Laptop fans ultrasensitive on Garuda but on on W10

The fan control apps I tried don't allow controlling fans on my laptop. The problem is I think just over 40C, the laptop fans really are loud while on windows the treshold is so much higher. Also I think on Windows it's possible to indirectly control this through power settings. Is there -anything- I can do to lower the fan tresholds? Perhaps by somehow stunting the CPU/GPU max frequencies or something like that?

  1. Where's your inxi output? You saw the rules.
  2. Install and try another kernel, such as the -lts.
System:    Kernel: 5.14.4-xanmod1-cacule-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-xanmod-cacule 
           root=UUID=f8c628f2-67bc-4888-9476-74aed29f0537 rw [email protected] quiet splash 
           rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 
           loglevel=2 mitigations=off 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
           Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec1xxx v: N/A 
           serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HP model: 87B1 v: 31.21 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v: F.20 date: 11/04/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 46.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 46.6/46.6 Wh (100.0%) volts: 12.9 min: 11.6 
           model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full cycles: 419 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H with Radeon Graphics socket: FP6 bits: 64 
           type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23) model-id: 60 (96) stepping: 1 microcode: 8600106 
           cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 3 MiB L3: 8 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 71866 
           Speed: 3671 MHz min/max: 1400/3000 MHz base/boost: 3000/4000 boost: enabled volts: 1.2 V 
           ext-clock: 100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3671 2: 3703 3: 3891 4: 3887 5: 3689 6: 3680 
           7: 3586 8: 3829 9: 3888 10: 3888 11: 3887 12: 3864 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable 
           Type: spectre_v1 status: Vulnerable: __user pointer sanitization and usercopy barriers 
           only; no swapgs barriers 
           Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable, IBPB: disabled, STIBP: disabled 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA TU117M vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 470.63.01 
           alternate: nvidiafb,nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f99 class-ID: 0300 
           Device-2: AMD Renoir vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 05:00.0 
           chip-ID: 1002:1636 class-ID: 0300 
           Device-3: Chicony HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-3:3 
           chip-ID: 04f2:b6f1 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
           Display: server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver: 
           loaded: modesetting,nvidia display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x286mm (20.0x11.3") s-diag: 583mm (23") 
           Monitor-1: eDP-1-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 144 dpi: 142 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6") 
           diag: 394mm (15.5") 
           OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.63.01 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 
           chip-ID: 10de:10fa class-ID: 0403 
           Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: N/A alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x bus-ID: 05:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2 
           class-ID: 0480 
           Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus-ID: 05:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.4-xanmod1-cacule-1 running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no 
           Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
           Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
           Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.35 running: no 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 
           chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:2 
           chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001 
           Report: bt-adapter note: tool can't run ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: disabled 
           rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: N/A 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 77.92 GiB (16.7%) 
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB 
           size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 
           type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B2QEXM7 temp: 57.9 C scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 130.53 GiB size: 130.53 GiB (100.00%) used: 77.87 GiB (59.7%) fs: btrfs 
           block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) used: 48.9 MiB (51.0%) fs: vfat 
           block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 130.53 GiB size: 130.53 GiB (100.00%) used: 77.87 GiB (59.7%) 
           fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 130.53 GiB size: 130.53 GiB (100.00%) used: 77.87 GiB (59.7%) 
           fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 130.53 GiB size: 130.53 GiB (100.00%) used: 77.87 GiB (59.7%) 
           fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 50 (default 100) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15 GiB used: 939.9 MiB (6.1%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 97.5 C mobo: 91.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
           GPU: device: nvidia screen: :0.0 temp: 73 C device: amdgpu temp: 76.0 C 
Info:      Processes: 381 Uptime: 11h 36m wakeups: 2 Memory: 15 GiB used: 7.8 GiB (52.0%) 
           Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: 
           pacman: 1413 lib: 370 Shell: Bash (sudo) v: 5.1.8 running-in: cool-retro-term inxi: 3.3.06

If you include terminal outputs in your post please use the proper output format in your post.

Using "~" 3 times above and "~" 3 times below the text block will provide a readable, raw look.

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Thank you for fixing up the text SGS! Looks adorable now.
Tried a few different kernels without any difference.

Between Windows10 and Linux, the biggest difference is that while simply browsing on Windows 10 fans almost always stay passive, even when youtube is playing. On Linux simple browsing is sometimes enough for it to go from audible to a bit annoying. So the problem is not just the games.

Maybe you could give a look at this thread.
Not necessarily a solution, but at least an input for some aspects that could be checked...


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Examining the computer fan is the quickest way to determine whether it has ceased functioning. When using a desktop computer, the fan is typically seen turning on the back of the chassis. Before using your computer further, you must replace the fan immediately if it is not functioning. The most frequent problem individuals have with their PCs is fan noise. How To Check If The CPU's Fans Are working. Making sure your computer's fans are functioning correctly is one way to protect it from becoming sluggish. To check the fan speeds, use a program like Speed Fan.
Your CPU's temperature will also be provided by this program, ensuring that it is not overheated.

Hi @thomas1029, please make an effort to check the dates on a thread before you post. Reviving an old thread like this is called necrobumping, and is generally discouraged.

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We had forgotten to set an automatic closing of threads when we created the forum back then. We close all old posts by hand that we find or like here if the user does not pay attention. :slight_smile:


The problem will solve itself from the moment we set the automatic function. :smiley:

Greetings SGS