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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Fujitsu Lifebook AH532 problems

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have Lubuntu 13.10 32-bit on my Fujitsu Lifebook AH532 laptop, and I have these problems in Ubuntu: My touchpad is working, but I can't use it for scrolling, etc. I can't power ...
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Temperature problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (dual booting with windows 8.1) in my Dell Inspiron n7520, which comes with a dedicated VGA AMD Radeon HD7730M. There had occurred some heating problems in Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu sensors, how to decrease temperatures' threshold?

I am experiencing shutdowns of my pc due to overheat of CPU. Running the command "sensors" I got the following output Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +66.0°C (crit = +101.0°C) temp2: ...
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Laptop Overheating - Lenovo Z500

Hi I have a Lenovo Z500 with i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. In Windows 7,8 and 8.1 I don't have any problem with the laptop temperature while running just the system or surfing the web, but under ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hangs While Screen is Off

I have an Asus G73JW laptop with a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64. While I'm using the laptop, it works quite well - but if I leave the laptop unattended for a while, I come back it will have a ...
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Question about /etc/default/grub

I had previously changed the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" in order to change my screen brightness with the keyboard ...
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Overheating Toshiba Satellite L655 Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I switched to Ubuntu from Windows roughly a week ago. So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. I'm experiencing overheating problem with my laptop and sometimes it's turned off suddenly. I have a Toshiba L655 ...
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CoolSense for HP Envy dv4-5266LA on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Envy dv4-5266LA laptop. I have a problem because my computer is too hot, and the battery drains very fast. Please help to solve this problem that may be ...
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CPU fan not working in acer gateway ne56r

My laptop fan was not running in ubuntu 14.04 and hence it become heated up easily. Kindly help to get a solution for to get my laptop fan running. In windows i never had these kind of issues
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Ubuntu overheats after starting from hibernation, but not after restarting

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit Recently I have upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04 and noticed that Laptop is overheating (psensor temp ~80). But after I restart, temperature returns ...
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Asus G75VW cpu runs hot up to 70c, using Ubuntu

Any idea at all would be helpful. Specifications: Brand: ASUS G75 Series Model: G75VW-BBK5 CPU: Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz Screen: 17.3" Memory: 32GB DDR3 Hard Disk: 120 ssd 1TB Optical Drive: ...
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I'm facing some overheating troubles with Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I always had overheating troubles with Ubuntu, but this is the first time I'm here asking help. My fans just don't works under Ubuntu. No fans sound. Looks like the Ubuntu can't recognize'em. I got ...
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How to solve overheating problem?

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 installed. My laptop specs are Dell XPS 15 4gb RAM Nvidia gt540m I've been searching for hours but can't figure out a solution. I am a complete newbie to ubuntu. ...
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Fan Control on Dell L521x

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 L521x (January 2013), and I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 stock. Everything is kind of ok but it seems that the fans never kick in. So even when editing some stuff on ...
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12.04 is overheating my Compaq nc6320 laptop

I have been researching this all week, but I can't find a solution that seems to resolve this issue. I have just installed UBUNTU 12.04 on my Compaq nc6320 and it is running really hot and the fan ...
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Overheating - ATI HD6470M, Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying Linux for the first time ever and experiencing a lot of overheating. In about 45min after I turn on my laptop I get to temps like 90ºC. I googled it and saw a lot of people with the same ...
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Ubuntu heat up too much my computer when it uses the integrated intel graphics

My machine is a Lenovo G580 with these specifications: Processor: intel core i7 3520M Graphics: intel core HD graphics 4000 + nvidia Geforce 710M RAM: 6GB I'm on ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've set ...
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Overheating, faulty laptop - How to prevent overheating?

I have a problem with my laptop. It overheats. In Windows 7 I use 80% Maximum Power State under power options to workaround the issue. Is there a similar solution available for Ubuntu? Can I set my ...
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Overheating Laptop when Ubuntu is running?

I am currently using HP dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04. No problem with windows 8 but when I switch it in to Ubuntu, it getting heat so much. Even i cant work for much period of time it will ...
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Overheating after upgrading to ubuntu 13.10

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 13.04 to ubuntu 13.10 and I notice that my Dell Inspiron Laptop is heating more and also giving out more heat from fan side. Below is the output of psensor ...
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Will overheating of Dell Inspiron N5010 stop if I remove the graphics card

I notice that my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5010) is frequently overheating even with the necessary fglrx drivers installed. If I manually remove the graphics card(or get it removed by someone more ...
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Touchpad heating up on dell inspiron n5010

My laptop Dell Inspiron N5010 runs an Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64 bit version. I have installed all the necessary fglrx drivers and the laptop temperature is not very high. It persistently remains between ...
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Switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

My current PC is running on Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.80GHz with 2GB RAM. I run Windows 7 32-bit on this configuration, but the PC shuts down sometimes due to over heating. Also, the CPU is always ...
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Laptop overheats, alternative to SpeedFan in Ubuntu

I used SpeedFan to help keep my laptop running smoothly, and would like to do the same with Ubuntu. Could someone please show me a simple alternative to SpeedFan.
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My fan is not working, no active cooling system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and my fan is not working(with Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 it was the same). Short summary of my system Quanta TWH motherboard, Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM ...
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Ubuntu desktop messed up? [closed]

I have HP probook 4540s with switchable graphic card Radeon HD 7650M, its working fine on windows but it would cause heat problems so followed the Question which said solution is to install the ...
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heat and fan pacing after ubuntu 12.10 is installed alongside windows 7

i tried touch /etc/fancontrol it is helpless i tried the following but to no avail; install mesa-utils and mesa-utils-extras and reboot if the problem remains let us know $ sudo apt-get install ...
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Overheating + touchpad not working

I've read a few threads about this, but none had satisfactory answers. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Studio 1555 and a few minutes after installation my touchpad stopped working (the ...
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Does ubuntu make computer heat up more than windows? [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5721 for a year now and I mostly use ubuntu 12.04. I had heating problems sine the beginning while I was using ubuntu but by trial and error I managed to decrease it to ...
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W540 Overheating in Ubuntu 13.10 but now windows * [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit installed with Windows 8.1 64 bit on my Lenovo Thinkpad W540 and has a Nvidia GPU with Optimus but I have not installed drivers to enable it yet. I am using the CPUfreq ...
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GPU overheating

I'm quite new to Ubuntu, but, sometimes, when I'm on youtube, or doing something else, GPU overheats, and cooler gets very loud, until I close everything I'm doing, than after few seconds GPU gets ...
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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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Dual Boot, fan overheating & Battery issues with Ubuntu 13.10

I have a hp pavilion g6 2201ax laptop which came with Windows 8 preloaded. I wish to use a linux system on it and I have installed Ubuntu 13.10. I have found after installing ubuntu that I have ...
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My fan is very noisy pretty much all of the time - how do I fix it?

Here is my sensors output: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +54.0°C (crit = +98.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +55.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = ...
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Overheating problem with HP Pavilion G6 2231tx

I have overheating problem with HP pavilion G6 on ubuntu, but I don't have any issues on Windows 8. My CPU is Intel i3, 2.4 Ghz.
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Overheating when using File Roller

Every time I try to compress a folder of about 1 Gb with File Roller I have to stop after a few seconds because my laptop overheats. I've checked the temperature in Psensor and it goes over 85 ºC (cpu ...
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laptop overheating also after installing latest kernel

I got HP g6 laptop with i3 processor, AMD radeon 7450M dedicated GPU. I got ubuntu 13.10 installed. It is overheating too much. I tried changing to latest kernel 3.12.x and also edited grub file ...
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Problem with thermal monitoring in Ubuntu 12.04

I have an issue with the thermal monitoring in Ubuntu 12.04: I think the OS mapped a negative temperature (-1°, it was actually pretty cold) to 255° and the system refused to boot. The message was ...
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Overheating problem with driver fglrx on ATI radeon h5000 - mobility radeon h4000

I have an HP pavilion dv6-3127 el, with installed Ubuntu 12.04, i don't use new version of Ubuntu becouse i have overheating problem, temperature about 90 degree, instead in 12.04 i don't have this ...
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Dell XPS m1530 overheating problem

I have a Dell XPS m1530 running Ubuntu 13.10 and began noticing the keyboard surface get hot. It seemed odd to me that the fan runs intermittently at lower temperatures. I've already checked the ...
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Laptop overheating problem

I am using a vaio laptop which have Radeon HD 7650M graphics card. I am new to linux and don't understand how to solve overheating problem in my laptop. Tried everything tlp,laptop-mode tools,etc.
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Laptop temperature too high

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04, My laptop temperature is too high 78. Output of lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI ...
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GPU overheating with the open source radeon driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my desktop and would really like to keep using the open source drivers for my RadeonHD 6970 graphics card. However, during boot and after startup, the GPU ...
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Computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 min on ubuntu

I have just tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 to my laptop, but i cannot get through the installation, because my computer shuts off. I have windows 7 on it and that runs just fine. I have installed ...
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How to fix overheating and battery low life on ASUS K56CM? [duplicate]

I have an ASUS K56CM ubuntu 12.04 runs well, but the temperature in idle is about 55-65 °C. And also my battery have a half less life then on windows7. I tried Jupiter but it doesn't work. Should I ...
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overheat after install ubuntu please

Laptop suddenly shutdown due to overheat. Before my laptop suddently shutdown, my fan run faster. There any coding to overcome this problem? Hp pavillion g4-2029wm Ram 8gb How to solve this problem?
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Is there a way I can artificially heat up my machine to do some cooling testing?

So I have a case mod that I have been working on. It's a small form factor so I require a creative way to cool the system. I am in the testing stages so I am looking for the best way to crank up the ...
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Overheating laptop (HP pavilion G6 with AMD 8) ubuntu 13.04

I am barely running Ubuntu now because the fan is blowing like crazy, it's blowing hot air and I estimate the temprature around 90 C / 194 F. When I run windows my laptop isn't overheating and the fan ...
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Dell Inspiron 5010 overheating issue ubuntu 12.04

I know this is a duplicate question. But none of the solutions provided for the previous questions worked for me. My laptop comes with a 1GB ATI graphics card. The laptop overheats even when it is ...
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HP Pavilion G6 overheating due to the graphics driver

I have an HP Pavilion G6 where I recently installed Ubuntu instead of Windows 7 on it I googled a bit and found out that the problem to my overheating was the graphics accelerator which was "FGLRX ...