messmanager wrote:How strange. I always thought overheating was more than likely due to CPU fan failure or maybe something like over dried cooling paste. I'd never heard of it connected to an instalation of a, or any, distro.
I've only ever encountered that in a desktop when I inadvertantly forgot to apply paste. It might be advisable to check your own cooling paste as this can dry over time. Appologies if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs, but it may be something you had not thought of.
jmcook79 wrote:Thanks for the replies everyone. I have an Acer 5534 with an AMD Athlon X2 dual core processor with each core running at 1197.00 MHz. My VGA controller is a Mobility Radeon HD 3200 and I use the Nvidia drivers. I ran the last temp test on mint 13 while browsing the web and watching a video...when completely idle the temps are even lower at an average of 30 degrees celcius!
I've decided to just stick to the LTS releases anyway because somehow when I tried reinstalling Mint 13, my MBR got screwed up and between fixing that and restoring all my backups it took several hours. I don't have the time to worry about doing these things and just want a stable OS to use and not worry about upgrading every six months!
It still would be interesting to know the cause of this though, I'll read the Ubuntu release notes and see what I can find.
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