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I'm currently using a Samsung notebook with the following specs stated below:

OS: Windows 7 64 - bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) RAM: 4.00 GB HDD : 500 GB Graphics Card: Radeon HD 7xxxM Series

Recently, I've dual-booted my notebook with Ubuntu 12.10, everything was working fine until I happened to notice the sudden heating of my notebook. At first, I didn't mind it because I thought it was normal, but it wasn't, it heated up faster than I expected. I tried googling for any solution but I ended up with nothing.

Are there any viable solutions I could apply immediately so I can continue the project I'm currently working on?

PS I'm new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. Thanks so much.

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Try to install the propitiatory driver for AMD graphics following this answer: askubuntu.com/questions/124292/… and see if that helps the problem. Another solution may be to turn of the discrete graphics card completely while on Ubuntu and use the integrated Intel graphics instead. –  user68186 Jul 3 '13 at 16:03
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You have to install radeon driver following this link and suppose to work ok.

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