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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Dropbox very high CPU usage without any actual data transfer

The Dropbox process constantly clocks more than 50% CPU usage sometimes going up to the higher 80s and 90s. At the same time it does not even upload/download the files it is supposed to. The progress ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 used too much processor after latest updatest

after updating ubuntu 14.04 it uses 25-50% of my processor continuously causing my laptop turnoff automatically by overheating. i have no problem before the updates. graphic driver is not a problem, i ...
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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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High HDD temp in my laptop

This is my output of hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sda: ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB: 46°C This makes my laptop way too hot. I have dual boot and I have installed windows. My HDD does not heat up this much in ...
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Laptop overheating problem in Ubuntu 14.04

My Laptop is a Lenovo G480 (20157) and came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I cleared it out and made Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) my primary OS. Everything is awesome except the heating problem. My laptop burns ...
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Hard Drive overheating on ubuntu, not on windows

I have a dual boot laptop, of lubuntu and windows 7. I really like ubuntu, and I rarely boot on to windows 7 now. However, one issue that I could not resolve, was that my hard drive heats up on every ...
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Laptop fan speed too low when not docked

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and things are great except that it gets quite hot sometimes. I'm using sensors (lm-sensors) to report temperature and fan speed. I run a Thinkpad T430s with Ivy ...
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14.04 HP dv7 fan speed wont increase

My laptop HP Pavilion dv7-7030us wont increase the fan speed. It gets quite hot (up to around 70c) but the fan speed wont increase at all. With windows 7 I never had a overheating problem and also ...
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Laptop overheating Dell Studio 1537

Hi I installed both Mint 17 and Ubuntu 14 in a Dell Studio 1537. The laptop overheats and shuts down on both Linux distros but it's fine with Windows Vista. I tried to find a way to fix it on the ...
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Heat sensor showing weird readings

Each time I turn my laptop on, the temp6 sensor is stuck in +20,0ºC, so the fans never turn on and eventually my laptop turns off from overheating. If I suspend my session and then reopen, it changes ...
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Hp probook 4530s running on Ubuntu 14.04 overheats and lags

I've dual operating system in my Laptop(hp probook 4530s). windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04. Windows runs normal but the machine overheats when running Ununtu. lshw command spits out a lot of information ...
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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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Computer overheats and shuts down kubuntu

My dad has been recomending me to get linux for a long time. Recently I got a driver error on Windows 8, it escalated and now Windows will not boot up anymore. My dad told me to get Kubuntu so atleast ...
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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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Overheating Toshiba Satellite L655 Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I switched to Ubuntu from Windows roughly a week ago. So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. I'm experiencing overheating problem with my laptop and sometimes it's turned off suddenly. I have a Toshiba L655 ...
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Ubuntu overheats after starting from hibernation, but not after restarting

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit Recently I have upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04 and noticed that Laptop is overheating (psensor temp ~80). But after I restart, temperature returns ...
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geforce 7150m issues HP Pavillion

So I have ubuntu gnome 14.04 with a geforce 7150m and it constantly overheats. I was hoping to under clock it. I also know there is a package to help prevent overheats, but i forgot the name. I always ...
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Low-res Display and No Networking in Installation and LiveUSB after Thermal Hard Shutdown

My ASUS laptop running 14.04 shut down hard and spontaneously while I was using it one day. Since it was very hot (forgot the heatsink that day), and since Windows used to shut down due to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel Update 3.13.0-30.55 made my Laptop CPU gets overheated

I just received an update to the linux kernel of Ubuntu 14.04 from 3.13.0-30.54 to 3.13.0-30.55. After I upgrade it the CPU on my laptop is around 70 to 80 Degree Celsius. while on the previous kernel ...
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Macbook 8.1 overheating

I have a macbook 8.1 with ubuntu 12.04 installed. But my cpu is getting very hot. On Mac my CPU is 50-60°C warm. But on ubuntu my mac is getting very hot and is by about 60°C but with min 3000rpm ...
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Asus G73gj Fan runs full speed all the time.

I have an Asus G73jh, I'm not sure what BIOS version I have but my laptop seems to have the fans running full speed all the time. I installed lmsensors and my laptop is normally around 56C (which is ...
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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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MacBook Pro Temperature Issues (tlp and cpufreq used)

I recently installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro, and I have noticed some overheating issues. Specifically, I used indicator-sensors and psensors to monitor the temperature, and the average ...
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laptop shuts down due to overheating during ubuntu installation

I have an HP pavilion g6 laptop and it came pre-installed with windows 8. I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu. I've disabled secure boot and tried to install both Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04. During both ...
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Ubuntu CPU Fan at 2200 RPM and CPU top at 90°C

I have a problem with my CPU heat. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) and I have issues with the cooling. I know it might be a hardware issue, but I've checked, the fan is running and in my GUI I use ...
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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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Overheating in an dual-boot system (windows 8+Ubuntu 14.04)

Precisely, I would like to know if booting windows 8 through GRUB can affect in any way the global performance (CPU/GPU benchmarks, cooling efficiency etc...) in both Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 ... I ...
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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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Using Ubuntu 14.04, why is my satellite L305d-s5974 overheating

I wiped my hard drive completely and booted with Ubuntu 14.04. Within about 15 min of turning it on it turns off and is burning up. I am new to linux. And quite honestly, have a lot to learn about ...
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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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fancontrol on no pw-capable machines

I've installed Ubuntu 13.4 on my Alienware m14x and noticed one thing, cpu gets as high as 70 degrees centigrade (with nothing resourceful running) and cooler doesn't respond to that, just stays calm ...
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How to reduce CPU temperature ?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and an HP Pavilion laptop. When running Windows 7 the CPU is slightly hot but not much. But running Ubuntu however, it is considerably hotter. I installed tlp and my GFX card ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hangs While Screen is Off

I have an Asus G73JW laptop with a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64. While I'm using the laptop, it works quite well - but if I leave the laptop unattended for a while, I come back it will have a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit installation in dual boot

I have tried various versions of Ubuntu, trying to dual boot with Win8 on my laptop, but then either the installation does not take place or something wrong happens after it (I tried 12.04.2 and ...
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14.04 Laptop and screen problems

I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 (Ubuntu) and I have contracted several problems. First being my laptop's power occasionally cuts out (Like the battery has been pulled out, and I have to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and AMD Radeon HD 7670M overheat problem

I had earlier been running on Ubuntu 13.04 with the AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics driver with the driver installed as given in What is the correct way to install proprietary ATI Catalyst Video Drivers ...
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Fan Control on Dell L521x

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 L521x (January 2013), and I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 stock. Everything is kind of ok but it seems that the fans never kick in. So even when editing some stuff on ...
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CPU temperature is high on Ubuntu

So I have a machine which has both latest *Ubuntu and Windows 8 on it. On windows 8 my CPU temp is roughtly 26 degrees when idle. Now when I boot into Ubuntu, CPU temperature is suddenly 43 degrees ...
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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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Processors being thrashed on startup

I am running 14.04 64 bit on a thinkpad T61 2 gb ram 60 gb ssd and on startup both of the processors is showing in the 70 to 80 percent range and it is overheating (over 76 c) and when I look at the ...
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how to improve boot time and solve overheating issues?

Okay guys, I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. Truth be told, my first time feels like hell. I have been having problems booting up (takes a lot of time). My laptop is overheating and I can smell things. ...
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Critical temperature reached for thermal thermal_zone0

I have my laptop (Dell Vostro 3350) overheating using Ubuntu (starting from 11.04 upto 14.04 distributives). In syslog I found the record when shutdown is occured: May 21 11:43:43 mobiled2 kernel: ...
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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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13.04 flickering mouse pointer [duplicate]

I'm running 13.04 on my laptop. My laptop has a tendency to run really hot - to the point of thermal shutdowns if left unattended for a long period of time. I don't know if that's relevant. the mouse ...
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Fujitsu Lifebook AH532 problems

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have Lubuntu 13.10 32-bit on my Fujitsu Lifebook AH532 laptop, and I have these problems in Ubuntu: My touchpad is working, but I can't use it for scrolling, etc. I can't power ...
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My laptop gets heated when I use ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z 5423. intel i5 3rd, 4GB ram, 32GB SSD. I use 2 OS on dual boot Windows 8 & Ubuntu 13.04. When I use Ubuntu my laptop gets heated, but that is not the case when I use ...
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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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Temperature problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (dual booting with windows 8.1) in my Dell Inspiron n7520, which comes with a dedicated VGA AMD Radeon HD7730M. There had occurred some heating problems in Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu sensors, how to decrease temperatures' threshold?

I am experiencing shutdowns of my pc due to overheat of CPU. Running the command "sensors" I got the following output Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +66.0°C (crit = +101.0°C) temp2: ...