I really want to ditch Windows especially with their current Win 10 shenanigans and am loving Linux, but can't find a solution for the overheating on my laptop. I've installed the various sensor and battery monitor to switch between performance and power-save, but nothing seems to make any difference, my temps slowly creep up until it feels like you can cook an egg on my keyboard, even when reading a page on Firefox. I've tried Top in Terminal but nothing seems resource hungry.
I'm aware my laptop does need a clean, but I get absolutely no issues when using Win 10 unless I'm doing lots of photo editing.
I ran Sensors and pasted in the results at the bottom, I've been using Mint for about twenty minutes and it's already prepping to cook my dinner.... (And the fan is preparing for lift-off)
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Kernel: 4.13.0-41-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) on Cinnamon Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: Mobo: Dell model: Dell Precision M3800 v: A10 Bios: Dell v: A10 date: 08/17/2015 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-4712HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 18357 clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 2449 MHz 2: 2094 MHz 3: 2049 MHz 4: 2110 MHz 5: 2180 MHz 6: 2573 MHz 7: 2079 MHz 8: 2346 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: NVIDIA GK107GLM [Quadro K1100M] bus-ID: 02:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-41-generic Network: Card: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 06:00.0 IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 756.2GB (2.8% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 256.1GB ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 500.1GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 65G used: 15G (24%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.12GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 245 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 2360.5/11912.1MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 67.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Adapter: Virtual device Processor Fan: 2400 RPM Video Fan: 2400 RPM CPU: +69.0°C acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +27.8°C (crit = +105.0°C) temp2: -266.3°C (crit = +105.0°C) dell_smm-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device Processor Fan: 2300 RPM Video Fan: 2400 RPM CPU: +74.0°C acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +27.8°C (crit = +105.0°C) temp2: -265.8°C (crit = +105.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Package id 0: +77.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 0: +71.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 1: +72.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 2: +76.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 3: +75.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)