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Old 09-02-2013, 12:30 AM   #16
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Hmm. Win xp works fine and the system requirment page on ubuntu says that i have enough ram. Haha. Yeah i got the lap top in 07. I didnt think ubuntu was so heavy on stuff. I have 2.5 gb swap file.. i was wanting to try ubuntu out. Even if it is resource heavy, it shouldnt just shut off the pc. It doesnt freeze hardly at all, just completly shuts off. Tonight it did it when i ran gimp and kazam together. But on xp, i can run gimp, kazam,inkscape and youtube no prob. I know linux is supposed to run better than windows and have better memory utilization.

Thanks guys. Ill run the tests out and see what happens. Im taking the laptop appart right now to see if thermal paste is bad. I took out my usb drive and it was hot as heck.

Edit. Just took off copper hs and no paste between it and cpu. So im gonna fix that asap.

Please forgive me but i lied about the ram. It is ddr2. Im gettin some paste tomorow.

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Old 09-02-2013, 06:54 AM   #17
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Depending on your hardware it may also help to install proprietary video drivers, this is in laptops the major cause for overheating.
 
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Depending on your hardware it may also help to install proprietary video drivers, this is in laptops the major cause for overheating.
Hmm, can you explain why a particular driver would cause over heating? Is it because the propriatary one was specifically designed for my card and can control it better?
 
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Because the free video drivers do not support dynamic power management (the radeon drivers will with kernel 3.11 get DPM), so that many chips always run in the highest power profile (or in the case of AMD's newer APUs always run in the lowest power profile with abysmal performance), heating up the system.
 
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Because the free video drivers do not support dynamic power management (the radeon drivers will with kernel 3.11 get DPM), so that many chips always run in the highest power profile (or in the case of AMD's newer APUs always run in the lowest power profile with abysmal performance), heating up the system.
Awesome. Ok i will install them asap.
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