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by ZakGordon
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My PC overheats
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: My PC overheats

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=271175 Just thought i'd give you that link as it has some details of my experience with overheating under Mint and might give some tips on what to do and look for. I have no total solution as of yet but my post in the link gives some possible ideas t...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help With Temps - Laptop Slowly Gets Hotter and Hotter!
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Need Help With Temps - Laptop Slowly Gets Hotter and Hotter!

I have no software fix but found adding additional external fans to blow into my PC case (on laptops) did help a bit. However be very careful, one of the laptops ( an older high end HP Pavilion HDX) i left unattended and that hit +100 degrees C before shutting itself down and after a month (while i ...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint doesn't boot. Displays errors
Replies: 24
Views: 330

Re: Mint doesn't boot. Displays errors

Also it might be handy to include the results from typing:

inxi -Fxz

into your terminal. Check the topped thread 'How to get help' for other tips to better get help.
by ZakGordon
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Shutting Down and Rebooting?
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Linux Mint Shutting Down and Rebooting?

How do you install the psensor application? Menu>Administration>Software Manager Then when the Software Manager has opened it's main menu, do a search for psensor and you will get options to download and install it. Having said that, IF this an overheating issue, and IF you really do not have any t...
by ZakGordon
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Shuts Down Randomly
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Linux Mint Shuts Down Randomly

Yeah it is looking like you might have a memory fault (which would require new RAM). However you might also want to check your operational temps. I see from one of your posts it reports a CPU temp of 60.0 degrees C, which is ok (if a little on the high side) but might be the lowest point on boot up ...
by ZakGordon
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: SSD overheating

Not had an issue with Psensor (the graphical GUI tool) myself, as that just displays temps (rather than controls fans). I run Mint on two laptops and both would get too hot vs them running under a Windows environment. One (this one i use for internet) has just an on-board graphics solution (An Acer ...
by ZakGordon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: SSD overheating

Just to say that in general i find my machines run hotter under Linux Mint than they do under windows. It seems to vary as to why and when, but overall yes Linux Mint runs a bit hotter (sometimes quite a bit). I use extra external fans to increase the airflow to help keep temps ok.
by ZakGordon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 18.1 slower than Windows10?
Replies: 28
Views: 5108

Re: Linux mint 18.1 slower than Windows10?

..... As far as Dota2 is concerned, it makes sense. Dota2 on Windows 10 is optimized for DirectX 12, which makes the processing involved to run the game much less taxing on the hardware itself. DirectX is Windows exclusive, so no such luck for Linux at all. In short, this means that Dota2 is ENTIRE...
by ZakGordon
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 208
Views: 22040

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

With all the various threads about confusion over upgrading the kernal, i'm kind of surprised this thread has not be 'stickied', if only for a few months while people get to grips with migrating their systems?
by ZakGordon
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 208
Views: 22040

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

An Acer Travelmate 5730 (Intel Centrino) running Mint 17.1 32bit, all running well and correct after update from kernel 3.13.0-100 to 4.4.0-109.

Thanks for the guide Xenopeek.
by ZakGordon
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Overheating after desktop's been turned on for a long time
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Overheating after desktop's been turned on for a long time

I had just spent 450 dollars 3 years ago on that best CPU AMD had at the time (other than those for servers which are made to be paired up like Xeons). On top of the desktop is a rather large hole that came with the box, to push the air out of the box. Yet, right now the desktop since a week , is N...
by ZakGordon
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why is computer fan blowing & overheating in "suspend"??
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Why is computer fan blowing & overheating in "suspend"??

monitor your temps closely. I have had over-heating issues on both laptops i run Mint on, one is manageable (max 70-80 degrees C), the other got so hot it auto-shutdown at 102 degrees C! That laptop eventually died. So proceed with caution and investigate your temps situation.
by ZakGordon
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best Current Browser Options for 32bit Mint users?
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Best Current Browser Options for 32bit Mint users?

So my wife likes her facebook games, and that had been working ok on the current browsers she had installed until recently. Mostly Slimjet was used, but now some of those games seem to have a problem running at full functionality and it seems it is likely a browser issue. Browsers tried so far: Pale...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Differences between versions / editions? [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 5104

Re: Differences between versions / editions?

Does Linux Mint or Ubuntu or any other Linux OS have a "Device Manager" such as in Windows? I was looking and only found everything separate which showed if it was recognized and had a driver. Not really, and as an ex-windows user myself i found that difficult to deal with. I used the 'Software Man...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: OK to use latest version on legacy h/w? (circa 2004)
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: OK to use latest version on legacy h/w? (circa 2004)

Discreet GPU's have been my only issue really, getting the correct drivers to work etc. I run a 32 bit 17.1 Cinnamon on older hardware (probably in the same age group as the PC you plan to use it on), and while these are both laptops and both should probably be running XFCE (the 'Centrino' CPU is pr...
by ZakGordon
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chromium pages show untrusted (hint?)
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Chromium pages show untrusted

Version 59.0.3071.109 (Developer Build) Built on Ubuntu , running on LinuxMint 17.1 (32-bit) I'm using cinnamon and that's what i get in the 'about chromium' section, and no connection issues like you seem to be getting. I don't use Chromium much in truth, it's sort of a back-up browser. You could ...
by ZakGordon
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]My Newbie question of the Month: How to copy a file to another location?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: My Newbie question of the Month: How to copy a file to another location?

You need to do cd Downloads (relative path) ....... Now reissue the command. Ah ok thanks that was what i needed to do, and even after running the command and getting no readout ('file copied' or whatever) the new file had indeed gone into the correct Slimjet directory and replaced the old. Thanks ...
by ZakGordon
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]My Newbie question of the Month: How to copy a file to another location?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

[SOLVED]My Newbie question of the Month: How to copy a file to another location?

So i have been using the Slimjet browser for a while now, mostly for viewing youtube content as it seems to handle that better that Firefox (last time i checked). Anyway i just installed the latest version of Slimjet using the .deb package (this seems to work best for Linux Mint even though on the S...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 10893

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

Just a little update on some of the specifics people have been noticing with a Ryzen build, this one a more detailed look at memory that works as intended: https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-7-agesa-1006-performance-update-review,9.html And here is a list of those that 'passed' with tha...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 10893

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

I would actually argue the opposite of your RAM argument. I have always used RAM at a lower clock than the advertised speeds. This adds longevity to the component. This same reason is why I do not overclock my CPU's anymore. OC'ing is in general always for the 'leet gaming crowd', and as those are ...

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