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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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Defining metrics for PC coolers [closed]

I'm at the start of my PC building journey and a bit stumped over coolers. Other components are a bit more straightforward with their defining metrics and it's easier to tell what their capabilities ...
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Which PC cooling system and power supply? [closed]

my current pc is about eight years old - time to change a running system. I've decided to switch to this new setup: Intel Core i7 12700K NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Super Gigabyte Z790 D AX, Mainboard 32 ...
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When replacing thermal paste, do existing thermal pads have to be replaced?

I'm just replacing thermal paste on a laptop. I've found however there are some thermal pads applied with about 3 years, already with the shape of the heatsink. Do I have to replace the termal pads as ...
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Difference in temperature between two CPUs with the same usage

Let's say we have two Intel Core CPUs, A i5-1135G7 (4 cores / 8 threads, 28 Watt) and a i7-1360P (12 cores / 16 threads, 28 Watt) (hopefully this comparison is correct enough). These CPUs have the ...
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How to prevent SSD getting hot

I have a windows 11 laptop with m.2 SSD. And my SSD gets hot. Approximately 53C degrees on idle. This heat makes it uncomfortable to have the laptop on my lap. Is there a way to make it run cooler?
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MSI laptop started stinking

My MSI MS-16P7 gaming laptop from 2018 started reeking of cigarettes weeks after upgrading it from 16 to 64 GB RAM, 256 GB to 1TB NVME, and 1TB HDD to 2TB SSD. I notice there are brown patches on the ...
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SSD Enclosure Overheating

I recently purchased a Lemorele M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure Adapter for my old laptop's SSD. Initially, I didn't install the thermal pad that came with it, and my SSD ran at a moderate temperature; however,...
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My Nvidia 3090 FE insists on running super loud and cool in Ubuntu - how can I change the firmware fan curve?

pSensor readout of my GPU fan speeds and temperatures. I've got an Nvidia 3090 FE. Pictured is a readout of my system temperatures (GPU temp is at 58 deg C in red). This screenshot was taken while I ...
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GPU fan replacement (case fans)

I'm looking to replace a GPU fan shroud with two 120mm case fans due to recent fan failure. What interests me is: Are two 1000 RPM fans enough or should I use higher RPM fans? What would it possibly ...
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0 RPM Fan speed (monitoring) but the fans are spinning

I would like to troubleshoot an issue that I came across. I recently checked "Armoury Crate" and saw that I have 0 fan rpms although the fans are spinning. Seems like a lot of people have ...
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Any easy way to load test GPU?

OS is Debian. Looking for a quick command line tool to drive GPU load to max to test temps / cooling. I already looked at nvbench, which does compile and run, but seems more like getting useful ...
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What is the name of these SSD M.2 heatsink copper sheets?

Would like to add a 2nd SSD in a Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH laptop. According to the Hardware Maintenance Manual you have to wrap it in the following: (this then gets in contact with a silicon pad ...
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Intel NUC 11 (or newer) overheating

I have an intel NUC11TNHi7, overheating for no apparent reasons. CPU's temperature reaches 75++°C just on idle. I found a similar question about NUC7 overheating but it appears that the best answer (...
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How to get rid of the coolant fan noise in NVR

Hi I'm using the following NVR https://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/All-Products/Network-Recorders/Lite-Series/NVR4/L-Series/1HDD/NVR4108HS-4KS2/L But the fan is really noisy enough to disturb the ...
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Laptop shutting down and has CPU temperature spikes

So I have a Predator PH315-51 laptop for 3 years. I usually change the thermal paste, clean it and reinstall windows every 3 months. Yesterday my laptop just shut down while playing a game. Never had ...
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Is my cpu damaged, or is there something else wrong

I have had this problem for a month now; let me explain how and when it began exactly one day in some spring vacation, I had turned off my computer for the night after gaming with a few friends on it; ...
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How to test laptop fan that doesn't start?

I have this old but still good laptop MSI gs60 2PE and the fans stop working. One simply didn't work anymore and the other started making horrible noise. I bought new ones, plug them. But nothing ...
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Dust affects most desktop computers, so why don't we just hang motherboards upside down? [closed]

I had an idea for a possible way to avoid dust buildup in PC computers: Why don't we just hang motherboards upside down (open casket) below desks or the ceiling itself? This might even have some nice ...
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Thermal pad to "dissipate heat"?

I found an USB-based M.2 SSD adapter: They are providing also some "thermal pads": Marketed as to dissipate heat As far as I know, thermal pads are conducting heat, and not dissipating. ...
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Replaced old 3-4 year old thermal paste, temp goes up to 90 degrees celcius over time

So i slapped on some new thermal paste, reinstalled cpu cooler (ive got a intel i5 4570) and noticed my idle temp was around 50, when entering games it slowly rises degree by degree over time before ...
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Is it possible to seperate cells like based on a variable?

Here I have 2 pages one named Input and The other Output in Input I have In cell C2 the number of lanes which is 6 in this example and the D2 the number of Heats which is currently 4 : if this ...
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What happens if I used this internal fan with broken blade?

This is the fan of HP 15-da1xxx laptop with broken blade, what happens if I continue using it? P.S:The fan was already making cracking noise and car engine sound before the breakage of the blade, it ...
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How to sync AIO cooler to fan to motherboard

I am pretty new to hardware and I’m currently trying to connect my AIO cooler with my other fans to the motherboard but unfortunately when I tried to change the RGB color, the fans and the cooler are ...
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CPU running at 100 degrees is my CPU overclocked?

I bought a pre-built PC a couple of months ago. It's working well, but the fans can get very loud. Because of this, I thought I'd check the temperature using the Predator Sense bloat ware that came ...
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AMD FX-8350 confusion on heating

My AMD FX-8350, from what I understand, is overheating. The issue is, when I research it, I get conflicting results. It's idling at around 52c-58c, I was able to get it to 48c with the side open and a ...
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Wildly fluctuating CPU package temperatures

I’ve used 3 different apps to monitor the CPU and GPU temperatures on my Windows laptop and I notice that the CPU temperature can be 80C one second and 50C the next, or 60C one second and 90C the next....
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Hardware: is stacking multiple heatsinks beneficial?

I'm ordering a Raspberry Pi 4B with 8GB of RAM. Along with that I ordered the SD card, some kind of case, etc. (I will be running a Minecraft server on it, very CPU heavy stuff.) The case leaves ...
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What happens before and after the first and last fan curve control points in MSI Click Bios's fan speed control UI?

The BIOS for my new motherboard has an advance feature where you can set fan speed thresholds, so the fan will go faster if the CPU is hot and slower when it's not. This is neat, and I basically ...
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What, if anything, should I do about an SSD reporting low temperatures?

Kubuntu's disk monitoring feature has recently (last few weeks) started giving me alerts about an imminent disk failure on my NVMe M.2 SSD (a Crucial P2) at boot. I have been running sudo smartctl -a ...
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What are these chips on my Quadro K4200

I was re-applying thermal paste because I noticed it idling high (I bought it used) at 70-80 °C. I removed the HS and noticed these chips where the surrounding plastic seems blemished from heat. I've ...
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What aio do i need for the i9 13900k? is my aio failing?

My i9 13900k instantly hits 100C with high/meduim load playing games. My cooler currently is the Corsair 360mm H150i RGB PRO XT but i suspect its on its way out because of the high temps even with ...
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What does Windows PC do with an overheated HDD?

recently I was frequently getting alarms (via StableBit Scanner) that one of my HDDs is getting over 45°C hot. The system isn't always on. Yesterday my HDD disappeared from Windows. Even when I shut ...
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Enhancing the cooling system of my PC

I have an RTX 3090 , aorus b550 master , AMD Ryzen 5800X and nzxt h510. I am looking to improve the cooling system through adding two Fan cases in the in front position of the case. I am planning to ...
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Do MSI variants of RTX 3060Ti have especially bad temperatures

I recently bought an MSI RTX 3060Ti, it has 2 month warranty left. I am not sure how much is it used. I use 2K monitor 144Hz display. Max temperature on FurMark is 76 and when playing games, the ...
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Completely new pc shut down after 4-5 hours of gaming and cant run games anymore

I built a custom pc, here is the rundown of the most important parts concerning this issue: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 EAGLE OC LHR AMD AM4 Ryzen 5 5600 CPU TUF GAMING B550-PRO MSI MPG A750GF, 750W ...
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Can I change thermal shutdown into sleep or disable altogether?

I am having some overheating problems with my DELL XPS 13 9310 up to the point that it shuts down (not so) gracefully (with the "Windows is shutting down" screen) - point is, it doesn't ...
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PC overheating at very low CPU usage

My PC has started overheating really quickly while seemingly maintaining low CPU usage. In idle it usually sits around 50-60°C and maintains a temperature around 70-80°C while doing simple things. ...
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How to set fans to 0% on Clevo NP70PNH laptop

I am using Windows 10 on a Clevo NP70PNH laptop and Clevo center fan speed settings custom minimum speed is 30%. I want to sleep with my computer on, and 30% of the fan noise is too loud for me. I am ...
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Is it a good approximation to say that the CPU temperature increases linearly with the room temperature? (passive heatsink)

I need to use an embedded computer outdoors, and I don't know how the CPU temperature will change according to the outdoor temperature. What would be a good approximation? For example. If my CPU works ...
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Have I fitted my water cooler correctly?

This is my first time water cooling a CPU, so I don't know if the temperatures I'm seeing are bad or reasonable. I've got an AMD Threadripper 3970x with a Corsair iCUE H115i PRO XT. I'm running the ...
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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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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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