I’m new to Manjaro and I’ve switched to Linux because I’m learning programming.
I come from Windows and when I open on Manjaro all the apps I normally use, the laptop starts to heat more and the fans increase their RPMs (over 4000 RPM)
The things I did to optimize:
For graphics cards I use the “video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-450xx-prime” driver - which I understand is able to use Nvidia GTX 1050 only when it’s needed.
I installed TLP-UI and set up the CPU Energy to “balance_power”
Set up fans mode to balanced with:
Overall, the memory and CPU usage seems lower on Manjaro than Windows so I don’t understand why it’s hotter and fans make more effort on Manjaro than Windows.
It could be that I use a Windows trading software with Wine? it seems to significantly increase the CPU temperature when I open it and thus the fans to kick in.
So my questions is if there’s anything else I could do to optimize it or the use of Windows apps through Wine Server is at fault?
In the second case, there’s anything I could do to make it work smother, like Windows?
You can also tweak TLP a bit. Try setting the min and max frequencies:
first execute in terminal: sudo tlp-stat -p
Note the min and max frequencies and adjust the config file.
My max frequency is 4.1gz. However that’s insane temps and most of the times i don’t need that, so i made the max at 3.2ghz. Your call, you can spend some time playing with the best values for you.
Also, tinker with the undervolt utility powerlimits, that also helps a lot