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

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Overheating Toshiba Satellite L655 Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I switched to Ubuntu from Windows roughly a week ago. So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. I'm experiencing overheating problem with my laptop and sometimes it's turned off suddenly. I have a Toshiba L655 ...
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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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Constantly shuting down

I am new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me, if this is a silly question. I have a Toshiba U500 - 10E, with Windows 8 32bit installed. I have installed Ubuntu 64bit but while running it, the fans of the ...
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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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Fan Control with 13.10 and ASUS P8Z77-V deluxe motherboard

My supposed quite PC is quiet audible presently. I have three Silent Wings 2 fans connected to the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard and a Dark Rock 2 CPU Cooler with fan all working nicely and ...
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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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ThinkPad Fan Control not working properly

I have Lenovo ThinkPad W500. I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. Its fan was not running at full speed, so I installed ThinkPad Fan Control software (tpfc0.5). I launch it by executing tpfc_start.sh in ...
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fan is constantly running in my laptop 13.10

I installed 13.10 on my laptop and it seems as if the fan is constantly running. This is on a sony vaio ultrabook, the fan keeps running even if the cpu load is low. This problem does not occur when ...
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Fan speed auto control doesn't seem to work properly anymore (too high)

It's very annoying and I think it happened since last update, the fan of the CPU runs louder, that means probably faster than usual. It's really the CPU and not the NVIDIA fan. I already tried some ...
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My fan is not working, no active cooling system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and my fan is not working(with Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 it was the same). Short summary of my system Quanta TWH motherboard, Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM ...
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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 mesa-...
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fan noise of dell inspirion after ubuntu 12.10 is installed alongside windows 7

How do i solve fan noise issue of dell inspirion 32 bit ubuntu 12.10 installed along side windows 7? I tried many options indicated in the forum but nothing seem to work. when I try touch /etc/...
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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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Laptop fan constantly running at a high speed

I am very new to Ubuntu and to Linux as well. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. (Intel i7 processor, 8Gb ram). However the fan constantly running at a very high speed ...
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Ubuntu Battery not charging or not detected

Here is question/answer just to help the community. I just bought a new ASUS N750J . I had some issues installing kubuntu. Problems were the CPU FAN always running at full speed, battery not charging,...
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Ubuntu 13.04 fan noise [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 along with Windows 7 x64, and its fan noise is unbearable (no such noise when operating with Windows 7). Here's the laptop specs http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=...
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My fan is very noisy pretty much all of the time - how do I fix it?

Here is my sensors output: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +54.0°C (crit = +98.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +55.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +...
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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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Fan velocity at maximum

I have an HP 620 and I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. The problem is that after a suspension the fan runs at maximum. How can I fix that problem?
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Which software controls the fan on Dell Sputnik?

As far as I know Project Sputnik from Dell, it is a developer notebook with Ubuntu installed. This notebook has a fan and some kernel module / driver / user land app to handle turning it on and off. ...
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Loud fans despite cool system under Linux (but not Windows)

My new desktop computer runs almost silently under Windows, but the fans seem to run on a constantly high setting under Linux. Psensor shows that the GPU (with NVidia drivers) is thirty-something ...
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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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Dell XPS m1530 overheating problem

I have a Dell XPS m1530 running Ubuntu 13.10 and began noticing the keyboard surface get hot. It seemed odd to me that the fan runs intermittently at lower temperatures. I've already checked the ...
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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 around,...
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MacBook Air MID 2012 Fan Control on Ubuntu 13.10 and higher

On my MacBook Air MID 2012 I use Ubuntu since 12.04. After installing Ubuntu I had to install the "macfanctld" package (incl. configuration) to get the fan control of my MBA working. If not, the fan (...
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Overheating laptop (HP pavilion G6 with AMD 8) ubuntu 13.04

I am barely running Ubuntu now because the fan is blowing like crazy, it's blowing hot air and I estimate the temprature around 90 C / 194 F. When I run windows my laptop isn't overheating and the fan ...
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Overactive fan on Dell Inspiron 15R

I've noticed that the fan on my Dell Inspiron 15R is working constantly when using Ubuntu 13.10. It's not a heating problem; my computer is cool. It has an ATI graphics card. Any idea how to fix this?...
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Fan control for i5 in Lenovo T520 not working

I have a Lenovo T520, which is annoyingly loud all the time. My CPU however doesn't do anything and the BIOS is set to "balanced mode". I tried to check, and the fan control is set to automatic, and ...
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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 doesn'...
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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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Fan Maxes Out and Battery Status Indicator Flashes

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Asus UX301LA which has raided SSDs and is in UEFI. Install is fine and everything works, however sometimes when I boot my fan maxes out and my battery status ...
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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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Problems booting Ubuntu, “gave up waiting for root device”

I had very odd things happen after I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 installation to the newer 13.10. I decided to upgrade version by version to avoid losing my configuration. The upgrade from 12....
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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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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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Closing Laptop Lid Issue

I boot up ubuntu, and log in. I close my Laptop lid, it goes into suspend (this is what I want) I open it up, and log back in, fan turns off (not sure why) I try to close it again, but no suspend ...
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Fan running at full speed using xorg drivers [duplicate]

I'm running my fourth fresh install of Ubuntu. I've tried using the fglrx drivers but it always results in a catastrophic failure where I login to a black screen. I'm using the default xorg drivers ...
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laptop gets very hot

I have a laptop that has a i5 - 2430m processor with 4GB RAM. I installed a ubuntu 13.10 desktop amd64.iso and found that the laptop gets heated up more than usual. Should i install a 32 bit OS or a ...
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Dell Inspiron 5520 fan always working

I was trying to find a solution for my problem, but without any success. Namely, I decided to move to Ubuntu system (from windows 8) and I installed latest one for my laptop (12.04 LTS). I installed ...
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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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13.10 asus K56CB gets very hot and fan is very noisy

Greetings dear Ubuntu users, I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 X64 on my Asus K56CB notebook. And it has not been a good expierence so far. After one minute, my laptop gets very hot and the fan is ...
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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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How do I fix loud fan noise and heat on my Sony Vaio?

I have Sony Vaio with AMD E2-2000 (1,75GHz) processor, 4GB RAM, and it runs Windows 8 as a default OS. After I installed Ubuntu 13.04, it worked but the fan sound got louder and the laptop would heat ...
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Loud fan: Tried many ways, but can't handle it

hope you can help me, quite frustrating... I used Windows 7 and had no problems with my fans at all. Using Linux in the university I decided to use it at home, too. When you boot your Computer, your ...
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HP PROBOOK over heating

MY hp probook 4530's fan doesnt seem to be turning up when it needs to. Im currently running the latest version of ubuntu aka 13.04. I dont play games much and my hp probook only has intel 3000 ...
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Sony Vaio VPC-EC Series, CPU Temperature very high.

I know this has been asked quite a few times before, but after some intense research I still could not fix my CPU problems. I'm running Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio from the VPC-EC series. Under windows 7 ...
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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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Fans acting up after installation on Acer Aspire V3-571G

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and it seems my fan is working harder and kind of revs up every thirty second or so. It came with windows 8 pre-installed and when I ran windows it didn't get nearly as ...