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

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Heating fan and weaker battery in Lubuntu 13.04

Since I switched from Ubuntu to Lubuntu (both 13.04) I spotted some differences: Battery life is about 30% shorter. At first I thought that the indicator shows wrong values, so I decided not to ...
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How to get Ubuntu to stop heating up so much

I already have another post on how to control the fans, but I was wondering if I am doing anything to cause this. Ubuntu is running great at the beginning but after about twenty minutes of running ...
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Why is my fan constatnly blowing in Ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bits) alongside Windows 7 on different partition on my second desktop. It's working nice. I have updated everything. However, I have problems with my fan. It's ...
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Give Compaq Presario cq62 More Control of Fan

I've been having overheating issues with Ubuntu 13.04 (and probably before as well, but I wasn't doing anything as intensive as I am now) and I'm noticing that the fan never kicks into "jet engine" ...
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How to get Ubuntu to use as much Resources as Lubuntu

Well.. I love Ubuntu, but it causes my laptop to use resources up, and I don't even know why. it even cause my laptop's fan to run louder and heat up (not overheat, but it does get hot). As soon as I ...
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My Ubuntu 12.10 partition is frozen in the Safe Graphics Mode?

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 with Ubuntu 12.10 on it. I had it fully customized, except for the fact that my cooling fan wouldn't work. After some research, I found out that the fans are run off of ...
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Fan constantly running even after updates (Maybe Harddrive?)

I have recently installed Ubuntu and I have also installed Bumblebee which caused the fan to run constantly due to hybrid graphics card. I also also installed Jupiter to switch my laptop into power ...
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USB fan controller

I'd like to control the speed of 3 fans: CPU fan (3-pin fan connector; connected to mainboard) 2x chassis fan (3-pin fan connector; connected to power supply via molex adapter) Unfortunately, it ...
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Constant fan spinning [duplicate]

Almost every action I initiate, like opening the terminal or clicking a menu, makes the fan start spinning. That did not happen on Windows, for instance. And it doesn't seem normal, so how can I make ...
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No fan control for CPU fan

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, with Ubuntu Installed on my WD Passport partition as a portable installation. On the CPU Fan, it never looks like it has any control over itself. At a constant ...
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MD Radeon HD 7730M (Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition)

I cannot find the drivers for AMD Radeon HD 7730M(Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition) on the AMD website! can someone please send me the link to download any open source drivers if available? Also the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Controlling GPU fan without installing ATI drivers [closed]

I have a radeon hd 6950 and it's running kinda hot (not much, 60c), but on Windows I noticed the fans run faster and the temp is lower. I know I could use aticonfig, and I tried it. I installed the ...
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My fan is DEAFENING - Please help, i googled and googled to no avail [VAIO Laptop]

- Greetings to all helpful Ubuntu Gurus - i'm using a VAIO VPC EB100C Laptop with an Ubuntu 11.10 OS running on it [64bit] and i'm having grave issues with my fan - it runs non stop. I doubt that ...
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Fan doesn't work on an Acer Aspire 5315

I have recently installed lubuntu 11.10 on my old laptop (acer aspire 5315 celeron) and observed that fan is not working properly on lubuntu side.I find it strange that it is working perfectly under ...
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My fan turns off after a few seconds [closed]

Can you please help, I cannot get the fan to come on at all when running 11.10, it works fine in windows so obviuosly not the fan itself, it comes on for about 5 seconds when laptop initially turned ...
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Dell XPS m1530 fans wont turn off while runnning Ubuntu [closed]

My Dell XPS m1530 laptops fans run at full blast constantly while running Ubuntu natty 11.04. I have installed several programs that claim to correct this problem but none have been successful. ...
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Fan speeds up at suspend [closed]

The fans start turning at very high speed when I do suspend. What is the reason, and if possible, how can I fix it? The mainboard I use is Intel DG45FC. CPU is Intel core 2 duo at 3.00GHz.
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Fan starts at startup (Macbook Pro 6,2) [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu 10.10 onto my Macbook Pro 6,2 unibody. I've got everything setup (not my first time), except on startup the fan goes crazy. I choose linux from rEFIt, and after GRUB the ...
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How to control XFX HD 5770 fan speed? [closed]

Hey, how would I go about controlling my graphics card's fan speed (XFX HD 5770)? For some reason it keeps spinning up and it's really loud. I currently dual boot with Windows 7 x64 and it works fine ...
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Laptop fan running often and loudly for no reason since installing ubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron Notebook that came pre-installed with Windows 8 (very unfortunately), I have been experiencing an increase in the fan's loudness and frequency of ...
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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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Fan is loud but CPU and temperature is low

This is a problem that I had a while ago (1 year ago), but I decided to ask about it now. So, my laptop's (Satellite L-655) fan is too loud, but the CPU usage is low and the temperature is low as ...
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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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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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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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HP Pavilion G6 1209 temperature higher than usual and fan working in 11.10

Installing Ubuntu on this new machine i had various problems, so I asked around ask ubuntu for a solution. This is the latest one! :D When I start the pc it shows the temperature around 50-55. When I ...
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Laptop fan speed too low when not docked

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and things are great except that it gets quite hot sometimes. I'm using sensors (lm-sensors) to report temperature and fan speed. I run a Thinkpad T430s with Ivy ...
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How do I know my fan is working in Ubuntu

I just bought a brand new netbook and am worried the fan isn't working properly. lm-sensors does not detect a fan, I can't hear a fan, and can't feel air blowing out of the fan area. The netbook is ...
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CPU Fan always on high speed after upgrade to 14.04 [duplicate]

cpu fan always on high speed after update from 13.10 to 14.04 MB Asus P5G41T-M LX V2 It was working nice on 13.10 Output of sensors: atk0110-acpi-0 Adapter: ACPI interface Vcore Voltage: ...
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Fan is constantly on when plugged, but goes silent when only on battery

Problem Fan is constantly on when a laptop is plugged and not charging. Not noisy, but definitely audible. However, it occasionally stays silent (spinning slower or not spinning at all) when laptop ...
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How do I control my fan speed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and the fans are quite loud. I followed the instructions on this forum link and configured lm-sensors then attempted to configure fancontrol. I ran lm-sensors as sudo, it ...
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Intermediate fan speed i8k

On i8kfan you have just two options of fan speed. What i want is to know if there's a way to set a intermediate(or more than one) fan speed because the high value(2) is too noisy and the low value(1) ...
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Laptop Fan/Heat high when using only Ubuntu 13.04

I am using I7 Dell laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along with windows 8. When I use Ubuntu, I feel fan speed is high, which I don't see when using in windows 8. I installed tlp package but that did ...
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Fan constantly on, Dell Inspiron 15R, Ubuntu 12.04

Problem I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 15R. As soon as I boot, the fan starts at full speed and stays constantly on. I've seen similar posts, where installing fan control apps are ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 with old (radeon HD 4850) graphic card

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I think I may have issues with the graphic card. Its fan is just running very fast (and noisy). I tried to check the temperature using sensors and got the ...
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Upgrade to 13.04. Dell Laptop fan running excessivly

I recently updated to Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell laptop. I did not have this problem with the previous version. Normally the fan is not running. But then something (perhaps some web site) triggers the ...
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Fan speed and heating problem on macbook pro 9,2 running Ubuntu 13.04

I used to run Ubuntu 12.04 with Vmware on my macbook pro 13 inch (9,2). Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with dual boot with rEFit. I started facing over heating problem while running Ubuntu even on ...
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Drivers corrupted after update for first time?

I had dual booted Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 on my Laptop. After installing I observed that the fan was on all the time, resulting in huge electricity usage. There was an alert that I had ~200 ...
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overheating in ubuntu but not in windows

my sensors show 70°C coretemp. (sometimes up to 80°C) lm-sensors sudo sensors-detect yesyes...: Client found at address 0x50 Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1033'... No Probing ...
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Fan error when booting in Ubuntu 12.04

Everything went normally, when yesterday night I was turning off my Thinkpad laptop. I did nothing special. Today, when I tried to start using it, all I get is an error message "Fan error" and ...
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No luck on installing .bin file (For Dell 32-bit Diagnostics)

I'm trying to install Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version) To test my fans.. Now..I download a file from Dell which is meant for Linux. the file format is: GnuPG Signature ...
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Weird laptop fan sound

I just bought a new laptop - SAMSUNG Series 3 NP350V5C-T01US, installed ubuntu 12.10. Everything is ok, except a very annoying sound produced by the fan. If it would be just a constant sound, I mean ...
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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 ...