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How to incresse fan speed on my laptop?
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:48:32 am »
I am running Peppermint 8 64bit on my old Samsung R60 plus.

Is it possible to increase the speed of the fan?
The speed never seems to change even when the system is operating under a heavy load.

Yes some times the laptop shuts down due to over heating because the fan is running so slowly.

Any help welcome.

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Re: How to incresse fan speed on my laptop?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 03:38:41 pm »
Before doing anything else, have you run:
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sudo sensors-detect
and answered "y" (yes) to all the questions.

Then rebooted and tested if that makes any difference ?
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Re: How to incresse fan speed on my laptop?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 10:12:10 am »
Have done this and a couple of items were detected and added to the system.

Will test for awhile to see if this has made a difference but I think that the fan speed is changing depending on the load.........

Thanks.

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Re: How to incresse fan speed on my laptop?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 10:13:25 pm »
There is some improvement but would like to be able to run the fan at a higher speed during the extreme heat .  I s it possible?

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Re: How to incresse fan speed on my laptop?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 11:30:30 pm »
Green ticked response here:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/22108/how-to-control-fan-speed

but BE CAREFUL, if you get it wrong and enable it as a service (so it starts at boot) you could find your CPU overheating.
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