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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Excessive Draining Of Battery

I have Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller and I've installed Tlp for battery saving but I am seeing no improvement in battery life, also my laptop is heating up more than it ...
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Toshiba Satllite e45t Ubunut 14.04 - Heats up quickly, low battery life compared to windows 8.1

I bought a Toshiba Satellite 45t recently with factory windows 8.1. Did the usual UEFI and secure boot disablement and proceeded with installing Ubuntu 14.04 - dual boot with the Windows. Three days ...
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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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How can I reduce the fan speed on a HP Elitebook 6930p?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Elitebook 6930p. On this laptop, the fans are constantly running. The laptop also gets quite hot. I suspected that this had something to do with the video drivers, so I ...
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Asus K56CB laptop is overheating

How to know which drivers are missing when installing Ubuntu 14.10 for the proper functioning of my Asus K56CB laptop and what packages to install to prevent further overheating? Thanks in advance.
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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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Notebook overheating problem

I have HP probook 450 G2 with Ubuntu 14.10. And it has problem with heat. Immediately after Ubuntu boots up my temperature jumps to 40+°, fan goes crazy and doesn't stop. This state persist whole time ...
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hp laptop works well with ubuntu 14.04.1 but heats up within seconds in windows 8

i am usin hp430 laptop with dual boot. earlier it used to work well with windows 8. but after installing ubuntu 14.04.1, the laptop is working good in ubuntu with heats upto 90 degreeC within seconds ...