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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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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Automatic fan speed control on AMD/ATI gpu cards with propietary drivers (fglrx) [closed]

This post is just to describe what I did, because I spent some time googling before find a acceptable solution. I've a server running ubuntu 14.04 with 2 AMD firepro w8100 and the propietary drivers ...
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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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Getting fan to work on Acer Aspire 7720

Acer Aspire's seem to have fan problems with Ubuntu, but I can't find a fix that works (or for recent editions of Ubuntu). On this slightly old laptop, the fan never starts, so the laptop overheats ...
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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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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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Can fancontrol / pwmconfig monitor both CPU and GPU?

My system is cooled by a custom water loop. I use fancontrol to vary the speed of the water pumps depending on the casing temperature of the CPU. Here is my current fancontrol config: INTERVAL=10 ...
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replicate solution to lm-sensors to report fanspeed, trouble with install

I've installed lubuntu 14.04 last night on my HP 450 Notebook PC and I've noticed that the fans aren't working. I'm trying to replicate the solution of kevbelisle here ...
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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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“Find the client” with nouveau in Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have trouble getting Linux Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) to control the fan on my HP 8710w. For some If I start the computer cold, the fan will stop or almost stop during start-up, and then not ...
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Overheating lenovo e420 laptop

Description: Laptop gets too hot as I can read from "Psensor" application and can get above 70C or even 80 without extra fan pad, even now with 20C ambient temp, and no gaming/heavy software ...
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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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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 ?
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How do I control my fan speed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and the fans are quite loud. I followed the instructions on this forum link and configured lm-sensors then attempted to configure fancontrol. I ran lm-sensors as sudo, it ...
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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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Asus H87-PRO /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

On an Asus H87-PRO: $ sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 5857 (2010-08-22) (...) /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed here's the output from $ sensors: ...
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MacBook Air MID 2012 Fan Control on Ubuntu 13.10 and higher

On my MacBook Air MID 2012 I use Ubuntu since 12.04. After installing Ubuntu I had to install the "macfanctld" package (incl. configuration) to get the fan control of my MBA working. If not, the fan ...
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Fan control for i5 in Lenovo T520 not working

I have a Lenovo T520, which is annoyingly loud all the time. My CPU however doesn't do anything and the BIOS is set to "balanced mode". I tried to check, and the fan control is set to automatic, and ...
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Intermediate fan speed i8k

On i8kfan you have just two options of fan speed. What i want is to know if there's a way to set a intermediate(or more than one) fan speed because the high value(2) is too noisy and the low value(1) ...
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Fan In Lenovo Z580

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Z580 and the fan is constantly running. I tried to follow the steps outlined here: How to control fan speed? ...but apparently the "fancontrol" doesn't ...
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13.10 asus K56CB gets very hot and fan is very noisy

Greetings dear Ubuntu users, I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 X64 on my Asus K56CB notebook. And it has not been a good expierence so far. After one minute, my laptop gets very hot and the fan is ...
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Loud fan: Tried many ways, but can't handle it

hope you can help me, quite frustrating... I used Windows 7 and had no problems with my fans at all. Using Linux in the university I decided to use it at home, too. When you boot your Computer, your ...
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Cooling fan goes crazy at every warm boot. Any setting possibilities?

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. I just installed 13.04 on HP/Compaq 6910p laptop. Erased Windows7. When I do a cold boot the fan runs normally but when the screen has been down and opened again, it run ...
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Fans acting up after installation on Acer Aspire V3-571G

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and it seems my fan is working harder and kind of revs up every thirty second or so. It came with windows 8 pre-installed and when I ran windows it didn't get nearly as ...
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radeon.dpm=1 invalid on 13.04 w/4850

I'm trying 13.04 using the open source Radeon drives (I think that's the same as Gallium but correct me if I'm confused). This is on an 4850 card, so would need legacy proprietary drivers, which ...
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Fan constantly on, Dell Inspiron 15R, Ubuntu 12.04

Problem I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 15R. As soon as I boot, the fan starts at full speed and stays constantly on. I've seen similar posts, where installing fan control apps are ...
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Service modules-init-tools not found

While setting up lm-sensors and fanconrtol packages on Ubuntu 13.04, I arrived at a stage were I had to restart the service modules-init-tools to apply changes to the /etc/modules file then alas! I ...