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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Inspiron 5520 Laptop Fan not working. Ubuntu 14.04

So I've been bashing my face into this and getting nowhere. I am NOT ubuntu savvy and I prefer command line solutions if possible. I installed i8kutils. I try to turn my fan on HIGH: i8kfan 2 2 -1 ...
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dell Inspiron-3537 amd graphics is overheating after installing ubuntu 14.04LTS

i install ubuntu after formating window totally and now my lapi over heats so much even keyboard are heated up after few minutes of boot. and hanging too much. Laptop's configuration are: 6GB RAM, 6GB ...
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Heating, projecting and lid closing problems in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

Ever since I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 in April this year, I have been beset by productivity-reducing problems. I had started off unable to get the login screen on booting which got resolved ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 overheating

I have HP ENVY dv6-7357se laptop i was running windows for about a year yesterday i switched to ubuntu <3 but i'am facing an always noisy fan and heating of my laptop with windows i never faced ...
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Nvidia Driver and Heating Problem

this is my first question at here, so please be gentle if do something wrong. I have Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS installed on my laptop. Also i have working dual boot to Windows 10 with UEFI activated. My ...
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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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fans not detected/working on ubuntu (hp envy 17t j000)

my laptop is overheating, i dont remember if it was heating on windows or not. i did disassemble the laptop and clean the laptop's fan from dust, nothing happend. here is sensors command output $ ...
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Lenovo U400 overheating with fan being idle

I've had Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo U400 laptop for a year or so and everything was fine. Suddenly yesterday I noticed when I was working on it, that it was running really hot, almost burning my left ...
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fan control: pwmconfig no pwm-capable sensor modules installed on Samsung NP900X3E

When I follow this guide about how to control fan speed in Ubuntu15.04 on my laptop Samsung NP900X3E I get this error message: /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed ...
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My laptop is seriously overheating

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7 on my laptop about an hour ago, and within two minutes of running Ubuntu (both during the Live CD and post-install), my CPU temperatures reach 100°C. In ...
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Toshiba screen backlight only works occasionally

I am having a weird problem - I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and the backlight doesn't work consistently. If I power off my machine and leave it sit for an hour or two, the screen will work fine ...
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laptop with ubuntu 14.04 overheating

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Y580, I' have 2 graphic cards, nvidia and intel, I have noticed it's overheating a lot. Following some tutorial I removed bumbelbee and tried to install nvidia-prime ...
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Does Installation size of Ubuntu matters in the case of performance? [closed]

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I gave Ubuntu 30 Gb disk space. But it became slower and laptop overheating problem started within few days. Now I was thinking if I wipe out ...
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ubuntu 14.04 overheating hp g6 1301ax

I'm new to linux so bear with my naivety. I was running ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and had installed tlp and switched off discrete graphics and everything was fine except for the screen would not turn ...
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Running Ubunutu in VM, laptop overheats when idle, how to reduce power usage?

I am running Ubuntu on a VM using Virtual Box, but my Spectre x360 (Windows host OS) overheats even when i'm just simply using a text editor. I am a bit new, is there a way to check why this is ...
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AMD open source drive slow rendering

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 + amd proprietary. I want to replace proprietary drive with open source because it is freezing during debugging of multi-threaded program. I'm uninstalling proprietary drive ...
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lm-sensors not detect fan

Hello I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and at first I had problems with overheating. I had to install the drivers for the Nvidia Geforce GT630M card and seems to have been solved. Anyway, I have ...
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ffmpeg and libx264: Extremely high CPU temperature

Ahoy there! I turned my previous gaming rig into an Ubuntu Server 14.04 a year ago, and have been using it as a private nginx-rtmp live streaming server. Today I started to dabble with ffmpeg for ...
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How to solve laptop overheating problem on ubuntu 14.04

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 laptop(Dell Vostro 1014) of mine. After two days I noticed serious overheating of my laptop. Since there aren't any easily accessible option for down ...
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Sony Vaio (sve14a27cxh) overheat and very loud fan

Since I lost de recover partition from may Sony Vaio, Ubuntu 14.04 is my only OS installed (berfore I used to have a dual boot with Windows 8). Ever since I dual booted it I have experienced overheat ...
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Why is ubuntu getting restarted after replacing Intel e6600 with Intel x6800 processor? [closed]

I was previously using Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 along with Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows XP Service Pack 3. It was working great. Later, I changed my processor to Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 and ...
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Check CPU and other hardware components in Lubuntu [duplicate]

Tell me please which are the best ways to check the temperature of the CPU and other hardware components in Lubuntu? It would be better if the applications could even tell me which are the normal ...
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How can I easily control CPU speed on Ubuntu?

I would like to know how to change (lower, in my case) CPU speed easily to adjust my needs. I have done research on the internet and it appears the same answers come back... "there is no need to lower ...
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overheating ibm t23 minimal install

My IBM t23 with Ubuntu 14.04 minimal install is ovreheating in one spot after about 15 minutes of essentially idle use e.g. editing plain text documents in an xterm window with nano with almost ...
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Is there a way to autostart CPULIMIT in order to reduce excessive CPU consumption

tracker-miner-f, tracker-store, tracker-extract and dropbox processes are killing my CPU, they make it run at over 100%, overheating my laptop. I have installed CPULIMIT and it works great ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Overheating: Shutting down my machine

I'm a noob in Linux and yesterday I wanted to try Ubuntu dual booted in my machine so that I can start learning it. But I had to do something wrong= Accidentally deleted all of the partitions also ...
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Overheat problem with Ubuntu 15.04 on Asus K55VD

I got this laptop. The issue is with the nVIDIA / Bubmlebee/Optimus. Drivers are correctly installed, no black screen. Optirun is working correctly. However, after a period of about 10 minutes ...
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HP envy dv6 overheating after installing ubuntu 15.04

I recently had a problem with Windows 8.1, a kernel crash or something, so I installed Ubuntu 15.04. Since I installed it, the temperature of the CPU is ~57°C, I got the stats using tlp. Any advise ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 overheating issues

I have had this problem for some time now, I tried to research this forum and others for solutions but unfortunately I couldn't resolve the issue. I've got overheating issues. Sometimes the pc will ...
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HP Envy Touch Smart 15 heat on bottom screen

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS, on my HP Envy Touch Smart 15 laptop. When running more than 30 minutes the bottom part of the screen (on the HP logo) getting unusual heat. It also can be feel ...
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How to tell the heat, or at least fan speed, of a machine [duplicate]

Is there a way in which I can tell how hot my computer is? Or at least how fast my computer's fan is going? Because if my computer's fan knows how fast and when to go, then surely my computer knows ...
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Install Ubuntu on HP Pavilion (Vista SP2) dv6397ea [duplicate]

I have got a ten-year old HP Pavilion dv6397ea running under Vista SP2, Intel Core2 CPU-t7200 2.00ghz with 2G RAM. My video adapter model is NVidia GEForce GO 7400. I have got many hardware problems ...
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Ubuntu installation is getting terminated. Also overheating and battery discharges fast while doing the same [duplicate]

My laptop shuts down by itself while using Ubuntu 14.04. Also, it gets over heated. But no problems while using Windows 7. Laptop Specs are: Model: Asus K53SM-SX010D CPU: Intel Core i5-2450M, ...
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Toshiba Satellite 875-P301 overheating

I'm currently encounting some issues with my laptop (Toshiba Satellite 875-P301). The fan doesn't activate bellow 100°C, so I'm kind of burning my legs right now. So, the facts : I'm running ...
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ubuntu 15.04 overheat on xps l502x

(Weather temp here is around 30C ) my dell heats up to 90 or 100C when watching YouTube and 60-70 when idle, but when I use windows, system temperature seems to be much lower . are there ways to solve ...
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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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Fan running at max speed after switching to ubuntu [duplicate]

After switching to Ubuntu my laptop is heating. I didn't have this problem when I had windows 7.I changed my CPU to "Powersave" mode but it is still heating and the fan is running at maximum speed.How ...
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Laptop heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE

I looked at similar questions but it didnt work. When I use laptop normally, it doesnt heat up. But it heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE. What can be the issue, how to overcome it ? Thanks.
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Is there a program to graphically edit the values of the Embedded Controller in an Acer laptop?

Sorry if this already has an answer, but no matter how unspecific my searches get I can't seem to find anything. My Acer Aspire 5740G has horrible overheating problems. I have taken the computer ...
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fix overheating issue acer aspire 5750g with ubuntu 15.04

Since installing ubuntu 15.04 on my acer aspire 5750, I am facing overheating issues. The fan runs always at max speed. I tried tlp but it didn't change anything. I installed the latest nvidia ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 overheat(Extreme)

I have a serious overheating problem. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 2-3 days back and it is experiencing high overheat problems. I am using a Dell XPS L502X PC with Nvidia graphics. I know that I should ...
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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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GPU overheating 133 celsius

Recently had to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04. After first restart display keeps shutting down. Checked temp of gpu it was 133 celsius! It's an amd radeon HD2600XT. Software center displays no proprietary ...
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Excessive Draining Of Battery

I have Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller and I've installed Tlp for battery saving but I am seeing no improvement in battery life, also my laptop is heating up more than it ...
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Toshiba Satllite e45t Ubunut 14.04 - Heats up quickly, low battery life compared to windows 8.1

I bought a Toshiba Satellite 45t recently with factory windows 8.1. Did the usual UEFI and secure boot disablement and proceeded with installing Ubuntu 14.04 - dual boot with the Windows. Three days ...
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Right side of touch pad becomes too hot while using Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything seems correct in Windows but whenever I use Ubuntu, portion near right of touch pad gets too hot. My laptop have 2 GB dedicated Nvidia ...
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Notebook overheating and system hangs - ubuntu 14.04.2

I installed ubuntu 14.04.2 and my notebooks overheats really fast and sometimes hangs(freezes) - no response at all , so I just have to shutdown manually. Here's the result of some commands I found ...
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Overheating causing applications to crash?

I am playing Cities Skylines on my Notebook. It's a Clevo W230ST. Specs: i7 4700MQ GTX 765M 8 Gig Ram Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the Nvidia 331 Driver. My questing is: Does some part of Ubuntu or ...
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How can I reduce the fan speed on a HP Elitebook 6930p?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Elitebook 6930p. On this laptop, the fans are constantly running. The laptop also gets quite hot. I suspected that this had something to do with the video drivers, so I ...