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Questions tagged [overheating]

Overheating is when something gets so hot it is to the point of being dangerous. An old fan that does not cool the processor fast enough might cause the processor to overheat, ruining the circuitry inside and rendering the processor useless.

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How do I turn the fan on?

I have a fairly oldish system76 laptop and the fan does not turn on automatically any longer, so the CPU overheats and the laptop powers off all the time. I opened it and cleaned it from dust. I also ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 MacBook Pro: GPU as possible cause of overheating?

recently I revived my old MacBook Pro 5,5 by installing Ubuntu 18.04. It runs nicely, but as expected (because everybody seems to have this problem) it generates a lot more heat than when running Mac ...
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My laptop is getting very hot

I am using ubuntu 16.04, my laptop gets heated and the fans does not stop and the battery drains fast, i'm working on a brand new Lenovo ideapad 320-15ikb I7 8550u mx150. Solutions ?
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Chips with high temperature

Today I installed kubuntu 18.04 on my laptop, and I'm having some problems with it. One of the problems is the high temperature of two chips. When running the command sensors in the terminal I get the ...
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Dell XPS 13 running hot with ubuntu 18.04

I'm running a Dell XPS 13 under Ubuntu 18.04. Dell Bios Version is 1.4.0. Without running anything core intensive --- i.e., I'm just doing word processing and looking at the web (not running videos ...
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Overheating issues after the new update 18.04 LTS

today after installing the new security update i noticed the temperature rising 12 degrees (from 50C to 62C while not using any apps) anyway i can fix it? i installed tlp which made the laptop faster ...
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Package temperature above threshold false alarms

My kern.log has this kind of song and dance every 5 minutes: Sep 10 20:56:41 cabron kernel: [99978.849080] CPU6: Core temperature/speed normal Sep 10 20:56:41 cabron kernel: [99978.849081] CPU4: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Dell XPS 9560 Overheating with minimum load

Since I upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on my Dell XPS 9560 I faced many issues like not recognized the NVIDIA GPU and dead touchpad. Right now the issue is that even with a minimum ...
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Having a lot of problems with Ubuntu 18.04

Laptop - Asus X550L; 8 gb RAM, i7 - 4500U, 1.8GHz Wifi stops working after a while. I used to think when battery goes below 10% or so, (only in case of ubuntu) but nowadays, it is randomly switching ...
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Bad temperature management on X1 Yoga

On my new ThinkPad X1 Yoga running Ubuntu 18.04 with thermald and TLP I noticed very annoying behaviour by the temperature management software: The computer runs hot due to intensive load. The CPUs ...
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Power Management governor changes alone from powersave to performance

So, I'm having some overheating problems with an HP Envy 15 that are driving me nuts. See this and this for reference. Anyway, I did an Ubuntu 18.04 fresh install. Also installed tlp and cpufrequtils....
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xubuntu - CPU at 78C while watching youtube videos

Xubuntu 18.04 CPU: i3-2348m GPU: gt645m RAM: 8gb 600mhz-ish ddr3 The other posts didn't help me, don't mark it as a duplicate I do have bumblebee installed heard if you don't have it installed, you ...
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Laptop overheating after switching from windows to xubuntu

I recently switched from windows to xubuntu, just because i was getting bored of the same UI. Whenever i do light stuff such as watching YouTube videos, my fans are much louder than when i had ...
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CPU temperatures 90+ degrees Celsius on 2.5GHz and above

I noticed with the help of psensors that my CPU overheats to 90-97 degrees celcius if it gets above 2.5GHz. I am using a Lenovo Y720 laptop. I tested this both in games and by CPU stress test. I found ...
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Laptop heating-up problem and fan controls

I just have installed Ubuntu alongside my Windows 10. The problem is that my laptop(HP pavillion 15) heats up too much. When I'm running on Windows, the temperatures for CPU and GPU are around 40 ...
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laptop overheat after update/install of 18.04 lts from 16.04 lts

I had tried to update my 16.04lts to 18.04lts successfully, but right after it requested for a reboot my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5010) simply turned off. I tried turning it on, but right after it tells ...
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How to make the fan work on my Toshiba Satellite with Ubuntu 18.04?

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and have been noticing that the fan on my Toshiba Satellite A665-5177X never spins. This results in CPU temp reaching 80-95°C and CPU clock being throttled. ...
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How do I change driver for intel graphics and what options are available?

Ever since I last upgraded my Ubuntu system, believe it was to 16.10, I've had severe overheating issues. Now I've upgraded again to 18.04.1 and I still have the same issues. I thought it was simply ...
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Set max power level of Nvidia PowerMizer to 1

I have Dell XPS with GTX 1050 and Ubuntu 18.04. I am trying to set max performance level on my GPU so that my laptop does not heat up so much. The problem is that normally with the adaptive mode set ...
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Getting “critical temp reached” shutdowns randomly, without fans or very high CPU temps

With hardly any CPU intensity (ex. just Chrome and Atom open) my HP Spectre x360 will randomly shutdown. After checking the system logs, thermald sends a priority 6 critical temp, which shuts ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 18.04 Overheating and Battery Problem

I bought a new laptop : HP Pavilion 15 CB001NT. Specifications : i7 7700hq - 16 gb ram - gtx 1050 - 1 tb hdd & 256 gb ssd I installed Ubuntu 18.04 along side Windows 10 (SSD). Also I installed ...
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What is nautilus-desktop - CPU hungry process [Ubuntu 18.04]

for a few days I was having overheating problems with my laptop and i realized that my CPU was constantly oscillating around 30%. When checking with top I noticed a process called nautilus-desktop was ...
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Nvidia 390 driver overheat on optimus laptop

I am using a Lenovo Legion Y720 laptop, with a GTX 1060 GPU and an i7 7700HQ CPU. I used to have the Nvidia 384 driver installed and everything was fine, until the 390 driver hit and I began to get ...
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Interpreting and acting upon `sensors` outuput

My Thinkpad W-510 has been crashing a lot because of overheating. Right now I have a fan literally laying on the keyboard (it's docked). This isn't unique to Ubuntu I think. I think it was ...
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Surface Book 2 - CPU1 always at 89-91% usage (hot) [18.04]

I've been trying to find people with similar issues as me, and no luck. I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my newly bought Microsoft Surface Book 2 - and it's a very handy and portable machine. I know ...
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CPU temperature goes high when playing video in a browser - what can I do?

My laptop is overheating almost 90 degrees. This doesn't seem normal with only a browser running. I used an answer by Bernard Wei to find out what was triggering my overheating problem Try running ...
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continuous running of fans (overheating) on Dell XPS 15 9560

Laptop in title has Ubuntu 18.04 installed and after installing the latest update yesterday (9.7.2018) fan(s) were running continuously. I have proprietary NVIDIA drivers installed and until yesterday ...
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AMD Radeon wrong fan speed

I have a Dell XPS 8700 PC with AMD Radeon 270. The system is currently Ubuntu 18.04 although the same happened on 14.04, using Ubuntu's open source drivers. The overall problem with the GPU card was ...
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ASUS Fan Control

First, I am well aware of the numerous other posts, all of which I have read through many times, trying each of their solutions and variants of it, so please do not flag as duplicate or post links to ...
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Will my laptop overheat and melt components?

I recently installed xubuntu 16.04 on an older Macbook Air, and I'm noticing that after 30 min or so the laptop gets really hot and the fan gets really loud. When I boot into the macOS partition this ...
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Acer Aspire V3-571g fan does not start once stopped

my laptops fans behave very strange on Ubuntu. My laptop is a Acer aspire V3-571g. I will try to explain what happens. When i first boot my laptop every thing works fine. Then after a while it ...
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Mac Pro 6,1 is overheating under Ubuntu 16.04

This MacPro computer is used as a server and never shutdown. Sometimes, after some hard cpu intensive usage, or the sun goes on the computer, the MacPro is crashing. Thus I moved it far from the sun....
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How to get the current (in mA) laptop battery is draining from the charger?

I bought a new battery and a new charger recently, and since then the charger has been constantly overheating. I wonder if there is a way to figure out the current battery is trying to get from the ...
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XPS 9370 thermal throttling ubuntu 18.04

I got a Dell XPS 9370 since a few days and decided to use it with Ubuntu now. I am on 18.04, freshly installed since some minutes. I am bootstrapping k8s clusters in VirtualBox on it, so thermals bump ...
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High temperatures and CPU almost always 100%

For about two weeks I have noticed that the temperatures of my cores have increased and are now stable at 70-86 degrees, which is not normal. The fan is always on 3200/3600 rpm and the processor and ...
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Fan not detected under Ubuntu 18 - Asus UX430

I recently got a brand new Asus UX430UAR laptop with Intel i5-8250U, and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it. Sadly, I cannot get the fan sensors detection to operate and I do believe that it doesn't ...
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Cooling fan problem on Acer Nitro 5

I am using an Acer Nitro 5 with dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. The cooling fan works great while on Windows but the laptop overheats when working on Ubuntu, with no sound of the fan working. I ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 gigabyte p55w v6 laptop heat

I'm using a gigabyte p55w v6 laptop, and it has a i7-6700hq CPU and NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card, with 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I recently installed Ubuntu in my hard drive, while Windows is installed ...
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High CPU usage, even without a real reason

it's days that the fan and especially the processor of my computer are perennially 100% even if there is no real reason. This is the situation Can someone help me? This is htop with Chrome close
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Cannot control fan-speed on Acer predator Helios 300

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04(but there was same problem on 16.04). I cannot control the fan speed. Ubuntu runs with same fan speed as that when logged out of windows(dual-boot). I have tried sensors-detect ...
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CPU constantly near 100% and computer overheating after upgrade to 18.04

It's definitely not a hardware issue, as it only started right after the upgrade, but there are no programs detected by the system monitor that use any significant amount of CPU. Edit: It seems ...
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Overheating after installing ubuntu 18.04

I installed ubuntu 18.04 after that my laptop getting hot near touchpad.I installed tlp but it didn't help.
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CPU 100% Ubuntu 18.04

The fan of my laptop was at full speed and I saw on the terminal with TOP comand that a process "thermald" was using 100% of one of my 2 CPU. I had to reboot the laptop to get rid of that process. ...
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AMD graphic card says “N/A” temperature, does this mean its not in use?

I have struggled with AMD graphic drivers, and with laptop overheating overall, and after installing "sensors" I saw that AMD gpu temperature only shows "N/A"... So, my question is, may this fact be ...
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Firefox draining my PC all of a sudden

I have heat and loud fan problems since installing Ubuntu (16.04) but I used to manage those somehow, I have a CPU indicator near the WiFi signal, and it pretty much tells when the CPU is experiencing ...
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Fan Not working on Lenovo Thinkcentre M58, CPU Getting Hot

So digging around in the BIOS I did not find any settings for my fan on this little Q6600 bx I am using to do secure browsing/AV scanings and such for fam. Recently I noticed it starting to slow down ...
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Ubuntu 17.10.1 overheating on laptop with GTX 1060 Mobile and i7 7700hq CPU

My laptop is overheating on new ubuntu installation. I have tried propriety nvidia drivers and set select-prime to intel and nvidia both vise versa, but the problem persists on both selected GPU. No ...
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My fan has become crazy!

I just got a serious problem! Today when I turned on my laptop, the fan (I suppose is the CPU or GPU fan) went crazy! I hear the sound like it is spinning at 4000/5000 rpm. The other strange things is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS reboots/crashes while running GPUs

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with CUDA 8.0, Tensorflow 1.1.0, and Keras 2.0.6. The system has two TitanX GPUs, which I'm using to train convolutional neural networks. I run these processes on Screen, ...
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While updating software my computer crashed (I think overheated). Now, I can't login, it keeps taking me back to login page

Now, when I attempt to login it accepts my Ubuntu login password, but then flashes a strange distorted black screen with seemingly random characters (quickly) and takes me back to the login screen. I ...