I have been distro hopping for the past few months, and have decided to try Fedora 16 this time. I have been having issues with my graphics cards (two AMD 6870 cards) becoming very hot with the open source radeon drivers, and it has happened in ubunt, arch and now fedora.
I just left Arch linux, due to breaking it for the fourth time trying to get the proprietary catalyst drivers to work. Using lm_sensors, I noticed that the first card would idle at 68 degrees C, and the second at 64 degrees C. I then managed to get the proprietary catalyst drivers installed, and the temps dropped to idling around 34 degrees C. However, I soon broke arch... seems I am not up to it yet
I then installed fedora, and after a update, I straight away installed lm_sensors to check the temperatures. 64 degrees C again!
I am wondering if I am over reacting to the temperatures and they are in fact normal, or whether it is a concern and I should install the proprietary drivers. 68/64 C seems too hot to be normal!
If I should install the proprietary drivers, is there any links or wiki pages that detail how to do it on fedora 16, because the only ones I could find were for earlier versions from a couple of years ago.
Thanks in advance,