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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Does Ubuntu support my video cards? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Vostro 3500 and I have a lot of problem in Linux Mint 12 Lisa. The laptop overheat and shuts down when I have a lot of processing. I read that the problem is because of the video ...
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Laptop fan operates for a long time

My laptop Dell inspiron 15R 3521 heats a lot when I installed ubuntu along with windows 7. How to avoid this ??? (I checked all the drivers but they are all propriety drivers. I have a shared VGA. 4GB ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 kernel panic after installing laptop-mode tools

Since my laptop was overheating I first installed Jupiter. At that point there was no problem. But then I installed laptop-mode tools. Now the problem is every time I try to switch from battery to AC ...
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Computer overheating now that it's running ubuntu 12.04.2

I recently changed from windows 7 to Ubuntu and if I use it for than 30 minutes my laptop overheats which is very annoying. Here are my laptop specs: HP pavilion g6 1.6ghz quad core a8 with dual ...
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CPU overheating (Acer 4730z + Ubuntu 12.10)

After using the pre-installed Windows Vista on my Acer Aspire 4730z for over 4 years, I decided to switch to Ubuntu. I installed a brand new SSD with Ubuntu 12.04, which I later upgraded to 12.10. ...
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My laptop is getting really hot after installing Ubuntu

I know that this question has been asked often here but I need you guys to help! After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS my Laptop is getting so hot! The laptop details are: Intel Pentinum T4500 2,3 ...
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Notebook overheating for no reason at all

HP DV6 6121tx, Ubuntu 12.04 $ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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fancontrol on no pw-capable machines

I've installed Ubuntu 13.4 on my Alienware m14x and noticed one thing, cpu gets as high as 70 degrees centigrade (with nothing resourceful running) and cooler doesn't respond to that, just stays calm ...
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Power management issue?

am new on ubuntu yesterday i installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Pavilion g6 notebook PC with intel cote i7-3612 CPU and 4 GB Ram and am facing many problem and i can't solve any of them. - Wireless ...
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NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M: Driver problem

My system (Toshiba Satellite A660-167 Core i7-740) overheats and turns off. This happens when I play videos online, YouTube or any other sites. I used Psensor to check the temperatures. Normal ...
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How to get Ubuntu to stop heating up so much

I already have another post on how to control the fans, but I was wondering if I am doing anything to cause this. Ubuntu is running great at the beginning but after about twenty minutes of running ...
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Acer Aspire 5755G warming

Today i'd installed the Ubuntu 13.04, but my laptop (http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/1286536/acer-aspire-5755g/specifications) is too warm! What can i do?
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Failing Hard drive - root of all problems? [closed]

So I have a question for those who are a little more clued up on this than myself. I have a laptop which is about 2 years old now and has been plaguing me with various issues for some time. The most ...
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Laptop overheating ASUS K52Jc

Well since installing ubuntu(i have 13.04 but it's the same for any version that i've tried) my laptop started getting really hot and slow. Usually on windows i could play games for hours and when i ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 : Overheating Problem

I'm currently using a Samsung notebook with the following specs stated below: OS: Windows 7 64 - bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) ...
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Ubuntu 13,04 AMD processor overheating

Hi I have an Asus Eee PC seashell series 1215B with an AMD E-350 Processor (2CPUs)-1.6GHz, and after installing Ubuntu 13.04 it keeps getting hot to the point that the laptop turns off alone. I do not ...
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Battery Drain, can't adjust brightness, overheating

I have a HP pavillion DV7 Specs: Intel Core i7 @ 2.23 GHz (2nd. gen) 2 hard drives (500GB HDD, 160GB SSD) ATI Radeon HD XT 7 My PC is constantly overheating and my battery is drained in less than ...
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My HP Pavilion DV6 laptop overheats on ubuntu but not on win7

HP Pavilion DV6 1256TX gets hotter while running ubuntu 13.04 than on win 7.. I am kind of new on ubuntu.. I tried many methods mentioned on different forums but none could not get it correct.. :/
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Laptop overheating on Ubuntu 12.04 [SOLVED] (in strange way)

I have dell inspiron q17r with two graphic cards and I noticed that it is overheating. I installed bumblebee, jupiter and flashblock, I followed this: ...
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Overheating on Ubuntu 12.04

I have dell inspiron q17r with two graphic cards and I noticed that it is overheating. I installed bumblebee, jupiter and flashblock, I followed this: ...
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Heating issues and Fan sound on Dell Inspiron 3521 running Ubuntu 13.04

I have tried various solutions available online 1) Added pcie_aspm=force to /etc/default/grub 2) Since Jupiter is no longer available in 13.04 , installed tlp But still fan is making lot of sound ...
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13.04 i5 Temperature

I'd have a fresh install of Ubuntu with tlp configured and using acpi_call to keep 7670M turned off. I was a short time arch user and with openbox and firefox it was about 60 to 70 degrees; wanted to ...
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Tools and techniques for diagnosing heating problems

I've just installed ubuntu 13.04 on a dell M6700. The laptop becomes too hot to keep on your lap after short usage. What are the best tools I can use to find out what the problem is and solve the ...
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MacBookPro9,1 overheats and sometimes hangs when suspended with Ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed Precise Pangolin on my MacBook Pro 9,1 provided by my work. Pretty much everything works great, except that when I close the lid and it suspends, the machine starts overheating. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 overheating my laptop [duplicate]

I use dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with latest BIOS version A13 with 4GB RAM and Intel core i5 processor. Recently I have removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 12.04 by disabling the UEFI mode. Since ...
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How can I stop my laptop from shutting down unexpectedly?

My laptop has shut down several times while using youtube after short periods of time. I can feel heat coming from the bottom. Just before it shuts off it displays a black screen with some text on it, ...
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13.04 flickering mouse pointer [duplicate]

I'm running 13.04 on my laptop. My laptop has a tendency to run really hot - to the point of thermal shutdowns if left unattended for a long period of time. I don't know if that's relevant. the mouse ...
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Dropbox very high CPU usage without any actual data transfer

The Dropbox process constantly clocks more than 50% CPU usage sometimes going up to the higher 80s and 90s. At the same time it does not even upload/download the files it is supposed to. The progress ...
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Can't Install nvidia driver on ubuntu 13.04

Here's the case. My Computer can boot ubuntu 13.04 but the time it loads my unity session --I have set autologin, the video card chrashes and the monitor blacks out. Even if I go console to do the ...
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overheating problem with ubuntu, lubuntu and point mate in my netbook medion akoya e1222

Hello my name is Alex and I have a medion netbook a E1222 with a intel Atom N450 and 2gb of ddr2 ram and a intel Gma 3150 and when I installed ubuntu 10.04, 12.04, 13.04, lubuntu 13.04 and point linux ...
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Heating problems in HP Pavilion g6 AMD Vision A10

I have istalled TLP and AMD propreitary drivers (AMD Catalyst). But still the heating problem persists. Installing the above 2 helped a little by cooling to 3-5 degrees. but still the cpu temp is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Making Laptop super hot

Hello I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with windows.) The laptop is getting really hot and fan starts running wildly on Ubuntu even if no applications are open.Windows 7 is running absolutely ...
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High CPU temperature when using GNOME

I have ASUS Extensa 4220 laptop.If I install Kubuntu (any KDE-based), then the CPU temperature looks normal for a long time (now it is 74 degree Celsius). But when I install GNOME-based distros, then ...
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HP dv6 7040tx overheating issue

As the title says, my laptop is a HP dv6 7040tx which has the following dual graphics cards: 1.Intel 4000 2.Nvidia 630M I went through some sites and found that both my graphics card are ...
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Give Compaq Presario cq62 More Control of Fan

I've been having overheating issues with Ubuntu 13.04 (and probably before as well, but I wasn't doing anything as intensive as I am now) and I'm noticing that the fan never kicks into "jet engine" ...
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Why is my laptop so hot suddenly?

After an update my laptop is extremely hot. Normally I let it run for a couple of days without a single problem, but suddenly it is starting to feel very hot, and the fan is blowing like hell, but I ...
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Fan speed and heating problem on macbook pro 9,2 running Ubuntu 13.04

I used to run Ubuntu 12.04 with Vmware on my macbook pro 13 inch (9,2). Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with dual boot with rEFit. I started facing over heating problem while running Ubuntu even on ...
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Overheating laptop Packardbell LS44HR on Linux

I have tried Ubuntu 12.10-13.04, Xubuntu and now installed Lubuntu on my Packardbell LS44-HR laptop. On every Linux system my laptop is overheating too fast. I tried to install AMD ATI HD Radeon 66xxM ...
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How do I turn down GPU heat / usage on a Sony Vaio Z21?

I have a Sony Vaio Z21 (VPC2) and am experiencing some GPU heat/usage issues since kernel 3.2 up till 3.9. I have installed laptop-mode-tools, configured powertop and added the following to grub: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 overheating on S46CA

I bought a new notebook ASUS s46ca with Windows 8 preinstaled. And I noticed that the left side from the touchpad gets warm. In windows 8 it does not happen. I think that fan is running faster in ...
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How can I stop my XUBUNTU heating up my Toshiba L600-01B

Well, guys, I will not have my first time seek for you all on this site unless my totally unbearable to the fan noise my XUBUNTU making. It's a time for me to stay with this stuff working for my ...
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How to get rid of overheating in Dell studio 1558 laptop installed with Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Dell Studio 1558 Laptop. Installed with Ubuntu 12.10 It gets overheated many times and then system start to hang, how to get rid of this problem of overheating? Either i should increase ...
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Laptop overheating, Unity / OpenGL / nvidia drivers conflict

My problem is that my laptop, Dell Inspiron N5110, running ubuntu 12.04, is overheating, and occasionally shuts down voluntarily. The fan is working non-stop. I know much has been ...
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Overheating problem on Ubuntu 13.04

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu to 13.04. Since this time I have overheating problems with CPU and graphic card. I also can't use fglrx drivers, because Ubuntu does not work properly, so I use the ...
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Problems with temperature after 13.04 update! [duplicate]

Until the 13.04 update I was using the 12.10 version of Ubuntu, (I have a HP pavilion notebook, 6 GB RAM, i5, ati radeon hd series, ubuntu 64 bit), and I was having no problems with temperature ...
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How to get Ubuntu to use as much Resources as Lubuntu

Well.. I love Ubuntu, but it causes my laptop to use resources up, and I don't even know why. it even cause my laptop's fan to run louder and heat up (not overheat, but it does get hot). As soon as I ...
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On boot, Ubuntu 13.04 reaches 89º C and shutdown

After install Ubuntu 13.04 my notebook, an inspiron 15R n5010, reaches 89ºC and shutdown. I tried to boot on recovery mode and before shutdown seems to say that "ACPI" gave the order. Somebody knows ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu 12.10 heating up so much?

I am dual booting Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10. When I use Windows 8, it hardly ever heats up, while in ubuntu it heats up very quickly. I am using a netbook and I do not want to give up at Ubuntu, but ...
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How to check if my graphic card is muxless?

How can I check whether my Graphic Card is "muxed" or "muxless"? My graphic card is an AMD HD 8730M, and on my Dell Inspiron 15r 5521 I've also got an Intel HD 4000. But when I use the lspci command ...
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Laptop fan always on in Ubuntu 12.10?

I have dual booted Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 15r 3rd gen laptop. In Windows I have absolutely no problem with fan. But when I boot into Ubuntu after about a min the fan speed ...