My laptop overheats

Hello, I have installed OS 11.4 in my laptop and I cant keep my cpus temperature below 72º, this is what i’ve tried:
Bought a coolpad
Set my cpus governors on powersave
Installed and tried powertop
Installed the sensors package

ariel@linux-xo20:~> sensors
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:       +60.0°C                                    
temp2:       +26.8°C                                    

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:      +72.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

coretemp-isa-0001
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 1:      +73.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

My only other reference is Windows XP, there my temperature is between 58º and 63º using a powersave governor. My only experience before this is Ubuntu on a desktop pc, I don’t really know what to do.

My laptop is a Commodore KE-8350MB with an Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 and 2gb of ram

Any info is appreciated

Maybe a application it is. Try ALT+F2 and see which has maximum using.

  • stamostolias wrote, On 04/13/2011 09:36 AM:
    > Maybe a application it is. Try ALT+F2 and see which has maximum using.

You mean “Ctrl+Esc”?
My bet is on kmix, if he’s using KDE :slight_smile:

Uwe

No I mean ALT+F2. I have KDE.

stamostolias wrote:

>
> buckesfeld Wrote:
>> You mean “Ctrl+Esc”?
>
> No I mean ALT+F2. I have KDE.
>
The default setting for ALT+F2 in KDE is to run krunner not the process
monitor.


PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.1 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | Gnome 2.32 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

That’s I mean.

On 04/13/2011 06:06 PM, stamostolias wrote:
>
> No I mean ALT+F2. I have KDE.

Alt+F2 on my KDE machine pops up the run command line…just like it did
in openSUSE 10.x and all other 11.x…

but, maybe it is different in Greece, i do not know…


CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[NNTP via openSUSE 11.3 + KDE4.5.5 + Thunderbird3.1.8]
Q: Why do you upgrade?
A: Because the Gecko is always greener on the other side!
So said k428 in http://is.gd/Pwc3xq

Of course from that you can run the monitor by clicking on the tiny little icon left of the command line. But that should be explained to the OP. Or simply press CTRL+ESC.
Always nice to add a few mouse clicks for the same effect.

On 04/13/2011 07:36 PM, martin helm wrote:
>
> run the monitor by clicking on the tiny little icon left
> of the command line.

WOW, i never saw THAT before!!

it is kinda like top or htop, but grossly dumbed-down and not as
informative…

let me guess, does Win7 have a similar keystroke to a shout a little
multi-faceted application to life with tiny icons to launch a system
monitor, etc?


CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[NNTP via openSUSE 11.3 + KDE4.5.5 + Thunderbird3.1.8]
Q: Why do you upgrade?
A: Because the Gecko is always greener on the other side!
So said k428 in http://is.gd/Pwc3xq

My problem is that I have 72º with only xorg taking tops 4%-10% of the processor according to ksysguard.

If I do start using programs it goes to 80º and more.

Even in windows xp it is quite high temps. I run with 28° and 32° in both windows and openSUSE.

Did you get dust off your laptop fans and grills lately?

@CaZa

I have a notebook with Intel C2D T6670 and the cores run at about 38°C on openSUSE with acpi temp 40-45°C. When the Fan runs, it brings it back down around 40°C or lower.

My “sensors” reports on Fan rpm. Have you run “sensors-detect”? Are you hearing a fan cutting in at any time?

Hi!, well I just took out a thick dust thing out of the fan exit and now im running on 63º thanks for the advice :open_mouth:

Im scared now becouse I don’t know what is the real temperature I should be having maybe I should take it to repair? Becouse Im really far from your temps.

DenverD wrote:

> WOW, i never saw THAT before!!
>
> it is kinda like top or htop, but grossly dumbed-down and not as
> informative…
>
> let me guess, does Win7 have a similar keystroke to a shout a little
> multi-faceted application to life with tiny icons to launch a system
> monitor, etc?
>
No idea if win 7 has something like that, it exists in kde for a very long
time now.
It is not really dumbed down, just the default appearance. It can be
configured to show much more (right click on the columns).


PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.1 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | Gnome 2.32 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

CaZa wrote:

>
> Hi!, well I just took out a thick dust thing out of the fan exit and now
> im running on 63º thanks for the advice :open_mouth:
>
> Im scared now becouse I don’t know what is the real temperature I
> should be having maybe I should take it to repair? Becouse Im really far
> from your temps.
>
Not all notebooks behave the same if it comes to temperature. Sure even 63°
sounds high, but it is far from critical.
The critrical temp is reported to you as 100° whereas on my machine it is
90°.
Can you tell us which notebook you have maybe someone knows what is normal
for this special model?
Mine runs around 47° as I checked it.


PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.1 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | Gnome 2.32 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

  • martin helm wrote, On 04/13/2011 07:36 PM:
    > Of course from that you can run the monitor by clicking on the tiny
    > little icon left of the command line.

Hehe, I didn’t realize that, thanks!

Uwe

CaZa wrote:

>
> Hi!, well I just took out a thick dust thing out of the fan exit and now
> im running on 63º thanks for the advice :open_mouth:
>
> Im scared now becouse I don’t know what is the real temperature I
> should be having maybe I should take it to repair? Becouse Im really far
> from your temps.

I blew out all the vent holes on mine with compressed air (make sure it’s
filtered if you use a compressor - oil in the air will cause all sorts of
grief later) and got quite a cloud out of the fan port. Turned around and
blew the air back into the fan port and got more dust. I had enough crud in
mine to satrt a farm after 3 years of neglect. Runs substantially cooler
now. Big dust bunnies in the fan outlet pretty much imply plenty of dust
inside and it’s a lot more pleasant to use with the crumbs out of the
keyboard :wink:


Will Honea

I will try that!

My laptop was just fine on opensuse 11.3. its max temp was 70 deg, now on opensuse 11.4 laptop switching off temp crossing 90 deg, even on 5-10 % CPU load. earlier i was able to play games. now not able to play any games. Something seriously wrong with OpenSuse 11.4. What to do. please fix it somehow, I am not code developer , otherwise I could have fixed it, please guys. fix it.

hayathms wrote:
> any games. Something seriously wrong with OpenSuse 11.4. What to do.
> please fix it somehow, I am not code developer , otherwise I could have
> fixed it, please guys. fix it.
>
To whom do you speak? In this forum are users not developers.
You have to speak to the developers by adding proper bug reports to the
bugzilla, otherwise nothing will get ever fixed.


PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.3 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.0 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram