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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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35 views

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 ...
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24 views

How to enable lower CPU idle frequencies

Working with a a10-7850K, it just kicks off heat. In order to reduce power use and fan noise, how would I go about configuring a lower idle for the CPU? I know the host OS has a role in configuring ...
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Desktop is restarting when CPU load more than 60%

My desktop is restarting frequently when CPU load is 60% or more for few seconds. i cleaned CPU fan dusts but still it is happening. so what could be the problem?
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77 views

Burning paper with laptop

A few hours ago I was playing a computer game when I noticed smoke coming from next to my laptop. Then I noticed that the stack of paper next to it had begon to smolder. I threw it into a glass of ...
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2answers
105 views

What direction should the heatsink fan face?

My current setup looks like the following: Rear fan <----- Heatsink Fan <----- Heatsink Case: Arc Midi R2 Heatsink: Scythe Ashura with stock fan I've placed the fan so it sucks the air out ...
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1answer
33 views

Laptop cooling slacking off

Recently i've ran into the problem that my laptop had collected too much dust inside and starts overheating in difficult tasks (i.e. games), this happens every half a year or so, as always i opened ...
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48 views

Best practices for thermal paste for CPUs during maintenance

I built my PC my self with a Core i3 4130 recently. It turned out that I forgotten to apply thermal paste after a time so I "unbuilt" it and removed the CPU fan. There was a big round thing on my CPU. ...
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2answers
142 views

HP EliteBook 8470p running extremely hot

(tl;dr; see my bold text) I've been using this HP EliteBook 8470p for well over a year - it has an I7 proc with 8gb of RAM and before ever turning it on, I swapped out the HD with a 512gb SSD. I was ...
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0answers
29 views

Can a hot PCI adapter slow down the computer?

Using the "watch sensors" command in Fedora, I see that while the temperature of the CPU's are normal (70 degrees at most), the PCI easily exceeds 90 degrees (celcius, of course.) Once the PCI gets ...
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2answers
96 views

Does my GPU finally needs thermal compound?

I have the following PC configuration and since September 2011 when I bought and assembled it the only maintenance I did was cleaning every fans with compressed air. SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB ...
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2answers
94 views

CPU overheats when display turns off

Since about a week I’ve noticed that my CPU heats up very badly as soon as the display turns off. I can't find any suspicious processes when I resume, but, if I leave the display off for more than 20 ...
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46 views

Built a PC some months ago, facing automatic shutdown, temperature issue?

I built a PC some months ago, it worked fine, but now it's summer time and temperature is 45 °C here in Jaipur, India. When I start playing BF3 after 20-25 minutes my UPS starts beeping and system ...
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2answers
99 views

Computer turns off Unexpectedly because of overheating [closed]

My System turns off unexpectedly after about 8-10 minutes of usage. When it turns off, I turn it on again and go to BIOS where I see that my CPU temperature is 91°C! If I wait for 8-9 hours to cool ...
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1answer
109 views

Speccy and SpeedFan not showing cpu fan speed

I have a HP dv3 notebook. I have just downloaded speccy. Altough there is written that speccy has the property that can show fan speed, my copy (v1.26.698) does not have even this line ever. When ...
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0answers
77 views

Excessive heat with Corsair H80i

I've recently purchased a Corsair H80i (liquid cooling), but the CPU temperatures are actually higher than with stock fan cooler. My build: CoolerMaster GX550W, AMD FX 6300, ECS GTX 560, Kingston 8GB ...
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1answer
1k views

Five year old unopened boxed CPU – is the stock thermal compound still good?

I have obtained an unopened, sealed, boxed CPU dating back to 2009. It’s an Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 with heatsink + thermal compound pre-applied. Is the stock thermal compound still OK to use after ...
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41 views

how do I know whether a fan error on post requires action?

I have an HP a6400f PC, (it's a tower) and after a brief power blackout, I started getting a generic "Fan error" problem upon startup. I can click through the error and boot into Ubuntu. ...
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1answer
180 views

PC overheats when at BitLocker password prompt

I have very strange problem... first, some details: Windows 8.1 Pro motherboard: ASUS Z87-A Intel core i7-4770k CPU cooler: Corsair H90 (hydro) chassis: thermaltake mk-1 I've encrypted my system ...
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1answer
32 views

CPU Cooling fan trouble on Notebook

I'm using lenovo IdeaPad Z370 I just cleaned my fan and replaced thermal paste but the temperature still heating. based on Psensors the temp very high: I checked the fan again, I keep the back ...
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2answers
55 views

i5-4670 in a mITX build [closed]

I'm assembling a rig for multimedia production, running programs like 3Ds max and CSS Suite. Going for the i5-4670, no OC required :) My build only needs a SSD and a HDD. Will 450W be enough ? Can ...
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1answer
82 views

Does running constant load help degrade life of a computer? (Ignoring heat generation)

I run Folding@Home on my laptop (2013 MacBook Pro, no GPU). I tried to convince a friend of mine to join me but he claims that running the program will degrade the life of the computer - making it ...
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2answers
140 views

CPU power states and temperature spikes

i just noticed something really unusual on my brand new (slightly used) ASUS N550JV. During my first checks in general performance and etc, i noticed that the temperatures were unusually high for a ...
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1answer
404 views

Dell Inspiron N5110 Overheats and Shuts Down from Past few Days

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with a 2.5Ghz i5-2450M processor, 4GB RAM and 1GB nVidia Graphics card running Windows 7 Home Premium, that's about 2 years old now. When I previously used to play games ...
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0answers
86 views

Game keeps overheating laptop?

I have an Acer TravelMate laptop.Recently I installed Portal 1 and whenever I play it, the CPU gets hotter and hotter until the computer is forced to shut down. With normal use (and even when there's ...
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1answer
247 views

CPU Thermal Margin is very low

My computer is restarting unexpectedly for some days. First I though Its an os issue. I gone through all the sys log and didn't find any clue. Then gone through bios event log. Nothing was there too. ...
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1answer
325 views

Temperature sensors showing high CPU temps, CPU not super hot

(For monitoring heating I have used SpeedFan, Ai suite II (asus mobo software), RealTemp and my bios (on an Asus Gene IV Rampage)) SpeedFan says 100-120 C RealTemp says 30-80 C at idle (30 C ...
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1answer
420 views

High CPU temperature of new Clevo w350ST Laptop

I just recently bought a new Clevo W350ST laptop. While everything has been working extremely fine in it, its the CPU temperatures on the laptop I am worried about. The Tj Max. for my processor (i7 ...
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2answers
387 views

What kind of tape do I need to tape cpu fan to heatsink in notebook?

I'm cleaning up a notebook from dust and the cpu fan is usualy taped to the heatsink all around it. This time half of the original tape was also covered with dust so I want to just replace it. Can ...
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1answer
27 views

Do third party cooler's T.I.M. contain adheasive?

I'm building my first computer, and I purchased a cheap Thermaltake CL-P0503 cooler in a bundle. I was originally going to grab some high quality thermal paste, but I forgot to purchase some. My ...
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3answers
139 views

CPU cooler installation thermal paste

I was installing a brand new i3-4330 with the stock CPU cooler. I couldn't get the CPU cooler push pins to click the first time. I removed the CPU cooler for just a few seconds and put it back on and ...
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2answers
85 views

Replacing faulty fan on CPU heatsink, minimum recommended air displacement

I woke up this morning with a broken fan on my CPU. The heatsink itself is a scythe Kabuto. The fan can be replaced quite easily at is a standard 120 mm fan. Now I'm not seeking for specific ...
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1answer
206 views

Why is my notebook's GPU tempertaure higher than CPU temperature?

I have a dell studio 1555 notebook with Core2Duo CPU and ATI Radeon GPU. Recently, I noticed that, during idle time, the CPU heat kicks down and the temperature reduces to some room temperature level. ...
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2answers
114 views

i7 CPU Thermometer breaking down?

I have a custom build with a Intel Core i7-3820 on MSI X79A-GD45(8D) X79 motherboard. I'm using Thermaltake CLW0215 Water 2.0 Performer as CPU cooling. I have this build for about a year now. Back ...
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1answer
149 views

Black spray (?) on a laptop's heat sink assembly

We have a HP Pavilion DV3 4000SB that was given an error on startup that the fan was having problems (System Fan 90b error message) So I decided to open the laptop up and clean the fan, as that ...
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0answers
45 views

Are Socket C32 and socket 940 coolers compatible?

I would like some confirmation - would a heatsink for Socket 940 fit on socket C32? I ask this because a lot of coolers do not specify this socket, while specifying S940. However, the mounting holes ...
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4answers
549 views

Windows 7 blue screen after CPU cooler died and got replaced

Okay, so here is the deal: We have a PC at home that used to be mine, it was running pretty well (though sometimes blue screen, but most likely due to faulty RAID controller, as now other 'strange' ...
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1answer
159 views

CPU overheating during gaming after overclock

I recently installed a Thermalake Frio CPU cooler to overclock my intel i5 2500K. I followed a guide on how to do it, overclocked it to 4.1 ghz and upped the voltage a little (one lower than the ...
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0answers
35 views

Swap cooler on server hardware

I was asked to make a Primergy TX140 S1p FTS Server quieter than it currently is. You can hear it from behind the cupboard (its in a pharmacy). The server uses a Intel Xeon E3-1220v3 with a FCLGA1150 ...
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3k views

Enable CPU fan always on

I am using 3 years old overheating laptop and I want my CPU fan to be spinning 24/7 regardless of the consequences. How to make it spin? The problem is that CPU & GPU heats up to 68°C (154 F) ...
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2answers
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Laptops overheats and shuts off when I play games

I've recently been getting in to playing PC games on my laptop, but unfortunately nearly every time I play, my computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 minutes. Although I have not checked the ...
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1answer
221 views

CPU overheating while stresstesting GPU

I have a GTX570 and a i5-3570k processor. Lately, I've been having problems with games randomly crashing and my pc rebooting while playing them. I've encountered a weird problem: while running a ...
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3answers
303 views

PC Overheats and shuts down shortly after booting

I had an old windows PC floating around in my house somewhere and I decided to dust it off and use it as a server. When I tried booting it with the panel opened, I realized that the fan was running ...
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0answers
79 views

My laptop is running way to hot

About a year and half ago I bought my acer laptop. As from last April which means almost four months ago I sent it to the shop I bought it from to clean it. Now lately I have been seeing that the CPU ...
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1answer
119 views

Can laptops be used for development with IDE's? Mine is heating up too much

Every time I open a (php) project in Netbeans or PHPStorm, the CPU temperature goes up (I can hear the fan speed change, it starts running fast and hot air comes out) always reaching ~70°C, which as I ...
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1answer
560 views

50 Celsius degrees on Intel Xeon when idle - is it normal?

I have recently assembled a PC with XEON E3-1230v3 (with factory cooling fan) on Asrock B85 Pro4 Intel B85 motherboard. What surprised me is that when idle (in BIOS) the CPU temperature exceeds 50 ...
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1answer
435 views

CPU Fan not working properly?

Recently I just built up my own CPU. However, the temperature of my processor tempt to go very high and my CPU fan is not able to cool it off when I run multiple programs. MY CPU temperature can go ...
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1answer
97 views

If a modern CPU runs DOS OK, is the apparent thermal shutdown in Win XP real?

I have an oldish laptop which is shutting down due to an apparent thermal overload. I want to determine if the overload is real or somehow imagined. Usually the shutdown occurs just as I logon to Win ...
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1answer
96 views

Orientation of PC during burn-in?

I heard a rumor that when you build a new PC, you are supposed to "burn" it in for about 24 hours so the thermal paste will correctly bond between the heatsink and the CPU. Assuming this is really ...