Hi I've installed the lastest wattOS version. I really like it, especially the wallpaper :D
But with this I have some overheating problems. In fact, the temp. of my CPU (AMD Athlon 64 X2) are about 88°C O.O
In the LXDE panel I can't find the cpu scaling app. Where can I?
Or what should I do?
My experience with this is usually around the proprietary drivers. Making sure they are in use (ati fglrx) and I used cpufrequtils. Also ACPI. the current Kernel for R4 should be 2.6.38-10 . After install, I would make sure you go to synaptic and do a full system update.
Lastly, R5 (the next version) will be out very soon (news, screenshots on that this weekend) and will have a much more in the way of settings that are implemented that should help. It will be running 3.x Kernel, and my system right now is a corei7 running at 51 degrees
Oh yes...and Jupiter is included in R5
Reseat the heatsink and try again. It's probably not the OS.
Also, don't forget to clean the heatsink and put new thermal paste on.
Bumping this thread as I have the same problem with overheating.
Being completely new to Linux I recently installed Watt OS R5 and I really like it.
The big hurdle now is to overcome the overheating problem. (Or the fan problem) I have noticed that the fan speed is completely static when I use Watt OS. If I boot up the computer when cool then it will use a minimal speed which will not do once I watch a video on YouTube. At other times when I boot up the fan speed stays too high.
Before posting here I did try the advise in the link below.
Unfortunately nothing happens when I enter gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
As both Jupiter and psensor is installed I think these should somehow enable automation of fan speed too. But I don’t know how. If anyone can point me to a solution please let me know.
Hello Biff and thank you very much for replying.
I use a rather old HP laptop. Mobile AMD Sepron processor 3500+, 1,58 GHZ, 896 MB Ram. I have searched fo additional drivers but all that was retreived is a driver for my wireless card.
Please see the lscpi below.
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80)
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 82)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller (rev 80)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
02:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
02:04.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
02:04.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
30:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)