I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my VAIO SB36 and it overheats and the fan speed is at max. How should I fix it?
Intel® Core™ i5-2430M CPU
Unknown graphic detects! (it's both intel and ATI 6470M)
Thanks in advance!
I really do not think it an OS problem, and I do not think its normal either. A friend of mine has the same laptop, with Windows 7, and has the same problem.
It is known that the Vaio SB suffers from heat and noise problems. As powerful hardware and thin profile don’t go hand in hand. The fans will be particularly noticeable when using the dedicated video card. But if gets way too hot, I would call Sony, to see what they say about it.
Usually, the overheating problem in Ubuntu is related to the graphic card, and in your case, you have an Hybrid graphic card with the open source drivers. In this case, by default, you have both graphic cards connected but you are only using the integrated (Intel). If you want to use only one and when you want, you need to install the privative drivers following this answer:
And using the latest driver:
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