View Full Version : [ubuntu] Fan speed control?

July 9th, 2009, 09:10 PM
I own an acer aspire 5000 with ubuntu 9.04 installed. My computer overheats ALOT and i was wondering if there was any way to keep the fan on full power

July 10th, 2009, 07:00 PM
have you checked to make sure your cpu usage isn't a problem?


July 11th, 2009, 07:23 AM
im pretty sure its not my usage. when im checking email and on the internet it runs around 87C.

July 11th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Have you tried to scale frequency of you cpu?
I mean my laptop went very hot until recently I tried CPUFREQ and its UTILS. I think by simply installing that my temp went lower. I tried also powernowd, but this brought me no visible result. I have read some forums saying that before it was some acpi_freq which did the trick, but it is not available for Ubuntu 9.04

Right now laptop is around 45-50 degrees, which is much better then before 70-80.

Is that any help to you?

Though I am still in search of app which would help me to control fan speed

July 11th, 2009, 11:51 PM
here is scaling howto - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=597998

July 12th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Thanks alot!!
now my computer is running around 50C and my battery lasts longer
Thanks for all your help