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Computer not booting?

I was using firefox on linux and suddenly a glitch appeared on screen and my pc became unresponsive so I tried to reinstall any os but the glitch was appearing again and again during the installation. ...
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Cooler master ml120 RGB on different socket size

Does anybody know if the Cooler Master ML120L RGB liquid cooler fits the LGA 1151-v2 socket? Or is there any difference between the LGA 1151 and LGA 1151-v2 in terms of dimensions/size?
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Fans go to max without CPU stress in Arch Linux

My fans run very fast sometimes when I play media in Firefox (music, videos, video streams); sometimes even a notification sound from social media sites is enough. It does not always happen but it ...
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Alienware 15 R4 2018

I bought an Alienware 15 R4 in 2018. I heard a lot about it being too noisy due to the fans always being on because of excessive heat, and for this reason it is under performing. I was going to ...
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Thin Layer of Thermal Paste Under CPU Fan?

I recently purchased a Thermaltake CPU fan, and whenever it arrived in the mail today, I took it out of the box, and there was a thin layer of thermal paste on the underside of the CPU fan. I had ...
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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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Do the spacers separating CPU cooler from mainboard belong to the cooler or the mainboard?

I want to sell the parts of an old computer on eBay, but am unsure where the four spacing screws separating mainboard and cooler belong to. Do these screws generally come with the mainboard or with ...
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Should I be concerned about yellow blotches on thermal paste of Ryzen 2700 stock wraith CPU cooler?

I'm new to PC building and am building my first system. I chose to simplify things as much as possible and chose the Ryzen 2700 with an included wraith cooler with pre-applied thermal paste. This ...
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CPU Overheating instantly [closed]

I was typically using my PC as i would normally do, when everything started lagging. After some reboots I decided to check on the BIOS. It was then, when I realised the temperature was too high.. So ...
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Does rotating CPU ventilator around during installation reduce thermal paste efficiency?

I just recently built a new PC with a AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU, which came packaged with a ventilator. When installing the ventilator, which already had a thin pre-applied layer of thermal paste when it ...
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Channels and memory configuration in a new PC build

I'm a newbie and recently got to build my first PC. Bought two SINGLE Ram sticks, DDR4 1x8gb ballistix 2666mhz 1.2V Motherboard has 2 dual configuration channels, Channel A uses slots 2 and 4, ...
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How to clean liquid cooler radiator?

Is there a way to clean a pc liquid cooler radiator in order to remove the dust? I bought a second hand one from Ebay and it's full of dust. I believe it should be clean before putting it into my case,...
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Is my CPU fan faulty?

I bought a lafite iii laptop at PCSpecialist (the lafite iii is actually a Clovo Style Note N131BU) about a year ago, and my CPU fan, which always made some normal fan noise as soon as I started doing ...
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What is the purpose of these films on CPU/GPU chips?

For quite a while I was wondering what is the purpose of a couple of solid films partially covering chips on my CPU/GPU (they are attached so they are between the cooler and the chips). For better ...
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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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Which parts of my computer do I need to replace along with a new Processor [closed]

About a year ago I build a computer with an intel i3-8100 processor. However I have decided to replace it with the intel i7-8700k processor, so I wold like to know if I need to replace any of the ...
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How unsafe is it to run my PC without fans attached to the CPU heatsink

I have booted the PC for just a minute but I'd like to know if it would be safe to run some games without fans directly attached to the heatsink. Unfortunately the fans are currently broken and need ...
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can i take off the CPU cooler to clean it and put it back on without reapplying thermal paste

My CPU cooler is too big so i cant get my motherboard out to clean it it's like 7 years old and I need to get the dust out. I have tried to take it out without taking off the motherboard but it doesn'...
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PC crashing after cpu detached from cooling source

I detached CPU cooler from the processor, took the processor out for examination & installed it back. However, I didn’t apply a thermal paste in between, and left the old dry substance that was ...
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Is it possible to disable CPU/Laptop fan through Device Manager?

My laptop's a bit old now and it's fan is very noisy now, I don't have time or money yet to either open, clean or get this to repair shop rn, it's not a n option for me right now? It also frequently ...
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How to detect malfunction in motherboard?

If you are not sure whether a motherboard has been damaged, if it boots then is that 100% verification it is alright?
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Installing cpu Cooler inside case/cabinet..safe?

Is it safe to put force/pressure to install cooler while the mobo is inside the case/cabinet.Is there a chance of the mobo getting cracked due to force/pressure?
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PC always crashes when trying to wake; then won't even POST until CPU and CPU fan are re-seated

Around 2 months ago, my desktop crashed and would not POST. I went through the normal steps, including completely reassembling and disassembling the computer, and after reassembly it would boot again. ...
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Can the heat pipes of a CPU cooling fan be trimmed?

I purchased a Hyper 212 EVO cooling fan for a PC I am building, but it turns out that it is just a little bit too big (by less than a centimeter) to fit in my case. It appears that in my case, if the ...
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What is the safest gpu/cpu temp to run in all day?

I have a gtx 1050 ti oc dual fan and an i3 4160 i usr both of them for mining all day 24/7. gpu average is 68c and 77c is the highest temp it reached And the cpu is running ay 53c. So are these temps ...
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Do I have to buy a CPU cooler separately?

I bought the Intel i7 7700K Processor off eBay with the following picture: And a GA-B250-D3H motherboard. Is a brand CPU cooler/heat sink included in any of these packages or you always have to buy ...
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How to ensure cooler is properly installed?

I got this computer all assembled and there aren't any techies around here,nearby.So as the chassis plate is obstructing to check the mobo's back,how do I ensure stock cooler is properly seated.I am ...
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Cooler query based on temperature(>85°C)

Yesterday I played watch dogs 2 for 1hr,and the temperature of the i7-4790 rose to >85°C,as reported by afterburner and hwinfo.My doubt is if the cooler made improper contact with CPU,would not the pc ...
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Is it possible that processor heating not because of cooling system fault?

If laptop continue heating after you changed thermal compound does it necessarily means that it's something to do with thermal compound (bad quality or wrong applied). Taking into account the fact ...
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Is it ok if CPU temp jumps around? [closed]

I had a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO and my CPU temp was around 36-45 idle so I bought a Corsair Hydro 105 because someone suggested it to me, and my temps have gone to 29-50. My question is, is it ...
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Can faulty Cooler fans prevent CPU from starting?

My PC is showing a strange issue. When I start the PC, the power lights glows on, all the fans run. But no Hard disk Activity. And nothing happens. No display, no lights on mouse or keyboard. This ...
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How can I disable the LEDs on my Gammaxx 400 CPU cooler?

I've bought and installed a Gammaxx 400 CPU cooler: It works well enough, but there's a problem - on its four corners are annoying shocking-blue LEDs. I want to turn them off! Yet - there doesn't ...
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Corsair H115i + Asus Prime Z270-A + Corsair Crystal 460x: Fitting issues

I've got a problem with my current PC build. I'm building my first PC, and it was going alright so far, but I've just ran into a big problem. I have a Corsair Crystal Series 460x case, and an Asus ...
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CPU cooler does not fit, will it cool worse if I cut tips of heatpipes off?

Case: zalman z9 neo Cooler: deepcool gammaxx 400 According to specs it should fit, but it does not, probably because my motherboard is mini-itx and cooler located a bit to the left I'm thinking ...
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How to remove plastic pad for cooler around a CPU

I'm trying to remove the CPU. What is the black plastic round thing around CPU and how to remove it?
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Is the thermal compound on the bottom of the CPU fan?

Recently I've been watching video on installing the Intel i7-6700K to the Asus Z170 motherboard series. This will be the first time I'm building a computer from scratch so I want to get it right. ...
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Will stock amd cpu cooler work for different amd cpu [duplicate]

I currently have an AMD sempron 140 processor in my computer. I plan to upgrade to a used AMD athlon ii x3 450. My question is can I use the stock cooler from the sempron 140 processor to cool the ...
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4 pin Molex KK (PWM) CPU fan connector

I'm having difficulty determining which Molex KK connector is the standard 4 pin PWM connector seen on most chassis and CPU fans. Please help me identify so I can buy new crimp connectors to repair ...
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Is it possible to have CPU without fan and running only on Heatsink?

I have more than 100s of dell 3052 which most of them have freezing issue. I tried all of the possible solution software-wise and it did not help. Eventually I tried to open the unit and compare the ...
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Running laptop at full power w/heatsink but w/o fan

Background: I'm running an i5 2410m processor with tdp of 35W in an environment that occasionally reaches 38 degrees . The CPU heatsink is installed however the fan controller is dead and thus does ...
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Cpu usage at 100% but only 40 deg. cel. is that bad

I am rendering a Blender video for my friend and its been going for the past 4 hours at 100% usage but max 40 deg. cel. I am wondering if I leave it on until I wake up? If the video finishes in the ...
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Is this speed for cpu fan normal?

I am kinda worried about the temperatures my laptop heats up these days and which leads to overheating and finally an insecure shutdown. here is a screenshot of speedfan values....
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LGA1156 Cooler compatability

Are coolers that are compatible with LGA socket 1356 / 1366 / 2011 / 2011-3 also compatible with LGA1156? I cant find an answer to that though picture from motherboards see similar and I suppose new ...
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Noctua CPU Cooler - replacing just the fan

I have a Noctua CPU Cooler [NH-U12S], and unfortunately I frayed some wires on just the fan part. Upon searching for a replacement, I'm only seeing options to re-purchase the entire heatsink, and not ...
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Overheating CPU, advice required

Intel i5-2500K Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Radeon 7950, not that it should matter I've been noticing spikes in my CPU usage. I downloaded Process Explorer and tried to get to the bottom of which process ...
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How to mount an NZXT Kraken in a CoolerMaster MasterCase Pro 5

I have been trying to build my new system, and the water cooler that I ordered, the NZXT Kraken x61, does not seem to fit anywhere in the case because it is too long. I tried mounting it in the front ...
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Can the operation of a Banana PI M3 without any heat sink cause damage?

My pure Banana PI M3 board has just been delivered. However, it has come without any heat sink. The specifications are: CPU: A83T ARM Cortex-A7 octa-core,512 KB L1 cache 1 MB L2 cache GPU: ...
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Coolers in videocard

Videocard r9 380. In normal mode(surfing ) works 1 cooler on videocard. Does he need to work or no? I know, that 2 coolers turn on with 45 degrees. But I read that in normal mode coolers doesnt work. ...
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CPU fan is louder while running Windows 10 vs other OS

I've noticed that while running Windows 10, the CPU fan makes more sound than when running another system. I can barely hear it spinning while running Kali or Debian. What could be the cause? Perhaps ...
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What's the point of heat pipes? [closed]

I've been asking myself this question for probably more than 10 years now... What's the point of heat pipes? For example on a CPU cooler. It just seems super unreasonable to me that 4,6,8 or I don't ...