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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Setting temperature thresholds in i8kmon Ubuntu 14.04

I have an overheating problem with my Dell Inspiron 15R and installed i8kmon to control the fan speeds on Ubuntu 14.04. Here is a copy of the 'lm-sensors' output: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...