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I have 'PackardBell EasyNoteTV' laptop which overheats (over 95 degrees) when watching youtube video. I know about 'indicator-cpufreq' but it seems like the CPU fan doesn't run at it's highest possible speed. I don't know the exact speed it runs at, but when I go to BIOS setup it turns louder. I've tried to monitor the exact fan's speed with 'sensors' and 'pwmconfig', but it says: 'There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed'.

How to force the fan to run at it's highest possible speed or how to monitor it's actual speed?

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Have you tried the fancontrol package?

sudo apt-get install fancontrol

If you have multiple fans, you might need to figure this out using

sudo pwmconfig

Visit How to control fan speed? for more details.

  • From man page: "For easy configuration, there's a script named pwmconfig(8) which lets you interactively write your configuration file for fancontrol." pwmconfig was mentioned above. – beemaster Mar 22 '17 at 6:31

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