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Hi I have an Asus Eee PC seashell series 1215B with an AMD E-350 Processor (2CPUs)-1.6GHz, and after installing Ubuntu 13.04 it keeps getting hot to the point that the laptop turns off alone. I do not have this problem with windows, and when I had ubuntu 12.04 LTS my computer would get up to 91°C, so why is my PC getting so hot with ubuntu?? I do not own an external cooling fan because I thought it would not be necessary but it seems that it is a must if I want to use ubuntu... What can I do??

P.S. I am not the only person I know to have this issue, many of my friends went back to windows because of this :S

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See the answers to this question and try the solutions. If this does not work, edit your question with the new information. – user68186 Jul 1 '13 at 18:02

You can also run powertop to investigate where energy is used most. U can also use optimize option to see it produces less heath. But for permanent setting there is some work to do. pls google powertop.

sudo apt-get install powertop

Also install tlp as follows: sudo apt-get install tlp.

or install the package by hand: then sudo tlp start.

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