View Full Version : [ubuntu] (GPU, Nvidia) fan control

April 24th, 2009, 07:32 AM
Trying out my new jaunty install, I've noticed that my GPU temperatures are quite literally through the roof, especially so if I happen to be running GPU-intensive applications (70C while idle, according to the meter in nvidia-settings). Indeed, by the level of the sound comnig from the GPU, I can tell the fan isn't running as fast as it should be. Is there any way to regulate it manually? I'm using the 180 restricted drivers, in the case that happens to matter.

May 14th, 2009, 03:46 PM
I have the same problem on thinkpad t61 with nvidia quadro nvs 140m. Temperature around 70C when idle and up to 100C when doing something gpu intensive (like gaming). Any idea would be greatly appreciated.

July 29th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Download - lm-sensors (http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Download)

There are applications for both Gnome and KDE which utilizes this technique. I'm not sure if it will be able to adjust the fan on the nVidia card, it depends if it finds the fan.

Other than this, you can always replace the fan (voids warranty).