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Old 10-22-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
Scott271
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laptop running hot


Howdy all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L305D series that is running Slackware63-13.1/multilib. It runs very hot, to the point that I had to prop it up and put a fan towards the bottom of it just to get Alien Bob's VLC package to install and build without shutting down.

I have the powernow-k8, cpufreq-ondemand, and cpufreq-conservative modules loaded, and it's still running about 170 degrees F. When I had Ubuntu 10.04 64bit dual booting, it averaged about 140 degrees F. It seems to remain at this temp regardless of what I have running, unless Im building something that's CPU-heavy.

Any ideas? anyone in a similar boat?

TIA,
Scott
 
Old 10-22-2010, 11:05 PM   #2
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Howdy all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L305D series that is running Slackware63-13.1/multilib. It runs very hot, to the point that I had to prop it up and put a fan towards the bottom of it just to get Alien Bob's VLC package to install and build without shutting down.

I have the powernow-k8, cpufreq-ondemand, and cpufreq-conservative modules loaded, and it's still running about 170 degrees F. When I had Ubuntu 10.04 64bit dual booting, it averaged about 140 degrees F. It seems to remain at this temp regardless of what I have running, unless Im building something that's CPU-heavy.

Any ideas? anyone in a similar boat?

TIA,
Scott
Perhaps the accumulation of dust in the air inlet ...

good luck
 
Old 10-22-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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Yep, try blowing out the heatsink

I have a Satellite and it is actually the best fan/cooling system of any notebook I have had - but once in a while I have to blow back through the air outlet to clear the heatsink fins - the air passages are narrow and seem to trap dust.

Also, we rely on a wood stove for winter heat and the dust/ash in the air in winter is an added problem. My fix is to cut a multi-layer patch from an old pair of my wife's nylon hose and tape it across the air intake - really cuts down the dust and does not seem to affect the air flow.
 
  


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