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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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 ...