Removal of heat from computer components such as CPU and GPU, required to ensure reliable operation and prevent overheating and failure.

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What is the PWM slope in my BIOS?

In the BIOS of my motherboard (Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H) I can set the fan speed to various modes including one where I can set a PWM slope in "some amount per degree". This is what the motherboard's ...
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aerocool v3x no front fan case screw holes

Hey guys I have an Aerocool V3X case with preinstalled rear fan and I can install 2 side fans and one front fan. I went to install the front fan but there are no screw holes! There is a "mesh" but no ...
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HP Dv6000 Overheating Issue?

I have been using a HP dv6000 laptop for quite some time (months if not years), without any problems. I recently purchased a replacement fan for the motherboard, because the bearings in the existing ...
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Can silicone screws safely contact CPU heatsink?

I've recently bought a 92mm Zalman cooler in order to replace my dead CPU fan without changing the heatsink. It comes with silicone pins like these Is it safe for them to come in direct contact ...
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How to reduce heat in my system?

I have a desktop PC, which was mounted for me by a friend. It is running OpenSUSE 13.2. This is the installed configuration: Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro Processor: Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 RAM: 4 x ...
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Do I need two fans on the radiator of my CPU?

I ordered a water cooling all-in-one solution for my CPU and I was wondering if I really need both fans that come shipped with it, or if one fan is enough. What I am talking about is one of those ...
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Intel Core i7-4790K running rather hot with boxed cooler

I am running a Core i7-4790K with the bundled cooler that came in the boxed version of the processor. From an old Sandy Bridge system I built I had the experience that the boxed cooler was actually ...
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Heat sink of P8H67-M Pro for two components?

I am testing the used version of the P8H67-M motherboard here: where one heat sink is missing on top of two components - two big things under the heat sink which name I do not know. Temperature is ...
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Is it safe to shut down my PC right after intensive CPU/GPU load?

Is it a good idea to shut down or put to sleep my PC seconds after some very heavy processing load on the CPU or GPU? I'm asking this because i'm not sure if the cooling system has enough time to ...
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Graphics card 2nd radiator overheats causing restarts

There are 2 radiators on my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card. The card is 2 to 4yo. One large on GPU with a fan and also another one, small, without a fan. The other one gets really hot and ...
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Why does my computer freeze with stuttering audio and get hot? (Possible cooling fan failure?)

I have the HP Pavilon g7 (part HP Pavilon g series) and lately it's been getting hot really quickly. I have a cooling fan plate with a USB input for it and that keeps it cool, but it doesn't always ...
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When is it time to replace a laptop battery? [closed]

My laptop battery life has degraded substantially. I downloaded and ran BattStat, a battery status monitor. It tells me: Capacity is 37829mWh (of 65664). Also, under "Info": Li-I, 0 cycles, 42% ...
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Can upward CPU dual fan cooling cause heat issues?

These are the components I have: MB: Gigabyte 970A-D3P Heatsink: CM Hyper T4 Case: Bitfenix Neos The following picture is the heatsink setup with 2 fans: As you can see, the air flows upwards, ...
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Is there something wrong with my CPU?

Just for Reference my build: i5 4590 3.3 ghz 8 gb of 2400 mhz ram Nvidia GTX 980 Simplified: cpu idles at 80 degrees celsius and goes over 100 degrees celsius during gaming. Is it my stock cooler ...
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Time to buy a new cpu cooler?

PC temps keep shooting up to over 100C in around ten minutes, even though I reapplied thermal paste twice and resat the heat sink thrice. It has reached a high of 110C as of this point. CPU usage is ...
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CPU Temperature Issue

Recently I started gaming on my laptop and I'm noticing the CPU temperature, going through the roof basically. I started monitoring the CPU's usage and temperature while playing the game using Task ...
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Which laptop can play Ultra High Definition (4K) video without its cooling fan turning on? [closed]

Problem A laptop (XPS 13 - i7 - 2015) has retina and is able to play Ultra HD (4K) video, but when it does, the laptop's fan stays on and rotates at a very high RPM. The sound can be comparatively ...
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Can a cooling fan be effective for my laptop?

Bit of a backstory here, skip to the bottom if you just want the question: So I recently purchased new HP laptop. Although I'm not any sort of a hardcore gamer, I like to play games that I ...
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I have a acer laptop that is auto shutting down on me while gaming, its not overheating how can I stop it?

I have opened my laptop up, cleaned it, added new thermal paste, checked the fans to see if they are working, and I have downloaded the Core CPU program to monitor the temp. sometimes I can game all ...
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Could my CPU Temperature Sensor be broken?

One of my older computers started shutting down suddenly and when I tried running it again, it would give me the beep code for overheating. However, I tried to get some info using Speccy, but couldn't ...
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how come my gaming pc overheats when connected to my tv?

As stated on the question, I have had some rather uncomfortable system failures due to overheating. When I was on my 23" Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED monitor the symptoms have not appeared, but when I ...
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Should the intake fan of a power supply be pointed upwards or downwards if the computer resides on carpet floor?

I have a chassis where one can hook up the PSU on the bottom only. I have a carpet floor which means that dust is more prone to get into the chassis. There is a filter on the bottom of the chassis, ...
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Is it important to reapply thermal paste to a new (!) CPU after removing it from the socket and installing it on a different motherboard?

My brand new outside-the-box build doesn't boot, so I want to remove the CPU from it and place it into another motherboard. The paste that was preapplied to the Intel stock heatsink has already melted ...
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Problems with replaced fan on Powercolor 6850

I've been using AMD 6850 for my htpc server for a long time and encountered fan failure, it simply lost one of its blades and started to vibrate and make terrible noises. So I disassembled the GPU and ...
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Why multi core processors producing less heat

We are using multi core processors partially, because the waste heat of single core processors was to high to handle. (correct?) Now we are using multi core processors that create less heat and need ...
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Understanding Intel TCase temperature and Linux sensors data

I have an Intel Core i5-4670 CPU with box cooler (it's bad, I know) and questions about it's max temps. According to ark.intel.com website in package specifications I see 72.72 C as TCase max ...
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Vaio VPCF1 Series (VPCF11C5E) loose heatsink - BOSS nests

Long story short, the laptop started overheating. After setting laptop apart to do usual thermal paste replacement - noticed few uncertainties. First of all, thermal paste was in tact - nothing to do ...
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Gaming Laptop with only Cooling Pad

My 4 year old gaming laptop (15.6" Sager) started having GPU fan troubles a few weeks ago. It has now gotten to the point where the GPU fan is so loud I cannot use it without headphones. I have ...
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Which is better, heat sink or fan-cooled components?

Fans have been the common cooling method in hardware for a long time. But as we know, fans depend on moving parts and therefore require maintenance and have a limited lifespan. An alternative cooling ...
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Can I fool a HP SE1102 server into thinking its fan works?

One of my servers fan stopped working. The server is an ancient HP SE1102 server (special edition). Fan picture (includes serials and what not): . The server starts.. does it's thing and when gets to ...
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about cpu temp and fan speed

i've a problem im facing sometimes, my friends' PC had an intel pentium D dual core (3Ghz at 800Mhz FSB)was very slow, fan (3pin cooler master) running at ~1550RPM, ram 4gb running 35% load. i ...
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It is okay to not cool motherboard below 40C?

I have ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1 motherboard. At idle, motherboard shows temperatures between 29-37C. I'm currently waiting for PWM fans to come and will connect them directly to MB. Is ...
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Does my system need a cooling fan?

I've recently built a HTPC, and my research did not suggest that I needed any cooling beyond that provided by the CPU/PSU. Given the specs I describe below, would you say I'm at risk for overheating? ...
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Unusual CPU fan behaviour

I've recently installed a copy of Windows 7 on my new disk. The PC is geared towards quiet running, (half-passive PSU cooling, SSD disk) and I was very happy with the noise levels - the CPU fan was ...
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High CPU Temps (Idle and Load) on older processor [closed]

Specs: OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) CPU: Intel i7 960 (Bloomfield) Board: ASUS P6X58D-E CPU Cooling: Stock Problem: I've noticed an increase in my CPU heat within the last couple of days (wasn't ...
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Is It Common for a Laptop Heatsink to Have a Temperature Sensor Near The Main Fan?

I'm using SpeedFan to control my laptop temperature. Among the readings for outright local CPU, GPU, HDD, DIMM, Core, and ACPI temperature, there is an unknown reading marked "Temp4". The temperature ...
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Quieter cooling solution for Dell PowerEdge C6100 Server

I have a Dell PowerEdge C6100, I’ve stripped out 3 of the nodes and I’m down to only using one. I’ve taken out 3 of the fans to reduce noise and left one fan for the single remaining node. I would ...
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Can CPU overheating cause data corruption?

Background: I realized recently thanks to dmesg and syslog that my CPU has been overheating since May. No overclocking. I have an Intel® Core™ i5-2500K, and the stock cooler was simply defective as ...
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What's the point of heat pipes? [closed]

I've been asking myself this question for probably more than 10 years now... What's the point of heat pipes? For example on a CPU cooler. It just seems super unreasonable to me that 4,6,8 or I don't ...
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What's the difference between Polysynthetic Ceramic and Polysynthetic Silver?

Artic Silver makes two types of Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound, 3.5 Grams Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 14g Polysynthetic Ceramic Thermal Grease ...
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Can a fanless mini-pc be turned on all day long?

This is a technical question and I'm looking for a technical answer. I'm trying to determine whether a fanless mini-pc would handle being run as a headless system, running typical usage (like Skype, ...
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Apple G5 Heatsink on AM3 mobo?

I've been looking to replace my PhenomII 965be's stock heatsink, and my old G5's massive heatsink has drawn my attention. Do you think it would somehow be possible or am I going too far? my mobo: ...
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Can I reduce the consumption of a Peltier cell by lowing down its voltage? [closed]

I have recently bought a Peltier cell: a small board that cools any device, like a CPU or a GPU. I have tested it and it works fine, but its power consumption is too high, due to its intake of 12 ...
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My Laptop one fan is working other is not

I am using Win10 on my Sony vpc-f1190s. I used different softwares to control my fans but there is no software who detected my laptop fan, i think they all are not compatible with my laptop. So is ...
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Putting more chasis fans than the MotherBoard supports [closed]

My MB got only one chasis fan, sucking air inside. My friend told me that it's bad and that I gotta have another one. However, my MB only have one chasis fan connection , and the other is for a CPU ...
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CPU fan suddenly at 100%

yesterday evening my CPU fan started to do crazy stuff. Currently it only knows "normaly working" and "100%". For the system, it is a quite new medi-core system, configured/build by myself and worked ...
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Cooling fan stuck at low speed

I have an HP Pavilion dv6135dx laptop. Recently, my computer fan wasn't working well, causing my computer to overheat multiple times. It would not increase its speed as my cpu usage went up, but would ...
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Heatsink compatibility for the new Intel Skylake processors (LGA1151)

The new Intel Skylake processors have just released, but they don't come with a fan/heatsink. As a result, I have to purchase a third party heatsink, but it seems there are none yet listed on popular ...
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cpu cooler thermal inertia

I got a Haswell I7-4790 ( 3.6Ghz ) with a noctua nh-d15 cooler ( only one fan installed ) and I get thermal inertia. Example: Idle cpu stable at 36 degrees. Full load ( rendering something ) : a ...
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My secondary monitor gets a lot hotter than my main monitor. can I mitigate this without buying a new monitor?

I have 2 monitors: An LG E2241 and a Fujitsu Siemens H22-1W. I use the LG monitor as a main display for all my games (because it's 1080P) and the H22-1W as a secondary display that just about only ...