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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Intel CPU - Downclock

Hello I have an Intel i5-3210 M, 2.5Ghz I download Speccy and it shows that the average CPU temperature is 90°C, I've read above 80°C is a lot. If I down clock the CPU from 2.5Ghz to lets say 2.0Ghz ...
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Hard drive health

So some quick information. I have 4 hdds and one ssd in my custom build. I also have two hard drive bays in my pc and both can hold up to 4 drives stacked above each other. I can remove the top drive ...
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Dell Precision M4400 Overheating and FPS drops

The dell laptop that I have keeps overheating during games and the fps drops about 20 minutes after the game starts. I have disabled Speed Step, lowered the processing power in Windows Power Options ...
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How to solve heat problems Ubuntu (16.04) on MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)

I have recently installed Ubunut, latest version (16.04) and am using EFI to boot. Minutes after starting up, the computer heats up to around 70C. I can't seem to install the applesmc-dkms. Anyone ...
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Why does Rendering in Premiere Pro CC 2015 crashes whole system?

I don't know if this is hardware or software problem because I've pretty good configuration and the system is crashing due to CPU overheating. For hardware, I've 16gigs RAM and an AMD FX 8320. That ...
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How do I improve laptop heat dissipation in docking station?

I have a Lenovo laptop that I sometimes use in a docking station. I am having problems with the laptop running hot (190+F, according to the KDE temperature widget) while under heavy load, especially ...
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Laptop doesnt go past POST

My laptop that is a Dell E6410 and I was working on it when it kinda got un responsive. So I force shut down it. Now it won't go past a black screen after POST. I can get into BIOS and tried resetting ...
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To prevent overheating, why not turn laptop upside down?

The fans and ventilation holes are positioned on the bottom of the device, as with most laptops, as well as the HDD and other components making heat. If these items are all positioned on the bottom, ...
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Will it damage my MacBook if I put it in the fridge to cool it down?

I've a got longstanding problem with laptops overheating (MacBook Air/Pro) and it's not only related to one machine. The laptops are overheating especially during hot days (summer). I've found that ...
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Why is my computer overheating after installing 2 new ram 4g ddr2

My motherboard is a ms-7390 and currently running it with 4gigs of ram made up of 2 2gig ddr2 sticks. My computer is overheating after upgrading to 8gigs and replacing the sticks with 2 4gig ddr2 ...
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How do I safely separate the heatsink/pipe from the processor on the Packard Bell F7280?

My laptop shuts down and the main fan stops. I am convinced it's dust build up in a void below the heat-sink fins but the heatsink is firmly stuck to the processor. (see link to manual page 8 ) ftp:/...
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Need to pinpoint the source of my laptop's overheating that led to physical melting of the touchpad

Alienware M17x R3 (released in 2011) I opened my laptop lid to find strange marks that looked as though an interior piece of the laptop overheated and melted the exterior. The melted area is near the ...
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Illogical random shutdown behavior, No overheating, no Hardware faliure

I am facing an illogical problem on my wife's dell inspiron. The computer started to shutdown randomly while she was working. The problem started to evolve until the day when the computer always ...
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Cpu overheating and bios cpu fan error

I have an i5 2550k a p8z68 mobo, and a Corsair h100 liquid cooler. As of last night the CPU started throttling and I guess overheating after 4 years no issues. Whatever, i tried reapplying new TIM/...
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Overheating CPU, advice required

Intel i5-2500K Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Radeon 7950, not that it should matter I've been noticing spikes in my CPU usage. I downloaded Process Explorer and tried to get to the bottom of which process ...
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CPU reaching 98C when using Google Hangouts

When idling my laptop is 45 - 50C, when browsing it is 55 - 70C and when watching HD videos it is 75 - 87 and when doing a hangouts call (with HD on my webcam) it is 93 - 98C. The laptop is very loud ...
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Computer gets hot with Linux Mint

So recently I had installed Linux Mint (Rosa) on computer and I dual boot it with windows 10. With windows there is no problem, it does not get hot for example if I get into YouTube or something not ...
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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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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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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 ...