my dell d820 runs HOT! cooling/powersaving tips?

Matt Price matt.price at utoronto.ca
Thu Sep 27 16:23:08 UTC 2007


On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 17:05 +0100, Darren.Mansell at opengi.co.uk wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-users-
> > bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Matt Price
> > Sent: 27 September 2007 16:30
> > To: ubuntu
> > Subject: my dell d820 runs HOT! cooling/powersaving tips?
> > 
> > So, i'd like to reduce my power consumption and also make sure
> > everything's running at a safe temperature.  can people suggest tools
> > and tips to do that?  it'd be especially great if there were something
> i
> > could do about the graphics chip, which is an nvidia GeForce Go 7400.
> > I'd also appreciate help powering down the other parts of the
> computer,
> > which include a core duo processor, an intel 3945abg wireless card,
> and
> > various other bits. 

> _______________________________________________________________________
> 
> Is your CPU actually scaling? Enable the gnome scaling applet and see.
> 
thanks.  yes, scaling is enabled and my power usage is still way higher
than i'd like.  

mat

-- 
Matt Price
History Dept
University of Toronto
matt.price at utoronto.ca
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