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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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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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. ...
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Underclocking without BIOS option

I have never over/under/downclocked my laptop, however it is seriously suffering from overheating. I have cleaned it out and am running the fan at full speed the whole time. I also have turned the ...
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Ubuntu on Toshiba A200 causes overheating

I'm trying to run Ubuntu on my Toshiba A200 computer and after a few minutes it's getting crashed and the computer restarts. I notice that the computer is overheating. Does someone know this problem ...
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How to auto-hibernate computer when it overheats?

I'm running Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire 4937G and there is this issue that whenever I run too many programs simultaneously, my laptop will auto-shutdown due to overheating. I was wondering is there ...
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Max temperature setting and automatic throttling-down CPU on linux

I recently have situation where my laptop can heat to 105 degrees and shut down. I think shutting down is some bios/laptop internal protection, because it doesn't just gracefully shut down the system, ...
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How to determine why the fan is running on MacBook Air?

I have a MacBook Air with OS X Lion and the fan started running loudly. I presume it is because the system is overheating and would like to determine the cause. What tool can I use to see what is ...
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Laptop fan runs at full speed during light (?) usage

With only e.g. 2 browsers open, the fan on the laptop seems to be running at full speed. How do I check if there is a process that is generating a lot of stress for the hardware?
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AMD Phenom 2 is idling at 50°C, can I get it cooler?

Is it possible to damage a CPU so that it works, but only at high temperatures? My Phenom 2 1090T is idling at 50°C and I have tried everything to get it down. I can play Deus Ex HR, Arkham City, or ...
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Laptop hot after format

I recently formatted an HP G62 Laptop and installed all drivers from the HP site that should be installed for this model. But i noticed a very strange behavior, using Coretemp, the temp is always ...
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Black Screen and System Hang - Possibly CPU overheating

I have this old computer - P4 2.0ghz, 1.2GB RAM and onboard graphics(no external card), 80GBHDD. It has xubuntu installed on it and it regularly hangs when it takes more system resources for say like ...
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Troubleshooting an overheating CPU

I & my father just recently put together a new PC. Specs below. From the very beginning, on boot it will often complain that the CPU is too hot. If I sit in BIOS and watch the CPU, it'll drop ...
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GPU overheating

I have an nVidia GTS250 that, in the last couple of months, has decided that it has a problem with newer games. Older games are fine, but anything made in the last couple of years will eventually make ...
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Fan on HP Pavillon DV5 always on, even with CPU idle

my laptop (HP Pavillon DV5 1110el) has a big problem. The fan is always on and very loud (I think maximum speed). For example, now the CPU temperature is just 40° but the fan is at maximum speed ...
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Why does my computer randomly power off?

Situation: have a 6 year old PC but it powers off randomly, sometimes it will take a few hours, or sometimes it won't happen at all when it does happen, the system loses power, but the mobo power ...
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How to find out if my CPU is overheated

For the past 2-3 days my computer has been automatically turning off. I can think of three reasons: I have very cheap grade power supply and it may be that it is not able to supply enough power, so ...
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CPU overheating after cleaning it

I wanted to clean my computer CPU heatsink and fan itself, because the temperature is not what I wanted. About (50C ~ 70C). I have Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 @1.8 GHz (LGA775). The heatsink wasn't so ...
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GPU overheat due to thermal paste

Today I changed thermal pad on my GPU to Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. After that I checked the temperature in SpeedFan. At first it showed ~90, then 0, then 230 Celsius. After seeing 230 I switched ...
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i7 CPU temp reaches 102C! What to do?

I run a small business and the CPU temperature in our primary server reached 102C. I figured this was a dangerously high temperature, so to avoid damage to the CPU, I shut off the computer. I ...
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GeForce 7200 overheating

I've got NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS As you can see the video card doesn't have a cooler and doesn't have a connector for it. It is a passively-cooled video card: Memory Size - 128 MB ...
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Is it okay to have 100% CPU usage constantly?

I often do 3D rendering in the background which consumes 100% of the CPU (I lower the priority of the process so that it does not hinder any tasks I am working on). My concern/question is whether it ...
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CPU temperatures high on new build after gaming

My friend had a problem with his computer a while back. His games were crashing, even within the menus. He was stumped as to what the problem was, so I posted on here requesting help. He found out the ...