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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Windows 8 fails to switch to dedicated graphics chip in HP Laptop

I just installed windows 8 pro and i experience really high tempratures. I have an hp laptop with hybrid graphics (ati/intel) and my laptop has 65°-70° idle...I cleaned if from dust 3 months ago and ...
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Can temperature change affect graphic card or monitor to change analog signal and cause blurry image?

My computer is located near the window, and I noticed that when I open my window, after a minute or two the picture on the screen often gets blurry and I have to press "auto" to make it sharp again. ...
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My Geforce 580 gtx creates an airflow dilema. Will reversing the direction of the front case fan solve it?

Apologies if this is the wrong place for hardware questions. I did look through the list of stack sites and this site seemed to be the best (Computer enthusiasts). Key: Yellow arrow: fan airflow ...
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Windows 8 generates less heat than Windows 7?

I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8 Professional on my laptop. When running Windows 7 on my laptop, the CPU core temperature usually ranges from 42°C to 47°C. However, when I run ...
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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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ASUS K55VM Laptop unexpectedly shuts down

I've read quite a few questions on SuperUser of people having laptop shutdown problems but mine is different. My laptop specs: Intel Core i7 3610QM (IvyBridge) NVIDIA GT630M 2GB and Intel GMA4000 ...
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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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How do I check CPU temperature in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I measure my computer temperature? On my previous PC I have used some gadgets to measure the temperature. How can I measure it on Windows 8?
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Reading cpu temperature Intel celeron R ubuntu

I know there are already a lot of questions like this, but non of the answers provided there could fix my problem. Hopefully I find an answer here. I try to read out my cpu temperature with lm-sensors ...
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OSX: Command line display of temperature sensor status

I was wondering how one checks temperature status (CPU, chassis) from a OSX Terminal? I have a few machines and am trying to incorporate this into a series of diagnostic scripts we maintain. I didn't ...
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Linux AMD-FX 8350 temperature monitoring

I’m trying to get the CPU temperature for my AMD-FX8350 on Debian Squeeze. I ran sensors-detect and then sensors, but I only get my motherboard sensors (it8720-isa-0228). There are three temperature ...
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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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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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Is this normal CPU temperature?

My power supply fan has suddenly started becoming really noisy and I am wondering if it is affecting my CPU temperature. I have a desktop with a 6-core CPU. This is what CPU Thermometer shows me: ...
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Is it dangerous to run a CPU in an extremely cold environment?

We are in a fish processing unit where the temperature is constantly at -10°C (+13F). If we use a machine in here, will it be at risk of damage from the cold? Is there any considerations we need to ...
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Serious voltage and temperature problems

My computer has been acting up when I play games so I wanted to look into why. Issue 1: GPU Temp According to afterburner and speedfan my 8800GTX idles at 90 degrees and then when playing games ...
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HP Pavilion dv6 overheating, how do I set fan speed to 100% all the time?

So I have a HP Pavilion dv6, and it works fine. But when I play, say, Minecraft, the temperature jumps to around 60c-70c. I wouldn't be bothered by this, but I bought this computer and played ...
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linux cpu temperature

How can I find out the cpu temperature of my linux desktop? What does acpi -t measure? The man page doesn't really say more than 'thermal information'. Judging from ACPI = advanced config and power ...
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High Temperature when stress testing Intel Core i7 3770K

I have bought an i7 3770K. I have tried to stress it, N ear full load computation using CUDA I was surprised that it gets 99°C at 68% of the CPU load, is this normal? I have to change the cooling ...
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Linux: How to delay hddtemp service start at boot until all hdd are visible?

I live in a hot and humid environment, therefore I monitor the hdd temperature using hddtemp and gkrellm. There is an LSI9211 8i sata/sas controller in my computer. I have drives connected to both my ...
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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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i7 920 temperature issues [closed]

All right, my i7-920 is running at stock, however it is idling at 70-80c and under load 90-95. I'm running the stock heat sink on top of it, there is no dust, it's all very clean and airflow in the ...
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Are these temperatures normal for an iMac? [closed]

I have a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5 27" iMac. It is two years old. It feels very hot. I have downloaded iStat nano and the temperatures (degrees Celsius) are: HD: Macintosh HD 54 °C CPU A 55 °C GPU Diode ...
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How accurate are the on-die temperature sensors in an atom processor?

I've been running: 5 identical systems (all running Windows XP embedded) The systems are running identical loads (and nothing else) Coretemp to test temperatures. For 5 systems all of which have ...
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What would happen if the temperature of my computer kept rising?

I've seen a lot of posts about how the maximum temperature of a CPU is somewhere around 100°C, and then the computer will shut down to prevent damage. But what would happen if all of the fans for a ...
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How can I cool my computer in a tropical environment?

I work from home in the Caribbean and don't like to run my A/C as it is very expensive and I would rather enjoy the breeze. The only problem is that temperatures are always > 80F and humidity is ...
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Should I invest in some hardware to lower my HDD temperatures (~45°C)?

I have the CM690 II case, and I'm a bit worried about my HDD temps. It's quite hot in my country now (Croatia), so my drives are quite hot at about 45°C, while the rest of the system seems to be ...
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How to sigstop/sigcont processes based on CPU temparature?

I'm temporarily forced to work on a laptop whose fan has failed. Under light load it works fine, but as soon as I start computationally intensive jobs, the temperature raises very significantly, even ...
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Thinkpad X120e normal operating temperature

I bought a Thinkpad X120e for my wife and I was surprised to see CoreTemp reporting the normal operating temperature at 60C. Is this normal for an X120e?
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Is it normal for a CPU to be always be cooler than 30 degrees?

Everytime I measure the temperature of my CPU (Core i5 3570K) using the "acpi -t" command under GNU/Linux I get the same output: Thermal 0: ok, 29.8 degrees C Thermal 1: ok, 27.8 degrees C ...
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lm-sensors reporting negative temperature

I get the following output when running sensors on my Ubuntu 12.04 server $ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: -3.0°C (crit = +90.0°C) Core 1: +5.0°C (crit = ...
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Need program to monitor Laptop CPU and GPU temperatures - with SHUTDOWN support

I just received my HP TX2500 tablet back from laptop service (fried ATI GPU) and I need software to monitor temperatures which supports emergency system shutdown after it surpasses a specified limit.
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Remote Desktop - Check For Oveheating

Is it possible to check the current temperature of CPU through software (control panel, task manager, third party service) and whether the computer is overheating? I am connecting to a computer ...
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Linux CLI: fail-proof way to check temperature

I usually use one of the following to check temperature of Linux-based computers: $ cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THM/temperature $ acpi -V $ sensors However, on the current system I am using (Debian ...
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Getting a “CPU over temperature error”, but temperatures seem to be normal

I built a PC with the following parts: CPU: i5-2500 Motherboard: Asus P8H67-M EVO rev 3.0 RAM: G-Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 Video: GTX 560-Ti 1GB I used a crappy (but functioning) ...
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Log hard drive temperature at regular intervals

One of our old computers is restarting randomly after some hours. I suspect the hard drive overheats. Is there a way to log the hard drive temperature every hour?
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How is CPU temperature related to CPU frequency and CPU usage percentage? [closed]

While reading Dennis's reply, it makes me think about what determine the CPU temperature. Following is my understanding. The CPU temperature is solely determined by the CPU usage in a unit time. The ...
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What's more harmful to a CPU? High load or high temperature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: CPU usage at 100% for several hours Is it ok to have 100% CPU usage constantly I wonder which case is more harmful: high percentage of usage (>90%) vs high temperature ...
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New Seagate GoFlex external hard drive reporting temperature 50C and higher--defective or normal?

I have a brand-new Seagate GoFlex hard drive, and my SMART diagnostics program (CrystalDiskInfo) is warnings me that the drive is running too hot. The lowest reported temperature I've seen it is 48C, ...
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Acer Aspire 5750G temperature

I have been testing (CPU and graphics stress test) my computer and logged the temperature: here are the results. I'm wondering if this is normal or should I do something with it? These temperatures ...
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Max temperature setting and automatic throttling-down CPU on linux

I recently have situation where my laptop can heat to 105 degrees and shut down. I think shutting down is some bios/laptop internal protection, because it doesn't just gracefully shut down the system, ...
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Temperature monitor software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software for monitoring and measuring GPU temperature (Windows XP/7) I am looking for a good software that measures the CPU temperature and the GPU temperature, but one ...
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Flash causes Macbook Air to heat up and fans to spin

Any flash application results in a drastic increase in CPU temperature (50C->80C) on my Macbook Air, causing the fans to spin really fast. Is there any solution to this, such as an alternate flash ...
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How may I know if a chip that needs cooling will reduce speed if temperature increases?

I saw this video some time ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P2_9THvQcc How may I know if a chip that needs cooling will reduce speed if temperature increases (maybe because the fan breaks)? ...
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Automatically detecting temperature sensors on startup (Ubuntu 10.10)

I am very close to achieving my goal of setting up a CPU temperature graph that is displayed in the top panel of my desktop. I have the applet and have gotten it to graph temperatures, which appear to ...
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New to building computers worried about temps

I'm new to building my own computers and I was wondering about maximum temperatures. I understand that the room temp can affect the computers temp but how relevent is it? I understand that if my room ...
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Motherboard temperature reaches 124° C?

This is a brand new PC build (only a few days old.) There are plenty of fans in the case, but after a few hours of playing Skyrim, this is what Speccy reports: My usual motherboard idle temperature ...
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ASUS E45M1-I DELUXE temperature limits

I have two questions about the temperature with ASUS E45M1-I DELUXE. The chassis is Chenbro ES34069. What is the upper temperature limit of this board? Nothing related in manual nor homepage. How do ...
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Can someone explain these confusing CPU temperature readings?

So I'm running an i5 in an ASUS P8P67 M-Pro board and for whatever reason I'm getting some confusing tempature readings. HW Monitor is reading my CPUTIN at 92C but my core temps are only at 38C. I've ...
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How can I check the temperature of my CPU in Windows?

Does Windows provide a means to check my CPU temperature natively? If not, are there any software tools which can reveal this information?