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Old 07-17-2008, 08:40 PM   #16
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Ok so i have an HP dv2620us laptop. Its an amd machine with nvidia 7150m gpu.
It has always been a hot running machine.
I was running ubuntu 7.10 32bit and things were ok, i had decent and consistent 3D performance. 7.10 was using the 09x series of nvidia drivers, no PowerMiser or temp reporting. I upgraded to Hardy and my GPU was never less than 85C even in fluxbox and idle. If i did anything 3D it would quickly pass 105C and slow down massively.
I went back to 7.10. Now im running Deb Lenny, and having the exact same problem.
I rolled my own 2.6.25 kernel and am using 173 driver from nvidia.
Im trying to get a legacy driver running but it seems i need to switch to <=2.6.24.

has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
That sounds like a coincidental fan failure. Purely by coincidence, it happened near the time you upgraded...

Probe the HP forums and find out if running linux voids your warranty. If it does, it may be because there's some stupid HP fan control device in the mobo or something. In this case reimage the laptop with the cd you got with it, and see if the temp problem goes away. If it doesn't, open a hardware support ticket. That's WAY hot for a 7150 to be running.

If it's out of warranty and service, open it up and see if the fan is working. Blow all the dust out of it while it's open.

Water boils at 100C. You could fry an egg on that laptop ROFL.

I bet the fan failed. I have had coincidental failures like that twice and both times I thought it was the software I just upgraded when in reality it was a simple hardware failure. The last time a memory stick failed just after an Age of Conan patch. I started getting BSOD(it's a windows game). Because of the timing of it, and the fact that the crashes only happend when playing, that it was the patch.

Memtest straightened out that theory...

Another time it was an Eve Online patch and oddly enough, a GPU fan on a 6800 GT nVidia card

-Viz
 
Old 07-18-2008, 05:45 AM   #17
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Why are you running such an old driver? The current ones have the patches already and run fine all the way up to 2.6.26. If only I could fix that powermizer problem, it would be perfect (for an IGP, anyway).

As for ATI, since AMD bought them they seem to be cleaning up their act as AMD has always been pretty good about FOSS. They *SAY* their drivers will get a lot better now. Also, the latest reviews of their newest cards say they rock better than Nvidia, which is something I haven't heard in years. So maybe the time has come to give them another shot...

Mike

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