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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amilo V8210 cpu fan speed issue

I got a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V8210 with Intel® Core™2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz × 2 and have installed Ubuntu 13.10. CPU fan issue as many others. Checked the BIOS settings, nada. BIOS is updated. ...
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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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Controlling the fans on Asus UX31A

I have a problem with the fan of my ASUS UX31A. It turns on and off every few seconds even when I'm doing nothing, which can be very annoying after some time. I found a rough 'hack' ...
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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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(Unused) swap causing fan noise? [Ubuntu 14.10]

I was running Ubuntu 14.10 for a while without any (fan related) problems. The fan was very quiet and would blow slightly when e.g. viewing HD videos etc. Then I had to reinstall Ubuntu due to a ...
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Lenovo G50-70 fan control

I'm using linux for many year but i meet a problem using it with my new Lenovo G50-70. I'm aware about the wifi falling problem on this model but it's not a problem with ethernet LAN connection. But i ...
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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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How can I reduce the fan speed on a HP Elitebook 6930p?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Elitebook 6930p. On this laptop, the fans are constantly running. The laptop also gets quite hot. I suspected that this had something to do with the video drivers, so I ...
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Overheating shutdowns after fresh installing Ubuntu 14.04

Since 10 days I can't figure out what might cause the overheating. The machine is Samsung np300v5z : Intel Core i5 2.450 M / GeForce GT 520MX, Optimus 1Gb/ 8 GB Ram OS - Ubuntu 14.04 Things I did ...
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Asus x54hy fan not working

i have a problem, when i start my laptop with ubuntu (14.10) the fan don't work, it never start running. How can i check if it's an hw problem?
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pwmconfig automatic fan control

I installed pwmconfig and lm-sensors to customise my fan speeds from this thread. However, I feel the OS controlled the fans much better, but I do not know how to 'reset' the fans so that the OS ...
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Lenovo Yoga fan control

I have a Lenovo Yoga, running Ubuntu 14.10. The fans are quite noisy. even when idle. I had the same problem on Windows, and solved it by installing Notebook Fancontrol. This is not available for ...
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Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 fan noise Ubuntu 14.04

my problem is fan in my Dell 7720. It's running on high speed all the time and it irritates me a lot. I have good quality cooling pad. The laptop is cold/normal. So why is the fan is on top speed? ...
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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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First time user have a few issues

I need to re install Ubuntu on my computer (just built yesterday) it seems since I loaded Ubuntu on my laptop, from the same thumb drive, some of the settings of my laptop carried over to my PC.. ie. ...
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Problems with i8kutils

I've just installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Precision M65 and I'm trying to set up i8kutils but something is wrong. Looks like it doesn't control my fan correctly. This graph shows the speed of my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...