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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Can I reduce the consumption of a Peltier cell by lowing down its voltage?

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

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 ...
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Disable the overheat guard of the cpu (Sensor defect)

So I think that my CPU sensor is defect, let me explain why. The pc is shutting down instantly, even in idle. Some programs like speedfan show that my cpu has more than 80°C . It has a really big ...
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Noisy fan, can it be mechanical?

I have a Dell Latitude E5530. Recently the fan has started making aggressive buzzing noises. Not all the time, but as soon I'm running a Matlab computation or watching a movie - whenever the load is ...
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Dell laptop fan sound (with audio)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 inch laptop 5000 series, and I have been hearing a buzzing noise from the fans for months now, which is especially noticeable when there is low CPU load. What might be the ...
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CPU core temperature change to high temp

My main work machine has a quad core Intel Core i5 750 @2.67GHz standard clocking. I have SpeedFan installed. SpeedFan has always indicated a higher temp that I would have like for the 4 core temps ...
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How To Find Speed/Size Of Laptop Fan

I have a Toshiba Satellite P755-S5320, I have scoured through my documentation and can find out anything (almost) about the laptop except is the cooling fan 80MM or 120 MM?
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LOUD Computer Fan [closed]

Toshiba Satellite 9755-S5320 fan completely went out, no warning sign, just turned it on one morning got a message that the cooling system has a problem, get repaired immediately. I order a new fan ...
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Inconstant Overheating Issue in Laptop

I have a Lenovo Y50-70 with 960m VGA. You may have heard about the cooling problems . So just after I bought it , I bought a cooling pad too. not the best possible one, but it keeps CPU's temp around ...
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Speedfan - Fan goes to 100% when CPU < 50°C for no apparent reason

ok so my two Front fans (sucking air into the case) are REALLY loud at 100%, so I want to put them to constant 40% which has the same cooling effect (on cpu) as 100% but is way quieter. So as soon as ...
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Should I remove RAM stickers in a Intel i5 NUC?

Just put together a Intel i5 NUC (NUC5i5RYK) and the Corsair Vengeance DDR3L sticks have some rather big stickers on them. Should I remove them for cooling? But I assume that might/will void warranty. ...
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No Thermal paste on box CPU?

I just bought a boxed i5. There was no thermal paste included. I understand that it is normally pre-applied to the stock fan in box sets. I didn’t notice that before mounting. However there was an ...
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Why has my CPU suddenly started running hot?

I have an i7 920, zalman cnps9900 heatsink and fan, arctic silver thermal paste and gigabyte mb with no overclocking at the moment. I have three internal fans one push and 2 pull. but my cpu has ...
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How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)

I've got a Windows 8.1 work tablet (Wacom Cintiq Companion 2) that often runs pretty hot. Its fan(s) kick in sporadically at different speeds and their highest speeds are alarmingly loud - some ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - possibly overheating?

My computer will randomly shut down, usually it's while playing a game or doing a high processing task, and the last thing I will hear is my loud fan. But sometimes the fan won't be too loud and I'll ...
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Is it dangerous to put desktop computers in a stack in a well ventilated room? [closed]

We have a number of newish desktop computers and they are located in small stacks of around 6 to 9 machines high. The room they are in is well ventilated and they aren't overused. Is there a danger ...
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PC case fan goes humming when CPU fan goes high

It's really bothering when I hear the weird noises from PC fan which is caused by CPU fan when CPU load is high. On CPU fan high rpm (e.g. while gaming) a noise from the fan installed on the side door ...
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Toshiba Laptop, fan only turns on when I'm either idle or overheating

There is a real problem with my fan on my Toshiba Satellite Laptop, it always works on max when I'm browsing the internet and doing stuff that doesn't do anything to performance but it turns off when ...
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New computer freezes

Today I built a new computer with an AMD FX-9590. Installation and upgrading of ubuntu went fine. Then i wanted to render with blender. After some time the system froze. During reboot it froze again. ...
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Does temporarily removing the fan from the heatsink void AMD’s warranty?

I needed to RMA my newly-bought motherboard, so that meant removing the CPU and HSF. Now i need to clean the remnants of thermal goop from the CPU and heatsink in order to put the new one afterward, ...
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How does airflow work inside ATX PSUs with 12cm fans? [closed]

It sucks in air from inside the case but how does the heated air get out of the PSU? There's holes at the back but we all know that hot air doesn't travel sideways unless forced. Also in my case the ...
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Overheating Radeon 6870 - What could be the issue?

I have a PC with an AMD Radeon 6870 (it's not mine, FWIW). It was working fine until one day the PC shutdown itself. It happened several times at certain point in a certain game. It was disassembled ...
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Will my CPU get fried if my water cooler fails?

When using a conventional cooler, there is an additional safety net due to radiator's thermal capacity (even if the fan fails). What is not the case for a water cooler. Do I have a risk of getting my ...
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Target CPU temperature for AMD FX processor

I have got an AsRock 980DE3/U3S3 R2.0 motherboard with the FX-6300 procesor. I am using the stock cooler. What is the recommended target temperature to set in the fan speed control in BIOS?
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Hot video card directly next to overheating RAM. Heat spreader or heat collector?

I have some simulation/rendering workstations with only one 16x pci-e slot for the video card, and its directly under some of the memory banks of the 1st cpu. (Asus Z8NA-D6C, 2x xeon X5680, see here ...
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Alienware M14x going real hot in Idle

I have an Alienware M14x which I started noticing the fans going extremely high at idle, pretty much right after a boot too. I downloaded HWMonitor to check what's up and it turns out it's at about ...
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Laptop projecting to second screen gets extremely hot

I have an ultrabook which gets extremely hot when projecting to a second screen via the HDMI port. I'm not doing anything I wouldn't normally use the laptop for, so it's specifically when it's ...
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Is it good or bad configuration [closed]

I already two times this system is burned .BIOS was re setted . and the system engineer told that better to change mother board. please help me really i need to change my mother board? Open Hardware ...
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Dusty Environment - Fan Alternative

I manage several desktop computers in dusty environments. We frequently must clean out the cases to ensure adequate ventilation. Is there such a thing as reliable, fanless cooling for an ...
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Overheating issues, even after suggested remedies

So my computer/Server is overheating on a regular basis, I thought that the issue might be the thermal compound on the heatsink, so I have replaced that (just 20 minutes ago), that seems to have done ...
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Liquid Cooling Name-Brand Laptop [closed]

Can liquid cooling be added to name brand laptops (Dell, HP, Asus, etc) to keep them cooler?
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Keep laptop in hot car indefinitely [closed]

I'd like to know if there's a good way to store a laptop (or other personal electronics) in a hot car long-term. For example, if I want to always just keep a Chromebook with a hotspot in my trunk, ...
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How to cool down a T100TA tablet PC?

I bought an Asus T100TA tablet PC and I use it quite a lot (mostly for watching movies and browsing). CPU usage is between 25%-75% for several hours every day and it heats up quite a bit. Is there ...
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Is liquid cooling necessary for high CPU performance over extended periods?

I'm planning on building a system for high CPU and memory performance. Graphics performance is not a major concern, as I do not plan to use it for gaming. I noticed that liquid cooling seems to have ...
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Running my laptop without CPU fan for i7 3630M for 24-hour period under mostly light use - what could go wrong? [closed]

My Lenovo laptop (Y500 I believe) has been bugging the living daylights out of me for months. The CPU fan kept going wild, spinning unpredictably, making a horrible noise, and actually slowing my PC ...
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Graphics card gets very hot when my monitor is turned off or computer is locked

I have an EVGA gtx 970. When I turn my monitor off while in-game or when I Win+L while in-game my graphics card gets exceptionally hot. I came back from dinner today to find it running at 100% fan ...
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CPU is hot and CPU fan making very many RPMs and much noise. (CPU fan not listed in speedfan)

On Saturday I replaced the motherboard of my computer because my old motherboard wasn't working anymore. Everything went well, and after some tries my PC was booting and working! I noticed the CPU fan ...
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Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Settings - what exactly do they do?

Despite the fact that virtually all modern Dell laptops (and probably others) are supposed to have the Intel Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver installed, I couldn't find any end-user ...
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Can water cooling sustain 100% utilization? [closed]

Can a modern CPU like Core i7 sustain a full, ongoing utilization for, say, 24h straight with water cooling? What effects would water cooling have in comparison to air cooling?
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Retina MacBook 15 retina fan noise: Should I replace or lubricate the fans to minimize noise?

My Retina MacBook (Mid-2012, i7, 256, 8GB, 650mb hard disk drive) is making a loud fan noise. Left fan is “OK” at 3100rpm when idle but the right fan us loud even at 2700rpm. I compare it to friend’s ...
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Clevo W870CU getting hot

I am trying to fix a friends Clevo W870CU fan problem. One fan won't run, but swapping the fans shows the port on the mother board is bad. Both fans run on the CPU fan plug. Is it possible to wire ...
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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 ...