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    laptop feels hot

    my laptop feels hot

    way hotter than normal. fan is running but not very strong.. laptop shuts down if trying to do anything intensive.

    what can i do to help fan control be better

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    Re: laptop feels hot

    Try opening a terminal and type
    Code:
    top
    See if anything is hogging your processor (%CPU) and then post back.

    Also, if the laptop is more than three years old the fan might need cleaning. I just did mine and it was half choked with fluff. It was fairly easy to do, just three screws to remove the keyboard and two more for the fan.

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    k i did that

    yet ubuntu will not allow me to copy it to post it back


    i will keep trying

    top - 04:22:44 up 1:13, 2 users, load average: 0.48, 0.49, 0.70
    Tasks: 161 total, 1 running, 160 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
    Cpu(s): 3.7%us, 2.9%sy, 0.0%ni, 93.4%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
    Mem: 4120460k total, 1362240k used, 2758220k free, 185716k buffers
    Swap: 4191228k total, 0k used, 4191228k free, 574736k cached

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    1407 root 20 0 103m 85m 11m S 8 2.1 12:16.68 Xorg
    2167 john 20 0 571m 134m 31m S 2 3.3 13:24.90 firefox
    3887 john 20 0 97476 15m 11m S 2 0.4 0:01.55 gnome-terminal
    1884 john 20 0 301m 122m 33m S 2 3.0 7:23.82 compiz
    2947 john 20 0 470m 85m 23m S 1 2.1 7:23.05 plugin-containe
    2040 john 20 0 42776 10m 8776 S 0 0.3 0:00.94 gtk-window-deco
    3790 john 20 0 187m 19m 12m S 0 0.5 0:00.39 gnome-screensho
    3951 john 20 0 2836 1164 880 R 0 0.0 0:00.59 top
    1 root 20 0 3636 2040 1348 S 0 0.0 0:00.70 init
    2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
    3 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.23 ksoftirqd/0
    6 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
    7 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.09 watchdog/0
    8 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/1
    10 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.20 ksoftirqd/1
    12 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.05 watchdog/1
    13 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 cpuset

    finally caught it but it did not like my coppying this


    really thinking i should give up on comercial ubuntu and go back to something a bit more open source

    my lappy is 4 years old, it is a sony laptop, the fan is rattling constantly sounds like a ford v6 running on 2 cylindars... in windows, it ranped up and sounded like it was killing aliens or something,... it does not ramp up at all in ubuntu... it always makes the same klik klik,

    it is a sony sz640e
    Last edited by coffeecat; August 25th, 2012 at 11:11 AM. Reason: Merged 4 consecutive posts made within minutes.

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    Re: laptop feels hot

    Quote Originally Posted by stompinround View Post
    finally caught it but it did not like my coppying this


    really thinking i should give up on comercial ubuntu and go back to something a bit more open source
    Has nothing to do with "commercial" Ubuntu....I can copy my top readout just fine.

    Anyway, your top readout seems just fine. Nothing hogging resources.

    If your fan is making all sorts of noise, theres a high probability that your problems originates there. Have a look at it to see if its clogged up or if there is something interfering with its motion.

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    my fan make no noises at all running ubuntu


    in vista (sorry i hate it, and my cd is scratched too much to restore) it goes from this klik klik everyday bs to like, a helocopter is decending on the house and darkness is here,chop chop....
    it does not do this at all in linux, and if i try to launch anything intensive, the laptop shuts off and that is it... i have to reboot

    \i do not dual boot


    its linux or nothing, i just need it to work
    Last edited by coffeecat; August 25th, 2012 at 11:12 AM. Reason: Merged 2 consecutive posts made within minutes.

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