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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AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition CPU Overheating on Windows 7 64-bit

I was using the Windows 7 32-bit from last year, but switched to the 64-bit about 4 months ago. Since then I have noticed my CPU temp. is on rise. It was working fine, but as the start of summer ...
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How do I keep my laptop fan on?

My Toshiba laptop is completely dusted out and I keep it on a dinner plate to keep a consistent air flow. The problem is the fan stops. I know that it is supposed to turn on when needed but it doesn't ...
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How can I prevent my Asus M50Sa from overheating?

My main computer is an Asus M50sa, which is about five years old now. The computer is still great but it continually overheats and shuts itself down whenever there is a heavy load on the CPU. I can ...
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CPU temperature range while Gaming

I'm checking the Core temperature using CoreTemp utility in Windows while gaming (GTA4, Batman Arkham City 2) on the following hardware: Intel i7 2600 (LGA 1155) Asus P8Z68 PRO/GEN-3 Mobo 8x2 GB ...
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Specific area of the laptop heats up unusually

This is the image of the laptop that I own [HP Pavilion DV4-2126tx]. Towards the left of the laptop is a RJ-45 socket where I connect the internet cable and close to it is the graphics card, ...
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How do I prevent the motherboard and CPU from overheating when playing a particular game?

I have a pretty decent system. However, when I play a certain computer game (Warcraft 3), the temperatures on my computer go up tremendously as shown here: I have seen the motherboard temperature ...
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Windows 8 not using max CPU speed on heavy operations

On my Windows 8 laptop, whenever I'm doing video transcoding with Handbrake, it seems to limit the CPU usage to 44% and the CPU frequency to 42% or 43% of max allowed. That probably means the CPU ...
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Linux Mint 14 severe overheating

I've tried switching to Mint (it was Mint 12) about 6 months ago, but failed to do it due to enormous overheating which made it virtually impossible to run any applications more complex than Gedit. ...
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Fedora 18 severe overheating HP Envy 4 1002tx in Gnome shell

I recently installed Fedora 18 x86_64bit version in dual boot mode on my HP Envy 4 1002tx machine and whenever I log into the Gnome shell I am facing very sever overheating of my laptop base and the ...
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Overheating issue

I've built a new system but it keeps overheating. It will run fine in the BIOS but as soon as I start something more intensive (like attempting to install the OS or using a live edition) the HSF's RPM ...
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VAIO Laptop overheat

I have a VPCF111FX VAIO laptop. Since I first bought it, even during low CPU usage, very hot air is blowing from its fan. The fan is also very noisy. Sony published some BIOS update for it, and I ...
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How to solve overheating in Dell laptops while using Ubuntu 12.04 and later versions?

I have Dell N5010 laptop with Intel's i5 processor (1st generation), 4 GB of RAM. I have been using Ubuntu for a quite long time ,since the versions 10.04 and later versions. My Laptop was getting ...
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Computer shuts down in BIOS

I have a laptop that runs the OS just fine (fan runs fast though). I can use the computer as long as I want and will have no problems. If I restart it after using it for awhile, it will typically not ...
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GPU overheat on HP G62 laptop

Short problem description: HP G62-b50SR, GPU temperature rises up to 90-100 degrees, computer begins to slow down and even shuts down sometimes. I cleaned my laptop many times, replaced thermal ...
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Fedora 18 overheating laptop

Since I migrated from Fedora 17 to Fedora 18 by doing a fresh install (only kept /home) I've been having overheating problems randomly. For absolutely no apparent reason everything heats up and ...
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Lenovo T410 overheats since replacing HDD with SSD hard drive

As already mentioned in the title, my Lenovo T410 notebook overheats regularly since I've replaced my old harddisk with a SSD harddisk. My assumption is that the CPU is stressed since replacing the ...
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What happens to an x86/x64 computer when it's processor reaches maximum temperature?

I recently found out that x86/x64 processors have a maximum temperature defined in their spec sheet. In the spec sheet the "maximum temperature" is referred to as the "Core Tjmax". For example on an ...
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Laptop overheating after doing the usual cleaning routine

I have a Vaio VGN-CR353 laptop was given to me around September or October 2012 and I installed Ubuntu on it. I have already made it into a very personal laptop and installed games under wine (SC2, ...
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How to find out if a laptop has been damaged by heat?

I'm trying to fix a laptop give to me by a user who reported to me that when logging out they don't wait for the laptop to logout completely, and instead immediately shove it in their bag (without ...
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Multiple hardware overheating

I've had the Acer Aspire X3810 computer for 3 years now and suddenly it has started overheating. I've cleaned out all of the dust within the case. I've experienced shutdowns and BSOD's when watching ...
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How much heat can a heat sensor on a video card handle?

I have some troubles with my XFX HD5770 (video card), the head sensors on my video card are broken but I'm out of warranty. I need to prove to the reseller that I didn't damage the head sensors by for ...
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Laptop Overheating with Windows 8

I recently installed Windows 8 on my HP G62 Laptop and I have been noticing a very strange problem with it. Let alone, for lets say 5 minutes, without even touching it, it starts to heat up and it ...
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Intel Atom overheating in ASUS EEE Box 1501P

I have had an ASUS EEE Box 1501P for just a little bit over a year. Of course it breaks 2 months after the warranty runs out. http://www.asus.com/Eee/EeeBox_PC/EeeBox_PC_EB1501P/ I have been using ...
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Laptop turning off when fan is spinning hard

My laptop seems to have reach its lifespan. Its an Acer laptop so I guess that's normal. But I'd like to hear your opinions about this. My laptop is only 2 years old. I haven't heard the fan spinning ...
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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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Alternative (cooler) CPU than a Intel Celeron M 420 1.6GHz?

I bought a broken Toshiba Satellite A105-S2101 laptop off eBay. It would freeze on the BIOS loading screen; I found out it was just a bad DVD drive. I replaced it and all is well, except it overheats ...
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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 ...