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I have tried installing asusfan and lm-sensors but I'm unable to control my fans to cool my laptop down sufficiently. Currently it overheats at about 100 degrees celsius and my sensors output somehow does not have any fan information on it:

jackson@OLYMPIA:~$ sensors


Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:       +69.0°C  (crit = +110.0°C)                  

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:      +66.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 1:      +66.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)  

I have checked my bios and there isn't any fan settings there. I can consistently overheat just by converting a video via Handbrake. I have ubuntu-desktop installed for a GUI.

Is there a way for me to control my fans to start spinning before it reaches a critical temperature and kills itself?

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This forum post might be of use to you. Beware: this is extremely in-depth.

Here is a brainstorm proposing easy fan speed control:

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