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I've been struggling with this issue for some time with no solution in sight. Basically, I think I have an overheating graphics card and I tried to follow the steps given here

So I installed catalyst which is the ATI proprietary driver but my overheating problem seems to persist. My temperature is about 65 degrees C when idle and shoots up to 80 when I open up a couple of programs! I know it's not a dust issue because because everything runs much, much cooler on windows 7 for me. I'm sure it's a driver issue.

So I opened up the catalyst control center and I want to know what do I need to adjust in order to cool down the graphics card? I tried tweaking a few things but to no avail.

graphics card is: VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M76 [Radeon Mobility HD 2600 Series] kernal version is: 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP ubuntu version is: 11.04

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closed as too localized by jrg Feb 28 '12 at 17:40

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There's not an option to Manually set the fan speed of the card (if available)on the Linux Catalyst driver. You'll have to use something else. –  Uri Herrera Sep 27 '11 at 3:46
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