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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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 Ubuntu, portion near right of touch pad gets too hot. My laptop have 2 GB dedicated Nvidia ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Asus A40J overheating constantly with ubuntu?

My fan just cleaned up, on Ubuntu 12, 13, 14, my ubuntu has always and constantly overheat and been noisy. About the 1st level of an air drier, constantly. Personally, it's exhausting. Socially, in ...
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What the best way to install the graphics drivers for a Radeon HD 8550M on a Intel 4005u system?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on an Intel i3 4005u system. The 4005U has an integrated GPU. There is also a 2GB Radeon HD 8550M dedicated graphics card installed. The problem is with installing the ...
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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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Samsung Series 7 Heating

i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 on my laptop and i have noticed that when Ubuntu is running temperatures are much higher than Windows. What can i do to solve this issue?
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Fan Does Not Work! - LIFEBOOK AH532

I've problem with my laptop fan in Lubuntu 14.04 64bit. (model: Fujitsu LIFEBOOK AH532) Datasheet Fan does not work! :-( How can I fix it? (Or how can I force enable fan?) Some of my tries: $ sudo ...
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Ubuntu laptop heating with ubuntu except 14.04

I have hp pavilion g6-2312ax with amd processor and graphic card. On windows I would use "Hp Cool and Quite" to keep the temperatures and fan speed down. But in ubuntu or any other linux version, the ...
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Overheating problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm still having an overheating problem in Ubuntu 14.04. I have heard that the problem would vanish in the new version (Ubuntu 14.04), but my HP Pavilion g6 laptop is still overheating. It's not ...
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Are those temperatures high for my computer?

I've just erased Windows 7 because I got so pissed off at him and decided to replace it with Ubuntu 12.04. Im kinda new to Ubuntu and I´ve downloaded Psensor since I was feeling my notebook a little ...
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ASUS laptop overheating when using Ubuntu

I've got major problems while running Ubuntu. When I have my NVIDIA GeForce card enabled, the temperature of the processor is really high. Just a little web browsing rises it up to 70 degrees celcius ...
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samsung NP305V5A power adapter stops working at boot screen, shuts down unexpectedly while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed wubi.exe for 12.04 LTS on my D: drive. Problem is when the login screen comes up at booting, my power adapter dies. If I unplug and plug it again immediately, it ...
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How to avoid high CPU fan speed while running genymotion virtual device?

I have installed Genymotion for emulation and whenever i run a genymotion virtual device, the CPU fan starts running on high speed. I have : Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Bumblebee installed How can i avoid ...
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HP Envy Laptop shutting down abruptly due to false overheating

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my new HP Envy laptop. Prior to this, Windows 8.1 was running fine without any problems. But now on Ubuntu, my laptop shuts down abruptly and when I try to restart, ...
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How to fix overheating problem after latest updates? Thinkpad x100e running Xubuntu 14.04

Noob here. Laptop shuts down and gives thermal shutdown warning only after latest updates Xubuntu 14.04.Tried acpi=off and it seems to help but with other issues. Any ideas on what to try?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop Heating problem

I have dual booted Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04. When I use Windows the temperature remains normal but when i use Ubuntu my laptop gets heated up and the temperature goes to 70-90 degrees C just after ...
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Why is CPU base Intel Atom N270 of Eee PC 1000H overheating when using Xubuntu 14.04.1?

Freshly installed Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Eee PC 1000H. CPU base is very quickly overheating, the temperature of this Intel Atom N270 goes to over 73 Celsius while I'm only running a lightweight web ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 high overheating

I am using a dual boot system. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on My Dell Inspiron 1510 (Core i3@2.3GHz, 4GB RAM) When I use Ubuntu it is far more hot compared to Windows 7. I just checked on both OSes ...
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Overheating issue after installing 14.04

I'm new to the ubuntu and Linux thing. I recently downloaded and booted up ubuntu. I made the switch from Windows Vista to ubuntu, and I really like it. Unfortunately, I started getting an overheating ...
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Why does my laptop overheat on 14.04?

I have read similar posts here but could not find an answer that solves my problem. So here is what happens: As soon as i open one app in Ubuntu 14.04 my laptop overheats making noise . Laptop specs ...
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My average laptop temperature is 75C. Is it Normal?

I'm using Samsung 5 Series NP535U4X-S01ID with specification of AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M processor and AMD Radeon HD 7600G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics. I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I use the AMD ...
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my HP Pavilion g6-1381ea core temperture is 70 at average [closed]

my HP Pavilion g6-1381ea core temperature is 70 at average and overheats. I don’t know what to do?
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Loud fan noise on ubuntu 14.04 - Alienware x51 i3 desktop

I have a really loud fan on my alienware x51 i3 desktop running ubuntu 14.04. I thought it was a driver issue, so changed driver from open source to a proprietary driver - but not driver changes have ...
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Dell Vostro 3560 overheats and fan is quiet and it's speed is low

After enabling discrete Radeon HD 7600M on my Dell Vostro 3560 I've faced with overheating problem. Fan control doesn't work. To be precise fan speed is being constantly lowered to 135000 rpm. I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 EliteBook 8460p constant fan, hot, short battery

Finally took the plunge from Ubuntu in VM to wiping Windows and installing Ubuntu 14.04. I'm liking it so far although I've noticed the laptop gets hot very quickly, the fan is constantly on, and the ...
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Overheating and battery draining

About a month ago, I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo T430 removing the current OS Windows 7. First two - three weeks everything was working smoothly. After then, my laptop started to overheat and ...
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Does Ubuntu shutoff during overheat?

Does Ubuntu utilize the sensors on hardware such as the CPU to detect critical heat levels and shut off like the default OS would? In this case the hardware is a Mac Mini.
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Fan not running when Ubuntu is running

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 laptop. The fan works when the computer starts up, but once it boots to Ubuntu the fan no longer works. After a few minutes the computer overheats and shuts down. I have ...
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Nvidia 820M operating in a high temperature

Laptop: DELL Inspiron 3000 Series I14-3442-A40 (Core i5) GPU: Nvidia 820M (2GB 64 bits) Ubuntu: 14.04 - 64 bits Nvidia Driver: 331.38 Problem: My GPU temperature is reaching 90-93 degrees Celsius ...
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Processor running hot after today's update

It seems that after today's update my processor started to run hotter than usual when on casual load. It seems to go to around 50 C when playing a youtube video/browsing files/etc and on almost idle ...