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"Overheating Detected!" at all times (Lenovo Thinkpad W541 + i7-4710MQ)

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When I run the AIDA System Stability Test, it shows "Overheating Detected!" at all times, even before I've started a test, and the system is idle.

Core temps look to be about 57 - is that so bad?

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Overheating Detected.png

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5 hours ago, agraham said:

When I run the AIDA System Stability Test, it shows "Overheating Detected!" at all times, even before I've started a test, and the system is idle.

Core temps look to be about 57 - is that so bad?

Check out image:

Does it show that if you restart your system and check it out right after Windows bootup?  What CPU and motherboard do you have?

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I tried restarting. It still says overheating detected:

The temps start high because the lappy needs to do a lot of thinking when starting up all the services and whatnot, but now they are settled again

 

Throttling Still Detected.png

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On ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 12:33 AM, agraham said:

It's a Lenovo Thinkpad W541

i7-4710MQ

That is a high-end Haswell core based mobile CPU.  Haswell chips tend to run at high temperatures and tend to throttle even when the cooling of the system is in fine conditions.  So on such systems a constant throttling (due to frequent overheating) is sadly normal.

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Interesting.

Maybe I will try liquid metal on this guy then to see if I can reduce the throttling.

Does "Overheating Detected" simply mean that AIDA detected any amount of throttling? Or does it mean AIDA detected high core temperatures?

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9 hours ago, agraham said:

Does "Overheating Detected" simply mean that AIDA detected any amount of throttling? Or does it mean AIDA detected high core temperatures?

There's a sticky bit in one of the architectural registers (MSR) that reflects whether since bootup there ever was an overheating condition as monitored and detected by the CPU itself.  When that bit equals 1, AIDA64 will show "Overheating Detected!".

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