February 12th, 2006, 06:48 PM
Would anyone have any idea to why my cpu runs cooler with Linux than Windows? I have no clue to why its cooler with Linux but it is, along with chip set temps.
February 12th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Perhaps you have more programs running in windows? Less load == less temperature.
I run both on my desktop, and there is no difference in temperature between the two. For linux, I use Gentoo with a lot of extra goodies running(such as X and gnome), which is probably why my temp is more equivalent to my windows temp.
February 12th, 2006, 10:51 PM
I was thanking it may have something to do with that but I wasn't to sure though, I've just got into using Linux so I'm not real sure of its workings. Thanks for your reply
February 12th, 2006, 11:28 PM
Always happy to add my opinion
I'm a recent convert myself, and I have to say, I learned loads, pardon the pun, more about computers in the first month of using linux than I did with years of using Windows. Stick with it, it's definitely worth it.
February 13th, 2006, 12:36 PM
I know what you mean, I've done the same thing, I thank I'm going to stick with it, I can do everything I do with windows with it plus alot more
February 13th, 2006, 02:09 PM
do you have fan speed control enabled in the BIOS, and i am guessing that to measure the temp in linux you used lm_sensors right? well on some motherboards (such as the pc4800-dlx) lm_sensors messes with the BIOS fan control and it kicks the fan to 100% all the time (even at idle), windows does not do this and that would cause the temp difference
for those motherboards with the affected temp sensors there is a way to fix it (only really needed if you have a loud CPU fan like me), but i can't find it right now
February 14th, 2006, 07:02 PM
Well I'm running dual Intel Xeons and the board doesn't control fan speed, its the same speed all the time. When I run windows on it the cup temps run close to 60c and with Linux they run a little over 40c. I understand what you were talking about but the board doesn't control the fan speed, the only thing I could possibly thank of that would do it is less processes running in the background, but thats just a guess
February 15th, 2006, 05:30 AM
Been told its because the Linux kernel uses halt instructions much more than Windows.