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 Core i7 QuadCore on HP Pavilion dv7 Overheating Issues

I bought a brand new HP notebook: HP Pavilion dv7-6b21em BeatsAudio edition. The notebook is about 2 months old and has pretty nasty overheating problem. I mainly use it for development however i do ...
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Why do GPUs overheat?

About a year ago, I added a 9800GT (1 GB version) and a Corsair CX500 PSU to an HP M8000N computer. A few weeks ago, the HDD overheated and I decided to transfer the GPU & PSU to a new build, ...
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sapphire 5770 never idles

built a new computer with my old graphics card (on older computer it worked just fine, idling at 157/300 core/memory) while on the new pc, it's always on 850/1200 (those freqs are the full load) also ...
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Grey screen of death?

I built my computer in July of this year and have had no problems with it until about a month ago. Generally I leave my pc on overnight. (It goes to "sleep"). But sometimes I'll wake up in the morning ...
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Brand new Lenovo u410 heats up around touchpad

My Lenovo u410 started heating around the right palm rest minutes after I unpacked it! I am devastated, because I bought this for programming, and it's impossible to type on this for extended periods ...
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Overheating Ubuntu - Alert me before of shutdown?

I have a problem on my Ubuntu (11.10 still) which causes my machine to do a critical shutdown. I identified the problem as an overheating issue, seeing the following line in /var/log/syslog: kernel: ...
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Can the GPU be disabled (turned off) on a laptop?

I have Asus G73-JH laptop with ATI 5870 GPU. It has some serious heating problems. I am running Windows 8. Is it possible to turn off the GPU and use the onboard graphics, like when simply broswing ...
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Computer shuts off after heatsink upgrade

I just recently replaced the stock heatsink that came with the AMD FX-8150 with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo and have been having a lot of issues with my computer ever since. I first noticed the ...
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HP Pavilion dv6 overheating, how do I set fan speed to 100% all the time?

So I have a HP Pavilion dv6, and it works fine. But when I play, say, Minecraft, the temperature jumps to around 60c-70c. I wouldn't be bothered by this, but I bought this computer and played ...
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Multi-Harddrive Tower, Do I have to Worry about Overheating

I have been thinking of getting a third hard drive. Right now I have two already in my tower. The HDDs have a small compact separate 3-space bay in the bottom front of the tower. In general, should I ...
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Run AMD Rana 455 CPU without retention bracket securing the heat sink?

I just recently got a 3.3GHz AMD Rana 455 CPU to replace an old X2, but one of the clips on the retention bracket broke off. I have another one ordered, but in the meantime I have some work I need to ...
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Why is my computer hanging / freezing randomly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose repeated freezing of windows 7 (comes back alive in few seconds) Randomly my PC completely hangs, and there is no overheating in the CPU, I have run ...
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Laptop is overheating and lagging but doesn't shut down

I am using a Sony VAIO vgn-tz2500 laptop, and it's overheating when I watch Flash movies (Youtube etc.) and it starts to lag. I had a computer before that had problems with overheating but it shut ...
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DELL n5010 randomly powering off

I have a Dell N5010(Inspriton 15R) laptop. The laptop will run for a while (10 mins) then cut out, I at first thought this was a overheating issue. This issue still happens even the the BIOS I've ...
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Old laptop turns off due to overheating [closed]

I have an old laptop that powers off when the processor's temperature exceeds 84 °C. The more annoying part is Flash causes this most of the time. If I watch a web feed for more than 15-20 minutes, it ...
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How can I manage the fan speed on a Lenovo thinkpad t510? [closed]

How can increase the speed of the fan on my Lenovo Thinkpad t510 running Windows 7? Is there any software or script that helps me with this?
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Why does my laptop shut down, does it get too hot?

When I play games, or use powerful-applications such as Autodesk Maya, my laptop just shuts down, ofcourse without any warning at all. This is what I've tried so far: Cleaned my fan, completely! ...
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Package temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled

I am running 64 bit Ubuntu 11.10 on an i7 with 8gigs of ram. I thought of putting this on askubuntu.com but decided that maybe the question has a much broader appeal. I have the following error ...
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Video playback RAM/CPU issue

I have a 6 GB 1080p video file,as soon as i start playing it on different players including VLC,MPC HT e.t.c. 6G RAM shoots upto 90% usage and the CPU i7 950 3.0 GHz heats up to 80d ,now i have ...
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Why Laptops sometimes not shutting down when Lid closed? Red-hot laptop from bag, why?

I have had all kind of laptops such as Lenovo, IBM Thinkpad, Acer, Apple and many others -- with different operating systems. I have had this kind of problem with all of them: when I close the lid -- ...
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Laptop overheats, BSOD, turns off when playing games

Recently, my year-old laptop began BSODing, turning off unexpectedly and heating up very fast when playing games. This is regardless of the integrated graphics or the add-on NVidia graphics used. My ...
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Acer Asphire 5930G automatic shutdown

I have this Acer Asphire 5930G laptop. It is almost 3 years now. But currently it Boots up or Go to Windows but it automatically shutdown within more or less than 5-10 minutes. I already checked the ...
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Mountain Lion overheating issue have to do with launchd/Python?

So, Ever since I installed ML, my MacBook Air has been running SUPER hot. Opened up activity monitor, and everything seemed to be pretty normal, until I had it refresh every .5 seconds... and then I ...
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Computer shuts down without warning

I have a problem with my Packard Bell EasyNote TS11HR laptop. Whenever I play any games, my computer just shuts down after 5mins playing. Without any warning at all. I already did some research on ...
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Does a hard drive “working hard”, i.e. when defragmenting or otherwise continuously active, significantly affect a laptop's temperature?

Trying to diagnose and fix an overheating Acer 5735 laptop, running speedfan and doing general workload to try and cause the overheat conditions. I notice that windows xp is badly fragmented according ...
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If an SSD overheats will it shut itself off?

I recently got an OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. I knew they had very poor reputation when I bought it, but I wanted to get a drive with very high IOPS so I bought it anyway. Sometimes when the drive is under ...
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Computer shutsdowns when trying to boot

I have an IBM ThinkCentre, and I was talking to someone on Skype when it suddenly just shutoff. When I rebooted it asked me to start windows normally or in safe mode, but as soon I choose an option ...
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PC dies when running at 100% CPU

I recently wrote some Java code to generate images of the Mandelbrot set (fractal). I made use of the new Fork/Join facility in Java 7 to run separate threads on all four cores (2 real, 2 ...
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what to do with my overheating laptop?

I have a lenovo y500 laptop bought in 2007. It came with vista basic and core 2 duo processor. For the past one year, I have had heat issues. I used the laptop for browsing and if I watch a movie or ...
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Powerline adaptor overheating

I'm currently using a 500Mbps powerline adaptor and I believe it has been constantly overheating from time to time. It stops working once every few hours and it gets extremely warm. However it ...
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Why does my computer keep going “blank”?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer but am currently trying to install Elementary on it. As soon as I turn my computer on, it gets really loud trying to load the disc, which I assume is normal. Well, ...
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Melting plastic around DC-in jack in laptop

I recently noticed that the plastic around the DC-in jack of my laptop was warped (melted) a little bit. Since I noticed, I have done some experiments, and saw that the metal tip of the charger heats ...
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Samsung NP530 CPU stuck at 55 C temperature

I have run into heating issues on my ultrabook running Linux. Idling temperature for Win7 is ~45 C, while in Linux it is ~55 C. Output of sensors rohit@raijin ~ $ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: ...
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LG LW20 Express won't boot after hdd replace

My old laptop (LG LW20 Express) got a hdd failure and I replaced the hdd. Now the laptop won't boot from cd or usb. I'm trying to install ubuntu on it. When I turn the laptop on it shows me the ...
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Macbook Pro Powering Off Under GPU Load

I have a pre-Unibody Macbook Pro that has served loyally and well for some time - it's one of the 15 inch Core 2 Duo models with an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card. While using it today, it ...
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Laptop that can handle +100°F use outside? [closed]

I'm looking for a computer that can handle working out in sunlight on hot summer days. I live in Texas so it's not uncommon for 110°F spikes. At any rate, many electronics (like my Canon DSLR) stops ...
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Max. Temp. on Intel Burn Test for Stock Dell Precision T3500

I'm troubleshooting an issue on a Dell Precision T3500. As part of my troubleshooting I've decided to try running a stress test using Intel Burn Test software. This machine is a stock configuration ...
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Hibernate speed, and hard drive temperature

My computer is taking in the region of 4 minutes or so, to hibernate 4GB of RAM. Also, resting my hand on the top of it is rather hot to the touch, so I ran CrystalDisk Info and that is reporting a ...
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Remote Desktop - Check For Oveheating

Is it possible to check the current temperature of CPU through software (control panel, task manager, third party service) and whether the computer is overheating? I am connecting to a computer ...
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The laptop overheats when I use ubuntu linux

I use 2 operating systems in my laptop. I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 When I use Ubuntu, it often makes my laptop overheat and sometimes turn off suddenly. Why does it happen? Is it because of ...
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underclocking Intel Core i7

My laptop's CPU is Intel Core i7 Q 720 . Works perfect but the bad side is overheating... Ive already tried to clean laptop and change thermopaste, it doesn't give any results. Is there any programs ...
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What can I do to prevent system power downs?

Yesterday I was given my brother's old laptop - core i7, 2.67GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win7 64 bit. It's a Sony Vaio Z11. Approx 18 months old. When running something computationally intensive, the ...
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Is there any way to limit the turbo boost speed / intensity on i7 lap?

I've just got a used i7 laptop, one of these overheating pavilions from HP with quad cores. And I really want to find a compromise between the temp and performance. If I use linpack, or some other ...
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CPU operating temperature ranges

I have an AMD Phenom II 960T with 2 cores unlocked for a total of 6 cores. I don't overclock at all. I have a Arctic Cooling ACALP64 Heatsink/Fan installed. I'm currently running ESXi 5.0 so I have to ...
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Detect hardware damage with software?

I brought my laptop to school this morning. Just as our teacher went inside the classroom, I swiftly shoved it in the laptop bag. Unfortunately, I forgot to shut it down properly and it wasn't even in ...
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If a CPU overheats, is it possible that its performance will subsequently diminish as a result?

I recently built a system with an Intel I5 2500K processor. I made the goofy mistake of not perfectly securing the stock heat sink onto the processor. One of the clips wasn't quite all the way in, so ...
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i7 laptop automatic overheat shut-down?

I am using Asus N82JQ laptop with i7-720QM, 4GB RAM, 1GB nVidia GT335 and 5400rpm HDD. I am using cooling pad under the laptop. I live in Greece, where the temperature of the air is easily around ...
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Bent processor socket pins LGA1155 after overheating CPU

I have an i7-2600k (not overclocked) on an ASUS P8Z68 V-Pro motherboard that I was cooling using a Corsair H60 since last August. My A/C went out for a period of two weeks and my ambient temperature ...
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Lenovo T520 overheating when playing Counter-Strike: Source. What can I do about it?

GPU seems to heat to over 93C when playing Counter-Strike: Source (at 1600x900 resolution). After a while ThinkPad shuts down on its own. Should I lower my graphics settings? I tried that, but it ...
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Toshiba Satellite L755 - CPU and GPU overheating

I'm at a little bit of a loss and wanted to try asking a question here :) I own a satellite L755, the model which includes Blu ray player,Nvidia 525m,6GB Ram and a few more bells and whistles. ...