My eight month old Acer V3-571G is overheating: temperature fluctuates between 64 degC and 75 degC with only Firefox running and the exhausts are starting show some signs of melting. As soon as I launch Eclipse or Chrome, it reaches 80 degC. The main problem is that the high temperature threshold is set to 87 degC.
sensors and added
acpi_osi=Linux to the boot line in Grub. However,
sensors-detect only detects the
coretemp-isa-0000 chip, and
pwmconfig does not find any PWM capable sensor modules.
Currently, I'm stuck with an overheating computer on which I cannot seem to control the fans.
I know that the fans work because they turn much faster under Windows, making the computer cooler (and more noisy).
I want to change the high temperature threshold from 87 degC to 65 or 70 degC.
Here's the output of
sensors (with only Firefox running on top of KDE4 on OpenSuse):
# sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +66.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core 0: +66.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core 1: +65.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) pkg-temp-0-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +66.0°C nouveau-pci-0100 Adapter: PCI adapter temp1: +65.0°C (high = +95.0°C, hyst = +3.0°C) (crit = +105.0°C, hyst = +5.0°C) (emerg = +135.0°C, hyst = +5.0°C)
Creating /etc/sensors.d/foo with a
temp entry seems to only change the reported temperature. I also tried setting the chip to an Intel PECI type (
set temp1_type 6 (
sensors -s is successful)) but that does not change the speed fans.
I also tried editing
/sys/class/hwmon/hwmon0/device/temp1_max but the file is read-only even for root.
Any help or lead is appreciated! I prefer exhausting all possible resources before sending my computer back in because I need it for my day to day job, and I bought in another country than the one I'm currently in.