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#1 2013-01-19 17:22:09

DarkSwordmaster
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Registered: 2013-01-18
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Laptop HP Pavilion dv7 getting extremely hot

Well, as stated in the topic, this is my problem.
I have archlinux in my HP Pavilion dv7 with AMD Phenom II (x3 cores) N850 2.2GHz processor and it gets extremely hot when i'm in arch. I have tried linuxmint just to feel how hot it is and it less hot than in arch; in fact, in arch is like it has been in an oven even when my cpu's are in 3% each.
I got my cpu freq log in case it helps:

analyzing CPU 0:
  driver: powernow-k8
  CPUs which run at the same hardware frequency: 0
  CPUs which need to have their frequency coordinated by software: 0
  maximum transition latency: 8.0 us.
  hardware limits: 800 MHz - 2.20 GHz
  available frequency steps: 2.20 GHz, 1.90 GHz, 1.60 GHz, 1.30 GHz, 800 MHz
  available cpufreq governors: ondemand, performance
  current policy: frequency should be within 800 MHz and 2.20 GHz.
                  The governor "ondemand" may decide which speed to use
                  within this range.
  current CPU frequency is 800 MHz.
  boost state support:
    Supported: no
    Active: no

I don't really know why it is getting that hot, not even when playing any game it gets like it is getting with arch. So, if anybody can help me with this, i would really appreciate it.

Last edited by DarkSwordmaster (2013-01-19 18:21:07)

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#2 2013-01-21 00:06:30

faceyourfaces
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From: New York
Registered: 2012-12-16
Posts: 6

Re: Laptop HP Pavilion dv7 getting extremely hot

Can I have some more info? What graphics card do you have and which drivers are you using?


"Software is like sex; it's better when it's free."  -Linus Torvalds

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#3 2013-01-21 05:58:13

DarkSwordmaster
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Registered: 2013-01-18
Posts: 2

Re: Laptop HP Pavilion dv7 getting extremely hot

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series (2Gb) graphic card with xf86-video-ati open source driver. I tried to install catalyst but i couldn't, it always asks me to remove libgl but when i remove it i get an error saying the libgl 9.0.something is necessary for that driver. As far as i know, i can remove libgl without any problem because of the conflict with catalyst and that thing just pisses me off.

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#4 2013-01-21 16:49:43

easysid
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From: India
Registered: 2013-01-01
Posts: 236

Re: Laptop HP Pavilion dv7 getting extremely hot

Force the removal of libgl with pacman -Rdd <package>.

Last edited by easysid (2013-01-21 16:50:42)

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