I installed tlp and thermald to avoid overheating on my laptop, but I don't know if thermald is only for Intel processors or it will work the same with AMD processors.

I have an AMD A8 2.00 GHz and R5 Graphics and have three Operating Systems installed: Windows 10, Ubuntu (recently installed) and Elementary OS.

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According to apt-cache show thermald, thermald's home page is https://github.com/01org/thermal_daemon. That GitHub project merged some code fixing things on several AMD processors, which implies it is supposed to work on AMD processors.

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