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

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GPU fan spins like crazy in 12.10 on HD 6870

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 yesterday on my computer and everything is working fine apart from my GPU fan. For some reason, it spins to what sounds like 100% and just stays there no matter what I do. I ...
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How do I control the fan when running kernel 3.7?

A while ago I started to use thinkfan to control the fan speed of my lenovo thinkpad. This became necessary as it stoped working after a kernel update (I think it came with the installation of a v3.7 ...
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Macbook 8,1 Ubuntu 12.10 CPU Heat

Installed Ubuntu on another partition on my Macbook, which works well sorted the wifi but the problem is that the heat coming off the thing is mental. The fans are going to cool it, and i have ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 slow and freezes, loud fan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on a custom built desktop, but it runs very slow and often freezes or something like Unity will ...
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Thinkfan on Thinkpad T410 - thinkpad_acpi doesn't seem to support fan_control

I try to run thinkfan. I installed it and configured it. But if i do this i get an error. chris@chris-ThinkPad-T410:~$ sudo thinkfan -n WARNING: Using default temperature inputs in ...
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Dell Studio 15, Turnoff after suspend due to overheat, and does not turnon the fan as well [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and linux as well, the thing is... I got strange problem with my laptop, I am not sure is the problem with my hardware or the os I got: Dell Studio 15 (ATI Graphics Card) with ...
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fan noise in ubuntu 12.10

I have installed ubuntu 12.01 on my laptop Dell Inspiron E1705. The fan is running continuously and is quite noise. Is there any way to fix this problem? Thank you.
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Ubuntu has started booting really slow

So yesterday & today, when I boot up the Ubuntu loading screen (with the 4-5 loading dots) it just sits there... forever. Normally, Ubuntu boots up very fast. Also, something very strange I've ...
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lm-sensor and cpu temperatures

I am on ubuntu Precise Pangolin. The processor is Intel i3. a desktop. I installed lm-sensors and below is the report sensors gave coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +30.0°C ...
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Laptop overheats and turns off even though the fan runs

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Studio 1747. The laptop fan is up and running as soon as the Ubuntu log on screen appears (even when the laptop is cold). The laptop ends up overheating and turning ...
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Dell xps 15z fan issue in ubuntu 12.04

I just updated to ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell laptop xps 15z. The trouble is that I hear a slight ticking sound every 3rd second, probably from a fan. This is a new issue in this ubuntu version. I use ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 , Fan noise, Dell Inspirion 15 R (7520)

i just installed 12.04 on windows based Dell Inspirion 15 R (7520). The probelm is with the fan . They are running almost all the time . It is annoying and really bothering me. The system is not hot ...
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How to set the tempreture at which the fan must speed up - laptop

I have HP Probook 4530s and the fan speeds up at around 45C then when it reaches 35C slows down and repeats. In the interval between 35-45 it barely works and this results in very annoying speed up of ...
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Power USB at certain CPU temperature

I have an unusual server set-up. Basically, I have a combination of salvaged parts from 3 Powerbook G4s running a non-graphical distribution of lubuntu. Problem is, I'm better with hardware than the ...
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Throttle and overheating on Dell XPS Studio 1645

I realise there is an older thread on the very subject but that seems to be pretty dead. I just got a Dell Studio XPS 1645 laptop and the fan noise and overheating is pretty ridiculous. This is ...
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Fan running continously on HP Pavillion G6 notebook with 12.04.1 LTS, help please?

Fan is running continously on my HP Pavillion G6 notebook with 12.04.1 LTS. My system specifications are:- Ram: 6Gb Graphics Card:- 1 GB (AMD Raedon 64XX). HDD: 540 GB. Please find a list of ...
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Laptop fan intermittently stopping

Recently I've noticed that the fan on my laptop stops for ~1 second every 8 seconds or so then continues to work as normal. I've uploaded a recording of this here [dropbox] Has anyone experienced ...
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Fan always running

I have an HP laptop pavilion dv619ca ( 8 GB RAM ; 64-bit ; i7 ; 256 GB HDD). I installed the latest ubuntu 12.10 but the fan is always running and decreasing my battery life. I need to know how to fix ...
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Thinkfan broken after update to Quantal

After upgrading my Thinkpad T400 to Quantal, I noticed that the CPU fan became much noisier, it was essentially running all the time. I have configured fan control through thinkfan. I suspect that the ...
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Vaio SB - Turn off AMD Graphics Card?

I've got a Vaio SB with Hybrid Graphics (Intel Graphics Card and AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series). It is running in Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and has the latest BIOS-Update. For reason that the ...
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Fan speed in 12.10 too loud

When my PC boots up the fan speed whirls like a beast even when browsing the BIOS, settings, etc, which is fair enough. Previously when I was using Windows it used to calm down as soon as it boots ...
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Fan very loud in Ubuntu 12.10

I recently installed 12.10 on my Desktop PC, moving away from Windows 7. For some reason, the fan in my computer is making an enormous amount of noise (it is running at full speed constantly). ...
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Dell Vostro 3360 laptop gets warm after 12.10 upgrade

After my yesterday upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 my laptop (Dell Vostro 3360) gets warm without the CPU fan cooling at all. At 75° C the fan seems to be off. This will result in serious problems wen running ...
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CPU Fan really annoying

Nn a Dell Inspiron the CPU Fan is too loud. It is not running constantly, but it changes from slow to really fast every minute. It's really annoying and hardly possible to work on this machine. Is it ...
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Fans running very fast on MacBook Pro 8.1

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Macbook Pro 8.1 and one of the first things I noticed was that the fans were starting to spin very fast every few minutes for 10-30 sec and then going back to normal. That ...
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How to stop fan running always on Asus P8P67LE motherboard with ATI Radeon HD6900

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm not sure if it is the CPU (i7) fan or the video card fan. I've tried using lm-sensors & fancontrol sudo sensors-detect Now follows a summary of the probes I have ...
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Dell Inspiron7520 and Ubuntu 12.04 issues

I have a DELL Inspiron 7520 in the highest configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM processor (6M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz) 15.6" Full High Definition (1080p) LED Display 8GB3 Dual Channel ...
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How do I check if my laptop fan is working properly?

I have an old Dell studio 1558 laptop (2 years) with Ubuntu 12.04. Its always make some noise, some time the fan make a terrible noise - and I must quickly shutdown it by press the power button 5 ...
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How do I control the fan on a Apple Mac Mini?

I am running 12.04 LTS on Apple mini hardware (about 4 years old). I am new to Linux. The fan seems to run non-stop. "ThinkFan" is installed but I do not know how to use it in order to modulate fan ...
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Laptop turns off upon high CPU usage with very busy fan noise

My Serval laptop (vendor's, System76's, website no longer has info) has suddenly started immediate turn-off power recently. It's happened at least twice in last 2 days. Any idea is appreciated and ...
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How to change CPU fan speed on ThinkPad?

I checked this post on AskUbuntu, but like the OP my BIOS does not have a setting for 'smart fan'. My BIOS though has something similar called 'Thermal Performance' wherein it's already set to maximum ...
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Laptop Fan not turning on at all

I installed 12.04 64-bit onto my HP DV7 3063cl and completely removed Windows 7. When I had Windows 7 the fan worked, but once the Ubuntu installation was complete it doesn’t even turn on during the ...
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OpenSource ATI driver - Fan running at full speed all the time

I know this is a common problem and have read other topics but couldn't resolve. Anyways yesterday I found a solution - I have 2 graphic cards (hybrid) and they were both on. So I turned one off and ...
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Installed 12.04, now case fans don't work

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now my case fans never run, even when booted into Windows 7. The only fans that ever come on are fans directly attached to a device (i.e. cpu/gpu/psu). Anything on a ...
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Is there a way to change the speed of a CPU fan?

I got a more powerful CPU and can see from the system load applet that whenever the CPU has got some work, the fan turns up very much. It's much louder than before even if the CPU was working hard. ...
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lm-sensors reports incorrect chassis fan speed on ASUS M5A78L/USB3 in 12.04LTS

I recently built a machine based on the ASUS M5A78L/USB3 motherboard and installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. Most of the system sensors were automatically detected and work correctly. However, when I ...
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My CPU fan stop working on dell Inspiron 1545

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 my CPU temperature gets abnormally high: 80-86 °C. I saw that the CPU fan isn't running. Is it possible for this problem to be caused by Ubuntu or not?
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cpu fan always working and the air is hot

My laptop is a Dell N5110, i3, two video cards: Intel HD3000 and Nvidia GT323M. Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04. After I login in the system, the fan starts working non-stop, the fan air is hot ...
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How to reduce the fan noise and how to increase battery life?

I have a brand new Sony Vaio S series laptop.(VPCSA2DGX) It came factory installed with Windows 7 professional Edition 64bit. Runs Intel core i5, 500 GB HDD , 4GB Ram. First I installed ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Difference in fans on Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

I have bought a Hp Pavilion DV7 with Core i7 CPU and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot with Windows 7 alongside. Apart from the difference in battery life (although that's fixed with Jupiter), I ...
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Why is my laptop fan running so much?

I have a Dell N5110 laptop and the fan is running quickly and noisily often. I'm concerned my laptop might be getting damaged. Is there any way to identify what is causing this and, if so, how I ...
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CPU usage goes to 100% when I lock the screen

Whenever I lock the screen, after a certain amount of time, the CPU and the CPU fan go to their limits, and they return back to normal the moment I unlock the screen again (as shown by psensor). How ...
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Overheating on VAIO SB36

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my VAIO SB36 and it overheats and the fan speed is at max. How should I fix it? System Specs: Intel® Core™ i5-2430M CPU Unknown graphic detects! (it's both intel and ...
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Fan speed high since upgrade to 12.04

Since I have updated to 12.04 LTS my desktop pc's fan runs permanently with high speed and is annoyingly noisy. CPU temperature is low. Here is what the sensors command gets me: nouveau-pci-0400 ...
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Fan runs at max when screen is dimmed to save power

Everytime the screen dims to save power after my laptop has been idle, the fan starts spinning really fast and the cpu temp rises to about 60 deg C. When I move the mouse to undim the screen, the fan ...
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Fans don't wake up after suspend

the title says almost everything. If i suspend my ubuntu 12.04 on a compaq 615 laptop, on wake up everthing works perfectly apart from the fact that the fans don't wake up, cpu heats and upon ...
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Internal fan on a Dell XPS 1530 stays running post shutdown, am I really getting a shutdown?

I am loving 12.04LTS, fixed my printer issue, but Now , on my M1530 Dell XPS, my internal fan continues to run following Shutdown. Shutdown occurs very rapid and I don't really get any confirmation ...
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How to control CPU fan with no pwm-capable sensors?

I've tried to follow the directions on this thread: How to control fan speed? But at the end of the day, pwmconfig gives me this error: /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor ...
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Using optirun makes Acer Aspire 5755G laptop overheat

Using optirun from the bumblebee package makes my laptop (Acer Aspire 5755G) overheat after some time while the fans don't seem to run using the highest performance yet.
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Fan heavily works in Ubuntu 12.04

I had Ubuntu 11.04 on my Acer 1410, and everything was working smoothly. I made a fresh installation of 12.04. Now the fan works heavily (noisy) all the time, even when no software is open. Here is ...