Overheating occurs when various physical components of a computer fail to cool themselves properly and start to get damaged, or cause the computer to shut off.

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All of a suden CPU over heat error on boot

I recently moved houses and took my desktop computer with me. Before moving, I dusted it out using compressed air and took the heat sink off the CPU and dusted it out too. When I reassembled the ...
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Faulty GPU heat sensor or something else?

So, today my GPU started crashing after yesterday being fine. I have Gigabyte GTX 670 3x Windforce, so the fans can get quite noisy under heavy load. Usually the driver crash and eventual PC crash ...
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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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Laptop overheats when connected to the wall plug, but not when using battery

Especially when playing CS:GO CPU temperatures reach 95 but when I unplug the charger and use only the battery, the temperatures remain around 85. The game runs smoothly in both cases.
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Acer Aspire overheats at power plugin

I have an Acer Aspire 5733 and it overheats at the power plugin area. I also have an HP that does the same thing. I'm not a guru with computers but it seems that it's probably because I play ...
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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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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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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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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B overheats when I put in the micro SD (64GB)

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and I plugged in the charger - it was fine. I plugged in the HDMI - still fine. I plugged in the micro SD card (64GB) and the Pi immediately got super hot and when I ...
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Can CPU temperatures below “critical” cause severe permanent damage to my computer?

I have a Toshiba Satellite P755-S5215 laptop, from 2012. It's got a 2.2 GHz Intel Mobile i7-2670QM CPU, with a stock board and integrated graphics. It's a good workhorse, but sometimes it undergoes ...
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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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How to log a shutdown caused from overheating or overheated components?

On a Windows 7 SP1 machine I would like to know how I could reliably log a shutdown that was caused exclusively from overheated components of the machine. Since the component that overheats must send ...
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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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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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Laptop heating up (specs: i3-2328M, dual boot Win 7, Xubuntu 14)

My laptop was fine. I usually run Xubuntu, and not the Windows. Yesterday, I purchased a Western Digital external hard disk and plugged it in, going for a massive backup. Now I started copying about ...
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laptop overheated, could it have taken permanent battery damage?

A while ago my (asus ux305, fanless) laptop overheated because it mysteriously came out of sleep mode while it was in a bag, rebooted and got stuck at my bios password screen where it couldn't fall ...
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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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Processor overheating without any reason? [duplicate]

My processor is overheating without any reason, or some reason I don't know. It starts at around 60°C, even when I an not doing anything and just checking the temp in the BIOS, it starts rising and ...
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What are the best ways to avoid overheating crashes?

I have a laptop that is getting old but my financial situation isn't the best. When I play some types of games that uses HQ graphics libraries like Call of Duty my computer is getting up to 90 degrees ...
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system is working extremely slow with overheating

My dell inspiron(core2duo ,3gb ram, integrated graphics chipset,ubuntu utopic ) is working exteremly slow. Both the cpus are clocking at 90% of their capacity while i am writing this question on ...
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Computer screen spontaneously turns white and stays white even after computer shutdown

Today I put some heavy load on my GPU, then the screen went white. I turned the computer off, but it stayed like this until I restarted the monitor itself. Why is the monitor behaving like this? If ...
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Freezes when under load (possible past heat damage)

I started getting freezes where the last frame on screen stays and the fans slowly speed up. Reset button has no effect and only holding the power button shuts the pc off. I tried another PSU and with ...
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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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Computer randomly powering off (not restarting)

Over the past few weeks I've started to see my Windows-based machine randomly powering off. Mem-test returns nothing and I'm tossing between it being a memory problem or a processor problem. I'm ...
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GPU overheating before booting Windows

I have an ATI Radeon 5770. As soon as I start up the computer the GPU fans are on full blast, up until Windows finishes starting up. The fans stop as soon as the Windows login screen comes up. What ...
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Why is my GPU overheating?

My computer’s GPU is overheating and here are some of the stats: It gets up to 60°C when playing on a game and the fans go up to 5k+ RPM. Fan configuration: Top: 2 Blowing Out Back: 1 Blowing Out ...
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Linux Mint draining power, VGA errors

I have a Dell laptop, with Core i7 processor, radeon r7 dedicated vga. In windows, everything is fine, battery can hold up to 7 hours (im amazed). In Linux (which i must use for specific jobs) the ...
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Issues with high CPU utilization on a Surface Pro 3

Currently problems being faced constantly is really high CPU demand which is leading to overheating issues in my Surface Pro 3. I have conducted a Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report to understand ...
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Laptop shuts down unexpectedly

My cousin has a Sony Vaio (model: pcg 71911m) laptop, and recently it started shutting down for no reason. At first I thought it might have something to do with the power supply, so instead of using ...
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Cooling fan stuck at low speed

I have an HP Pavilion dv6135dx laptop. Recently, my computer fan wasn't working well, causing my computer to overheat multiple times. It would not increase its speed as my cpu usage went up, but would ...
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Inconstant Overheating Issue in Laptop

I have a Lenovo Y50-70 with 960m VGA. You may have heard about the cooling problems . So just after I bought it , I bought a cooling pad too. not the best possible one, but it keeps CPU's temp around ...
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Desktop overheating room, is it CPU, GPU, or PSU?

If my door is shut, my computer turns my room into an oven, it's that bad. I'm hoping replacing a part will resolve the issue. Here's some specs: CPU: AMD FX 8320 Eight core GPU: AMD Radeon 6670 PSU: ...
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Asus N751JK temperature issues

I got few months ago a a laptop, specifically a N751JK Asus laptop, I began to use it more frequently(recently) and I see that I get quite huge temperatures on it. When I am browsing the internet / ...
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USB port stays powered after shutdown, since laptop overheated some time ago

My laptop has 4 USB ports: two USB 2, and two USB 3. It overheated for the first time a week ago (after an intensive gaming session), and one of my USB 3 ports, where I plug in my mouse, is now ...
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Laptop shutting down without overheating

I have a 3 years old laptop, and since a while it keeps shutting down after a while without overheating, well that's what i think, the laptop doesn't get warm or whatsoever, also there are no error ...
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Why are my drives failling (version 2)?

I have a problem similar to the one described on question Why are my hard drives failing?. I have a PC assembled by my self and It has worked fine for 3 years but recently It have been killing hard ...
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Symantec endpoint causing hang-ups

My Toshibea latptop overheats (gets up to 92 degrees Farenheit -- CORRECTION CELSIUS) whenever a Symantect full scan takes place. suggestions? Should I open up the back and try to clean the fan? ...
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PSU fan (power supply fan) not spinning. But computer works

The PSU fan on my computer is not spinning at all. I've now run a high def video for 20 mins and it's still not spinning at all. I read there's power saving features that will power down the fan, but ...
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CPU Overheating at boot

I've had this trouble for months but this time got further and senseless. I have a DELL Latitude E6410 4GB Ram 2.40 Ghz and no battery only cord power source. I've already had this problem before and ...
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Is storing electronics in high temperatures different than operating them in high temperatures? [duplicate]

This may be a weird topic for SU but for those of us who are on the go a lot proving tech support or just carry our gear because we can and it is nice to always have around and with us, is storing ...
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Screen Flickering on amd 5450 pc

I am Using a PC with AMD 5450 model GPU. It has been 2 years since I bought this graphics card, and for the last 4 months my PC screen flickers for no apparent reason. Also, the GPU temperature ...
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Acer Aspire V3-772G fan direction

I'm not a hardware person. If the computer runs, I'm happy. If it randomly shuts down, I'm not. I recently bought a second hand Acer Aspire V3-772G and noticed that it gets very hot very fast, even ...
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Dusty Environment - Fan Alternative

I manage several desktop computers in dusty environments. We frequently must clean out the cases to ensure adequate ventilation. Is there such a thing as reliable, fanless cooling for an ...
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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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Abnormally high CPU temperature

My laptop's CPU is too hot, ~93-97° C, nothing major is running, only Google Chrome. SpeedFan and Open Hardware Monitor don't detect any fans, so I can't even see their speed. Is there any way to ...
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Lenovo laptop temperatures while gaming

I have been a little concerned lately because my laptop temperatures are a bit suspicious, I have a Lenovo Y400 and i've been monitoring my temperatures with HWMonitor and I found out that while I'm ...
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Laptop gets sudden artifact screen and restarts with a strong fan

I have a HP probook 5330m. Whenever I run applications like photoshop or play a game, I get this flickering, distorted (green & pink) artifact screen along with a bursting sound, like a tv loosing ...
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my dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 laptop has heating issue while running on ubuntu?

I have dual boot OS Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and my laptop has little heating while running on Ubuntu, whereas windows has no such problems. Ubuntu forum suggest that this may happen due to ...
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Computer Randomly Powers Off. What's The Cause?

I upgraded my computer a month or two ago now and now every so often, my computer will randomly shutdown (and then restart after about 5 seconds). To clarify, it usually shuts down when coming out of ...
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Computer crashing when I play games

Specs: Intel Core i7-3930k Corsair H70 CPU Water Cooler 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill 4x4Gb 1600Mh 120Gb Intel 520 Series SSD 2Tb WD Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6Gb/s 64mb Cache SATA3 AMD Radeon R9 ...