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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computer crashing - American Megatrends Power surge issue

Computer crashing with power surge report Summary : Dependant on GPU Crashes within 5 minutes of running, often quicker based on load Seems consistent regardless of operating system running GPU ...
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CPU is fixed at 100% usage

I would like to start by saying that I'm aware that there are a lot of questions with the same title but I would like to say that they are very specific to their own problem. Unfortunately my problem ...
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FreeBSD - HDD Temp in collectd (or graphite, influxDB, …)

Is there a good way to log SMART values, like HDD temperature, with collectd? I only found collectd-exec plugin solutions, which use smartctl with extra sudo config.
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Lowering the thermal throttling point on an Intel CPU

I have a laptop with the Intel i7 4700MQ processor, which I sometimes use for BOINC computing. However, in Intel XTU, I've noticed temperatures of over 80 °C for sustained periods. This temperature is ...
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How can I use lm-sensors in Celsius?

I have done this before but I can't seem to find it again online, so I'm posting here to make it easier for future seekers (and to get an answer!) I am using Kubuntu 14.04 and I have the hardware ...
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How to read temperature with Intel Extreme Tuning Utility?

I recently downloaded Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and I've been unable to find where the CPU temperature is displayed. I've even found where to select whether temps are displayed in Fahrenheit or ...
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Can silicone screws safely contact CPU heatsink?

I've recently bought a 92mm Zalman cooler in order to replace my dead CPU fan without changing the heatsink. It comes with silicone pins like these Is it safe for them to come in direct contact ...
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Is 40 degrees Celsius a bad temperature for a router?

I turned my old gaming pc into a pfsense machine. I never had cpu problems when I used that pc but now when I check the diagnostics on the pfsense gui, the cpu is running at 40 degrees. That's ...
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Is it safe to shut down my PC right after intensive CPU/GPU load?

Is it a good idea to shut down or put to sleep my PC seconds after some very heavy processing load on the CPU or GPU? I'm asking this because i'm not sure if the cooling system has enough time to ...
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When is it time to replace a laptop battery? [closed]

My laptop battery life has degraded substantially. I downloaded and ran BattStat, a battery status monitor. It tells me: Capacity is 37829mWh (of 65664). Also, under "Info": Li-I, 0 cycles, 42% ...
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Time to buy a new cpu cooler?

PC temps keep shooting up to over 100C in around ten minutes, even though I reapplied thermal paste twice and resat the heat sink thrice. It has reached a high of 110C as of this point. CPU usage is ...
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HDD test Airflow Current Temperature

I'm interested in buying a new HDD. The seller sent me these results for a 160GB 2.5 5400rpm SATA hard drive (WD1600BEVS) So, could you help me interpret these values? Looks like the threshold was ...
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CPU Temperature Issue

Recently I started gaming on my laptop and I'm noticing the CPU temperature, going through the roof basically. I started monitoring the CPU's usage and temperature while playing the game using Task ...
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Strange relation between processor cores usage and their temperature

I have a four core processor. When running office apps, all processor cores usage is about 1% and the temperature is about 32-38 degrees each. When running a specific game, core 1 works at 100% ...
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Mystery service taking up huge amounts of memory and forcing CPU temperature up

This started yesterday when my PC died while I was using it reasonably intensively (running a newly released game). It wouldn't give me any video output or indication that it was even getting as far ...
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Is this a normal temperature for my laptop? [closed]

I'm using Acer Aspire E15, the average I get is between 40-50°C on my CPU when I'm not playing games and 50-60°C when I am, is that normal? It's not shutting down, It's 1 year old , I don't really ...
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Laptop GPU is reporting temperature of 511 degrees

My Toshiba Satellite S50-B is less than a year old and is reporting a GPU temp of 511 degrees celsius. Core 0 and 1 report around 25-35 degrees celsius. I detected this using speedfan. I noticed that ...
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Is a basement a suitable climate for a running server?

Some server fans can be rather noisy. If I were to relocate a server rack to a basement area, what considerations would I need to take into account? Are there certain temperatures or humidity ranges ...
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Faulty Nvidia gtx 970 (fan issue)

I recently bought a EVGA Nvidia gtx 970 from scan.co.uk and when I installed it, it had issues. Like when the graphics card temperature hits 60, one fan spins to 100% and another fan does not spin at ...
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Understanding Intel TCase temperature and Linux sensors data

I have an Intel Core i5-4670 CPU with box cooler (it's bad, I know) and questions about it's max temps. According to ark.intel.com website in package specifications I see 72.72 C as TCase max ...
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Use Sensor descriptions from Windows in Linux

On every machine ever, when I use these temperature reading tools for windows, Example: HwidCpuMonitor, I get way more sensors shown, than lm-sensors and acpid ever find. Also the devices are clearly ...
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Intel Core M working temperature

I have bought an Asus Zenbook UX305 laptop. This laptop is fanless, so I think this shouldn't get so hot, with Windows everything go fine, but I am running Ubuntu and this is getting hot, I've ...
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It is okay to not cool motherboard below 40C?

I have ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1 motherboard. At idle, motherboard shows temperatures between 29-37C. I'm currently waiting for PWM fans to come and will connect them directly to MB. Is ...
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High CPU Temps (Idle and Load) on older processor [closed]

Specs: OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) CPU: Intel i7 960 (Bloomfield) Board: ASUS P6X58D-E CPU Cooling: Stock Problem: I've noticed an increase in my CPU heat within the last couple of days (wasn't ...
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Is It Common for a Laptop Heatsink to Have a Temperature Sensor Near The Main Fan?

I'm using SpeedFan to control my laptop temperature. Among the readings for outright local CPU, GPU, HDD, DIMM, Core, and ACPI temperature, there is an unknown reading marked "Temp4". The temperature ...
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Dell with LCD issues only boots after it's been off for several hours

A few weeks ago, I started noticing that very rarely, when I touched the frame of my Dell laptop on the left side, there would be a few green lines on my display. I didn't think much of it until some ...
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How to allocate less processing power to a video conversion process? [duplicate]

I do a lot of video converting on my laptop, and I notice that during conversion the temperature of the processor is between 90C-99C, which is a bit alarming for me. I am using Windows 8.1 and I ...
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Can CPU performance be permanently be degraded by running at high temperatures?

My question is specifically if a processor can perform worse after extended periods of being too hot. I've had my laptop for four years and my cpu would regularly get to 85C+ watching videos or using ...
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cpu cooler thermal inertia

I got a Haswell I7-4790 ( 3.6Ghz ) with a noctua nh-d15 cooler ( only one fan installed ) and I get thermal inertia. Example: Idle cpu stable at 36 degrees. Full load ( rendering something ) : a ...
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Disable the overheat guard of the cpu (Sensor defect)

So I think that my CPU sensor is defect, let me explain why. The pc is shutting down instantly, even in idle. Some programs like speedfan show that my cpu has more than 80°C . It has a really big ...
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Macs CPU temperature increases massively when charger is removed

So I was trying to kill a Java process the other day. I opened htop and looked for Java. This was the first time I really used htop so I figured I would set it up in a way I would like. I added the ...
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Critical temperature Asus n551jx

I got this asus n551jx machine, which comes with a pretty good setup of GPU (GTX950m), and CPU too (i7 4720hq). Therefore gaming is not a problem, and it's quite enjoyable! The only thing that scaries ...
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CPU core temperature change to high temp

My main work machine has a quad core Intel Core i5 750 @2.67GHz standard clocking. I have SpeedFan installed. SpeedFan has always indicated a higher temp that I would have like for the 4 core temps ...
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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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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 ...