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Hello I am new to Linux and using Edubuntu 12.04 lts 64 bit from past 7 days, on my laptop( asus k53sv. core i7,8gb ram,750 gb , nvidia gt 540 m.) I have managed to solve nvidia's optimus driver problem (over heating in Ubuntu) using bumblebee and its quiet stable now with 49-55 deg c processor temp, The only problem is with my hard disk it seems like overheating while i am using Ubuntu, with windows 7 its running cool @34-36 deg c, but when ever i am switching to Ubuntu its like 40-44 deg c. I read in some pages that Ubuntu may harm laptop hard drive and battery status. the problem is about "Load Cycle Count" is that so??

  1. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1038568/ubuntu-eats-laptop-hard-drive
  2. http://www.dvhardware.net/article22922.html

please please please tell me if there's any way to solve this hdd overheating problem ? or i should avoid Ubuntu for my laptop ???

p.s i am using Edubuntu 12.04 64 bit lts.

  • Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit.
  • Kernel Linux 3.2.0-24-generic.
  • GNOME 3.4.1
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well it depend on hard-drive usage ... my temp of HD is 47 -50 ( intensive usage ) normally it is 43 to 45 –  One Zero May 22 '12 at 2:01
    
oh so its safe and normal right? –  Arkaprovo Bhattacharjee May 22 '12 at 12:41
    
yes it is safe..........& don't delete the question may be some one answer with detail...i hope you understand –  One Zero May 22 '12 at 12:53

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Here I found a post .It says the problem will be resolved with the new release of the kernel. http://techhamlet.com/2012/05/ubuntu-12-04-runs-on-new-laptops-without-over-heating/

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Thanks for the help friends,as far as i think use Ubuntu 12.04 is not leading to harm/damage any of my Laptop Hardware , am I right? –  Arkaprovo Bhattacharjee May 24 '12 at 1:36
    
That link refers to overheating of the CPU, not of the hard drive. –  Sparhawk Mar 11 '13 at 22:07

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