when i ran xp on my laptop for a few weeks i noticed that the fans were
almost always on. ...not that there was an error causing the fans to be on,
but the processor was so active that it created so much heat. i didn't even
do anything that intense. pretty much the same stuff i do in linux.
my laptop hardly ever has the fans turn on. actually, the ONLY Time they
ever came on was when i compiled something and the cpu was at 100% for more
than 10 seconds. after putting the fan plugin on for gkrellm, my fans are on
>From: DevilKin <devilkin-ml@...>
>Subject: Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Why does my Inspiron run so hot under
>Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 13:54:08 +0100
>On Friday 22 February 2002 13:10, therut74 wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I use a Dell Inspiron 4100 with a dual boot of XP and Red Hat 7.2
> > When I'm using Windows, surfing, the cpu temp rarely gets higher
> > than 40 degrees celsius and the fan(s) only start when I'm playing a
> > dvd or a game.
> > Under Linux however, even though I'm only surfing, the fans start
> > after only about 15 minutes. Even after a cold start. Why is this?
> > (I haven't gotten the I8krellm plugin working yet, so I don't know
> > the cpu temp.) When I boot back into windows and quickly check the
> > temp sometimes it reads 60 or more degrees celsius.
>You can compile the i2c and lm_sensors and use that to check your
> > I have another question: is there anyway for me to see if hardware
> > acceleration of my Geforce2Go card has been activated. Dragging
> > windows around the desktop isn't very smooth.
>check /proc/nv/card0, it should all be in there.
> > Thanks,
> > TheRut
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