Perhaps this is a more generic linux question, but since I just moved in to mint I think it would be more appropriate to post it here.
I am experiencing problem with my CPU fan. When computer is idling its working very quietly, although when I just put a little bit of load (for example just start chrome!) it suddenly jumps up to its maximum speed, just to go back down in 2 seconds (too sensitive).
So I am assuming that gradation is very poor, its either working on slowest speed or jumps to its top when temp is only around 50+ degrees C.
So far I went through number of tutorials and installed and detected lm_sensors, and added it to etc/modules.
This is my output:
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1: +0.0°C (high = +95.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +43.0°C (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1: +41.0°C (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2: +42.0°C (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3: +40.0°C (high = +80.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Adapter: ACPI interface
Vcore Voltage: +1.09 V (min = +0.80 V, max = +1.60 V)
+3.3 Voltage: +3.30 V (min = +2.97 V, max = +3.63 V)
+5 Voltage: +5.12 V (min = +4.50 V, max = +5.50 V)
+12 Voltage: +12.14 V (min = +10.20 V, max = +13.80 V)
CPU FAN Speed: 1767 RPM (min = 600 RPM, max = 7200 RPM)
CHASSIS1 FAN Speed: 0 RPM (min = 600 RPM, max = 7200 RPM)
CHASSIS2 FAN Speed: 502 RPM (min = 600 RPM, max = 7200 RPM)
CHASSIS3 FAN Speed: 0 RPM (min = 600 RPM, max = 7200 RPM)
POWER FAN Speed: 0 RPM (min = 0 RPM, max = 7200 RPM)
CPU Temperature: +49.0°C (high = +60.0°C, crit = +75.0°C)
MB Temperature: +51.0°C (high = +45.0°C, crit = +75.0°C)
The very first problem that I am seeing is that max RPM for my CPU fan is set to 7200, while actual physical limit for it is 2700.
I went in and figured out how to configure my chips coretemp and atk0110 in sensors3.conf. Although I can only change minor details such as labels, Whenever I trying to adjust fan speeds (min/max) or temps (high/crit) I am getting set error:
sudo sensors -s
Error: File /etc/sensors3.conf, line 31: Failed to set value
atk0110-acpi-0: At least one "set" statement failed
- I don't think this is the case of the syntax error on my side, but instead I think that these values are read only.
- In my BIOS I can only turn on/off Q-fan control, I tried it in both configurations, it does affect overall speed of my fans although it does not permits me to modify values manually.
Could you please suggest on what should I look next to resolve this issue ?