Questions tagged [overheating]

Overheating occurs when various physical components of a computer fail to cool themselves properly and start to get damaged, or cause the computer to shut off.

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HP Pavilion i5 Gaming fan noise

I have an HP Pavilion i5 Gaming laptop and I had experienced some fan problems before. It had been producing an unusual lousy noise when the laptop's temperature goes high. I'm no longer experiencing ...
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Laptop fans activating in sleep mode on Ubuntu 20.04

My laptop sleep mode does not work properly and is unusable because of the risk of it turning too hot when put back in its laptop case. When I left it unused for some time, or when I click on "...
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Is it normal for my laptop to randomly hit 100% CPU?

I have a HP 14-CF2000 laptop. Every so often (every 30 minutes or so if I have just left the home screen on, a bit longer if I'm in a meeting/browsing) or upon waking up from sleep/startup my CPU will ...
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CPU gets hot ONLY at idle

I'm using an i5-10600K When using Chrome or watching videos the temps are around the high 40s (no fan noise), when I stop everything the CPU fan powers up to near 100% and the temps get to the mid 60s....
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Is my motherboard overheating

I don't really know much about computers as I just bought a pre built and im wondering if my motherboard averaging around 73 - 75 degrees is normal as i just dont want it to overheat and the computer ...
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How to stop Dedicated GPU on a laptop from activating when charging?

My custom laptop automatically activates the dedicated GPU when I plug it in to charge. I know this because: games are laggy when not plugged in as it's using integrated gpu instead. HWiNFO64 shows ...
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How to retrieve BIOS errors from BIOS events logs?

As in my office there are 60 desktop pc of amd Ryzen 7 2700x 3700x 3800x with b450 x470 x570 b550 asus gigabyte MSI motherboards all have UEFI BIOS and RTX 3070 RTX 3090 RTX 2080ti graphic cards used ...
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Is graphics card kaput?

Whenever playing games and especially when opening a map or doing something intense, the PC shuts down. Not just crash to desktop, but full on shut down. I have to then wait a few minutes before it ...
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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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How can I control the fan settings of my convertible HP Spectre x360 i7

I have the latest Windows version installed. My Spectre x360 gets heated and the fans doesn't start cooling it only after it gets overheated. I enabled the BIOS setting "Fans are always on". ...
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Process /snap/code/52/usr/share/cod spawned by systemd has enormous CPU usage

This process seems to call itself and drains my CPU, causing laptop overheating. $ ps -eo pid,ppid,cmd,%mem,%cpu --sort=-%mem | grep "/snap/code/52/usr/share/cod" 12843 3656 /snap/code/...
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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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Notebook CPU overheating

I got an 'old' notebook that is overheating exceeding the CPU's Tjunction. It's a Samsung RV411 using an i5 m480 CPU, the measured temperature is between 102ºC and 105ºC. I thougt it could be the ...
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Changing maximum power state hugely effects Max Core Frequency. How do you balance it?

For example, when the maximum power state is set at 99%, the CPU is at almost 4GHz and causes an overheat. When I lower the power state to 98% the CPU caps at 2.29GHz and under performs. Is there ...
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My laptop temperature is too high on idle

I have an Asus x507ub laptop with i7 8550u, and 8gigs of ram My laptop sometimes reaches temperatures of 100c but nothing really happens: I am wondering if this could this damage my laptop over time, ...
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The CPU core temperature is over 110 °C. Is it too high?

Are these temperature values below the permissible level?
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Laptop overheating due to heavy software lately installed

I have an hp laptop with windows 7, 64 bit.I lately tried downloading Solidworks 2015 of 7.6 Gb. Ever since I did that i think my windows didn't support it much.my laptop has so much slowed down and ...
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XPS 15-7590 with heavy GPU load crashes on Ubuntu 16.04

The problem in short: My XPS 15-7590 crashes on Ubuntu 16.04 under a heavy GPU load. I suspect this is caused by the GPU overheating (thermal throttling not working) as the GPU seems to crash as soon ...
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Using liquid metal thermal paste on copper aluminum combination heat sink

I have this aluminum - copper combination heat sink for the processor of my desktop computer, can I use the liquid metal thermal paste on it? Specifically it is the thermal grizzly conductonaut ...
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Why do my laptop heats up so much during the daytime?

Today I noticed that my laptop which I have bought for the sake of reading PDF files and some typing in MS Word heats up during daytime too much. While, the heating issue seems to disappear up to a ...
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i7 9700k running up to 100 degrees celcius

I have an i7 9700k cooled with an ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO in a Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered Glass (1x 120mm fan at the front). I remounted the cooler once, reapplied fresh thermal ...
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CPU overheating when stresstesting GPU! (laptop)

So, one day I had no problems (playing GTA V), and then the next day my CPU overheats really badly up to 93°C (Tested with Speccy and CoreTemp) and this keeps happening, I used to play GTA V with max ...
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WMI-activity Operational Log does not exist, running Windows 7

I've been experiencing rather high CPU usage from WmiPrvSE.exe, enough to overclock my CPU constantly. I did the usual and checked all dependent processes, restarted it, did multiple levels of virus ...
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Windows PC performance issues

Since a few weeks ago I've been experiencing severe performance issues on Windows and possibly on Linux. My self-built system contains: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz (Stock Cooler) ...
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Are high internal temperatures bad for my laptop, and how can I fix it?

I have a MacBook Pro 13.3" 2019 (4 thunderbolt ports), an I have been concerned about overheating for a while. My processor is an Intel® Core™ i5-8279U. Graphics card is Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics ...
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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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Notebook shutdowns abruptly during gaming in CPU usage=28%, CPU Temperature=100 (C)

my notebook shutdowns very abruptly while playing a video game for approximately 30 min. I decided to log my CPU sensors and other measurable data about CPU to find out what is going on. Memory ...
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Laptop CPU overheating issue

I have an i5-8250 (8th generation) laptop, with 8gb ram and GeForce MX150 2Gb. When I play games in low-medium settings my cpu temperature goes upto 80-85°C and GPU temperature around 70-75. Also both ...
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Router in Closed Cabinet Okay

I know that it could overheat, but I have been having no symptoms of the router overheating. The router is a travel router and it has plenty of room inside and the cabinet has some vent holes where ...
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Will undervolting with Intel XTU on Windows, be applied on Ubuntu aswell?

Recently I undervolted my laptop CPU on Windows with Intel XTU due to overheating. I use dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I am not particularly aware how and on what level the undervolting takes place. ...
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Proper troubleshooting an overheating Dell XPS 15z

So I am fairly sure that this issue lies in the Hardware department seeing as I loaded up Ubuntu on a bootable USB and still got the same result as starting up Windows on a friend's DELL XPS 15Z ...
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Why am I seeing 100% CPU usage from mundane tasks on Windows 10?

I have a problem when my CPU raises to 100% usage from mundane tasks that normally take less than 1% of CPU for a few minutes. This is how it looks like: Now it is true that the Antimalware can take ...
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Why is my laptop louder and warmer while running Ubuntu 18.04 on HDD than Windows 10 on SSD?

I noticed that my laptop is instantly after starting Ubuntu from HDD starting to be loud and warm, although having only Firefox and the terminal open (atm), but I believe the situation is identical ...
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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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How to determine if my laptop has heat damage? [closed]

Yesterday I was running a video on my laptop, closed the lid and shoved it into its case and into my backpack. Seems like the video may have kept the laptop from sleeping properly, and it was ...
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Bootcamp on Macbook Pro 16"

Question : Is the new macbook pro 16" any good with Boot-Camp and Win 10 ? Background Owner of a macbook pro 15" 2018 and working with Visual Studio on a Boot-Camp'ed Windows 10, i have a lot of ...
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Overheating PC after 40% CPU/RAM usage

My PC with an intel Core (TM) i-7 with four cores and a 16 Go RAM starts heating up when reaching 40% of CPU's usage and/or 40% RAM usage. Is there a way to solve this matter ?
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i7 7700K high temperatures on ASUS Z270 motherboard

I have upgraded my device and I have gone from an MSI H110M Pro-D motherboard to an ASUS STRIX Z270H GAMING K1. The problem I have is that with this new motherboard my i7 7700K gets much hotter when ...
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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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USB overheats whenever plugged into laptop or mobile phone

I've purchased Sandisk ultra pendrive 128gb and when i plugged it in it overheats . Is the heating okay for the laptop's port or should I change it?
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Samsung laptop boot failure and overheating

I have a Samsung NP550PC7C-S02UK i7 laptop. initial symptom windows starts and spinning dots in endless cycles and fails to boot to windows login. automatic repair also fails to load. The laptop ...
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What is a safe running temperature for a CPU while running BOINC?

I’m running BOINC Manager on my iMac, allowing it to use the full processor. I’m just running SETI@Home, though considering other projects. I’ve downloaded iStat Menus to monitor it, and I’m noticing ...
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RTX 2070 overheating VERY quickly. Cause?

I just built a new PC with these components & Windows 10: AMD Ryzen 2700x MSI X470 Gaming Plus Corsair H100i Pro Corsair 400C Compact Mid-Tower Corsair 850w 80+ Gold Nvidia RTX 2070 Founders Asus ...
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Laptop overheats when left to idle

If I leave my laptop on and allow it to idle it nearly always gets really hot and the fans kick in. If I then move the mouse around, it cools down again. I've tried to see if any particular ...
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Excessive heat from laptop when running Tails OS (Linux), but not Windows

I recently got a laptop with a 4 core (8 thread) Intel i7 CPU, running Windows. Unless I'm really pushing it, it doesn't heat up very much. However when I installed Linux it began to heat up ...
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Dell XPS 15 logout on overheat

When I am running gcc build on my notebook, the following temperature indication happens: $ sensors ... coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Package id 0: +97.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°...
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Is it good to place a paper on a table and keep the laptop over it?Would it cause heat problems?

I want to know whether it is alright to place a laptop over a table laid with paper as its tablecloth?
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Laptop overheats when connected to a network

Whenever I connect my computer to a network, does not matter with wireless or ethernet cable, my CPU starts working 95+ celcius degrees but when disconnected it works fine, it almost imidiately drops ...
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Are laptops designed to throttle?

Being an active laptop user I often wonder if they were designed so they are not capable to manage it's heat when they have 100 % GPU and CPU load during long time (say 2-4 hours)? There are a lot of ...
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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GD heating and venting when idle

New laptop 1 month old. Second time this happened: i just lock it via CTRL+L and leave the house for a walk with no apps left running. I come back after 1 hour and the damn thing spins vents like a ...

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