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Laptop running hot

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http://forums.opensuse.org – I have a HP Compaq 8510p laptop that I just installed OpenSuse 11.2. Since I had it running, the laptop runs noticebly hotter than when in windows - even under very little load, basically web surfin. It gets so hot it makes my hands sweat! The fan also runs a bit louder and it always spitting out hot air. Ive done a little research and haven't come up with much. I also noticed my battery life is ~45-60 min less than a full charge in windows. Any help is appreciated!! Quote: ~> cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/TZ*/temperature temperature: 60 C temperature: 54 C temperature: 52 C temperature: 50 C temperature: 35 C temperature: 60 C Quote: top - 20:17:43 up 55 min, 2 users, load average: 0.02, 0.10, 0.09 Tasks: 170 total, 1 running, 169 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 8.6%us, 1.8%sy, 0.0%ni, 89.1%id, 0.5%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st Mem: 2037548k total, 760100k used, 1277448k free, 42332k buffers Swap: 2104472k total, 0k used, 2104472k free, 403632k cached (Distributions)