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

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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 ...
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What can I do to prevent Ubuntu from overheating my Notebook?

I have an easynote tj65 (2.1 ghz dual core with Geforce GT240M) running Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 in dual-boot-mode. While Windows 7 doesn't have any comparable issues, Ubuntu is making my notebook ...
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Fan not detected by lm-sensors

My fan is blowing hard, while my cpu temperature is 32 degrees I tried a lot of things to control my fan. Changed grub file GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi= pci=noacpi" _ ...
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Fan very loud in Ubuntu 12.10

I recently installed 12.10 on my Desktop PC, moving away from Windows 7. For some reason, the fan in my computer is making an enormous amount of noise (it is running at full speed constantly). ...
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Dell Studio XPS 16 overheats

Since I have switched from Win 7 to Ubuntu, it seems my laptop is much hotter and the fan is much louder. Is it normal behavior or maybe can I fix this by tweaking some settings? If so, what would be ...
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How can I make the fan in my computer turn off when it's suspended? [closed]

When my computer is suspended, the GPU, CPU and power supply fans all continue to run. I don't think I've ever been able to get them to turn off, short of hibernating or turning the computer off. I ...
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How to control CPU fan with no pwm-capable sensors?

I've tried to follow the directions on this thread: How to control fan speed? But at the end of the day, pwmconfig gives me this error: /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor ...
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dell 7520 (inspiron 15R SE), fan on full speed on 12.04, 12.10, 13.04

The fan on my dell inspiron 7520 (inspiron 15R SE) is constantly running at full speed with a lot of noise. technical details: GRAPHICS : 2GB AMD RADEON HD 7730M, switchable/hybrid with intel 4000 ...
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How can I see the GPU temperture of my ATI graphics card?

I trying to work out how long can my graphics card last with its fan off without overheating. when I'm browsing the Internet, the graphics card fan is the loudest thing in my computer. So my ...
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Fan speed in ubuntu: pwmconfig no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

I followed this guide about how to control fan speed in Ubuntu, but it doesn't work with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r). I installed lm-sensors and fancontrol packages. Then I configured lm-sensors by ...
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Laptop cooling fan stops suddenly

I'm having this problem for a long time. The cooling solution (single fan for CPU and GPU) on my LG 590 (5700) laptop, suddenly stops to work and don't start again causing overheat and consequential ...
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Ubuntu on Thinkpad Edge 11/13/14/15 [closed]

I think a community wiki on problems (and solutions) when installing Ubuntu (10.10) on a Thinkpad Edge 11 would be nice (because I just got one ;)). I'll contribute with my own problems and solutions, ...
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Manually turn on CPU fan

My BIOS controls my fan speeds, and I want to keep it that way. I have a machine in my basement where it's normally pretty cool, and as long as the machine isn't under high load the fans don't need to ...
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Dell Studio 15, Turnoff after suspend due to overheat, and does not turnon the fan as well [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and linux as well, the thing is... I got strange problem with my laptop, I am not sure is the problem with my hardware or the os I got: Dell Studio 15 (ATI Graphics Card) with ...
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How to control fan speed on my desktop?

I found a post on "How to control the fan speed on my laptop" but nothing about the same thing on a desktop. I'd like to replicate the same thing on my desktop but till now I had not such luck. I ...
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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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fancontrol on no pw-capable machines

I've installed Ubuntu 13.4 on my Alienware m14x and noticed one thing, cpu gets as high as 70 degrees centigrade (with nothing resourceful running) and cooler doesn't respond to that, just stays calm ...
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Fan speed high since upgrade to 12.04

Since I have updated to 12.04 LTS my desktop pc's fan runs permanently with high speed and is annoyingly noisy. CPU temperature is low. Here is what the sensors command gets me: nouveau-pci-0400 ...
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My Toshiba's fans do not work automatically

My Toshiba Satellite m505-s4940's fans do not turn on automatically, so it was overheating before I learned how to do it manually by using this keyboard-shortcut:fn+F3 I have to do this every time ...
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How to control fan speed and temperatures on Asus A8Js laptop?

I have tried installing asusfan and lm-sensors but I'm unable to control my fans to cool my laptop down sufficiently. Currently it overheats at about 100 degrees celsius and my sensors output somehow ...
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Internal fan on a Dell XPS 1530 stays running post shutdown, am I really getting a shutdown?

I am loving 12.04LTS, fixed my printer issue, but Now , on my M1530 Dell XPS, my internal fan continues to run following Shutdown. Shutdown occurs very rapid and I don't really get any confirmation ...
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How can I keep the cpu temp low?

I have an HP pavilion dv7, I'm using ubuntu 12.04 so the overheating problem with sandybridge cpu is a lot better. However my laptop is still becoming too hot to keep on my legs. The problem is that ...
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How to control fan speed in Dell Inspiron 5010 (15R)?

How can I control fan speed on Inspiron 15R? I installed i8kutils as instructed on ubuntuforums but don't know how to use it. Fan makes quite a noise and runs all the time.
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How can I diagnose what process is using CPU time?

It's a "problem" that i have since 11.10, now I've upgraded to 12.04 (fresh install). Even while ondemand governor is set, and the computer is idle, fan goes on and doesn't want to shut down. Images ...
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My fan is always on but not in MSWindows (HP elitebook 8460p)

Problem: My laptop(new) fan is ALWAYS on. Question: What can I do to solve this issue? Situation: HP Elitebook 8460p Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (clean install, no mod, nothing... really clean... no ...
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CPU usage goes to 100% when I lock the screen

Whenever I lock the screen, after a certain amount of time, the CPU and the CPU fan go to their limits, and they return back to normal the moment I unlock the screen again (as shown by psensor). How ...
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Fans revs up after suspend

Whenever I come back from suspend, the fan spins at full speed for about 2 minutes before it clams down. It will do this regardless of load on the cpu. And the laptop just came back from a ...
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How to automatically slow CPU instead of starting fans?

In Windows' power options, you had the ability to configure your system to use either 'active' or 'passive' cooling schemes. In the 'active' scheme, the fans would start running faster as the CPU got ...
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Cannot control the fan on a Sony Vaio laptop

I've got Sony Vaio laptop and my fan is on all the time, though the temperature on the video-adapter is always over 60°С. As I've googled, vaiofand does not support VPC-EA series. Is there ...
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Is it normal for laptop fans to completely turn off (sometimes)

I have noticed significantly lower CPU temperatures on 11.04 as compared to 10.04 on my Dell Studio 15 laptop. And this is a really good thing. So good, that sometimes, my laptop fans completely turn ...
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Heating issues and Fan sound on Dell Inspiron 3521 running Ubuntu 13.04

I have tried various solutions available online 1) Added pcie_aspm=force to /etc/default/grub 2) Since Jupiter is no longer available in 13.04 , installed tlp But still fan is making lot of sound ...
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Dell Inspiron7520 and Ubuntu 12.04 issues

I have a DELL Inspiron 7520 in the highest configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM processor (6M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz) 15.6" Full High Definition (1080p) LED Display 8GB3 Dual Channel ...
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OpenSource ATI driver - Fan running at full speed all the time

I know this is a common problem and have read other topics but couldn't resolve. Anyways yesterday I found a solution - I have 2 graphic cards (hybrid) and they were both on. So I turned one off and ...
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Fan Always ON (Laptop HP G62)

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my HP G62. But after I installed i noticed that my laptop fan always ON. Kindly guide me on how this fix this issue. I'm new to this new lovely O.S. Thanks!
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Fan speeds up and slows down annoyingly on a Dell Latitude 5520

I' ve just bought a dell latitude 5520 and installed 11.10, my trouble is that the fan is noisy which is not regular. It is quiet for 1 minute and then speeds up and slows down every 4 seconds for 1 ...
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Modify manually PWM of my fan (fan speed)

I configured fanspeed but it detects only one "temp" captor... In Gnome Sensors applet, I can see the temperature of three captors... The one of my GPU is 75°, 62° for my hard disk and 32° for my ...
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HP ProBook 4720s - Fans running constantly at full

I was given a HP Probook 4720s as a work laptop, over the last 2 years I've predominantly used Ubuntu as my OS for work and home, but recently have needed to use Windows 7 as it controls the fans ...
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Thinkfan on Thinkpad T410 - thinkpad_acpi doesn't seem to support fan_control

I try to run thinkfan. I installed it and configured it. But if i do this i get an error. chris@chris-ThinkPad-T410:~$ sudo thinkfan -n WARNING: Using default temperature inputs in ...
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Difference in fans on Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

I have bought a Hp Pavilion DV7 with Core i7 CPU and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot with Windows 7 alongside. Apart from the difference in battery life (although that's fixed with Jupiter), I ...
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Fan speed goes up when opening GNOME Image Viewer

Maybe someone can help me to control the fan speed of my Dell Vostro 3450 with Ubuntu 11.10 X64 installed. When I open GNOME Image Viewer my fan speed is going up and spinning very fast. I would like ...
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Fan runs constantly on an Acer Aspire s3

I have a new Acer Aspire S3 notebook and problems with the fan. After installing Ubuntu 11.10 (but also with the Xubuntu live-disc) the fan is running constantly. Is there any possibility to: Stop ...
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MacBook crashes due to overheating?

I've got a MacBook 6,1 with Natty installed, and occasionally, usually when I'm doing something intensive, the display freezes up and becomes totally unresponsive, while the lat 2 seconds of audio ...
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Fans go in overdrive on my Inspiron 9400! What should I do?

After an update to 11.04 the fans of my Inspiron 9400 go in overdrive and never lower speed. Is this normal? It did not happen on any of the other Ubuntu releases.
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Toshiba Satelite T135 temperature is always above normal

I just did the great jump from Windows to Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satelite T135. It works wonderful tough I have a couple of problems. I can't change my screen brightness at all and the fan sensors don't ...
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AMD Radeon HD 4250 - Fan noise and driver choice [duplicate]

I have the Asus Eee-pc 1015T - this is an AMD based netbook and it comes with a great AMD Radeon HD 4250 vga. With Windows 7 it can play 1080p HD video smoothly and during normal usage the average ...
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Fan making noise while running ubuntu

Hi i have a newly installed version of ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop. When i run windows, the fan is working properly and is not making sound. but when i run ubuntu, its making sound and is runnning more ...
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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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Ubuntu CPU Fan at 2200 RPM and CPU top at 90°C

I have a problem with my CPU heat. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) and I have issues with the cooling. I know it might be a hardware issue, but I've checked, the fan is running and in my GUI I use ...
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How to reduce CPU temperature ?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and an HP Pavilion laptop. When running Windows 7 the CPU is slightly hot but not much. But running Ubuntu however, it is considerably hotter. I installed tlp and my GFX card ...
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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 ...