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    Default 13.1 causes laptop to overheat

    Laptop is a Dell M5010 (acquired approx early 2009), AMD Athlon II P320 X2 @ 2.1 GHz, 3 GB mem. Came from Dell with Win7, I installed openSuse in multiboot. Had not many probs with oS 11 or 12, but with 13.1, machine shows overheating probs. Room at 23C, sensors command shows 82 - 88C. Room at 28C, sensors shows in the 90s, and laptop will shut down.

    Fan is operating correctly, IMO. No fan on startup, within 2 min fan at medium speed, thereafter fan runs howling wide open. Fan outlet vent shows 63C on my infrared gun prior to shutdown. No obvious dust in cooling ducts, have blown and vacuumed from both sides. Laptop is sitting on half-inch spacers to allow max air to inlets.

    I don't believe that it is a mechanical prob (age, drying cpu thermal compound) because running on the Win7 side shows no heat probs. Have installed Core Temp 0.99.8 in Win7, and after rebooting from oS where sensors showed 82C, temp in Win7 drops steadily. At 78C, fan drops to med speed. At 71C, fan on low speed, and stays there. Temp after 15 min is 65C. Core Temp also shows that the cpu speed is modulated from 2100 MHz (200 x 10.5) down to 800 MHz (200 x 4) under light loads (approx 70% of the time).

    Questions:

    1. Does oS 13.1 have a setting for lower perf / lower power?
    2. Does oS 13.1 have a setting for multi-speed or reduced load cpu operation?
    3. Have installed linux computertemp 0.9.6.1-25.1.1 prgm thru yast, but can't seem to figure out how to invoke it (yah, I'm a noob), help?

    Thanks in advance for your help ...

    Jon

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    Default Re: 13.1 causes laptop to overheat

    On Wed 05 Mar 2014 12:26:01 AM CST, reddawg315 wrote:


    Laptop is a Dell M5010 (acquired approx early 2009), AMD Athlon II P320
    X2 @ 2.1 GHz, 3 GB mem. Came from Dell with Win7, I installed openSuse
    in multiboot. Had not many probs with oS 11 or 12, but with 13.1,
    machine shows overheating probs. Room at 23C, sensors command shows 82
    - 88C. Room at 28C, sensors shows in the 90s, and laptop will shut
    down.

    Fan is operating correctly, IMO. No fan on startup, within 2 min fan at
    medium speed, thereafter fan runs howling wide open. Fan outlet vent
    shows 63C on my infrared gun prior to shutdown. No obvious dust in
    cooling ducts, have blown and vacuumed from both sides. Laptop is
    sitting on half-inch spacers to allow max air to inlets.

    I don't believe that it is a mechanical prob (age, drying cpu thermal
    compound) because running on the Win7 side shows no heat probs. Have
    installed Core Temp 0.99.8 in Win7, and after rebooting from oS where
    sensors showed 82C, temp in Win7 drops steadily. At 78C, fan drops to
    med speed. At 71C, fan on low speed, and stays there. Temp after 15
    min is 65C. Core Temp also shows that the cpu speed is modulated from
    2100 MHz (200 x 10.5) down to 800 MHz (200 x 4) under light loads
    (approx 70% of the time).

    Questions:

    1. Does oS 13.1 have a setting for lower perf / lower power?
    2. Does oS 13.1 have a setting for multi-speed or reduced load cpu
    operation?
    3. Have installed linux computertemp 0.9.6.1-25.1.1 prgm thru yast, but
    can't seem to figure out how to invoke it (yah, I'm a noob), help?

    Thanks in advance for your help ...

    Jon


    Hi
    Have a look at setting the radeon driver to low, see;
    https://forums.opensuse.org/entry.ph...-power_profile

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    Default Re: 13.1 causes laptop to overheat

    Sister had laptop with ATI card that overheated until I installed the ATI proprietary drivers (https://en.opensuse.org/AMD).

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    Default Re: 13.1 causes laptop to overheat

    On 2014-11-03 07:26, boombatower wrote:
    >
    > Sister had laptop with ATI card that overheated until I installed the
    > ATI proprietary drivers (https://en.opensuse.org/AMD).


    If it is the CPU, look at "pm-profiler -x". Then you could try
    "pm-profiler --set-active-profile balanced_low_latency", or
    "powersaving" if not sufficient.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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