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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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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Windows is detecting the wrong CPU temps compared to Linux

I have a computer I built which has been rock solid for around a year or so and recently has been blue screening on me. When I do the usual spot checks I use new thermal grease on my H100i cooler. ...
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How to make Intel Turbo Boost to reach its maximum for testing cooling efficiency?

I noticed that Intel stock cooler occasionally gets really loud (oh, Intel, why did you make your stock coolers worse; SandyBridge ones were larger and quieter), so I will replace it with a third ...
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High CPU temperature of new Clevo w350ST Laptop

I just recently bought a new Clevo W350ST laptop. While everything has been working extremely fine in it, its the CPU temperatures on the laptop I am worried about. The Tj Max. for my processor (i7 ...
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Alternative (cooler) CPU than a Intel Celeron M 420 1.6GHz?

I bought a broken Toshiba Satellite A105-S2101 laptop off eBay. It would freeze on the BIOS loading screen; I found out it was just a bad DVD drive. I replaced it and all is well, except it overheats ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly getting very hot when using external monitor

My MBP (unibody, Summer 2010) has suddenly begun getting very hot and running the fans at full speed when I have an external monitor plugged in via the mini display port. I've used the monitor for ...
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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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Out of a sudden, CPU overheating, causing crashes in apps and forced restart

I have this computer that I did assemple, since 2013. It is an i5 4690 @ 3.50 (not overclocked; I use the standard ASUS OC setup, which is set in the motherboard automatically). The video card is a ...
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Fan running 100%

Ok so I just bought a new case fan for my computer as a replacement for the stock one as it has surpassed it's life expectancy and began running rather noisily. The installation of this new fan was ...
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Does temporarily removing the fan from the heatsink void AMD’s warranty?

I needed to RMA my newly-bought motherboard, so that meant removing the CPU and HSF. Now i need to clean the remnants of thermal goop from the CPU and heatsink in order to put the new one afterward, ...
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How to enable lower CPU idle frequencies

Working with a a10-7850K, it just kicks off heat. In order to reduce power use and fan noise, how would I go about configuring a lower idle for the CPU? I know the host OS has a role in configuring ...
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CPU power states and temperature spikes

i just noticed something really unusual on my brand new (slightly used) ASUS N550JV. During my first checks in general performance and etc, i noticed that the temperatures were unusually high for a ...
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Toshiba Laptop Ventilator (almost) turns off after boot

So my Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L550. The problem I have is that it overheats quite often. I know that the ventilator is rarely turned on, despite sensors returns a high temperature of about 70 ...
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IPMI beginner's tutorial / GPU fan speed adjustment

I have a workstation equipped with two Kepler K20M GPUs that doesn't have active fans installed on them. There is one external fan attached to the rear of the chassis extracting the exhaust. However ...
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How to control fan speed using SpeedFan?

The CPU fan in my laptop is running too fast. I wish to control the speed manually to my preference, at times. Here is a CPU-Z screenshot of my laptop configuration: And here is how SpeedFan window ...
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CPU burning hot causing internet connection to slow down (or cut off)

I have an HP pavilion g6, 64 bit. I dualboot it, installing windows 7 and a linux distro. nowaday I'm running crunchbang linux distro. When I'm working on any linux distro, i don't remember having ...
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HP DV7 shows blank screen and does not start up, probably due to heat issues

I have a HP DV7, with an AMD Turion X2 ZM-85, purchased about 1.5 years ago. Initially the laptop screen turned black. Only the screen – the machine was running. I could hear the fan spinning. Then I ...
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Do the temperatures indicate my laptop healthy?

The temperatures of my Thinkpad T400 are: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device CPU_0: +57.0°C (crit = +127.0°C) CPU_1: +56.0°C (crit = +100.0°C) thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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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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PC Submerged in Mineral Oil: Operating Temps / Warm Environment

I support many PCs in a factory-type environment with very poor air quality. The air is full of salts and other chemicals that corrode everything and destroy electronics quickly. I am plagued with PC/...
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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 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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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 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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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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Fan always running when on AC Fedora 25

I have a dell inpiron 7520 15r se running Fedora 25. Whenever I plug in AC the fan goes on full speed. It turns off again when I unplug. I have tried laptop-mode-tools too. $> cat /proc/i8k 1.0 ...
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Does the Intel Core i7-7700 run cooler than the i7-7700k

The specifications of the Intel Core i7-7700 state that it has a TDP of 65W. The data sheet of the Core i7-7700K on the other hand says that that processor has a TDP of 91W, which would mean that it ...
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Are two fans on one molex safe?

Are two fans on one molex safe? One fan is 12v 0.15amp and the other is 12v 0.7amp. Is this set up safe? Can power unit handle a 0.7amp fan which makes an electric drill like noise? Nothing else ...
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CPU temp at 105° C (bad readings)

When I start my PC (Gigabyte H77M-D3H + i5 3570k) every temperature monitoring app I use says it's running on 50-60. When I start playing a game, it raises up to 100, but it never goes above 105. I ...
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How to improve cooling of my ASUS ROG?

I have a notebook ASUS ROG g551jm-cn102h and it has high temperatures, from 50° to 55° when I switch on it but when I open Google Chrome or YouTube, the temperature reaches about 70° or over 80°. What ...
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HP 630 Laptop Overheats and Shuts down

My laptop overheats and shuts itself down while playing games on it. The fans starts to spin very fast and within a minute it goes of. After restarting, it givers me thermal overheating message (but ...
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Dell Precision M4400 Overheating and FPS drops

The dell laptop that I have keeps overheating during games and the fps drops about 20 minutes after the game starts. I have disabled Speed Step, lowered the processing power in Windows Power Options ...
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How to solve heat problems Ubuntu (16.04) on MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)

I have recently installed Ubunut, latest version (16.04) and am using EFI to boot. Minutes after starting up, the computer heats up to around 70C. I can't seem to install the applesmc-dkms. Anyone ...
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CPU Temperatures

I have an issue with my FX8350 on Gigabyte 990XA-UD3. I've set a BIOS buzzer warning to sound off when the socket temp exceeds 60C/140F. On my FX8350 I have an CM Hyper 212 EVO, and the CPU is ...
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CPU Core Temperature 40 degrees cooler than CPUTIN tempterature

My PC has been heat crashing due to an overheated CPU (Intel i7 4820k) a lot recently. I opened it up to redo the thermal paste and confirm that was not the issue. I booted back up and monitored with ...
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Touchscreen HP 520 1085uk Overheating

I don't know if my Processor Power Management is set correctly. I need a cooler pc, not a quick one. My screen keeps going off when I watch a video, Youtube or generally when I've been surfing on ...
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My laptop is acting up without showing any cause

My laptop is now so old that it seems to be in trouble more often than not. The other day I was doing usual things what I always do on my laptop and literally suddenly it started lagging and freezing, ...
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I built my first computer a few weeks ago and it was fine, but now one of the fans is getting loud at random times. Is this bad?

So a few weeks ago I built my first computer with the help of the video guide here. I bought the Newegg combo deal listed in the guide and a few other peripherals (Razer keyboard). I didn't realize at ...
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Vaio VPCF1 Series (VPCF11C5E) loose heatsink - BOSS nests

Long story short, the laptop started overheating. After setting laptop apart to do usual thermal paste replacement - noticed few uncertainties. First of all, thermal paste was in tact - nothing to do ...
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about cpu temp and fan speed

i've a problem im facing sometimes, my friends' PC had an intel pentium D dual core (3Ghz at 800Mhz FSB)was very slow, fan (3pin cooler master) running at ~1550RPM, ram 4gb running 35% load. i ...
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Unusual CPU fan behaviour

I've recently installed a copy of Windows 7 on my new disk. The PC is geared towards quiet running, (half-passive PSU cooling, SSD disk) and I was very happy with the noise levels - the CPU fan was ...
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CPU fan suddenly at 100%

yesterday evening my CPU fan started to do crazy stuff. Currently it only knows "normaly working" and "100%". For the system, it is a quite new medi-core system, configured/build by myself and worked ...
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Disable the overheat guard of the cpu (Sensor defect)

So I think that my CPU sensor is defect, let me explain why. The pc is shutting down instantly, even in idle. Some programs like speedfan show that my cpu has more than 80°C . It has a really big ...
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Toshiba Laptop, fan only turns on when I'm either idle or overheating

There is a real problem with my fan on my Toshiba Satellite Laptop, it always works on max when I'm browsing the internet and doing stuff that doesn't do anything to performance but it turns off when ...
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Windows 8.1 TW700 Tablet microSD Card Seems Too Hot

I picked up a TW700 tablet and, after some tinkering, managed to use NTFS junctions to move \Program Files\ and \Users\ to a microSD card to give myself some breathing room. I'm not expecting much ...
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Heatsink Mount (standoff) screw broke off in motherboard backplate

Partial Solution (EDIT) I returned the board and the heat sink to Amazon. They are going to have a new board to me in 4 days. Honestly, to anyone reading this, I would try to do a return through your ...

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