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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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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Spontaneous reboots of system

I have an older desktop (i7-920, 2.66 GHz) which I built a number of years ago but have noticed that it now spontaneously reboots (with differing error messages). This is a secondary machine with my ...
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How do CPU temperature checking software work?

It deeply intrigues me how software can check the actual temperature of my laptop/PC core. Can anyone explain this process to me?
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Nvidia graphic card gets suspended on cold boot

Well I have a Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS graphic card that has developed problems during the recent times. When I first power up my machine the graphic card wont sent DVI signals to the LCD screen. It ...
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CPU overheating. Never was overclocked

I have Intel Core i5 2500k. I used it for approx 2 years with Corsair H100 cooling system. I have been working in IT for past 10 years so I have excluded all the obvious: I have replaced cooling fan, ...
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Boot issues and choppy PC

Yesterday, when turning on my PC, it got stuck on a black screen while booting. So I pressed the reset button to restart it and then it gave me some error telling me to insert system drive and ...
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Faulty hard drive: does cold help or it is my imagination?

My Seagate HDD failed last week. It has 3 partitions: 1 Linux, 1 windows, and 1 for data. I was working in Linux and suddenly when I was saving a text file the system complained saying the filesystem ...
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My GPU temperature is too high

I have Nvidia GTX 560ti as graphic card, when I play games like Dota2, NBA, FIFA etc temperature goes to 90-99 degrees and I'm afraid it is going to damage it permanently or even damage other ...
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Do the temperatures indicate my laptop healthy?

The temperatures of my Thinkpad T400 are: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device CPU_0: +57.0°C (crit = +127.0°C) CPU_1: +56.0°C (crit = +100.0°C) thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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Windows 7 command line GPU temperature [closed]

Are there any windows 7 applications that output the GPU temperature to the command line?
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Permissions - could not execute temp folder - dropbox and java applications

So I was having an issue with multiple application on my windows 8 machine. Dropbox would not start, or run on my admin user. I also run a Java application called "Five9" and it was having issues ...
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Dell latitude E6400 heat issue

My laptop heats up in just an hour, i cleaned the Ram, Heat Sink,and Motherboard. Everything is clean and clear . i Installed windows 7 professional 64 bit (LOCAL, Registered). My laptop Ram is 2GB, ...
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Should I buy an aftermarket cooler? [closed]

I need a solution for cooling the i7-4790k. I am worried about the temperature of the CPU core going beyond 95°C (not fahrenheit). Should I buy an aftermarket liquid cooling for my CPU for lowering ...
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Putting i7-4790K under full load causes triggers a hard reset (computer shuts down with no error message)

My computer is crashing when the CPU is put under 100% load, but not when it put under 90% load. The components are: CPU: i7-4790K (not overclocked) Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo ...
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Should you worry about high voltage and wattage on a non-overclocked computer?

I've been wondering if I should be worried at all about high wattage or voltage on a non-overclocked computer. I say non-overclocked because when I Google search this question or something similar it ...
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Is it bad for a CPU to be running at a high speed for extended periods of time?

I have an Intel Core i7-4770S (3.10 GHz) that can go up to 3.9 GHz in turbo mode. Windows Task Manager can report it going up to about 3.5 GHz when playing certain games and probably goes higher every ...
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Are my CPU temperatures too high?

My CPU temperature revolves around 40 - 50 C while idle and it immediately shoots up to 90 C while starting a game as old as AOE II Conquerors. See below the screenshot which I captured using CPU ID ...
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Sudden rise in temperature of new hard drive

I recently (about two weeks ago) got a new hard drive for backups. It's a 3TB WD Green drive and operates externally, in a separate enclosure, connected via eSATA to my Linux home server. What I'm ...
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Will applying an ice pack to a laptop cause any issues?

Sometimes my laptop overheats crazily when I play a video game. That's why sometimes I use an ice pack to help cool it down. Is this dangerous? Like if the water from the pack melted or something? ...
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Do these temperatures indicate my computer is overheating? [closed]

Computer Specs: Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz Installed memory : 8.00 GB (7.89 GB Usable) System type : 64-bit Operating system, x64-based processor Windows 8 ...
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Toshiba Satellite L655 Fan Not Running

A friend of mine has a Toshiba Satellite L655 laptop with an Intel Pentium processor. After about an hour of use, or when a particularly resource-intensive program is being used, the machine will ...
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AMD CPU Temperature

I installed an AMD A8-6600 and the CPU temp seems high. It's running between 60 - 68C in the bios health monitor. I'm using the onboard graphics. That temperature seems too high to me. Is that temp ...
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Where can I find temperature sensors locations on a laptop?

I'm trying to identify the locations of the different sensors highlighted in red (TZx_) to find where exactly the hot spot is. I assume TZ5_ is probably located near the GPU which is also running at ...
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Can RAM with significantly lowered temperature still be accessed normally?

If I significantly lower the temperature of RAM using those dust cleaners (I'm following the method outlined in this paper: ...
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Hot idle temps on GPU, MSI Twin Frozr R9 290x

As a non-reference GPU, I was surprised on how hot it ran while idle. The card is slightly overclocked out of the box at 1030MHz Core Clock speed. 52C to 55C on idle (Hot for being on idle) 74C to ...
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Too High Computer Conditions?

CPU Intel Core i3 2330M @ 2.20GHz 73 °C Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology Storage 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10JPVX-22JC3T0 (SATA) 45 °C Should I be worried about this? Nothing is ...
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Color management: Unable to change color temperature

I've recently bought a second display. Setting it up was easy, but the display has a certain yellowness to it that my other display does not, though it's not that much that it is completely unusable, ...
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How to tell if gpu is overheating without sensor

I just took apart my dell xps m1210 to re-apply thermal paste. I used thermal PASTE instead of a thermal PAD on the gpu, but I think it should work fine. Even so, I worry about weather the gpu is ...
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Output of sensors on laptop

My Dell Laptop is suddenly running at around 70F according to sensors while previously it was at around 60. This is under a medium amount of load, both temps. Why? How would I cool it down?
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GPU is running at a high temperature even after cleaning it with a compressed air can?

So before cleaning my computer, my GPU ran at a temperature between 90 and 100 degrees Celsius. Now that I cleaned my computer with a compressed air can, my GPU is running at a temperature of 86 ...
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Nvidia Quadro 4000 at VERY high idle temperature

My Nvidia Quadro 4000 is running at ~70°C (idle, GPU have 0,1% load) in a very cold environment (server room with air conditioning). Is that normal? How can I fix this? The card is not covered by ...
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Loud Noisy (CPU Watercooler?) Fans

I have an issue with my computer lately, I built my computer 3 months ago and I assume my CPU watercooler fan is getting louder. I have a Corsair H100i Watercooler, Intel Core i5-3570k CPU, ASRock Z77 ...
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Burning paper with laptop

A few hours ago I was playing a computer game when I noticed smoke coming from next to my laptop. Then I noticed that the stack of paper next to it had begon to smolder. I threw it into a glass of ...
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Socket vs Surface CPU temperature for AMD

I looked through 5-10 different suggested questions here and they all dealt with Intel CPUs, and I happen to have an AMD FX 8100 series 8 core CPU. I have also looked through several google results ...
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GPU-Z Temperature Sensor Questions

I am going to make this as generic as possible so to help future searches for a concrete answer. I spent over an hour searching google and forums attempting to find an answer. Here is a capture of my ...
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Can a hot PCI adapter slow down the computer?

Using the "watch sensors" command in Fedora, I see that while the temperature of the CPU's are normal (70 degrees at most), the PCI easily exceeds 90 degrees (celcius, of course.) Once the PCI gets ...
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Strange and unidentified readings in SpeedFan (Almico)

Why is the AUX temperature so high in this Almico Speedfan reading?
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Is it necessary to renew thermal grease on Acer AO722?

Did anyone renewed the thermal grease on the Acer AO722, there is a need to renew it on this laptop? If yes how can I know for sure that I should to do it ?
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Does my GPU finally needs thermal compound?

I have the following PC configuration and since September 2011 when I bought and assembled it the only maintenance I did was cleaning every fans with compressed air. SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB ...
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Built a PC some months ago, facing automatic shutdown, temperature issue?

I built a PC some months ago, it worked fine, but now it's summer time and temperature is 45 °C here in Jaipur, India. When I start playing BF3 after 20-25 minutes my UPS starts beeping and system ...
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Is ~49 c is normal for motherboard idle temperature?

My motherboard model name is Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2PT.It's normal idle temperature shows 49c.Ambient room temp is 30C. Idle CPU(AMD FX-6100) temp is 27C So ,my question is Is 50C too hot (for my ...
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Do I need to be worried about these SMART drive temperatures?

I have 5 hard drives in a machine sitting in a cupboard. /dev/sda is a 500GB Seagate drive, and is the boot disk. /dev/sd{b,c,d,e} are 2TB drives in a raid6 configuration. smartctl is showing ...
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Cannot read CPU temperature with HWMonitor

I bought a new MoBo and a FX4300 Black Edition along with a tower cooler. Looking at HWMonitor, my CPU has a temperature of about 10-20° C. This is just too good to be true imho. It even goes below ...
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How to View BIOS Settings During Runtime

We write applications that provide component data up to a server for system health monitoring. One of our customers was testing our product and noted that the temperature reported by BIOS is hotter ...
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AMD FX8350 CPU - CoolerMaster Silencio 650 Case - New Water Cooling System

Lately after a use of 6 months of my AMD FX8350 CPU I'm experiencing high temperatures and loud noise coming from the CPU fan(I set that in order to keep it cooler). I decided to replace the stock fan ...
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Speccy and SpeedFan not showing cpu fan speed

I have a HP dv3 notebook. I have just downloaded speccy. Altough there is written that speccy has the property that can show fan speed, my copy (v1.26.698) does not have even this line ever. When ...
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Can CPU temperature cause the CPU to appear to spike to 100% in Task Manager?

I've been having a long running issue with my CPU spiking while watching Netflix. After going through all the hardware/ software troubleshooting I can think of it looks like this is issue is related ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - NOT overheating

Desktop PC running windows 7, hasn't been formatted in about 3 years. I recently installed & run skyrim for about 1 week with no problems (up to that point I hadn't run any recent graphics-heavy ...
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Safe long-term CPU temp? [closed]

I'm considering running a game server for some friends and I to play on with my laptop, but while the server is running my processor use tends to go to around 55-65% and my CPU temperature hovers ...
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Laptop crashes at 60 c

I own a Sony Vaio VPCEA1S1E that is around 4 years old, though the fan was replaced just a few months ago. It was working just fine until yesterday (no crashes) it started turning itself off whenever ...