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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My laptop is acting up without showing any cause

My laptop is now so old that it seems to be in trouble more often than not. The other day I was doing usual things what I always do on my laptop and literally suddenly it started lagging and freezing, ...
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Computer shuts down 10sec after turn on

I have a VAIO VPC-EA2GFX/B, and the OS is upgraded to Windows 10. The fan is commonly running at full speed. I tried all trouble shooting I found on net, but could not solve the issue. Finally, I ...
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Cpu fan does not speed up according to heat level

I have just changed my motherboard, ram and processor. Everything is going fine but fan speed when cpu heats. Fan speeds do not change according to cpu temperature. I have tried to open smart fan ...
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Laptop CPU temperatures: 65°C in idle, 100+°C in heavy load

The laptop is a 4 years old Asus N56VZ, ambient temperature is around 25°C. I've already unmounted the laptop, cleared the (not much) dust and changed the original thermal paste with Arctic MX-4, ...
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How can I determine the power/heat dissipation capacity of my cooling system?

Years ago, Zalman offered the "Reserator 1" (in 3 editions: Original/Blue, Plus/Black, and V2/Silver). It's a large (70cm-tall) extruded aluminium tower with short fins which serves as a combination ...
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Fan running 100%

Ok so I just bought a new case fan for my computer as a replacement for the stock one as it has surpassed it's life expectancy and began running rather noisily. The installation of this new fan was ...
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How important is it to equalize fan intake/exhaust?

How important is it to make sure that my intake and exhaust fans are moving equal amounts of air? I have seen various answers to this online, ranging from that it is unimportant, to it could strain ...
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Tiny copper waffle squares inside computer

I've been hearing a sound from inside my MSI GE60 laptop for a while now, so I opened it up to find that these two tiny copper waffle squares came loose. They were originally stuck to the board with ...
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Looking to upgrade my gaming rig's graphics card [closed]

Over the holidays I bought myself a new monitor(Acer B286HK), and while it can support very high resolutions, I am finding that my PC just isn't up to the task. I would now like to start upgrading my ...
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Using LGA 775 CPU cooler on LGA 1155

So I have an lga 1155 mobo and cpu that I need a fan for, I do have a lga 775 (stock) fan which I have taken the plastic clips off of and it fits perfectly fine over the 1155 socket, my question ...
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My AMD A8-4500M is at 120C Is this a error with speccy

I just installed speccy on my laptop and was very surprised to see these temperatures when idling My CPU has a maximum temperature of 100C and the fan is quiet (and is working) and my laptop doesn't ...
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How hard is it to tell the quality of a thermal paste?

I've taken my laptop apart and separated the cooling mechanism and cleaned off the cpu. I used naphtha and alcohol(50%). I've read many articles that I should have 99% Alcohol... not to use petroleum ...
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Ideas on cooling a reflowed graphics chipset on HP DV series

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to replace the bios on either the chipset for the video card or the bios to increase the cooling dynamics.
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Do I need a Alternative Heatsink?

I have Intel Pentium G2020, it is not overclocked (i guess) but still should I bother getting this heatsink for my processor just so that my processor stays at room temperature while I am doing some ...
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I built my first computer a few weeks ago and it was fine, but now one of the fans is getting loud at random times. Is this bad?

So a few weeks ago I built my first computer with the help of the video guide here. I bought the Newegg combo deal listed in the guide and a few other peripherals (Razer keyboard). I didn't realize at ...
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Can I fit an Arctic L2 Plus GPU Cooler on a GTX 550-Ti?

I noticed that this cooler is fitting on a lot of modern cards (750-Ti, 650-Ti, and low end cards like the 740 and 640) wondering if it might fit on a 550-Ti even if it was not listed, are the cooling ...
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Freshly clean computer shuts down immediately due to “overheating”

I was asked by a friend to clean her laptop (mainly the fan) because it hadn't been cleaned in more than 4 years and was rather slow and noisy. I found a tutorial to follow just to be sure and opened ...
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N550JK overheating while gaming – is 90-95 °C normal?

I've got an N550JK with i7-4700HQ processor and 850M Graphic card. I use 'Core Temp' ver. 1.0 RC6-64bit to detect the temperature of the cores. While gaming in modern games, I'm getting cores temp ...
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Processor too hot? (85º) [closed]

This is my processor: I used Speccy to check the heat and it's around 85ºc I've tried changing the thermal paste but it didn't change anything
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MSI GE60 Apache 75 °C on browsing

I am having some trouble with keeping my laptop cool. It's a MSI GE60 Apache 2QD. It used to run kind of hot while playing high-end games (80-90°C) but recently it's been heating up until 80°C while ...
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Optimal fan configuration for two self-contained water coolers

So I got a new graphics card, the EVGA 980ti hybrid (has its own self contained water cooler), as well as a new case the NZXT H440. I'm trying to think of optimal airflow. My CPU is cooled with a ...
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Is there are cooling pad for laptop that works only when necessary?

Usually cooler's fans work all the time, but I wonder if there are pads with temperature sensors, that will turn on fan when necessary.
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Which components of HP Pavilion G6 require thermal paste/pad

Some time ago I tried to give a little live kick to HP Pavilion G6 of my girlfriend. There was really old, messed up Win so I clean re-installed it. It has also another problem. It was really hot (I ...
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What effect does GPU temperature have on performance?

Under stress testing for extended period, it seems that high-end GPUs can approach 90 degrees centigrade. Nvidia has confirmed, I believe, that its 980 series are "safe" to operate up to 92 degrees. ...
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Difference between Active and Passive heatsink

I am a little confused with the terminology with what's a passive and active heat sink. First of all I want to know where the motherboard comes with this heat sink pre-installed as shown in the ...
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Can a large power supply cause overheating?

I have a laptop which is just over one year old, and ever since I have had it, there have been some very serious overheating problems. The fan is almost always at full blast, which is incredibly loud, ...
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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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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 ...