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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Is overheating actually a risk for hardware now, with all the internal safeguards now present?

Most computers now have safety things that turn them off if they get too hot (for example, according to the Intel website, my Intel T4400's T Junction is 105 degrees C). With most internal safeguards ...
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How hot should I let a GridSeed IC get?

I have a Gridseed Scrypt-based crypto miner with a very noisy fan. I've read a few pieces that state the device can be run without a heat sync or fan, so I went out and bought a Fluke infrared ...
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Is a gradual increase in the reported GPU temperature a sign of impending hardware failure?

It's an uber old computer OS: Win 7 Pro M/B: P7P55 DE GPU: NVidia GEForce 8400 GS Cabinet: Antec with a single 120mm fan set at high-speed Security: MS Security Essentials Problem: ASUS ...
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Are those CPU temperature readings too high?

System specs & state: windows 8 running 15" notebook, AMD dual core m340 CPU (from 2010), 8gb ram, newly cleaned fans and internals, no unnecessary background tasks running, laptop is elevated a ...
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Gaming laptop temps a bit high?

I have an MSi GT70 Dragon Edition 2. Whilst playing Battlefield 4, my GPU and 'Temp1' (SpeedFan) show results of it being up to 80c. Is this too hot for it? And if so, should I get a laptop cooling ...
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CPU overheating, the fan won't speed up, but it's not the fan

I have 2 identical PCs, with the only difference being the GPU. One of the CPUs is overheating without the fan going up in speed, but if I gently press the fan manually, it speeds up as it seems to ...
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Clean GeForce GT 220 still overheating with 3D acceleration

Everytime I push my GeForce GT 220 even a little bit it gets very hot. It seems to only be when 3D is used. GPU : GeForce GT 220 [PCI Express x16 Gen1 / 1024 MB] Screen : GNR TB2200W OS : ...
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Should thermal compund be replaced after the heat sink is taken off?

I recently took apart a Dell Inspiron N5110 Laptop to clean the cooling fan and other stuff. This involved removing the heat sink as well. I did not put on new thermal compound when I put things back. ...
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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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Default Overheating Behavior

What is the default behavior of Linux Mint when the computer gets too hot? Shutdown? Logging out? I've not been able to find this information elsewhere; the OS may not even do anything when this ...
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Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Laptop. It turned off automatically without warning

I have a laptop : Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Laptop, using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 4GB RAM, Core i5 It turned off automatically without warning. There was no shutdown procedure, ...
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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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Really Hot Laptop

My Laptop: Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 2670QM. nVidia GeForce GTX 525. 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, with Windows 7 Ultimate. I tend to run a lot of programs, but most are services and Chrome BG processes. I ...
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Laptop with Haswell gets 98-99 Celcius

I can't seem to find any anecdotal information on Haswell laptop temperatures. My laptop, a few month old MSI GE40, reaches 98-99oC when playing Just Cause 2 with everything maxed after about half an ...
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Arctic Silver paste for a new laptop?

My new laptop will be delivered in a few days, somebody recommended me to apply Arctic Silver right away. Cost cutting has forced manufacturers to use very inferior thermal pastes and I will see a ...
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Should I be worried about my cpu fan?

I recently started to build a new cpu. Everything seems to work fine, but one thing that scares me is that during testing the system out, my fan didn't start up a few times. This fan is just right out ...
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Laptop Thermal Sensor Reading Excessively High Temperatures

My laptop has done a thermal shutdown several times tonight due to high temperature readings. The computer however is not running at a temperature any higher than it normally does. I think the ...
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Sony VAIO laptop screen turns off after 3-4 hours

I have a Sony VAIO laptop "VGN-FJ68GP". Every thing is working fine but after 3-4 hours only the screen turns off and the bottom part of the laptop gets too hot. Why it is happening???
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Will a smaller desktop machine generate more heat in the surrounding environment?

I'm looking at buying this Lenovo desktop. However, a colleague of mine is concerned that because it's relatively slim (3.9" x 13.2" x 15"), it will output more heat. We don't really care about the ...
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ACER ASPIRE V3-571G-9435 Fan not kicking in leading to overclocking

This laptop has always had this problem. The temperatures kick up to the thermal cieling of 99C for the CPU (i7-3610QM) and 94C for the GPU (GT 640M). Problem is, the FAN doesn't give a damn. It's ...
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Laptop will not power from battery

I have an Acer Aspire 7551G that will not power from battery, the AC adapter must be connected for the machine to boot and as soon as the adapter is removed the laptop instantly dies. The contacts ...
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Zotac Nvidia GTX 560ti graphics card overheating

My graphics card goes up to 101 degrees centigrade on Batman Arkham Origins. The temp also keeps rising at random times when using Chrome or Firefox, ultimately leading to freezes. Media Player ...
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Laptop turns off randomly

Tonight I started having problems, meaning that my laptop started turning off instantly. I guess it is from overheating. It was happening when I tried playing some heavy game, but now it started doing ...
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No thermal pad.What to do now?

Years ago my bro gave me a laptop which had a heat problem. After one day I found it was because vent was blocked, so I cleaned it. Since then it started working without shutting down but it still ...
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Wireless card overheating?

Ok, so I've had my laptop for several years (I wanna say 4, but possibly more), it's a Toshiba Satellite. I'm running Linux mint 15, and am having a strange new issue, after several hours of running ...
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over-heating of a DELL inspron 560s even in idle condition

I have a DELL inspron 560s desktop with 4 GB of RAM, 512mb Nvidia geforce 310, Windows 7 Home Basic, Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (2.9 ghz). The processor temperature reaches above 67°C in 30 min in an ...
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How to go about debugging semi-random PC restarts. (In game: Dota 2)

I've been playing Dota 2 for a while on my home PC, but lately it seems to be crashing semi-randomly. Symptoms: From alive to dead in 1 second. No pre-warning whatsoever. Mostly just before big ...
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How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?

A power spike broke the CPU temperature sensor on my motherboard. Memtest86+ runs fine. However, neither Linux nor Windows boots under default options. Windows simply shuts down during boot. Linux ...
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My graphics card is overheating and I'm trying to determine the most effective solutions

My hardware profile: Case: APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H PSU: Antec Neo Eco 400W CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 RAM: 5GB Dual-Channel ...
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How do I correctly apply thermal paste on a laptop CPU with a small surface area?

I watched several videos on YouTube, went through a lot of overclocking forums and websites, but I am yet to find a "correct" answer to this question. Some agree with the "pea method" where you apply ...
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Can an energy saving powerboard damage your computer?

Two months ago, I bought a Jackson Master/Slave Green Energy Saving Powerboard. I plugged my high-end gaming desktop computer into the master port, and the screen, speakers, etc. into the slave ...
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GeForce GT 540M heating (and throttling)

I have a Sony Vaio laptop (VPC - F22L1E, sometimes listed as F22L1E/B), with a 1 GB GeForce GT 540M graphics card. The GPU heats from room temp. to about 55°C with just booting and surfing on the ...
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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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Brand New Dell Studio 1558 Heatsink fan not working properly

So here is my situation, I've a Dell Studio 1558 laptop running on Corei3 Processor and about few months ago it stopped working, on powering on there would be no display although I could hear the ...
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New laptop extremely hot

I just bought a laptop (ASUS N550 with Intel 4700MQ processor) and I'm noticing that it gets REALLY hot very easily. I've been copying files into it for like 30 min and the whole laptop is pretty hot, ...
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How to test if a processor is heat damaged?

I have an older PC with an Phenom II processor that we use as a kids' computer. It's been running fine until about a week ago when it randomly shut down and would not get past the Windows load screen ...
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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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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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Intel Core i7-2670QM Overheating

Problem: I own an HP Pavilion dv7t-6b00 running the above processor. The TJ Max is set to 100°C, and it idles at around 66°C. I've tried applying two different types of thermal and have ...
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i5-2500K (3.3 GHz) processor with H80 water cooling on a P8Z68-V PRO overheating/CPU fan not found

I built my computer a while back, and I have had this type of issues on and off all the time. When my computer is actually loading Windows, it works like a charm. The idle temperature is 25-30 ...
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Does heat damage computers while turned off?

I'm well aware that overheating is a common source of damage to computers, but can high heat damage them even while powered off? And if it is possible, is it likely? I ask due to some old components ...
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GPU is overheating after re-applying thermal paste

After dusting my computer (not vacuum cleaner), and re-applying new thermal paste on EVGA GTX 660 SC, it gets overheated, while before it wasn't. Temperatures: before: idle - 40, max - 85-90, after: ...
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Laptop doesn't boot

I have couple years old Packard bell easynote ts11-hr-777nc. Recently I had serious overheating problems so I opened the laptop and removed the dust (there wasn't alot). Now when I press the power ...
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Overheat VAIO VGN-AW31ZJ; 100°C everywhere [closed]

Lately my laptop is always overheated and, to avoid shouting downs, it's always throttling. Any hint about how i can solve this issue? It's out of warranty so i prefer to do it on my own at first.
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HP dv7-XG300AV runs at 75 degrees while idling

I realize that 75 degrees celsius isn't THAT bad, but while playing a game or watching videos/multitasking the processor goes up to 97 degrees and after a few hours will reach 100 and shut off. I've ...
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BIOS provide incorrect CPU tempatures?

I recently built a new AMD computer. The computer runs great (so I think). I have an after market fan on the processor. I installed a program called Core Temp to monitor CPU usage and temperature. The ...
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My laptop says I'm using around 10% CPU but it's running at 1.9GHz (i7 q720 rated at 1.6GHZ) constantly

as the title says, my laptop seems to be running really quick when technically it's not doing anything. The fan is always on full and although it hasn't got any stability issues I can't help thinking ...
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Laptop Overheating Issue - What should I replace?

So I have the Asus M50Vn (which is similar to the M50Sv, which there is a disassemble guide out there on Google if you'd like to know what mine looks like inside) that is about 6 years old and is ...
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Can the NVidia card on the Dell XPS 17 (L702x) overheat and crash applications?

I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702x). I've noticed repeatedly and constantly that when I run GPU intensive apps, they will crash to the desktop after 30-60 minutes. If the app uses the NVidia GPU, and does ...
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My desktop is restarted automatically

I have been using my PC for the last 6 years, but now suddenly it keeps restarting and then it stops detecting my hard drive. When I switch on my PC next day, it will detect the hard drive again and ...