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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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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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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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 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 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 ...
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Forcibly reduce usable CPU

I'm looking for some sort of method to reduce the heat produced by my laptop. I was wondering if there is a method to throttle the CPU usage in Linux. I have a laptop whose fan seems to be going a ...
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Is it good to operate the CPU at 71 degree Celcius

My laptop configuration are Dell 3521 Core i3 3227U @ 1.9Ghz 4GB RAM Intel HD4000 graphic + radeon HD7670m 1GB DDR3 dedicated graphics. As the CPU fan runs at max from staring of ubuntu, I am using ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04.3 overheating problems

My MSI GT60 0NC desktop is overheating and shuts down even if I'm just browsing and listen to music, it's a new Ubuntu installation no weird programs are running. I have installed the last NVidia ...
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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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Iostat shows activity on unmounted partitions

My hard disk temperature is reaching until 55 degrees even with no activity. So, to analyse the whole situation, I did the following: I ran watch -d 'iostat -pxd /dev/sda && hddtemp ...
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overheating problem with ubuntu, lubuntu and point mate in my netbook medion akoya e1222

Hello my name is Alex and I have a medion netbook a E1222 with a intel Atom N450 and 2gb of ddr2 ram and a intel Gma 3150 and when I installed ubuntu 10.04, 12.04, 13.04, lubuntu 13.04 and point linux ...
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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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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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How do I get fan control working?

I know there something called fancontrol, that enables you to control the speed of your system's ventilation. I'd like to let my fans spin a bit faster as my laptop is heating up very easilly. All ...
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Laptop (thinkpad x201t) with i7 overheats and shuts down. How to manage turbo boost?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x201 tablet with Ubuntu 11.04. When I run mathematica or stress, the laptop overheats and shuts down. I loose all my work. I would think that turbo boost (for intel i7) turns ...
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Does Thermald for Ubuntu work with AMD processors?

I installed tlp and thermald to avoid overheating on my laptop, but I don't know if thermald is only for Intel processors or it will work the same with AMD processors. I have an AMD A8 2.00 GHz and ...
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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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Lenovo U400 overheating with fan being idle

I've had Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo U400 laptop for a year or so and everything was fine. Suddenly yesterday I noticed when I was working on it, that it was running really hot, almost burning my left ...
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Dell Inpsiron 15 running Ubuntu 15 runs hot and battery drains fast

My laptop runs at around 55 degrees (Fahrenheit) after its been left idle, upon startup its only about 38. On Windows 10, it's only up to about 45 degrees at max. My battery life used to be about 3-5 ...
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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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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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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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Macbook Air overheating on firefox

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2014 Macbook air .. when opening up firefox it starts to heat up a little like from 49°c to 55-56°c .. and then when streaming video on youtube it just goes up to ...
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Why my PC turned off unexpectedly?

Let me tell the complete story. I have a normal PC with monitor, CPU, UPS, mouse and a keyboard. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For the last 15 days my computer is shutting down unexpectedly. Here in my case ...
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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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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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System gets heated when playing videos or browsing with Firefox/Chrome. Fan noisy as the temp crosses 50 C.

Ubuntu 14.04.3 with latest updates installed. Dell inspiron 1525 (2009 make). Have also installed TLP power management tool. Psensor also installed. Core temperature of 80 C while typing this. Just ...
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Computer heats more using Ubuntu 14.10

My computer's configuration is: Ubuntu 14.10 NVIDIA GeForce 630M Intel i5-3210M 6Gb RAM 1Tb HD I have always used Windows, and after installing Ubuntu last year I could feel that the heat coming ...
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Should I fix my overheating problem or invest in a new laptop? [closed]

So I am running into overheating issues, constant shutdowns and lagging when I open multiple tabs on the browser, which is not convenient at all. Here are my laptop specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L ...
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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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How to troubleshoot overheating problems?

I have a 4 years old computer. An Acer Aspire 5742G with Intel i5 and 6GB of RAM. Recently the laptop overheat very frequently. On Ubuntu it overheat to the point it shut itself down. Under Windows ...
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My laptop is getting very hot during use

My laptop is an Asus A46CM with Intel CPU and Nvidia Graphics. When I use Ubuntu my system runs very hot and I am unable to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers. In about 15 minutes my laptop will ...
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Libreoffice 5 in ubuntu 15.10 raising system temperature

I'm using 15.10 upgraded from 15.04 and when I open some documents with new Libreoffice5, the system temperature goes to 60-65ºC (or more!), when normally stands between 45º and 50º. Also, ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 overheating and shut down problem

I've just installed kubuntu 15.10 on my dell xps 15 l502x, i7 sandy bridge with 4gb of ram. The system is really slow, the desktop environment is buggy and I haven't been able to update nor to use it ...
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sudden overheating in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently switched to ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. My laptop is new and previously it had windows 7 pre installed. There were no overheating problems then but since I switched to ubuntu my laptop ...
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Heating, projecting and lid closing problems in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

Ever since I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 in April this year, I have been beset by productivity-reducing problems. I had started off unable to get the login screen on booting which got resolved ...
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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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Nvidia Driver and Heating Problem

this is my first question at here, so please be gentle if do something wrong. I have Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS installed on my laptop. Also i have working dual boot to Windows 10 with UEFI activated. My ...
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Ubuntu heat problems with Medion Akoya Notebook

My Notebook heats up tremendously after I start Ubuntu - I also noticed that it runs slower than my Windows 7 (not to mention the fact, that Windows 7 does not come even close to the heat production ...
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overheating on lenovo ideapad z710; kubuntu 14.04

my problem is that, my laptop is entirely new and it has sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +74.0°C (crit = +99.0°C) temp2: +74.0°C ...
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Overheating macbook pro on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a macbook pro retina late 2012. I have been trying a lot of efforts and suggestions to fix the issue. Idle temp is at 67 Celsius and rises to about 95 Celsius when in ...
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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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How can I find out the temperature components are running at in 14.04?

The title of the question says it all really. I have a new laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. There appears to be an overheating problem which fortunately does not appear to be affecting performance. ...
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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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Overheating problem in Samsung NP550P7C Laptop

I've been struggling with some issues. First I will start off with a listing of my hardware. 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel ...
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overheating thosiba m840 radeon 7500M/7600M ubuntu 14.04

i newbie ubuntu 14.04. and i have problem overheating in my laptop. please help me to slove it. i use laptop thosiba satelite m840 series with Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series. please