High Temperature problem

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Re: High Temperature problem

Postby deeniel on Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:19 pm

My bad english and my low pc knowledge didnt made me understood all xD so whats the problem with -128° i dont have any video proble, if i keep like this will be there any problem? else how can i i revert this last command then?
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Re: High Temperature problem

Postby bigj231 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:01 pm

There isn't a problem, but if you try to monitor your GPU temperature, then it will always read -128°C. I think some mobile GPUs don't have temperature sensors, and yours could be one of them. I think that my 4870X2 always reads -128°C on the second chip.
What I meant by "The chip cannot work if it's -128°C," is that the minimum operating temperature of the GPU is above 0°C. It won't work below that temperature.
The rest of my post was actually the important information. I was just making sure you knew that the temperature sensor on your GPU was not working.

I don't think PowerXpress works with and Intel/ATI system. I know that I could never get it to work correctly with an ATI/ATI system (HD4200/HD5650M). It's been a year since I've used that laptop though since the screen died and the hinge broke.
Take a look at this Ubuntu forums post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1974521
You might try installing FGLRX directly from ATI, but be warned, I have broken my system doing it this way: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Precise_Installation_Guide
You might take a look at this Ubuntu forums post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1974521
I wish you luck. I know exactly how frustrating this is.
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Re: High Temperature problem

Postby AlbertP on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:32 am

OK, so this is a muxed hybrid laptop. AMD has already dropped support for muxed hybrid in their Linux driver long ago. You can however just put this in your /etc/rc.local file, to get the ATI GPU turned off every time you boot:
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echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

Usually only computers with a Radeon HD 4000 series or older GPU used this "muxed" technology.

@bigj231 Intel/ATI or AMD/ATI does not matter, both work in the "muxless" version. About the temperature sensor, that's probably just a driver bug. Any laptop card should have a sensor for fan control.
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