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High temperatures from sensors on Asus Zenbook UX501 VW

I bought a new laptop: Asus Zenbook UX501VW, i7, 24GB RAM, 512 SSD, Intel Graphics + Geforce 960M. sensors returns this: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +65.0°C (crit = +103....
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HP laptop temperature expectations

HP 8440p laptop starts up at 50C and idles with at 51-52 (all temperatures Celcius). Light use (Firefox) sees a max temp at 83. When starting at 51, invoking Firefox drives temp to 67 and back down ...
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Fans aren't fullspeed while CPU is 100°, then CPU frequency decrease

Since I upgraded to from 12.04 to 16.04, my Dell XPS 13 (dev edition/Sputnik) laptop seems very slow (and less noisy) to me. Before upgrrading, under heavy load, I was able to hear the fans going full-...
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Why is the motherboard temperature is high when idle , but is normal under Windows?

I have a Lenovo y50-70 with the following specs: CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz × 8 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M and Intel HD Graphics 4600 I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Fan noise in LG U460 in Ubuntu 16.04

Today after two days using Ubuntu 16.04 without problems, my laptop started to do a fan noise that's bothering me a lot, the fan is always on, and running as if on peaks , pulsating. I read a lot of ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 lagging

I have a problem with lagging ubuntu and really high temperature of GPU (nvidia). Laptop specs: RAM: 8gb CPU Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 GPU GeForce GT 635M/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 16.04 x64 ...
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Cooling fan never reaches high speed, even if clearly needed

CPU consumption goes very high (which obviously shouldn't) when watching video on Chrome. This is due to some regression that has appeared recently (it wouldn't happen before), but that is not the ...
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Problem with Fans - No Sensors Detected

I know this question seems to be asked elsewhere, however no other threads seem to refer to this problem in Ubuntu 16.04. I have ubuntu 16.04 installed on a (partition of) my 2011 macbook pro. CPU ...
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Is there a reliable method to determine CPU temperature?

What I would like to ask may seem something like a duplicate, but - according to my recent searches - it is not. I have a Pc with ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0, FX-8320 and GTX960 and I would like to monitor ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 shutdown get's awkward!

I recently intalled lubuntu 16.04 in my desktop computer, everything seems to work fine but a problem with shutdown: When i want to shutdown the screen goes into black (with a rare blueish glow) and ...
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AMD A10 8700p overheats on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently got a HP Envy 15 ah150na laptop with an AMD A10 8700p CPU and and R6 8700p integrated graphics card. The problem is that the CPU temperature after 10-15 minutes of usage goes up to around ...
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How to troubleshoot install of Hardware Sensors

Attempted to install 'Hardware Sensors' app per instructions sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexmurray/indicator-sensors sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-sensors user@hostname:~$ ...
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Fan control on MSI laptop: no pwm-capable sensors?

I'm trying to control the fan speed of my MSI GS60-2PC laptop on Ubuntu 16.04. But pwmconfig reports that "There are no pwm-capable sensors modules installed". I'm pretty sure these fans can be ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Running Hot (MSI GS70 stealth Pro)

I just installed Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04, and its running unusually hot, above 60 C without any intensive applications running. In windows it sits closer to 50 C when nothing intesnive is running. In the ...
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Set fan speed temporarily to 100%

Question: Is there a program or an easy way (bash script) to set the fan speed to 100% for some time, for example a console program like setfanspeedtomax, such that when I press ^C, the fan is ...
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After Upgrade from Xubuntu 15.10 to Xubuntu 16.04 Acer Nitro VN7-792G Cpu running to hot

I recently upgraded to xubuntu 16.04 and have noticed the CPU temperature reaching between 55-85 C although the CPU load is the same as before I upgraded. This is about 10-15 C higher than before the ...
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ACPI sensor showing really high temperatures but laptop isn't even warm

Alright, so I've got Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an HP Envy 15t Slim Quad laptop. It's running an i7 6700HQ processor and 8GB of Ram. The laptop has been running flawlessly but I've been getting temperatures ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 reduces backlight brightness to minimum on high load/temperature

The question is how can I disable this behaviour? It is maybe a kernel related thing but I could not find any option to disable it. If I put the brightness back to maximum, after some time the ...
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Fan stuck at 257 RPM Thinkpad Yoga S1 and Ubuntu 16.04

I was thinking for some time that my laptop seems to be hotter than it's supposed to and I recently downloaded psensor to have a look at what's going on. It seems my fan is always stuck at 257 RPM ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 on MacBook Pro. Error Message: “Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled”

I'm having this problem on my MacBook Pro (MacBookPro3,1). I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 from a USB. I can't buy any DVD/CD's, so thats out of the question. I can barely use my MacBook at the ...
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Dell laptop fan very noisy in Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5110 and I like it a lot. But the problem is that the fan started to behave crazy. It is working almost always making it impossible to focus on ...
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What is temp sensor pch_wildcat_point-virtual?

Before upgrading to 16.04 I only had one "temp1" in my lm-sensors and psensor. Now I have two. ➜ ~ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +43.0°C (crit = +128.0°C) thinkpad-...
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HP 625 AMD Turion heat, suspend, fan speed

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit) on an HP 625 laptop (AMD Turion P540 processor, 4 GB RAM). Everything works smoothly besides the fact that I think that the system mismanages fan speeds and as a ...
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High CPU Temperature after switch to Ubuntu 16.04

The idle CPU Temp of my Intel i5-3210M CPU was ~40°C on Ubuntu 14.04. Now, after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 (complete reinstall) it idles at ~52°C. Battery lifetime is also noticeably lower. What can ...
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Psensors not displaying AMD radeon card's temperature. Solutions?

I am having some overheating issues in my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, so I just wanted to monitor my gpu temperature using psensor. After properly installing the dependencies and psensor itself ...
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Temperature sensors broken?

I just followed this guide to install lm-sensors on my machine but the output I get is kind of weird: asus-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter cpu_fan: 0 RPM radeon-pci-0008 Adapter: PCI adapter ...
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Laptop running very hot

I've just read a thread where a laptop running at 60C was too hot. Mine often runs at 80C. I notice that this happens often when I have Chromium open. There's nothing using up tons of CPU in htop, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, how to get my GPU temp and fan speed?

On Ubuntu 14.04 I got used to run during the boot process a python script for conky to read my GPU temperature and then change my FAN speed according to the temperature. This is the script: # # ...
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Using the sensor command doesn't give me fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to detect my fan speeds. I've installed lm-sensors but when I run sensors I get this: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +63.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) ...
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My Toshiba Satellite C55-B5319 fans will not turn on; how do I make them work?

The system hasn't shut down automatically due to overheating yet, but the HDD will reach temperatures of 102 degrees Fahrenheit as far as I know. So, how do I make the fans turn on, or is the HDD ...
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Fan Speed Increased after Dual Boot

I had a windows system upon which I installed Ubuntu 15.04 as dual boot. Right after I updated the Grub, the fan speed started showing anomalous behavior. The temperature of the system is going very ...
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Throttling stuck below limits on a cool cpu

This is an issue widely discussed earlier. Still, none of the suggested methods/procedures has worked for me. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, kernel 4.4.0-040400-generic on a fanless mini computer, Intel ...
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Inspiron 15 fan doesn't work

System configuration Win10 and Xubuntu 15.04 Dual boot i5 4200U Radeon 8850M Latest BIOS from dell tlp on Xubuntu installed. No more tweaks. coretemp module was loaded fglrx is not installed Idle ...
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Patriot Blast SSD - 100°C?

So, it appears my Disks utility on Ubuntu 15.10 thinks my SSD is running at a constant 100°C temperature. And S.M.A.R.T. data seems to be stuck at 30 on temperature, since it doesn't seem to change, ...
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Fan control thinks my SSD has about 100 degree celsius

my fan is driving me crazy. It is continously running. I think I know why this is happening. If I run psensor, my SSD HD (from udisks2) is listed to be 100 degree hot. But if I use hddtemp, it tells ...
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How to read lm-sensors on AMD FX 6300?

My FX 6300 sits on a ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 and is currently overclocked (I did the stresstesting and such on Windows to get it stable). Now I need the socket temp and the core temps so I use lm ...
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CPU Throttling Occurring Despite No Need For It

This seems to happen in most every linux distro I try (haven't tried windows yet). I apologize in advance for the nonstandard situation in which it arose, but I will explain that after I explain the ...
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i want to see my temperatures and fan etc

I downloaded lm-sensors and ran it. but i get that message: $sensors "coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +44.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core 0: +44.0°C (...
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Asus Laptop Temperature Issues

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N56JR laptop and i had windows before that, The problem is that the temperature is always high after i installed ubuntu even if i don't do anything.(i'...
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Fan at max speed after pwmconfig

After I installed lm-sensors and pwmconfig in order to control fan speed, when i run sudo pwmconfig my fan gets to full speed and using sensors gives me this output. acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual ...
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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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How to find what causes my notebook to crash?

I have a new notebook and it crashes frequently. $ uname -a Linux bpgergo-notebook 4.2.0-27-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 22 04:49:08 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No ...
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SMART Pre-fail (Temperature 70)

Could someone please interpret the SMART Data and Self-tests using Disks in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: The other day all of a sudden I started receiving errors upon every command entered into the terminal, I ...
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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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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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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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Avoid random shutdown by increasing CPU threshold temperature

When CPU temperature exceeds a certain temperature, system shuts down.Can the threshold temperature that can call for system shutdown be increased? Ps. I dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, ...
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How to start or kill tasks when the core temperatures goes above/below a specific value?

I would like to write a short script that gets launched manually once and then should: run a command if all temperatures are below x °C. pause the command if any temperature rises above y °C. ...
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Uninstall flux which was installed from source

I installed Flux using following steps (source) git clone https://github.com/Kilian/f.lux-indicator-applet.git cd f.lux-indicator-applet sudo python setup.py install Now I want to ...