Did the temperature you show above achieved if we are not using nvidia driver and using vesa instead?
Please let me know.
Thanks and regards,
This is my Dell-M4600 laptop’s typical CPU temp, in idle mode with Lumina and few tcp/ip servers in jail:
sysctl -a | grep temperature
The above results indicate CPU temperature reading with AMD/ATI Fire-Pro/M5950 video adapter inside my Dell Precision M-4600 laptop supported by 3D accelerated video driver at 1920x1080 display resolution - NOT VESA.
Graphic card information:
vendor='Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]'
device='Whistler [Radeon HD 6730M/6770M/7690M XT]'
name of display: :0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.4
You have nvidia video adapter which requires different driver. In my other post, I mentioned about my Dell-M4500 laptop with nvidia quadro video adapter which lost its 3D accelerated high/res. display capabilities. But, the GPU was able to display video in vesa mode, tho only in TureOS. MSO$ and various *Linux installations wouldn’t even allow me to hack in any type of video driver so I could see something other than empty black screen. I tried all known drivers and xorg.conf tricks in TureOS to make that nvidia GPU display high resolution, but no luck. In vesa mode the CPU temps in that laptop were in the high 50’s C range.
It seems that the so called Optimus Technology (a switchable graphics subsystem) is involded in some of the laptops with dedicated GPU. So then, that Dell M-4500 may also have on board integrated graphics chip and that’s why it can do vesa. Tho, there is nothing in the M-4500 BIOS to indicate that. And why MSO$ and *Linux cannot deal with this M-4500 broken nvidia GPU(s) or the integrated graphics chip, if there is one?