For questions regarding the use of Ubuntu software to control or monitor hardware temperature, such as by controlling fan speed or showing readouts.

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How do I get the CPU temperature?

How do I get the CPU temperature.
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How to see the Video Card Temperature (Nvidia, ATI, Intel…)

Is there a command (Via terminal) to see the temperature of any video card. Already Tried sensors with the sensors-detect applied. Does not detect for example, Nvidia and ATI video card temperatures. ...
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My ubuntu macbook pro feels warm, can I solve this?

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a partition on my MacBook Pro (MC724LL/A), it runs well, I've also installed Jupiter, mbpfan, Intel Linux Graphics Installer and updated the drivers. I'm booting with ...
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How to monitor & log server hardware temperatures & load

I am looking for a way to log & monitor my server hardware temperatures and load (like for CPU or RAM). How might I do that? Objective is to: ensure hardware is not heating up identify what ...
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CPU temperature monitor for 14.04LTS?

Is there a way to configure psensor so the temperatures read out in real time in the panel so it could be read at a glance? So far, in order to read the temperature I have to click on the applet ...
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Fan speed in ubuntu: pwmconfig no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

I followed this guide about how to control fan speed in Ubuntu, but it doesn't work with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r). I installed lm-sensors and fancontrol packages. Then I configured lm-sensors by ...
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How to lower the HDD temperature

I have 4 hard disk drives that have temperatures which go beyond the recommended 50 degrees (Celsius). (I have several Samsung Spinpoint F3 which are 1Tb each and they do have good temps, between 32 ...
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Dell Studio 15, Turnoff after suspend due to overheat, and does not turnon the fan as well [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and linux as well, the thing is... I got strange problem with my laptop, I am not sure is the problem with my hardware or the os I got: Dell Studio 15 (ATI Graphics Card) with ...
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Flux for ubuntu 14.04 - possible?

Is it possible to make Flux work in ubuntu 14.04? If so, maybe you can share your knowledge or point me to a guide? (Flux is software which adjusts temperature of your display according to time of the ...
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Much lower temps on Ubuntu [closed]

I've noticed that CPU temps and GPU on my laptop are much lower on Ubuntu than Windows 7. On Windows temperature is like 50 celsius to 58 and on Ubuntu 40 to 50 max. Cooling is also much cooler on ...
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My graphics card gets too hot

I have a HP G62 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics card. Back when I was using Ubuntu 10.04 I tried to install the Catalyst drivers and probably other ones too but could not get them ...
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Why is the NVIDIA GPU so hot?

I have just installed 11.10 and installed the recommended driver for NVIDIA (230M). The current driver installed is 280.13. The temperature of the card is 85°C. I have tried using LXDE and Unity 2D, ...
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How to reset SMART results

How can I reset the SMART results so it does not register previous results. My reason is that I was testing the hard drives closed together on a closed case. This made one of the HDD fail the Airflow ...
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Radeon HD 6950 temperature is way too hot

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with the default video driver because with the proprietary one the animations/window moving/video play is laggy and slow. With the default driver everything is fine except that ...
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High temperature on my laptop with Radeon Mobility HD4670

As almost everyone here, I guess, in these days I downloaded Quantal Quetzal to give it a try. However I noticed that my laptop runs fairly hot with cooling fans almost always on, even sitting in the ...
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Limit CPU usage in terms of temperature

I run distributed computing projects, which typically want to use 100% of the CPU. How do I limit the CPU usage in terms of temperature instead of percent usage? Also, what is the maximum safe ...
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Why are embedded flash videos (like youtube) so heavy on the GPU?

I have noticed (in psensor, and listening to the fan) that my GPU is terribly hot when playing youtube videos. What happens at that point? Is this related to Flash in Ubuntu? Youtube in Firefox and ...
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How can I get System Monitor Indicator to display temperature?

System Monitor Indicator comes with options to display CPU load, memory usage, and other system stats, but currently does not include an option to display temperature (of the CPU, HDD, SSD, GPU, ...
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Difference between core temp and cpu temp

I installed a sensor reporting utility on my Ubuntu machine (a desktop machine) and it reports drastically different temperatures for the ACPI CPU reading and the ISA Core 0/Core 1 reading. The ACPI ...
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How can I lower the CPU temperature?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my EeePC 1015PX and I've noticed that the CPU temperature does not go below 60ºC (70 is usual). Looking at powertop it seems the 2 cores (Atom N570) are idle most of ...
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Sensors applet (temperature) for Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a hardware temperature sensor indicator? Hi everyone! In oldest versions of Ubuntu I used sensors applet that shows temperature of my Hard disk and Processor on ...
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How to keep the laptop's temperature low without hardware cleaning?

Last few days I found out that when I open Google Chrome and the laptop's fans start working really hard and I can not touch the mousepad because of heating. I use Ubuntu 11.10 on my Toshiba A350-22z ...
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Very Low Temperature Reading for graphics driver using lm-sensors

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and got the package lm-sensors. I mainly did this to monitor if my laptop was overheating. Each time I run it, it shows a very low temperature reading (the same every ...
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Can't detect GPU ATI temperature sensor

I've an ATi Mobility HD4650 and I'd like to detect its sensor. I've installed lm-sensors, xsensors and the Hardware Sensors Indicator, but I can't find my GPU sensor. Here are some screenshots: ...
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sensors reporting weird temperatures

lm-sensors is reporting weird temps for me: $ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +38.0°C (high = +72.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) coretemp-isa-0001 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 1: ...
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Which is a normal temperature for a laptop?

I have a Samsung series 5 my temperature is around 77-80°c when i am playing, and 48-54 on normal use it laptop don't have a month and I am not sure if it is normal. Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ ...
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EEE 1015PN less battery lifetime

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS (32bit) on my Asus EEE 1015PN. I have installed the VGA-Switch von Mtron too (https://sites.google.com/site/mtrons/projects/eee1015pn). The problem is that in Windows ...
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What the different hardware temperatures listed in psensor, sensor viewer etc reffer to?

I have installed psensor and see a list of temperatures, but listed as ”Temperature 1”, 2, 3 etc . I can only guess where the processor is: but who's who for sure? The same question stands for ...
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Monitoring system temperatures

I would like to know if there's an indicator app that can show the system temperatures (CPU, MB, HDD, etc.). I do have lm-sensors and hddtemp installed so that's no problem, I just need to find a good ...
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Does Ubuntu server use the GPU in any way? [GPU temperature]

I have an old laptop with a GeForce G 105M running ubuntu server without gui and the fan is always blowing because the GPU never goes under 60ºC with the computer completely idle! Is this normal or ...
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CPU Turbo boost: modify temperature limit under 14.04

I've installed kubuntu 14.04, and there is some problem with CPU turbo frequency. I've read a lot about it, but can't find the correct answer. There is an i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz with 3.20GHz turbo ...
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How to monitor laptop temperature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the CPU temperature? No ACPI support for my PC, what can I do? After installing lm-sensors and runing sudo sensors-detect i got the message: Sorry, no ...
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Cannot get temperatures in Dell Studio 1558

I could never get proper temperatures on my Dell Studio 1558. lm-sensors and acpi give wrong readings. The output of sensors is, $ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: ...
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Understanding the Sensors Applet

I just installed the package sensors-applet and I'm having a hard time reading the outputs. It's giving me 4 different temperature readings: The first two (TZ01 and temp1) always give exactly the ...
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What temperature is considered bad for my processor? [closed]

I am using the unity Temperature sensor and I have an Intel® Core™2 CPU 4400. If you need more info I would be happy to include more details about my PC that could help. Thanks
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Toshiba Satelite T135 temperature is always above normal

I just did the great jump from Windows to Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satelite T135. It works wonderful tough I have a couple of problems. I can't change my screen brightness at all and the fan sensors don't ...
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How to set governors for Intel to work as old good ondemand?

I used to work on my laptop on ondemand governor, which was switching CPU frequency depending on CPU usage. It worked quite nice for years and had three very important advantages: low hardware ...
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lubuntu 14.04 loud fan - please help!

lubuntu 14.04 sensors output follows... why it says ALARM-CRIT when it's well within range? coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +79.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) ALARM ...
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Ubuntu CPU Fan at 2200 RPM and CPU top at 90°C

I have a problem with my CPU heat. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) and I have issues with the cooling. I know it might be a hardware issue, but I've checked, the fan is running and in my GUI I use ...
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Correct sensor location to use for Temperature Monitor in lxpanel?

The Temperature Monitor in lxpanel (I'm using Lubuntu 12.10) is automatically detecting one of my sensors but I would like to give it an alternate one. Here is the output of sensors: Adapter: ...
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What is my CPU Temperature

to get my CPU temperatures i first typed sudo sensors-detect and confirmed everything with yes. Then i typed sudo service module-init-tools restart Now this is the output of sudo sensors, but which ...
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Is there an easy way to find out 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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CPU overheating. What can I do?

I've experienced a few emergency shutdowns due to overheating. (Always while playing Minecraft) I checked what sensors would say me and I got this reply: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter ...
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Control fan speed

My laptop works fine in Ubuntu but temperatures are higher than the rare cases I use Windows. If there a way to tell Ubuntu to turn the fan on earlier? I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64 on a Toshiba R830 ...
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MRTG using script to grab data of sensors

I'm using MRTG to grab data from sensors of a ubuntu server 12.04, with this script. #!/bin/bash SENSORS=/usr/bin/sensors UPTIME=$(uptime | awk -F, '{print $3}' ) TEXT="Graphic Card Temperature" ...
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Stop cpu from overheating

When running intensive apps like blender my CPU can get up to 80.C I can manually underclock the CPU from the BIOS but I would like to have my pc detect when the CPU temp gets too high and slow things ...
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CPU/GPU fan not working properly on Intel Macbook 4,1 under Ubuntu 11.10

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Intel MacBook 4,1 and I have noticed that the cpu temperature is getting very high and the fan, although working, is not increasing its speed to cope with the ...
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Is 55°C a Safe Temperature for a Acer Aspire One D255?

I am new to using Ubuntu on Laptops and Netbooks. I was wondering if this is a safe/good temperature. Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +55.0°C (crit = +100.0°C) If not how can I fix this, I ...
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Can installing Ubuntu cause Windows to run hot on dual boot machine?

Okay, I'm pretty sure that it is not possible for Ubuntu to cause hardware problems with Windows but.. I installed 12.04 as a dual boot on a Compaq Presario CQ61 running Windows 7 Home premium. ...
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Laptop heatup and auto-shutdown. Any perm damage?

So I've been using Ubuntu for a week now and I've noticed that my laptop heats up like crazy compared to windows and it auto-shuts down. Now I know that if I go to the terminal and use the command ...