Seunghyun Yoo

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[EN] Fix a high CPU temperature issue for Thinkpad X201

For the high CPU temperature, applying a thermal compound paste on the heat sink is the first solution we can think of. However, it was not really helpful to decrease the super high CPU temperature (90-95’C) of my machine. The root cause was that i5-540 (1st generation)’s Turbo boost feature, which overclocks the CPU when it has the full workload.

To disable the feature:

Now, no more thermal throttling. :)