Windows cool now linux hot (temperature) on my laptop
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.
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:
> 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
>> 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,
>> 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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