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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Adjusting an Nvidia GPU's Fan Curve

So I was trying to figure out how to make a custom fan curve for my Gigabyte GTX 960 ITX card. It is about half-length (for my small case) but that means it has a very small heat sink, and the Nvidia ...
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How to fancontrol on HP Elitebook 8560w?

I have an HP EliteBook 8560w running on Ubuntu Xenial that for just running Firefox I get 60 degrees Celsius and when running Eclipse IDE or Blender for example I get around 75 degrees and sometimes ...
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Laptop Overheating - Lenovo Z500

Hi I have a Lenovo Z500 with i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. In Windows 7,8 and 8.1 I don't have any problem with the laptop temperature while running just the system or surfing the web, but under ubuntu 13.10 ...
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How to configure power managment with tlp?

I have a similar issue like this user, that is my hard drive overheats. I'm running Ubuntu MATE 15.10, which has tlp, and I've read that they should not be installed together. So is there a way to ...
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16.04 ; power off discrete graphics (ATI/AMD)

On 12.04 I used to utilize this procedure, to power off my ATI graphics and prevent my system from overheating, it worked fine. After installing 16.04, I've been trying everything I could find on the ...
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Overheating laptop (HP pavilion G6 with AMD 8) ubuntu 13.04

I am barely running Ubuntu now because the fan is blowing like crazy, it's blowing hot air and I estimate the temprature around 90 C / 194 F. When I run windows my laptop isn't overheating and the fan ...
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Fan not running in Ubuntu 14.04

Recently i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G505s laptop along side win7. It has AMD A8-5550M APU with Radeon HD Graphis and 8 Gb of ram. But the problem is that i am unable to run ubuntu more ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31E heats up and fan works constantly with 12.04

I bought the Asus Zenbook UX31E a few days ago and installed Ubuntu 12.04. Everything works well, but the CPU temperature (and overall the machine) seems too hot and the fan works too often, even with ...
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Fan noise, too hot, lagging, Ubuntu 16.04 on laptop hp pavillion g6

The CPU is overused near at 100% with no reason and I've read that maybe is a graphics problem so below i have my specs if anybody could help. Laptop specs: hp g6 pavillion cpu intel core i3-3110 ...
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HP 625 AMD Turion heat, suspend, fan speed

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit) on an HP 625 laptop (AMD Turion P540 processor, 4 GB RAM). Everything works smoothly besides the fact that I think that the system mismanages fan speeds and as a ...
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Plug in a USB mouse makes computer shuts down after a while

When I plug my USB mouse on my laptop starts to overheating and shuts down after a while. What can I do to solve this problem? Linux Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bits
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Overheating in ubuntu 16.04 in Lenovo G50-80

I have lenovo G50-80 laptop.But it starts heating up ( Specially top right of touch pad but not the touch pad itself ) when I using Ubuntu.I had this problem in ubuntu 14.04 too. I test many answers ...
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Psensors not displaying AMD radeon card's temperature. Solutions?

I am having some overheating issues in my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, so I just wanted to monitor my gpu temperature using psensor. After properly installing the dependencies and psensor itself ...
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KswapD0 use 100% CPU

After upgrde from 15.10 to 16.04, I noticed my netbook fan was constantly turning at full throtle. I checked the process mnitoor and noticed KswapD0 used 100% of one core. What is the problem ? ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 is not providing working suspend or hibernate feature

I previously used 14.04 and i used to suspend when ever i am done and need to resume my task later . That shuts my machine down(except the LED indicator) which didn't consume power and no heating so i ...
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Laptop running very hot

I've just read a thread where a laptop running at 60C was too hot. Mine often runs at 80C. I notice that this happens often when I have Chromium open. There's nothing using up tons of CPU in htop, ...
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Ubuntu HP laptop getting overheated while playing DOTA 2 [duplicate]

I am running DOTA 2 on lowest graphics and with GPU enabled and the temp is getting (I am not joking) 90-95 °C. What to do it's getting too hot! My Laptop specs: processor: Intel i3 3rd gen Ram: 4 ...
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My Toshiba Satellite C55-B5319 fans will not turn on; how do I make them work?

The system hasn't shut down automatically due to overheating yet, but the HDD will reach temperatures of 102 degrees Fahrenheit as far as I know. So, how do I make the fans turn on, or is the HDD ...
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macbook pro retina overheating

I've strange problem that I have tried to solve for long time Macbook Pro Retina overheating I've tried : laptop-mode-tools,indicator-cpu,thermald,powertop Distros tried to use but no fix : Ubuntu ...
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Inspiron 15 fan doesn't work

System configuration Win10 and Xubuntu 15.04 Dual boot i5 4200U Radeon 8850M Latest BIOS from dell tlp on Xubuntu installed. No more tweaks. coretemp module was loaded fglrx is not installed Idle ...
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Fan not spinning after suspend in new kernels (Asus X453M)

More often than not, when my laptop is resumed after being suspended, the fan will no longer spin, resulting in overheating when a heavy process is running. This happens on Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.13.0 ...
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Fan Speed Increased after Dual Boot

I had a windows system upon which I installed Ubuntu 15.04 as dual boot. Right after I updated the Grub, the fan speed started showing anomalous behavior. The temperature of the system is going very ...
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USB 3.0 Flashdisk Drive is overheating in USB 3.0 Port but not in USB 2.0

A simple question from me, I have an USB 3.0 KIingston Data Traveler G4 8GB. I have ASUS X450-CC Notebook. When I plug the USB into USB 3.0 port in Ubuntu 15.04 and 15.10, the Flash Disk got overheat ...
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HP Pavilion P257NL Overheating

I'd like to dual boot my HP Pavilion 15 P257NL with Windows 7. I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but it was getting very hot (only on Ubuntu, it stayed cool in Windows 7). I tried Googling, and I ...
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Overheating and loud fan with ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron n5110

I'm a newbie with Ubuntu, my fan is so loud without doing anything on my laptop, So can anyone help to detect what are the reasons?
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Ubuntu 16.04 always shutdown on Dell XPS 13 9350 [closed]

Because Ubuntu 15.10 has no wifi driver for xps 13 9350, I install 16.04 beta 1 on it with removing windows. Unfortunately, when use browser to open web site, after a few minutes, mouse stop, then ...
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Did my ubuntu shutdown properly last time?

When I came back to my laptop it was shut down. Last time it suddenly turned off. This time as I was away I do not know what has happened. I even cannot remember if I shut it down or not. I read the ...
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SSD is hot when running ubuntu 14.04(possible fan or intel gpu issue)

I have reviewed a number of questions here about overheating but nothing seems to impact on my system. My laptop has a Intel i-3 chip, Nvidia Geforce chip (that appears to be running ok with ...
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Overheating problem with dell n5110 Ubuntu 13.04

My dell laptop (N5110) gets extremely overheated with Ubuntu till the point that it shutdowns by itself although it works perfectly fine with windows. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I have heard that many ...
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Modify thermal trip points

Can you please instruct me on how to modify critical trip points. My computer keeps shutting down and my sensors are telling me that I am running hot when utilizing demanding programs. I am utilizing ...
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Reuced battery backup and overheating!

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. Surprisingly battery backup has reduced to one third. Moreover it feels like my laptop is burning inside. Its bottom surface is way too hot than it ...
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Asus 1025C Ubuntu 15.10 fan is not controlling by system

I've faced with a strange problem. I have Asus 1025C with Ubuntu 15.10 on it. Back in a week ago, it was running by Linux Mint 17.3 and the cooling worked fine. But then I decided to install 15.10. ...
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Dell Inspiron and i8kutils

I've been trying to get i8kutils working with my Dell 15-5000, but to no avail. I've followed the instructions posted on How do I get fan control working? to try and disable the BIOS thermal control, ...
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Overheating - What's a suitable minimum and maximum temperature for a desktop system?

As a newbie to Ubuntu 15.10 and Linux, does it make sense for me to use the following apps, to reduce overheating and/or to monitor more closely my system temperature? TLP CPUFREQ
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Ubuntu- notebook overheating fan1 = 0 RPM speed

I have installed Ubuntu alongisde with Windows 8.1 but my notebook is really loud and temperatures as super high while I'm just browsing webpages on the internet. Now basically when I do not do ...
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CPU Throttling Occurring Despite No Need For It

This seems to happen in most every linux distro I try (haven't tried windows yet). I apologize in advance for the nonstandard situation in which it arose, but I will explain that after I explain the ...
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Loud notebook + overheating in Ubuntu

I have dual boot ubuntu / windows 8.1 but when i boot ubuntu my components have got temperature around 65-70 when i basically do not do anything just surfing on the interner. I'm assuming it might be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 CPU fan issue

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell latitude e5450 and it doesn't seem like the cpu fan is working correctly. I had a 500 gb hdd in my computer and today took it out and installed a 240 gb ssd ...
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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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kidle_inject uses cpu power without apparent reason

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an i5-3250M, 6GB RAM Dell Inspiron laptop. I have been noticing all this time from my cpu usage monitor that there is high usage of my CPU (without using something ...
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Fan at max speed after pwmconfig

After I installed lm-sensors and pwmconfig in order to control fan speed, when i run sudo pwmconfig my fan gets to full speed and using sensors gives me this output. acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual ...
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Optimising Ubuntu for Mac (CPU Usage to reduce overheating)

Recently installed Ubuntu Gnome (dual boot) on my girlfriend's 2009 white unibody macbook (2gb ram, 2.26ghz intel core 2 duo), because any newer version of OSX provided no better performance compared ...
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Since installing Ubuntu 15.10, computer randomly shuts down while watching video… faulty temperature sensors?

I believe I am having a shutdown issue due to faulty temp sensors. I have experienced laptops overheating before, so I started turning my laptop onto its head, so to speak, to allow the bottom to ...
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Heating problem in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Intel Core-I7 machine and it heats up terribly. On the other hand, Windows 7 on the same machine works pretty fine. Are there any fixes or suggestions on how I can ...
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Toshiba Laptop ubuntu 12.10 recently overheats and turns off

This especially happens when I watch a video with movie player or adobe flash, it uses more than 60% of my Core i5 cpu. (thats the least, it goes up after that) In windows when I watch the same ...
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Laptop fan making a lot of noise

Sorry for the vague question, but I'm not even sure where to start solving this problem. My laptop fan is really loud and sometimes winds down to a soft whirring. I'm worried that there is an ...
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Hp dv6t Laptop heated up after removing Windows and installing Ubuntu

I completely formatted my laptop (HP dv6t 7000), removing windows and installed Ubuntu which is required at work. But Ubuntu is quickly draining my battery and is also heating up my laptop to the ...
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HDD overheating ubuntu 15.10

I've made a dual boot of Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 but for some unknown reason my hard drive seems to be overheating. My laptop is a Lenovo z40-70 with an intel core i3 u4030, Intel graphics HD 4400 ...
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Is there a way to autostart CPULIMIT in order to reduce excessive CPU consumption

tracker-miner-f, tracker-store, tracker-extract and dropbox processes are killing my CPU, they make it run at over 100%, overheating my laptop. I have installed CPULIMIT and it works great ...
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Fan is not detected

I'm trying to use ubuntu in my laptop. But the fan seems to not working.. I try use sudo pwmconfig but this is the result.. sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 6166 (2013-05-01) This program will ...