Do I risk damaging the laptop with tempratures that high (both with and without the battery)? Can I run Folding@Home for long periods?