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My HP ProBook I bought 2 years ago had to be sent in because of heat issues. It worked for a while, now it's getting too hot again. Just shuts itself down. I bought a new Notebook, a much cheaper and less powerful Asus F55A which was said to stay cool in reviews. I already got PSensor measuring 70 degrees celsius during normal use for the CPU which is said to be as much as a CPU can comfortably take. Is there something wrong with Ubuntu on notebooks? I'm on 12.04 64bit btw.

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Even I am running ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on my Asus notebook and I must say its supercool.

The model number that you have specified does not have a dedicated GPU so maybe you cannot use bumblebee or something.

I also owned a HP before, and I must say it gave me heating problems too.

Do you have any memory-eater heavy-on-gpu package like compiz enabled?

try jupiter, a power management app for linux distros

type these in terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jupiter

Hope it helps

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Well I didn't enable compiz myself. Is it enabled by default? Will try Jupiter, thanks. –  arno Mar 10 '13 at 11:45
    
No its not enabled by default. Since you dont have a dedicated GPU like nvidia or ati, compiz isn't recommended. Compiz makes your desktop looks more beautiful and its more for guys who like eye candy ( like me ) –  neo1691 Mar 10 '13 at 11:46
    
I have just tried this and after following your code sample, i get the following error: Unable to locate package jupiter –  SimplySimon Sep 17 '13 at 12:50
    
Retired and no longer supported. sourceforge.net/projects/jupiter –  Tony Martin Sep 17 '13 at 23:47

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