Fans are hardware devices used for cooling other devices which generate lots of heat.

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How do I set my EeePC fan to aggressive cooling in Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and have faced a rather nasty problem: the computer shuts down in just some minutes (or almost immediately in case of active usage) because of overheating (I can notice a ...
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Inspiron 5520 Laptop Fan not working. Ubuntu 14.04

So I've been bashing my face into this and getting nowhere. I am NOT ubuntu savvy and I prefer command line solutions if possible. I installed i8kutils. I try to turn my fan on HIGH: i8kfan 2 2 -1 ...
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Why does my computer run so loud when I use services like Netflix?

Okay, so I have been having this annoying issue since I installed Ubuntu on my computer. When I had Windows installed, it would not run the fans of my laptop unless it was sitting on a surface that ...
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Fan noise on Toshiba Satellite

Since I installed Ubuntu the fan has become annoyingly noisy. How can I solve this? I have a Toshiba Satellite U940-112 / Intel® Core™ i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz × 4.
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GPU fan speeds up extremely, if the laptop has been idle for a while

So, this seems a bit strange but if I leave the laptop and go for a snack or cup of tea, and I return 15-20 minutes laters, I will hear a exceptionally high voice from my laptop, as if all fans are ...
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fan speed issue

bought new desktop for the office with i3 4170 and MB ASROCK H81M-DGS. I installed ubuntu 15.04 and it isn't slowing down the speed of the fan (fan2 to be precise) after the boot is successful. It ...
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Fan very loud in Intel processor

I searched forum for a long time. Tried out many diff solutions. Nothing is working. I don't know how to get out of this situation. I have Ubuntu 14.04 lcs. fenix@fenix-P35-DS3L:~$ sensors ...
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Fan Periodically Overspeeds When On AC Power

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 and for a while I have noticed that when it is on AC power, its fans will temporarily run at max for several minutes before returning to normal operation, and ...
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fans not detected/working on ubuntu (hp envy 17t j000)

my laptop is overheating, i dont remember if it was heating on windows or not. i did disassemble the laptop and clean the laptop's fan from dust, nothing happend. here is sensors command output $ ...
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fan off + system slowdown in battery mode

If my laptop runs on the battery, its fan is off/silent and the system sometimes slows down till complete freeze. I believe it's somehow related with power management. For comparison, when I run an ...
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How to controll my fan speed

i use Ubuntu 14.04 .my fan is working speedily when i am watching video and surfing Internet how can control my fan speed please give the best and short answers
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Lenovo U400 overheating with fan being idle

I've had Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo U400 laptop for a year or so and everything was fine. Suddenly yesterday I noticed when I was working on it, that it was running really hot, almost burning my left ...
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fan sounds and warm laptop with Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop in a dual boot setup with Windows 7. The fan was OK while installing but while using Ubuntu later the fan made very high sounds and the laptop was very warm. ...
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Fan constantly runs on Dell 3521 with Radeon HD7670m on Ubuntu 15.04

My laptop configuration are Dell 3521 Core i3 3227U @ 1.9Ghz 4GB RAM Intel HD4000 graphic + radeon HD7670m 1GB DDR3 dedicated graphics. When I boot Ubuntu 14.04.02LTS on my laptop, CPU cooling fan ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and ASUS Z97-K

After many... many hours fighting against this, I surrender. I am not able to get "pwmconfig" to work because "sensors" doesn't detect the PWM controls for my ASUS Z97-K motherboard, even if I add by ...
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fan control: pwmconfig no pwm-capable sensor modules installed on Samsung NP900X3E

When I follow this guide about how to control fan speed in Ubuntu15.04 on my laptop Samsung NP900X3E I get this error message: /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed ...
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CPU running at 60°C on Yoga 13 – How to control fan speed?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 13 laptop. My fan is constantly running. If have tried to solve the problem with TLP , but to no avail. I have also installed cpufrequtils. On ...
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My laptop is seriously overheating

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7 on my laptop about an hour ago, and within two minutes of running Ubuntu (both during the Live CD and post-install), my CPU temperatures reach 100°C. In ...
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Automatic fan speed control on AMD/ATI gpu cards with propietary drivers (fglrx) [closed]

This post is just to describe what I did, because I spent some time googling before find a acceptable solution. I've a server running ubuntu 14.04 with 2 AMD firepro w8100 and the propietary drivers ...
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HP Mini (210-1000SA PC), fan always running

After changing the OS from Windows to Lubuntu (15.04), my Netbooks's fan is always running. I think the problem in Drivers. So, I tried to find drivers in offical HP's website but there is no exist ...
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lm-sensors not detect fan

Hello I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and at first I had problems with overheating. I had to install the drivers for the Nvidia Geforce GT630M card and seems to have been solved. Anyway, I have ...
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Problem with fan on samsung

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Samsung aviv book 8 (NP870Z5G). I encountered a problem with the fan, it seems to be running more often under Ubuntu than under windows. For instance, I always ...
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What is the script that executes soon after we plug in AC adapter?

My Dell Inspiron laptop's fan makes a lot of noise when i execute any heavy application process. The fan continues to make the noise till i plug in the AC adaptor power cord with power in. It ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fresh install disabled toshiba satellite fans

With a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 my fan is not working. After searching the forums I tried: sudo sensors-detect Intel digital thermal sensor...Sucess! Trying family 'SMSC'...Yes Found unknown ...
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New OS, New problems

I just bought a 'new' Samsung np-x460 equipped with a Core 2 duo with GeForce 9200m GS to try out Ubuntu 15.04 with a fresh install, and was generally happy with it prior to the system updates. My ...
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very high and loud fan speed with xubuntu

I've just installed xubuntu 15.04 as an alternative for ubuntu 14 as my laptop didn't seem to fit with unity. So, xubuntu is working great, except for one problem, the fan speed. It's always at high ...
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xubuntu fan speed

I've just installed xubuntu 15.04 as an alternative for ubuntu 14 as my laptop didn't seem to fit with unity. So, xubuntu is eorking great, except for one proble, the fan speed. It's always at high ...
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How to tell the heat, or at least fan speed, of a machine [duplicate]

Is there a way in which I can tell how hot my computer is? Or at least how fast my computer's fan is going? Because if my computer's fan knows how fast and when to go, then surely my computer knows ...
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Normal speed range for chassis fans

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 lts on my desktop pc and I've installed Xsensors. I can see that my cpu fan is running at 3110 rpm, my chassis fan is 0 rpm and my chassis2 fan is a massive 48214 rpm (sometimes ...
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There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed for my Z97M Plus board even with kernel 3.19

I just bought new motherboard which is Asus Z97M-Plus. Earlier I have a P8B75-M. I used to control my fan speeds with that board. My fans have only three pins. But in the new board it won't work. I ...
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hp DV6-7350SL high temperature ubuntu 14.04

laptop temperature is always high and fan is always going and with windows is not so hot sensor output acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +77.0°C temp2: +77.0°C (crit ...
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Toshiba Satellite 875-P301 overheating

I'm currently encounting some issues with my laptop (Toshiba Satellite 875-P301). The fan doesn't activate bellow 100°C, so I'm kind of burning my legs right now. So, the facts : I'm running ...
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My computer halts for short times intermittently. Is it related to my fan making a lot of noise?

I have two problems with my computer. The system is halting for short times intermittently so the computers becomes almost impossible to use for short times that can happen just when the computer ...
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Acer Ferrari F0200 Netbook fan control

I've had this netbook for years now, and there has always been the problem of it overheating. It's not as if to say the fan run at full speed all the time, because they don't. I've tried using ...
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Fan running at max speed after switching to ubuntu [duplicate]

After switching to Ubuntu my laptop is heating. I didn't have this problem when I had windows 7.I changed my CPU to "Powersave" mode but it is still heating and the fan is running at maximum speed.How ...
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Is there a program to graphically edit the values of the Embedded Controller in an Acer laptop?

Sorry if this already has an answer, but no matter how unspecific my searches get I can't seem to find anything. My Acer Aspire 5740G has horrible overheating problems. I have taken the computer ...
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Fan Constantly Running

Since installing 15.04, I've noticed that my fan seems to be always running. Is there a setting that I'm missing?
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Thinkpad T61 fans running fast and rebooting

I have a thinkpad T61 (nvidia version) running ubuntu 14.04 and its fans are running fast and overheating whenever I am doing cpu intensive activities such as gaming. This issue did not occur on ...
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Toshiba L850 fan Stuck on despite normal temps

Fan is stuck on despite everything running at normal temps. Acpi seems to not be working and no sensors despite being set up. lewis@Luitaco:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: ...
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GTX970 349.16 Fan issue

My MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G's fans turn on and off constantly in Kubuntu 15.04 with 349.16 drivers. This doesn't happen in Windows 8.1 with 350.12 drivers.
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Does with ubuntu 15.04 the problem with fans on dell laptop is fixed?

I have a problem but there is a fix for that by installing i8kutils package, and adding some parametars for the fans to works properly. And does this is fixed on 15.04?.. For those who doesnt know ...
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After upgrade to 15.04, wrong temperature readings cause fan to go crazy

Since I upgraded to 15.04, twice after I had started it from suspended state Ubuntu would right away start spinning the laptop fan like crazy since it thought that one of the temperatures was 100°C ...
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Fan not working on Thinkpad T440s (Ubuntu 14.04)

When I run the 'sensors' command in terminal, I get this: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +55.0°C (crit = +200.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: ...
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Getting fan to work on Acer Aspire 7720

Acer Aspire's seem to have fan problems with Ubuntu, but I can't find a fix that works (or for recent editions of Ubuntu). On this slightly old laptop, the fan never starts, so the laptop overheats ...
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Is there some program to control fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04? - Acer Aspire 5740G

I have an Acer Aspire 5740(G) that overheats constantly, even in normal use. After many hours of trying fan control utilities to speed up my fan, such as fancontrol and lm-sensors, and none of them ...
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Does TLP controls laptop FAN?

I've installed TLP on my laptop. And I found when plug out AC jack(Adaptor), the FAN goes off. I want to turn the FAN off also in AC mode, but I can't find some related option in /etc/default/tlp. ...
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Excessive Draining Of Battery

I have Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller and I've installed Tlp for battery saving but I am seeing no improvement in battery life, also my laptop is heating up more than it ...
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(Unused) swap causing fan noise? [Ubuntu 14.10]

I was running Ubuntu 14.10 for a while without any (fan related) problems. The fan was very quiet and would blow slightly when e.g. viewing HD videos etc. Then I had to reinstall Ubuntu due to a ...
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Notebook overheating and system hangs - ubuntu 14.04.2

I installed ubuntu 14.04.2 and my notebooks overheats really fast and sometimes hangs(freezes) - no response at all , so I just have to shutdown manually. Here's the result of some commands I found ...
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How can I reduce the fan speed on a HP Elitebook 6930p?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Elitebook 6930p. On this laptop, the fans are constantly running. The laptop also gets quite hot. I suspected that this had something to do with the video drivers, so I ...