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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Resource differences

I have an Asus T100 that does nothing but run ie 11 in three tabs for different dvr camera systems. The little Atom is a Z3735 quad core Bay Trail only gets half stressed if I push all 18 camera ...
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How do I set up this case cooling configuration ? (pictures)

I ordered my PC parts but the Case was the first to arrive, so I'm trying to figure things out before I get started. I'm a bit confuse regarding my case cooling configuration. My case comes with a ...
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What happens on the system backend when multiple hardware utilities are installed and running?

I'm trying to research which ones I should keep and which I should clear (bloat), but examples of utilities I'm referring to would be... AI Suite 3 (ASUSTeK) AURA (ASUSTeK) AURA Service (ASUSTeK) ...
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Any way to improve thermals of this laptop?

So I got the asus vivobook 15 with the ryzen 5 3500u . But its thermals are terrible . GPU on idle is at 60C. It throttles after barely 2 minutes of playing fifa 19 at 720p low with fps locked to 30(...
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What could cause temperature to be high other than thermal paste and cpu fan not working?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17 7737, the temperature at Idle reaches 68 degrees and cpu fan speed 3798 rpm. Now I have already redo the thermal paste and I checked the cpu fan it is working fine. What ...
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Somehow broke CPU when reapplying thermal paste but cannot understand how?

I built a new PC using a i7 9700k, hypermaster evo 212, z390-A motherboard. The cooler is tricky to mount for me, it requires more pressure than I expected and so the first time I removed it mid-...
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Acer Swift SF314-57G fan speed control

I am currently using an Acer Swift SF314-57G laptop with the latest Windows 10 operating system. According to my understanding, Acer have their own SmartFan cooling system, but it does not seem to be ...
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Laptop screen powering off - heat issue?

I have an old 2008 Dell Vostro 1500 with Intel gl960/gm965 chipset with Nvidia 8400M-GS graphics card, and Windows 10 x86 freshly installed. The issue: after 4 or 5 minutes browsing, the screen goes ...
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CPU fan surges frequently

I have an AMD A8-3870 in a Gigabyte GA-A75M board. The CPU fan frequently spins up and down, based on load. Recently it's MUCH more noticeable. The processor seems to run at an acceptable temp using ...
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How to set fan speed in Windows, preferably via command line?

I simply want to set my fan speed constant with a value from 0% to 100% (or the equivalent). I can do this on Linux via echo <0 to 255> > /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon2/pwm1. I can also reset it ...
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GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 what are normal CPU teperatures [closed]

My CPU fan recently came loose and all the thermal paste is dry(the fan isnt really snapped or glued on anymore) So naturally, my CPU is heating up fairly quickly. While I do plan on replacing the CPU ...
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How to correctly install NZXT Kraken x63 [closed]

I've bought a NZXT Kraken x63 and I have a Corsair Carbide Series 275Q chassis and Gigabyte Aorus Master X570 motherboard (links to specs are at the bottom). I have two questions regarding the ...
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What is better for fan: to be stopped at low load or to get spinned slowly at low load?

What is better for fan's lifespan: if it stops oftenly (can be even 10-15 times per hour sometimes) or if it spins slowly? Thermals aren't a question, they are good either way.
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SuperMicro GPU temperature-based fan control

After a search for the best GPU for my budget, I landed on the older K80 due to its attractive VRAM/$ ratio. However, the K80 is a bit quirky as it is a sort of a 2-in-1 card and is passively cooled - ...
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Gradually increasing issue with overheating

So I haven't changed my computer's hardware or cleaned it in several years. I've noticed a increasing issue with temperature when I'm running CPU intensive processes, Blender, Video Games, ect. My ...
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My Xeon e5 1620 0 @3.6 is overheating

I recently bought an RTX 2060, and I installed an MSI afterburner. I noticed that my CPU heat which is XEON E5-1620 0 3.60, is overheating reaching 97 max. I noticed also that the fan is only on ...
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My laptop fan doesn't achieve full speed as it needs to be and shuts down from heat(?) while gaming. I am suspicious about OS fan throttling

I have a Samsung laptop which is around 7 yrs old. I have a dual boot (legacy) of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. While I am using memtest64 (It is located before the boot), laptop fan can get its full ...
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Does the RPM of case fans make a big cooling difference?

Does the RPM of case fans make a big cooling difference? Thinking whether to get 3000 RPM fans for the case (not only for the CPU cooler). Noise is not a very big consideration, but if the difference ...
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Is it safe to put cooler pad beneath an external 2.5" HDD?

My external 2.5" HDD gets hot (>= 46 C) when being used for longer than 12h. I want to reach an ideal temperature between 25 and 40 celcius. So I put a cooler pad beneath the drive. But what I noticed ...
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4790k Haswell CPU temps 99C ? is it ok?

Hi all I am using a stock cooler and have the above CPU. My specs are: z97-P 4790k @ 4GHz (stock cooler, not overclocked) 1060GTX 6GB 32GB Ram 800Mhz 405w PSU I am now using Unreal Engine, alongside ...
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Is it possible to use a liquid cooler in reverse inside a sealed computer case to cool and circulate air for cooling the motherboard?

I am interested in building a sealed computer which will be running inside a very dusty environment. I intend on sealing the case to prevent dust from getting in and cool the CPU, VRM and GPU using ...
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Does having your GPU and CPU and case fans all running at max speed damage them?

I almost never need to have my fans at max speed, but I always like to have them at max speed to boost performance. Are there any negatives to having all your fans at max speed all the time?
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How to view mpr device (LSI HBA) temperature on FreeBSD?

My LSI 9305 HBA uses the FreeBSD mpr driver. This type of card is well known to run extremely hot as it's designed for forced cooling; in a desktop case it usually needs an extra fan. During ...
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2 x 2080TI GPU cards next to each other

I have two GPUs next to each other, they are 2080TIs which are VERY thick, each is double the width of a regular card (take up two slots each). Problem is there is basically no space between them, ...
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Thermal throttling when laptop is cool?

I have a Lenovo Legion Y520 and the previous thermal paste done on it was awful, and I experienced thermal throttling all the time. As a result, I bought Grizzly's conductonaut and the results were ...
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How to measure/interpret temperature of computer and what should it be at?

I have installed SpeedFan but don't fully understand how to use it. Here is a read out of what I get... I'm guessing the fire icon means the unit is too hot? It's unfortunate the CPU heat sink was ...
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Noctua nh-d15 and ram clearance

Many posts on forums say that the Noctua NH-D15 cooler will fit with low profile RAM such as Corsair Vengeance LPX (31 mm they say). I bought the RAM and cooler, but I still get a little pressure when ...
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Why does fan speed increase when connecting to wifi?

I have noticed that whenever my laptop is connecting to a wifi connection, fan speed momentarily increases. After I enter the wifi password and the computer connects successfully, the fan speed ...
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GPU Thermal paste melting off quickly?

I have recently bought a used XFX RX 580 8 GB GPU. It’s not older than 2 years. Cannot be sure if it has been used for mining or gaming, but I got it with the gaming BIOS, which is what I use it for. ...
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Laptop shuts down with external fan

I'm trying to add an external fan to my laptop that blows air either into the inlet vent or onto the CPU and GPU with the case open. But when it's too powerful (eg. a hair dryer set to cold) and the ...
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How to decrease the RPM of laptop FAN

I've got an Asus Laptop, in idle mode the fan reach 2300 - 2600 RPM and makes an annoying noise, I did not run any program or game to make the fan runs all that way. I thought the issue was the ...
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CPU overheating?

I have a Dell 5820 running Ubuntu Server 18.04 with SGE installed. I have a queue set up for 20 slots which I fill with 20 jobs running at the same time. % CPU goes up to about 70% and I have 128GB so ...
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Can you add a fan control unit to a system with no fan control?

Background: I have a new-to-me NAS. The chassis fan is exceedingly loud for the room it is in and is always at full speed. The motherboard chassis fan (CHAFAN1) socket has three pins. The plug that ...
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Optimizing airflow with rear fan in a watercooled system

So I've got a straightforward build: two fans drawing in air from the front, two fans exhausting air through a radiator on the top, and a spare fan I'm considering mounting in the rear of the unit. ...
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What's that fan sink? Fan sink family dimensions

I have a graphics card with a Dynatron V35G fan sink on it. It looks like this: Now, this fan fits the card I'm using, but it is very noisy. I want to take the opportunity to try to improve my card ...
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Custom liquid cooling loop malfunctioning pump

I'm running into some troubles.. I have a custom loop water cooled pc. It has two reservoirs, with little "fountains" inside.. The left resevoir running the GPU loop, it's fountain is pumping water ...
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BlueJ is using 288% CPU and 1.2GB ram even without running code on my MacBook (air 2019)

I started taking APCS in my school, and we use BlueJ for everything. Just launching the program itself starts heating up my computer, even without compiling, running or writing code. It is usually at ...
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Ryzen 9 3900x Overheating

i recently built a new PC with an Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi) motherboard and a Ryzen 9 3900x CPU. I used the Wraith Prism cooler which came with the CPU. I get high temperatures; sometime ...
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CPU fan is not switching on when OS is booted (Lenovo Flex 2 - 14 laptop)

I have a relatively old Lenovo Flex 2 - 14inch laptop, which I received as birthday gift from my wife in 2014. (I know its little old but its a Core i7 and has 8Gb Ram) The laptop was loyal to me ...
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List of CPU models and their expected idle CPU temperature?

Is there a list of CPU models and their expected idle CPU temperature? Background One of my CPUs had become sluggish: It would run at full speed for a very short time before throttling down. By ...
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How do I know my CPU-cooler / heatsink will fit?

This might seem a trivial question, but it's not trivial or intuitive to me. I bought a new motherboard ASUS 68HM PLUS: Here's another picture of just the [ounting bracket (is that what it's called?)...
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How exactly will the lifespan of my laptop computer decrease if I chose to remove the fan, for silence? [closed]

I would like to know what will happen in terms of negative effects if I remove the fan from my ULV-CPU (intel core i7-5600U) powered Thinkpad Laptop (T450s) which is running under ubuntu linux at the ...
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Why is my Intel i7-7800X processor overheating so quickly?

I have a one-year-old PC with an Intel i7-7800X processor. It has been running fine, and I am able to use it with modern stress-heavy applications and games with no problem. Recently I've been ...
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Laptop had a broken fan, so opened it up and replaced it. It's still overheating and shutting down within a few minutes of browsing the internet

Speccy says that the CPU is overheating. Oddly, the laptop doesn't feel hot when I touch it, so I'm not sure if the computer mistakeningly thinks it's hot or if I didn't put the laptop back together ...
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Replacing laptop internal fan with a cooler?

Is any way to get this to work and not overheat while playing Skyrim? Like, leave the bottom of the case off or something? This is the laptop I'm using, but with a SSD instead of a HD
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Is there a program/script to throttle the CPU temperature when it passes a certain threshold in Windows 10?

I've been using this script on Ubuntu to manage my CPU temperature. This script slowly throttles your CPU once it exceeds a certain threshold and unthrottles it as it gets below that threshold. This ...
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Packard Bell Laptop overheating and crashing, renewed

OK, as requested, here you have the original question renewed, and as a next post the final solution answered ... Please, regarding a Packard Bell EasyNote TK-85-GN 15.6" 6-7yrs old laptop, with m/b ...
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What are the options for cooling a metal-bodied laptop?

The CPU temperature of my 2014 MBP for years has routinely been in the high 90s C. What are the ways to cool it? (I'm trying to avoid throttling, which causes programs I'm using to slow down.) Ones I'...
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Need to make a 2 wire 12v 5015 fan to 4 wire for laptop

So i'm looking forward to replace the motor of my dead 4 wire 12v laptop fans with the motor of 2 wire 12v 5015 fans as shown in the link below https://robu.in/product/he3d-3d-printer-accessories-5015-...
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Fan Location Choice on HP ZBook Studio G3

The following picture hows the underside of the HP ZBook Studio G3: You can see the two fans, one below the windows logo and the other on the same level on the left side of the notebook. There are no ...

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