Is it just my imagination or have my fan speeds increased since installing Mint 7? I previously had a Slackware-based distro on this box and it seems to me, but I cannot be absolutely certain (because I blew away the other distro), that my computer is making more fan noise. I have a CPU fan that can increase its speed depending on heat, and the power supply fan is also like this. I think my video card fan is single speed.
At any rate, I have checked the system resources and even when the CPU is idle at 1% the fans still seem to be running away. There are no wayward processes going and the CPU temperature seems to be normal. However, I do have lots of compiz effects happening. BTW, the CPU is an Athlon XP2500, it is not capable of being throttled.
I just wondered if anyone else has seen increased CPU temps and/or fan speeds with Mint 7 with respect of other OS's they have used....
Any comments appreciated..