Overheating is when something gets so hot it is to the point of being dangerous. An old fan that does not cool the processor fast enough might cause the processor to overheat, ruining the circuitry inside and rendering the processor useless.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Kworker using once cpu core to 80 %

I've encountered a problem with my ubuntu/lubuntu distribution regarding laptop overheat/abnormal cpu usage, pstate intel driver (I thought that this new driver overheated my laptop etc.) First of all ...
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How to fix overheating problem after latest updates? Thinkpad x100e running Xubuntu 14.04

Noob here. Laptop shuts down and gives thermal shutdown warning only after latest updates Xubuntu 14.04.Tried acpi=off and it seems to help but with other issues. Any ideas on what to try?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop Heating problem

I have dual booted Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04. When I use Windows the temperature remains normal but when i use Ubuntu my laptop gets heated up and the temperature goes to 70-90 degrees C just after ...
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How to avoid high CPU fan speed while running genymotion virtual device?

I have installed Genymotion for emulation and whenever i run a genymotion virtual device, the CPU fan starts running on high speed. I have : Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Bumblebee installed How can i avoid ...
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New Ubuntu prebuilt with wifi and over heating issues

I just bought a new Ubuntu 14.10 prebuilt. It has been running very hot from the first day i got it, the WiFi crashes often and has to be reset, and it will just die with out warning, at times with ...
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HP Envy Laptop shutting down abruptly due to false overheating

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my new HP Envy laptop. Prior to this, Windows 8.1 was running fine without any problems. But now on Ubuntu, my laptop shuts down abruptly and when I try to restart, ...
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Why is CPU base Intel Atom N270 of Eee PC 1000H overheating when using Xubuntu 14.04.1?

Freshly installed Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Eee PC 1000H. CPU base is very quickly overheating, the temperature of this Intel Atom N270 goes to over 73 Celsius while I'm only running a lightweight web ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 high overheating

I am using a dual boot system. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on My Dell Inspiron 1510 (Core i3@2.3GHz, 4GB RAM) When I use Ubuntu it is far more hot compared to Windows 7. I just checked on both OSes ...
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my HP Pavilion g6-1381ea core temperture is 70 at average [closed]

my HP Pavilion g6-1381ea core temperature is 70 at average and overheats. I don’t know what to do?
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Loud fan noise on ubuntu 14.04 - Alienware x51 i3 desktop

I have a really loud fan on my alienware x51 i3 desktop running ubuntu 14.04. I thought it was a driver issue, so changed driver from open source to a proprietary driver - but not driver changes have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 EliteBook 8460p constant fan, hot, short battery

Finally took the plunge from Ubuntu in VM to wiping Windows and installing Ubuntu 14.04. I'm liking it so far although I've noticed the laptop gets hot very quickly, the fan is constantly on, and the ...
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Overheating and battery draining

About a month ago, I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo T430 removing the current OS Windows 7. First two - three weeks everything was working smoothly. After then, my laptop started to overheat and ...
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Dell Vostro 3560 overheats and fan is quiet and it's speed is low

After enabling discrete Radeon HD 7600M on my Dell Vostro 3560 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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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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Does Ubuntu shutoff during overheat?

Does Ubuntu utilize the sensors on hardware such as the CPU to detect critical heat levels and shut off like the default OS would? In this case the hardware is a Mac Mini.
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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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Processor running hot after today's update

It seems that after today's update my processor started to run hotter than usual when on casual load. It seems to go to around 50 C when playing a youtube video/browsing files/etc and on almost idle ...
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Nvidia 820M operating in a high temperature

Laptop: DELL Inspiron 3000 Series I14-3442-A40 (Core i5) GPU: Nvidia 820M (2GB 64 bits) Ubuntu: 14.04 - 64 bits Nvidia Driver: 331.38 Problem: My GPU temperature is reaching 90-93 degrees Celsius ...
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ASUS laptop overheating when using Ubuntu

I've got major problems while running Ubuntu. When I have my NVIDIA GeForce card enabled, the temperature of the processor is really high. Just a little web browsing rises it up to 70 degrees celcius ...
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Fan control in Ubuntu 14.10. on Asus z97

How to properly set up fan control on Ubuntu 14.10? I have an Asus z97 mini motherboard and while in windows even with heavy load for a long time it does not reach 70 Celsius degree, on Ubuntu easily ...
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how to control CPU frequency in 14.04? [duplicate]

how to control CPU frequency in 14.04? juipiter and cpu-freq cannot be installed due to bugs.. Kindly help.. the pc in boiling..
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Thinkpad Edge 13 01962Cs overheats in Xubuntu, but not in Windows 7 (?)

My Lenovo ThinkPad 13 01962 CS is having a particular problem (but not uncommon, it seems): It is overheating in Xubuntu, but not in Windows 7 (a heavier OS). Back in April, I sent it to local Lenovo ...
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ubuntu 14.04 overheating problem

i am new with ubuntu so i need some help. i installed 14.04 but laptop keeps overheating all the time. searched around the net, but could not find solution. can anyone help? i have HP Probook 4525s.
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fan not working on ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is Thinkpad-E430. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. I found it a little overheated, especially around the touchpad area. Then I launched the command "cat /proc/acpi/ibm/fan" to see whether the fan ...
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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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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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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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CPU overheating after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 maybe from ATI Radeon HD 3470 video card not being detected well

My CPU is overheating on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 - when idle it is at about 56-60 degrees Celsius. If I open Chrome, that brings it up to 65 degrees and even more if I use unity (80 degrees). ...
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Overheat Nvidia Graphic Card - 110 ºC

*My nvidia GPU when I am playing games, in very low settings and capped FPS (25 FPS) it reaches an extraordinary 110º degrees Celsius. And of course the computer shuts down. I use the nvidia binary ...
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Cpu overheating when booting and using Ubuntu [closed]

My laptop (Lenovo G500 Intel Celeron 1005 1.9 GHz) overheats when using Ubuntu 14.10, but does not in Windows 8. What is the problem with Ubuntu? I am worried that it will caused to damage my laptop's ...
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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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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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Computer heats more using Ubuntu 14.10

My computer's configuration is: Ubuntu 14.10 NVIDIA GeForce 630M Intel i5-3210M 6Gb RAM 1Tb HD I have always used Windows, and after installing Ubuntu last year I could feel that the heat coming ...
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how to control overheating of acer aspire 4736Z laptop in kernel 3.13.0.37 ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have an Acer Aspire 4736Z laptop having Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed, recently it updated to kernel version 3.13.0.37. Now its always get heated lot, I think its FAN gets off, Even I have checked the ...
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How safe it is to install tlp [duplicate]

I have been using ubuntu for a while now. I just got a new asus laptop, and did install ubuntu 14.04 in a dual booting on it. I tend to use ubuntu than windows. But when in ubuntu it seems to hit a ...
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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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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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Why my PC turned off unexpectedly?

Let me tell the complete story. I have a normal PC with monitor, CPU, UPS, mouse and a keyboard. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For the last 15 days my computer is shutting down unexpectedly. Here in my case ...
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Psensor warning - What does it mean?

I installed Psensor because I have had a new comp with problems, it sometimes freezes up on me. This might be caused by heat but it could be another cause. After implementing all sensors, Psensor ...
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my computer is crashing and I think it is overheating

My computer is crashing lately with the colors on the display changing and the display not being updated (aside from the fact that I can see hints of mouse movement). Originally I thought it might be ...
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how to fix ubuntu overheating

I'm new to Ubuntu but not to Linux and this is the first time overheating has been an issue for me. I'm using the latest version with all the updates installed and my computer has a Intel Core ...
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Fan Does Not Work! - LIFEBOOK AH532

I've problem with my laptop fan in Lubuntu 14.04 64bit. (model: Fujitsu LIFEBOOK AH532) Datasheet Fan does not work! :-( How can I fix it? (Or how can I force enable fan?) Some of my tries: $ sudo ...
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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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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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Ubuntu behavior on overheating?

I have a laptop that I suspect is overheating. Every once and a while, Ubuntu will pop up the shut down dialogue window. The first time I clicked shut down, and it went through the normal shut down ...
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CPU Temparature above threshold

My PC is running Ubuntu 14.04 currently. For last two days, the PC does not turn on. On running recovery mode, the message "CPU Temperature above threshold" shows. Sometimes the PC do start, only to ...
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Setting temperature thresholds in i8kmon Ubuntu 14.04

I have an overheating problem with my Dell Inspiron 15R and installed i8kmon to control the fan speeds on Ubuntu 14.04. Here is a copy of the 'lm-sensors' output: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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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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Is there an easy way to find out temperature components are running at in 14.04?

The title of the question says it all really. I have a new laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. There appears to be an overheating problem which fortunately does not appear to be affecting performance. ...
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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 ...