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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Is there a way to reduce performance once a temperature threshold is reached

My laptop (Toshiba Satellite L655 - 1e8) overheats (and shuts down). Often. I was wondering if there is a way to reduce performance once the temperature reaches a certain threshold. Thanks! P.S. I'm ...
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How do I Manually Limit CPU Usage? [duplicate]

I have an old laptop prone to overheating and a good solution I found was limiting it's CPU usage to below 50%. On Windows, I can do this by changing the power plan I am currently using, and altering ...
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Increase in laptop temperature on dell 3521

The temperature of my laptop increases very much while i am using ubuntu. i think because of the graphic card. can anyone tell how to lower the temperature. laptop gets discharged in less than 1.5 ...
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laptop gets very hot

I have a laptop that has a i5 - 2430m processor with 4GB RAM. I installed a ubuntu 13.10 desktop amd64.iso and found that the laptop gets heated up more than usual. Should i install a 32 bit OS or a ...
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Laptop overheating Problem in Ubuntu 12.04 only

I'm having the problem of overheating on my Ubuntu partition. acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +82.0°C (crit = +95.0°C) temp2: +77.0°C (crit = +95.0°C) ...
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CPU overheating. What can I do?

I've experienced a few emergency shutdowns due to overheating. (Always while playing Minecraft) I checked what sensors would say me and I got this reply: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter ...
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Overheating problem with dell n5110 Ubuntu 13.04

My dell laptop (N5110) gets extremely overheated with Ubuntu till the point that it shutdowns by itself although it works perfectly fine with windows. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I have heard that many ...
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Overheating problems causing Ubuntu 13.10 to power off.

I'm using Lenovo Z370 laptop and I made a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. I noticed that since I started using Ubuntu 13.10 my laptop frequently overheats and it powers off because of the ...
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Laptop overheats when running Ubuntu 13.10

I've been away from Ubuntu since introduction of the Unity interface. When 13.10 was released I figured I'd give it another shot and installed it on my HP G62. This laptop has an AMD V120 cpu and a ...
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my laptop is heated and battery drained fast

when I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop, it is hot and battery drains fast , I have to plug-in power supply while I'm working on it. Using Windows 8 on my laptop, doesn't cause the same symptoms. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop overheating

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on a HP Pavillion g6 laptop with quad core i5 processors, 4GB RAM, a hybrid graphics of Intel and Radeon 6400M. The laptop is generating too much of heat, what ...
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System running in low graphics after installtion of nvidia driver for 13.10

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer v5-471G with nvidia geforce gt 620 M graphics card. But I encountered flickering, overheating, battery drain and suddedn shutdowns soon after installtion. Then I ...
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Ubuntu Heating Up, Continuos Fan, Hadoop Installation Worries on AMD 64

I have a laptop, Model: Compaq Presario CQ40, RAM: 2.7 GB RAM, Processor: AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core QL - 64*2, Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64 bit and Windows Vista 32 bit (Factory Installed) My laptop gets ...
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Jupiter in Ubuntu 13.10 (Laptop Overheating)

I was wondering if Jupiter (Interface for display, power and device control) will work in Ubuntu 13.10, because my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C855D, AMD A6-4400M with Radeon HD Graphics running Ubuntu ...
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How do I fix loud fan noise and heat on my Sony Vaio?

I have Sony Vaio with AMD E2-2000 (1,75GHz) processor, 4GB RAM, and it runs Windows 8 as a default OS. After I installed Ubuntu 13.04, it worked but the fan sound got louder and the laptop would heat ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts heats laptop

My Toshiba Satellite L630-104 (Intel Core i3 M330 @2.13 GHz, 3GB RAM), overheats badly using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Am using Ubuntu in dual booting mode, heating doesn’t happen with window 7. Am new to ...
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HP PROBOOK over heating

MY hp probook 4530's fan doesnt seem to be turning up when it needs to. Im currently running the latest version of ubuntu aka 13.04. I dont play games much and my hp probook only has intel 3000 ...