I am using Hp pavilion g series model and installed ubuntu 17.04 but it is over heating up to 89 c temperature .is there any solution to reduce the temperature? My VGA is 0:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)

Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [103c:1670]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] [1002:6760] DeviceName: ATI SEYMOUR XT My Ram is

              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           1878        1387         116          49         374         231
Low:           1878        1762         116
High:             0           0           0
Swap:          1905          47        1858
  • check hardware system settings. My HP Notebook has a setting to run fan continuously. This should keep you cool until you can figure out the thermal control.
    – ravery
    Sep 9, 2017 at 15:50

2 Answers 2


If you have Intel processors, make sure intel-microcode is installed... this will assure that you're running with the latest processor microcode:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get intel-microcode

Install thermald... to help control the temperature:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install thermald

Thermald comes with a default configuration file at /etc/thermald/thermal-conf.xml that will control most computers, but may need to be customized for some computers. See man thermal-conf.xml for some details and examples. Once one has modified the configuration file, stop thermald and restart it:

sudo service thermald restart

After installing thermald, I'd stop the thermald process, and run it manually as sudo thermald --no-daemon to watch its actions in real time. This real time info can be used to create your own customized thermal-conf.xml file. See man thermald for more information.

sudo service thermald stop
sudo thermald --no-daemon --loglevel=debug

You can search for thermald here on Ask Ubuntu to see what previous answers there are.

A good starter reference is at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/PowerManagement/ThermalIssues


Better try nbfc

I work with an Acer Aspire E5-573G and nothing else worked to manage my CPU fan, but nbfc. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. The exact profile for my model is missing, but nbfc worked fine with another similar profile (Acer Aspire E5-575G). If you don't know which profile to use, you can try: mono nbfc.exe config -r

You will need the latest mono version to build it on Ubuntu 18.04, so don't forget to read How to build NBFC on ubuntu.

Also I edit the default profile to turn the fan policy more agressive.

Good luck.


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