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First of all Ubuntu 13.04 is not supported so I recommend you downloading and installing Ubuntu 15.04 that has the latest drivers and you will see that your temperature is lowered down thanks to new drivers. If not you can always install propietary graphics drivers on your current installation but it is old.


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You have nouveau open source video driver. It does not manage power well. Also you probably have hybrid graphics and both your adapters work at the same time. That cause big power consumption and overheat. You need to install a proprietary Nvidia driver and setup adapter switching by nvidia-prime or bumblebee. So this is not a "problem with fan", but not ...


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First of all Ubuntu is not Windows. Furthermore the speed of the fan is determined by a hardware sensor that detects the temperature and protects against overheating. I've written more detailed in this answer. So if the fan is running faster on Ubuntu then it is apprently necessary. You can't really influence the speed of the fan and you probably shouldn't ...


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This worked for me, Controlling the CPU usage cooled the system down. Is there a way to autostart CPULIMIT in order to reduce excessive CPU consumption Also this is a good post: Ways to keep your laptop cool


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Try Toshiba hardware interface package - toshset sudo apt-get install toshset


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The problem is that new Nvidia proprietary drivers do not support these old video cards. Open source "nouveau" drivers do not manage power states well, because Nvidia does not give information on how to do it. The best solution for this old laptop is to install Ubuntu 14.04 and proprietary nvidia-173 drivers. But there may be some problems. Now you can ...



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