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Removal of heat from computer components such as CPU and GPU, required to ensure reliable operation and prevent overheating and failure.

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Is there any issues using an unsupported water cooler for my socket type? LGA1151 to LGA1700

I upgraded my PC recently from a i7 7700k (LGA1151) to i7 12700k (LGA1700), and to my stupidity surprise, the new water cooler I got doesn't fit in my case. So I tried my old water cooler, a Corsair ...
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Copper vs Aluminium cooling (no airflow)

I've ordered a WD gen4 SSD (500GB), it doesn't come with heatsink and there are complaints of heating issues. I opened up my laptop and it seems there's no airflow near the SSD slots. I measured ...
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Does the smaller shiny area also need thermal paste in this kind of CPU?

My laptop has i7 8550U CPU. As you can see in following photo (found on YouTube), there are 2 shiny areas on processor (highlighted by yellow arrows). I found a clearer image of same CPU so you can ...
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What is the significance of Voltage/Wattage on these thermal pastes?

I was looking at some thermal pastes online. One of them mentioned like Voltage: 0.09 Volts Another mentioned like Wattage: 8.5 Watts One more mentioned Wattage: 5 Watts. As I'm new in this stuff, I ...
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Spiky CPU temperature when idle and fan speeds spiking from 1500 to 2200 every few seconds

This is during idle, not even touching the mouse or having any programs open (at the end I opened Chrome): This is while browsing the internets: I don't know if the temperature is supposed to be so ...
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Motherboard ASRock trouble coolers speed

I own an ASRock H470M-ITX/ac motherboard and am having trouble with it. In the aida64 program, I did a stress test on computer systems and found that my computer thinks that the coolers in the ...
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Constant temperature fluctuation for a particular core on an Intel i7-9750H CPU

I have a MSI GE75-9SG laptop with an Intel i7-9750H processor and RTX 2080 (non Max-Q) GPU. I just did a clean install of Windows 11 21H2 (Build: 22000.593) I have Nicehash QuickMiner running for a ...
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How can I replace this sticky fan foam?

I had to disassemble a CPU cooling system in a notebook. The fans were sticked onto the chassic a bit with this sticking foam style tape: However it is not sticking anymore after removal. What is the ...
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Does wrong CPU heat sensor reading possible?

I've got Dell Inspiron 15 5593 Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor (6MB Cache, 1.0GHz up to 3.9 GHz), when i run two node applications and CPU usage got higher then fan runs full steam. Then i used CPU ...
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Pc overheats doing Basic Tasks

I have a Dell Precision 7510 running Windows 10, in January my computer began having overheating problems doing basic tasks like firing up an internet browser, initially this seemed really strange ...
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fan too high on new PC under windows 11

I have an HP ALLIN ONE 27-d1000i (https://support.hp.com/be-fr/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-27-inch-all-in-one-desktop-pc-27-d1000i/2100364204/model/2100364214?sku=548R7EA) PC purchased in January ...
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Cooling problems with my ASUS Zenbook pro 15 UX580 after fresh install

I recently reinstalled a fresh WIN10 installation on my Zenbook and caught some heating issues. I used the official drivers from the asus site. The only hardware mortification was an update to the M.2 ...
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Windows has detected that your fan is not running properly

I was receiving the message that my CPU fan was not working properly. And, in fact it was not. Replaced fan, old fan 4 wire adjustable speed fan in an HP laptop. Purchased a 4 wire adjustable speed ...
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Is fan efficiency affected if it not pushing, but pulling the air through a liquid-cooling radiator?

TL;DR: if I mount high-pressure PC fans on a water-cooling radiator so that they will not be pushing the air into the radiator, but pulling it out instead, how much I will lose the efficiency? If at ...
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How to tell what cause a heat - CPU, thermal paste or water cooler?

I have PC for 6 years, half of year ago I bought new CPU, it wasn't working properly so I returned, and put my old CPU, but since than I have an issue - sometimes my CPU heats with no reason. Usually ...
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What kind of tape should I use to tape the SSD in my system? And is it safe if cables touch heatsink/PCB board inside the system? Picture inside

Apologize for stupid question. I installed SSD into my firewall, the company that made it (Lanner FW-7551) sell separate HDD kit to mount HDD in it but it's a very old machine and I doubt they still ...
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How to measure instantaneous CPU power dissipation? [duplicate]

I would like to accurately measure the (instantaneous) electrical power that my laptop's CPU is dissipating. I don't want to measure the power draw of the entire machine using electrical measurement ...
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How to find replacement fan for PSU?

I would like to replace my PSU fan because it makes a well hearable noise (it is the fan, confirmed). First I hoped a simple lubrication will do it, but unfortunately the fan center is completely ...
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How to fix excessive fan usage and possibly false CPU temperature readings on Asus ROG laptop?

Problem started about 4 weeks ago and I suspect it was caused by a bad Windows 10 update that broke something. Symptoms: Fan comes on full blast almost immediately after booting up and stays that way ...
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Is it ok to "over tighten" laptop heat sink screws? Is it ok for one screw being slightly less tight than the others?

I have the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53. I have a screw that is tightened but may not be tightened ALL the way since the head is stripped, and I don't want to get a new one until I have to open my laptop ...
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How does heat transfer from a processor depend on fan speed in a computer (graph)?

I've tried web search, several variants of query, many links and lots of scientific data on heat transfer, including wiki pages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_sink and https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Can thermal paste or alcohol damage the CPU/GPU or PCB inside a laptop?

I plan to remove thermal paste from my CPU and GPU on my Acer Nitro 5 AN5155-53. I'm going to use paper towels to wipe off the thermal paste, and then dip cotton swabs in 99% isopropyl alcohol to ...
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AMD Ryzen 9 5950x Temperature too look out for

My specs are: AMD Ryzen 9 5950x Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080TI 64GB RAM (CORSAIR RGB) With this i have two Noctua NF-P12 fans and 1x Noctua NH-D15 fan for the processor Given these specs i want to look ...
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How to prevent OS override of thermal trip points in Bios

Motivation I noticed that my laptop is getting very hot in Linux (Ubuntu) but less so in Windows. (I have dual boot) I also noticed that my fan seems to run quite slowly in Linux, so the fan speed is ...
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Laptop CPU overheats when turbo boost is active

My laptop is shutting down if I have turbo boost enabled, it does not matter which OS I'm using, I have tried a lot of things like clean install, drivers, monitoring but it seems that the only ...
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Safe method of blocking whining noise from PSU exhaust?

With respect to my other question here, I have attached an egg box over the exhaust fan on my PC that was making a noise. The image does not show it clearly, but there is a ~1.5" clearance ...
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Re-attaching heatsink with new thermal paste

Yestersay I was changing my laptop's cooling fan so I needed to take out the heatsink. I properly cleaned the old dried-out thermal paste and apply a new one. However, it took me a few minutes (around ...
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Temp1 overheat SpeedFan - 97°C

I have HP Omen 17 inch, which I believe I bought 2 years ago. I cleaned it several times the last one was 2 weeks ago. The thermal paste haven't been changed since I bought it. I also have IETS GT300 ...
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How to fix a laptop fan that struggles to spin

So my parents have this HP laptop, been around since 2016. I go to boarding school, and play games like minecraft on the laptop with no problems. Although when I recently came back from school and ...
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MacBook Pro 16 inch thermal throttling even when temperatures are low

MBP : Laptop works fine with with high intensity tasks as below. But sometimes I notice that when I start to use MacBook its cpu speed limit stays at 20% despite the low temperature. I use the app &...
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CPU temperature reaches 100 degree on stress when plugged in

My laptop runs fine when using battery and plugged in while normal use. But whenever I try to load some heavy software like android studio or install a game or run a game. The temperature shoots up to ...
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Which Thermal Pads would my Aorus RX 580 need?

I've bought a used RX 580 which had thermal issues and it kept crashing at start which I fixed with replacing the thermal paste but while doing it I noticed that some of the pads were weird and some ...
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how lowering tdp decreases amount of heat produced?

If there are two identical processors (ex 11 th gen 1165g7) with a single difference in its TDP value (eg. base@1.6Ghz & tdp@18watt and base@2.8Ghz & tdp@28watt) where turbo boost is 4.7ghz ...
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What is the current limit for each individual fan port on a Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX Asrock motherboard?

I'm building a 1U PC using the motherboard specified in the question. I want as much airflow as I can get in such a thin case. I have room for 3 40x40x28mm fans and the highest CFM fans I can find ...
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Two same processor having different base clock but same turbo boost needs same cooling solution or different?

Suppose a processor (ex 11th gen 1135g7 with Intel speedstep tech) have configurable up and down frequency. If in one laptop base clock is 1.4Ghz (due to configurable tdp down) with turbo@4.2ghz and ...
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Razer Chroma sync compatibility

I just put all my hardware in my Lian Li pc-o11-dynamic-razer-edition and need to cool my AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-core/32-thread) which is a sTR4 package and a motherboard ASRock X399 Taichi ...
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How to make your computer fan quieter during voice/video calls without headphones?

Wearing headphones is an obvious solution to a noisy computer fan, since it takes the microphone much further away from the fan. Turning off unnecessary applications is another way to help reduce ...
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Heatsink near fan doesn't even warm

I have an issue with my laptop, it's always overheat, I have already clean the area of the processor and heatsink that will be the place where I put the thermal paste, before applying them, but ...
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Extra wear of multicore processor when only a single core is used. Is there such a thing?

There are specific processes that seem to load only one of the processor cores, out of the eight cores my processor has. I have some such processes that run only 10-20 seconds, but others run in this ...
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How to silence very loud stock Wraith Prism cooler?

I have a PC setup with an AMD 2700X Ryzen CPU with its stock Wraith Prism CPU cooler on a MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC. My issue is the cooler is very loud as it appears to run at full throttle even ...
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Will my possibly dust-filled fan affect my computer soon?

Recently my fans have been running constantly at a quite low but audible volume (a volume that I am willing to put up with). I have a HP 14-cf2000 Laptop PC. The noise is the fan spinning but s ...
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I dont know if my fan broken or thermal sensor is dying

Yesterday, everything still worked fine, my laptop running 24/7. Today CPU temp going 80 to 100C (normal is around 50-65C), so i know my fan is not spinning at all. But Windows is not crashed yet by ...
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New Dell G3-3579 Reaching 104 Celsius in 10 Minutes From Gaming - Tips?

A year ago I purchased a Dell G3-3579-BLKPUS. It had a problem and was returned with a new SSHD, a Firecuda. This machine has an Intel i5-8300H and a GTX 1050 TI. The game is on a recently purchased ...
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When do RAM modules generate heat?

I have two questions regarding heat generation of RAM modules. Do RAM modules generate more heat when there are (many) reads and writes to them as opposed to when they are sitting idle? Do RAM ...
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Trying to find the general temperature sensor of my CPU

I recently have downloaded this free-software called HWiNFO that lets me make graphs with the temperatures, and automatically does the average temperature of a sensor in a specific time, which I found ...
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Thermal paste loses effect in one day? [closed]

Recently I replaced my thermal paste and everything seemed fine at the beginning, temperature and idle was 49 degrees, but then over the day the temperature would slowly increase, stabilizing at ...
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Core 0 and 2 of my cpu get more heated than other cores

I have recently changed the thermal paste, but after that, I noticed that core 0 and 2 are almost about 95 when doing some heavy work. Is there anything I did wrong while implementing the new thermal ...
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NVMe SSD on mini ITX motherboard

I'm looking to get an NVMe SSD on my computer, but I have a mini ITX build. However, everything I've read online strongly suggests that NVMe SSD's should use heatsinks to avoid excessive heat and ...
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Possible to hook up 3x 12V, .5A cooling fans to a single 12V, 2A power supply? [duplicate]

If I have an adaptor with a power supply of 12V, 2A., will I be able to or will it even be safe to hook up three (3) computer cooling fans (on to the same adaptor) with this rating: DC 12V,0.5A? For ...
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Will Putting a dust filter over the fan vents damage the fan?

I bought an Intel Hades Canyon as i had a Dell pc of the same form factor earlier and i liked it. While you could open the Dell box to clean the fans which accumulated a lot of dust, the Intel box ...
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