So I've been using Ubuntu for a week now and I've noticed that my laptop heats up like crazy compared to windows and it auto-shuts down. Now I know that if I go to the terminal and use the command "sensors" it will show me the temperature. During basic browsing (like now), the temperature is about 50-60 C, but that's after I updated my Dell's BIOS, downloaded Jupiter, Powertop, laptop_mode_tools, lm-sensors, all the dell kernel modules, and enabled Intel i916 RC6. Before all that, the temperature was around 70-84 C. Yes, I know that's pretty impressive but when I ever open a vid/file it goes up to 70 something C and when I turn on Runescape (I don't play it, I just make scripts for it) it soars sky-high to 80-100. So I was wondering (I know theirs nothing else I can do to improve the temperature except to buy a cooling pad) if the temperature goes up to 80-90 C, could that possibly damage the internal systems (CPU,Motherboard,Hard Drive,Fan,Etc.) permanently or so badly that they need to be replaced? Just in case you need to know my system specs:
- Libsmbios version: 2.2.28
- Product Name: Inspiron N5010
- Vendor: Dell Inc.
- BIOS Version: A15 (newest one)
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz × 4
- Graphics: Intel® Ironlake Mobile
- RAM: 4 GB
- HDD: 350 GB
- OS: Ubuntu 11.10 (Unity) 64 Bit
- Fan is placed to the left of the laptop...
If anyone knows anyway I can improve the temperature please help out!