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    Laptop Heats Up Faster

    I just got an Intel core i5 laptop, first thing i did was to install Ubuntu on it, i have observed that the laptop heats up very fast even though am running only Visual Studio code.
    This heating up to 54°C according to the temp monitor when the OS is idle has led to my fan always on, and it drains the batteries faster in like 1-2 hours.
    This really affects my productivity as the battery health as shown by the stats is still healthy.
    The OS sometimes shuts off at the range of 18-24% of battery capacity without warning.

    Please any fix to this

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    Re: Laptop Heats Up Faster

    Quote Originally Posted by dhelafrank View Post
    I just got an Intel core i5 laptop, first thing i did was to install Ubuntu on it, i have observed that the laptop heats up very fast even though am running only Visual Studio code.
    This heating up to 54°C according to the temp monitor when the OS is idle has led to my fan always on, and it drains the batteries faster in like 1-2 hours.
    Thus your laptop machine came with MS windows? If yes, then Linux Ubuntu is not MS Windows and Linux Ubuntu Operating System as what I have observe is very sensitive when it comes to hardware machine. Totally, not the same with MS Windows. Thus the processor fan seems so very noisy and loud? I also encounter this to my laptop machine. The the processor fan is so very loud and very noisy. What I did is just cleaning and put lubricant to the processor heat sink fan. Then, the issue is okay now.
    Quote Originally Posted by dhelafrank View Post
    This heating up to 54°C according to the temp monitor when the OS is idle has led to my fan always on, and it drains the batteries faster in like 1-2 hours.
    In my case, because the fan can't perform normally which is not usual. Can't perform normally maybe because of the build up dust that is why it consumes more power than normal. The fan temp reaches same as yours 54°C and the fan sounds goes wild. But its okay now and the temp reaches only up to 42°C. Hope it helps. Regards and cheers.
    Last edited by mIk3_08; March 17th, 2023 at 06:25 PM.
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    Re: Laptop Heats Up Faster

    It looks like some task is running in the background, preventing CPU throttling and converting battery energy to heat. Use top, htop, task manager or some similar tool to find what it is. Sometimes this is related to graphics drivers. Have you used to additional drivers tool to check for proprietary drivers for your hardware?

    I don't think Visual Studio code is supposed to run a lot of stuff in the background, but I don't use that software myself, so can't be sure.

    What version of Ubuntu did you install? There's no real reason not to use 22.04, unless you really want the latest stuff with 22.10.

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    Re: Laptop Heats Up Faster

    Quote Originally Posted by Impavidus View Post
    I don't think Visual Studio code is supposed to run a lot of stuff in the background, but I don't use that software myself, so can't be sure.
    Totally agree with Impavidus.
    Quote Originally Posted by dhelafrank View Post
    I just got an Intel core i5 laptop, first thing i did was to install Ubuntu on it, i have observed that the laptop heats up very fast even though am running only Visual Studio code.
    This heating up to 54°C according to the temp monitor when the OS is idle has led to my fan always on, and it drains the batteries faster in like 1-2 hours.
    This really affects my productivity as the battery health as shown by the stats is still healthy.
    The OS sometimes shuts off at the range of 18-24% of battery capacity without warning.
    Please any fix to this
    To know details of your Linux Ubuntu Operating System please run this command below in your terminal and paste the results here in thread wrap with code.
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    lsb_release -a
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