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I had fan problems myself on Lenovo Y580 Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM CPU with internal hd 4000 graphic, and nvidia gtx660 graphic card. I simply changed GPU on Nvidia X server settings (proprietary driver) to Intel. You can use Intel graphic installer , it works well on Ubuntu 14.04.


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I had fan problems myself on Lenovo Y580 Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM CPU with internal hd 4000 graphic, and nvidia gtx660 graphic card. I simply change GPU on Nvidia X server settings (proprietary driver) to Intel.


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I'm owner of Thinkpad W500 too, running Ubuntu 14.10 Use terminal to create or modify file /etc/thinkfan.conf with: sudo nano /etc/thinkfan.conf My file contains: sensor /proc/acpi/ibm/thermal (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0) (0, 0 , 51) (1, 50, 52) (2, 51, 55) (3, 54, 58) (4, 56, 66) (5, 64, 70) (6, 68, 80) (7, 79, 86) (127, 84, 32767) ...


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It turned out that dust is the reason. After disassembling (video guides can be found here) and cleaning with dust blowing ball I see about 60°-65°C on all cores.



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