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Old 03-11-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
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Gateway NV53 overheats with openSuSE (11.3/11.4)


I have a Gateway NV53 laptop, and just letting it idle in openSUSE causes it to overheat. When running sensors in a terminal, the temperature slowly rises from 85C to 96C before it shuts down (when it reaches 90 I shut it down myself to prevent it from killing my computer).

I've tried disabling the desktop effect, tried installing the ATI Drivers, which renders Gnome unable to boot (I don't like KDE). I've also tried kernel boot options like nomodeset for the ATI Drivers and without, no difference.

I have asked for help on the openSUSE forums and was told to find another forum and see if anyone else had openSUSE running on a Gateway NV53 - so that was very disappointing.

Here's my specs:

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AMD Athlon II x2 M300 2.0GHz
4GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
500 GB HDD
AMD Radeon HD 4200 IGP
It's an M880G Chipset
I was told, cause Ubuntu runs perfect, to copy my ACPI settings from Ubuntu over, but I don't know what to copy over or from where. Umm... I dunno what else I can provide to give you more information... well let me do a pastebin of dmidecode:
http://paste.ubuntu.com/578710/

Let me know if I can give you further information. Thanks! - Also another question, in dmidecode it says maximum memory is 8GB, Gateway says 4GB, could I try a 4GB and see if it works?
 
Old 03-11-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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Did you check all of your running processes that might be consuming your CPU percentage? And also just to throw it out there just to rule it out, are your fans working?

EDIT - What sensors are giving you the high temperature values?
 
Old 03-11-2011, 01:47 AM   #3
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Did you check all of your running processes that might be consuming your CPU percentage? And also just to throw it out there just to rule it out, are your fans working?
Yeah top showed the highest usage was 5% for Xorg, also yeah I can hear my fans.

The fan is running right now on Ubuntu. With Ubuntu sensors shows:
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acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:       +61.0C  (crit = +95.0C)                  
temp2:       +56.0C  (crit = +95.0C)                  

k10temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:       +63.9C  (high = +70.0C)
Which is normal.

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Old 03-11-2011, 02:02 AM   #4
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Can you show the output of sensors within suse?
 
Old 03-11-2011, 02:14 AM   #5
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Can you show the output of sensors within suse?
I'm downloading 11.4 Live CD 64-bit, I had the 11.4 RC2, so when that gets done... 15 min. I'll do it and post back.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 02:39 AM   #6
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Code:
linux:/home/linux # sensors
k10temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:       +82.0C  (high = +70.0C)                  

acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:       +79.0C  (crit = +95.0C)                  
temp2:       +74.0C  (crit = +95.0C)
This is just booted off of the Live CD
 
Old 03-11-2011, 03:02 AM   #7
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Can you determine what sensors are for what?
 
Old 03-11-2011, 03:35 AM   #8
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Can you determine what sensors are for what?
I have no clue, but I do have more information, I've got the temps substantially lower (around the 72-73 range idling) and here's what I did, I ran powertop and it told me, try this, try that, and so I'm running these commands and although the fan is still on full blast, it's still staying cooler:

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echo 1500 > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_writeback_centisecs
echo 1 > /sys/module/snd_hda_intel/parameters/power_save
iwconfig wlan0 power timeout 500ms
echo min_power > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/link_power_management_policy
Sensors are now:
Code:
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:       +72.0C  (crit = +95.0C)                  
temp2:       +66.0C  (crit = +95.0C)                  

k10temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:       +74.0C  (high = +70.0C)
 
Old 03-11-2011, 03:41 AM   #9
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Oh nice. At least your system isn't on the verge of blowing up now....

Do you have a dual core CPU? I'm trying to figure out your sensors... To me, it seems like acpitz-virtual-0 is your CPU, and the other is your battery, but I might be wrong.
 
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Oh nice. At least your system isn't on the verge of blowing up now....

Do you have a dual core CPU? I'm trying to figure out your sensors... To me, it seems like acpitz-virtual-0 is your CPU, and the other is your battery, but I might be wrong.
Yup it is a dual-core cpu. I would have thought the other would have been the video card. Probably is battery.

EDIT: Wait but k10 is the class of cpu. So yeah the AMD Athlon II X2 M300 should be a K10 CPU, cause I wouldn't think the temps varying from core to core would be so drastically changed.

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Old 03-11-2011, 04:02 AM   #11
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O ok cool. And I wanted to say... Gotta love powertop

How hot does it feel now? Still the same, or are you getting better improvements?
 
  


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