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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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?
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Intel 1155 Chipset Temperature Specifications [closed]

I have an MSI Z68A-G45 (G3) motherboard (socket 1155) with an i5-2500 processor. I'm trying to keep an eye on temperatures/fan speeds/etc., and I can find the specifications for the CPU, but not the ...
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A nice program to show system temperatures in a dock bar?

Is there any nice application that shows the system temperatures in a somekind of dockbar or similar? (Windows) Preferably with this features: Real temperature (I've tried programs that shows wrong ...
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Random crashes and beeps

Lately I've been hearing some beeps from my computer speaker. Usually when playing games. The beeps are like beep beep beep (3 short beeps) and repeated 3 times. To be clear: beep beep beep ... beep ...
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High CPU temperatures (123C)

AIDA64 is telling me that my CPU package temp gets to 125C. That is incredibly hot. My cpu core temps stay at ~31C though. Should I be worried about a high package temp? What is a CPU package? Should ...
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Emergency freezing solution for SSD and still have to keep things running?

My SSD OCZ Agility 2 is firing up my x60s laptop, making development in it totally impossible -- it cannot access directories after a while, a lot of nasty lag due to hot temperature! I am now waiting ...
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Will a laptop work in temperatures below freezing point?

My employer needs me to do some field work that will take place outside in temperatures up to -20C. I will use 2 Dell laptops, 1 Acer netbook and 1 Samsung netbook. The laptops will be started and ...
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Is my CPU running hot?

I have a core i5 2500k which I believe is running a bit hot at idle speed. It idles at about 35° Celsius on the stock cooler. Everyone says that the computers idle temps are individual to ...
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Is it safe to run computers for long periods of time in very cold environments?

I have a CNC (a computer-controlled milling machine) in my garage. The garage is not heated, and the temperature goes down to -25°C (-13°F) some days in January. If I keep my computer, an old ...
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Monitoring video card memory temperature

I've recently installed a new cooler in my video card, and i want to see if the memory heatsinks it included, are installed correctly and are doing their job. I've already tried Riva Tuner, GPU-Z, ...
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What's the maximum safe temperature for a HD Radeon 6870? [closed]

I'm running a passively cooled HD Radeon 6870 in my PC. While using 3D Acceleration, the temperature climbs up to 95 degrees Celsius according to SpeedFan. It seems a bit hot, but on the other hand ...
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When looking for a maximum safe temperature for a CPU where do I find the Power (W)?

I'm using SpeedFan to alert me about unsafe CPU temperatures, Found ACPI temperature Found Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz End of detection I looked up my CPU over at Intel and on page ...
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Intel DH61AG CPU, fans, and voltages not reading in BIOS

I'm looking for the cause and/or fix of an issue when during start up of the DH61AG board the fans go full speed as they normally do but stay at full speed rather than slowing. In the BIOS the PC ...
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Safe to resume High-Performance-Computing applications immediately after new thermal paste?

I recently applied some new thermal paste to my main server, and am wondering if it is safe to immediately resume high-performance computing applications, or if I need to wait for the paste to ...
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i7 CPU temp reaches 102C! What to do?

I run a small business and the CPU temperature in our primary server reached 102C. I figured this was a dangerously high temperature, so to avoid damage to the CPU, I shut off the computer. I ...
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What is the safe temperature limit for a consumer SATA hard drive?

Background My personal desktop system at home has 5 SATA drives racked up inside. Recently my system started failing in odd ways like random kernel panics and I eventually traced it to random ...
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CPU falsely shows negative temperature before crashing?

I have an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU in an EVGA motherboard that is reporting negative CPU temperatures, like -22 C shortly before failing. These temperatures are reported instants after the CPU was ...
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Overclocked Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, what now?

I have overclocked Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4300 CPU. I changed FSB from 200 to 220. Multiplier is x9. The old core speed was 9 x 200 = 1800 GHz. Now it's 1980 GHz. I runed memtest to 20 passes ...
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Acceptable Intel i5 Proccessor Temperature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the safe temperature range for a Core-i5 processor? I'm just wondering if my processor I working under an acceptable temp. From what I have read 42 is pretty ...
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Find the temperature of a graphics card via commandline in Linux(Ubuntu)

Question: How can I find the temperature of my hardware via command line on Ubuntu? Info: I have a simulation that I've pushed off on to my work horse's graphics card(GTX465). I currently am in ...
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Good free software for freeing up RAM Memory in Windows 7(64bit) [closed]

I am looking for good Windows 7 software to free up RAM memory on my PC... I tried some ones I found on Google but they were bad stuff... with viruses, spamware etc... I want a free, clean, ...
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Whats the Min and Max temperature of an ATI Raedon HD 5800 series?

I am having heat problems with my ATI Radeon HD 5800 series card, the minimum temperature of my card is 45C and max I have had it at was 90C. Do I have a heat problem or is this the temperature the ...
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What is THRM temperature in HWMonitor?

I am bulding a server on Albatron motherboard. I don't have any specs yet. CPU is reaching about 60C because CPU cooler is damaged. Anyways what is THRM temperature in Hardware Monitor Pro? The THRM ...
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CPU temperature too high but fan not running at max speed

I think I am having some problem with processor fan... it never runs on full speed event though my processor temperature is going so high. I am using HWMonitor (also speedfan) to record temperatures ...
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Understanding SpeedFan terminology

There has been a lot of people posting problems running Battlefield 3 with an Nvidia card, specficially the GTX 560Ti. Something doesn't sound right - if it really was a driver problem, then I would ...
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What is the ideal/normal CPU temperature? (Intel Q2800) [closed]

I think I am having some problem with processor fan... but I am not sure as I never checked the temperature before so I don’t know currently is it ok or not. I am using HWMonitor to record ...
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Modify GTX 580 fan speeds in bios

I have stock overclocked GTX 580s which run so hot that the driver crashes. I can dial up the fan manually using Nvidia Inspector. That fixes the problem, but i have to tinker around all the time and ...
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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?