Computer heating up after installation

I've used Windows most of my life, I recently installed ZorinOS 17.1 at the suggestion of a friend and I'm loving it! However, I face problems with the temperature that my laptop is reaching (even without moving it, completely stopped).

I will leave information about my system below and will provide more if requested!

Gday @gustavomarchesim Welcome to the community!

I'll assume this is a laptop?

I see your uptime says 6hr-41min,, this seems to me that it's been running quiet well !!!

How old is the machine?
has it even been cleaned/serviced?
was it left on a surface that could stop the air flow?
Are the fans still working?

Does this only happen ,, when it's on the charger?

Can elaborate on how you suspect this happened.

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Hi, Thanks for the answer!

Yes

I bought it at least 2 years ago, it's a Lenovo ideapad gaming 3i

I open it and clean it from time to time so the problem is definitely not with cleaning.

I use it on a laptop stand.

Yes

I only use it plugged in, but I've never had this problem with Windows, especially on Idle.

I don't know exactly, but the temperature increases even when the laptop has just been turned on, I honestly don't know what it could be. The temperature itself doesn't affect usability, but I imagine it wasn't supposed to get hot. I put my hand on the housing and it feels hot (more than it would normally be when using Windows, hence the doubt)

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Thanks for that.
i see a few users having a similar issue,
Two it has been the thermal paste on the CPU.
https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/w7zs8w/lenovo_ideapad_3_overheating_constantly/
https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLaptops/comments/mmlt6w/lenovo_ideapad_gaming_3_overheating_upto_100/

the case may feel hot, but most cpu's can handle 100c for awhile.

Zorin OS should actually be running cooler/faster.
try the sensors output in the terminal

sensors

if you get no response, you will need to install the app.

sudo apt install lm-sensors

You may also give your hd's a check,
Open "Disks", highlight the drive you wish to test, click the 3 Dots in the top right corner & select "SMART data & self test",,
Could also please show us the output for

sudo lshw -C multimedia

ubuntu-drivers devices

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The option is not enabled to be clicked, do you know what it could be?

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Ty, sorry one more please

sudo lshw -c display

I'd also open "Software & updates" then click "Settings" open the TAB "Additional drivers" & see if your running on a Nvidia driver, if needed select the appropriate driver & apply, then complete the update.

Sorry i added some info above, re:nvidia drivers.

Follow that & restart & test for awhile.

Also your Temp's look good, my rule of thumb for temps is ( 30c + the temp of the day).
The thermal junction rating for your CPU is 100c, meaning it will shut down @ 100c.

Can you tell me if there is any right? There are so many that I don't know how to choose and I'm afraid of choosing one and causing problems.

At this stage i would leave it as it is,
i believe it has just been updated for your pc from the 470 driver to the 550 driver.

So at this point i don't see any high cpu temp's,
The next time you fell it's becoming hot run the "Sensors" & check.
I believe theres an app that show the temps in the corner of your screen, until your happy or find the issue/cause,,,, you could also Pin "Monitor" to your taskbar & check if you have something using high CPU constantly that may cause heating issue's...

Run the updater restart pc & keep us posted.

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