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Old 01-25-2005, 04:06 PM   #1
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emachines M5309 overheats

I have an emachines M5309 laptop that overheats very quickly. It doesn't happen in Windows, so I assume that it's a Linux problem, but I could be wrong. In general, my CPU runs a lot hotter in Linux than in Windows (I can tell by holding my hand up to the fan), and it has shut down twice recently after watching movies in MPlayer for an hour. I have lm_sensors installed, but it doesn't seem to be able to detect any of the temperature sensors. Are there any automatic programs that can make sure the CPU doesn't get too hot? It's an AMD 2500XP-M, and I thought I saw some stuff out there designed to keep the CPU cool for AMD chips, but I cannot find it now. I'm using MDK 10.0 with KDE, if that matters.

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