Doing nothing else, just idle, and with two fans on the machine, sensors reports:
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Adapter: Virtual device
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1: +72.5°C (high = +70.0°C)
(crit = +115.5°C, hyst = +110.5°C)
Any ideas? I don't understand why the temp would be so high with no (little) CPU.
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I just noticed that my machine occasionally pegs CPU with plasma-desktop running. It seems to be stuck doing something that really eats up the cpu. I even tried nicing the process, to no avail. After reaching temps exceeding 200F, I killed the plasma-desktop process and restarted it. The cpu went back down. I still need two fans to keep it running cool. Any idea why plasma would do that? This is mint 13 KDE by the way.