Catalyst : Loud fans on a 6370M laptop even while using xvba acceleration
I encounter very loud fans even playing simple 480p videos on fglrx...I have enabled xvba and have double checked the status in VLC and Mplayer-Vaapi builds.
Also XBMC-xvba branch doesnt seem to help much . This is the only major issue I am stumbling and makes me go back to Windows (quiet even when playing full 1080p) just for the sake of playing videos without my laptop sounding like a jet engine...
I have double checked CPU utilization in top which shows around 15-10% cpu usage for VLC and Mplayer even XBMC cpu utilization is low.. but just cant figure out why do fans choke out while playing videos...
all this on my AMD Radeon 6370M on a HP G42-478TX laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 and fglrx 13.1 with Linux 3.7.6