[rescue] iBasketca

Charles Monett camonett at woh.rr.com
Mon Jan 21 18:20:39 CST 2008

Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> The problem with the T60p, though, is that many of their GPU chips overheat.
> Peace...  Sridhar
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It's been an issue since the A31p - given that the cooling wasn't always 
up to the task(and sometimes given the wrong part). It's one thing that 
was a part of having one of those was to know that it would be hot. It's 
more about the cooling not usually being up to the task. A thin frame 
and a hot GPU will mean there will be problems, but good cooling should 
keep it running for a long while.

I've lived through that on an A31p, a T42p - and if I can find one, go 
through with it on a T60p (as it may still have the overheating issues, 
but doesn't have the nonstandard thinness of the T40-T43 series). Unless 
there is a laptop that is made by someone with comparable 
reputation(service/tech support) as IBM, has IPS(or something 
long-lasting that beats it in quality, not price), and the same build 
quality, then the overheating is worth it(for the rare times it does 

It simply is that good - and it is so far the only possible option for a 
(non-ignorable) quantity of us out there. It's sort of how the 600 
series was with the battery charging issue - there was too much that was 
done right that outweighs what they did wrong.

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