Fast CPU heating and fan in high speed

garuda-inxi output

ystem:
Kernel: 6.0.12-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=f559965d-1eb1-446e-89bc-3e0c13cc85ab rw [email protected]
splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=a579992a-65ed-4bf0-96a7-68ddd1fd3680 loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5502 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0MTYV1 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
v: 1.18.0 date: 09/12/2022
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 19.2 Wh (53.6%) condition: 35.8/53.0 Wh (67.5%)
volts: 16.2 min: 15.0 model: SWD-COS3.587 DELL 7T8CD0B type: Li-poly
serial: <filter> status: charging
CPU:
Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Tiger Lake gen: core 11 level: v4 note: check built: 2020
process: Intel 10nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8C (140) stepping: 1
microcode: 0xA6
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 320 KiB desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 5 MiB desc: 4x1.2 MiB
L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 902 high: 1271 min/max: 400/4700 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 1072 2: 548 3: 663 4: 694
5: 1271 6: 1216 7: 1187 8: 567 bogomips: 27033
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Dell
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.1 process: Intel 10nm built: 2020-21
ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX330] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia
v: 525.60.11 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 525.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-12) arch: Pascal code: GP10x
process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-21 bus-ID: 0000:2b:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1d16
class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 3-6:3 chip-ID: 0c45:671b class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau
alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics 0x23ed built: 2017 res: 1920x1080
hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64") diag: 395mm (15.5")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.3 renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2)
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Dell
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.61 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:2c:00.0
chip-ID: 168c:003e class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp44s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-10:4
chip-ID: 0cf3:e007 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd
v: 0.6 port: N/A bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a0b rev: class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 29.77 GiB (6.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: BC711 NVMe 512GB
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 41002131 temp: 43.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 459.75 GiB size: 459.75 GiB (100.00%)
used: 29.77 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 459.75 GiB size: 459.75 GiB (100.00%)
used: 29.77 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 459.75 GiB size: 459.75 GiB (100.00%)
used: 29.77 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 459.75 GiB size: 459.75 GiB (100.00%)
used: 29.77 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.36 GiB used: 669.2 MiB (4.3%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 16.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0 C mobo: 61.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 4979
Info:
Processes: 308 Uptime: 21m wakeups: 1551 Memory: 15.36 GiB
used: 9.76 GiB (63.5%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1259
libs: 315 tools: octopi,paru,yay Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash
v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.24
Garuda (2.6.10-1):
System install date:     2022-12-13
Last full system update: 2022-12-13
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Sensors output

ath10k_hwmon-pci-2c00
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +47.0°C

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Package id 0:  +60.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 0:        +57.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1:        +58.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2:        +58.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3:        +57.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

nvme-pci-e100
Adapter: PCI adapter
Composite:    +44.9°C  (low  =  -0.1°C, high = +82.8°C)
(crit = +84.8°C)
Sensor 1:     +44.9°C  (low  = -273.1°C, high = +65261.8°C)
Sensor 2:     +48.9°C  (low  = -273.1°C, high = +65261.8°C)

ucsi_source_psy_USBC000:001-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
in0:           5.00 V  (min =  +5.00 V, max =  +5.00 V)
curr1:         0.00 A  (max =  +0.00 A)

dell_smm-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
fan1:        4975 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, max = 4900 RPM)
temp1:        +62.0°C
temp2:        +62.0°C
temp3:        +66.0°C
temp4:        +60.0°C
temp5:        +60.0°C

BAT0-acpi-0
Adapter: ACPI interface
in0:          16.19 V
curr1:         1.24 A

I am running VS Code with the Android Emulator, but after switching it off, the fan is still working.

After closing all the processes, I discovered that the memory was at 3 GB. What's the problem and why it is producing this much heat continuously . Please help me ,I am a beginner

It could be because the processor is weak and always has to work under high pressure or the cooling has to be cleaned because this throttles the CPU and therefore the performance is so weak.
My intel CPU

CPU:
  Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 socket: U3E1 bits: 64
    type: MT MCP arch: Tiger Lake gen: core 11 level: v4 note: check built: 2020
    process: Intel 10nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8C (140) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0xA6
bogomips: 47923
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C
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However, in my case, the heating continued to generate even after no processes other than Google Chrome 3 tabs were running.

Check with htop if the "browser" or other apps like baloo are at work.

You can't make a racehorse out of a plow horse. :wink:

Edit:

Even this laptop gets "warm".

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Hi,

When you are plugged into power, the CPU performance is automatically increased, to get a more responsive experience. High CPU performance, along with more power consumption generates higher amount of heat naturally.

Secondly, whenever you close a heavy application like Android Emulator, it is a good practice to restart the laptop.

Third, open Garuda Assistant > Settings then select powersave tweaks and other relevant fields and click on apply.

I hope this helps.

PS : Have a look at
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/CPU_frequency_scaling
It should be helpful I guess.

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