Heating problems on Linux Mint
I'm relatively new to Linux, but from what I'd been able to gather from my limited usage, I'd say Linux is generally faster and less processor intensive than Windows. This, I can observe on my desktop PCs, both of which are dual-booting Windows/Linux.
Not so on my laptop however. Windows runs perfectly fine. Whenever I boot into Linux, the fan goes bonkers and the laptop heats up like mad, even if the least number of processes are running. (Linux Mint 12)
I'd say that the heat generated by running Linux is roughly the same as running a game on Windows, which baffles me. I thought it'd be more like the other way around.
I've tried other distros, too ... Ubuntu 11, Debian, Fedora 16, Mandriva. Same problem. Mint just happens to be the one I'm using right now.
My PC Specs:
CPU - Intel Core i7 at 2.00GHz, Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM - 6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 at 665MHz
Motherboard - Dell Inc. 0MY6GN (CPU)
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, 2GB
Any help would be appreciated