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    Laptop Heating Up

    I've been noticing on my HP Pavilion m6-1045dx that its been overheating on the left corner side of my computer. I've installed everything imaginable spent countless hours on end looking through google. I'm not quiet sure what the problem is.

    The problem doesn't seem persistent while I use windows 7 and the temps are low but once going over to Ubuntu after some use it seems to average at a hotter temperature and its uncomfortable to place wrist anywhere near it.

    I'm up for trying anything any help is appreciated. I'd like to move to Ubuntu fully.


    Specs of computer:
    64bit
    8gb ram
    core i5
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    ivy bridge

    Thanks!

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    Re: Laptop Heating Up

    I guess you might have CPU-intensive processes running in Ubuntu.
    Check for such guzzlers by "top"

    [Open terminal and type "top"
    without quotes]
    Kill useless processes

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    Re: Laptop Heating Up

    Quote Originally Posted by ranger1021994 View Post
    I guess you might have CPU-intensive processes running in Ubuntu.
    Check for such guzzlers by "top"

    [Open terminal and type "top"
    without quotes]
    Kill useless processes
    All that runs is Chrome or Firefox. This happens on other linux distro's as well. Don't know if its incompatible hardware in my laptop or what.

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    Re: Laptop Heating Up

    You could check for new drivers.

    In 10.04, that is System.Administration.Hardware Drivers.

    Maybe someone knows where that is in 12.n.

    My laptop ran its fans high continuously until I did that.

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    Re: Laptop Heating Up

    Quote Originally Posted by holiday View Post
    You could check for new drivers.

    In 10.04, that is System.Administration.Hardware Drivers.

    Maybe someone knows where that is in 12.n.

    My laptop ran its fans high continuously until I did that.

    Hardware drivers doesn't display any drivers for me to activate. Wish it did. I'd love to figure out what's causing this problem.

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    Re: Laptop Heating Up

    Start by posting the full output of (edit: do it when the computer seems HOT !):

    Code:
    sensors

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