Temperature, in hardware, refers to the degree or intensity of heat present in the hardware. Generally, excess heat is damaging to hardware which makes it necessary to monitor the temperature of hardware and take steps to reduce it.

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Real effects of high temps on CPU and motherboard?

I have a late 2013 iMac with 4th gen i5 that I'd like to run approx 20 hours a day, 7 days a week at full load for BOINC computing. I have a program to keep the fan at 100% at all times. With all 4 ...
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Asus N751JK temperature issues

I got few months ago a a laptop, specifically a N751JK Asus laptop, I began to use it more frequently(recently) and I see that I get quite huge temperatures on it. When I am browsing the internet / ...
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CPU temperature is too high

I have a problem with one of my old PC's. It's an Intel Celeron @2.4GHz on socket 478. When i enter the BIOS and go to Hardware Monitor, the temperature raises gradually to 65°C and sits like ...
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Why has my CPU suddenly started running hot?

I have an i7 920, zalman cnps9900 heatsink and fan, arctic silver thermal paste and gigabyte mb with no overclocking at the moment. I have three internal fans one push and 2 pull. but my cpu has ...
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How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)

I've got a Windows 8.1 work tablet (Wacom Cintiq Companion 2) that often runs pretty hot. Its fan(s) kick in sporadically at different speeds and their highest speeds are alarmingly loud - some ...
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What are the temperature/pressure limits of Li-ion batteries? [closed]

So I found a bunch of things saying that Li-ion batteries will get damaged and may explode if exposed to "excessive" temperatures or pressures, but none of them defined what constitutes "excessive," I ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - possibly overheating?

My computer will randomly shut down, usually it's while playing a game or doing a high processing task, and the last thing I will hear is my loud fan. But sometimes the fan won't be too loud and I'll ...
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Temperatures for AMD A10 6800K APU? [duplicate]

I have AMD A10 6800K, which is APU(is a CPU with GPU included) and I wonder what are the safe temps for the WHOLE package, I don't if I'm mistaking or not. I know the ideal temperature for AMD ...
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Suspend process according to CPU temperature in Windows 8

Is there is a software or a way to suspend a process according to the CPU temperature? Sometimes when I render video the CPU temperature increases a lot, so I have to suspend the process in resource ...
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Storing my desktop in summer heat

I am in the Houston Texas area and I am storing my computers in a non climate controlled storage unit in the dead of summer temperatures are reaching @ 100 f so I would think it is probably @ 150f in ...
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Identifying temperaturs of sensors output

I need some help with interpreting the output of the sensors command. I use it together with watch to have updated live temperatures. Part of the output is this: f71882fg-isa-0a00 Adapter: ISA ...
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Why is my motherboard's CPU temperature inconsistent with the individual core temperatures? [duplicate]

This image demonstrates what I'm talking about: The motherboard's CPU temperature is in green. The individual cores' temperatures are in red. I've tested the temperatures in three different ...
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What is the difference between CPU and Core temperatures? [duplicate]

While trying to figure out why the performance of my machine has suddenly severely degraded, I noticed that although CPU temperature is being reported as 45C while idle, the temperatures of all 6 ...
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High CPU/MOBO temperature even after cleaning and reinstalling

Even after dissembling my laptop and cleaning it, the temp of my CPU and Motherboard hangs around 41+ degrees Celsius while idle and no apps running. It used to be much lower and my laptop gets really ...
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Overheating Radeon 6870 - What could be the issue?

I have a PC with an AMD Radeon 6870 (it's not mine, FWIW). It was working fine until one day the PC shutdown itself. It happened several times at certain point in a certain game. It was disassembled ...
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Target CPU temperature for AMD FX processor

I have got an AsRock 980DE3/U3S3 R2.0 motherboard with the FX-6300 procesor. I am using the stock cooler. What is the recommended target temperature to set in the fan speed control in BIOS?
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AIDA64 monitores only HDD temperature

I installed AIDA64 extreme edition on my laptop to monitor laptop CPU temperature, but, surprisingly, there are no other temperatures but HDD's temperature. I checked bios for some settings, but my ...
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Is storing electronics in high temperatures different than operating them in high temperatures? [duplicate]

This may be a weird topic for SU but for those of us who are on the go a lot proving tech support or just carry our gear because we can and it is nice to always have around and with us, is storing ...
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Alienware M14x going real hot in Idle

I have an Alienware M14x which I started noticing the fans going extremely high at idle, pretty much right after a boot too. I downloaded HWMonitor to check what's up and it turns out it's at about ...
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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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Running my laptop without CPU fan for i7 3630M for 24-hour period under mostly light use - what could go wrong? [closed]

My Lenovo laptop (Y500 I believe) has been bugging the living daylights out of me for months. The CPU fan kept going wild, spinning unpredictably, making a horrible noise, and actually slowing my PC ...
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Are NVidia ESA values standardized?

I'm presently reverse-engineering the Dell XPS 630 and 730 Master IO boards, to create cross-platform tools that aren't restricted by OS and motherboard. I've completely analyzed the protocol, and ...
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CPU is hot and CPU fan making very many RPMs and much noise. (CPU fan not listed in speedfan)

On Saturday I replaced the motherboard of my computer because my old motherboard wasn't working anymore. Everything went well, and after some tries my PC was booting and working! I noticed the CPU fan ...
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CPU temp is hitting 83 C (181 F) in BIOS: Normal?

My BIOS is reporting that my Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 on a Asus P5B Deluxe is hitting 83 C (181 F). No overclocking. I haven't done anything intensive at all. Just to check SpeedFan hits similar ...
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Excel Autofill Linegraph with Time

I must admit that I am not the expert on excel, but I need help creating a graph with some data. In column A, I have over 500 cells filled with temperature values from a probe. Now, technically each ...
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Laptop shut down randomly when temperature is low

Basic info of my laptop: 3.5-year-old Samsung RF411, Win7, no hardware change since purchase, Windows disk & memory check all OK, passed memtest86+ test. Recently, it randomly shuts down/blue ...
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Why does sensors-detect only see my coretemp-isa-000 adapter?

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with an intel i7-4790k cpu and ASRock extreme 6/ac motherboard, but sensors-detect does not give me anything but the core ISA adapter. I know I can sense fan speeds on the ...
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Intel Turbo Boost temperature safety limits? [duplicate]

I have read many posts about Intel turbo boost technology and I am still a little confused. I get how it works and I even went as far as turning it off but it didn't seem to do anything. When I ...
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CPU temps conflict

I'm using an MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard along with a Phenom II 1090T and a Corsair H60i. Naturally I'd pull up BIOS and read temps from there but the water cooler kicks so well by the time I reboot ...
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How to limit the fan speed to X until temperature Y? (or similar)

Even though my laptop is cold, whenever I plugged it in, fan speed increases. How can I manually override the settings so that the fan speed is limited to X until temperature Y? (or something similar) ...
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How to show temperatures on Conky from macfanctld?

On Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook Pro 8,1. I'm trying to display values of the temp sensors that macfanctld uses. When viewing /var/log/macfanctl.log or when sudo macfanctld -f outputs to stdout, the ...
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Overheating laptop: assign lm-sensor output to hardware component

short: How can I find out which entry of lm-sensors corresponds to which hardware component for my HP EliteBook 8540w, with Intel 5 series chipsest? the story: I have a laptop (HP EliteBook 8540w, ...
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How do I configure color temperature of Dell monitors with more granularity than their default menu provides?

I have two Dell u2415 monitors daisy chained via Displayport 1.2 through my Microsoft Surface. It works great with one small hitch. The monitors are have slightly different color calibrations from ...
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How to wake a linux server when the temperature drops to certain value?

I've been tasked with a weird problem, sending a server into sleep mode when a certain core temperature is reached, and then waking it when it cools back down to a different temperature. I can handle ...
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Ways to know whether my Laptop fan is working or not

On my Laptop the CPU Core Temps. have been relatively high recently (I think) and so there's a nagging doubt in my mind whether any of the internal fans have failed. What are other alternative ways to ...
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Does CPU temperature affect CPU lifespan? [duplicate]

As long as a CPU's temperature stays below the manufacture-specified maximum, does a CPU's average temperature affect its lifespan? For example, my laptop's maximum CPU temperature as specified by ...
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How to find the source of a burning smell in my computer?

Recently I find small unpleasant smell (like burning smell) from my desktop computer, not always, but from time to time. I don't know where it is from, but as I turn off the computer and sniff closely ...
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Strange results in AIDA64

I have laptop that has overheating troubles. When I run AIDA64 extreme (trial) edition system stability test, the cpu (core i5 M 480) goes from 58 C temperature to 100 in about 2-3 seconds. After ...
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Incorrect CPU temp on AMD A10-7850 APU (Kaveri) on Ubuntu Linux 3.16 kernel

My machine has an AMD A10-7850K APU which runs very nicely. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 when it was released, however it launched with the 3.13 kernel which did not have official support for Kaveri ...
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Common causes of overheating cpu & hard drive?

Wife's laptop is constantly registering higher than normal temperatures for the hard drive and cpu. The fan is working, and is constantly running. The temperatures for the hard drive and each core ...
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nvidia-smi reports ERR! for temperature of card

I am stress testing some of the cards on our GPU node and after running a bunch of jobs on a single card (card #1), nvidia-smi takes a long time to respond from that card and the temp reads ERR!. ...
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How can I determine if my Intel CPU does throttle?

I have a Dell M6600 Laptop with an Intel Core-i7 CPU, and it is becoming pretty loud and hot recently, and slows down. I suspect that the CPU gets very hot, and would like to see if the thermal ...
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Troubleshooting unstable GPU issue

I would like to fix my Dell Vostro 3700 that haven't used for a few months. The GPU seems to be dead. When I use the laptop, after about 10 minutes I start seeing strange colored squares for a few ...
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Consequence of using electronics below operating temperature [duplicate]

I have a DSL modem with a minimum operating temperature of freezing. I might want to put it in an environment that tends to go below that for extended periods. It doesn't go very far below, like -10℃ ...
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What will make computer parts (PSU, MB, SSD, HDD, Fans) last longer: keeping PC always on or turning off regularly [closed]

Before I continue, there is no answer to this question on StackExchange. One is Is it harmful to keep PC always on? [duplicate] a duplicate of Is it better to leave your computer on all ...
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Laptop getting very hot

I have a friends laptop, a Compaq CQ62, that I feel is getting to hot. The average temperature when it is sitting there doing nothing is 75 degrees celsius, and that is with the fan on high speed. ...
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Should I be worried about these temperatures (Australian hot weather)

I've got a relatively old PC with some new SDDs and HDDs added recently. The weather in Western Australia has been hot recently, with temperatures in the high 30s-low 40s (Centigrade). I could hear ...
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Is 42 degrees Celsius a safe ambient temperature inside the case of an operating PC?

I have purchased a new HP PC (EliteDesk 800 Small Form Factor). It is exceptionally quiet, I assume HP favors quietness over thermal performance for office use. Under load (long-running ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop LCD only works when cold

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E laptop that has an unusual screen issue. It works fine initially for around 10-30 seconds when first switched on, then the screen freezes, a white "mist" quickly builds up ...