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#1 2013-02-13 09:35:10

Athanasios1453
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Registered: 2013-02-13
Posts: 4

Overheating Issue

I just started using #! Waldorf and I love it, there is just one problem...It overheats within 20mins of booting up just running Iceweasel and the terminal. I have searched now for 6 hours through the forums here and elsewhere and found some stuff (like lm-sensors/cpu frequency scaling etc..) but none worked. So I broke down and decided to ask the community myself.

My Specs:
Dell XPS M1530 (2008ish)
OS: Crunchbang Linux 11 "Waldorf" 32-bit (for modern pc)
CPU: Dual-Core Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 / 2.2 GHz
Motherboard: Dell 0D501F
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 128MB 8400M
RAM: 4 GB (2x Nanya DDR SDRAM 667)
HDD: Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0GB/s

$ sensors

acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +51.0°C  (crit = +126.0°C)

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:       +51.0°C  (high = +90.0°C, crit = +90.0°C)
Core 1:       +50.0°C  (high = +90.0°C, crit = +90.0°C)

nouveau-pci-0100
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +76.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +110.0°C)

(With ice under it)

It averages 70 degrees Celsius for the first three and 90 degrees for the PCI Adapter otherwise.

Note: It overheat quite a bit with Windows Vista and a little with Linux Mint 14; never this much though.

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#2 2013-02-13 11:22:18

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 838

Re: Overheating Issue

hi Athanasios1453,
welcome to #! and to the community! smile

Have you seen this thread!? It might help you...
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23445

p.s.: if you head over to the Introductions sub-forum you can get a proper welcome...


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#3 2013-02-13 14:04:00

Athanasios1453
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Registered: 2013-02-13
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Re: Overheating Issue

That might do it  smile I'll get over there, thanks.

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#4 2013-02-13 15:09:47

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 838

Re: Overheating Issue

when you have trouble with such tweaking or you succeed in reducing heat emission, please, post back here...
Have an happy crunchin'! wink

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#5 2013-02-13 17:08:25

trench
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Posts: 36

Re: Overheating Issue

Hi this is my first post in crunchbang forum.. for few days I was reading the forums(quite enjoying it),  I
saw your post in active topics  .. & I thought this is the perfect time to register.
I have also got almost the same configuration as yours other than cpu speed and hardisk capacity. I think your only problem is the current gpu driver which is open source (nouveau) . I recommend you to replace it with nvidia driver(proprietary though). Nvidia 8400M model is not well supported by nouveau, it easily gets heated up and may get rise to 90c. In case you are ready to switch to proprietary driver, You can also tweak your gpu settings(not in case nouveau driver)  like mimimize the gpu speed by forcing powermizer performance level( I have set it to lowest),disable gpu hardware acceleration ..lots of others. For tweaking, I recommed you to read this article link.  Hope this helps..

Last edited by trench (2013-02-13 17:15:00)


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#6 2013-02-13 17:26:14

VDP76
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Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 838

Re: Overheating Issue

^ well, that's a good introductory post and a good piece of advice...
Welcome to you too...you're new to #! but, I guess, you're not a newby (!?)..tell us your Linux story here... wink

Athanasios1453, ArchWiki pages are usually valuable references for tweaking...a good way to install Nvidia proprietary driver is by using smxi, check out this how-to written by VastOne...

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#7 2013-02-13 18:47:52

trench
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Registered: 2013-02-13
Posts: 36

Re: Overheating Issue

Thanks for the welcome VDP76  smile  I am not new to #! but surely new to the community. Earlier I had it in my testing machine, but now in my main machine after the january waldrof release. I am very happy with the waldrof stability and will surely put my linux story in introductions thread  smile

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#8 2013-02-18 23:15:40

Athanasios1453
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Registered: 2013-02-13
Posts: 4

Re: Overheating Issue

Thanks guys, I'll have to do that. But for the past few days my laptop's fan has been making a racket, its never done this before. Trench have you had this problem?  hmm

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#9 2013-02-19 06:00:02

trench
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Registered: 2013-02-13
Posts: 36

Re: Overheating Issue

Yes I had this problem Athanasios1453 sad  . With nouveau driver my gpu temperature stays between 90 to 100 C devil ( which automatically starts the fan) but incase of proprietary nvidia driver it stays between 65 to 75 C glasses ( depends upon your room temperature and applications you are using). If the temp still stays hot , there might be some dust which could be preventing the air flow , so make sure your laptop is clean and if possible, always try to keep your laptop above the surface ( like using cooling pad  ) . No matter what linux distribution you use , this overheating issue with the gpu is same. So its not crunchbang fault.  Reply if you stuck somewhere. smile


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