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Old 06-05-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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Processor Fan Question.


I currently have a AMD Sempron 2800+ in my laptop. I've noticed my laptop seems to be heating up rather quickly and the cpu fan seems to kick into overdrive often. I was wondering if the choice of proccessor in my kernel config could be causing this, and if so, what would be the best selection using kernel version 2.6.11.11 I appreciate any help, and apoligize if this sounds profoundly stupid. Hardware is not my area. Thanks.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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errr no, the choice of processor shouldn't have anything to do about it.
However, some laptop allow you to "force" the fan to run all the time, it is often less annoying than having the fan to kick in sometime. Look in /proc/acpi/fan/... if you have information about your fan, if you see an option like "force_on" or "run" somewhere, there might be a way
 
  


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