I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 running on ubuntu 12.04 (but this problem was the same on 11.10 and 11.04 i just hoped that 2 versions later it would resolve) The temperature is at 78 deg Celsius right now (that with an external cooler on it) and on my Asus it's at 58 with the exact same programs opened (chrome and banshee). It can go as high as 90 and i;m getting worried for the hardware
My average load is 0.14 over 15 minutes so i;m basically doing nothing on it and it fires up
The heating issue is nonexistent on Windows
I updated my BIOS as I have read that might fix it but it didn't What would be the next step?