I just bought a Dell XPS 15 (L502X). I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 with Gnome 2.32.1
When I start Ubuntu, I have the following temperatures:
- temp1: ~45ºC
- temp2: ~45ºC
- core1: ~41ºC
- core2: ~42ºC
After rendering some webpages or working with Netbeans, the temperatures goes up, to an average of 55ºC (the temperature of one of the cores can go to 70ºC)... And you can feel that high temperature on the base of your left hand...
On the other hand, it makes quite a lot of noise from the fan (I would say that's the fan). Thise noise comes and disappears, is not constant... So I suppose that's the way the computer was designed.. (by the way, here is a link on YouTube of a guy that had that same problem with the noise: XPS 15 - Fan noise
My questions are:
- Is it normal that I can feel that temperature with my left hand? (of course I don't burn myself but yes, it's pretty hot :P).
- Are those temperatures normal for a Intel i5 2540 ?
- The non constant fan noise is a normal behavior?
I want to add that I have called Dell, and they say the temperatures and the noise are normal, but I would like to have a second opinion.
Appreciate any help and thanks for your time!