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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Do power adaptors need cooling?

I am thinking about moving all my wires into a box under my desk drawers and was wondering about the power adaptors for monitors and my xbox, laptop etc.. Do they need cooling or can it just get ...
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Laptop stand fans direction?

I have just purchased a portable laptop stand with some cooling fans that come attached but something seems the wrong way around. The fans air directtion pulls air through the laptop stand and down ...
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CPU temps conflict

I'm using an MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard along with a Phenom II 1090T and a Corsair H60i. Naturally I'd pull up BIOS and read temps from there but the water cooler kicks so well by the time I reboot ...
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Why aren't my case fans spinning?

I have an ASUS P6T WS Professional motherboard mounted in a Thermaltake Armor+ case. The case has a fan on the front of the chassis that is functioning, but the rear fan behind the CPU heatsink (the ...
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How to limit the fan speed to X until temperature Y? (or similar)

Even though my laptop is cold, whenever I plugged it in, fan speed increases. How can I manually override the settings so that the fan speed is limited to X until temperature Y? (or something similar) ...
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cpu temp vs core temps

i have an amd phenom quad that reads idle "core temps" around 85C while the bios is showing "cpu" temp around 40C (speed fan, core temp, etc all show the 85C core temps at idle) .... so far my pc has ...
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How to determine which part of the thermal unit(Fan error) to replace in my Lenovo ThinkPad L440? [closed]

I've been looking for parts online and I came across this list of FRUs available for my laptop Lenovo ThinkPad L440. Is there any way to determine the parts which needs to be replaced ...
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Thinkpad X201 Fan doesnt work if Intel AMT is disabled

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X201-Fan-Error-when-ME-AMT-turned-off/td-p/2045078 I deem Intel AMT a huge security risk So entered the config of it and set it to ...
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Ways to know whether my Laptop fan is working or not

On my Laptop the CPU Core Temps. have been relatively high recently (I think) and so there's a nagging doubt in my mind whether any of the internal fans have failed. What are other alternative ways to ...
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Does CPU temperature affect CPU lifespan? [duplicate]

As long as a CPU's temperature stays below the manufacture-specified maximum, does a CPU's average temperature affect its lifespan? For example, my laptop's maximum CPU temperature as specified by ...
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Laptop performance much slower after blowing out fans

I have an HP G60 Laptop. It's an old laptop that I got around 2010. It has a Pentium dual-core cpu (2.00 GHz), and 3 GB of memory. It was Windows 7 I resurrected this laptop mid-last year after my ...
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Windows 8.1 TW700 Tablet microSD Card Seems Too Hot

I picked up a TW700 tablet and, after some tinkering, managed to use NTFS junctions to move \Program Files\ and \Users\ to a microSD card to give myself some breathing room. I'm not expecting much ...
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Strange results in AIDA64

I have laptop that has overheating troubles. When I run AIDA64 extreme (trial) edition system stability test, the cpu (core i5 M 480) goes from 58 C temperature to 100 in about 2-3 seconds. After ...
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GPU overheat while in linux textmode

I just put an old Nvidia 6600 GT card in my server that is only running in text mode (debian/linux console) but the sensors show a 101-105°C temperature. The card has only passive cooling (no fan). ...
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How can I determine if my Intel CPU does throttle?

I have a Dell M6600 Laptop with an Intel Core-i7 CPU, and it is becoming pretty loud and hot recently, and slows down. I suspect that the CPU gets very hot, and would like to see if the thermal ...
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Should I be worried about these temperatures (Australian hot weather)

I've got a relatively old PC with some new SDDs and HDDs added recently. The weather in Western Australia has been hot recently, with temperatures in the high 30s-low 40s (Centigrade). I could hear ...
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Laptop fan starts, stops, starts, stops and continues like this

I have a Dell Latitude E5430. With normal BIOS settings my fan was not working until the core got heated upto 60 C. I installed speedfan to control my fan. I have set the fan to a 100% all the time. ...
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What is this part I found in an old PC? It looks like metallic alternating spikes

I was taking apart an old Dell mini tower PC. I found a strange part that looks like it could be some kind of heat sink but I have no clue as to what it really does. I have two photographs of it: ...
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Is it safe to power a 140mA laptop cooler pad off a USB 3.0 port?

I have acquired a laptop cooler pad that connects to a USB port for power. The problem is it draws 140mA. That's more than a dumb device is allowed to draw off USB 2.0 (max is 100mA unless the device ...
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Is 42 degrees Celsius a safe ambient temperature inside the case of an operating PC?

I have purchased a new HP PC (EliteDesk 800 Small Form Factor). It is exceptionally quiet, I assume HP favors quietness over thermal performance for office use. Under load (long-running ...
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Computer Fan - Can I use a fan with a different wattage than the original?

A fan recently died on a Synology NAS that we are using. The fan is an 80mm Sunon MagLev KDE1208PTV3 DC12V 0,8W 79,5 x 80 x 29,5 However, looking on eBay Germany it's hard to find this exact fan, ...
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3-pin CPU cooler on socket 1150 has allways only constant fixed fan speed

I have following PC configuration MB ASUS Z97-P with Intel Core i5-4460 Cooler Master X Dream i117 As per here the cooler works well on 1150 socket. But ASUS Fan Xpert cannot adjust the cooler ...
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Thermal sensor location and adhesive

I bought a DIY computer over Christmas (I bought all the parts and hooked it together myself). The mid-tower case I got (this one, in blue) has three thermal sensors that need to be attached at ...
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Broken laptop fan - best solution [closed]

The temperature sensor of my laptop fan is broken, the motherboard doesn't give the fan a signal to start/stop, and therefore it doesn't start anymore which causes my laptop to thermal shutdown due to ...
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How to monitor soon to fail fans? [closed]

I'm using Asus Fan Xpert 2 provided by my motherboard (Asus) to control the fans speed. And I forgot that I didn't change the stock fan that the CPU cooler has. Fan Xpert 2 thinks that the CPU fan's ...
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How do I use thermald without intel_pstate?

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and even with a cooling fan, it still gets hot. I have tried enabling intel_pstate but my system doesn't support it. How do I use thermald without intel_pstate?
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My CPU is overheating after unparking my CPU cores

I used a program called "CoreParkingManager" and by default it was set to 5%. I wanted to try it out, and set it to 80% and it actually improved my FPS in games, but the CPU was overheating, so I was ...
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Is it OK to have an exhaust fan directly above the intake fan for the CPU heatsink?

I've been assembling a custom PC, and was wondering if it's OK to have an exhaust fan directly above the intake fan for my heatsink. This is how my system is laid out
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Heatsink Mount (standoff) screw broke off in motherboard backplate

Partial Solution (EDIT) I returned the board and the heat sink to Amazon. They are going to have a new board to me in 4 days. Honestly, to anyone reading this, I would try to do a return through your ...
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Laptop's processor overheats and turns it off

Model: Samsung R590 CPU: Intel i5-450M 2.4Ghz -> 2.66Ghz OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 with SP1 (after restoring tested also without any updates) It has 4 years now. After 2,5 - 3 years it ...
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What controls a laptop's fan speed? Vostro 3560 overheating

I own a vostro 3560 and I know about the terrible ventilation and heat dissipation problems it has. I've tried several configurations of the copper sheet fix, but what I've found is that my system's ...
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Are two GPU's, same model different build sizes the same? [closed]

If I'd have bought a new, good GPU 2 years ago that GPU would have been huge. In some older cases it wouldnt even fit. If I'd buy the same GPU today it would be small, just a little bit bigger than ...
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My New PC fans are super loud

I have 2 large fans in my case it's mATX case the key components are: Asus H97M-E Motherboard & Hydro Series™ H55 Quiet CPU Cooler Now the motherboard has 3 (4 pin) connectors for CPU Fans ...
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Processor Overheating Issues

My processor is an AMD 8120FX running just shy of 3.9 GHz with a stock heatsink/fan. My motherboard is an ASUS Sabertooth 990FX. My graphics card is a nVidia 560SE GTX. I have 32GB of RAM, two 1TB ...
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Do the temperatures indicate my laptop healthy?

The temperatures of my Thinkpad T400 are: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device CPU_0: +57.0°C (crit = +127.0°C) CPU_1: +56.0°C (crit = +100.0°C) thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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Is it safe to keep laptop upside down?

The air intake of my laptop is on the bottom surface. Whenever I set some huge files for downloading, I close the lid and keep the laptop upside down. I am concerned about the HDD getting damaged. ...
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Replacing notebook thermal pads

I happen to own 2 Acer Aspire notebooks - old 5737Z and newer V3-571G. One thing they have in common is overheating a lot (I wouldn't blame them, they were abused a lot). I heard it could help quite a ...
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Dell latitude E6400 heat issue

My laptop heats up in just an hour, i cleaned the Ram, Heat Sink,and Motherboard. Everything is clean and clear . i Installed windows 7 professional 64 bit (LOCAL, Registered). My laptop Ram is 2GB, ...
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Should I buy an aftermarket cooler? [closed]

I need a solution for cooling the i7-4790k. I am worried about the temperature of the CPU core going beyond 95°C (not fahrenheit). Should I buy an aftermarket liquid cooling for my CPU for lowering ...
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MSI Cooler Boost Auto Enable

I have an MSI GE60 Apache-469 that has a button to turn on a "Cooler Boost" mode. This basically cranks the RPMs of the fan up to the max, cooling the laptop considerably. I would like to ...
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Where to get accurate cpu temprature readings?

I am trying to read my cpu temprature under full load (After overclocking by 0.3 ghz). For this I have used CPUID HWmonitor, Core Temp and SpeedFan. CoreTemp and HWmonitor seams to show good ...
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How can I limit the speed of the chasis fan on an Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS?

I was working on an Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS motherboard and I replaced the chassis fan with something a little bit quieter and with more CFMs. However, once installed, it was very noisy and it was ...
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Are my CPU temperatures too high?

My CPU temperature revolves around 40 - 50 C while idle and it immediately shoots up to 90 C while starting a game as old as AOE II Conquerors. See below the screenshot which I captured using CPU ID ...
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How can I check that I'm not frying the chipset on my 945 gclf?

I'm running an old 945 gclf as a home server. Its an odd little system which has a passively cooled single core atom 230 processor, and a small heatsink/fan combo over the chipset. ...
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Replacing Fan on Laptop

My Laptop is making a lot of noise and is really hot. I assume its overheating due to an issue with the fan and I would like to try replacing the fan. The laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61 The ...
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Do I need new thermal pads?

I have an ASUS G51VX that I've had for about 5 years and it ran fine, except when watching HD videos; then it had a tendency to overheat and turn off. I took the heat sync off to apply some Arctic ...
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cpu's fan increases without reaching a settle point [closed]

I'm encouterning the followning phenomenon on the hardware side of a pc: When powering up the machine, the cpu's fan (cpu cooler's fan accuratelly) is starting to rotate, but it doesn't settle down to ...
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Hot idle temps on GPU, MSI Twin Frozr R9 290x

As a non-reference GPU, I was surprised on how hot it ran while idle. The card is slightly overclocked out of the box at 1030MHz Core Clock speed. 52C to 55C on idle (Hot for being on idle) 74C to ...
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Laptop “thinks” it's overheating, shuts down itself

Short version: When I turn on the laptop fans go full speed even though the the laptop is ice cold. After about 20 seconds it shuts down itself which I guess it's "thinking" CPU is overheating. Long ...
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Reinstalling a stock Intel LGA775 heatsink

Just bought a new ASUS P5E motherboard from eBay to upgrade my 10 year old PC. It came with RAM and CPU already installed as it was taken straight out of a working system. The only problem is the ...