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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Ubuntu 12 heating problem in Acer 5755g Laptop

I installed recent Ubuntu version in my Acer 5755G laptop, it is over-heating. The laptop is in good condition,it'll not get heat while using windows 7. I think the problem with the graphics card. But ...
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fan control: pwmconfig no pwm-capable sensor modules installed on Samsung NP900X3E

When I follow this guide about how to control fan speed in Ubuntu15.04 on my laptop Samsung NP900X3E I get this error message: /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed ...
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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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Heating problem in ubuntu 14.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Hp pavillion g6 laptop.My laptop was heating fastly,fan is working.I have switchable graphics IntelHDgraphics and AMD HD 7600 graphics card. lspci | grep VGA ...
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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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Toshiba screen backlight only works occasionally

I am having a weird problem - I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and the backlight doesn't work consistently. If I power off my machine and leave it sit for an hour or two, the screen will work fine ...
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laptop with ubuntu 14.04 overheating

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Y580, I' have 2 graphic cards, nvidia and intel, I have noticed it's overheating a lot. Following some tutorial I removed bumbelbee and tried to install nvidia-prime ...
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Does Installation size of Ubuntu matters in the case of performance? [closed]

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I gave Ubuntu 30 Gb disk space. But it became slower and laptop overheating problem started within few days. Now I was thinking if I wipe out ...
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lm-sensors not detect fan

Hello I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and at first I had problems with overheating. I had to install the drivers for the Nvidia Geforce GT630M card and seems to have been solved. Anyway, I have ...
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ubuntu 14.04 overheating hp g6 1301ax

I'm new to linux so bear with my naivety. I was running ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and had installed tlp and switched off discrete graphics and everything was fine except for the screen would not turn ...
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Running Ubunutu in VM, laptop overheats when idle, how to reduce power usage?

I am running Ubuntu on a VM using Virtual Box, but my Spectre x360 (Windows host OS) overheats even when i'm just simply using a text editor. I am a bit new, is there a way to check why this is ...
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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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AMD open source drive slow rendering

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 + amd proprietary. I want to replace proprietary drive with open source because it is freezing during debugging of multi-threaded program. I'm uninstalling proprietary drive ...
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ffmpeg and libx264: Extremely high CPU temperature

Ahoy there! I turned my previous gaming rig into an Ubuntu Server 14.04 a year ago, and have been using it as a private nginx-rtmp live streaming server. Today I started to dabble with ffmpeg for ...
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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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How to solve laptop overheating problem on ubuntu 14.04

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 laptop(Dell Vostro 1014) of mine. After two days I noticed serious overheating of my laptop. Since there aren't any easily accessible option for down ...
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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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Sony Vaio (sve14a27cxh) overheat and very loud fan

Since I lost de recover partition from may Sony Vaio, Ubuntu 14.04 is my only OS installed (berfore I used to have a dual boot with Windows 8). Ever since I dual booted it I have experienced overheat ...
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Why is ubuntu getting restarted after replacing Intel e6600 with Intel x6800 processor? [closed]

I was previously using Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 along with Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows XP Service Pack 3. It was working great. Later, I changed my processor to Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 and ...
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HP Envy Touch Smart 15 heat on bottom screen

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS, on my HP Envy Touch Smart 15 laptop. When running more than 30 minutes the bottom part of the screen (on the HP logo) getting unusual heat. It also can be feel ...
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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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Check CPU and other hardware components in Lubuntu [duplicate]

Tell me please which are the best ways to check the temperature of the CPU and other hardware components in Lubuntu? It would be better if the applications could even tell me which are the normal ...
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How can I easily control CPU speed on Ubuntu?

I would like to know how to change (lower, in my case) CPU speed easily to adjust my needs. I have done research on the internet and it appears the same answers come back... "there is no need to lower ...
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overheating ibm t23 minimal install

My IBM t23 with Ubuntu 14.04 minimal install is ovreheating in one spot after about 15 minutes of essentially idle use e.g. editing plain text documents in an xterm window with nano with almost ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Overheating: Shutting down my machine

I'm a noob in Linux and yesterday I wanted to try Ubuntu dual booted in my machine so that I can start learning it. But I had to do something wrong= Accidentally deleted all of the partitions also ...
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Overheat problem with Ubuntu 15.04 on Asus K55VD

I got this laptop. The issue is with the nVIDIA / Bubmlebee/Optimus. Drivers are correctly installed, no black screen. Optirun is working correctly. However, after a period of about 10 minutes ...
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HP envy dv6 overheating after installing ubuntu 15.04

I recently had a problem with Windows 8.1, a kernel crash or something, so I installed Ubuntu 15.04. Since I installed it, the temperature of the CPU is ~57°C, I got the stats using tlp. Any advise ...
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Laptop Sony is constantly hot. How to fix it?

I have Sony Vaio pcG-392M. The video is "GeForce 8400M GT". I use XBMC on it most of the time. Ubuntu 12.04. Kernel 3.2.0-33-generic-pae. The problem: Fan is on most of the time. CPU stays 70C, gets ...
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Laptop overheating on Ubuntu 12.04

I have dell inspiron q17r with two graphic cards and I noticed that it is overheating. I installed bumblebee, jupiter and flashblock, I followed this but it still got to even 74C. Here I found ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 overheating issues

I have had this problem for some time now, I tried to research this forum and others for solutions but unfortunately I couldn't resolve the issue. I've got overheating issues. Sometimes the pc will ...
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How to tell the heat, or at least fan speed, of a machine [duplicate]

Is there a way in which I can tell how hot my computer is? Or at least how fast my computer's fan is going? Because if my computer's fan knows how fast and when to go, then surely my computer knows ...
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Switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

My current PC is running on Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.80GHz with 2GB RAM. I run Windows 7 32-bit on this configuration, but the PC shuts down sometimes due to over heating. Also, the CPU is always ...
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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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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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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 ...