Originally Posted by JackOfClubs
Yeah so either the power button on my laptop is dead, or the motherboard is fried (preferably the power button), so I'm on an old laptop of my dad's that I put Ubuntu 10.04 on a while ago for teh lolz. Its funny. This has 1GB RAM and a dual core Intel T5600 @ 1.83 GHz, and boots up in under 40 seconds, and my laptop has 4GB RAM and a dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.1 Ghz, and boots up in about 2 mins 30 secs...
Hopefully, it is just the power button. I recall months ago in this thread you stated that you have trouble with your laptop overheating. I have the same issue too, and my laptop has the same processor. I find that my laptop has better cooling when I set my battery's power plan at balanced rather than high performance with the screen set to 100% brightness. What is your power plan and brightness level?
Oh, and you have nice background.