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

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How to avoid high CPU fan speed while running genymotion virtual device?

I have installed Genymotion for emulation and whenever i run a genymotion virtual device, the CPU fan starts running on high speed. I have : Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Bumblebee installed How can i avoid ...
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HP Envy Laptop shutting down abruptly due to false overheating

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my new HP Envy laptop. Prior to this, Windows 8.1 was running fine without any problems. But now on Ubuntu, my laptop shuts down abruptly and when I try to restart, ...
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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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Toshiba fan always on, idle CPU, LCD cooling_device?

There is no loud fan issue under Windows 8.1. Under Ubuntu 14.04x64, sensors always returns values under 50C but the fan is always running too loud. Using boot parameter acpi_osi='Linux' seems to ...
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laptop's fan running very fast on Ubuntu 14.04

my laptop is Intel-core i7 with 8 GB RAM ... but most of the time my laptop fan running so fast making loud noise .. is it normal ?
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Abnormally High Fan Speed on Cool Laptop, Dell Inspiron 15R 5520, Ubuntu 14.04,

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 running Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. My issue is with the Dell's fan, which is running at full speed during most of the time the computer is booted into ...
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Wrong fan values on my laptop

I have such problem: Fan in laptop goes faster but in sensors and Psensor i see that fan speed goes down! Fan works proper. More applications, more load causes faster fan work but indication says that ...
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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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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 ...
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Suddenly Black Screen and CPU fan high speed with CPU2 100% usage

I am a newbie at Ubuntu on a Fujitsu T8300 laptop with 2.4Ghz 2GB ram. My problem is that when I open multiple file or firefox, CPU2 goes to 100% and CPU1 < 50% and suddenly the screen goes black. ...
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problem started from nvidia driver and now cant even boot using windows (dual boot system)

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. A few days ago I installed driver for nvidia graphics card. i had installed it using additional driver from setting and had selected "version ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U Fan CPU too Noisy

I am having a problem with the fan speed with my new Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3317U, Full HD with installed Ubuntu 12.04. The fan is too noisy. After starting the Laptop, the fan starts and is not ...
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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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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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Loud fan on every Ubuntu OS

I am totally new to Linux but i like it. My problem is, i have tried Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Linux Mint and all cause a loud fan. If I am on windows its nice and smooth, not to mention i have a brand new ...
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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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Loud fans - Dell studio 1558

I'm having a problem with my dell studio 1558 were my fans are running very loud. I never had this problem on windows 7 and I'm really struggling to find a fix for it. I've tried other distro's as ...
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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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Loud fan noise on ubuntu 14.04 - Alienware x51 i3 desktop

I have a really loud fan on my alienware x51 i3 desktop running ubuntu 14.04. I thought it was a driver issue, so changed driver from open source to a proprietary driver - but not driver changes have ...
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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 can I change the nvidia GPU fan speed?

So im trying ubuntu again after being off it for awhile in win7 i can set gpu fan to 10-30% and its barly reaching 52c , however with ubuntu nvidia set it to 55% wich is really loud on my msi 460gtx. ...
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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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Dell Vostro 3560 overheats and fan is quiet and it's speed is low

After enabling discrete Radeon HD 7600M on my Dell Vostro 3560 I've faced with overheating problem. Fan control doesn't work. To be precise fan speed is being constantly lowered to 135000 rpm. I've ...
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High fan speed and noise after system wakeup in newly install 13.04

I've just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my notebook Compaq 6720s and found the cpu fun working at high speed after waking system up. When the system is booted the fan works normaly and realy calm. But ...
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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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Can not view fan speed rpm in hp 4530s laptop

Output of sensors is: ~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +31.0°C (crit = +128.0°C) temp2: +0.0°C (crit = +128.0°C) temp3: +31.0°C (crit = +128.0°C) ...
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Controlling Fans on an HP Probook 4525s

I would like to simply set my fan to run at 100% speed all the time. Is there any way to do this without fancontrol? Is there a way to physically make the fan run at all times (external power?) or ...
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Fan control in Ubuntu 14.10. on Asus z97

How to properly set up fan control on Ubuntu 14.10? I have an Asus z97 mini motherboard and while in windows even with heavy load for a long time it does not reach 70 Celsius degree, on Ubuntu easily ...
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thinkfan control doesn't use the fan full potential when needed

I own a Thinkpad x201 and is overheating very fast because of the environmental temperature and eventually kills himself without notice (and it really grinds my gears). Outside there are 34 degrees C ...
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Change /sys/ values for GPU fan with echo, tee, rc.local, etc

I wish to change GPU settings so that my fan will be quiet. Unsuccessful Actions My fan is always on but not in MSWindows (HP elitebook 8460p) suggests: echo profile | sudo tee ...
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fan not working on ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is Thinkpad-E430. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. I found it a little overheated, especially around the touchpad area. Then I launched the command "cat /proc/acpi/ibm/fan" to see whether the fan ...
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ubuntu 13.10 Thinkpad edge e531 fan doesn't stop once it starts running

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop and it works pretty well. However, I encountered a problem with my fan that I cannot seem to fix. I tried installing and configuring lm-sensors, thinkfan ...
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Fan speed on ASRock board/AMD 8350 cpu

I have an ASRock mobo and AMD 8350 chip, and they have caused me no end of problems because of overheating (although the gpu is also responsible and its really my fault for putting this thing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and fan issue with ZBook 17

I am a newbie in Linux, and now at my new job I decided to work with Ubuntu, and leave Windows in a VM. Now to my problem: I repeat what I posted/asked at the HP support/forum. They could not help me ...
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What tools can I use to manually set the fan speed?

I have an Asus K53SM with Ubuntu 14.10 on it - and it is really heating up a lot! I feel like I have tried everything without luck to get it to cool down - but the fan is almost not running. So I ...
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Acer Aspire 5315 Fan

I know you will say that this has been answered but . . . I am not a programmer. The only answers I find seem to be incomplete or too complicated to follow. I have loaded 12.04 onto this machine. ...
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Fan speed fix for ATI Radeon HD 4850?

Okay so i have the problem of Fans running at full speed all the time on my fresh install of Lubuntu 14.10 and wonder if there is any fixes for it in Lububtu 14.10? I have an older Ati Radeon HD 4850 ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - Disabling FanControl & PWM Default Set to 255

I ran fancontrol and it seems to be working but my graphics card seems to be running much hotter than before. I'd like to disable fancontrol to see how it behaves normally again, but it seems ...
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What software issues could make laptop fan not working (Asus EeePC 1000H / Ubuntu 14.04)?

I have a laptop Asus EeePC 1000H which fan is not working -- therefore the CPU can overheat to 80+ °C within 30 minutes :(. Problem seems to be OS independent as fan is working neither under Ubuntu ...
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fan does not work

I have Acer aspirre 5315 lap top. I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it work otherwise ok, but the fan stops working after ubuntu is booting. I tried to load some fancontrols, but they do not seem to ...
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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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ubuntu starts to be slow

I have ubuntu 10.04 since 2010..almost no problems, maybe missing some programs/features from windows but no regrets.. but recently it starts to slow down, to even stop sometimes, and i need to ...
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Dell inspiron 3521 fan & heating problem

Laptop: Dell Inspiron 3521 CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2127U @ 1.90GHz GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics, and does not have Nvidia/ATI GPU HDD: WD5000LPVX BIOS: version A12 Fan goes high speed after 1 ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Amd/Intel Graphics, Fan and Battery Life problem

I am new to linux and ubuntu so i am having problems with it. I have dell inspiron 5521 which has hybrid graphics. My problem is that i can not switch between graphic cards -vgaswitcheroo does not ...
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Lenovo P580 fan works when PC idle (14.04/64bit)

I have just updated Ubuntu from 14.04 (32 bit) to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS (64 bit). The fan will work extra even when the CPU is running at 45~55%. I have never had a single fan issue in any of the ...
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Graphics card fan making noise in Ubuntu

I've noticed that whenever i'm in Ubuntu the fan on my graphics card is running allot faster than when I am in Windows. I have a GTX 560 ti & i'm not sure if it is because the graphics card is ...
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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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Slow Fan Speed in Ubuntu

I'd like to ask how can I speed up/control my laptop fan speed? My laptop is always going hotter when running Ubuntu 14.04 than running Windows 8.1. According to Psensor status, the Core1 & 2 and ...
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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 ...