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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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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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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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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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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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How to cool my laptop?

I've a 4 year old laptop that is consistently running 60-70 degrees Celsius. I cleaned the heatsink and replaced the fan as it was previously running at 90 - 100 degrees and although it was clearly ...
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CPU power states and temperature spikes

i just noticed something really unusual on my brand new (slightly used) ASUS N550JV. During my first checks in general performance and etc, i noticed that the temperatures were unusually high for a ...
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normal motherboard and CPU temprature

What is normal temperature of motherboard and CPU ? Details : Model : Toshiba SATELLITE T130 Mainboard : Toshiba SATELLITE T130 Total Memory : 3.84GB DDR3 SO-DIMM Processor : Genuine Intel(R) CPU ...
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Is my laptop on Fire? [closed]

During winter days my laptop is having cold with the result when I'm booting it in the morning the ventilator is making some noise for 30 minutes. Today, however, it restarted around 4PM when I was ...
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How can I control my fans with SpeedFan? Doesn't show anything

I have a problem. My laptop gets really hot every time... Last time it was around 120 degrees. I need to control my fans with SpeedFan. But the problem is that my laptop doesn't see the fans. My ...
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Laptop with Haswell gets 98-99 Celcius

I can't seem to find any anecdotal information on Haswell laptop temperatures. My laptop, a few month old MSI GE40, reaches 98-99oC when playing Just Cause 2 with everything maxed after about half an ...
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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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1answer
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High CPU temperature of new Clevo w350ST Laptop

I just recently bought a new Clevo W350ST laptop. While everything has been working extremely fine in it, its the CPU temperatures on the laptop I am worried about. The Tj Max. for my processor (i7 ...
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Wireless card overheating?

Ok, so I've had my laptop for several years (I wanna say 4, but possibly more), it's a Toshiba Satellite. I'm running Linux mint 15, and am having a strange new issue, after several hours of running ...
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Lower temperature with 10°C difference: Toshiba Q Series 256 GB vs Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB? [closed]

(concerning a Gaming Laptop such as the Asus G75VX or G750) I am thinking of buying Toshiba Q Series 256 GB instead of the Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB as I read on ssdreview that the Toshiba SSD uses less ...
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1answer
291 views

Intel Core i7-2670QM Overheating

Problem: I own an HP Pavilion dv7t-6b00 running the above processor. The TJ Max is set to 100°C, and it idles at around 66°C. I've tried applying two different types of thermal and have ...
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My laptop is running way to hot

About a year and half ago I bought my acer laptop. As from last April which means almost four months ago I sent it to the shop I bought it from to clean it. Now lately I have been seeing that the CPU ...
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1answer
119 views

Can laptops be used for development with IDE's? Mine is heating up too much

Every time I open a (php) project in Netbeans or PHPStorm, the CPU temperature goes up (I can hear the fan speed change, it starts running fast and hot air comes out) always reaching ~70°C, which as I ...
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why my intel core i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10 Ghz become so hot?

i use Hp Pavilion g4 with intel core i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10 Ghz. I've checked my laptop and the core temperature is among ~75°C and also my fan is working so hard all the time even if I don't use it (in ...
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360 views

Unusually Hot CPU Temperature [closed]

I have a Dell laptop with a i7 720QM CPU, and for the past few months the fan has been running nonstop (or so it seems). This hasn't always been the case, and it just started all of the sudden. I ...
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189 views

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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178 views

How to determine root cause of poor laptop cooling?

I've been using a Lenovo T420 laptop for 2 years. Usually when playing 3D games with discrete GPU, the CPU/GPU temperature goes to 100 °C-ish. When browsing websites, it's about 70 °C. It seems the ...
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Can a virus mess with a system's critical temperatures or voltages?

This is somewhat related to this question but at a less serious level - one that causes frustration rather than permanent damage. From programs like CoreTemp and Speedfan, it is clear that there are ...
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How many temperature sensors does a laptop have? [closed]

My friend's laptop suddenly froze, after he rebooted (the machine was given a chance to cool down a bit) he launched an application called SpeedFan and it gave the following: I was surprised by the ...
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3answers
72 views

Laptop gets hot even when not charging

I have been using this Dell Latitude D620 for a while now. The system becomes quite hot even when I've not plugged it in. Anyone know what might be causing it & how I can reduce operarting ...
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Laptop overheating after doing the usual cleaning routine

I have a Vaio VGN-CR353 laptop was given to me around September or October 2012 and I installed Ubuntu on it. I have already made it into a very personal laptop and installed games under wine (SC2, ...
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628 views

Battery stops charging at 84% and gets very hot

My laptop battery always charges to about 84% to 87%. Once it reaches a charge level in that range, it stops charging, but Windows says it is "plugged in and charging". Because it has not reached ...
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1answer
346 views

What is the effect of internal temperature on laptop lifespan

I have a few months old Samsung Series 7 laptop with an i5 CPU (T-junction 100°C). It has a silent mode feature, which turns the fan off (or greatly limits its speed). I'm wondering if it is safe to ...
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118 views

Laptop overclock

Is it usual to a laptop made by dell (inspiro N4050) with i5 processor have the processor running at 3.0 GHz without any overclock settings? The temperature surpass 80 ºC sometimes. Thank you.
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Does more heat generation mean more wear and tear?

I read that hardware generally used on PC is not optimized for running Linux. That is the reason the machine emits large amount of heat and doesn't give the battery back up , that we will get while ...
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Is 75 °C temperature too high for a laptop?

My laptop, a HP DV6, runs at an average temperature of 75 °C. I measured the temperature with acpi -t from the terminal in Ubuntu 10.10. Is this temperature normal?
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Acceptable temperature range of hard drives

What's the safe and acceptable temperature range for my laptop? 500GB hard drive Intel Core i5 2nd generation CPU 6GB RAM ddr3 hdd name- wdc wd5000bpvt-22hxzt1 500.1gb
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Laptop running VERY hot

I've just bought a second-hand laptop, a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1HP/B, and it runs VERY hot to the touch. So hot, in fact, that I can't touch the bottom left-hand side of my machine for longer than a few ...
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Are Laptop Cooling Accessories (Pads, external fans, etc.) Effective?

I am asking about the effectiveness of these: And/or add-on cooling fans like these: Should cheap ones be bought or are expensive ones are the way to go?
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Are Laptop Cooling Fans That Suck Hot Air From Vent Effective? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are Laptop Cooling Accessories (Pads, external fans, etc.) Effective? I am not talking about cooling pads, but cooling fans like these:
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CPU Core Temperature Variation

I have a brand new laptop with an i7 2630QM CPU. Core #3 (Out of 1-4) always has a temperature 3-8C cooler than the other cores under normal operation. If I put 100% load on the core then it'll go up ...
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Dell XPS 15 - Noise, Heat

I just bought a Dell XPS 15 (L502X). I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 with Gnome 2.32.1 When I start Ubuntu, I have the following temperatures: temp1: ~45ºC temp2: ~45ºC core1: ~41ºC core2: ~42ºC After ...
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My hard drive seems to be overheating… what should I do?

After a cold boot, the hard drive in my notebook jumps to 56℃ within an hour or so of idling. Is 56℃ a cause for alarm? Notes: The notebook is on a flat desk and none of the vents are obstructed. ...
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Recommendations for turning on a laptop that is cold, like ~10F (sat in car outside overnight)?

I saw the question Will cold weather break my laptop?... I have a similar question, but it's different. One of the answers there posted a list of top-10 recommendations for what to do. (source: ...
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How does running really hot affect your laptop?

I have a Sony VPCF115FM iy (Q720). I know there was a bios update posted to keep the machine cooler. Mine regularly runs between 49 C and 63-64 C. I purchased it several months ago with the hope ...
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Reducing temperature of hot laptop

I have a HP Pavillion dv5-1101en with an Athlon X2 QL-64 @ 2GHz (really a Turion under the Athlon name) and it runs at about 60C idle on a 2-fan stand, but under one-core 80% load it can do up to 80C ...
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Are these acceptable temperatures for my laptop?

I just installed SpeedFan 4.0 since my laptop's fan seems to be continually running at a high speed. It reports these numbers: GPU: 74C Temp1 (ACPI): 75C Temp2 (ACPI): 95C Core 0: 89C Core 1: 89C ...
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What is the best way to prove a processor is overheating / running too hot?

recently I noticed that my sister's laptop was getting very very hot when it sat on my lap, she had also complained that it just turned off on her without warning... so I decided to run Coretemp and ...
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is it good to use Laptop keyboard cover and body cover?

Currently I'm using a laptop keyboard cover (for a Mac); my brother told me that it's not good for your laptop, because it keeps the laptop heat inside. Is this true? I'm also using the Laptop ...
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Will cold weather break my laptop?

Situation: It's -5 °C outside and I'm bringing my laptop to school in my bag. I spend a lot of time walking outside in the cold. Then I go into the school where it's 25 °C and fire up the laptop ...
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Maximum temperature laptop internals can handle? Cooling options?

So I have a Compaq CQ50-215CA and my sister was using her laptop on her bed and I was just using it quickly to check my email. The surface of the laptop was really hot and I opened Speccy to see that ...
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Laptop boots to a blank screen when cold. What could be wrong? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does starting up while cold make a laptop run slowly until I restart it after it’s warmed up? During these winter months, I'm finding that my Laptop only boots ...
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Why does starting up while cold make a laptop run slowly until I restart it after it's warmed up?

I have a Dell Latitude D520 that lives in my car all the time. Please don't ask about that part, or suggest that the laptop should live indoors. I know this, and I would if I could. Anyhow... I ...
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How to stop flash from raising my CPU temperature?

I've found that, although my laptop CPU temperature is usually 50-65C, whenever I keep running flash applications on any of my two browsers (chrome, firefox) it gradually keeps rising, to the point of ...
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Fan control software or BIOS settings for a noisy notebook?

I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi 2530 and the fan is driving me crazy. It spins up and down all the time. Even a short CPU spike makes it spin up. Is there a program or a BIOS setting to change the ...