I am a new Linux user since 4-5 months back and I have a cpu temperature problem with my acer E1-572.
My computer has dual boot windows7 and Linux mint mate 18.3. In windows my cpu temperature is around 36-39 degrees Celsius in idle.. but in Linux it is pendeling between 49 to 53 degrees(cpu load between 1-3%). When I just browsing the web the temperature gets up to around 70degrees(cpu load around 20-35%).. but not in windows.. then it's stable around 43-45C. I use Firefox both in windows and linux.
In linux i doesn't have a lot of programs installed, just a basic Mint mate with home office network setup.. In windows i have a few desktop gadgets, microsoft office 2010, Avast antivirus and a few lightweight pc-games..
So my windows installation should be more demanding then my Linux installation.... but it is the other way around instead
So why is my cpu temperature so much higher in Linux?
Is there anything I can do to make it go cooler?
The fan is working (I can hear it spinning up and down) and it's newly cleaned.
Intel i5-4200U x64
Graphics Intel HD 4400
HDD 750Gb SATA
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2 ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: Aspire-E1-572 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: Mobo: Acer model: EA50_HW v: V2.13 Bios: Insyde v: V2.13 date: 11/21/2013 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-4200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9178 clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 2300 MHz 2: 2300 MHz 3: 2393 MHz 4: 2389 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 01:00.0 IF: enp1s0f0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 1160.2GB (61.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9160412AS size: 160.0GB ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Desktop size: 1000.2GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 62G used: 46G (78%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.31GB used: 3.95GB (63%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 228 Uptime: 30 days Memory: 5045.4/5849.9MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35