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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Fan always on and overheating problems on HP G62

I have a HP G62 with i5 processor, 4G Ram and ATI HD 5470. Started using Ubuntu 4 months ago, first was 11.10 and after 12.04. Everything worked perfectly until some weeks ago when my cpu fan became ...
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Fan noise and overheating problem in Dell Inspiron N5110

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop and it works fine. But I can hear a continuous noise from the cooling system. What should I do to solve this problem?
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Ubuntu 15.04 overheating

I have HP ENVY dv6-7357se laptop i was running windows for about a year yesterday i switched to ubuntu <3 but i'am facing an always noisy fan and heating of my laptop with windows i never faced ...
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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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Loud fan noise on ubuntu 14.04 - Alienware x51 i3 desktop

I have a really loud fan on my alienware x51 i3 desktop running ubuntu 14.04. I thought it was a driver issue, so changed driver from open source to a proprietary driver - but not driver changes have ...
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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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Laptop overheats, alternative to SpeedFan in Ubuntu

I used SpeedFan to help keep my laptop running smoothly, and would like to do the same with Ubuntu. Could someone please show me a simple alternative to SpeedFan.
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Overheating problem with driver fglrx on ATI radeon h5000 - mobility radeon h4000

I have an HP pavilion dv6-3127 el, with installed Ubuntu 12.04, i don't use new version of Ubuntu becouse i have overheating problem, temperature about 90 degree, instead in 12.04 i don't have this ...
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My laptop is getting really hot after installing Ubuntu

I know that this question has been asked often here but I need you guys to help! After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS my Laptop is getting so hot! The laptop details are: Intel Pentinum T4500 2,3 ...
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HP Probook 4510s Overheating Issue

I have an HP Probook 4510s running Ubuntu 12.10 with open source Radeon drivers also I keep my computer clean and dust free. The following output of the sensors command is worrying me. ...
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samsung NP305V5A power adapter stops working at boot screen, shuts down unexpectedly while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed wubi.exe for 12.04 LTS on my D: drive. Problem is when the login screen comes up at booting, my power adapter dies. If I unplug and plug it again immediately, it ...
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Toshiba Laptop ubuntu 12.10 recently overheats and turns off

This especially happens when I watch a video with movie player or adobe flash, it uses more than 60% of my Core i5 cpu. (thats the least, it goes up after that) In windows when I watch the same ...
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Vaio SB - Turn off AMD Graphics Card?

I've got a Vaio SB with Hybrid Graphics (Intel Graphics Card and AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series). It is running in Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and has the latest BIOS-Update. For reason that the ...
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My Laptop Starts Heating Up Using Every Version Of Ubuntu

I Have A Dell XPSL502X , And I'm Facing Issues Using A Lot Of Hardware Resources And Not Making My Computer Melt Down, It has 8GB RAM Memory, 2GH i7 intel, and .... Why The Hell It's acting like ...
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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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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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lspci displays wrong VGA compatible Controller

I have an HP laptop with an AMD A8-7410 with R5 Graphics (AMD Radeon R5 M330 GPU, can't find drivers for that. AMD Catalyst recognizes this but says unknown display). Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu 15.04 LiveCD from shutting down on critical temperature?

A netbook I am trying to install Ubuntu to heats to 98°C and shuts down at the beginning of the installation process. There is also a BIOS auto-shutdown feature (non-customizable, shutting down at a ...
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Fan Control on Asus ROG G550JK

Does anybody here have experience on the G550JK (or similar to this model) with Fancontrol? Currently I have the problem that all methods of getting the fan to control / spin faster (because the ...
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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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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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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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Notebook overheating and system hangs - ubuntu 14.04.2

I installed ubuntu 14.04.2 and my notebooks overheats really fast and sometimes hangs(freezes) - no response at all , so I just have to shutdown manually. Here's the result of some commands I found ...
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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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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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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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Overheating - ATI HD6470M, Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying Linux for the first time ever and experiencing a lot of overheating. In about 45min after I turn on my laptop I get to temps like 90ºC. I googled it and saw a lot of people with the same ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Problem :( :(

Respect to all :) I am here new to Ubuntu and just installed the fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit version on my Dell Inspiron N5110 (Core i7 with 4GB Memory) laptop along with Windows 7 on a ...
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Heating problem in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Intel Core-I7 machine and it heats up terribly. On the other hand, Windows 7 on the same machine works pretty fine. Are there any fixes or suggestions on how I can ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 kernel panic after installing laptop-mode tools

Since my laptop was overheating I first installed Jupiter. At that point there was no problem. But then I installed laptop-mode tools. Now the problem is every time I try to switch from battery to AC ...
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NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M: Driver problem

My system (Toshiba Satellite A660-167 Core i7-740) overheats and turns off. This happens when I play videos online, YouTube or any other sites. I used Psensor to check the temperatures. Normal ...
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Heating problems in HP Pavilion g6 AMD Vision A10

I have istalled TLP and AMD propreitary drivers (AMD Catalyst). But still the heating problem persists. Installing the above 2 helped a little by cooling to 3-5 degrees. but still the cpu temp is ...
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High CPU temperature when using GNOME

I have ASUS Extensa 4220 laptop.If I install Kubuntu (any KDE-based), then the CPU temperature looks normal for a long time (now it is 74 degree Celsius). But when I install GNOME-based distros, then ...
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Overheating HP dv6 laptop

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I've been having overheating issues, and poor battery life. Jupiter indicates that my CPU is 45° while idle, and 65-75° while performing common tasks. My battery ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ubuntu 14 sony vaio overheating E series PCEL25EA

I'm facing an overheating issue with my laptop Hardware: AMD Dual-Core E-450 APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-bit 15.5 inch wide (WXGA: 1366x768) TFT colour ...
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ASUS 1015B (AMD C-30 APU) overheating

I have a ASUS 1015B (AMD C-30 APU) running Lubuntu 15.04 x86 (installed in classic mode ie no UEFI boot) which becomes very hot underneath and then shuts itself down. acpi -t doesn't show any ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 2013 - Gets really hot and fans are going crazy?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my old MacBook Pro from 2013, but I experience that it gets really hot very fast, and the fans are trying to cool it down almost all the time its on. Is it possible to ...
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Big thermal contradiction: Should i trust these fans

Getting my dev workspace setup on my laptop. And everything appeared normal, but at every restart (switching over to windows). HP's altered BIOS warns me of 90+C temperatures. Yet everything appears ...
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Heating laptop and Low Battery (Probook 440 G1)

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 15.4 (x86_64) on my Probook (i7 4702 MQ, 8GB RAM, ATI 8750M).I previously had Windows 8 on this machine, which gave me a battery life of around 5-6 hours ...
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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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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 ...