My method to solve the HOT and LOUD fan issue

Dang the fan is loud!

And the laptop gets hot! Especially when you run your fingers around the bottom.

This is my solution thus far. I built a plywood acoustic box.

I insert the laptop at an angle and then have 2 PC fans constantly blowing air out.

It works but i dunno. Anyone else deal with this issue?

The laptop cools better when the screen lid is open. Are you always running it closed (inside the box)?

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probably. but it’s so loud when the lid open that i can’t hear myself think.

ya it’s always in the box now. I have a “Plugable 16-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Dock” hooked to it (external monitors etc)

Pushing these displays from the dock may be contributing to the load - would need to see system data to know for sure. If this is a concern, I’d open a ticket and share your experience to make sure everything is functioning correctly.

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using the thunderbolt hub is causing excess heat?

Anything not tested by us is suspect. And any device not tested by us pushing external displays has to be a consideration.

With the dock attached and no displays connected, do you see this behavior by chance?

just tried yesterday by itself. Yes the laptop is a LOT cooler when the “Plugable 16-in-1 Thunderbolt 4 Dock” is not plugged in.


why is that anyway?

CPU usage does not appear high eitherway. Yet it generates a lot of heat.

Might be one of the issues they found during Thunderbolt certification. Which generation do you have? You might need a Bios update (but Framework is kinda slow releasing these).

Framework Laptop 13 DIY Edition (13th Gen Intel Core)

It arrived 30 days ago

I just got my Framework 13 yesterday. I also have a Plugable Thunderbolt 4 dock (TBT4-UDZ). And even with the screen open, the fans are very loud with 11% cpu. I queried the ACPI Thermal zones and the temps are:
TZ00_0: 55C
TZ01_0: 42C
TZ02_0: 44C
TZ03_0: 40C
TZ04_0: 31C
What other data would be useful to troubleshoot?
As an aside, do you have a description of each thermal zone?