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    ATI card temperature


    Been messing around and found that my ATI RADEON 5450 runs around 12 to 14 degrees hotter in Linux than it does in the WIN& that came with this comp.

    And it has put off a bit of an odor already.

    Tried Mint, Netrunner and Ubuntu and its the same all the way around.

    This is a Lenovo ThinkCentre tower. i7 3.4 quad vpro.
    8 gigs ram.

    The temp may not seem like much to some but at 133 to 138 degrees it seems like this is a bit much for this setup.

    Any ideas?

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    What driver are you using?

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    Might want to open the case while you chase down the problem. No sense frying your hardware. A bigger fan or additional fan may be the quickest fix.
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    Code:
    lspci | grep "ATI"
    is needed for starters.
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    Well, downloaded the Radeon driver for Linux from the ATI site. Tried to open and all I got was text. Tried twice.

    Used the proprietary drivers notification from the os's and used the Radeon driver that way and its been the same heating result regardless of os.

    Will try out "lspci | grep "ATI"" next time I'm up on Linux. It'll be Netrunner. Meantime I'm doing some extra looking on my own.

    See what happens.

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    If running Netrunner (I ran it live before I mailed a DVD to a friend)

    post a

    Code:
    inxi -Fxz
    in case Netrunner has that command.
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    Well, I'm back and thanks for the replies. Day after my last post got slammed with pneumonia for several weeks, then life stuff happened and after a move I can now get back with it. At least it ain't boring, eh?

    Anyway, with the 2 commands I was given to run here is what I got:
    lspci | grep "ATI"----01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350 Series]
    01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300 Series]

    inxi -Fxz----command not found

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