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 can I measure my computer temperature?

I would like a simple Windows program that can display the temperature of the computer's components and also show fan speed.
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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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Lower temperature with 10°C difference: Toshiba Q Series 256 GB vs Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB? [closed]

(concerning a Gaming Laptop such as the Asus G75VX or G750) I am thinking of buying Toshiba Q Series 256 GB instead of the Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB as I read on ssdreview that the Toshiba SSD uses less ...
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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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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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How can I monitor the CPU temperature under linux?

Is there a package available to monitor and display the CPU temp under linux?
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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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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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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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Are Laptop Cooling Accessories (Pads, external fans, etc.) Effective?

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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What's the maximum safe temperature for a HD Radeon 6870? [closed]

I'm running a passively cooled HD Radeon 6870 in my PC. While using 3D Acceleration, the temperature climbs up to 95 degrees Celsius according to SpeedFan. It seems a bit hot, but on the other hand ...
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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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Will a laptop work in temperatures below freezing point?

My employer needs me to do some field work that will take place outside in temperatures up to -20C. I will use 2 Dell laptops, 1 Acer netbook and 1 Samsung netbook. The laptops will be started and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's more harmful to a CPU? High load or high temperature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: CPU usage at 100% for several hours Is it ok to have 100% CPU usage constantly I wonder which case is more harmful: high percentage of usage (>90%) vs high temperature ...
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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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Acceptable Intel i5 Proccessor Temperature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the safe temperature range for a Core-i5 processor? I'm just wondering if my processor I working under an acceptable temp. From what I have read 42 is pretty ...
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Will higher temperatures damage a computer over time, even when not reaching max? [closed]

Will higher temperatures damage a computer over time, even when not reaching the maximum temperature? For example, if the maximum is 105 degrees celcius, will the computer break faster when ...
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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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Is it dangerous to run a CPU in an extremely cold environment?

We are in a fish processing unit where the temperature is constantly at -10°C (+13F). If we use a machine in here, will it be at risk of damage from the cold? Is there any considerations we need to ...
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Get temperature of CPU (Intel Core i5) in FreeBSD

Does anyone know how to get the temperature of an Intel Core i5 processor in FreeBSD? Relevant info: Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 OS: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE (64bit) ...
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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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Why would my CPU suddenly get much hotter than it used to? [closed]

I run an i7-2700K on a DZ68BC, which I've assembled about a year ago. I've used the stock Intel fan without additional thermal compound and it worked flawlessly ever since. I've had the Intel Desktop ...
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What is the maximum temperature my CPUs can reach before causing damage?

After my BIOS reset itself for some reason, my computer/cpu fan is running non-stop, so I installed speedfan so I can monitor the temperature of the four cores I have. I was alarmed to see three ...
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Is 53°C too hot for an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU @ 3.00GHz? [closed]

I'm using Piriform Speccy and it's saying that my Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz CPU is running at 53 degrees Celsius... and that is at 50% load. Is it just me, or does that seem to be a bit high? ...
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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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Is it possible to control my CPU frequency?

My laptop's CPU Type is: Mobile AMD Turion 64 ML-30, 1600 MHz (8 x 200) I was wondering how to find out if its CPU frequency is controllable? What softwares or other ways can control my CPU ...
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lm-sensors reporting wrong temperature on Intel Atom N270

I have a Mini-ITX board with an onboard Intel Atom N270. It's a fanless system and getting very hot, so I want to monitor the temperature, but lm-sensors is always reporting the same values: > ...
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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 determine root cause of poor laptop cooling?

I've been using a Lenovo T420 laptop for 2 years. Usually when playing 3D games with discrete GPU, the CPU/GPU temperature goes to 100 °C-ish. When browsing websites, it's about 70 °C. It seems the ...
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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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Temperature monitoring on Dell Precision M4500 under Linux: sensors-detect doesn't, what next?

I have a Dell Precision M4500, Intel Core i5 CPU, running Linux (Ubuntu Lucid), and would like to keep an eye on CPU temperature. I've tried lm-sensors: sensors-detect didn't find any sensors; ...