Overheating issue

Half of the time when booting, my laptop starts to overheat and goes up to 90C in idle mode (checking with sensors command). The fans work, they spin really loud. This issue can be fixed by rebooting and then the idle temperature stays at around 60-65C (still high). Using AMD Ryzen. I have tlp and thermald installed and running. No issues on Windows 10. Any suggestions on how to fix?

You can use external fan for your laptop. I always use that. You can plug it in with a charger or your USB slot on your laptop.

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Sorry, that wasn’t a great suggestion. Could you kindly give me your system specs. (With hardware and os specification)

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It seems the power management is not working for some device. Can you provide more information about your hardware? Please read here:


Here’s my hardware info

inxi -Fazy
  Kernel: 5.10.15-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=249311b1-6bbd-4b0b-a46a-43196cc1cddc rw quiet splash 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 
  dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: HUAWEI product: BOHK-WAX9X v: M1040 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HUAWEI model: BOHK-WAX9X-PCB v: M1040 serial: <filter> UEFI: HUAWEI 
  v: 1.07 date: 06/02/2020 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 38.3 Wh condition: 38.3/41.6 Wh (92%) volts: 12.9/11.5 
  model: Desay HB4692J5ECW-31 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
  cycles: 166 
  Info: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 
  bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen/Zen+ note: check family: 17 (23) 
  model-id: 18 (24) stepping: 1 microcode: 8108109 L2 cache: 2 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 33547 
  Speed: 1270 MHz min/max: 1400/2100 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 1270 2: 1362 3: 1224 4: 1229 5: 1476 6: 1376 7: 1347 8: 1362 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: AMD Picasso vendor: Huawei driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
  bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 1002:15d8 class ID: 0300 
  Device-2: IMC Networks ov9734_azurewave_camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-4.2:5 chip ID: 13d3:56f9 class ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
  display ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
  Monitor-1: eDP res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") 
  diag: 395mm (15.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics (RAVEN DRM 3.40.0 
  5.10.15-1-MANJARO LLVM 11.0.1) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: AMD Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Huawei 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.1 chip ID: 1002:15de 
  class ID: 0403 
  Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor vendor: Huawei 
  driver: N/A alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x bus ID: 03:00.5 
  chip ID: 1022:15e2 class ID: 0480 
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Huawei driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.6 chip ID: 1022:15e3 class ID: 0403 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.15-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: & Tele RSH driver: rtw_8822ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8822ce 
  port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:c822 class ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
  bus ID: 3-2:2 chip ID: 1358:c123 class ID: e001 serial: <filter> 
  Message: Required tool hciconfig not installed. Check --recommends 
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 105.15 GiB (44.1%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLB256HBHQ-00000 
  size: 238.47 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: EXH7201Q temp: 37.9 C 
  scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw size: 78.12 GiB size: 76.4 GiB (97.79%) used: 63.63 GiB (83.3%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p8 maj-min: 259:8 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) 
  used: 43.6 MiB (45.4%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 73.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 73.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 263 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 1 Memory: 6.79 GiB used: 2.68 GiB (39.5%) 
  Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.0.1 Packages: 
  pacman: 1496 lib: 433 flatpak: 0 Shell: fish v: 3.1.2 running in: konsole 
  inxi: 3.3.01 

Please give us a htop screenshot or something when the laptop is hot. It may give us the information which process(s) cause the overheat. :confused:

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I’ve opened htop and saw that mailspring (an email client) takes lots of cpu. It started at boot and ran in the background. So I uninstalled it and I had no issues since.
It appears to be a known bug in mailspring: HIGH CPU USAGE · Issue #1344 · Foundry376/Mailspring · GitHub

Thanks for the help, guys! :slight_smile:

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