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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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Passive cooling on laptop

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop (model number l502x). In both windows 7 and windows 8, I have been able to select power options (power saver, high performance, etc.). In the configuration settings for ...
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Fan noise and overheating problem in Dell Inspiron N5110

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop and it works fine. But I can hear a continuous noise from the cooling system. What should I do to solve this problem?
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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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hp xw4200 fan speed

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my old HP xw4200 workstation (p4 3.4 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, Ati FireGL 5200). The install worked without any issue and the system seems responsive. The problem is that ...
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Fan does not work on Dell XPS 13 developer edition with 14.04

After updating my Dell XPS 13 developer edition to Ubuntu 14.04 the fan is not working. The i8kutils are installed but i8kmon does not work. It returns * starting Dell fan/cpu-temperature monitor ...
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how do i control the fan speed in macbook pro 13" using ubuntu 12.04

how do I control the fan speed on a macbook pro? I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I want the fan run faster because the laptop getting very hot the laptop was released in October 2008 the model number is ...
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CPU fan kicks in to full gear when i try to install ubuntu 12.10 or LTS

Whenever I try to install (DUAL BOOT WITH WINDOWS 7) both versions of Ubuntu desktop on my PC the CPU fan starts spinning so fast that I couldn't even go through the installation for fear of my CPU ...
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Vaio SB - Turn off AMD Graphics Card?

I've got a Vaio SB with Hybrid Graphics (Intel Graphics Card and AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series). It is running in Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and has the latest BIOS-Update. For reason that the ...
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How right is to set grub booter file to control fan acpi by linux

What is the right stroke to set in grub booter file to control fan by linux for notebook Acer TravelMate 4652LMi osi_acpi=Linux or acpi_osi=Linux or some other parameter
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Abnormal fan behavior: Sticking and persist on max speed (HP Envy 6-1154er & Ubuntu 14.04)

1. I have HP Envy 6-1154er under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I encountered the invalid fan behavior. As cpu load grows and if it makes fan to work on max speed the speed never goes back to "silent mode". When ...
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How do I set my EeePC fan to aggressive cooling in Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and have faced a rather nasty problem: the computer shuts down in just some minutes (or almost immediately in case of active usage) because of overheating (I can notice a ...
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fan off + system slowdown in battery mode

If my laptop runs on the battery, its fan is off/silent and the system sometimes slows down till complete freeze. I believe it's somehow related with power management. For comparison, when I run an ...
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What is the script that executes soon after we plug in AC adapter?

My Dell Inspiron laptop's fan makes a lot of noise when i execute any heavy application process. The fan continues to make the noise till i plug in the AC adaptor power cord with power in. It ...
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Is there a program to graphically edit the values of the Embedded Controller in an Acer laptop?

Sorry if this already has an answer, but no matter how unspecific my searches get I can't seem to find anything. My Acer Aspire 5740G has horrible overheating problems. I have taken the computer ...
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Notebook overheating and system hangs - ubuntu 14.04.2

I installed ubuntu 14.04.2 and my notebooks overheats really fast and sometimes hangs(freezes) - no response at all , so I just have to shutdown manually. Here's the result of some commands I found ...
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Fan dosnt work Packard Bell Easynote TE, Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1, when I use Windows the cooling fan works, but when i use Ubuntu the fan doesn’t work. What should I do? I don't want too over heat the laptop
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 CPU fan issue

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell latitude e5450 and it doesn't seem like the cpu fan is working correctly. I had a 500 gb hdd in my computer and today took it out and installed a 240 gb ssd ...
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Why i8kmon doesnot switch to config 3

I installed i8kutil package and this is my i8kmon.conf file # Sample i8kmon configuration file (/etc/i8kmon.conf, ~/.i8kmon). # External program to control the fans set config(i8kfan) ...
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Ubuntu FanControl settings using pwmconfig

I am using Ubuntu 15 on Dell inspiron 7559 laptop. I have dual booted Windows and Ubuntu. When I use windows the fans work perfectly but when using Ubuntu they make too much noise and run at high ...
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High fan utilization for 30 seconds every 50 seconds on Ubuntu 15.04

About twenty minutes ago, I was getting a fan speed of full every fifty seconds. This was slowing down my computer, and even moving the mouse or typing a key took seconds to affect a change. I took ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 64bit: Shut down and sometimes boot failure

My PC won't shut down properly and sometimes fails to boot, too. The system is: ACER Aspire ES1-511 Intel Celeron N2930 Quad Core No GPU (Intel HD Graphics) No SSD drive Recently the Ubuntu shut ...
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CPU and system Fans won't stop in Suspend Mode in Ubuntu 15.10

Installed Ubuntu 15.10 in UEFI on new Asus built PC with skylake processor. Ubuntu 15.10 is the sole OS on this machine. Intel inbuilt HD graphics with NO external Graphics Card. Now when I ...
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Xubuntu 15.10 - fail to suspend

I am running xubuntu 15.10 on an lenovo s10e. I must say I use suspend feature quite a lot. Sometimes though when I suspend, screen stays black, all netbook's lights stay on and also fan stays on. ...
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Fan Control cannot function on Sony Vaio Laptop T series (SVT)

I am trying to control the fan speed; however, the config cannot work : /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed Later on, I learn that maybe the superIO is not ...
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Weird screen mishap?

How to control fan speed? So I followed the link above to try to control my fan speed, because fans are being loud, however when I did sudo sensors-detect and answered YES to all, my screen ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu in BIOS mode?

I am really desperate to solve fan noise problem on my laptop. I tried many ways and they all failed. Then I found this post on samsung forum: "I'm guessing you installed linux in EFI mode. It ...
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Error in starting i8kmon service when setting custom config

First post, y'all. Please be gentle ;) I decided that whatever the default temperature thresholds at which i8kmon sets the fan speeds were inadequate. I would seem to kick the fan on under load, and ...
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Fujitsu AH544 laptop noisy fan

I'm trying to reduce the excess sound my laptop has, previously had the same problem using windows 10 on this laptop, and after multiple attempts, many of the ending up in windows telling me "you ...
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Fan control on ASRock X99 Extreme4?

I have a ASRock X99 Extreme4. I'm trying to figure out how to access the fan controls from the cli. Right now, they're not showing up anywhere I can find. $ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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fancontrol eating up cpu

I am experiencing huge fan control problems. I recently switched from windows 10 to ubuntu gnome 15.10, and I juste love it ! After trying to install nvidia drivers and prime support for several days ...
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Fan too loud! In lsmod the same module twice. Is it OK?

Hello is it OK to have the same module twice by typing lsmod in console? The question is because my fan on my notebook Acer TravelMate 4652LMi on Linux Ubuntu 15.10 is too loud and make loud noise. ...
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Strange fan behavior on 15.10 in HP Pavilion laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a new HP Pavilion laptop. All the time, even when the temperature given by sensors is low (< 30C), I hear a fan. The sensors command does not give any data on ...
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New to Ubuntu, the fan is extremely loud

i just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and i use it with dual boot. when i boot the computer with windows 10 everything is fine and the fan is quiet. when i boot the computer with ubuntu the fan is making ...
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Fan loud but quiet after wake-up from Standby

My CPU fan is running at high rpm as soon as I switch on my computer, even though, the temperature is low (38°C) with Ubuntu 15.10. Before, I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and experienced the same issue, ...
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System gets heated when playing videos or browsing with Firefox/Chrome. Fan noisy as the temp crosses 50 C.

Ubuntu 14.04.3 with latest updates installed. Dell inspiron 1525 (2009 make). Have also installed TLP power management tool. Psensor also installed. Core temperature of 80 C while typing this. Just ...
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How to control a Case Fan-header according to video card tempreatures?

I have a free 4-pin Case Fan-header on my motherboard and I want to add additional cooling for my video card. There is a free space for a case fan in local proximity to the PCIe-slots, which I would ...
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CPU fan very loud while PC is idle

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I am rather confused what exactly is wrong. The command 'sensors' shows 33 degrees for one reading, and 69 and 78 degrees for the other two: it8720-isa-0228 Adapter: ...