[ubuntu-uk] Diagnostics tools
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sun Oct 3 13:01:43 BST 2010
On 03/10/10 12:40, Stephen Garton wrote:
> My work laptop is a reasonably new (2 years old) dual core unit, and
> regularly runs at >70C (normally when running Java apps or converting
> video. I have to set the CPU frequency to 2/3 to get it to cool down!
The problem with laptops is that due to the limited space inside the
unit the heatsink and fan isn't very big. For instance I have an Acer
Aspire 2920 (12.1" notebook with Core 2 Duo 2GHz), when it's running at
full speed it does get hot and the fans kick in but the actual heatsink
and fan assembly is quite small, less metal than what you'd get with a
stock fan on a desktop.
I'm assuming here that Javadayaz has a desktop, and a desktop running at
high temperatures like that isn't going to do it much good. If he's got
an Intel CPU then the CPU will throttle down to a slower speed to cool
down a bit but AFAIK if it's an AMD CPU it won't throttle down, at least
not by much unless Cool 'n' Quiet is enabled.
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