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Laptop and Mint

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:02 pm
by k8wdx
I have a Laptop, with Mint on it, it is an HP I7 pc 8 gigs of ram, why does it run at 60C at idle? Not that it is hot, but a lot warmer than when Windows 7 was on it, with Windows 7 under heavy load only got up to 31C and at idle 21C. So why? I already fried one laptop because of this, not interested in frying a brand new one. I have tried so many things, and so far nota... Tom

Re: Laptop and Mint

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:21 am
by passerby
1) What model of HP laptop is it?
2) Does it have a dedicated graphics card? (re: switchable graphics)
4) What version of Mint? Both the desktop environment and the version number.
3) Try out TLP: ... fe-in.html

HP isn't really known for having good compatibility with Linux OS's. Or at least that was the case; might have improved.
Laptops with switchable graphics can reduce power consumption and thus heat by switching off the graphics card when not needed.
Desktop environments that are heavier on graphics, such as Cinnamon, will usually run hotter than those that don't, such as MATE and XFCE.

Re: Laptop and Mint

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:59 am
by kurotsugi
interesting. there are other user have been reported similar issue with intel chip. it might related with intel's famous power regression on new kernels.