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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Persistent High-Fan Speed Ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel version 3.13.0-34 generic. Since installing the OS, I have been having issues with my computer's fan spinning at its maximum ...
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Notebook keyboard gets hot only on the left side!

I have the Asus VivoBook S551lb, a thin notebook, with intel i7 4500u 1.8 ghz , intel 4600m internal graphics, and nvidia 740m discrete graphics. It looks like the fan placed in the left side , after ...
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Sensor is seen as disconnected and conduce to overheating

I'm running kubuntu 14.04 on a Thinkpad X201. Today or yesterday I started having overheating problem. After looking at the temperature given by the sensors (using lm-sensors), it looks like the main ...
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Noisy fans with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server on HP Z800 workstation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server on my HPZ800, I am using is as a sort of low cost webserver at home. Everything seems to work fine, except it's really noisy. The fans seems to be running much ...
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How to control fan on 14.04, Toshiba Satellite L855?

My laptop has had fan problems. Using commands like sensors I've learned that although the fan is incessantly buzzing, the CPU is at normal temp. I am fairly certain the fan is faulty and needs to be ...
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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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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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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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High fan speed after suspend

It seems this is a common problem, but I still cannot find a good solution. After a cold boot, my laptop runs perfectly, but after resuming from suspend, the fan kicks in to 100% and blows out cold ...
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Psensor warning - What does it mean?

I installed Psensor because I have had a new comp with problems, it sometimes freezes up on me. This might be caused by heat but it could be another cause. After implementing all sensors, Psensor ...
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lubuntu 14.04 loud fan - please help!

lubuntu 14.04 sensors output follows... why it says ALARM-CRIT when it's well within range? coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +79.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) ALARM ...
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CPU fan not working in acer gateway ne56r

My laptop fan was not running in ubuntu 14.04 and hence it become heated up easily. Kindly help to get a solution for to get my laptop fan running. In windows i never had these kind of issues
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how to get fan stacks like in mac osx [duplicate]

My system: Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Unity desktop. Docky. Compiz and its setting manager. MAC OSX theme from Noobslabs. I want to have the ability to launch a fan stack like you find in MAC OSX ...
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Setting temperature thresholds in i8kmon Ubuntu 14.04

I have an overheating problem with my Dell Inspiron 15R and installed i8kmon to control the fan speeds on Ubuntu 14.04. Here is a copy of the 'lm-sensors' output: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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Fan Does Not Work! - LIFEBOOK AH532

I've problem with my laptop fan in Lubuntu 14.04 64bit. (model: Fujitsu LIFEBOOK AH532) Datasheet Fan does not work! :-( How can I fix it? (Or how can I force enable fan?) Some of my tries: $ sudo ...
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lm-sensors not detecting my fan

sensors-detect detects my system perfectly: # sensors-detect revision 6209 (2014-01-14 22:51:58 +0100) # System: Acer Aspire E1-572 [V2.14] (laptop) # Board: Acer EA50_HW It detects an Intel ...
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installing i8kutils stops loud fan noise

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop on a Dell 5521 laptop. When I install i8kutils, fan noise stops suddenly without doing any configuration. When I check with i8kfan command, output is -1 0. When I want ...
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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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Cpu temp at 70°C, fans at minium

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04, and the cpu temp is at 72 degrees, but the fans are still at minium. I Can just hear them. Normally they are noisier than planes. My cpu overheats if the fans don't ...
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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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How do I get fan control working?

I know there something called fancontrol, that enables you to control the speed of your system's ventilation. I'd like to let my fans spin a bit faster as my laptop is heating up very easilly. All ...