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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Why is my motherboard's CPU temperature inconsistent with the individual core temperatures? [duplicate]

This image demonstrates what I'm talking about: The motherboard's CPU temperature is in green. The individual cores' temperatures are in red. I've tested the temperatures in three different ...
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Sudden shut down & no boot after

My PC worked fine until a few days ago when it started to suddenly shut down after a few minutes of playing some games. Also, when I was trying to power on, the aux fans ran but the cpu would not ...
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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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What is the difference between CPU and Core temperatures? [duplicate]

While trying to figure out why the performance of my machine has suddenly severely degraded, I noticed that although CPU temperature is being reported as 45C while idle, the temperatures of all 6 ...
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High CPU/MOBO temperature even after cleaning and reinstalling

Even after dissembling my laptop and cleaning it, the temp of my CPU and Motherboard hangs around 41+ degrees Celsius while idle and no apps running. It used to be much lower and my laptop gets really ...
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Overheating Radeon 6870 - What could be the issue?

I have a PC with an AMD Radeon 6870 (it's not mine, FWIW). It was working fine until one day the PC shutdown itself. It happened several times at certain point in a certain game. It was disassembled ...
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Target CPU temperature for AMD FX processor

I have got an AsRock 980DE3/U3S3 R2.0 motherboard with the FX-6300 procesor. I am using the stock cooler. What is the recommended target temperature to set in the fan speed control in BIOS?
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AIDA64 monitores only HDD temperature

I installed AIDA64 extreme edition on my laptop to monitor laptop CPU temperature, but, surprisingly, there are no other temperatures but HDD's temperature. I checked bios for some settings, but my ...
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Is storing electronics in high temperatures different than operating them in high temperatures? [duplicate]

This may be a weird topic for SU but for those of us who are on the go a lot proving tech support or just carry our gear because we can and it is nice to always have around and with us, is storing ...
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Incorrect CPU temp on AMD A10-7850 APU (Kaveri) on Ubuntu Linux 3.16 kernel

My machine has an AMD A10-7850K APU which runs very nicely. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 when it was released, however it launched with the 3.13 kernel which did not have official support for Kaveri ...
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Alienware M14x going real hot in Idle

I have an Alienware M14x which I started noticing the fans going extremely high at idle, pretty much right after a boot too. I downloaded HWMonitor to check what's up and it turns out it's at about ...
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Cannot read CPU temperature with HWMonitor

I bought a new MoBo and a FX4300 Black Edition along with a tower cooler. In the Monitor of my Mobo it says around 29° C (that's believable). Looking at HWMonitor, my CPU has a temperature of about ...
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CPU is hot and CPU fan making very many RPMs and much noise. (CPU fan not listed in speedfan)

On Saturday I replaced the motherboard of my computer because my old motherboard wasn't working anymore. Everything went well, and after some tries my PC was booting and working! I noticed the CPU fan ...
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Overheating issues, even after suggested remedies

So my computer/Server is overheating on a regular basis, I thought that the issue might be the thermal compound on the heatsink, so I have replaced that (just 20 minutes ago), that seems to have done ...
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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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Abnormally high CPU temperature

My laptop's CPU is too hot, ~93-97° C, nothing major is running, only Google Chrome. SpeedFan and Open Hardware Monitor don't detect any fans, so I can't even see their speed. Is there any way to ...
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Are NVidia ESA values standardized?

I'm presently reverse-engineering the Dell XPS 630 and 730 Master IO boards, to create cross-platform tools that aren't restricted by OS and motherboard. I've completely analyzed the protocol, and ...
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Running my laptop without CPU fan for i7 3630M for 24-hour period under mostly light use - what could go wrong? [closed]

My Lenovo laptop (Y500 I believe) has been bugging the living daylights out of me for months. The CPU fan kept going wild, spinning unpredictably, making a horrible noise, and actually slowing my PC ...
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CPU temp is hitting 83 C (181 F) in BIOS: Normal?

My BIOS is reporting that my Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 on a Asus P5B Deluxe is hitting 83 C (181 F). No overclocking. I haven't done anything intensive at all. Just to check SpeedFan hits similar ...
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Safe long-term CPU temp? [closed]

I'm considering running a game server for some friends and I to play on with my laptop, but while the server is running my processor use tends to go to around 55-65% and my CPU temperature hovers ...
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Excel Autofill Linegraph with Time

I must admit that I am not the expert on excel, but I need help creating a graph with some data. In column A, I have over 500 cells filled with temperature values from a probe. Now, technically each ...
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Laptop shut down randomly when temperature is low

Basic info of my laptop: 3.5-year-old Samsung RF411, Win7, no hardware change since purchase, Windows disk & memory check all OK, passed memtest86+ test. Recently, it randomly shuts down/blue ...
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Why does sensors-detect only see my coretemp-isa-000 adapter?

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with an intel i7-4790k cpu and ASRock extreme 6/ac motherboard, but sensors-detect does not give me anything but the core ISA adapter. I know I can sense fan speeds on the ...
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Need program to monitor Laptop CPU and GPU temperatures - with SHUTDOWN support [closed]

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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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?
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Does my GPU finally needs thermal compound?

I have the following PC configuration and since September 2011 when I bought and assembled it the only maintenance I did was cleaning every fans with compressed air. SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB ...
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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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Intel Turbo Boost temperature safety limits? [duplicate]

I have read many posts about Intel turbo boost technology and I am still a little confused. I get how it works and I even went as far as turning it off but it didn't seem to do anything. When I ...
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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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CPU temps conflict

I'm using an MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard along with a Phenom II 1090T and a Corsair H60i. Naturally I'd pull up BIOS and read temps from there but the water cooler kicks so well by the time I reboot ...
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How to limit the fan speed to X until temperature Y? (or similar)

Even though my laptop is cold, whenever I plugged it in, fan speed increases. How can I manually override the settings so that the fan speed is limited to X until temperature Y? (or something similar) ...
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How to show temperatures on Conky from macfanctld?

On Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook Pro 8,1. I'm trying to display values of the temp sensors that macfanctld uses. When viewing /var/log/macfanctl.log or when sudo macfanctld -f outputs to stdout, the ...
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Overheating laptop: assign lm-sensor output to hardware component

short: How can I find out which entry of lm-sensors corresponds to which hardware component for my HP EliteBook 8540w, with Intel 5 series chipsest? the story: I have a laptop (HP EliteBook 8540w, ...
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How do I configure color temperature of Dell monitors with more granularity than their default menu provides?

I have two Dell u2415 monitors daisy chained via Displayport 1.2 through my Microsoft Surface. It works great with one small hitch. The monitors are have slightly different color calibrations from ...
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How to wake a linux server when the temperature drops to certain value?

I've been tasked with a weird problem, sending a server into sleep mode when a certain core temperature is reached, and then waking it when it cools back down to a different temperature. I can handle ...
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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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Ways to know whether my Laptop fan is working or not

On my Laptop the CPU Core Temps. have been relatively high recently (I think) and so there's a nagging doubt in my mind whether any of the internal fans have failed. What are other alternative ways to ...
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Does CPU temperature affect CPU lifespan? [duplicate]

As long as a CPU's temperature stays below the manufacture-specified maximum, does a CPU's average temperature affect its lifespan? For example, my laptop's maximum CPU temperature as specified by ...
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How to find the source of a burning smell in my computer?

Recently I find small unpleasant smell (like burning smell) from my desktop computer, not always, but from time to time. I don't know where it is from, but as I turn off the computer and sniff closely ...
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Strange results in AIDA64

I have laptop that has overheating troubles. When I run AIDA64 extreme (trial) edition system stability test, the cpu (core i5 M 480) goes from 58 C temperature to 100 in about 2-3 seconds. After ...
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Common causes of overheating cpu & hard drive?

Wife's laptop is constantly registering higher than normal temperatures for the hard drive and cpu. The fan is working, and is constantly running. The temperatures for the hard drive and each core ...
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nvidia-smi reports ERR! for temperature of card

I am stress testing some of the cards on our GPU node and after running a bunch of jobs on a single card (card #1), nvidia-smi takes a long time to respond from that card and the temp reads ERR!. ...
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How can I determine if my Intel CPU does throttle?

I have a Dell M6600 Laptop with an Intel Core-i7 CPU, and it is becoming pretty loud and hot recently, and slows down. I suspect that the CPU gets very hot, and would like to see if the thermal ...
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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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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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Troubleshooting unstable GPU issue

I would like to fix my Dell Vostro 3700 that haven't used for a few months. The GPU seems to be dead. When I use the laptop, after about 10 minutes I start seeing strange colored squares for a few ...
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Is ~49 c is normal for motherboard idle temperature?

My motherboard model name is Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2PT.It's normal idle temperature shows 49c.Ambient room temp is 30C. Idle CPU(AMD FX-6100) temp is 27C So ,my question is Is 50C too hot (for my ...
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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. ...