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I am an Ubuntu 11.10 user with a laptop with a noisy fan. the fan runs way too frequently, blowing when all I'm doing is web browsing. I am willing to sacrifice speed for a less hot laptop, can someone please tell me how to make my fan turn on less frequently? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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First, depending on the age of the laptop, clean out the vents.

lesswatts has a comprehensive set of tutorials to reduce power use:


For the cpu speed see


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