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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Install Ubuntu on HP Pavilion (Vista SP2) dv6397ea [duplicate]

I have got a ten-year old HP Pavilion dv6397ea running under Vista SP2, Intel Core2 CPU-t7200 2.00ghz with 2G RAM. My video adapter model is NVidia GEForce GO 7400. I have got many hardware problems ...
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Ubuntu installation is getting terminated. Also overheating and battery discharges fast while doing the same [duplicate]

My laptop shuts down by itself while using Ubuntu 14.04. Also, it gets over heated. But no problems while using Windows 7. Laptop Specs are: Model: Asus K53SM-SX010D CPU: Intel Core i5-2450M, ...
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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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Hard drive overheating badly

My laptop's hard drive heats up quite badly. The regular operating range hovers around 42-44 Centigrade. It gets even worse when the screen is locked with temperatures shooting up to 50C. The casing ...
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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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Is there some program to control fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04? - Acer Aspire 5740G

I have an Acer Aspire 5740(G) that overheats constantly, even in normal use. After many hours of trying fan control utilities to speed up my fan, such as fancontrol and lm-sensors, and none of them ...
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Toshiba Satellite 875-P301 overheating

I'm currently encounting some issues with my laptop (Toshiba Satellite 875-P301). The fan doesn't activate bellow 100°C, so I'm kind of burning my legs right now. So, the facts : I'm running ...
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ubuntu 15.04 overheat on xps l502x

(Weather temp here is around 30C ) my dell heats up to 90 or 100C when watching YouTube and 60-70 when idle, but when I use windows, system temperature seems to be much lower . are there ways to solve ...
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Acer Ferrari F0200 Netbook fan control

I've had this netbook for years now, and there has always been the problem of it overheating. It's not as if to say the fan run at full speed all the time, because they don't. I've tried using ...
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Fan running at max speed after switching to ubuntu [duplicate]

After switching to Ubuntu my laptop is heating. I didn't have this problem when I had windows 7.I changed my CPU to "Powersave" mode but it is still heating and the fan is running at maximum speed.How ...
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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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fix overheating issue acer aspire 5750g with ubuntu 15.04

Since installing ubuntu 15.04 on my acer aspire 5750, I am facing overheating issues. The fan runs always at max speed. I tried tlp but it didn't change anything. I installed the latest nvidia ...
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Laptop heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE

I looked at similar questions but it didnt work. When I use laptop normally, it doesnt heat up. But it heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE. What can be the issue, how to overcome it ? Thanks.
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How do I fix an overheating problem with an HP ENVY-4 ultrabook?

I have bought a new HP ENVY-4 ultrabook. It has an i5 processor, pre-installed Windows 7 and 2GB Radeon graphics card. What happened was when I started using Ubuntu it showed overheating. I ignored ...
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Is there a program to graphically edit the values of the Embedded Controller in an Acer laptop?

Sorry if this already has an answer, but no matter how unspecific my searches get I can't seem to find anything. My Acer Aspire 5740G has horrible overheating problems. I have taken the computer ...
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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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Getting fan to work on Acer Aspire 7720

Acer Aspire's seem to have fan problems with Ubuntu, but I can't find a fix that works (or for recent editions of Ubuntu). On this slightly old laptop, the fan never starts, so the laptop overheats ...
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Laptop Overheats Running Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed 14.04 on my Toshiba Satellite 305D. It has an AMD Athlon X2 Duel-core and 2GB of ram with Radeon 3100. I know she's not much, but I'm a Peace Corps Volunteer living in West ...
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HP Envy 6 AMD overheating

I installed Ubuntu and everything is fine and working (I think). However, my laptop seems to overheat faster and get hotter than it does when it's running Windows. How do I find out if all the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 overheat(Extreme)

I have a serious overheating problem. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 2-3 days back and it is experiencing high overheat problems. I am using a Dell XPS L502X PC with Nvidia graphics. I know that I should ...
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overheating and battery drain MacBook pro

I have just installed ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a Macbook Pro 13" mid 2012, and I have some problems with my laptop. I have already installed TLP and macfanctld, but my MacBook still have the problem, ...
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GPU overheating 133 celsius

Recently had to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04. After first restart display keeps shutting down. Checked temp of gpu it was 133 celsius! It's an amd radeon HD2600XT. Software center displays no proprietary ...
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thinkfan control doesn't use the fan full potential when needed

I own a Thinkpad x201 and is overheating very fast because of the environmental temperature and eventually kills himself without notice (and it really grinds my gears). Outside there are 34 degrees C ...
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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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Excessive Draining Of Battery

I have Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller and I've installed Tlp for battery saving but I am seeing no improvement in battery life, also my laptop is heating up more than it ...
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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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Toshiba Satllite e45t Ubunut 14.04 - Heats up quickly, low battery life compared to windows 8.1

I bought a Toshiba Satellite 45t recently with factory windows 8.1. Did the usual UEFI and secure boot disablement and proceeded with installing Ubuntu 14.04 - dual boot with the Windows. Three days ...
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Power management and overheating

I have a HP envy 14. And dual booting windows 8 and Linux ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that it sometimes gets a little hotter than when booted with windows. Also I see that Linux "eats" the power. ...
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Right side of touch pad becomes too hot while using Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything seems correct in Windows but whenever I use Ubuntu, portion near right of touch pad gets too hot. My laptop have 2 GB dedicated Nvidia ...
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HP mini 210 too hot on lubuntu 14.04

I have looked around the internet and have not found a solution to my overheating problem and thought I would ask you. I'm relatively new to linux, but have converted my hp mini 210 into a lubuntu ...
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Overheating causing applications to crash?

I am playing Cities Skylines on my Notebook. It's a Clevo W230ST. Specs: i7 4700MQ GTX 765M 8 Gig Ram Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the Nvidia 331 Driver. My questing is: Does some part of Ubuntu or ...
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Notebook overheating and system hangs - ubuntu 14.04.2

I installed ubuntu 14.04.2 and my notebooks overheats really fast and sometimes hangs(freezes) - no response at all , so I just have to shutdown manually. Here's the result of some commands I found ...
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How can I reduce the fan speed on a HP Elitebook 6930p?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Elitebook 6930p. On this laptop, the fans are constantly running. The laptop also gets quite hot. I suspected that this had something to do with the video drivers, so I ...
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Laptop getting really hot

I have tried numerous solutions but my laptop is still getting really hot running Ubuntu. I have tried a number of different Linux OS's and they all seem to have this issue. I am now running Linux ...
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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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Asus K56CB laptop is overheating

How to know which drivers are missing when installing Ubuntu 14.10 for the proper functioning of my Asus K56CB laptop and what packages to install to prevent further overheating? Thanks in advance.
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How to Control FanSpeed on hp envy 15

my computer is prone to over-heating and so I'm trying to control the fan speeds. I've researched a little and I'm blocked How to control fan speed? and then installed lm-sensorsand fan control. I'm ...
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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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Overheating shutdowns after fresh installing Ubuntu 14.04

Since 10 days I can't figure out what might cause the overheating. The machine is Samsung np300v5z : Intel Core i5 2.450 M / GeForce GT 520MX, Optimus 1Gb/ 8 GB Ram OS - Ubuntu 14.04 Things I did ...
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Samsung Series 5 overheating

I bought a Samsung Series 5 Ultra 2 weeks ago and installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am experiencing problems with overheating. When streaming, watching a movie or when having several programms/actions ...
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Overheating Samsung Ultra 5 530U (Fan not spinning at all)

I installed Mint on the above mentioned ultrabook. Even in idle the machine gets really hot really fast. It is almost not possible to touch in on the bottom. I tried using Bumblebee but it doesn't ...
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Notebook overheating problem

I have HP probook 450 G2 with Ubuntu 14.10. And it has problem with heat. Immediately after Ubuntu boots up my temperature jumps to 40+°, fan goes crazy and doesn't stop. This state persist whole time ...
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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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Prevent nvidia to raise performance level to avoid overheating

I have a serius problem about my GPU in my laptop. Whenever, I use my laptop to do something about graphics, the heat keep raising until hit 100 C and keep raising until my laptop suddenly turned off. ...
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Laptop overheats with ubuntu 14.04 while stay cool with windows 7

I have an Asus N53SN laptop. It has both nvidia and intel integrated gpu. I am using nvidia-prime with restricted drivers. When idle, heat levels stay low, but whenever I watch a movie or youtube, ...
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T430 i5 overheating

Heavy overheating - How to stop? I have a ThinkPad T430 running a Intel® Core™ i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz × 4 (IvyBridge) on Ubuntu 14.10. I reinstalled Ubuntu a few weeks ago. While I always thought ...
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overheating problem in samsung np300e 4a

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I'm facing overheating problem. The battery cannot last more than 2 hours and the computer is noisy. My laptop is samsung np300e 4a. Using celeron processor ...
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hp laptop works well with ubuntu 14.04.1 but heats up within seconds in windows 8

i am usin hp430 laptop with dual boot. earlier it used to work well with windows 8. but after installing ubuntu 14.04.1, the laptop is working good in ubuntu with heats upto 90 degreeC within seconds ...
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How to prevent laptop from overheating in backpack?

A friend said, his laptop's battery is very weak after Ubuntu failed to suspend after lid closed. He then quickly put laptop to backpack and did not realized, that laptop is still working. I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Kworker using once cpu core to 80 % [duplicate]

I've encountered a problem with my ubuntu/lubuntu distribution regarding laptop overheat/abnormal cpu usage, pstate intel driver (I thought that this new driver overheated my laptop etc.) First of all ...