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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Do these temperatures indicate my computer is overheating?

Computer Specs: Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz Installed memory : 8.00 GB (7.89 GB Usable) System type : 64-bit Operating system, x64-based processor Windows 8 ...
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How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?

A power spike broke the CPU temperature sensor on my motherboard. Memtest86+ runs fine. However, neither Linux nor Windows boots under default options. Windows simply shuts down during boot. Linux ...
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AMD FX8350 CPU - CoolerMaster Silencio 650 Case - New Water Cooling System

Lately after a use of 6 months of my AMD FX8350 CPU I'm experiencing high temperatures and loud noise coming from the CPU fan(I set that in order to keep it cooler). I decided to replace the stock fan ...
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Should you worry about high voltage and wattage on a non-overclocked computer?

I've been wondering if I should be worried at all about high wattage or voltage on a non-overclocked computer. I say non-overclocked because when I Google search this question or something similar it ...
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Overclocking temperature too high?

I have a HP Pavillion dv6-6123cl Entertainment PC, which appear to be notorious for overheating according to HP forums. I have a Mobile QuadCore AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon HD Graphics, 1400 MHz. My ...
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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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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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Laptop with Haswell processor gets 98-99 Celcius

I can't seem to find any anecdotal information on Haswell laptop temperatures. My laptop, a few month old MSI GE40, reaches 98-99oC when playing Just Cause 2 with everything maxed after about half an ...
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Is it bad for a CPU to be running at a high speed for extended periods of time?

I have an Intel Core i7-4770S (3.10 GHz) that can go up to 3.9 GHz in turbo mode. Windows Task Manager can report it going up to about 3.5 GHz when playing certain games and probably goes higher every ...
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Are my CPU temperatures too high?

My CPU temperature revolves around 40 - 50 C while idle and it immediately shoots up to 90 C while starting a game as old as AOE II Conquerors. See below the screenshot which I captured using CPU ID ...
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Temperature sensors showing high CPU temps, CPU not super hot

(For monitoring heating I have used SpeedFan, Ai suite II (asus mobo software), RealTemp and my bios (on an Asus Gene IV Rampage)) SpeedFan says 100-120 C RealTemp says 30-80 C at idle (30 C ...
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Sudden rise in temperature of new hard drive

I recently (about two weeks ago) got a new hard drive for backups. It's a 3TB WD Green drive and operates externally, in a separate enclosure, connected via eSATA to my Linux home server. What I'm ...
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Will applying an ice pack to a laptop cause any issues?

Sometimes my laptop overheats crazily when I play a video game. That's why sometimes I use an ice pack to help cool it down. Is this dangerous? Like if the water from the pack melted or something? ...
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AMD CPU Temperature

I installed an AMD A8-6600 and the CPU temp seems high. It's running between 60 - 68C in the bios health monitor. I'm using the onboard graphics. That temperature seems too high to me. Is that temp ...
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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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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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Toshiba Satellite L655 Fan Not Running

A friend of mine has a Toshiba Satellite L655 laptop with an Intel Pentium processor. After about an hour of use, or when a particularly resource-intensive program is being used, the machine will ...
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Is it necessary to renew thermal grease on Acer AO722?

Did anyone renewed the thermal grease on the Acer AO722, there is a need to renew it on this laptop? If yes how can I know for sure that I should to do it ?
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Where can I find temperature sensors locations on a laptop?

I'm trying to identify the locations of the different sensors highlighted in red (TZx_) to find where exactly the hot spot is. I assume TZ5_ is probably located near the GPU which is also running at ...
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Can RAM with significantly lowered temperature still be accessed normally?

If I significantly lower the temperature of RAM using those dust cleaners (I'm following the method outlined in this paper: ...
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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 for monitoring and measuring GPU temperature (Windows XP/7)

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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Too High Computer Conditions?

CPU Intel Core i3 2330M @ 2.20GHz 73 °C Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology Storage 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10JPVX-22JC3T0 (SATA) 45 °C Should I be worried about this? Nothing is ...
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Color management: Unable to change color temperature

I've recently bought a second display. Setting it up was easy, but the display has a certain yellowness to it that my other display does not, though it's not that much that it is completely unusable, ...
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How to tell if gpu is overheating without sensor

I just took apart my dell xps m1210 to re-apply thermal paste. I used thermal PASTE instead of a thermal PAD on the gpu, but I think it should work fine. Even so, I worry about weather the gpu is ...
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Output of sensors on laptop

My Dell Laptop is suddenly running at around 70F according to sensors while previously it was at around 60. This is under a medium amount of load, both temps. Why? How would I cool it down?
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GPU is running at a high temperature even after cleaning it with a compressed air can?

So before cleaning my computer, my GPU ran at a temperature between 90 and 100 degrees Celsius. Now that I cleaned my computer with a compressed air can, my GPU is running at a temperature of 86 ...
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Loud Noisy (CPU Watercooler?) Fans

I have an issue with my computer lately, I built my computer 3 months ago and I assume my CPU watercooler fan is getting louder. I have a Corsair H100i Watercooler, Intel Core i5-3570k CPU, ASRock Z77 ...
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Burning paper with laptop

A few hours ago I was playing a computer game when I noticed smoke coming from next to my laptop. Then I noticed that the stack of paper next to it had begon to smolder. I threw it into a glass of ...
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What is AUXTIN temperature indicated by CPUID HWMonitor on ASUSTeK P7P55-M motherboard?

CPUID HWMonitor saying I have high temperature on AUXTIN entry Temperature value is "jumping" in the range +- 10 degrees which hints it is false indication. What is this?
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Wireless card overheating?

Ok, so I've had my laptop for several years (I wanna say 4, but possibly more), it's a Toshiba Satellite. I'm running Linux mint 15, and am having a strange new issue, after several hours of running ...
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Socket vs Surface CPU temperature for AMD

I looked through 5-10 different suggested questions here and they all dealt with Intel CPUs, and I happen to have an AMD FX 8100 series 8 core CPU. I have also looked through several google results ...
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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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GPU-Z Temperature Sensor Questions

I am going to make this as generic as possible so to help future searches for a concrete answer. I spent over an hour searching google and forums attempting to find an answer. Here is a capture of my ...
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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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Does radeon.hw_i2c=1 has any thing to do with temperature readings?

I want to read the temperature out from an Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 [Radeon HD 4290] card if possible. It is integrated on an ASUS M4A89GTDPRO/USB3 motherboard. sensors-detect ...
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Can a hot PCI adapter slow down the computer?

Using the "watch sensors" command in Fedora, I see that while the temperature of the CPU's are normal (70 degrees at most), the PCI easily exceeds 90 degrees (celcius, of course.) Once the PCI gets ...
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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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Strange and unidentified readings in SpeedFan (Almico)

Why is the AUX temperature so high in this Almico Speedfan reading?
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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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Built a PC some months ago, facing automatic shutdown, temperature issue?

I built a PC some months ago, it worked fine, but now it's summer time and temperature is 45 °C here in Jaipur, India. When I start playing BF3 after 20-25 minutes my UPS starts beeping and system ...
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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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Do I need to be worried about these SMART drive temperatures?

I have 5 hard drives in a machine sitting in a cupboard. /dev/sda is a 500GB Seagate drive, and is the boot disk. /dev/sd{b,c,d,e} are 2TB drives in a raid6 configuration. smartctl is showing ...
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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. Looking at HWMonitor, my CPU has a temperature of about 10-20° C. This is just too good to be true imho. It even goes below ...
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How to View BIOS Settings During Runtime

We write applications that provide component data up to a server for system health monitoring. One of our customers was testing our product and noted that the temperature reported by BIOS is hotter ...
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Speccy and SpeedFan not showing cpu fan speed

I have a HP dv3 notebook. I have just downloaded speccy. Altough there is written that speccy has the property that can show fan speed, my copy (v1.26.698) does not have even this line ever. When ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - NOT overheating

Desktop PC running windows 7, hasn't been formatted in about 3 years. I recently installed & run skyrim for about 1 week with no problems (up to that point I hadn't run any recent graphics-heavy ...
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i7 CPU Thermometer breaking down?

I have a custom build with a Intel Core i7-3820 on MSI X79A-GD45(8D) X79 motherboard. I'm using Thermaltake CLW0215 Water 2.0 Performer as CPU cooling. I have this build for about a year now. Back ...
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How to cool my laptop?

I've a 4 year old laptop that is consistently running 60-70 degrees Celsius. I cleaned the heatsink and replaced the fan as it was previously running at 90 - 100 degrees and although it was clearly ...
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High CPU temperature of new Clevo w350ST Laptop

I just recently bought a new Clevo W350ST laptop. While everything has been working extremely fine in it, its the CPU temperatures on the laptop I am worried about. The Tj Max. for my processor (i7 ...