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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How can I be sure I've removed the old thermal grease thoroughly?

How can you be sure that you've removed the old thermal grease thoroughly? I've been rubbing old thermal grease from the heat sink for a day now with isopropyl, and still a black residue appears on ...
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How does the Raspberry PI deal with high or low temperature? [on hold]

I'm doing a research about how a Raspberry PI deals with high temperature and other threats to it's hardware. I've figured out, that there is an operating temperature range defined for several ...
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Can the operation of a Banana PI M3 without any heat sink cause damage?

My pure Banana PI M3 board has just been delivered. However, it has come without any heat sink. The specifications are: CPU: A83T ARM Cortex-A7 octa-core,512 KB L1 cache 1 MB L2 cache GPU: ...
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If I installed a fan at the circled location (pic inside), will it recycle air that's already within the case or draw “clean” air in from the outside?

I have been spending the last week trying to figure out ways I could improve the temperatures and airflow within my PC. However, given that it's a pre-built Dell PC, it seems like there is not much of ...
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Disable system cooling

When my PC gets a bit hot [?] I get lowered performance. To be honest, I don't really understand the reason my PC can run super-fast and after 15 seconds of stress it's running super-slow. It's a ...
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What makes a CPU work hotter under the same conditions?

I have a couple of Lenovo x201 I found in a dumpster a few years ago. Both have the exact same specs, and both required a new LCD screens so I got two identical LCD modules for them. Usually I only ...
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How can I make Speedfan run automatically when the PC starts?

I tweaked the fan curve on my case fan because it runs at 100% when I am gaming. So I made it run at a max of 80%, which is MUCH more quieter, and it doesn't seem to have any impact on the max ...
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What are dangerous motherboard operating temperatures?

There are five motherboard temperature sensors for my PC, according to HW Monitor. Two of these, called TZ00 and TZ01, are always at 28C and 30C respectively, no matter what. I am inclined to believe ...
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Is it in way bad for a PC to leave its case off? [duplicate]

For a desktop PC is it bad to leave the side panel to it's case off? Initially I thought it would help cooling (and allow me easy access) but wondered if it lets more dust in. Any other pros and ...
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What are the ways I can improve airflow and reduce temperatures in a pre-built PC casing without investing in extra cooling fans?

Inside of my casing: Front/back/side of casing; Just want to know if there are any simple things for me to do to improve cooling and reduce temperatures without having to invest in a new cooling ...
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Change temperature at which fan turns on?

I own a Razer Blade Stealth. Absolutely love it. Sometimes, however, the CPU temperature shoots over 80 degrees C, especially when watching videos full screen. I have done some research and found it ...
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Anti Static Spray

Can anti static spray be used inside the computer, to help all the components from collecting dust? If so, I understand the computer would need to be turned off & everything unplugged first. Is ...
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Touchscreen HP 520 1085uk Overheating

I don't know if my Processor Power Management is set correctly. I need a cooler pc, not a quick one. My screen keeps going off when I watch a video, Youtube or generally when I've been surfing on ...
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CPU core temperature high and cycling, @100% CPU load Asus Z170 Deluxe, i7-6700K

Update: Changed the CPU (with upgraded dual fan cooler) and different heatsink compound. Passes the Intel tests in Windows - but still hot and cycling in Ubuntu running stress or stress-ng. Has ...
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Should I let my laptop rest(and how often) during long high load? [closed]

I need to run a long process(the longer the better, like 20 hours or days) that requires +70-80% constant load(neural network learning). CPU usually is at 62-65 celsius during this load and the cooler ...
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How to tell if CPU is actually overheating or is a false positive?

How does the CPU know it's temperature? I've been having trouble turning on my computer as I keep getting "CPU fan error". I reapplied thermal paste and got a new heatsink/fan and still the same ...
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What Temperature Should Fan Speed Be Based Off Of?

I have a question for you. I'm currently reviving an old laptop and trying to make it my own, but I'm having some problems with temperature. I got a program to control the fan speed, and it offers ...
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Can't get Intel heatsink back on

I took off the CPU heat sink to blow out the dust. Now I can't get it back on. I've tried everything I red from Google: I pull up the black pins so they're inside the white part before putting the ...
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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 ...