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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??


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

Here I found a post .It says the problem will be resolved with the new release of the kernel.

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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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