[SOLVED] Satellite Fan

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[SOLVED] Satellite Fan

Postby kandieyman on Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:21 pm

I use a Satellite L305, and the fans comes on when the CPUs are running about 80 C, but it never turns off again. The sound does not bother me because the fan is quiet, but I do not know that much about laptop hardware, and it makes me paranoid that constant fan use will ruin the laptop.
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Re: Satellite Fan

Postby DrHu on Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:34 pm

Sounds like the system is using the fan as intended to keep the system from overheating

However, you might be able to reduce the fan activity by frequency scaling the CPU, spinning down the hardrive..
apt search cpu
cpu - a console based LDAP user management tool
cpuburn - a collection of programs to put heavy load
cpudyn - CPU dynamic frequency control for processo
cpufire-applet - GNOME panel applet showing the CPU load as
cpufreqd - fully configurable daemon for dynamic freq
cpufrequtils - utilities to deal with the cpufreq Linux k
apt search laptop
laptop-detect - attempt to detect a laptop
laptop-mode-tools - Scripts to spin down hard drive and save p
ubuntu-laptop-mode - Support for reducing hard drive power cons
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Re: Satellite Fan

Postby kandieyman on Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:43 pm

Thanks. I figured I was just being paranoid. I'll just leave it alone. (It is better than my last laptop that always overheated until keys on the keyboard stopped working.
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