[ubuntu-uk] Distro hopping / Laptop running hot

Steve Fisher xirconuk at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 00:14:45 UTC 2011

On 8 January 2011 23:56, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:

> On 08/01/11 21:22, Steve Fisher wrote:
>> My laptop is running hot so I have spent the last couple of weeks
>> distro-hopping on my new Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop to have a look at
>> the competition:
>> Mandriva - I am a refugee from Mandriva, looking bad over on the forums,
>> hardly any one there!  Worked well, hardware recognised (and I know what
>> I am doing!)
>> Fedora - didn't like it, could fry an egg on my trackpad!
> <snip>
> I find that my laptop occasionally runs hot, I tend to throttle it down to
> 1GHz but I do find that Flash (and Thunderbird) tend to hammer the CPU even
> when idle.
> Maybe that doesn't help.
> I also recently replaced my hard drive (I have an Aspire 2920 12" notebook)
> so I could get to the CPU fan when I had the bottom cover of the laptop off,
> I blew the fan and lots of fluff came flying out.  The funny thing is it
> wasn't that long ago since I cleaned it before.  Guess these things just
> attract dust and fluff.
> Oh and you must have a big trackpad, best I could manage is a blob of egg
> white on my trackpad.
> Rob
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Oh all right, a quail's egg maybe, even throttled back to 1.2ghz (lowest
possible) it is still running at around 60 deg C!

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