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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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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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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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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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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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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Asus X79-deluxe fan control

Can anybody help about how to have a control over peripheral fans attached to a Asus X79-deluxe motherboard with an Intel Chip in Ubuntu environment? The Ubuntu I use is based on 12.04 with updated ...
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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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Fan is working on AC power without stop while graphic card is on power-saving mode and laptop-mode is running

I've installed fglrx and laptop-mode on my 13.10. My graphic card is a hybrid and the power-saving graphic card is activated but the fan never stops on AC power. Actually when I remove the AC power ...
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cpu fan running 100% after waking from suspend

Need solution can hear the fan going full for spilt second when closed and going into suspend then becomes stuck at full until reboot. laptop running lugi bios on cr-48 "first chrome book made" ...
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Macbook Air 4,1 fan control/temperature

My fans sometimes never seem to kick on, no matter how hot my computer gets. I am wondering if this could be tlp/acpid related? Perhaps not, but it happens mostly when I am plugged in to a power ...
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cpu fan running aggresively after wake up from suspend

I recently install Ubuntu 13.04 on my hp compaq 6720s. I’m not sure what’s wrong with it, when I resume from suspend usually on windows pc the fan speed is usually highest for the first 2 minutes or ...
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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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Give Compaq Presario cq62 More Control of Fan

I've been having overheating issues with Ubuntu 13.04 (and probably before as well, but I wasn't doing anything as intensive as I am now) and I'm noticing that the fan never kicks into "jet engine" ...
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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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Dell Vostro 3650 overheats and fan is quiet and it's speed is low

After enabling discrete Radeon HD 7600M on my Dell Vostro 3650 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Excessive temperature?

I find my laptop very hot and I am a bit scared because my motherboard burned a couple of times recently, I had to send it to the repair shop to replace it (but I cannot be sure it was because of ...
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Dell Vostro fan not working properly after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Vostro 1014, and using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Before 14.04, it was 12.04 and instead of updating I do a fresh install of 14.04. Now my laptop fan is not working properly. It works for a ...
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Lound fan and Suspend/hibernate starting for 1-2 seconds before failing

I am a fairly new Linux user... I started with Ubuntu 14.04 and it worked well for a while. after a few weeks, pm-suspend and pm-hibernate stopped working. closing the laptop lid would not work, and ...
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peripherals switch off, caused by overheating: ACPI problem

I have an HP Pavilion dm1-4125sa Laptop, 64 Bit with 1.7 GHz AMD Dual-Core E-450 CPU, dual-booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Often when I am in Ubuntu (only Ubuntu, Windows is fine), when it ...
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Overheating Samsung Ultra 5 530U (Fan not spinning at all)

I installed Mint on the above mentioned ultrabook. Even in idle the machine gets really hot really fast. It is almost not possible to touch in on the bottom. I tried using Bumblebee but it doesn't ...
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Intel graphics driver installer, now the CPU fan is rarely quiet

I have an Optimus chipset: Intel HD 4000 (i7-3635QM CPU) Geforce 640m I don't care about the NVIDIA card, so I didn't try to install any proprietary drivers for it. So: I was having a ...