I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my desktop and would really like to keep using the open source drivers for my RadeonHD 6970 graphics card. However, during boot and after startup, the GPU temperature immediately gets hot and hovers around 76°C (with a fan blowing loudly)
The fglrx driver does not have this problem, but I don´t want to use that for other reasons.
Is there a way to configure or fix the Radeon open source driver so the temperature stays low until I actually start heavily using the GPU performance? My experience with Ubuntu/Linux is limited, so please explain any solution very carefully.