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I have been using ubuntu for a while now. I just got a new asus laptop, and did install ubuntu 14.04 in a dual booting on it. I tend to use ubuntu than windows. But when in ubuntu it seems to hit a little bit more.

I have research and almost off blogs about things to install after ubuntu seem to promote the tlp tool. with ppa add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp.

I am wondering about how this can positively and negatively affect the laptop, in terms to performance, speed of the hard drive (7200) etc.

Thank you

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You can try installing thermald with sudo apt-get install thermald which is ubuntu made and a feature for 14.04. I noticed some better control of the cpu fan on my asus laptop. Seems to work but it's a daemon (runs in background) so I have no way of knowing for sure.

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  • Thanks for the suggestion. I did install it but frankly I am not sure I see the difference. Other places they suggest installation of intel_pstate on top of it. Oct 15, 2014 at 15:13
  • I just installed intel_pstate. I'll let you know if I notice any change!
    – maxmachine
    Oct 15, 2014 at 18:47

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