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Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby Reaper29 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:40 pm

I have a HP DV2610us laptop that i have Mint 6 x64 installed on. Im having a problem, i have lmsensor installed, and its saying my processor are reading 62c on core 1 and 65c on core 2. When i run terminal and use the "sensors" command, i get this:
matt@DV2610us ~ $ sensors
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +62.0°C (crit = +120.0°C)
temp2: +65.0°C (crit = +120.0°C)

k8temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
Core0 Temp: +59.0°C
Core0 Temp: +56.0°C
Core1 Temp: +60.0°C
Core1 Temp: +54.0°C

What i have noticed, is that my fan does not come on. Mint has been installed on this laptop for almost a month now. Its a new laptop, and i know the fan is working fine, as it did perfectly when it was running on Vista. Theres no fan setting on the bios, so i dont know what to do.

Is my laptop overheating? earlier i seen the temp rise to 102c. Please help me with this one, as i dont want to do any harm to my hardware. Thanks in advance.

Also, i have searched a few sites and couldnt find an accurate fix/way for this to be corrected.
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby newW2 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:12 am

I see this listed as a bug in launchpad:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/292374

I don't know if this post will help or not, but take a look here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... u+temp+fan
http://www.cvjb.de/comp/linux/debian/i8kmon
Good luck. I'll keep looking out for something.
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby Reaper29 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:10 am

thanks for the reply, i will check it out.

when i try to install i8kutils. this is what i get:
matt@DV2610us ~ $ sudo apt-get install i8kutils
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package i8kutils
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby newW2 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:22 am

That's what others have reported as well. I didn't find any fix that worked for many people. A couple indicated that a bios update fixed it. I haven't installed Linux Mint 6 on my HP laptop yet. Reading all of those posts leads me to believe it may not be a good idea. Maybe a test install tomorrow when I can stay awake. :?
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby newW2 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:19 am

REaper29, give this a try:
Re: laptop temperature/fan? (Toshiba)
I've got a Toshiba L305-S5933 running 64-bit 8.10 and I had the same problem. After much googling, I found this fix that worked for me. Add
Code:

acpi_osi="Linux"

to the kernel boot options in grub. My fan now turns on (low speed) at about 50°C and turns off around 35°C.


Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... u+temp+fan
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby Reaper29 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:50 pm

thanks for all the help so far newW2. i have added acpi_osi="Linux" to my grub file, and still not turning on, my temps are 61c and 64c. maybe it need to get a bit hotter, cause it dont feel hot all, barely warm, and seeing that the processor critical temp is 120c, maybe it has to rise a bit more.

but so far, not working..lol.. do you think i should to the bios update? if there is one available.

also, im going to remove what i have added to the grub file, there problem was it spinning to much and not slowing down, my problem, is the fan not turning on...lol
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby newW2 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:51 am

I have an HP Pavilion dv6910us. Once I'm logged-on the fan rpm reduces, to the point where I need to get my ear on the lat top to hear the fan. If the processor I have tried to really task it but the temp hasn't gone much over 55-degrees C. To make monitoring easy, I installed lm-senors and sensors-applet. Then added the hardware montior to gnome panel. most of the time a idle or some email and surfing the temp stays under 39-degrees C. The only thing I've had to do was add "hpet=disable" to the boot line in menu.lst. I needed that because the system stalls on boot without it. There's a post about hpet here:
http://kerneltrap.org/node/6750
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby Reaper29 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:27 am

i tried it and still nothing, i know my fan is not coming on because just at idle is stays around 60c. im going to try and reload linux from scratch and see what happens. hopefully it will fix.
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby Reaper29 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:21 pm

well i reformatted and reinstalled mint, and i have nothing still...i hear the harddrive spinning but not the fan.
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby Reaper29 on Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:01 pm

hey newW2, check this out and tell me what you think. i had posted a thread on ubuntu forums and this is what i have so far.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1085258&page=4

check and read all that link first. now, i have gotten my fan to come on and my temps stay below 50c during use. but i have done it running powersave. which i have been told is a kde program. does this matter? its still working for me. but if you read in page 4 of that thread, you will see that someone found a bug fix for i8kutils for the 64bit edition. he telling me to create it from source, i have no clue what that means.

so what do you think?
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby newW2 on Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:47 pm

You can run kde on gnome. If this is working for you I'd keep it. There are many who like k3b for burning CD/DVD media. And Amarok - some would say enough said.
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby Reaper29 on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:59 am

newW2 wrote:You can run kde on gnome. If this is working for you I'd keep it. There are many who like k3b for burning CD/DVD media. And Amarok - some would say enough said.


sounds good..thanks for all your previous help. everything going good...been on the laptop doing quite a few things and my processors havent gone over 52c..and on idle, its in the high 30s..
thanks again.
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby muse5187 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:46 am

I own an HP DV6000, and since I have switched it from vista to mint the temperature and noise has been reduced drastically. Maybe try a liveCD of another distro and see if they still will not come on.
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Re: Laptop Overheating Problem...

Postby Reaper29 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:51 am

i actually got it to work..but then i reformatted and installed the new Mint 6 KDE...and i have no problems at all.
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