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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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 ...