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My CPU fan is constantly at ~500RPM - LOW SPEED

I have tried setting the RPM in the bios but the only two settings are "Off" and "Slow". My mobo is DP55WG and it is updated. I am using an 212 EVO heatsink + fan and the fan is plugged in the correct ...
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Desktop remains on, display quits working, loud “skipping” noise follows

For the past 2-3 days, strange things have been going on with my desktop and its interaction with the monitor. While playing a game, my monitor went black as if my computer had been shut off. However, ...
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Is it possible for a computer to be too cold?

My computer runs about 25-27 °C, which is okay during Winter, because I keep the house at about 20 °C. I am a bit concerned that it might be too cold during the summer months and that condensation may ...
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1answer
25 views

Segmentation fault while installing any linux distro (or windows)

I'm need of a little help from you. I'm having troubles while installing any distribution of Linux (or even Windows) in a computer .. I never had troubles installing an operating system in this ...
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1answer
88 views

Can a faulty CPU fan affect the screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite L650D laptop, which for some reason doesn't really want to work any more. Basically, if I start it up, the screen doesn't show squat. As far as I can tell it doesn't even ...
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Does rapid CPU work load fluctuation wear out/damage components?

I recently downloaded BIONC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) to donate some of my processing power. When this program is running, my CPU work load will fluctuate from 0% to 70% in ...
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1answer
41 views

Constant CPU utilization on consumer hardware [duplicate]

A computer in a manufacturing environment is running software that is in a constant communication loop with a PLC. An artifact of the implimentation is ~20-30% CPU utilization 100% of the time (24/7). ...
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25 views

XPS L501X Very Slow, Lags and Freezes [duplicate]

I have a major lagging problem with my XPS L501x. It lags in everything: browsing, gaming, opening files, Ctrl+F in txt files takes too long to open, even the right click lags, watching youtube ...
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2answers
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Intel Motherboard caught fire after nearly two years

My Intel motherboard suddenly sparked and caught fire. I was able to quickly turn off the fire and upon inspection discovered that a chip near the processor area has burned out. Can anyone tell me ...
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1answer
147 views

strange things after cleaning heatsink, fan and repasting the chips of Hp Pavilion dv 5000

I disassembled my old laptop(HP OPvilion dv5000) to clean it the heat-sink and fan because I remember it overheated when i used it before. I have done the same thing various times with Asus computers ...
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1answer
592 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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2answers
128 views

How can I stress test my system?

Apologies if this is a beginner question. I've just 'successfully' built a gaming PC myself, and everything works perfectly, apart from one thing. I keep getting this error when trying to sync my ...
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321 views

Computer Randomly Powers Off

A few months ago my computer started randomly powering off, sometimes I would get a few hours, sometimes a few days. I first replaced the power supply (PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II) which ...
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1answer
188 views

How do I tell if issues are caused by a faulty motherboard or Core i7 CPU memory controller?

My computer has an issue that results in random crashes. When I run memtest I get the same errors almost immediately (pictured). They always occur at the same addresses even if I swap the sticks ...
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2answers
1k views

Lenovo T410 overheats since replacing HDD with SSD hard drive

As already mentioned in the title, my Lenovo T410 notebook overheats regularly since I've replaced my old harddisk with a SSD harddisk. My assumption is that the CPU is stressed since replacing the ...
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1answer
190 views

Computer shuts off after heatsink upgrade

I just recently replaced the stock heatsink that came with the AMD FX-8150 with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo and have been having a lot of issues with my computer ever since. I first noticed the ...
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1k views

Laptop turns off after 20 minutes of use

My laptop a sony vaio VGN-NW11S http://www.trustedreviews.com/Sony-VAIO-VGN-NW11S-S---15-5in-Laptop_Laptop_review. Everytime i turn it on, in safe mode or not, if i try to open an application i.e. ...
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1answer
388 views

New Motherboard, Computer not Producing Display or Shutting Off

My old motherboard recently died (atleast, I think it did), and I bought a new one. I just set it all up, but when I turn it on, the monitor doesn't pick up any signal, and I can't turn it off without ...
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1answer
85 views

Computer stopped working when multiple cores enabled

My computer started freezing while booting Windows 7 or linux. I recently discovered that I can boot only when a single core is enabled in the BIOS. I didn't add/remove hardware or update BIOS. No ...
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2answers
510 views

Computer suddenly shuts down

I've just moved in to a new apartment. I put my PC in the trunk of my car, and when I hooked everything up in my new place, the computer would shutdown on boot (usually after entering password on ...
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5answers
1k views

Can keeping my CPU speed at “high performance/turbo” all the time decrease its lifespan?

Can keeping my CPU speed at “high performance/turbo” all the time decrease its lifespan? And if so, what would be its expected route of failure if it does happen?
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What are the common causes of CPU failure?

What are the most common causes of CPU failure? Are there intermediate states between a perfectly functioning CPU and a dead one?
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1answer
166 views

Is it possible to get a chain burn of processors/mb?

The problem is as follows: I just got my dad's computer and have (had) a bunch of MBs, AM2 processor standing out. His AGP slot had some problems and the computer refused to start with a video card ...
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1answer
308 views

Computer starts for just a second and shuts down immediately

I have gathered all parts of my new PC and assembled them together. However, when I turn it on, the computer becomes alive for only a second or so, then shuts down. The lights flash, the fans start - ...
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1answer
1k views

Does it shorten the life of CPUs/GPUs to be running all the time as opposed to idling? [closed]

Some of my friends have their hardware maxed out all the time. Whether rendering huge 3d animations, generating Bitcoins, or running intense screensavers. It makes intuitive sense that CPUs/GPUs ...