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Old 08-03-2004, 05:38 PM   #1
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Asus A2500 series laptop temperature issues


Hi,
I have an Asus A2500 series laptop (more precise: ASUS A2516DBH, AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2600+, 256MB, 30GB HD, DVD/CDRW Combo, ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro 64MB). I use Gentoo with a 2.6.7 kernel, and everything works fine. However, the fan does not go offline automatically as it does in windows. I found out by looking in the /proc/acpi files that the temperature never goes under 57C, which is quite strange, since in Windows, it usually lies around 50C. In the Kernel, I switched Powernow support, CPU Frequency scaling on. Under heavy workload, it goes up to 64C, which is normal (its the same as in Windows). Any ideas how to deal with this strange issue?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:43 PM   #2
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Re: Asus A2500 series laptop temperature issues

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Hi,
I have an Asus A2500 series laptop (more precise: ASUS A2516DBH, AMD Mobile Athlon XP 2600+, 256MB, 30GB HD, DVD/CDRW Combo, ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro 64MB). I use Gentoo with a 2.6.7 kernel, and everything works fine. However, the fan does not go offline automatically as it does in windows. I found out by looking in the /proc/acpi files that the temperature never goes under 57C, which is quite strange, since in Windows, it usually lies around 50C. In the Kernel, I switched Powernow support, CPU Frequency scaling on. Under heavy workload, it goes up to 64C, which is normal (its the same as in Windows). Any ideas how to deal with this strange issue?
I have an Asus A2500H-Combo, and I am having the same kind of 'problems' that you have. My laptop never goes under 67C. You say that you switched to Powernow support, and CPU Frequency scaling on. Where did you do that, bios?

I don't think there is any solution to this problem. I know that asus is not going to be my first choice when I'm thinking of buying a new laptop.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 02:56 PM   #3
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I solved it, stupid me forgot to enable speedfreq.

For a more detailed explanation, here's how I set up gentoo for my A2500D:
http://dv.dword.org/stuff/asus-a2d-howto.txt

Thinking about it, this laptop runs very fine with gentoo now. So asus laptops aren't a bad idea at all when choosing a linux-friendly laptop.

Last edited by dv_; 08-20-2004 at 02:58 PM.
 
  


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