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Intel Turbo Boost apparently activated for no reason?

The other day, I reinstalled my operating system (Crunchbang, fork of Debian). For some reason my fan has been running at full speed (and blowing colder-than-room-temperature air) even though I'm ...
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Fan control on Levono Thinkpad Edge S430 and Ubuntu 13.04

I'm trying to make my thinkpad's fan run on higher speeds because of overheating. I've enabled fan_control in thinkpad-acpi module, at least I think so: $ cat ...
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My Laptop Fans drive me crazy on linux and much less battery

I have a Vaio VPCEA36FG laptop and both windows.8 and elementary OS (ubuntu 12.04 kernel) installed on it. when I am in windows everything is just fine, fans work perfectly efficient and my battery ...
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Linux fan control?

For some unknown reason, my laptop fan stays on consistently. Even when I'm using less than 2% CPU and the air coming out of the vent is seemingly cooler than the air in the room, the fan always stays ...
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How to set up control for case fans in Debian Wheezy?

We'll for some days now I've been trying to get the fancontrol for my Debian Wheezy up and running. Actually (after some problems with pwmconfig not accepting my chipset, which is a AMD 770 one) now ...
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Mint fan control

I've installed Mint 15 on my Alienware m14x and can't figure out one thing. For some reason CPU overheats and fan does not respond to that. It always stays calm and quiet. How exactly I can change ...
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sensors Information about degree of adapter

In this Image (output of sensors): On the top, just below radeon-pci-0100, it says temperature +511 Deg C, does this really mean 511, will this not blow up my laptop?
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Why there are so many problems with the overheating and fan speed when installing Linux? [closed]

I don't understand it. Almost every 10th or 20th question is about fan or overheating or that the fan is too loud and the speed too big etc. And these questions are not only about laptops but often ...
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How to force the fan to always spin?

I am using ArchLinux on an HP Pavilion dv9000t which has overheating problems. I did all what I can do to get a better air flow in the laptop and put a better thermal paste but there is still a ...
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Old HP nc4400 laptop on Debian, fan turns on for 10 secs, then off for 20 secs

I run Debian 7 on an HP nc4400 laptop. This is an old laptop with an Intel Centrino chipset. It runs fine except that the fan turns on for 10 seconds, then off for 20 seconds and then on for 10 ...
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My Laptop gets hot on OpenSUSE

Recently I have installed openSUSE 12.3 on my Lenevo U410. I am using Windows on this machine too. But when I using openSUSE I realize that my laptop get much hotter than what is it in Windows. I also ...
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Find number of fans in a laptop

My laptop is always hot and CPU temp is about 80°C. I guess one of laptop fans is corrupted and another one spins in high RPM, because I hear the sound of fan speed which it is most of time is high. ...
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Despite all attempts fan is still running very loudly and fast

I am running DELL Vostro 3750, operating system Linux Mint and despite all my attempts the fan is still running very fast and loud. So far I have tried first edit Grub according to this article. Than ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Fan overspeeding

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 leaving Win 7 licensed version. But again as usual I need to fix so many issues. This time fan is generating lots of noise. It looks it is running at max speed. My ...
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Why doesn't my laptop fan ever spin down?

My laptop fan is always active, even if CPU usage is really low (less than 5%). I have a Vaio laptop with Linux and Windows, but this problem only happens with Linux.
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Does brand/hardware limit the distributions that are safe to run?

I recently tried running Fedora 16 on my laptop and had problems with the fan. In particular, the fan would start, run at full power, and never turn off. I spent a few hours online looking for ...
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How do I start the fan manually in Linux?

My fan doesn't run in Linux. I'm worried that the laptop might turn off if the temperature gets critically high. I ran the following command: dmesg | grep -I fan This gave me: ACPI: Fan [FAN0] ...
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Information about a laptop fan

Can you help me with finding all the hardware information (parameters) and configuration files about the fan in my laptop? I'm interested of the fan's parameters and configuration files that I can ...
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How to deliberately activate cooling fan of laptop?

Hi I have a laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 4000), I'd like to control the cooling fan manually. How do I do that? /proc/acpi/fan/ is empty, the fan is otherwise working well. Distro is Fedora 14.
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Setting processor fan to 100%

How can I set fans speed to 100% or more in linux ?