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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cut and copy files lost

i'm running 14.04 I was recently copy and pasting files from one external HD to another. My laptop has been overheating lately and shutting down. Not thinking it happened again whilst transferring ...
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What is `tracker-miner` doing?

I recently upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04. Somehow, this is the first time I've ever even noticed tracker, though it seems complaints have been forthcoming for years now. Ever since the upgrade, a ...
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Why does Toshiba C50-C stay hot while suspended

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit along side Windows 10 on a Toshiba C50-C. Intel I7 gen 6, 8GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce 930M, Intel Dual Band Wifi 3165 Everything works perfectly except Suspend. The ...
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Fans aren't fullspeed while CPU is 100°, then CPU frequency decrease

Since I upgraded to from 12.04 to 16.04, my Dell XPS 13 (dev edition/Sputnik) laptop seems very slow (and less noisy) to me. Before upgrrading, under heavy load, I was able to hear the fans going full-...
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Fan is running constantly after installing ubuntu 16.04

I've installed ubuntu 16.04 and since first login fan is running constantly. I've tried several desktop envirnment and several version of nvidia graphic card but the same problem. I've check system ...
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[16.04]Laptop behaves awkwardly when I'm running ubuntu

This may seem strange. But last month I bought a new laptop from HP and I installed Ubuntu 16.04 along side windows 10. From a month now, I'm observing quite unnecessary things going on and a bit ...
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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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overheating of GPU(Nvidia gefore 920m) and degraded battery life

i have dell inspiron-5558(i5-5200;8GB DRR3 RAM;4GB Nvidia-Geforce 920M as well intel HD graphics) and i am using Ubuntu 16.04LT in my windows i had a battery life of around 4-5 hours reading pdf but ...
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Nvidia Card Overheating

So I've been trying really hard to get a stable linux install going, and my Nvidia graphics card has had other ideas... I've successfully installed the drivers, Nvidia-361 is running right now, but ...
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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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Controlling fan on Acer Aspire 5315 Using Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial and need to control my fan speed for my 32-bit Acer Aspire 5315 with 1 GB RAM. There are old directions for 64-bit here, and some for 32-bit here, but these all assume ...
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Cooling fan never reaches high speed, even if clearly needed

CPU consumption goes very high (which obviously shouldn't) when watching video on Chrome. This is due to some regression that has appeared recently (it wouldn't happen before), but that is not the ...
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Why does my laptop with AMD Radeon HD 76xx graphics get overheated when using Ubuntu?

I bought a new laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 7. I love working on Ubuntu and hence installed 12.04 on my laptop. I can work on Windows for 6 hours at a stretch and feel the laptop being ...
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ASUS F5SL overheat problem

As I've heard overheating issues are most likely because of GPU. eronis@Ubuntu:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +63.0°C (crit = +90.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 ...
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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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Locked computer gets very hot despite no CPU-intensive tasks running

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP ProBook 6470b laptop. When I lock it and walk away from my desk it often gets very hot, very quickly. Here's a screenshot of Psensor graph which shows the problem, the ...
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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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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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How do I know my fan is working in Ubuntu

I just bought a brand new netbook and am worried the fan isn't working properly. lm-sensors does not detect a fan, I can't hear a fan, and can't feel air blowing out of the fan area. The netbook is ...
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Problem with Fans - No Sensors Detected

I know this question seems to be asked elsewhere, however no other threads seem to refer to this problem in Ubuntu 16.04. I have ubuntu 16.04 installed on a (partition of) my 2011 macbook pro. CPU ...
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Undervolting CPU with ubuntu 16.04

I was looking into undervolting my laptop CPU. I could only find guides on phc that are said to be outdated. Is there a tool for that in the new version? Is it possible with TLP?
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Laptop getting too hot after installing kubuntu-desktop in ubuntu 16.04

I installed kubuntu-desktop 2 days ago and now my laptop is getting very very hot within 15 minutes even if i only run my browser. This problem remains even when i log in to unity. I have been using ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Running Hot (MSI GS70 stealth Pro)

I just installed Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04, and its running unusually hot, above 60 C without any intensive applications running. In windows it sits closer to 50 C when nothing intesnive is running. In the ...
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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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Ubuntu overheating laptop

I've had both Ubuntu 14.04 and now 15.10 installed on my laptop and both have caused overheating issues with my laptop. Temperature reach above 80 degrees celsius within the first 20 minutes of very ...
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Asus K75VM laptop fans not detected, Ubuntu 16.04

My laptop fans seem to be completely overlooked by Ubuntu, so my CPU temp gets over 50*c despite low CPU usage. (Inbefore: proprietary GPU drivers are installed, which fixed the initial problem with ...
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Ubuntu overheat and instant shutdown

Since the last couple of days my desktop PC shuts down instantly and automatically even on light system usage. I found this line in the system log just before the shut down. localhost kernel: [14404....
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Very busy and overheated CPU while playing flash games

I have a very strange problem - when I play any basic browser flash game, CPU goes literally mad, it becomes very busy and overheated. I tried different browsers - did not help I tried playing ...
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Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3517U AMD overheating using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

My Dell laptop is overheating the temperature rise up to +70 C I detect it using psensor my laptop is Dell Inspiron 5521 i7-3517U AMD 8730M overheating using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I installed it on a ...
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I think my thermald-conf.xml is wrong

<Platform> <Name>Generic X86 Laptop Device</Name> <ProductName>EXAMPLE_SYSTEM</ProductName> <Preference>QUIET</Preference> <ThermalSensors> <...
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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 solve laptop GPU overheating problem in Ubuntu16.04

Module Thinkpad W540. Spec: intel core i7 4800mq, Nvidia Quadra K2100M. Problem: I tried fresh installs of Ubuntu16.04, Kubuntu16.04, Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, and all of them suffer from the problem of ...
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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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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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Set fan speed temporarily to 100%

Question: Is there a program or an easy way (bash script) to set the fan speed to 100% for some time, for example a console program like setfanspeedtomax, such that when I press ^C, the fan is ...
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My laptop is seriously overheating

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7 on my laptop about an hour ago, and within two minutes of running Ubuntu (both during the Live CD and post-install), my CPU temperatures reach 100°C. In ...
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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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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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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 2....
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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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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 ...