I'm running Mint 14 mate 64bit on a Dell inspiron m5010 laptop with Triple core AMD Phenom II N870 and 6bg of ram. I know amd's run hot but im seeing temps under 5% cpu load from 71c-75c now. I have noticed that my cpu fan does not turn on untill it gets to at least 70c-74c. It cools down to about 66c and then creeps back up.
First i tried clearing any vents of dust with my compressor. Then after that didnt work i took the laptop apart and applied new thermal paste to the processor(ic diamond 7c paste was what i used). I upgraded the bios from A9 to the newer A12 version and nothing changed.
I tried to install fan programs like fan control but they dont seem to work for me.
The fan worked when i was running win7.
I searched google and this forum and came up empty. On google i found a thread about similar issues on a different disto but nothing on mint (http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get- ... lappy.html)
I'm pretty lost here so any help is greatly appreciated. Remember i am a newb so any answers try to make them as simple for me as possible.
here are my hardware specs: (im not sure what you need so ill post everything that came up)
System: Host: jay-Inspiron-M5010 Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2)
Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: Mobo: Dell model: 0WTVYR version: A12 Bios: Dell version: A12 date: 07/19/2011
CPU: Triple core AMD Phenom II N870 -Core (-MCP-) cache: 1536 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 13801.7
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series] bus-ID: 01:05.0
X.Org: 1.12.4 driver: fglrx Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series GLX Version: 3.3.11672 - CPC Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:05.1
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n driver: bcma-pci-bridge bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 640.1GB (26.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9640320AS size: 640.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 582G used: 161G (30%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 6.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 72.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 181 Uptime: 59 min Memory: 1163.6/5715.3MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4