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My IBM t-60 is suddenly crashing. When I run speedfan I see that all laptop heat source are too hot. What is the average temperature that it should run at?

EDIT based on response by ntw1103: Speedfan shows me 3 readings that average in the mid-fifties C. Perhaps this is not the problem?

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Do you have an Intel, or ATI graphics card? I have experienced T-60s with the ATI graphics card overheating and crashing.Eventually, the chip melted... I'm not sure how to take a temperature reading off the GPU. realtemp, hwmonitor, SpeedFan, and GPU-Z didn't work. I wouldn't think that is the problem, but it might be something to consider if the computer feels hot. –  ntw1103 Mar 14 '12 at 15:28
    
It doesn't feel all that hot. Thanks –  Xavierjazz Mar 14 '12 at 17:27
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Using http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ on 3 t60 laptops I have here I got an average of 63°C

readouts:

75° - heavy usage, it was playing flash videos for over an hour.

72° - moderate usage running for over an hour.

43° - Light usage, running for about 10 minutes.

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+1, thanks. Very helpful. –  Xavierjazz Mar 13 '12 at 20:46
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