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 turns off unexpectedly

My computer turns itself off unexpectedly after some time of use. It appears that this might be temperature related, but not for sure. I installed 2 tools that monitor temperature: SpeedFan and CPU ...
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My 386sx refuses to start in cold days

My old computer refuses to start in cold days. So, in really hot days (about 40ºC / 104ºF ) or even hotter, this PC usually starts, but in cold days, it wont. When the temperature is not in the ...
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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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What do the Speed0x controls do in SpeedFan?

I'm monitoring my PC for suspected overheating, and I want to know what the Speed01, Speed02, and Speed03 controls do in SpeedFan? Specifically what does the Speed03 set to 41 mean? My CPU is an old ...
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Could I have damaged a CPU?

I built a PC around a Q9550 1 1/2 years ago (motherboard is an Asus P5Q deluxe). Specs give 2.83GHz, I overclocked it to 3.40 GHz without any problem (or so I thought) until two months ago. Cooling is ...
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app that will turn off the computer if one of the components exceed the suggested temperature

do you know of any app that will automatically turn off the computer if one of the components exceed the suggested temperature?
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Is this a normal operating temperature range for a New Third-Generation MacBook Air (2.13 MHz, 120 GB SSD)?

Even with just my text editor open (no web browser) and maybe the terminal, the baseline temperature is usually above 40 C. When i open 4-5 browser tabs in Safari (even if none of Sites have Flash) ...
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iMac runs warm?

New iMac, mentioned in another question is warm to the touch. Is this normal? A yes or no answer based on personal experience please.
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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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Software for monitoring and measuring GPU temperature (Windows XP/7) [closed]

Are there any programs available for monitoring and measuring GPU temperature? I'd prefer something free, and for either Windows XP or Windows 7.
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CPU Temp Advise

I have a AMD X2 64 7750BE. My system bios show my CPU temp is at 64 degrees centigrade(64C). Is it too hot? MY CPU fan RPM is 2355. Is the rpm speed normal?
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Pentium 4 Overheat

I have a machine with a Pentium 4 CPU in it that I run as a server. I've used it for a long time with no issues. Recently it has been unable to run for more than about 3/4 minutes from a cold-boot ...
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What is a good fan speed setting for an iMac8,1 with SL?

My computer is running warm, al sensor are around 30-50C at the end of the day. I installed smcFanControl, and set all three fans to max. At first a dust cloud came out of the top, and now it makes a ...
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Monitoring systems fans and temperatures

I am trying to use GKrellM (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html) to monitor my system's fans/temperatures (I am trying to undervolt the fans a bit to make the systems ...
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Why would a computer run very hot?

I have a non-standard machine and it seems to run very hot; the CPU fan whirls so loudly I can hear it in the other room (the case is open, mostly because the side got lost at some point). I ...
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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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CPU temperature between 39-58C, Is It Normal?

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, this is the temperature information at light load: And this is the temperature at heavy load: Is this normal? On one hand I have a SU user says that this is ...
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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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What is considered temperature too high for a Core2Duo CPU on a notebook computer?

So I took the advice of installing SpeedFan (also because download.com has Editor's recommendation), and see that the temperature of my notebook's CPU (Intel Core2Duo) is about 60C and jumps up to ...
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Windows 7 notebook turn off by itself, how to check if it is due to CPU being too hot?

I have a Dell Studio 15 notebook, and it just started turning off by itself yesterday. Could it be that the CPU is too hot? I have had several notebooks before and every one of them I can put them ...
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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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USB thermometer that works in Linux

I am constructing a small robot based on an embedded board running Linux. I am looking for a USB thermometer device, which will work with the 2.6 kernel. So far I found a bunch of devices, but it's ...
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Temperature of my 8600GS graphics card

How can I see the temperature of my 8400GS graphics card?
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How do I troubleshoot CPU temperatures in Ubuntu?

I have some questions concerning CPU temperature on my Ubuntu 8.10. My laptop shuts itself down, which I guess is due to high CPU temperature. I want to confirm this by looking at some system log ...
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CPU, HDD, GPU temperture monitor Ubuntu

Is there a Gnome Pannel Applet or even just software, that supports a lot of mobos and sensors? I have a AMD Phenom x4 cpu with a Gigabyte Mobo and Nvidia 9600 GPU. I tried "Computer Temperature ...
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USB device causes rise in CPU Temperature

I've seen that whenever I plug in an USB device like an external drive or bluetooth, immediately there is a rise in the CPU Temperature by 4-5 degrees celcius. Do you know why this might happen? I'm ...
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What is a good hardware monitor?

Does anyone have a good freeware app for monitoring laptop hardware? Things like temperature and fan speed. I had one, but after a few weeks it wanted me to pay.
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CPU Temperature sensor wrong?

Everest Ultimate is suddenly telling me that the CPU temperature (and core temps) for my E6850 Core 2 Duo is 72 degrees Celsius. When I stress-test the machine, the temp goes up to 91 degrees and the ...
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Safe GPU temperatures

What temperatures are safe for a GPU?
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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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Why can GPUs run hotter than CPUs?

As far as I can tell GPUs can easily run at much higher temperatures than CPUs without problems. Aren't they both made out of the same materials? Why are GPUs capable of operating at temperatures that ...
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My computer raises the ambient room temperature by about 4°F. I don't like it (in the summer)

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3 on an Intel Core2 Duo CPU E7400 with 3.5 GB of RAM and an Intel G45/G43 chipset. The motherboard runs at 35°C and the CPU at 32°C -- which I don't think is too hot. ...
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Safe temperature range for a Core 2 Quad CPU? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does anyone know the temperature ranges one can expect on a core2 duo I've looked around for an answer to this for a while, and have found many conflicting answers. I've ...
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Fan speed monitor Software for Macbook Pro Unibody on Windows

I've tried multiple temperature monitor and fan speed software on my Macbook Pro Unibody under Windows 7 64-bit RC. None of them can report the fan speed. Currently I'm using SpeedFan which reports ...
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Is there a windows sidebar widget that shows temperature from sensors inside the computer?

Is there a windows vista sidebar widget that shows temperature from sensors inside the computer? I have found Speedfan. Would like something that runs as a sidebar widget.
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Dangers of Running Computers w/o Air Conditioning

I recently moved in to an apartment with out air conditioning. This is fine most of the time as I am in upstate New York. It only ever gets above the high 70s during the hottest of the summer ...
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lm-sensors can't get CPU/motherboard temperature/fan speed

I've installed lm-sensors and ran sensors-detect successfully. It edited my /etc/modules so the needed modules (lm85, i2c-i801 and coretemp) would get loaded during startup. I added also those nice ...
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How can I monitor the CPU temperature under linux?

How do I monitor and display the CPU temperature using Linux?
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Software that will tell me my CPU's temperature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good software for measuring computer temperature? Hi, What should my i7 920 temperate be under normal load? I have a gigabyte ex58 ud4p mb.
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Does anyone know the temperature ranges one can expect on a core2 duo

Some background. I'm having problems with my computer suddenly shutting down and then refusing to start unless I wait awhile. So I'm assuming it's a temperature problem. I installed SpedFan and it ...
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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 ...
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Maximum CPU Temperature for Core 2 Duo E6400

What is considered to be the highest safe CPU temperature when overclocking? I have a Core 2 Duo E6400 overclocked to 2.85GHz with 1.2vCore. This runs at 29C idle and 45C under load. These ...
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Normal Case Temperature

My case tends to heat to 59.6 C in the summer. Is this too hot? What's an optimal temperature for inside a typical case?
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Does overheating cause a computer to slow down?

It's a pet peeve of mine that people leave the tower of their desktop computers in the small enclosed cabinet part of computer desks. I've heard that heat issues can cause problems with PCs, but is ...
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How can I measure my computer temperature?

I would like to monitor the temperature of the computer's components and also the fan speed. How can I do this?