So, I have a Lenovo G550. I've had a few issues concerning the fan. Well, I think so.
I have no way to open the laptop at the moment. I'm running XUbuntu 14.04.
Anyways. I've noticed the laptop has been getting quite close, the cpu, to 105 C which
sensors says is the max temp for the processor.
acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +104.0°C (crit = +119.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +103.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core 1: +102.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter fan1: 0 RPM
When I check the fan, looking threw the vents, it does not appear to be moving, I hear a faint noise coming from the vent but at the time I believe that's just the HDD. At times when it gets really close to 105.0 the laptop becomes sluggish.
I've never had any issues like this before, and the laptop is from 2009 so I'm wondering if maybe the compound may be off? I'm not sure. Anyways, This is my only working computer I have and I really don't want it to be unusable at any point, so any indication of what might be wrong would be helpful.
I most recently cleaned out the computer interior around a month ago.
With thinkpad_acpi enabled
more /proc/acpi/ibm/fan reports
status: enabled speed: 0 level: 7