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Razer Blade 2015 - constant 70 degree (C) CPU

Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:20 am

Hi All,

I recently installed Solus as my first I-am-sticking-with-it Linux distro and loving it so far! So thanks very much for all the effort that went (and is still going) into this.

The problem I am having is that my Razer Blade 2015 is running on 70 degrees Celsius constantly while the CPU (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz) is not active at all (~5%). I installed the razer driver packages but I feel like I am missing some. My CPU fan does not seem to be recognized,, but I can't be sure, I dont have much knowledge of this stuff!

I ran inxi -xs, results:

Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 69.0C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:65C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A

I also ran sudo sensors -u coretemp-isa-0000, results:

Adapter: ISA adapter
Package id 0:
temp1_input: 64.000
temp1_max: 84.000
temp1_crit: 100.000
temp1_crit_alarm: 0.000
Core 0:
temp2_input: 64.000
temp2_max: 84.000
temp2_crit: 100.000
temp2_crit_alarm: 0.000
Core 1:
temp3_input: 62.000
temp3_max: 84.000
temp3_crit: 100.000
temp3_crit_alarm: 0.000
Core 2:
temp4_input: 59.000
temp4_max: 84.000
temp4_crit: 100.000
temp4_crit_alarm: 0.000
Core 3:
temp5_input: 59.000
temp5_max: 84.000
temp5_crit: 100.000
temp5_crit_alarm: 0.000

So I guess that means I have to set these temperature thresholds (the "temp#_max") to a lower temperature if I want to fans to start spinning up sooner and keep the laptop cooler. I read in this post ... -threshold how it works, but I'd like to check if this is a good method before I change my laptop into a permanent turbine.

Any help and/or suggestions will be very much appreciated!

Thanks for any attention to the issue in advance!

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Re: Razer Blade 2015 - constant 70 degree (C) CPU

Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:33 am

You could try installing 'thermald' from the software center and see if that helps (it's a system daemon focused on keeping cpu temps under control)

Also, you can try installing linux-tools-cpupower, and then run the cpupower frequency-info command in the terminal to verify that you processor is clocking down at idle etc...

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Re: Razer Blade 2015 - constant 70 degree (C) CPU

Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Apologies for the late reply!

Thanks for the tip! I installed it and will see how it works! I poked around the config file a bit but I assume it should run just fine on its own configurations. WIll keep you updated on my experience (if you care at all).


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Re: Razer Blade 2015 - constant 70 degree (C) CPU

Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:39 pm

Hello Again,

I thought I'd report back on this issue. I have been using TLP and Powertop for a while now and the laptop continued to work on high temperatures regardless. However, for the past week(ish) the laptop thermals have been doing MUCH better: currently running on a steady ~40 degrees on the same (low) workload that used to cause it to pass 65 degrees (i.e. firefox + filemanager + libreoffice). The battery has similarly been doing much better too.

So all seems well! I have been a bit puzzled as to why this happened though. It might have been a fluke on my side (only recently enabled TLP and forgot I did?), but it seems unlikely to me. I wonder if it has something to do with the new driver management system ( ... -released/)? If so: that is some pretty awesome stuff!! If not: oh well, everything works as I'd like it!


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