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Thread: acer_fancontrol fix (Ubuntu 11.04 +)

  1. #31
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    Re: acer_fancontrol fix (Ubuntu 11.04)

    Ok, I'm sure if you are going to read this or not, but here goes:

    It's giving you that error because you are not in the right directory.
    Try typing "cd Downloads"
    AND THEN
    "cd acer_fancontrol"
    That should fix your error. Sorry, I would have replied sooner, but I JUST NOW saw your post.

    Tell me if I helped!

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    acer aspire5741 overheating

    HI I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64bit this week and am having trouble with the computer overheating psensor shows temp of both cores of my i3 cpu to be high 70-84celsius.

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    Re: acer aspire5741 overheating

    found this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1748521 seems to work on most machines can anybody tell me how to find the memory address my computer has 3gb ram only shows up to 2gb in the script. installed as 2gb but the computer is still running hot.

  4. #34
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    Re: acer aspire5741 overheating

    If your CPU's cooking, that may well be a heatsink-to-CPU issue. There is a dialetric paste between the heatsink and CPU, which can (and will) dry up, and break down over time. If this happens, the CPU will begin to keep its thermal heat instead of leeching it to the heatsink, and the core temps rise. It will murder a CPU and in not too little time.
    If you are not comfortable with opening the box, remounting the heat sink.. most computer repair guy's will be able to do in in half an hour, and the cost should not be high. (I would not pay more than $30 US (including the $6.00 paste)

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    Re: acer aspire5741 overheating

    worked ok under windows this seems to be a problem with aspire computers that used software to control fans in windows. I reformatted to install Ubuntu which wiped this software. Apparently a bios upgrade would fix the problem but i can only find an exe file and am not sure how to use this with Linux. The script in the link aboveb seems to work but i don't know how to find the correct address for the patch file. Thought Jupiter from the web update ppa might help but doesn't seem to be installable in 13.10

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    Re: acer aspire5741 overheating

    You could try to create a live boot USB stick with Freedos. When booted from that you might (can't promise you) be able to run the exe file.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: acer aspire5741 overheating

    got freedos on usb but not confident about using it, afraid i'll brick the laptop. The link in my second post seems to say better to get the script running

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    Re: acer aspire5741 overheating

    I think the best you can do is to post in the other thread. Seems to be a lot of experienced people there.

    I can move your thread if you want to.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

  9. #39
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    Re: acer aspire5741 overheating

    Yes please move the thread. looked at the script doesn't seem to work on 13.10

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    Re: acer_fancontrol fix (Ubuntu 11.04)

    Done, good luck.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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