[ubuntu] Sony Vaio SA Series- Fan Noise

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Sony Vaio and am getting some fairly excessive fan noise when running more processor-demanding tasks such as watching HD YouTube videos full-screen, Skyping, etc. This does not occur under Windows 7 unless I'm doing something like playing Skyrim with high effects enabled. Some background: I am unable to properly install the proprietary graphics drivers. Through Googling I came to understand that disabling the discrete ATI graphics card would improve this fan issue. Indeed, I followed instructions to do this and it does seem to alleviate the problem somewha (Hardware)