Controlling speeds of fans on laptops and desktops. "fancontrol" is also the name of a program for this task in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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My Toshiba Satellite C55-B5319 fans will not turn on; how do I make them work?

The system hasn't shut down automatically due to overheating yet, but the HDD will reach temperatures of 102 degrees Fahrenheit as far as I know. So, how do I make the fans turn on, or is the HDD ...
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Fan running at maximum speed on Asus UX32A since last update on Ubuntu 14.04

Have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, but am still not an advanced user. After one of the recent updates to the OS, the fan for my laptop runs at abnormally high speeds for prolonged periods. ...
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Acer ES1-311 no fan control, fan stops completely after resume

Setup: Acer ES1-311 brand new, latest BIOS V1.11 Tested: Ubuntu 14.04 x64, Xubuntu 16.04 x64 Current kernel: 4.4.0-16-generic Issue: The fan just runs, there is no temperature or load based ...
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Nvidia fans doesn't work(Alienware)(Laptop)

Well as I can't find any help googling will ask for it :P I have an Alienware computer and after fixing the non spin fans (CPU) (using i8kamon) my GPU fan doesn't spin (Ended this one never have spin, ...
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How can I turn my Fan on full speed all the time?

How can I make my laptop fan speed be full all the time? Toshiba Satellite
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Fan control thinks my SSD has about 100 degree celsius

my fan is driving me crazy. It is continously running. I think I know why this is happening. If I run psensor, my SSD HD (from udisks2) is listed to be 100 degree hot. But if I use hddtemp, it tells ...
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Dell Inspiron and i8kutils

I've been trying to get i8kutils working with my Dell 15-5000, but to no avail. I've followed the instructions posted on How do I get fan control working? to try and disable the BIOS thermal control, ...
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Fan always on even during idle

I have the same problem as described in Fan is always on, CPU usage is rather low and can't find the fan or thermal_zone proc files, but none of the solutions there worked for me. My fan runs at ...
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Ubuntu- notebook overheating fan1 = 0 RPM speed

I have installed Ubuntu alongisde with Windows 8.1 but my notebook is really loud and temperatures as super high while I'm just browsing webpages on the internet. Now basically when I do not do ...
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/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

I have tried the solution given here: Fancontrol under Ubuntu 14.04 – resolving /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed: editing /etc/default/grub and replace ...
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step by step solution to fan problem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I quite recently replaced my laptop fan and was functioning, at least fine though the speed seems to be low in Ubuntu. Now I think after updating the system (not sure) fan does not seem working. ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Sony Vaio SVS1513C5E

I decided to clean up my 3y old Windows HDD and install Ubuntu again but I'm out of practice and have forgotten most of things I did last time I installed. I do remember having issues with cooling ...
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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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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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Random fan activation

Good morning, I have a home server currently running Ubuntu 15.10. Since the last week I'm experiencing random fan activation, the fan simply goes on for a second and then goes back to basal level ...
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Fan not running in Ubuntu 14.04

Recently i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G505s laptop along side win7. It has AMD A8-5550M APU with Radeon HD Graphis and 8 Gb of ram. But the problem is that i am unable to run ubuntu more ...
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Fan is on constantly after recent update

Prior to a recent update Fancontrol started at boot, and everything was fine. Now after the fan doesn't stop. To solve it, every time I turn on the PC I have to set up pwmconfig again. Then I have to ...
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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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Fan is constantly running after 15.10 update

Updated to Kubuntu 15.10, after that the fan is running constantly. I've installed tlp, fancontrol, etc. Sensors show a CPU temperature of only 50°C. I've got a GT620M but run the offical nvidia ...
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How to activate Nvidia settings - fan control?

After upgrading 14.10=>15.04 (Kubuntu), some defaults disappeared. Archived Xorg.conf, etc. Reactivated fan control using "Option "CoolBits" "4"" So now, in the NV-Control (Nvidia X Server Settings ...
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Nominal operating fan speed in Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell 3521 Inspiron

I find the laptop getting heated up, so when i do the xsensors it shows me fan2 speed as 78000-90000. Core temperatures are near 51 celsius and odd. fan1 speed is not shown in the xsensors. Please ...
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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 speed issue

bought new desktop for the office with i3 4170 and MB ASROCK H81M-DGS. I installed ubuntu 15.04 and it isn't slowing down the speed of the fan (fan2 to be precise) after the boot is successful. It ...
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Fan Control on Asus ROG G550JK

Does anybody here have experience on the G550JK (or similar to this model) with Fancontrol? Currently I have the problem that all methods of getting the fan to control / spin faster (because the ...
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fan sounds and warm laptop with Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop in a dual boot setup with Windows 7. The fan was OK while installing but while using Ubuntu later the fan made very high sounds and the laptop was very warm. ...
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CPU running at 60°C on Yoga 13 – How to control fan speed?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 13 laptop. My fan is constantly running. If have tried to solve the problem with TLP , but to no avail. I have also installed cpufrequtils. On ...
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pwmconfig can't find capable sensors. Toshiba Qosmio x770-11z

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Toshiba and lm-sensors and fancontrol. I did all steps of sensors-detect and when I run pwmconfig to configure fancontrol it says: "/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: ...
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will ubuntu automatically manage fan speed based on heat like windows

i've just installed ubuntu 14.04 and i intend to game on it. I'm hoping that Ubuntu manages fan speeds automatically based on heat if not could u please explain to me how to set my fan speeds to ...
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There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed for my Z97M Plus board even with kernel 3.19

I just bought new motherboard which is Asus Z97M-Plus. Earlier I have a P8B75-M. I used to control my fan speeds with that board. My fans have only three pins. But in the new board it won't work. I ...
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On ubuntu 14.04.2 сooler spinning too fast [duplicate]

I used Ubuntu 14.04.1 and everything worked well.Recently I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.2, but the CPU fan began spinning madly fast.The same occured when I installed ubuntu 15.04.I use a desktop ...
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Acer Ferrari F0200 Netbook fan control

I've had this netbook for years now, and there has always been the problem of it overheating. It's not as if to say the fan run at full speed all the time, because they don't. I've tried using ...
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Is there some program to control fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04? - Acer Aspire 5740G

I have an Acer Aspire 5740(G) that overheats constantly, even in normal use. After many hours of trying fan control utilities to speed up my fan, such as fancontrol and lm-sensors, and none of them ...
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Does TLP controls laptop FAN?

I've installed TLP on my laptop. And I found when plug out AC jack(Adaptor), the FAN goes off. I want to turn the FAN off also in AC mode, but I can't find some related option in /etc/default/tlp. ...
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Asus Z87 PRO - fan speed detector - failed to 'make' nct6775 drivers

I want to monitor the fans in my HTPC due to a recent and inexplicable temperature increase of 5+ degrees C. Package 'lm-sensors' does not detect fan sensors. After some investigation I found there ...
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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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Fan not running when Ubuntu is running

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 laptop. The fan works when the computer starts up, but once it boots to Ubuntu the fan no longer works. After a few minutes the computer overheats and shuts down. I have ...
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How can I tell, from within Ubuntu, if my liquid cooling system is pumping?

I have an alienware auroroa-r4 with a liquid cooling system. Before installing Ubuntu my temperatures on Windows would always be around 25°C idle and 30°C when running several applications. Ever since ...
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How to set radeon power low

So I used to be able to do what this page recommends for <= 3.10.x and set my radeon power_profile to low, but that seems to no longer work. For example: sudo bash -c "echo \"profile\" > ...
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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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Overheating Lenovo Laptop

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430. I experienced maybe three abrupt poweroffs with this laptop and the reason is very likely overheating. I eventually installed psensor to monitor my problem, and I'm ...
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Pwmconfig not writing to /etc/fancontrol

So I decided to switch from Win8 to Ubuntu for dev (all the team uses..), and so I have the it-seems-classic problem of 'fan was quiet under Win and blasts with Ubuntu' I've tried everything - loaded ...
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Asus G73gj Fan runs full speed all the time.

I have an Asus G73jh, I'm not sure what BIOS version I have but my laptop seems to have the fans running full speed all the time. I installed lmsensors and my laptop is normally around 56C (which is ...
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loud fan on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Latitude E5420 laptop which I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 a few days ago. I can't help noticing a new annoying behaviour of the fan: it repeatedly gets loud every 1-2 ...
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ThinkPad T440s fan speed

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new T440s, and it seems the fan starts working at full speed from time to time, I've read in several places that this causes the fan to be noisy and generally ...
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Fan is always on, CPU usage is rather low and can't find the fan or thermal_zone proc files

I have an Asus N76VB notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 and TLP for power managment. However, the fan is always on. It's not really loud, but it's annoying. My CPU usage is around 1-2%. It's clocked at 1.20 ...
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Can't install fancontrol

I am starting to get quite p'ed off as I can't control my fans. I can't download Jupiter. It says can't find and if I try apt-get install fancontrol it says: root@server-17:~# apt-get install ...
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Fan speed auto control doesn't seem to work properly anymore (too high)

It's very annoying and I think it happened since last update, the fan of the CPU runs louder, that means probably faster than usual. It's really the CPU and not the NVIDIA fan. I already tried some ...
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Fan is constantly on when plugged, but goes silent when only on battery

Problem Fan is constantly on when a laptop is plugged and not charging. Not noisy, but definitely audible. However, it occasionally stays silent (spinning slower or not spinning at all) when laptop ...
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overheating dell inspiron n5010

I have a DELL inspiron n5010 laptop with Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit OS, the only problem I have is the overheating of my CPU. I think that this is related to the usage of the CPU fan. How can I fix it ?