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this is my first question here, I'm a newbie. I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop Sony Vaio VPCEB1C5E E-Series.

The hardware is:

  • CPU: intel i5-430M
  • RAM: 2x2GB DDR3
  • SSD: Crucial M4 64GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD5650M

It seems like Ubuntu super-stress my cpu or gpu because my fan is always moving fast (faster than on Windows 7 system) and the cpu cores temp is higher than it was when using Windows 7. The two cores are aobout 4°C hotter, they're at 53°C simply surfing the net with Chrome.
I wonder if there's something I can do to lower the spinning of my fan that is noise-annoying me, or understand why Ubuntu does this. The prpblem is that 'top' shows me low percentage load on cpus, just about 3%, 10%... But the cores are still hotter than they should.

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facing same issue in dell inspiron core i5 –  Firdous Mar 9 '12 at 9:21

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[ubuntu] Heat problem. ubuntu 11.10 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1859322

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