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I installed Linux Mint 16 on my HP Pavilion dv6 laptop.

On Linux, my laptop always seems to be under load (fan spins at full speed etc.)

Is there any power management tool / driver that could help me to identify the cause of this apparently high CPU usage when running Mint? Something like Laptop Power Plan Assistant For Windows 7 would be ideal.

Thanks.

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What did you finally use? –  Deven Feb 25 at 8:58

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TLP is a power management tool for Linux Mint

You can find some of the details here http://www.noobslab.com/2013/07/how-to-improve-laptop-power-management.html

It is command line tool and does not contain GUI so it may not be as friendly as the Windows 7 Laptop Power plan Assistant but installation even with default settings is quite effective.

Following site provides installation and configuration details https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/TLP

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