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 allocate less processing power to a video conversion process? [duplicate]

I do a lot of video converting on my laptop, and I notice that during conversion the temperature of the processor is between 90C-99C, which is a bit alarming for me. I am using Windows 8.1 and I ...
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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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Can CPU performance be permanently be degraded by running at high temperatures?

My question is specifically if a processor can perform worse after extended periods of being too hot. I've had my laptop for four years and my cpu would regularly get to 85C+ watching videos or using ...
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cpu cooler thermal inertia

I got a Haswell I7-4790 ( 3.6Ghz ) with a noctua nh-d15 cooler ( only one fan installed ) and I get thermal inertia. Example: Idle cpu stable at 36 degrees. Full load ( rendering something ) : a ...
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Disable the overheat guard of the cpu (Sensor defect)

So I think that my CPU sensor is defect, let me explain why. The pc is shutting down instantly, even in idle. Some programs like speedfan show that my cpu has more than 80°C . It has a really big ...
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Macs CPU temperature increases massively when charger is removed

So I was trying to kill a Java process the other day. I opened htop and looked for Java. This was the first time I really used htop so I figured I would set it up in a way I would like. I added the ...
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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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Too high CPU temperature

I have a Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.40 GHz) with core voltage 1.200 V (if it helps), on the motherboard Asus P5KPL-CM. So today, when I started my computer, it suddenly showed me that the CPU ...
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Critical temperature Asus n551jx

I got this asus n551jx machine, which comes with a pretty good setup of GPU (GTX950m), and CPU too (i7 4720hq). Therefore gaming is not a problem, and it's quite enjoyable! The only thing that scaries ...
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CPU core temperature change to high temp

My main work machine has a quad core Intel Core i5 750 @2.67GHz standard clocking. I have SpeedFan installed. SpeedFan has always indicated a higher temp that I would have like for the 4 core temps ...
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Asus N751JK temperature issues

I got few months ago a a laptop, specifically a N751JK Asus laptop, I began to use it more frequently(recently) and I see that I get quite huge temperatures on it. When I am browsing the internet / ...
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CPU temperature is too high

I have a problem with one of my old PC's. It's an Intel Celeron @2.4GHz on socket 478. When i enter the BIOS and go to Hardware Monitor, the temperature raises gradually to 65°C and sits like ...
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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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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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How can I monitor the CPU temperature under linux?

How do I monitor and display the CPU temperature using Linux?
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How can I write my CPU temperature into a file on Linux?

Recently I installed lm-sensor for monitoring my CPU temperature. I am monitoring it by this command in the terminal: while [ true ]; do sensors; sleep 1; done But I need to access my temperature ...
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Does overheating cause a computer to slow down?

I've heard that heat issues can cause problems with PCs, but is this realistic? Is leaving the desktop in a cabinet area, or above-average-room-temp, a realistic potential cause of slowdowns? (I'm ...
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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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Why has my CPU suddenly started running hot?

I have an i7 920, zalman cnps9900 heatsink and fan, arctic silver thermal paste and gigabyte mb with no overclocking at the moment. I have three internal fans one push and 2 pull. but my cpu has ...
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How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)

I've got a Windows 8.1 work tablet (Wacom Cintiq Companion 2) that often runs pretty hot. Its fan(s) kick in sporadically at different speeds and their highest speeds are alarmingly loud - some ...
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What are the temperature/pressure limits of Li-ion batteries? [closed]

So I found a bunch of things saying that Li-ion batteries will get damaged and may explode if exposed to "excessive" temperatures or pressures, but none of them defined what constitutes "excessive," I ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - possibly overheating?

My computer will randomly shut down, usually it's while playing a game or doing a high processing task, and the last thing I will hear is my loud fan. But sometimes the fan won't be too loud and I'll ...
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Temperatures for AMD A10 6800K APU? [duplicate]

I have AMD A10 6800K, which is APU(is a CPU with GPU included) and I wonder what are the safe temps for the WHOLE package, I don't if I'm mistaking or not. I know the ideal temperature for AMD ...
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Suspend process according to CPU temperature in Windows 8

Is there is a software or a way to suspend a process according to the CPU temperature? Sometimes when I render video the CPU temperature increases a lot, so I have to suspend the process in resource ...
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How warm should SAMSUNG D3 drive be?

I have an external 3GB Samsung D3 Station 7200rpm hard drive and my SMART diagnostics program (CrystalDiskInfo or HDSentinel) is warning me that the drive is running too hot. The temperature in the ...
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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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Storing my desktop in summer heat

I am in the Houston Texas area and I am storing my computers in a non climate controlled storage unit in the dead of summer temperatures are reaching @ 100 f so I would think it is probably @ 150f in ...
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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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Identifying temperaturs of sensors output

I need some help with interpreting the output of the sensors command. I use it together with watch to have updated live temperatures. Part of the output is this: f71882fg-isa-0a00 Adapter: ISA ...
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Where can I normal temperature ranges for Intel processors

Where can I find the normal temperature ranges for Intel core i5 processors. 1st generation? 2nd generation? 3rd generation? Thanks.
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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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Laptop's processor overheats and turns it off

Model: Samsung R590 CPU: Intel i5-450M 2.4Ghz -> 2.66Ghz OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 with SP1 (after restoring tested also without any updates) It has 4 years now. After 2,5 - 3 years it ...
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Why won't my SSD boot when it's cold?

I know that some SSDs rarely have an issue with "cold boots" under certain firmware and software configurations. However in this case I have had two SSDs (different brands) that would literally not ...
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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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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 ...