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Old 11-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
sagarb
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Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop overheating


Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro L510 laptop w/ dual boot Slackware64 and Windows. On Slackware, there seems to be a fan problem. The fan doesn't start until it reaches 90C and then continually keeps on blowing, with temp steadying somewhere around 70-75C(w/out video/any compiling going on). If I try to compile something which takes a long time, say the kernel, the temp shoots up to 100+ and it ultimately shuts down. I have tried other distros(arch, fedora, ubuntu) but only ubuntu 10.10 seems to get the fan working correctly with a steady temp around 45C. Windows also works fine. I really want to try other distros but the heating problem is very discouraging.

Please advise me how I can find the problem.

Here's the spec:
Toshiba Satellite Pro L510
Intel Core 2 Duo
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500
Realtek Wireless 8192SE
3GB RAM

Thanks.
Sagar
 
Old 11-05-2011, 05:34 AM   #2
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so if you would run distributed computing project (100% cpu usage all the time) fan won't be able to cool cpu down? That makes cpu temperature more stable, but high!

Try also searchin bios for fan settings.
 
Old 11-06-2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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Ubuntu is debian based try the real Debian as it uses less resources than Ubuntu.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 08:51 PM   #4
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yea toshiba laptops have always been real strange
i think the fix is the boot parameter
acpi = copy_dsdt

http://edigitales.org/how-to-cope-wi...a-l510-laptop/

there is also this project
http://sourceforge.net/projects/omnibook/
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page
i have read where people use this on L510 also
 
Old 11-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks. I will try out both the fixes and get back to you.

Regarding Debian, I tried its liveDVD and I couldn't really find any improvement in the fan situation. From what I've read it is in all probability a BIOS problem(or more precisely, BIOS<->Linux interaction, since Windows works fine).
 
  


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