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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HP Pavilion g6 1190sm laptop has overheat/hibernation/graphics issues

Every time I reboot or shutdown my laptop, while the laptop is booting again I get a screen (before loading the OS) that HP discovered overheating and system went into hibernation. But the point is ...
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Acer 5749 laptop is overheating

I have an Acer 5749 laptop with core i3 CPU. I have migrated to Ubuntu 12.04 and am experiencing a serious problem: My laptop gets really hot when I use Ubuntu. I didn't have this problem with Windows ...
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ASUS 1215n 12.04 overheating

This is the 3rd time i install Ubuntu. And this time it's 12.04. I've been going back to Windows, but keep on coming back! But I just got this one problem, my ASUS EeePC 1215n keeps on overheating ...
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Notebook Dell Inspiron N5110 Overheating after Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I am a Windows 7 User and decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Notebook Dell Inspiron N5110 and when the Grub loads with the menu list, the fan starts speeding up. If I choose Windows, the fan is ...
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My Laptop Starts Heating Up Using Every Version Of Ubuntu

I Have A Dell XPSL502X , And I'm Facing Issues Using A Lot Of Hardware Resources And Not Making My Computer Melt Down, It has 8GB RAM Memory, 2GH i7 intel, and .... Why The Hell It's acting like ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Battery lasts only for 1.5 hours as opposed to 4 hours on Windows 7

I've a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with the following specs: i5 processor 4 GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GT540M Ubuntu 12.04LTS My laptop is overheating and the battery is lasting for only about 1.5 ...
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Hard drive overheats when laptop running on AC power

Here is the deal. When using 12.04 laptop runs so cool and quiet but immediately I plug in, the temperature of the Hard drive starts to go up. (hitting 60•C in no time). However when I unplug the AC ...
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CPU High temperatures 12.04

Hi I have a Acer Aspire 4530 With a AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-62 × 2 prossesor. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now my laptops temperatures are realy high specially when using flash. This is one of ...
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Acer Aspire heats up in Ubuntu 10.10

I have an Acer Aspire 4820TG. It heats up in Ubuntu while remains cool in Windows 7. Consequently, the battery backup in Ubuntu is very low. Why is it so? I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 ...
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Computer started crashing during wine/gaming and videos - now crashes at any moment [closed]

Up until 2-3 months ago I had no computer crashing issues with my C2D/6600 GT rig ( Ive had it for 4-5 years ). I've been running 10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx for 1-2 years and have had no crashing issues ...
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Script to tell 12.04 Kernel to maintain battery power saving features on AC [duplicate]

Laptop runs perfectly cool on battery but immediately I remove the battery the laptop goes all guns blazing and begins to overheat. How can I instruct the Kernel to maintain the power saving features ...
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Acer Aspire 4741G is overheating

My laptop is Acer Aspire 4741G: CPU: Intel Core i5 460M(2,53GHz) 6 Gb RAM (Kingston DDR3 2gb+4gb) 320 Gb HDD NVIDIA Ge Force GT 420M (1 Gb) Tried Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.10, 12.04, here are the ...
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overheating and reboot with ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 on thinpad T500 [closed]

Symptoms are high temperature when high usage of CPU, with reboot when more than 100°C (information extract from ACPITZ/1 entry). I found a bug entry in launchpad about wrong fan speed but even if I ...
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12.04 is overheating my Samsung RF411

I was using Windows 7 for months and never had any problem with overheating, then I decided to try Ubuntu and I just loved it and decided to migrate. However, the computer keeps shutting down for ...
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intel atom getting too hot

I own an Asus 1215N which is getting very hot Intel Atom 525D dual core ION 2 (geforce 220 + GMA 3150) 4 GB RAM Ubuntu 12.04 it hits 86 C at idle. Some times (at load or turned on > 1 hour) it shuts ...
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Intel CPU whine

Since I installed ubuntu 12.04 I started hearing cpu whine again. It's really loud and annoying. I tried setting max_cstate to 2, didn't help. On windows I remember muting the microphone - that fixed ...
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Dell Studio 1737 Overheating

I am using a Dell Studio 1737 laptop. I have been running Linux and have ran Windows recently for a very long time. I upgraded to the 10.10 distribution and since that distro, it seems that for some ...
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Laptop wakes while lid is closed and overheats

I'm running 12.04 on a toshiba L305D with athlon x2 (Already suspect this has something to do with it). My laptop will wake from suspend, presumably from wireless scanning. This is a serious bug as ...
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How can I keep the cpu temp low?

I have an HP pavilion dv7, I'm using ubuntu 12.04 so the overheating problem with sandybridge cpu is a lot better. However my laptop is still becoming too hot to keep on my legs. The problem is that ...
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Enable HP Coolsense on Ubuntu? [closed]

I own a HP laptop with HP coolsense. I use Ubuntu on it as my only operating system. I have noticed the computer has been getting extremely hot, and I am beginning to worry if it is damaging the ...
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Lenovo Y460 heats up with Ubuntu 11.10

I'm new with Ubuntu and I'm enjoying my experience with Ubuntu 11.10 on my Lenovo ideapad Y460. I'm dual booting Ubuntu with Windows 7 64 bit. It's great using Ubuntu, however I noticed that my laptop ...
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Overheating on Dell Studio XPS 1645

So I was wondering if anyone else has come upon this problem, and/or has come up with a solution. When I use my Ubuntu partition, my computer becomes extremely hot, and the fan runs very noisily for a ...
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Why does my Laptop overheat ever so often and shut down with Ubuntu 11.10 installed?

I had Windows 7 until yesterday, and then i wiped out my hard disc to install Ubuntu 11.10. But I've noticed that it overheats VERY quickly and gives you no reaction time and just switches off! ...
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My laptop's has a problem it getting to hot (overheating). [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 11.10, but my laptop has become slow and suffering from overheating problem. The laptop is a HP pavilion dv4 (2.3 ghz processor, 4 gb ram).
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Gnome 3 Ati Fan always on

Hello I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3 installed. I have issues with the fan (I know that there are many threads about this but nothing has worked). I am using Dell Studio XPS 1640 running ...
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Laptop heatup and auto-shutdown. Any perm damage?

So I've been using Ubuntu for a week now and I've noticed that my laptop heats up like crazy compared to windows and it auto-shuts down. Now I know that if I go to the terminal and use the command ...
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Why x64 bit version is way more faster than x32?

Lately I noticed that my old laptop (Toshiba Satellite L500-1DT) works better with x64 based Ubuntu version, than x32. Well with faster I meant - Adobe Flash videos and apps works much better. ...
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Thermal Management Issue HP DV7

Computer: HP DV7 6b73nr I've been having issues with my computer running hot on Ubuntu and other distros. When I'm doing nothing, it's running 140-150 F (60-66 C). Running top shows that there ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 overheating with Sony Vaio [closed]

I am a Windows user trying to move over to Ubuntu without much success. I have installed the 11.10 version as dual boot by using Wubi tool on the Ubuntu website and can only use the operating system ...
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Why is my laptop getting hot using Ubuntu

I switched from Win7 to Ubuntu and found that my laptop is getting too hot. (very hot). When I was using Win7, it was very nice, cool. Why this is happening and how do I fix it. details: Lenovo ...
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What is temperature limit for Intel i5 processors?

I am using Ubuntu for a quite long time now. I am concern about laptop getting hot. So i would like to know is it safe to have ACPI temperature 90 C ? Or it could damage my laptop ?
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Fan noise and overheating problem in Dell Inspiron N5110

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop and it works fine. But I can hear a continuous noise from the cooling system. What should I do to solve this problem?
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Dell Inspiron heating problem [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 running on ubuntu 12.04 (but this problem was the same on 11.10 and 11.04 i just hoped that 2 versions later it would resolve) The temperature is at 78 deg Celsius right ...
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Notebook MSI GT640 - noisy fan - Ubuntu 11.10 x64

I have all time this issue when using Ubuntus, the fan (fans?) runs most off the time and between 60%~100% even in idle which is weird. The GPU temperatures are mostly around 80 degrees and I don't ...
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CPU overheating on a Sony Vaio VPCEA15FG

I have installed Ubuntu besides Windows7 on my laptop (Vaio Sony VPCEA15FG). I can work with Windows for several hours without any problem; but as soon as I log into Ubuntu, my CPU overheats to 80C ...
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Why am I having overheating problems on HP Pavilion g6-1058er?

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on my laptop HP Pavilion g6-1058er and I've got problems with it. When I shut down or reboot my pc, when I turn it on again, my bios gives me this warning: ...
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Fan Always ON (Laptop HP G62)

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my HP G62. But after I installed i noticed that my laptop fan always ON. Kindly guide me on how this fix this issue. I'm new to this new lovely O.S. Thanks!
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HP Pavilion G6 1209 temperature higher than usual and fan working in 11.10

Installing Ubuntu on this new machine i had various problems, so I asked around ask ubuntu for a solution. This is the latest one! :D When I start the pc it shows the temperature around 50-55. When I ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 overheating problem

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell 5010. It gets too hot. (between 85°C and 90°C in idle). I searched around and found this question. but the solution doesn't worked for me. I think there is a ...
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What to do with overheated GPU? (AMD HD 5470)

I'm currently investigating what makes my Dell Studio 1558 so slow sometimes. I noticed that it was getting really hot, and started checking temperature. It seems that my GPU (AMD Radeon HD 5470) is ...
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Dell inspiron N5010 with ATI overheating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dell Inspiron N5010 overheating I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 with ATI Radeon 5470 1GB graphics card. I am dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10 64bit and for the ...
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How do I get a Broadcom 4313 wireless card working on a 2.6.38 kernel?

Originally using Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Kernel 3.0.0-14-generic) . As there are heating issues with the kernels, i installed kernel 2.6.38.10-kernel also. When i boot using 2.6 kernel, the wifi doesnt ...
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Dell N7110 i7 overheats and doesn't boot when anything is plugged into the USB3 port [closed]

When i plug in any devices (mouse, keyboard) into usb 3.0 system dell n7110 overheats and fan goes crazy with terrible noise. So i'm using 1 usb 2.0 slot now with a usb hub. It doesn't solve the ...
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Suddenly Studio 1558 switchoff because of overheating [closed]

My fan works fine and is not broken. FAN works but the system overheats. The same system when I use for Windows7 works perfectly fine. Please help to solve this problem. I can't work like this because ...
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Overheating and fan noise problem on a Toshiba Portege R830-13C

I have an overheating and excessive fan noise problem with Ubuntu 11.10 on a brand new Toshiba Portege R830-13C laptop. The laptop is dual boot with Windows 7, where I don't have this problem at all, ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 overheating

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell Inspiron N5010. It gets too hot and is automatically shutdown. Can anybody suggest why this is happening and how to fix it? The application is use the most often ...
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Dell Studio 1558 shutting down due to over heating

My system (DELL Studio 1558) gets shut down while using GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 11.10 without any message, because the system over-heats. The fan below the processor is also not working. Does any one ...
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Dell Latitude E6520 overheating

I'm a newcomer to Ubuntu 11.10. My laptop is a Dell Latitude E6520, Sandy Bridge platform. The system cooling fan is crazy all the time. I don't do any intensive tasks. I really hope my laptop doesn't ...
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Toshiba laptop overheats and switches off

Since upgrading to 11.10 from 11.04 my laptop rapidly heats up and eventually turns off by itself (due to the intense heat I presume). This was not happening whilst running 11.04; I opted then to run ...
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Fan not recognized on an HP nc6400

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and an HP nc6400 laptop, and it doesn't recognize my fans, which means that my laptop keeps overheating, is there anyway to make it recognize them? Thanks in advance :)