High CPU Usage

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merks
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High CPU Usage

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Hi, I'm new to Linux and using the Cinnamon Edition 19.1. I've done all the updates and when I'm using my PC in daily tasks,sometimes it gets hot, especially when watching videos online (sometimes when just surfing) and even it does not get hot, the fans are running noticeably high(than it should in daily tasks like surfing). I did not notice this on Windows, and did notice this on Ubuntu 18.10 which is why I switched to Mint. Thanks in advance.
(I'm using MSI PE2QE Prestige Laptop)
Hoser Rob
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Re: High CPU Usage

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The computer make/model isn't enough info, copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz
Installing Mint, which is Ubuntu based (18.10 will be similar to 19.1), isn't really a great way to fix Ubuntu problems but Mint is a great beginner distro.
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Re: High CPU Usage

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It may just be you could use some new thermal paste on the cpu/gpu, maybe clean fan & heat sink too.
merks
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Re: High CPU Usage

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Hoser Rob wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:28 am
The computer make/model isn't enough info, copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz
Installing Mint, which is Ubuntu based (18.10 will be similar to 19.1), isn't really a great way to fix Ubuntu problems but Mint is a great beginner distro.
Yeah, I know it is Ubuntu based but I read Mint has less problems, wasn't a solution at the end :)
output for inxi -Fxz :

System:
Host: merks-pc Kernel: 4.18.0-14-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa
base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: PE60 2QE v: REV:1.0
serial: <filter>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16J2 v: REV:0.B serial: <filter>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16J2IMS.119 date: 07/05/2016
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 37.4 Wh condition: 37.4/42.4 Wh (88%) model: MSI BIF0_9
status: Full
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-5700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Broadwell rev: 1 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 43101
Speed: 1319 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1299 2: 1297
3: 1298 4: 1297 5: 1297 6: 1297 7: 1297 8: 1297
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5600 vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915
v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5600 (Broadwell GT2)
v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.2 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0
Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.0-14-generic
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4000
bus ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: alx v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 04:00.0
IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 21.78 GiB (1.9%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO M.2 250GB
size: 232.89 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS721010A9E630
size: 931.51 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 227.74 GiB used: 21.78 GiB (9.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: 27.8 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 242 Uptime: 50m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.47 GiB (9.4%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19
inxi: 3.0.27
merks
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Re: High CPU Usage

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sleeper12 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:12 pm
It may just be you could use some new thermal paste on the cpu/gpu, maybe clean fan & heat sink too.
Okay, I'll try it if I can't find a soft solution. Thanks. :)
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Re: High CPU Usage

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merks wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:13 am
sleeper12 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:12 pm
It may just be you could use some new thermal paste on the cpu/gpu, maybe clean fan & heat sink too.
Okay, I'll try it if I can't find a soft solution. Thanks. :)
Just a heads up, if your laptop is still under warranty, have MSI do it. If you open it up yourself, it will void the warranty.
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