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    So something seems to be accessing your HD a lot. Try installing and playing with atop.

    (Sorry about my earlier trolling comment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanL View Post
    So something seems to be accessing your HD a lot. Try installing and playing with atop.

    (Sorry about my earlier trolling comment)
    Man, this is not because of high HDD usage from some sort of application. I tried to summarize my problem many times but I repeat some part again here:
    1. Bringin the system up using leave CD without mounting any HDD partition, spin downing HDD using hdparm and seeing it to be downed about 45 minutes using hddtemp and mounting one partition after 45 minutes of spinned down to wake it up and finnally running hddtemp will show 50C degree temperature, only 10 degrees reduce is not enough.
    2. and the most important part is that there is similar problem in windows 7 until I install SB7xx AHCI driver for Windows 7 which I found in the GPU driver folder

    The two above terms make me sure that this is a problem handling AHCI part of SB700 chip. I believe this and I'm seeking a way to solve this.

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    I edit above post below due to limitations of this site! :
    Quote Originally Posted by DanL View Post
    So something seems to be accessing your HD a lot. Try installing and playing with atop.

    (Sorry about my earlier trolling comment)
    Man, this is not because of high HDD usage from some sort of application. I tried to summarize my problem many times but I repeat some part again here:
    1. even no HDD usage at all will not solve the problem. Why? Because I tried bringin the system up using leave CD without mounting any HDD partition, spin downing HDD using hdparm and seeing it to be downed about 45 minutes using hddtemp and mounting one partition after 45 minutes of spinned down to wake it up and finnally running hddtemp which showed 50C degree temperature, only 10 degrees reduce is not enough.
    2. and the most important part is that AMD SB7xx AHCI driver reduced the temperature down to 38C on windows. How? There was similar problem in windows 7, until I installed SB7xx AHCI driver for Windows 7 which I found in the GPU driver folder.

    The two above terms make me sure that this is a problem handling AHCI part of SB700 chip. I believe this and I'm seeking a way to solve this.
    Guys, I appreciate your help for solving this problem, but please for better solving the problem kindly take a moment review what I tried before sending a new suggestion.
    I thank you very much for the cooperation

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    For more information, this is the output of lspci -vvxxx . I just brought you the AHCI part to summarize the output:
    Code:
    00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0206
    	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
    	Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
    	Latency: 64
    	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
    	Region 0: I/O ports at 8420 [size=8]
    	Region 1: I/O ports at 8414 [size=4]
    	Region 2: I/O ports at 8418 [size=8]
    	Region 3: I/O ports at 8410 [size=4]
    	Region 4: I/O ports at 8400 [size=16]
    	Region 5: Memory at f0208000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    	Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
    		Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
    		Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
    	Capabilities: [70] SATA HBA v1.0 InCfgSpace
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    	Kernel modules: ahci
    00: 02 10 91 43 07 00 30 02 00 01 06 01 00 40 00 00
    10: 21 84 00 00 15 84 00 00 19 84 00 00 11 84 00 00
    20: 01 84 00 00 00 80 20 f0 00 00 00 00 25 10 06 02
    30: 00 00 00 00 60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0b 01 00 00
    40: 10 00 3c 20 01 00 10 00 00 00 20 01 00 00 00 00
    50: 05 70 84 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    60: 01 70 22 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    70: 12 00 10 00 0f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    80: 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 2c 14 80 b4 01 14 80 b4 01
    90: 16 80 b4 01 16 80 b4 01 16 80 b4 01 16 80 b4 01
    a0: 7a a0 7a a0 7a a0 7a a0 7a a0 7a a0 00 00 00 00
    b0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    d0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00
    e0: 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    f0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

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    Even more details with vendor code "4391":
    Code:
    00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391] (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
    	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0206]
    	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
    	Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
    	Latency: 64
    	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
    	Region 0: I/O ports at 8420 [size=8]
    	Region 1: I/O ports at 8414 [size=4]
    	Region 2: I/O ports at 8418 [size=8]
    	Region 3: I/O ports at 8410 [size=4]
    	Region 4: I/O ports at 8400 [size=16]
    	Region 5: Memory at f0208000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    	Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
    		Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
    		Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
    	Capabilities: [70] SATA HBA v1.0 InCfgSpace
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    	Kernel modules: ahci
    00: 02 10 91 43 07 00 30 02 00 01 06 01 00 40 00 00
    10: 21 84 00 00 15 84 00 00 19 84 00 00 11 84 00 00
    20: 01 84 00 00 00 80 20 f0 00 00 00 00 25 10 06 02
    30: 00 00 00 00 60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0b 01 00 00
    40: 10 00 3c 20 01 00 10 00 00 00 20 01 00 00 00 00
    50: 05 70 84 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    60: 01 70 22 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    70: 12 00 10 00 0f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    80: 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 2c 14 80 b4 01 14 80 b4 01
    90: 16 80 b4 01 16 80 b4 01 16 80 b4 01 16 80 b4 01
    a0: 7a a0 7a a0 7a a0 7a a0 7a a0 7a a0 00 00 00 00
    b0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    d0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00
    e0: 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    f0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

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    Smile

    Before anyone tells me, I tried setting the sata mode from AHCI to IDE : No Change
    Thanks again.

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    Maybe it is ALPM: http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Re...uide/ALPM.html
    I still think you should look at atop, or better yet, powertop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanL View Post
    Maybe it is ALPM: http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Re...uide/ALPM.html
    I still think you should look at atop, or better yet, powertop.
    Thanks. It makes sense. I will take a look at it. I think it must be about power management too. SB700 is not only a south-bridge chip, but as far as I know, it's also the SATA controller, USB filter and even the sound card.
    I remember that I tried the power top. Followed it's all suggestions, it reduced power consumption a bit, except it told me press A to standby sound device or some message like about sound device and every time I pressed A it couldn't turn it off and used to repeat the same message again and again. I could hear a tep sound from laptop speakers but no change in power usage statics in gnome-power-monitor. Also the USB port cannot enumerate high power consumption devices like external Hard Drives. It can enumerate flash disks, blue tooth dangles, etc. but it can't just bring my external hard-drives, which windows 7 is able to only after installing the damned "SB7xx USB Filter" driver.
    Guys, I'm sure that there's something going on about power management of SB700 chip on linux. Which limits output current of USB filter part of the chip to 100mA and will cause the HDD and the chip itself to get very hot.
    I will read the link, but any other Ideas?
    Thanks again

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    Tried ALPM settings: No Change
    Now the problem is: Power management problems on SB700

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    B u m p !!

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