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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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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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Temperature sensors showing high CPU temps, CPU not super hot

(For monitoring heating I have used SpeedFan, Ai suite II (asus mobo software), RealTemp and my bios (on an Asus Gene IV Rampage)) SpeedFan says 100-120 C RealTemp says 30-80 C at idle (30 C ...
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What are dangerous motherboard operating temperatures?

There are five motherboard temperature sensors for my PC, according to HW Monitor. Two of these, called TZ00 and TZ01, are always at 28C and 30C respectively, no matter what. I am inclined to believe ...
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Laptop “thinks” it's overheating, shuts down itself

Short version: When I turn on the laptop fans go full speed even though the the laptop is ice cold. After about 20 seconds it shuts down itself which I guess it's "thinking" CPU is overheating. Long ...
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Is a “System Temperature” of 51 degC (123 degF) normal / OK?

My reported System Temperature (when idle) is considerably higher than all other reported temps on my (new) machine. When Sys Temp is 51C, other reported temps are: GPU is 36C CPU is 27C HD0(SSD) is ...
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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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Why my laptop (ASUS N580) thermal sensors showing wrong temps with high-speed range of changing?

Hello i have a Vivo book Asus N580GD and 1 year after using this problem made for me that my system will be overheated i changed my thermal paste and now using Grizzly Kayronaut and also bought a deep ...
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Why do laptops need fans but tablets don't?

I'm curious why a tablet doesn't need fans but all laptops do, even the cheap and less powerful netbooks. I thought at first it would be that the screen on a tablet is smaller than a laptop, so the ...
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How can I cool down a laptop power supply?

Yes, that's right. A laptop power supply. This afternoon I was playing Minecraft on my ASUS laptop. As many Minecraft players know the game is written in Java which, on high settings, can force quite ...
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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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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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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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Higher temperatures in CPU suddenly, could weather be the cause? And more issues

My CPU is Intel Core i5-9600k. My heatsink is Hyper 212 LED. My motherboard is Gigabyte B365M DS3H WiFi My RAM is Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz (runs at 2666MHz in my conf with XMP) The weather till ...
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Gaming Laptop with only Cooling Pad

My 4 year old gaming laptop (15.6" Sager) started having GPU fan troubles a few weeks ago. It has now gotten to the point where the GPU fan is so loud I cannot use it without headphones. I have ...
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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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USB powered laptop cooling pad: fans are not working when plugged onto AC via adapter

Recently i bought a cooling pad for my laptop. Pretty good, works just fine and has a nice blue light when it is connected to the power source (connected to the laptop). It has two USB 2.0 ports. On ...
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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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High CPU temperature at my Core 2 Duo

I used to have a "Pentium Dual Core" processor and the temperature was not exceed 50C and all was fine... It's all started today when I converted to "Core 2 Duo" the temperature exceeds 75C and some ...
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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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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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Does overheating cause a computer to slow down?

I've heard that heat issues can cause problems with PCs, but is this realistic? Is leaving the desktop in a cabinet area, or above-average-room-temp, a realistic potential cause of slowdowns? (I'm ...
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Why aren't my case fans spinning?

I have an ASUS P6T WS Professional motherboard mounted in a Thermaltake Armor+ case. The case has a fan on the front of the chassis that is functioning, but the rear fan behind the CPU heatsink (the ...
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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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Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Settings - what exactly do they do?

Despite the fact that virtually all modern Dell laptops (and probably others) are supposed to have the Intel Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver installed, I couldn't find any end-user ...
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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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Laptop CPU temperatures: 65°C in idle, 100+°C in heavy load

The laptop is a 4 years old Asus N56VZ, ambient temperature is around 25°C. I've already unmounted the laptop, cleared the (not much) dust and changed the original thermal paste with Arctic MX-4, ...
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What direction should the heatsink fan face?

My current setup looks like the following: Rear fan <----- Heatsink Fan <----- Heatsink Case: Arc Midi R2 Heatsink: Scythe Ashura with stock fan I've placed the fan so it sucks the air out of ...
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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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Can I remove and put back the heatsink of my processor without reapplying thermal paste?

If I remove the heatsink from my processor temporarily, then later put it back without changing the heatsink or CPU, do I need to reapply thermal paste?
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Limit %CPU usage to lower MacBook heat

After trying to fix some weird sounds coming from the left fan in my 2015 Macbook Pro, I've accidentally destroyed the fan—only the right one works now. I'm now worried that if I use the Macbook at ...
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Is my laptop fan spinning slowly? It gets so hot and doesn't perform well

I have a acer V3-571G laptop with 2GB GPU and a corei7 CPU and 2x 4GB ram. I bought it about 8 years ago. It's been about 2 years that I think my laptop gets hot more than normal. I gave my laptop to ...
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Cooling fan stuck at low speed

I have an HP Pavilion dv6135dx laptop. Recently, my computer fan wasn't working well, causing my computer to overheat multiple times. It would not increase its speed as my cpu usage went up, but would ...
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What kind of tape do I need to tape cpu fan to heatsink in notebook?

I'm cleaning up a notebook from dust and the cpu fan is usualy taped to the heatsink all around it. This time half of the original tape was also covered with dust so I want to just replace it. Can ...
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Can't get Intel heatsink back on

I took off the CPU heat sink to blow out the dust. Now I can't get it back on. I've tried everything I read from Google: I pull up the black pins so they're inside the white part before putting the ...
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Intel S2600CP2J Motherboard with Noctua NH-D9DX i4 CPU Cooler + dual Xeon CPU E5-2670 Heat problems

I have built a workstation from these components; All components used are brand new except the Motherboard and CPUs. Intel S2600CP2J Server Motherboard 2x Noctua NH-D9DX i4 Xeon Heatsink/fans 2x Xeon ...
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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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Does Catalyst Control Center Manual Fan Control get disabled when GPU dangerously overheats?

I'd like to enable AMD Overdrive and Manual Fan Control in Catalyst Control Center and reduce fan speed to minimum (20%) but I'm afraid what happens if I start using the card heavily and forget to ...
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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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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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PC Overheating at idle (Confusing)

Let me start out by saying that this system is a non-OC'd system with a stock cooler. So i kept getting BSOD's yesterday while gaming. So i checked out the cpu temp is CoreTemp and it is reporting ...
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Dell Latitude 5480 fan suddenly and randomly becomes loud for a good amount of time and then becomes normal?

I've never, ever have had this issue before. It began like 2-3 days ago when the laptop would suddenly start running the fan like crazy for ~45 minutes and then would return back to normal speeds. ...
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Slowing down cpu speed

How to slow down my laptop cpu so that it does not overheat?

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