Greetings, Thinkpad bretheren!
If you've never replaced the thermal paste in your T60, it's way past due.
Here's a great video on the subject:
It's also a good opportunity to oil the fan spindle. It should lift right out once you free it from the housing (no need to cut the foil tape either, just fold it over with the silver housing).
Once you get it booting again, you can use this handy file I got from thinkwiki.org
label temp1 "CPU_0"
label temp2 "CPU_1"
label fan1 "FAN"
label temp1 "CPU"
label temp2 "APS"
label temp3 "PCM"
label temp4 "GPU"
label temp5 "BAT"
label temp7 "BAT"
label temp9 "BUS"
label temp10 "PCI"
label temp11 "PWR"
in a file called:
then when you run sensors, the output will be formatted specifically for the T60.
I use it on my T60p and it's a bit incomplete, but at least I can check on all the hottest chips easily. BTW, I run pretty hot (especially after a resume from suspend --the internet knows not why):
Adapter: Virtual device
CPU_0: +52.0°C (crit = +127.0°C)
CPU_1: +58.0°C (crit = +99.0°C)
Adapter: ISA adapter
FAN: 3490 RPM
Also, I know from experience an updated BIOS can affect performance, too. For these "newer" kernels it can help to have the latest BIOS version. The last one for the T60p was made in 2011.