My notebook (with NVIDIA) is running in abnormally fast fan speed and temp. At first I thought it was the graphic card, then I installed appropriate drivers for my graphic card, still having the same issue. I came across this question about the same issue. I followed the instruction to

  • instal sensor-detect
  • pwmconfig to test each fan
  • /etc/fancontrol to create file
  • add parameter acpi_enforce_resources=lax (I also put pci=nomsi and pci=noaer already)
  • disable turbo boost

However, after booting a few times, my notebook still running at crazy temperature. I tried to run sensors and this is the result :

Adapter: ISA adapter
Package id 0:  +54.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 0:        +51.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1:        +53.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2:        +51.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3:        +52.0°C  (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

I literally can hear the fans running super fast, sometimes randomly when I'm not even running anything (idle). I just recently switched to Ubuntu and and still trying to figure this out. Any advice on how I can overcome this issue ?

  • Depending on ambient temperature, those temperatures could be perfectly reasonable. At least they are far from abnormal. The fans running when you think the computer is idle could be due to something running in the background, e.g. unattended upgrades. – danzel Sep 3 '19 at 8:03
  • The steps from that question generally do not work with laptops. 53C is normal for a laptop. When running sensors-detect, does it detect a SuperIO chip but says its unknown? – rtaft Sep 8 '19 at 11:34
  • @rtaft in the end the result is just coretemp. No SuperIO detected. Also while 53 sounds normal, as I said in my question I can hear the fan sound crystal clear which makes me worried. – raisa_ Sep 10 '19 at 6:40

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