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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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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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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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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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, hard ...
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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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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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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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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 40`C....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 memtest ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 virtual)...
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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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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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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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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 didn'...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...