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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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 ...
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“mklink” does not want to work

I'm trying to mklink "C:\Users\*****\AppData\Local\Temp" To: "H:\Program Files (x32)\Temp" with bad results. So the full command i have tried is: "C:\Users\*****\AppData\Local\Temp" "H:\Program ...
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Thermal sensor location and adhesive

I bought a DIY computer over Christmas (I bought all the parts and hooked it together myself). The mid-tower case I got (this one, in blue) has three thermal sensors that need to be attached at ...
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Mac Powerbook G4 exceeding critical temperature when booting from CD

I'm trying to install FreeBSD on my old PowerBook G4 17". To do so, I have to boot from a live cd containing freebsd. The problem is that when I boot the cd and see the beginning of the installation, ...
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Broken laptop fan - best solution [closed]

The temperature sensor of my laptop fan is broken, the motherboard doesn't give the fan a signal to start/stop, and therefore it doesn't start anymore which causes my laptop to thermal shutdown due to ...
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Wild CPU temperature fluctuations during stress test

I have upgraded my laptop CPU and gave it a stress test. The weird thing is that during the test the CPU temperature readings fluctuate wildly in a periodic manner. At idle, the CPU temperature is ~45 ...
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Cpu Temp, Inconsistent Results

I've just built my first PC last night and probably messed up the heatsink application, so I have been monitoring closely and now seeking for advise. I was told that it should be max at 40 C at idle ...
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Do computer systems die under cold temperature? [duplicate]

Apparently there is some speculation that cold temperatures caused in general winter can actually "malfunctions... might not sense touch" and even "shuts down". This sounds absolutely ridiculous to me ...
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What does the confidence value mean on the output of sensors-detect?

Sample output of sensors-detect taken from here: Driver `coretemp': * Chip `Intel digital thermal sensor' (confidence: 9) Driver `lm90': * Bus `SMBus nForce2 adapter at 4d00' Busdriver ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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Can ESXi read CPU temperatures (and report them to Observium)? (Poweredge 1950 Gen 3)

Currently running ESXi 5.5, Poweredge 1950 Gen 3 with dual Xeon E5410's at 2.33GHz. As far as I can tell, ESXi does not report CPU temperature anywhere. Here is the health page on ESXi vSphere: So ...
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Laptop shuts down because of heat though new fan, 50°C and not in Linux

I have a Dell Studio 1558 notebook that has worked for years. I have cleaned it up once or twice a year (you have to remove the motherboard to access the fan and remove the dust between the fan and ...
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Laptop's processor overheats and turns it off

Model: Samsung R590 CPU: Intel i5-450M 2.4Ghz -> 2.66Ghz OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 with SP1 (after restoring tested also without any updates) It has 4 years now. After 2,5 - 3 years 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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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 ...