Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: No CPU throttling after update to 19.10. Overheating instead.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Beans
    2

    No CPU throttling after update to 19.10. Overheating instead.

    When I place my system under load, my CPU cores keep getting hotter until I get a PC speaker alarm at 90 degrees (temperatures checked via psensor).
    thermald seems to be running, but I don't think it's throttling - I don't see any messages via dmesg (is that where I should look?).


    This has been a problem since updating to Xubuntu 19.10. Xubuntu 19.04 had no thermal issues.

    Specs:
    OS: xubuntu 19.10
    Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-23-generic (x86_64)
    CPU: Intel i3-3220
    Mobo: Gigabyte H77M-D3H
    GPU: Radeon RX 480 (drivers via oibaf "graphics-drivers" ppa)

    Thermald Query:
    Code:
    sudo systemctl status thermald.service
    Code:
    ● thermald.service - Thermal Daemon Service
       Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/thermald.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
       Active: active (running) since Thu 2019-12-05 14:30:13 NZDT; 7h ago
     Main PID: 800 (thermald)
        Tasks: 2 (limit: 4915)
       Memory: 6.1M
       CGroup: /system.slice/thermald.service
               └─800 /usr/sbin/thermald --no-daemon --dbus-enable
    
    Dec 05 14:30:13 sikryl systemd[1]: Started Thermal Daemon Service.
    Dec 05 14:30:13 sikryl thermald[800]: [WARN]13 CPUID levels; family:model:stepping 0x6:3a:9 (6:58:9)
    Dec 05 14:30:13 sikryl thermald[800]: [WARN]Polling mode is enabled: 4
    Dec 05 14:30:14 sikryl thermald[800]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/etc/thermald/thermal-conf.xml"
    Dec 05 14:30:14 sikryl thermald[800]: [WARN]error: could not parse file /etc/thermald/thermal-conf.xml
    Dec 05 14:30:14 sikryl thermald[800]: [WARN]sysfs open failed
    Dec 05 14:30:14 sikryl thermald[800]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/etc/thermald/thermal-conf.xml"
    Dec 05 14:30:14 sikryl thermald[800]: [WARN]error: could not parse file /etc/thermald/thermal-conf.xml
    Dec 05 14:30:14 sikryl thermald[800]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/etc/thermald/thermal-conf.xml"
    Dec 05 14:30:14 sikryl thermald[800]: [WARN]error: could not parse file /etc/thermald/thermal-conf.xml
    I read that the failure to load /etc/thermald/thermal-conf.xml should not be an issue.


    Does anyone know how I should go about fixing this?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by xaxazak; December 5th, 2019 at 10:36 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Coquitlam, B.C. Canada
    Beans
    2,779
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: No CPU throttling after update to 19.10. Overheating instead.

    There was a similar case, involving the same kernel version, just the other day.
    The temporary solution was to use kernel 5.3.0-19 instead.
    Any follow-up information on your issue would be appreciated. Please have the courtesy to report back.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Beans
    2

    Re: No CPU throttling after update to 19.10. Overheating instead.

    I tried downgrading to 5.3.0-19 and it broke my graphics - it might be because I'm using oibaf video drivers, not sure.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Beans
    27

    Re: No CPU throttling after update to 19.10. Overheating instead.

    What? Is your computer passive cooled. If you have a good cooler & no dust in the computer it shouldn't need to throttle the cpu to stop it melting.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •