My laptop is running hot on Intel + Radeon

Hi There,
English is not my native lang, so I will try my best.

I am looking for suggestions, I have installed Lutris, and thru it, a game called 'Guild Wars 2'; surprisingly it runs more fluidly than it used to when it was on Windows 10, on the same hardware. But, it is running hotter than it was on Win10. There is no problem with the game per se, it works, but it is perceptively hotter than the same game on Win10.

I have tried adjusting the settings in both Lutris and GW2, it helped a bit but still. I used Manjaro KDE minimal .iso and I am gaming as it installed by default, no changes.

So my cuestion is, is there an alternative driver that could have different settings than the default? or maybe a way to donwclock the gpu so it relaxes a bit?

I leave details below.

System:    Host: dell Kernel: 5.4.6-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.17.4 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5570 v: N/A serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 09NFWR v: A00 serial: <root required> UEFI: Dell v: 1.2.3 date: 05/15/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 41.3 Wh condition: 41.3/42.0 Wh (98%) model: BYD DELL FW8KR82 status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8250U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28808 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 801 8: 801 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.6 driver: amdgpu,intel FAILED: ati unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 19.3.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.6-2-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 
           bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: 54:bf:64:07:2c:3e 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel 
           port: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: fc:01:7c:5a:9f:71 
           Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-7:4 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.29 TiB used: 152.81 GiB (6.5%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: A-Data model: SX6000PNP size: 476.94 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000LM007-1R8174 size: 1.82 TiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 221.15 GiB used: 27.16 GiB (12.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 12.68 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: 43.0 C sodimm: 47.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 51 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2901 
Info:      Processes: 226 Uptime: 47m Memory: 7.68 GiB used: 1.58 GiB (20.6%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 Shell: bash 
           v: 5.0.11 inxi: 3.0.37

While this is a bit dated, it may be helpful:

..and I assume you are using PRIME then ?
Have you investigated anything like radeon-profile, amdgpu-fancontrol, or other utilities ?

Thanks for the link.

I am sorry, I failed to mention I am not a very expirienced linux user; I dabbled on Ubuntu / Fedora on and off over the years, but I made the definitive switch only 3 months ago xD, I did not know what PRIME was.

So, the PRIME I found references to Nvidia rather than Radeon; now I am going thru the repos for such utilities.

I apreciate pointing me to the right direccion, now I know what I'm looking for.


Thank for the link, I will check that out, and I'm sorry, what do you mean posts withdrawn by author ?

Just what it says, I deleted my first post. :wink:
Which btw, is actually only a request to be deleted, the system will automatically delete it after 24 hours.

Right, sorry, I thought I had to delete my post, language barrier :sweat_smile:

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