Computer: HP DV7 6b73nr
I've been having issues with my computer running hot on Ubuntu and other distros. When I'm doing nothing, it's running 140-150 F (60-66 C). Running
top shows that there isn't much going on.
I have a Radeon hd 6770M, and I tried everything I could find on how to get the drivers working. 1 of 2 things happened. Either the driver broke some of my graphics and the computer still ran hot or it would error and hang during boot. I got tired of fighting the drivers and decided I would just turn the graphics card off. I used https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics to turn off the dedicated graphics.
No dice. It still runs hot (and approaches overheating when I acutually do something)
I updated the BIOS, and have tried switching between dynamic and fixed graphics in BIOS. Nothing seems to diminish the heat
I do not have any heat problems in Windows 7, and heating is an issue in the following distros (all amd64):
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Kubuntu 11.10
- Kubuntu 12.04
- Linux Mint 12
- Arch Linux
- KDE Fedora