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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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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Linux Mint 17 overheating on Asus S46CM laptop

I just installed linux mint and it is really overusing my fan and beginning to overheat. It isn't too bad now, but if this continues it could really shorten the lifespan of my laptop. I'm ...
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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 ...
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Laptop starts to lag after some time [duplicate]

I've HP Pavilion 15 and It's been working all fine ever since i got it last October. It started to lag weirdly earlier today. When i open heavy applications or a game, mouse cursor starts lagging, ...
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Nvidia Display Dirver crashing with BSOD at higher temperatures

Ever since I installed “Company of Heroes 2” and associated DirectX files from Steam as well as upgrading my GPU dirvers, I keep getting the following blue screen of death (BSOD) message: ...
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Can high tempretures damage my laptop CPU or fan? [duplicate]

I just had my laptop serviced. Before it was 80 degrees Celsius when i watched YouTube videos and up to 100 degrees Celsius. In the store they cleaned my CPU fan and it's now maximum 50 degrees ...
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i7-5820k Overheats in BIOS

I have read several posts in which folks have overheating issues after some time, with certain applications, or due to moving/damaging the machine. I just built mine (first time) and the machine ...
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Fans won't come on in ASUS R9 290 DirectCU II OC videocard

I recently built a new computer and installed an ASUS R9 290 DirectCU II OC videocard. When I power up the machine, other fans in the case - two chassis fans and the CPU cooler fan - turn on ...
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Kernel Panic from overheating?

I believe my CPU is overheating which is causing a kernel panic and the machine reboots. It is an Intel 3612QE. I have changed the cpufrequtils scaling_governor to ondemand, conservative, and also ...
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My CPU is overheating after unparking my CPU cores

I used a program called "CoreParkingManager" and by default it was set to 5%. I wanted to try it out, and set it to 80% and it actually improved my FPS in games, but the CPU was overheating, so I was ...
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Shutting down a laptop with the power button

I've always had the power button on my HP ProBook 4540s set to hibernate the machine and it's always worked fine until now. Recently I experienced what I'm sure was an overheating issue: after using ...
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Laptop's processor overheats and turns it off

Model: Samsung R590 CPU: Intel i5-450M 2.4Ghz -> 2.66Ghz OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 with SP1 (after restoring tested also without any updates) It has 4 years now. After 2,5 - 3 years it ...
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What could be the cause of white screen on my HP G6 Pavillion

TLDR: Can a white screen on a laptop be caused by overheating due to running heavy software/ gaming or is it only caused due to faulty cable connection to the screen? Long version: Around 3 weeks ...
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What controls a laptop's fan speed? Vostro 3560 overheating

I own a vostro 3560 and I know about the terrible ventilation and heat dissipation problems it has. I've tried several configurations of the copper sheet fix, but what I've found is that my system's ...
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Sudden massive system temperature spike

I was having a problem with my computer instantly shutting down while playing graphic intensive games with my new GPU. It was suggested that I use a temp monitor bc overheating was suspect. While ...
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CPU rapidly overheats

I've been running my system for about a year and a half, the only heat issues I had was with Battlefield 4. I noticed then that my CPU easily went to 80°C, so I cut back on the Anti Aliasing etc, no ...
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Thin laptops overheating [closed]

I got a notebook that is thing less than an inch, but it overheats sometimes. Is anyone of you also having a thin laptop and is it overheating? My cpu cores are usualt 45-55C and in playing games up ...
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Is my HDD partially healing itself?

I have a disk with a raw value of ~20000 for S.M.A.R.T.'s Raw Read Error Rate and a worst value for Temperature (Celsius)of 95. I ran gddrescue 1.17 multiple times and diffed the ddrescue log files. ...
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Can I reuse an overheated HDD after formatting in a ZFS RAID1?

I have a WD50EFRX which overheated according to SMART data (95 degrees celsius) and damaged some blocks (raw value of Raw Read Error Rate ~ 22000). There're no other values besides the Raw Read Error ...
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CPU overheating. Never was overclocked

I have Intel Core i5 2500k. I used it for approx 2 years with Corsair H100 cooling system. I have been working in IT for past 10 years so I have excluded all the obvious: I have replaced cooling fan, ...
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Graphics card overheating

So I figure my GPU is dying, I've had my GTX 550Ti by Zotac for a little over three years so I'm buying a new gpu next week. I bought a new case because I thought the GPU was overheating due to the ...
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Is underclocking a viable solution for processor overheating?

My laptop is overheating and causing system instability (spontaneous shutdown). I am well aware of the various solutions there are for an overheating laptop, and I've run through them all: verifying ...
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Can overheating destroy a video card?

Recently, a circuit breaker tripped in my home and my desktop lost power. Upon turning it back on, one of my monitors wasn't functioning. I have three monitors supported by two video cards, and I just ...
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Ubuntu is overheating my laptop

I have an HP laptop with the following specs: CPU: AMD A10-5745M APU at 2.1Ghz GPU: 8670m RAM: 8GB It came with Windows 8 but I set it up as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. It’s really hot. It ...
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Installed liquid cooler, now pc shuts off immediately

My PC, which I built over two years ago (and has been running fine the entire time) is now shutting off about a second after I try to power it up after going from the stock AMD CPU cooler to a Corsair ...
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Dell latitude E6400 heat issue

My laptop heats up in just an hour, i cleaned the Ram, Heat Sink,and Motherboard. Everything is clean and clear . i Installed windows 7 professional 64 bit (LOCAL, Registered). My laptop Ram is 2GB, ...
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AMD Processor state hangs at lower frequency

I have a HP Pavillion dv6-6123cl Entertainment PC with a locked bios. I use a program called K10Stat in order to get around this and overclock anyway. I have AMD A6-3400 APU with Radeon(tm) HD ...
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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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Do these temperatures indicate my computer is overheating? [closed]

Computer Specs: Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz Installed memory : 8.00 GB (7.89 GB Usable) System type : 64-bit Operating system, x64-based processor Windows 8 ...