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yet another overheating issue [SOLVED]

Postby agvares on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:33 am

i've tried switching to Mint (it was Mint 12) about 6 months ago, but failed to do it due to enormous overheating which made it virtually impossible to run any applications more complex than Gedit.

time had passed, and now i'm back again with Mint 14, but feeling way more determined.

what I face are the following issues:

1) great overheating (and by great I mean that just by doing nothing my CPU temp is floating around 70-75 C, which I find a lot)

2) running multiple applications (let's say Chrome, Skype and Pidgin) results in critical overheating and immediate shutdown of the system

3) due to the stuff listed above, my battery drains in about 10-15 minutes, pretty much turning may laptop into crippled desktop machine

i've got a HP-dv6 laptop (i7, 6gb RAM, dual graphics)

here's the output of lspci:
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Whistler XT [AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series]
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
0d:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
13:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
19:00.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04)


what i've tried to do already:

1) i've edited my grub file to add some "splash" arguments there

2) installed jupiter and powertop

3) tried to upgrade to newer kernels (up to 3.8), btw running anything newer than 3.5 results in both resolution and wi-fi detection fail

4) read lots of forum threads devoted to the topic

so, my question is simple:

what else i might do to become finally able to use Mint as my default OS without the risk of being burned alive by the CPU heat?

thanks in advance

the reason was my dual laptop graphics
Last edited by agvares on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: yet another overheating issue, me

Postby reallyfrustrated on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:16 pm

Please help me connect to someone who can help wint mint 8.

Reply via email to fredandjudi@cableone.net

Any reply via this forum will be wasted time as I will NEVER be able to find it.

Thanx in advance,

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