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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I foolishly detached the fiddly “push pin” cooler from a client's old PC. Here are some possible plans of action. What would you do, and why?

A client of mine brought me an outdated home PC. The specs: It's a compact tower PC, sixteen inches tall. It includes a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 and 1 GB of RAM. An independent computer store built it ...
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Computer keeps shutting off r9 290x

Hi I've got some issues with my pc.. It keeps turning it self off. It turns off in 3 ways.. The machine will turn off and the fans will be on gentle power, perhaps 30-40% The machine will turn off ...
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What is using up my C drive and why is it automatically restarting?

I'm facing two major problems with my Lenovo Thinkpad laptop(Windows 7, 4GB Ram) 1) Free space in my C drive is gradually decreasing. 2) My system is automatically restarting. Its happening even ...
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The GPU overheats and the laptop shuts down

I had to replace my laptop's graphics card a few weeks ago. I also had it cleaned. At first it was fine, except the fan was loud. But since yesterday it has shut down twice. Once when I tried to play ...
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CPU overheats when display turns off

Since about a week I’ve noticed that my CPU heats up very badly as soon as the display turns off. I can't find any suspicious processes when I resume, but, if I leave the display off for more than 20 ...
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My LENOVO ideapad yoga keeps the fan on but not cooling the laptop…? Why?

For the last few days, my laptop tends to turn the fan on to cool the laptop down with no success. I keep my laptop on a desk where it's never hot or too dusty. I live in central europe, no desert or ...
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Built a PC some months ago, facing automatic shutdown, temperature issue?

I built a PC some months ago, it worked fine, but now it's summer time and temperature is 45 °C here in Jaipur, India. When I start playing BF3 after 20-25 minutes my UPS starts beeping and system ...
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CPU overheating on startup

I just built a new PC, and on startup in the bios it already shows my CPU overheating at 190 degrees. Can anyone explain what is happening? I have 4 fans, 2 in and 2 out. This is literally the first ...
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Is ~49 c is normal for motherboard idle temperature?

My motherboard model name is Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2PT.It's normal idle temperature shows 49c.Ambient room temp is 30C. Idle CPU(AMD FX-6100) temp is 27C So ,my question is Is 50C too hot (for my ...
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Laptop overheating within minutes of start up

I have a Dell Windows 7 Home Prem with an I7-720QM. More information on the computer can be found here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/51CVCN1/configuration The ...
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Very fast Laptop Heating due to very high CPU usage by dwm.exe

My laptop gets heated very fast and when I check the task manager, I find dwm.exe consuming very high CPU (mostly 100%). In the beginning I found the message "The graphic adapter has been stopped and ...
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Computer restarts without warning; code bcc116

Processor: Intel i5 4430 4-Core 4x3Ghz Motherboard: msi h87-g41 Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX760 Power supply: eps-750 cm RAM: 8GB I bought a new assembled gaming PC which worked fine for a few days. ...
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Laptop overheates without charger

I'm just wondering why my laptop gets warm only WITHOUT battery charger? So strange. I don't know actually a device which gets hot, I presume it's a CPU or a videocard. It's located at the left to ...
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Computer turns off Unexpectedly because of overheating [closed]

My System turns off unexpectedly after about 8-10 minutes of usage. When it turns off, I turn it on again and go to BIOS where I see that my CPU temperature is 91°C! If I wait for 8-9 hours to cool ...
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Is my laptop overheating?

I'll start with the TL;DR part: TL;DR HP TX1000's WiFi stopped working one day. Then it began to (suddenly) turn itself off. When "cool", it turns on and I get bios but it turns off after 5-6 ...
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Why does AMD CPU temp in BIOS creep up to shutdown/crash but temp ok under OS?

ASRock FM2A75PRO4, A10 5800K. Watched CPU temp in bios for a while to check that heatsink was seated properly with even contact to CPU for heat transfer. Temp started at typical idle (30 Celsius), ...
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Computer generate heat almost instantly after power up?

I have HP G42 PC here, and recently it's frequently give out emergency notice on boot saying that the CPU was overheated. Even if it was switched on recently after the notice appears, it barely stay ...
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Windows 8 causing hot CPU

As soon as I installed windows 8 my CPU began to overheat. How did I know this? Well my left leg started getting hot and my fans starting whirring like crazy. I confirmed with OpenHardwareMonitor ...
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Which hardware is failing?

What component should I replace? My home build PC is acting up. I'd like to only have to replace what is obviously broken. I was getting blue screens like this. From three days ago. ...
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Is overheating actually a risk for hardware now, with all the internal safeguards now present? [duplicate]

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 ...