Windows cool now linux hot (temperature) on my laptop

Kimball Larsen kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Mon Mar 19 11:49:54 MDT 2007


Out of curiosity, have you tried any liveCDs from another distro?  I  
would be interested to see what the latest Ubuntu release does.

-- Kimball 



On Mar 19, 2007, at 11:43 AM, Matthew Frederico wrote:

> 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:
>>
>> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument? 
>> docname=c00771290&cc=us&dlc
>
>
> 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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