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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Massive difference between Core Temperature and CPU temperature

I've recently purchased a new machine, and decided it was time to start seeing what it could do. I downloaded and installed SpeedFan to see how everything was running before fiddling, for obvious ...
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Average idle temperature for i7 965 Nehalem 1366?

Just wondering what should be the average idle temperature should be for an i7 965 Extreme Edition Nehalem 1366 processor. The thing is, ever since the first day I bought and assembled this computer, ...
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Phenom x6 overheating: temperature montiors show constant 0 degrees C

I have an AMD Phenom II x6 processor which is overheating very easily, especially considering it's water cooled. I'm trying to monitor the temperature (in Windows 7) to see what's going on, but I can'...
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How to cool my extremely hot video card?

Some background: I have had my computer for over 2 years. After I tried to clean it, my CPU started to go over 80ºC idle. I managed to reduce it to 60ºC and used it for a long time, almost 9 months, ...
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laptop temperature vs desktop temperature

Is it safe to assume that recommended on-load and idle temperature of laptop is same as desktop? I feel I know the range of desktop's HDD, GPU and CPU ideal temperature. Can this knowledge be ...
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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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How to add temperature tab to task manager?

I know that almost all processors nowadays have built in temperature sensors. How and why aren't these part of task manager (or the performance tab)? Is there a way to add a temperature tab, or ...
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GTX 590 temperature is 71/61 degree celsius

I'm a bit concerned about the idling temperatures of my graphics card, GPU-Z says that its temperature is 62°C for one and 72°C for the other (it lists two GTX 590s but I only have one so not sure why ...
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How do I get my CPU fan to stop spinning when idle?

I have a PC which I built ~3 years ago which had been running smoothly and silently until recently. Now, the CPU fan likes to spin up to 1200-1500 RPM even when it's idle, which is rather annoying. ...
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Are Laptop Cooling Accessories (Pads, external fans, etc.) Effective? [closed]

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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Workstation restarts randomly - no BSOD - temperature/power supply problem?

I have a high-end dual CPU workstation that has started rebooting itself several times per day. It has no history of doing this - it just started in the last few days. It hasn't had any hardware ...
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BIOS upgrade lowers CPU temperature

Setup I've got a system with an Asus P8Z68-V PRO motherboard and an Intel Core i7-2600K CPU running at stock speed (no overlocking) which I cool with a Noctua NH-U12P. On the heatsink I've got the ...
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Stock cooler for core i7-2600 close to 80C at idle - will aftermarket one help?

I bought brand new Core i7 2600 (socket 1155) CPU with box cooler on it. I assembled a minimum booting configuration and in the BIOS it shows steady 73-78 degrees CPU temperature right off the bat. It ...
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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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Are these temperatures okay?

These are my computer specs: (collected with Everest): Field Value CPU Properties CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2800 MHz (21 x 133) CPU Alias ...
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How can I see the evolution of the CPU temperatures in the SpeedFan log file? [closed]

I run SpeedFan in Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) and found some log files in C:\Program Files\SpeedFan named SFLog20110717-0001.csv through SFLog20110717-0009.csv. I opened them, hoping to see a log ...
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GPU Temperature

I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 graphics card. I'm getting a temperature of 39-40.0°C in idle, is that ok? Whats the ideal temperature for that card on idle?
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Thinkpad shuts down after 10 minutes of heavy use

Less than two years ago, I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad R500. When using the CPU heavily, it sometimes decides to reboot (with Ubuntu briefly showing "shutdown" message). A Linux widget shows me the CPU ...
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How can I view my video card's temperature via SSH?

I've finally managed to set up my two ATI Radeon 6950 video cards in my machine, but the cards can get quite hot. Based on the arrangement of my apartment, I want to be able to SSH into the machine an ...
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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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Athlon 64 4000+ rapidly heats to 70° after power up

Is it normal that my A64 4000+ AMD CPU rapidly heats up to 70+ degrees Celsius? It is visible in the BIOS config, and in a Windows tool. I do not know the exact data it used to run, but I had ...
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At what working temperatures will my gpu not only survive, but have a long healthy life

There are plenty of questions about what a safe gpu temperature is, but these seem focused on what temperatures a gpu will survive at in the short term, regardless of whether it may shorten the cards ...
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Computer randomly shuts itself off

I have not been able to determine a pattern for why this happens, despite my best efforts. I've attempted to run it on full power with Prime95 and this doesn't trigger a restart. Generally the ...
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How do I check my temps inside my case? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good software for measuring computer temperature? Do I need to buy anything special to know the temps on my CPU and video card?
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What's a good temperature for a processor to idle at?

I'm running an Intel Core2 Duo T6600 @ 2.20GHz in my Ubuntu laptop, and it runs at around 45 degrees celsius. Is this a good idle temperature? What do most processors run around, temperature-wise? ...
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Shut down on start up - faulty temperature sensor?

I have a packard bell Imedia 4145 about 18 months old. It shuts down soon after I switch it on. It will get as far as starting to load windows then shut off. Each time I turn it on it runs for a ...
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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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Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 Heat Security

I am running some pretty heavy calculations (Running Bitcoin hash-mining) on my Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, and, needless to say, I´m quite paranoid whenever the heat reaches 50 degrees celcius (Which it ...
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Crashing at random intervals, possibly from heat or voltage?

My CPU is an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ Its rating is 55 - 63 C with a Vcore voltage of 1.35 / 1.4. My system (OpenSuse latest version) crashes often at random intervals. Recently ...
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Has anybody seen increased CPU usage/temp since installing Windows 7 SP1 and/or Internet Explorer 9? [closed]

I have a HP 8730W Laptop that has been installed with Windows 7 since RTM. Over time, all updates has been installed. Lately, I have noticed quite an increase in the CPU fan usage. Earlier, when idle, ...
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core temperature vs CPU temperature

I have recently installed a new heat sink & fan combination on my Core 2 Quad since my CPU was hitting about 70C under load. This has managed reduce temperatures while running Prime95 to about 54C,...
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I need a replacement heat sink thermistor for a MacPro1,1 [closed]

I need a replacement heat sink thermistor for a MacPro1,1. I pulled the 5160's and replaced them with 5350's (2.66/1066). I then did the BSEL and VID mods to get them working at 3.3/1333. The heat ...
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New MacBook Pro, sluggish and overheating? [closed]

I just bought the new MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz quad-core i7, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM, 512Gb Solid State Drive. It runs freaking awesome...for a while. Then it seems to get very, very sluggish. Scrolling in a ...
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How to know what CPU temperature causes machine to stop?

Since some recent changes, my machine suddenly powers off at random times. I suspect it's overheating. I've installed a temperature monitoring utility to watch how hot the CPU gets. Maybe I will be ...
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What is the maximum temperature Core 2 Duo should have?

My laptop CPU is "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz". I use Ubuntu 10.10 and I get the CPU temperate via 'sensors' program. During normal operation it reports the CPU temperate ~50 ...
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My graphics card is running very hot; should I do anything?

My Radeon 5870 is running near 90°C while not doing anything. I have dusted it, but it made no difference. What, if anything, should I do?
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Is my CPU temperature normal?

On my Lenovo T400 laptop, the CPU temperature is mid 40 Celsius under Ubuntu 10.10 and mid 30 Celsius under Windows 7 when the laptop just starts up. I was wondering if the temperatures are normal, ...
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My CPU hits 100°C… Help me!

The safe limit for processors is typically 50°C or so, but I have found that my CPU likes to do up to 100°C. I have got these readings from SpeedFan 4.42. I have a Intel Quad Core unclocked. I am ...
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Could a temp directory with a lot of files slow down the Windows PC?

I am not sure if it is a metropolitan legend, but I'm asking me if a temporary directory on Windows VISTA PC with a lot of file (~30.000) could slow down the entire machine. Any idea? I need some ...
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Asus Maximus IV CPU instant temperature reading 63+?

When I cold boot and check the CPU temperature in the BIOS it instantly says 63+ if I reset the CMOS and cold boot up again it will say 30-40+ but then when I restart again it will instantly say 63+ ...
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My GPU is running at a high temperature (88°C), should I worry?

I have a PC with two graphics cards and four monitors. All the monitors are running 1920x1200 with 16Bit colour. The cards are an NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT and an NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT. When I run ...
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ATI Temperature Monitoring

I'm trying to monitor the temperature of my GPUs (multiple ATI 5970) in my computation cluster. Problem is that the aticonfig tool does not work in headless mode # /usr/bin/aticonfig --od-...
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CPU temperature vs. CPU Heatsink Temperature

When looking for a good/max "Temperature." should I be looking at max "CPU" temp or max "CPU Heatsink" temp. Usually the heatsink temp is lower. My computer (Macbook Pro 6,2) measures both.
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What log entries should I expect after an unexpected Mac Mini reboot?

My 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Mini suffers unexpected shut-downs from time to time. I suspect this is because it gets too hot - iStat Menu shows the CPU temperature reaching 98 C when it's working ...
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What are some processor monitoring tools for Ubuntu

What are some good tools that I could use to monitor my processor? I know of some tools like SpeedFan and CoreTemp for Windows, but I need a Linux alternative.
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QX6850 CPU over temperature, is the CPU bad?

I noticed my QX6850 has been running around 90-100 celcius for quite some time, it's an old Windows machine I don't use anymore, but I'd like to set it back up and use it. Is the processor fried if ...
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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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What is the safe temperature range for a Core-i5 processor?

I have an HP laptop with with a Core-i5 450m processor and an ATI Radeon 5650 1GB graphics card. When I played crysis warhead on my system its temprature went up to 82° c. Is it safe to play games up ...
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Maximum safe temperature for Celeron 2.53GHz

I couldn't find the answer in similar topics. please tell me. My CPU temp is 62°C (As shown in BIOS setup) at idle and reaches 72°C when I play a 3D game for some time. is this temp safe? what is the ...