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

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fan control issues on Toshiba Satellite c655d-s5136

On Ubuntu 14.04, my fan always runs,even when idle. This is not the case when I am in Win7,in which it only runs when I am playing movies. This bothers me greatly and I have followed other threads ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 EliteBook 8460p constant fan, hot, short battery

Finally took the plunge from Ubuntu in VM to wiping Windows and installing Ubuntu 14.04. I'm liking it so far although I've noticed the laptop gets hot very quickly, the fan is constantly on, and the ...
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fan stopped working after using i8kutils on Ubuntu 14.04

I had a really hard time with loud fan noise in Ubuntu 14.04. I came across an article with a solution using i8kutils package and it seemed to work fine. But now the fan has stopped working ...
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How to limit the speed of laptop fan using i8kmon configuration?

I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop overheating. As a solution, I used i8kutils with this config: # Run as daemon, override with --daemon option set config(daemon) 0 # Automatic fan ...
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SSD is hot when running ubuntu 14.04(possible fan or intel gpu issue)

I have reviewed a number of questions here about overheating but nothing seems to impact on my system. My laptop has a intel i-3 chip, Nvidia Geforce chip (that appears to be running ok with ...
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Overheating Samsung Ultra 5 530U (Fan not spinning at all)

I installed Mint on the above mentioned ultrabook. Even in idle the machine gets really hot really fast. It is almost not possible to touch in on the bottom. I tried using Bumblebee but it doesn't ...
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Ati free driver and fan speed [duplicate]

I have a Sapphire 5850 GPU. When I install any drivers in ubuntu for it my games run very heavy - with some strange glitches in the video. I went back to the default driver and the games in steam ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 High CPU Temperature but Fans Remain Silent

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-32-generic) on my new ASUS n550JK laptop. It has Intel i7 4700HQ CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics card (I have installed 340.24 driver from xorg-edgers). The ...
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14.04 HP dv7 fan speed wont increase

My laptop HP Pavilion dv7-7030us wont increase the fan speed. It gets quite hot (up to around 70c) but the fan speed wont increase at all. With windows 7 I never had a overheating problem and also ...
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Dell fans not working

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my DELL Inspiron 15R. Since I have installed it, my fan is constantly spinning, even I do absolutely nothing. I found this post and I decided to install i8kutils. ...
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sensors-detect does not discover all sensors on Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p

My sensors readings never read values for next two sensors: acpitz-virtual-0 always show 0 degrees for temp1 thinkpad-isa-0000 always show 0 RPM drakone@b4da55:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: ...
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Fan problem with Ubuntu [closed]

Here is some of the problem that I have. When I use Ubuntu 14.04 my fan works very fast ( on pc ) I don't have this problem on win after install VGA driver I use AMD HD Radeon 5 ... is it okay to ...
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Asus sometimes boot problems

Usually my Asus notebook boots like it should. All drivers are working, everything runs smooth and I don't have any problems. However, sometimes it starts with my fan at 100%, and the battery ...
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can't open /proc/i8k: No such file or directory [duplicate]

I keep getting this error message when ever I try to use i8kctl fan 1 1. I can easily fix it during my current session by entering in sudo modprobe i8k. If there is a way, can someone explain to me ...
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Fans are always running

Whenever I turn my laptop on my fans are running as if I was playing a game. The air coming out is cool, none of my computer parts are warm. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I have a Dell Inspiron 3521. ...
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Laptop fans go wild after waking from suspend 13.10

When my laptop wakes up from suspend the fans start running at 100%. I've look around all over the place but I can't find an answer. Only a reboot fixes the problem. It is a HP ProBook 4510s I've ...
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heat and fan pacing after ubuntu 12.10 is installed alongside windows 7

i tried touch /etc/fancontrol it is helpless i tried the following but to no avail; install mesa-utils and mesa-utils-extras and reboot if the problem remains let us know $ sudo apt-get install ...
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Why does the fan stop after opening gnome-system-monitor?

I have recently noticed a very strange effect when working in Ubuntu 13.10. I've always had a loud fan and I found it very irritating. It turns on loud even when the system temperature is relatively ...
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How to download the latest i8kutils package and install it properly?

My laptop is Dell Inspiron SE 7520, Ubuntu 13.10. I learned that i8kutils is an awesome tool to control the fan speed automatically (The fan speed issue frustrates me tremendously). I need to be ...
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Fan is always running Ubuntu 13.10

I have recently dual-booted my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I also recently upgraded to 13.10. The problem didn't change, so that is irrelevant except to the fix I suppose. While looking ...
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Offset internal temprature

Using "Hardware Sensors Indicator," I determined that, even when sitting in a room at room temperature (~75-78 degrees F) it thought that my temperature internally is 136. This can't be right.It ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Excessive Fan Noise

I know this question has been posted several times - but I am not able to find a convincing solution. The problem is simple - there is excessive fan noise when I am running Ubuntu 13.04, and no this ...
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Fan always run with ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My laptop is dell vostro 3560. I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it, everything is good except fan. It always run, always makes some noises. It's not normal when comparing with windows 8.1. ...
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Multiple problems with my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 [closed]

I'm having some problems with my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 laptop. I hope you can help me with this. I searched a lot, but found no working solutions. Specs: AMD RADEON HD 7730M + Intel HD 4000 128 ...
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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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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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Loud fan and very hot pc

I know, that you don't like when someone ask same question as is answered but I try a lot of solutions and nothing helped... I installed Ubuntu 12.10, everything is good but fan is very noise and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...