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I just wanted to ask, if it is normal, that I get around 72° C when playing music in Rhythmbox, if the temperature in complete idle is around 52°. The CPU Usage of the player is around 5%.

I have an ACER Aspire laptop with core i5

Is this temperature a normal value for playing media in linux or is something wrong with my fan, or the paste between cpu and cooling system? Or could it be a software/kernel/Driver problem?

The Answer, if it is normal, already helps alot (don't want to be paranoid)

I use Oneiric 64 bit Gnome-shell

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What about top? What does it show? Is it taking too much of your CPU? –  LnxSlck Mar 15 '12 at 21:39

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72 C is on the high side of normal for an i5, but so is idle at 52 deg C. I would check your fan settings/performance first. There is no way to damage the i5 - it will throttle down automatically if the temperature reaches certain limits.

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