[PlanetCCRMA] another nvidia driver problem

Dale Kazakore Powell dj_kaza at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 21 19:52:03 PDT 2015

On 22/03/15 07:47, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:

Is it worth it? I don't know. In any case, it properly turns off the
NVidia GPU when not used, so the battery life should be much better.
Actually the older rt kernels I'm running as I type this on fc20 do not
turn it ON at all, and that is why the temperature of the hand rest to
the left of the trackpad was cool with those kernels.

Really I should quote from the earlier message about the hot section to the left of the trackpad but I deleted it yesterday...

Not directly related but I have a Lenovo X230, which as far as I can tell only has the inbuilt i5 Intel graphics (unless I'm mistaken.) I have always found the temperature to the left of the trackpad, above the ExpressCard slot, get very hot at times (too hot to keep your hand on at extremes.) It has never seems to rely on anything, such as software running or load present, but seems to be fairly random.

Being right above the Expresscard and not far away from the fan exhaust and assumedly the GPU I have always assumed the heat is coming from the North Bridge but never managed to find any reason why it might be going into overdrive at point (running Top or Task Manager at these times never gave any pointers.)

Just mentioning this as both laptops are Lenovo and heat is coming from the same area so it might be related. Sure power going to any secondary, unused device in your system should help your personal case anyway, even if it's not the soul/main cause of the heat. :)


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