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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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 ...
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HP Envy 6 Overheating

I've got some overheating issues with my HP Envy 6 1170sf. When I start my ultrabook, the minimal heat is 76°C if I do nothing. There is nothing to see in powertop, and Jupiter is set to "power ...
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overheating in ubuntu but not in windows

my sensors show 70°C coretemp. (sometimes up to 80°C) lm-sensors sudo sensors-detect yesyes...: Client found at address 0x50 Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1033'... No Probing ...
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Ubuntu heat & fan control on Lenovo

I tried to use Ubuntu (12.10) on my MacBook Pro 8,2 but it wasnt possible to use because it was always very hot and in fact there wasn't fan control. The fans always turned the same speed and nothing ...
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Ubuntu on Asus K53tk laptop overheating

I installed latest Ubuntu distribution , and my laptop is overheating. The fan is always at like 60 % power , decreases 1 min then again it start to 60 %. It is not a laptop issue , isnt dirty with ...
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Is there a user-friendly setup to reduce performance and fan thresholds?

My Dell Vostro 4450 with Ubuntu 12.04 started heating (>95°C) when its on heavy load and charging battery (sometimes it freezes in this conditions). When on heavy load but using battery, it stabilize ...
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Thoshiba L655 Overheating on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Thoshiba L655 laptop with intel core i5,radeon hd5650,3gb ram.The laptop is overheating while running ubuntu 12.04.I found that it may be due to the graphics driver and installed the ...
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LOADS of Issues with my HP Envy-4 Sleekbook

i'm not new to ubuntu but i am knee-deep in problems that i cannot find actual solutions for (even on this site), heck im just hoping they exist. I'm just going to organize this here. System: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04lts overheating laptop

I have been using elementary OS, for quiet along time. Its based of Ubuntu, and once I got sick of no customization options, I went for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Now this overheats my laptop constantly, it ...
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Samsung Series 5 getting hot

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04.02 64bit on my Samsung however I noticed it is getting too hot :( It has 2 VGAs (Intel HD4000 & Nvidia GT 630M 2GB) however I'm using only Intel. At least the ...
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overheating processors - Ubuntu 12.10

I have an hp pavilion dv4 , and i have many problems with the hardware of the machine and the software. Here I describe the BIOS information ACPI 2.0 present. OEM Identifier: HPQOEM RSD Table ...
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Fan speed & temp

When using Windows the fan speed and temp works fine, the fan run fast, and temp get higher only when playing a very high graphics games. Now on ubuntu , i can hear the fan noise, and i can feel my ...
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Continous heat issues with notebooks

My HP ProBook I bought 2 years ago had to be sent in because of heat issues. It worked for a while, now it's getting too hot again. Just shuts itself down. I bought a new Notebook, a much cheaper and ...
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ubuntu 12.10 high temperature

i have an hp g6 with ubuntu 12.10 (64), when i watch a flash in full screen or play even a small ubuntu game like chess, the temperature goes to 80-90 degrees, normal browsing temperatures 64-70, i ...
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Dell Studio 1749 i5 overheats with Ubuntu

I've Dell 1749 with Intel i5 430M, ATI 5000HD and 8GB Ram, so I thought that Ubuntu would work without problems but temperature is about 70-80c when I'm normally using (firefox, thunderbird). During ...
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Loud fan and very hot pc

I know, that you don't like when someone ask same question as is answered but I try a lot of solutions and nothing helped... I installed Ubuntu 12.10, everything is good but fan is very noise and ...
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Proprietary NVidia drivers with EFI on Mac, to prevent overheating

I have a dual-boot Mac OS X 10.8 and Kubuntu 12.10 64x on my white MacBook from mid-2010 installed. (Model identifier: MacBook7,1 . I have upgraded my RAM from 2GB to 8GB, if that matters.) I have ...
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Graphics drivers Ubuntu 12.04 - not recognized; overheating

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I keep having terrible problems with overheating which I think are caused by problems with graphics chip drivers. I have a ASUS U80V laptop supposedly ...
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Temperature soars when glxspheres is off-screen

My laptop Samsung RF511 is overheating. I noticed this problem while playing minecraft: my computer would suddenly shut down. I checked /var/log/kern.log and sure enough the system reported ...
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HP Probook 4510s Overheating Issue

I have an HP Probook 4510s running Ubuntu 12.10 with open source Radeon drivers also I keep my computer clean and dust free. The following output of the sensors command is worrying me. ...
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Overheating Problem

Hello Ubuntu comunity. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP notebook (i7 2.0 ghz, 4gb memory ram) and I'm noticing that my computer temperature is rising up to 90-96º Celcius within the first ...
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HP Pavilion Laptop Overheating

I'm using Wubi (12.04.2 LTS) to dual-boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but when I boot up Ubuntu my laptop overheats and after some hours (sometimes minutes) it shutdowns because of the overheat. I ...
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Ubuntu runnung painfully slow and hot on laptop

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and my laptop gets really really high temperatures (havent measured yet but it is like if it was running a demanding game) and runs painfully slow after a couple of ...
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How to switch off graphics card?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in my HP laptop (A8 processor), It is getting overheated when I use Ubuntu, but when I use Windows it stays cool. I want to switch off my graphics card in Ubuntu. This has to ...