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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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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Windows 8 causing hot CPU

As soon as I installed windows 8 my CPU began to overheat. How did I know this? Well my left leg started getting hot and my fans starting whirring like crazy. I confirmed with OpenHardwareMonitor ...
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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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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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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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CPU rapidly overheats

I've been running my system for about a year and a half, the only heat issues I had was with Battlefield 4. I noticed then that my CPU easily went to 80°C, so I cut back on the Anti Aliasing etc, no ...
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Arctic Silver paste for a new laptop?

My new laptop will be delivered in a few days, somebody recommended me to apply Arctic Silver right away. Cost cutting has forced manufacturers to use very inferior thermal pastes and I will see a ...
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HP dv7-XG300AV runs at 75 degrees while idling

I realize that 75 degrees celsius isn't THAT bad, but while playing a game or watching videos/multitasking the processor goes up to 97 degrees and after a few hours will reach 100 and shut off. I've ...
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PC crashes after a few minutes of watching video

I have a Dell ST2320L_HDMI monitor and a ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series. The PC itself is a Dell Inspiron 530S. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. The Device Manager says my current driver for the ...
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CPU Overheating at boot

I've had this trouble for months but this time got further and senseless. I have a DELL Latitude E6410 4GB Ram 2.40 Ghz and no battery only cord power source. I've already had this problem before and ...
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my dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 laptop has heating issue while running on ubuntu?

I have dual boot OS Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and my laptop has little heating while running on Ubuntu, whereas windows has no such problems. Ubuntu forum suggest that this may happen due to ...
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Shutting down a laptop with the power button

I've always had the power button on my HP ProBook 4540s set to hibernate the machine and it's always worked fine until now. Recently I experienced what I'm sure was an overheating issue: after using ...
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Sudden massive system temperature spike

I was having a problem with my computer instantly shutting down while playing graphic intensive games with my new GPU. It was suggested that I use a temp monitor bc overheating was suspect. While ...
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Graphics card overheating

So I figure my GPU is dying, I've had my GTX 550Ti by Zotac for a little over three years so I'm buying a new gpu next week. I bought a new case because I thought the GPU was overheating due to the ...
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Kernel Panic from overheating?

I believe my CPU is overheating which is causing a kernel panic and the machine reboots. It is an Intel 3612QE. I have changed the cpufrequtils scaling_governor to ondemand, conservative, and also ...
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Alternative (cooler) CPU than a Intel Celeron M 420 1.6GHz?

I bought a broken Toshiba Satellite A105-S2101 laptop off eBay. It would freeze on the BIOS loading screen; I found out it was just a bad DVD drive. I replaced it and all is well, except it overheats ...
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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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Computer crashing when I play games

Specs: Intel Core i7-3930k Corsair H70 CPU Water Cooler 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill 4x4Gb 1600Mh 120Gb Intel 520 Series SSD 2Tb WD Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6Gb/s 64mb Cache SATA3 AMD Radeon R9 ...
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Can I reuse an overheated HDD after formatting in a ZFS RAID0?

I have a WD50EFRX which overheated according to SMART data (95 degrees celsius) and damaged some blocks (raw value of Raw Read Error Rate ~ 22000). There're no other values besides the Raw Read Error ...
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Very fast Laptop Heating due to very high CPU usage by dwm.exe

My laptop gets heated very fast and when I check the task manager, I find dwm.exe consuming very high CPU (mostly 100%). In the beginning I found the message "The graphic adapter has been stopped and ...
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Laptop Thermal Sensor Reading Excessively High Temperatures

My laptop has done a thermal shutdown several times tonight due to high temperature readings. The computer however is not running at a temperature any higher than it normally does. I think the ...
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PSU fan (power supply fan) not spinning. But computer works

The PSU fan on my computer is not spinning at all. I've now run a high def video for 20 mins and it's still not spinning at all. I read there's power saving features that will power down the fan, but ...
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Screen Flickering on amd 5450 pc

I am Using a PC with AMD 5450 model GPU. It has been 2 years since I bought this graphics card, and for the last 4 months my PC screen flickers for no apparent reason. Also, the GPU temperature ...
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Acer Aspire V3-772G fan direction

I'm not a hardware person. If the computer runs, I'm happy. If it randomly shuts down, I'm not. I recently bought a second hand Acer Aspire V3-772G and noticed that it gets very hot very fast, even ...
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Overheating issues, even after suggested remedies

So my computer/Server is overheating on a regular basis, I thought that the issue might be the thermal compound on the heatsink, so I have replaced that (just 20 minutes ago), that seems to have done ...
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Abnormally high CPU temperature

My laptop's CPU is too hot, ~93-97° C, nothing major is running, only Google Chrome. SpeedFan and Open Hardware Monitor don't detect any fans, so I can't even see their speed. Is there any way to ...
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Linux Mint 17 overheating on Asus S46CM laptop

I just installed linux mint and it is really overusing my fan and beginning to overheat. It isn't too bad now, but if this continues it could really shorten the lifespan of my laptop. I'm ...
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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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My CPU is overheating after unparking my CPU cores

I used a program called "CoreParkingManager" and by default it was set to 5%. I wanted to try it out, and set it to 80% and it actually improved my FPS in games, but the CPU was overheating, so I was ...
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What could be the cause of white screen on my HP G6 Pavillion

TLDR: Can a white screen on a laptop be caused by overheating due to running heavy software/ gaming or is it only caused due to faulty cable connection to the screen? Long version: Around 3 weeks ...
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Ubuntu is overheating my laptop

I have an HP laptop with the following specs: CPU: AMD A10-5745M APU at 2.1Ghz GPU: 8670m RAM: 8GB It came with Windows 8 but I set it up as a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. It’s really hot. It ...
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My CPU fan is constantly at ~500RPM - LOW SPEED

I have tried setting the RPM in the bios but the only two settings are "Off" and "Slow". My mobo is DP55WG and it is updated. I am using an 212 EVO heatsink + fan and the fan is plugged in the correct ...
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Dell Xps M1210 reboot cycle

I just received a Dell xps M1210 laptop to repair. The person I received it from said they have been using it with no problems for 10 years. Then the other day, they were copying files, then suddenly ...
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I foolishly detached the fiddly “push pin” cooler from a client's old PC. Here are some possible plans of action. What would you do, and why?

A client of mine brought me an outdated home PC. The specs: It's a compact tower PC, sixteen inches tall. It includes a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 and 1 GB of RAM. An independent computer store built it ...
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Computer keeps shutting off r9 290x

Hi I've got some issues with my pc.. It keeps turning it self off. It turns off in 3 ways.. The machine will turn off and the fans will be on gentle power, perhaps 30-40% The machine will turn off ...
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The GPU overheats and the laptop shuts down

I had to replace my laptop's graphics card a few weeks ago. I also had it cleaned. At first it was fine, except the fan was loud. But since yesterday it has shut down twice. Once when I tried to play ...
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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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Are those CPU temperature readings too high?

System specs & state: windows 8 running 15" notebook, AMD dual core m340 CPU (from 2010), 8gb ram, newly cleaned fans and internals, no unnecessary background tasks running, laptop is elevated a ...
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Game keeps overheating laptop?

I have an Acer TravelMate laptop.Recently I installed Portal 1 and whenever I play it, the CPU gets hotter and hotter until the computer is forced to shut down. With normal use (and even when there's ...
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Sony VAIO laptop screen turns off after 3-4 hours

I have a Sony VAIO laptop "VGN-FJ68GP". Every thing is working fine but after 3-4 hours only the screen turns off and the bottom part of the laptop gets too hot. Why it is happening???
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Zotac Nvidia GTX 560ti graphics card overheating

My graphics card goes up to 101 degrees centigrade on Batman Arkham Origins. The temp also keeps rising at random times when using Chrome or Firefox, ultimately leading to freezes. Media Player ...
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Hard disk heating and noise issue on Seagate ST500LM000

I have recently got a brand new Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive. My old traditional hard disk just failed in my Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop, so I decided to use this SSHD in my laptop. I ...
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over-heating of a DELL inspron 560s even in idle condition

I have a DELL inspron 560s desktop with 4 GB of RAM, 512mb Nvidia geforce 310, Windows 7 Home Basic, Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 (2.9 ghz). The processor temperature reaches above 67°C in 30 min in an ...
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i5-2500K (3.3 GHz) processor with H80 water cooling on a P8Z68-V PRO overheating/CPU fan not found

I built my computer a while back, and I have had this type of issues on and off all the time. When my computer is actually loading Windows, it works like a charm. The idle temperature is 25-30 ...
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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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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, ...
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Fedora 18 overheating laptop

Since I migrated from Fedora 17 to Fedora 18 by doing a fresh install (only kept /home) I've been having overheating problems randomly. For absolutely no apparent reason everything heats up and ...
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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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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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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 ...