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    Laptop Running Hot Under Hardy

    Hello there.

    I have a dell d620 notebook, which was previously running feisty fawn and running silent.

    Using the CPU frequency selector I clocked it down to 1ghz and this made the notebook run silently with very little CPU fan - all good stuff.

    However on going up to hardy heron ive noticed that the fan is constantly running and the notebook is much louder, generating more heat.

    Has anyone had any similar experiences and/or possible remedies, as I’m on the road a lot and for the last year a linux laptop has changed my life in terms of battery.

    Regards,
    Tom

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    Re: Laptop Running Hot Under Hardy

    you could try tips mentioned in www.lesswatts.org

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    Re: Laptop Running Hot Under Hardy

    Alas, the link and site nolonger work, lol, but thanks for the tip!

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    Re: Laptop Running Hot Under Hardy

    If you've run 7.04 on the machine it means that it's likely overdue for a cleaning. I have recommended (and it has helped) many times that people buy some compressed air and thoroughly spray out every vent on the machine. It makes a HUGE difference if the machine is more than a few months old.
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

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    Re: Laptop Running Hot Under Hardy

    Quote Originally Posted by vor View Post
    If you've run 7.04 on the machine it means that it's likely overdue for a cleaning. I have recommended (and it has helped) many times that people buy some compressed air and thoroughly spray out every vent on the machine. It makes a HUGE difference if the machine is more than a few months old.
    Yeh, Ive tried this, but to no avail

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