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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Fan is not detected

I'm trying to use ubuntu in my laptop. But the fan seems to not working.. I try use sudo pwmconfig but this is the result.. sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 6166 (2013-05-01) This program will ...
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Since installing Ubuntu 15.10, computer randomly shuts down while watching video… faulty temperature sensors?

I believe I am having a shutdown issue due to faulty temp sensors. I have experienced laptops overheating before, so I started turning my laptop onto its head, so to speak, to allow the bottom to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 CPU fan issue

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell latitude e5450 and it doesn't seem like the cpu fan is working correctly. I had a 500 gb hdd in my computer and today took it out and installed a 240 gb ssd ...
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Iostat shows activity on unmounted partitions

My hard disk temperature is reaching until 55 degrees even with no activity. So, to analyse the whole situation, I did the following: I ran watch -d 'iostat -pxd /dev/sda && hddtemp ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 overheating problems

My MSI GT60 0NC desktop is overheating and shuts down even if I'm just browsing and listen to music, it's a new Ubuntu installation no weird programs are running. I have installed the last NVidia ...
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Is it good to operate the CPU at 71 degree Celcius

My laptop configuration are Dell 3521 Core i3 3227U @ 1.9Ghz 4GB RAM Intel HD4000 graphic + radeon HD7670m 1GB DDR3 dedicated graphics. As the CPU fan runs at max from staring of ubuntu, I am using ...
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Fan not spinning after suspend in new kernels (Asus X453M)

More often than not, when my laptop is resumed after being suspended, the fan will no longer spin, resulting in overheating when a heavy process is running. This happens on Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.13.0 ...
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Does Thermald for Ubuntu work with AMD processors?

I installed tlp and thermald to avoid overheating on my laptop, but I don't know if thermald is only for Intel processors or it will work the same with AMD processors. I have an AMD A8 2.00 GHz and ...
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Forcibly reduce usable CPU

I'm looking for some sort of method to reduce the heat produced by my laptop. I was wondering if there is a method to throttle the CPU usage in Linux. I have a laptop whose fan seems to be going a ...
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Dell Inpsiron 15 running Ubuntu 15 runs hot and battery drains fast

My laptop runs at around 55 degrees (Fahrenheit) after its been left idle, upon startup its only about 38. On Windows 10, it's only up to about 45 degrees at max. My battery life used to be about 3-5 ...
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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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Macbook Air overheating on firefox

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2014 Macbook air .. when opening up firefox it starts to heat up a little like from 49°c to 55-56°c .. and then when streaming video on youtube it just goes up to ...
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System gets heated when playing videos or browsing with Firefox/Chrome. Fan noisy as the temp crosses 50 C.

Ubuntu 14.04.3 with latest updates installed. Dell inspiron 1525 (2009 make). Have also installed TLP power management tool. Psensor also installed. Core temperature of 80 C while typing this. Just ...
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Should I fix my overheating problem or invest in a new laptop? [closed]

So I am running into overheating issues, constant shutdowns and lagging when I open multiple tabs on the browser, which is not convenient at all. Here are my laptop specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L ...
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Ubuntu overheating laptop

I've had both Ubuntu 14.04 and now 15.10 installed on my laptop and both have caused overheating issues with my laptop. Temperature reach above 80 degrees celsius within the first 20 minutes of very ...
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My laptop is getting very hot during use

My laptop is an Asus A46CM with Intel CPU and Nvidia Graphics. When I use Ubuntu my system runs very hot and I am unable to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers. In about 15 minutes my laptop will ...
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Libreoffice 5 in ubuntu 15.10 raising system temperature

I'm using 15.10 upgraded from 15.04 and when I open some documents with new Libreoffice5, the system temperature goes to 60-65ºC (or more!), when normally stands between 45º and 50º. Also, ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 overheating and shut down problem

I've just installed kubuntu 15.10 on my dell xps 15 l502x, i7 sandy bridge with 4gb of ram. The system is really slow, the desktop environment is buggy and I haven't been able to update nor to use it ...
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sudden overheating in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently switched to ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. My laptop is new and previously it had windows 7 pre installed. There were no overheating problems then but since I switched to ubuntu my laptop ...
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overheating on lenovo ideapad z710; kubuntu 14.04

my problem is that, my laptop is entirely new and it has sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +74.0°C (crit = +99.0°C) temp2: +74.0°C ...
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Overheating macbook pro on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a macbook pro retina late 2012. I have been trying a lot of efforts and suggestions to fix the issue. Idle temp is at 67 Celsius and rises to about 95 Celsius when in ...
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Optimising Ubuntu for Mac (CPU Usage to reduce overheating)

Recently installed Ubuntu Gnome (dual boot) on my girlfriend's 2009 white unibody macbook (2gb ram, 2.26ghz intel core 2 duo), because any newer version of OSX provided no better performance compared ...
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overheating thosiba m840 radeon 7500M/7600M ubuntu 14.04

i newbie ubuntu 14.04. and i have problem overheating in my laptop. please help me to slove it. i use laptop thosiba satelite m840 series with Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series. please
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ubuntu 14 sony vaio overheating E series PCEL25EA

I'm facing an overheating issue with my laptop Hardware: AMD Dual-Core E-450 APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-bit 15.5 inch wide (WXGA: 1366x768) TFT colour ...
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ASUS 1015B (AMD C-30 APU) overheating

I have a ASUS 1015B (AMD C-30 APU) running Lubuntu 15.04 x86 (installed in classic mode ie no UEFI boot) which becomes very hot underneath and then shuts itself down. acpi -t doesn't show any ...
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lspci displays wrong VGA compatible Controller

I have an HP laptop with an AMD A8-7410 with R5 Graphics (AMD Radeon R5 M330 GPU, can't find drivers for that. AMD Catalyst recognizes this but says unknown display). Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 2013 - Gets really hot and fans are going crazy?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my old MacBook Pro from 2013, but I experience that it gets really hot very fast, and the fans are trying to cool it down almost all the time its on. Is it possible to ...
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Big thermal contradiction: Should i trust these fans

Getting my dev workspace setup on my laptop. And everything appeared normal, but at every restart (switching over to windows). HP's altered BIOS warns me of 90+C temperatures. Yet everything appears ...
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Overheating issue with Dell inspiron n4050

I have installed i8kutils, and edited things according to guides on internet, but nothing changes the overheat and when I run pwmconfig, this appear in the end: hwmon1/fan2_input current ...
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How to troubleshoot overheating problems?

I have a 4 years old computer. An Acer Aspire 5742G with Intel i5 and 6GB of RAM. Recently the laptop overheat very frequently. On Ubuntu it overheat to the point it shut itself down. Under Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Suspend only locks screen

I am sorry if this question may have been asked and answered before, I completely understand that. But as of right now I cannot find a solution, so I am asking myself. So first off, I am completely ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu 15.04 LiveCD from shutting down on critical temperature?

A netbook I am trying to install Ubuntu to heats to 98°C and shuts down at the beginning of the installation process. There is also a BIOS auto-shutdown feature (non-customizable, shutting down at a ...
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Heating laptop and Low Battery (Probook 440 G1)

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 15.4 (x86_64) on my Probook (i7 4702 MQ, 8GB RAM, ATI 8750M).I previously had Windows 8 on this machine, which gave me a battery life of around 5-6 hours ...
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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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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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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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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 ...