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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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

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 something's wrong. ...
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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 ...
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Why does my laptop slow down after a few minutes when i'm playing a game?

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with a 2.5 Ghz Processor with Turbo Boost and a 1 GB dedicated graphics card and 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Home Premium. Recently, when I play Skyrim and other games, ...
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PC crashes after a few minutes of watching video

I have a Dell ST2320L_HDMI monitor and a ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series. The PC itself is a Dell Inspiron 530S. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. The Device Manager says my current driver for the ...
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CPU overheat after cleaning the fan

I have decided to clean my computer. I opened it, removed the fan from the CPU and cleaned it. It was jammed with a lot of dust. After I put it back, and it rotates much smoother and better, I started ...
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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 ...