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    How to make laptop fans turn on earlier?

    My fans kick in at 79C!
    Is there a way to make the fans turn on earlier?
    I didnt see any setting in bios...so ya.

    lm_sensors is bugged in the kernel im running apparently 2.6.24-19 so i cant use that

    any ideas? thx

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    Re: How to make laptop fans turn on earlier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakjin View Post
    My fans kick in at 79C!
    Is there a way to make the fans turn on earlier?
    I didnt see any setting in bios...so ya.

    lm_sensors is bugged in the kernel im running apparently 2.6.24-19 so i cant use that

    any ideas? thx
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    Re: How to make laptop fans turn on earlier?

    Good point, my bad, it totally slipped my mind.

    Im on a Gateway M-152XL
    T8300 Processor
    Radeon HD 2600 graphics card
    Intel motherboard, as far as I know.
    Anything else? 160 GB HDD

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 03)
    Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port [8086:2a01] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR+ <PERR-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
    Memory behind bridge: f3000000-f30fffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d0000000-00000000dfffffff
    Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
    BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
    Region 4: I/O ports at 1800 [size=32]

    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 19
    Region 4: I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]

    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 03) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 18
    Region 0: Memory at f3304800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
    Region 0: Memory at f3300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
    Memory behind bridge: f0000000-f0ffffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c2000000-00000000c20fffff
    Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
    BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
    Memory behind bridge: f1000000-f1ffffff
    Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
    BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2843] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00005000-00005fff
    Memory behind bridge: f2000000-f2ffffff
    Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
    BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
    Region 4: I/O ports at 1840 [size=32]

    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 21
    Region 4: I/O ports at 1860 [size=32]

    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 18
    Region 4: I/O ports at 1880 [size=32]

    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 03) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
    Region 0: Memory at f3304c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f3) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=08, subordinate=08, sec-latency=32
    Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
    BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 03) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 21
    Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
    Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
    Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
    Region 3: I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
    Region 4: I/O ports at 18a0 [size=16]

    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 03) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 219
    Region 0: I/O ports at 18d8 [size=8]
    Region 1: I/O ports at 18cc [size=4]
    Region 2: I/O ports at 18d0 [size=8]
    Region 3: I/O ports at 18c8 [size=4]
    Region 4: I/O ports at 18e0 [size=32]
    Region 5: Memory at f3304000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 10
    Region 0: Memory at c2100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Region 4: I/O ports at 1c00 [size=32]

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc M76 [Radeon Mobility HD 2600 Series] [1002:9581] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
    Region 0: Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Region 1: I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
    Region 2: Memory at f3000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at f3020000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RV630/M76 audio device [Radeon HD 2600 Series] [1002:aa08]
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0562]
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR+ <PERR-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 17
    Region 0: Memory at f3010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Gateway 2000 Unknown device [107b:0561]
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR+ <PERR-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 218
    Region 0: I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
    Region 2: Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at c2000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection [8086:4229] (rev 61)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device [8086:1100]
    Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR+ <PERR-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 217
    Region 0: Memory at f1000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Last edited by Lakjin; July 30th, 2008 at 06:12 PM.

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