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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Advent Laptop heating

I'm using Ubuntu and my laptop starts to heat strongly but I'm using only 6 tabs of Firefox . System monitor shows 14% of ram and 20% of cpu used sensors cmd in terminal shows 85-95 so it's not ...
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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

Can liquid cooling be added to name brand laptops (Dell, HP, Asus, etc) to keep them cooler?
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How to assess the longevity of competing laptops

New laptop time! I am currently comparing these two options... http://www.hidevolution.com/msi-gt72-dominator-pro-010-i7-4710hq-2-5ghz-8g-880m-24g-ram-128g-ssd-17-3.html ...
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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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replacing fan for laptop..two square component with thermal pad attached

I am replacing the fan on laptop and next to the CPU are 2 small square components that had a blue thermal pad attached, the pad has started coming apart. question is 1. what are those two items? ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...