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I'm having a problem with my dell studio 1558 were my fans are running very loud.

I never had this problem on windows 7 and I'm really struggling to find a fix for it.

I've tried other distro's as well and they have the exact same problem.

It doesn't seem to be cpu as nothing is using a lot of resources, I've tried installing ati drivers but then i keep running into other problems and the noise doesn't seem to go away.

Thanks for the help, much appreciated!

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can you please elaborate on your PC configuration? and do you have a dedicated GPU? – Ganesh Hegde Mar 4 '13 at 15:42
Yeah it has an ATI 5740. – bosaaa Mar 4 '13 at 16:27
Please provide additional information only by editing your question, not in a comment. – guntbert Mar 4 '13 at 21:15

I had fan problems myself on Lenovo Y580 Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM CPU with internal hd 4000 graphic, and nvidia gtx660 graphic card.

I simply changed GPU on Nvidia X server settings (proprietary driver) to Intel.

You can use Intel graphic installer , it works well on Ubuntu 14.04.

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