Windows cool now linux hot (temperature) on my laptop
mfrederico at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 11:43:21 MDT 2007
Thanks for the response Shane.
How did you find out what the video card temperature is?
I have the proprietary nvidia drivers installed -
[Gnome] applications -> system tools -> NVIDIA X Server Settings
There is an option there for Thermal Monitor
This page has the specs for your laptop:
Yeah, I saw that page ... Unfortunately doesn't shed any light - and
neither did HP tech support. I guess I'll just run windows. After all,
its just a tool to get a specific job done .. right?
Are you running one of the 3D window managers, such as Compiz or Beryl?
> They use OpenGL for everything. I've heard that Windows Vista also
> uses 3D everywhere, but I don't know if that's true. On a laptop, it's
> better to stick with something simpler like GNOME, KDE, or XFCE.
I run gnome, and Beryl lets me turn on the eye-candy just fine. If I am
running it or not, it still gets piping hot.
I bet I am missing some key power-saving mode or something.
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