Overheating Laptop

Pastor JW pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org
Sat Jun 14 20:00:32 UTC 2008

On Saturday 14 June 2008 11:43:42 am Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-06-14 at 12:20 -0400, Keith Clark wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-06-14 at 09:10 -0700, Pastor JW wrote:
> >
> > Nope, I just tried an experiment and loaded Windows XP.  No issues, the
> > fan slows right down and run quietly.  Under Linux it is always at full
> > blast.
> Run top or htop and see what is using up the cpu cycles.  If the fan is
> running fast and the laptop still overheats, then the cpu is active. I
> had this problem once with an IBM laptop when the fan was not quite up
> to snuff to keep the cpu temp down.

Top ought to tell you alright, if something is hogging all the cpu cycles, 
wouldn't the system logs show what was causing the errors?  Xorg takes the 
most cpu time on my system but it never remains the same.  It drops off to 
nearly nothing at times and jumps up while opening screens.  I run KDE on my 
machine so have KSystemLog but surely Gnome has something similar.

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276

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