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Questions tagged [cooling]

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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Max fan speed and inaccurate thermals after liquid metal (LM) for CPU and GPU, and new SSD

Been having heat issues with Razer Blade Pro 2016 (GTX 1080) for a while. Would get warm and fans would speed up just installing stuff; had to play games at medium settings; would shut off at 4K and ...
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Can a one-fan cooler handle the temperature of an i5-8600k? (Phanteks Evolv Shift case) [closed]

I'm going to make a build on a Phanteks Evolv Shift case with an i5-8600k CPU, but I totally missed what cooling system to choose for it In case of water cooling - there's a space only for 1-fan ...
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lenovo (p52) overheating, how one can fix that?

I found out, that my laptop cpu is overheating and stock fan can't do much about it. Some data: Idling, the cpu temperature is around 50°C and cpu is running at 800Mhz, while its max is 4000Mhz. Now I ...
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From PC Turning off without any signal to Black Screen

My name is Michal, I come from Slovakia and I would like to ask you for your opinion/help, I have an old computer, I have it like approx.3 years but when I got it, it was already used some time. ...
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Aircooling on nzxt s340 elite [closed]

I'm in the process of buying the Kraken x62 to cool my CPU in the case NZXT S340 Elite. Also, I'm going to buy the H55 cooler for the GPU. In this case, 3 out 4 of the case's fan are taken by these 2 ...
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overheating CPU in tower but CPU fan seems fine

What you see here is the report from my ASUS AISuite_II for my ASUS P8Z77-V LX with an Intel i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz. On the right is a snap of the Sensor status with an overheating alert, on the left is ...
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Rear Case Fan makes weird noise

1-2 months ago, I opened my PC case to dust off the components. I wanted to dust off the rear case fan, so I unscrewed the 4 screws holding it to the case. However, I realized that I didn't know what ...
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Fans significantly louder after motherboard/CPU change

I've been noticing that one of my fans (I assume CPU fan - SpeedFan won't list my GPU fan and the noise increases correspond to higher CPU fan readings) has been getting really loud while playing ...
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Any ways to force a CPU to run at its full capacity without THROTTLING?

I'm running an emulation game in my Lenovo laptop on a Windows platform, but the CPU starts to throttle after a few minutes, which clearly shows a massive clock speed decrease from 3.38GHz (maximum ...
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Is it safe to use a laptop if the CPU fan is failing?

I'm having problems with my fan which went from being annoyingly loud to sometimes completely stopping and failing to dissipate the heat form my laptop. I'm in the process of replacing it, however, I ...
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laptop noisy sound - fan or hdd?

I've experienced some strange noisy sound in my laptop. I can't definitely tell it's from the fan, but I think so because hdd failure sounds are different. The laptop is Dell latitude e6410, its ...
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Replace laptop fan but keep heatsink

My laptop has been making rattling noises. After opening it and testing, turns out it's a fan issue: when it speeds up something probably goes wrong with the bearings. I would like to replace it ...
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How much does heat pipe need to touch cpu

I'm adding a shim to my laptop CPU because it doesn't seem like the heat pipes are making contact. The shim I have isn't wide enough to cover the entire die. I'm wondering, is this OK if I just have ...
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Can a Pentium G4400 Stock Heatsink/Fan work for an i7 7700T?

I have a Pentium G4400 which has been acting in my NAS for about the period of a year quite faithfully. It's a little limited in it's ability and this was expected as I've always anticipated replacing ...
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What is the difference between a CPU fan and a case fan?

I know very little about fans except that I have an Arctic Cooler 11 LP in my current system to cool my CPU, and that my hard drive temperatures tell me I need another one at the back of my case's ...
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Small Form Factor CPU dilemma [closed]

I am in need of some opinions and I hope StackExchange superuser can help me out! Hear me out, I was planning on getting a new pc. It's going to be an mini ITX format which will be housed by none ...
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Cooling a GPU whose fan is blocked by PCI card [closed]

First, I am using the NZXT Phantom 410 Mid tower for my system. I currently have a small NVIDIA GT710 with passive cooling (heatsink) and I am about to get a ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition. I want to ...
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Filling gap between heatsink and case in minicomputer

I just bought an Ollee 52030 - Ultra Mini Range Smart Cloud PC, a fanless minicomputer. A copper plate appears to be the processor's heat sink. I would like to move heat from the copper plate sink ...
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Find out what process is messing with my fan

I own a ThinkPad X1 Yoga. As it's a convertible computer that can be used as a tablet, I set up ThinkFan so that the fan is always off when I'm watching videos and doing regular tasks, and that it's ...
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Which is hotter (in temperature): i5 or i7? - 8th gen, both 15W [closed]

I'm specifically interested in the i5-8250U vs its alternative, the i7-8550U. I've seen this review about a Thinkpad that has been tested thoroughly with the i5-8250U processor. But right now where I ...
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SpeedFan not detecting fans

SpeedFan 4.52 is not detecting any of my system fans. Am I doing something wrong? Is my motherboard not supported? Motherboard: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z170-Gaming-K3-rev-10#ov Fans: ...
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Cooling laptop with an external table fan [closed]

I have a DELL M4400 precision laptop and it heats up pretty quickly when I watch YouTube videos (or any videos online for that matter). In order to reduce the heat, I made the laptop sit over a laptop ...
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Fitting a laptop inside a pc case to improve cooling performance?

Tl;Dr version: From my understanding, stripping off the plastic shell from the back of laptop, which would expose the heatsink and fan, and adding a couple of desktop fans pointing at the laptop ...
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Why would one core of a quad-core CPU run much hotter than the other three?

This is a 2010 vintage system (HP DV7 17.3" laptop) with a first generation core i7 Q720 M. I recently replaced the heat sink compound with new Arctic Silver when temperatures were going above 200F ...
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Can the 8th generation Intel Core mobile CPU be passively cooled like the 7th generation?

Intel Core mobile CPUs (such as the i5 7200U) have been utilized in fanless mini PCs. Examples: AZULLE Inspire Fanless Barebone ZOTAC ZBOX C Series Intel Dawson Canyon Fanless NUC Though the 8th ...
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Some info about ambient temperature and electronic devices

I live in Greece and the summer is quite hot, it is 36 degrees Celsius right now (mid of July). I wonder if it is safe to operate without interruption (24/7) my devices in such temperatures. I have a ...
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Is it bad that my CPU fan seems to be going to 0?

My laptop has recently started making strange noises, which I think is the fan, as if I tap it in the area where the fan is the sound seems to ease off for a moment. I have opened up the laptop and ...
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ThinkPad T450s: Why only cool one of two dies?

I recently took apart my laptop to replace its SSD, and also ended up replacing the heat sink compound because of elevated temperatures (and thus fan speed and noise). But it is obvious that there ...
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ryzen 2600X speccy temps really high temps

Speccy says my cpu temp is around 100 degrees! While AMD master and CoreTemp are saying it is about 49 degrees? Should I be worried, should I do something about it? I now have nzxt s340 with stock ...
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HP ENVY 17 Overheating?

I'm using an HP ENVY 17 and am having issues with the temperature inside the computer being around 83C mean during idle on a Linux system. These temperatures are far too high for system idle, and ...
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CoolerMaster CPU cooler and case fans are not synced

I have recently purchased the following combination of products for my PC: This CPU cooler 3x these fans And this is my motherboard. The 3x separate fans are plugged into the control box, but they ...
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Losses in cooling potential with fans connected through tubing

I have (what I believe to be) a fairly novel idea for cooling a PC, and I'm wondering if there's anyone out there with any thermo/fluid dynamics knowledge which I certainly don't have. Would it be ...
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Best fan configuration?

I was planning on getting 3 new fans for my new pc. Two to the front and one to replace the stock fan at the back. I know you can: chain all fans with the CPU cooler have case fans in their own fan ...
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How do I solve the overheating issue of my Asus GL702VM gaming laptop?

My GL702VM has serious overheating issues when under load, specifically graphical. Looking online I have found this is not a unique issue but a well known design flaw of the case/cooling system that ...
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Is a reservoir actually necessary in a liquid cooling setup?

I'm planning on building a custom PC in a highly space-constrained case. I can't use a closed loop cooling kit because the motherboard I'm using requires a special CPU water block. Therefore, I must ...
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Is there anyway to limit GPU usage/load (%) of a specific application?

I'm using an application that always uses 100% of GPU. This makes my laptop heat up, and also makes it difficult to do other GPU-related tasks while the application is running. I would like to limit ...
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Broken pin on Intel heatsink - is it a risk?

I recently needed to remove the heatsink/fan from my H61M-HVS motherboard to reapply thermal paste to it for the first time since it was bought almost a decade ago. After removing the heatsink/fan ...
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Laptop running very hot while playing games, looking for ways to improve temps

My friend has a Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-593G-74J4 that he uses to play games like divinity. It has a GTX 1060 so built in, so the performance is good. The problem is the temperatures, ...
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Easily reproduced total loss of power in a handful of specific situations - ideas?

I've recently assembled a new desktop machine from mostly new parts, plus a handful of still-working parts from my old build. For the most part it's running great, HOWEVER - I have an odd power-...
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May keeping fan at 0 speed harm my computer?

I saw here a question about 100% fan speed, but my wish is for quiet laptop. Currently even Firefox often starts to consume so much processing power fan turns on. If I set fan speed to 0, will ACPI ...
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My Laptop Feels Like It's Overheating. (Acer)

I use Real Temp for a temperature check a lot, the normal temperature is: 50-55ᵒc. The highest it went is 73-77ᵒc, the lowest it went is: 48-49ᵒc. Are these normal temperatures for an Acer laptop? I ...
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Low fan speed resulting in high RAM temperatur on an Intel Server running Proxmox

I recently got an old SR1560SF Server System for dirt cheap. After installing Proxmox VE 5.1 I ran into a problem with the fans: During boot sequence the fans run at full speed. After booting all the ...
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Where to connect my NH-D15 SE-AM4 fan onto my ASUS PRIME X370-A motherboard

I have installed a NH-D15 SE-AM4 fan onto my ASUS PRIME X370-A motherboard :) Although both fan/motherboard manufacturers provide some explanations, I'm confused as to where plugging the 2 CPU fans. ...
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Can this laptop position decrease cooling efficiency?

I have a Lenovo Legion Y720 laptop, and I would like to know if laying in bed (with a hard surface stand beneath it ofc) in the position shown on the picture be bad for the airflow and the cooling? ...
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The extent of damage if processor runs at 100 degree Celsius constantly

I was reading about people mining cryptocurrency. I set up an experiment on my i7 processor to see the hash rates I can get (I know GPU mining is a lot faster but this question is not about that). The ...
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Why is airflow always front in, back out?

The motherboard on my gaming computer recently died, leaving me with a lot of functional components that just need a new mobo/cpu, so I'm taking this opportunity to 'build'(/rebuild) my first PC. As ...
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Overheating with h100i v2

I'm overclocking the i5-8600k at 4.8ghz 1.37v, the voltage seems high to what I'm seeing online but its the lowest I can get without Prime95 failing. Anyway, with the h100iv2 set to performance I'm ...
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Is condensation on the outside of a custom water cooling loop an issue?

I recently built my first custom water cooling loop (never done any water cooling before) with copper pipes, and have gathered a bunch of comments from know-it-alls, suggesting various doomsday ...
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Optimum temperature to run rack rooms at ?

We've got a AC unit in a rack room and are concerned about running it too cold as the heat from unit in the racks may cause condensation when with the cold air, is there a best practice to run the ...
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Why is my HP laptop showing “System Fan (90B)” error even after cleaning the fan with compressed air?

I am using HP Pavilion DV6-6b51ea laptop. The laptop is 6 years old. For the last 1 month, the fan was running loud (even loud now may be) and since the last 2 weeks, I have been getting System Fan (...