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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Is it safe to keep a MacBook in the fridge to cool it down?

I've a got longstanding problem with laptops overheating (MacBook Air/Pro) and it's not only related to one machine. The laptops are overheating especially during hot days (summer). I've found that ...
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Computer gets hot with Linux Mint

So recently I had installed Linux Mint (Rosa) on computer and I dual boot it with windows 10. With windows there is no problem, it does not get hot for example if I get into YouTube or something not ...
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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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Why is my computer overheating after installing 2 new ram 4g ddr2

My motherboard is a ms-7390 and currently running it with 4gigs of ram made up of 2 2gig ddr2 sticks. My computer is overheating after upgrading to 8gigs and replacing the sticks with 2 4gig ddr2 ...
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bad wireless chip and AC adapter on LG laptop

I have a LG Laptop (this model: http://www.lg.com/br/computadores/lg-P430-K.BE44P1-7465) which I bought from my friend, it had no AC adapter, so I used a Sony Vaio adapter I had at home (the connector ...
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How do I safely separate the heatsink/pipe from the processor on the Packard Bell F7280?

My laptop shuts down and the main fan stops. I am convinced it's dust build up in a void below the heat-sink fins but the heatsink is firmly stuck to the processor. (see link to manual page 8 ) ftp:/...
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Can a large power supply cause overheating?

I have a laptop which is just over one year old, and ever since I have had it, there have been some very serious overheating problems. The fan is almost always at full blast, which is incredibly loud, ...
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Need to pinpoint the source of my laptop's overheating that led to physical melting of the touchpad

Alienware M17x R3 (released in 2011) I opened my laptop lid to find strange marks that looked as though an interior piece of the laptop overheated and melted the exterior. The melted area is near the ...
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No thermal pad.What to do now?

Years ago my bro gave me a laptop which had a heat problem. After one day I found it was because vent was blocked, so I cleaned it. Since then it started working without shutting down but it still ...
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Illogical random shutdown behavior, No overheating, no Hardware faliure

I am facing an illogical problem on my wife's dell inspiron. The computer started to shutdown randomly while she was working. The problem started to evolve until the day when the computer always ...
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Cpu overheating and bios cpu fan error

I have an i5 2550k a p8z68 mobo, and a Corsair h100 liquid cooler. As of last night the CPU started throttling and I guess overheating after 4 years no issues. Whatever, i tried reapplying new TIM/...
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Overheating CPU, advice required

Intel i5-2500K Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Radeon 7950, not that it should matter I've been noticing spikes in my CPU usage. I downloaded Process Explorer and tried to get to the bottom of which process ...
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CPU reaching 98C when using Google Hangouts

When idling my laptop is 45 - 50C, when browsing it is 55 - 70C and when watching HD videos it is 75 - 87 and when doing a hangouts call (with HD on my webcam) it is 93 - 98C. The laptop is very loud ...
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Can the operation of a Banana PI M3 without any heat sink cause damage?

My pure Banana PI M3 board has just been delivered. However, it has come without any heat sink. The specifications are: CPU: A83T ARM Cortex-A7 octa-core,512 KB L1 cache 1 MB L2 cache GPU: ...
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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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Anti Static Spray

Can anti static spray be used inside the computer, to help all the components from collecting dust? If so, I understand the computer would need to be turned off & everything unplugged first. Is ...
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Touchscreen HP 520 1085uk Overheating

I don't know if my Processor Power Management is set correctly. I need a cooler pc, not a quick one. My screen keeps going off when I watch a video, Youtube or generally when I've been surfing on ...
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All of a suden CPU over heat error on boot

I recently moved houses and took my desktop computer with me. Before moving, I dusted it out using compressed air and took the heat sink off the CPU and dusted it out too. When I reassembled the ...
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DELL n5010 randomly powering off

I have a Dell N5010(Inspriton 15R) laptop. The laptop will run for a while (10 mins) then cut out, I at first thought this was a overheating issue. This issue still happens even the the BIOS I've ...
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Laptop overheating within minutes of start up

I have a Dell Windows 7 Home Prem with an I7-720QM. More information on the computer can be found here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/51CVCN1/configuration The ...
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Faulty GPU heat sensor or something else?

So, today my GPU started crashing after yesterday being fine. I have Gigabyte GTX 670 3x Windforce, so the fans can get quite noisy under heavy load. Usually the driver crash and eventual PC crash ...
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Laptop CPU temperatures: 65°C in idle, 100+°C in heavy load

The laptop is a 4 years old Asus N56VZ, ambient temperature is around 25°C. I've already unmounted the laptop, cleared the (not much) dust and changed the original thermal paste with Arctic MX-4, ...
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Why are my drives failling (version 2)?

I have a problem similar to the one described on question Why are my hard drives failing?. I have a PC assembled by my self and It has worked fine for 3 years but recently It have been killing hard ...
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Laptop overheats when connected to the wall plug, but not when using battery

Especially when playing CS:GO CPU temperatures reach 95 but when I unplug the charger and use only the battery, the temperatures remain around 85. The game runs smoothly in both cases.
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Clean GeForce GT 220 still overheating with 3D acceleration

Everytime I push my GeForce GT 220 even a little bit it gets very hot. It seems to only be when 3D is used. GPU : GeForce GT 220 [PCI Express x16 Gen1 / 1024 MB] Screen : GNR TB2200W OS : ...
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Is a gradual increase in the reported GPU temperature a sign of impending hardware failure?

It's an uber old computer OS: Win 7 Pro M/B: P7P55 DE GPU: NVidia GEForce 8400 GS Cabinet: Antec with a single 120mm fan set at high-speed Security: MS Security Essentials Problem: ASUS ...
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What happens to an x86/x64 computer when its 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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Nvidia Display Dirver crashing with BSOD at higher temperatures

Ever since I installed “Company of Heroes 2” and associated DirectX files from Steam as well as upgrading my GPU dirvers, I keep getting the following blue screen of death (BSOD) message: ...
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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 web....
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Acer Aspire overheats at power plugin

I have an Acer Aspire 5733 and it overheats at the power plugin area. I also have an HP that does the same thing. I'm not a guru with computers but it seems that it's probably because I play ...
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HP Pavilion dv6 overheating, how do I set fan speed to 100% all the time?

So I have a HP Pavilion dv6, and it works fine. But when I play, say, Minecraft, the temperature jumps to around 60c-70c. I wouldn't be bothered by this, but I bought this computer and played ...
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My AMD A8-4500M is at 120C Is this a error with speccy

I just installed speccy on my laptop and was very surprised to see these temperatures when idling My CPU has a maximum temperature of 100C and the fan is quiet (and is working) and my laptop doesn't ...
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N550JK overheating while gaming – is 90-95 °C normal?

I've got an N550JK with i7-4700HQ processor and 850M Graphic card. I use 'Core Temp' ver. 1.0 RC6-64bit to detect the temperature of the cores. While gaming in modern games, I'm getting cores temp ...
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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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Graphics card 2nd radiator overheats causing restarts

There are 2 radiators on my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card. The card is 2 to 4yo. One large on GPU with a fan and also another one, small, without a fan. The other one gets really hot and ...
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MSI GE60 Apache 75 °C on browsing

I am having some trouble with keeping my laptop cool. It's a MSI GE60 Apache 2QD. It used to run kind of hot while playing high-end games (80-90°C) but recently it's been heating up until 80°C while ...
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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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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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Why does my CPU temperature in BIOS creep up to shutdown/crash but temp ok under OS?

ASRock FM2A75PRO4, A10 5800K. Watched CPU temp in BIOS for a while to check that heatsink was seated properly with even contact to CPU for heat transfer. Temp started at typical idle (30°C), while ...
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Brand new Lenovo u410 heats up around touchpad

My Lenovo u410 started heating around the right palm rest minutes after I unpacked it! I am devastated, because I bought this for programming, and it's impossible to type on this for extended periods ...
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Acer Asphire 5930G automatic shutdown

I have this Acer Asphire 5930G laptop. It is almost 3 years now. But currently it Boots up or Go to Windows but it automatically shutdown within more or less than 5-10 minutes. I already checked the ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B overheats when I put in the micro SD (64GB)

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and I plugged in the charger - it was fine. I plugged in the HDMI - still fine. I plugged in the micro SD card (64GB) and the Pi immediately got super hot and when I ...
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Dusty Environment - Fan Alternative

I manage several desktop computers in dusty environments. We frequently must clean out the cases to ensure adequate ventilation. Is there such a thing as reliable, fanless cooling for an off-the-...
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Can CPU temperatures below “critical” cause severe permanent damage to my computer?

I have a Toshiba Satellite P755-S5215 laptop, from 2012. It's got a 2.2 GHz Intel Mobile i7-2670QM CPU, with a stock board and integrated graphics. It's a good workhorse, but sometimes it undergoes ...
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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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How to log a shutdown caused from overheating or overheated components?

On a Windows 7 SP1 machine I would like to know how I could reliably log a shutdown that was caused exclusively from overheated components of the machine. Since the component that overheats must send ...
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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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How to reduce heat in my system?

I have a desktop PC, which was mounted for me by a friend. It is running OpenSUSE 13.2. This is the installed configuration: Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro Processor: Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 RAM: 4 x ...
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Laptop heating up (specs: i3-2328M, dual boot Win 7, Xubuntu 14)

My laptop was fine. I usually run Xubuntu, and not the Windows. Yesterday, I purchased a Western Digital external hard disk and plugged it in, going for a massive backup. Now I started copying about ...