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Fan control has been an issue with Linux for some time now. Linux is less processor-intensive than Windows, so the fan should run less anyway. (I get more operating time on my netbook's battery; YMMV). When the processor needs cooling, the fan SHOULD come on.

Buy a can of liquid air, spray the fan out, make sure you're not smothering your laptop, and ENJOY. Laptops, especially faster ones, run hot by nature anyway.

Is it an older laptop? You said it's a DV6, so it's probably not. On older laptops and desktops, the paste compound between the processor and the heat sink can break down. If this happens, the PC or laptop will usually shut down on its own after a brief period of time. New paste can be applied, but on a laptop, it must be disassembled to reach the heat sink and CPU.

Additionally, older desktops experience thermal breakdown of the electrolytic capacitors on the motherboard. The innards of these parts swell, split the tops (by design), and ultimately, leak electrolyte, a corrosive substance which smells like ammonia. This can ALSO cause system failure and erratic operation.



--- Quote from: Valtam on February 21, 2014, 03:23:09 AM ---Try the second post here - http://askubuntu.com/questions/22108/how-to-control-fan-speed

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I installed Pensor. Now I am thinking about the above install too, then cleaning my fan, and activating the firewall as recommended in other posts.

:-\ I am staring to think I am worrying too much and overthinking this stuff too much. I not having an overheating problem often. Maybe I should just stop and enjoy the ride that Linux Lite is providing?

Try the second post here - http://askubuntu.com/questions/22108/how-to-control-fan-speed

I installed psensor, it just lets you see how hot things are running and alerts you when the temp exceeds a setting you set. It doesn't let you alter any fan or temp values etc.

My desktop computer has crashed a couple of times too. It did not seem to be working to hard.  I had Thunderbird running but don't know if it was checking mail and browsing using Firefox. I have had to unplug it then plug it back in then reboot. I get a message saying that it had crashed due to overheating.


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