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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The fan on my laptop runs constantly in Ubuntu

Maybe someone asked this already, but i must ask why my cooler constantly blowing when i start ubuntu? When I'm on Windows 7 its normal, cooler blowing just when I play some game. Here is my Laptop ...
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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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Can I change my stock amd fan speed?

I have an amd a4-5300, and it it running loud. I remember my last amd stock fan being silent. I can't change it in my bios, and I see that it might be possible to do through Ubuntu when googling. I ...
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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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Make fan speed change permanent with aticonfig

I have a Radeon HD 7950 on Ubuntu 12.10, kernel 3.5. I have the fglrx-updates installed. The problem is that my gpu fan, upon startup, ramps up to 100% and stays that way. It's the same way on my ...
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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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Why is my fan constatnly blowing in Ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bits) alongside Windows 7 on different partition on my second desktop. It's working nice. I have updated everything. However, I have problems with my fan. It's ...
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Is there a user-friendly setup to reduce performance and fan thresholds?

My Dell Vostro 4450 with Ubuntu 12.04 started heating (>95°C) when its on heavy load and charging battery (sometimes it freezes in this conditions). When on heavy load but using battery, it stabilize ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Laptop fan too noisy and fast

I'm new to the Ubuntu desktop. The main reason for my question is that I have a Dell Latitud E 6420, and the fan is too fast and noisy or too slow. I have already read about pwm config, but I would ...
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Fan turns on full blast after resuming from suspend - Sony Vaio w/ Ubuntu 12.04

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop: Sony E-Series SVE14A37CDH. Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series Hybrid GPU. I installed the proprietary AMD Catalyst drivers from: ...
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toshiba tecra m3-s636 fan control

I cant seem to figure out how to control my fanspeed. The laptop is getting too hot and shutting down after i upgraded to new 12.04 ubuntu. The fan does not sound like it is running as fast as ...
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Fans really loud, ubuntu 12.10

I've been trying to get into using Ubuntu 12.10, but it's hard when my PCs fans are nonstop running so loud I get a headache at the very least. While it was running Windows 7 the fans were mostly ...
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CPU Fan really annoying

Nn a Dell Inspiron the CPU Fan is too loud. It is not running constantly, but it changes from slow to really fast every minute. It's really annoying and hardly possible to work on this machine. Is it ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 on asus n76vb fan speed not working

I instaled lm-sensors followed everyting 1@ubuntu:~$ sudo sensors-detect perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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“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 ...