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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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Heater close to monitor - any potential dangers?

In my apartment, I have no choice but to have my office and thus my screen(but thankfully not the computer tower itself) like 5cm from the wall heater, like this one: Is it possible that this heater,...
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Lenovo Z50 overheated under linux

My Lenovo Z50 overheated under Linux. I tried Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 and Linux Mint 18.1. The standard installed Windows 8 doesn't have this problem. It heats up to 100°C and shuts down. I followed the ...
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What happens when a Macbook overheats?

I have an Apple Macbook on which I am running Trisquel GNU/Linux (similar distro to Ubuntu). I am experiencing some problems that I suspect may be related to the laptop overheating and I am wondering: ...
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MSI CPU Fan spins then stops and spins again

I have a MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth pro. A couple days ago, I noticed it the laptop getting hot. I mostly use the laptop for music producing/video editing. To go into further detail, I run a program ...
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My graphics card is overheating or not?

It goes up to 97 degrees Celsius when gaming and while it's overclocked, while it goes up to 94 degrees Celsius when gaming when it's not overclocked. But the weird thing is that it drops in a 10 ...
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Are Razer devices secretly ruining my PSU?

Question: can USB devices (keyboard, mouse) that don't seem to shutdown (lights are on) along with the system kill PSU? Too short; I want read more: Once upon a time I had Thermaltake Toughpower ...
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Intel NUC overheating (hot), video stuttering

I have an Intel NUC 7* (NUC7i5BNH). Approx 1 year old. Running watch sensors on Linux shows an operating temperature of 95 °C. Windows shows 99 °C. Many stalling issues, including: cannot play 4k ...
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HDD makes a beep sound

My laptop has started to make a beep sound followed by a click. I checked the HDD health with multiple apps including the disk checking tool from Seagate which is my HDD manufacturer and it was ok. I ...
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Will a higher speed cable modem on a slower service tier running cooler than a slower modem on the same tier?

I think my cable modem is dying. It runs hot and lately my service has random disconnects that are typically resolved with a simple power cycle of the modem. It's a SB6121--a plain cable modem not a ...
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What is “discrete graphics configuration” and how do I avoid it?

I read here that "XPS 9570/Precision 5530 may demonstrate BSOD(blue screen)/freezing/random shutdown/system heat issue during graphichs heavy loading condition. This happens on XPS 9570/Precision 5530 ...
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CPU overheating after replacement

I have an old computer that has a Asus P5QL Pro motherboard, a Intel Core2 Duo E8400 CPU and the heatsink on it is the stock intel fan. I ordered a new CPU online, wich is an Intel Core2 Quad Q8400. ...
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Use old cpu fan/heatsink with slightly newer cpu

I currently have a desktop computer with a Intel Core2 Duo E8400 CPU in it. The max TDP of it is 65W, and the CPU fan on it is an Intel E33681-001. Now I just bought a replacement CPU, which is an ...
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Can the 8th generation Intel Core mobile CPU be passively cooled like the 7th generation?

Intel Core mobile CPUs (such as the i5 7200U) have been utilized in fanless mini PCs. Examples: AZULLE Inspire Fanless Barebone ZOTAC ZBOX C Series Intel Dawson Canyon Fanless NUC Though the 8th ...
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Every 2 days my pc doesn't start for a few hours

I recently build my own pc with a friend of mine(I changed my motherboard, cpu and ram). Everything went fine, pc started properly that day and the next. But on the day after that my pc didn't start ...
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Nvidia Geforce 240M GPU overheating, forcing laptop to shut down

So, I have this 9 years old Lenovo laptop, with overheating issue, though later after cleaning the fan and checking everything using some temperature reading softwares, I got to know that my GPU is ...
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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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ryzen 2600X speccy temps really high temps

Speccy says my cpu temp is around 100 degrees! While AMD master and CoreTemp are saying it is about 49 degrees? Should I be worried, should I do something about it? I now have nzxt s340 with stock ...
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Is overheating a sign that I need a new CPU?

I have an HP Envy laptop. A while ago my CPU fan started dying, and the whole side of the laptop would heat up. I didn't use an application to check the CPU temperature, but I never experienced ...
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How do I solve the overheating issue of my Asus GL702VM gaming laptop?

My GL702VM has serious overheating issues when under load, specifically graphical. Looking online I have found this is not a unique issue but a well known design flaw of the case/cooling system that ...
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Broken pin on Intel heatsink - is it a risk?

I recently needed to remove the heatsink/fan from my H61M-HVS motherboard to reapply thermal paste to it for the first time since it was bought almost a decade ago. After removing the heatsink/fan ...
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Easily reproduced total loss of power in a handful of specific situations - ideas?

I've recently assembled a new desktop machine from mostly new parts, plus a handful of still-working parts from my old build. For the most part it's running great, HOWEVER - I have an odd power-...
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Can putting an SSD on a hard drive make it overheat?

So today I bought a 2 TB hard drive and a 240 GB SSD, and I have my old ( about ) 470 GB hard drive, since I had no bracket for the SSD I could only install my 2 TB hard drive in the slot, and so now ...
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Can old PSU cause cpu to overheat?

My cpu when turned on for a few minutes shuts down. I figured it might be due to a dusty heat sink but when I opened the heat sink it wasn't actually dirty..yeah there was some dust but nothing too ...
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GPU and dedicated running at the same time, how to disable?

My laptop has issues with core temperatures that reach to 97 celcius(205 fahrenheit) sometimes. So, i put my cpu to a stress test and with all cores at 100%, the temperature was only 65 degrees (149 ...
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Is my apu overheating?

Which software in the screenshot should i trust? Would giving my APU 2 GB RAM increase temperature? I am using a AMD A10-7850k APU with Asus A58M-A motherboard.I don't have a dedicated GPU.
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My computer won't stop crashing

I am using Windows 8.1 and an ASRock motherboard/bios. Recently, about a week ago, I started having my computer freeze and crash every other day. I could be watching a Youtube video and then all of a ...
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Overheating with h100i v2

I'm overclocking the i5-8600k at 4.8ghz 1.37v, the voltage seems high to what I'm seeing online but its the lowest I can get without Prime95 failing. Anyway, with the h100iv2 set to performance I'm ...
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Dell Laptop overheated while shutown

Recently, I did shutdown my laptop and, when shutdown, it overheated and drained the whole battery out in about an hour or two. I just got lucky that I touched it and realized that it was really hot....
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Processor cores over heating

I was at home and everything was working fine. I packed up my desktop and drove to a friends house being careful to not jolt as I drove. When I got there the cpu cores were over heating. I had ...
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Safe operating temps - 4790k / 1060GTX

I've recently got back into the wonderful world of console emulators. they've moved on a lot since my old days of playing SNES games on my pc. In fact, I've been playing a couple of my favourite PS3 ...
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CPU Underclocking while Gaming

I own an Asus N550JK laptop and I'm facing slow performance while gaming. My configuration is as follows: i7-4700HQ GTX 850M I've recently started gaming again on my laptop after a long period of ...
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Putting a graphics card into HP Compaq pro 6300 SFF

I've recently purchased a very cheap HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF with i5-3470 for daily tasks and I'd like to upgrade it in order to play some games. PC comes with proprietary cables and power supply, ...
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Screen flicker caused by GPU?

My laptop with these specs recently started to have issues with the screen flickering or turning black entirely. Normally I would have said it's just the connector cable, but some of the behaviour ...
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CPU speed reduced without any reason

I have a Dell laptop and last few days it has been really slow and laggy. I was investigating this issue and found out, that CPU speed is somehow reduced to 30%. I know that the computer has a feature ...
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Gaming PC Shutdown while gaming (GPU > 80°C)

Some random French guy here, I have since June 2015 the following computer : CPU Quad-Core Intel Core i7 4th Gen (Intel Core i7-4790K (4.0 GHz / 4.4 GHz Turbo - Cache 8 Mo) Motherboard Gigabyte GA-...
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Find northbridge of my motherboard

So according to his question I have a heating problem with my 6 years old motherboard. I presume its due to thermal paste beeing wasted. How can I find wich part of my motherboard is the northbridge......
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Laptop GPU Overheating on ~65-70 degrees

I own an Asus X556UQ laptop. The general specs are: Intel i7-7500 @ 2.70ghz NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 8GB Ram My OS is Windows 10. I always use the laptop on a desk, and when I play Battlerite/Overwatch ...
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What's wrong with my laptop charger?

I have a 2009 DELL STUDIOXPS 16 laptop with most of its original parts (the HD failed and I had to change it). Preamble: previous supply problems on this laptop A couple of years ago, the battery ...
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Laptop keeps overheating while idle

I've tried downloading Speedfan to up the fan speed, however in it I cannot change the speed of anything, and the CPU fan speed displays gibberish numbers. Any help would gladly be appreciated!
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I am running Windows 10, can I download and install BIOS of Windows 8?

My fan is not operating correctly (it runs quite even at 70 degree C = 158 degree F). My laptop seems to have no software or drivers for Windows 10 (mine is Enterprise LTSB 2016) from the manufacturer ...
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CPU wont boot when warm or hot

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, and as of late it began taking a long time to boot. It can go anywhere between 20 seconds to 5 hours. I did some tests: SSD and RAM tests find no issues, which is kind of ...
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mdm.exe using up my cpu and and gpu making the computer hot, what should I do?

How do I remove the background process mdm.exe, which is using my CPU and GPU in the background? When I open Task Manager I see a mdm.exe task which uses ~15% of CPU power. Please tell me what to. It ...
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CPU temperature spikes over 75c

I've a PC with Windows 10, CPU: AMD FX-3870 8-Core 4GHz, air-cooled by Arctic Freezer A11 (non-stock), and GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 380 ... I'm trying to figure what exactly is considered damaging ...
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how can i remove the auto-shutdown feature that is caused by overheating?

i'd like to remove all the safety features added by manufacturers that shutdown the laptop, i'm using a toshiba l755. note that i did several stress tests and pc worked fine and it had no thermal ...
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Lots of laptop issues?

I got my mom's old Gateway NV52, model MS2274. It had major problems, such as battery life, overheating, and performance. Eventually, to fix the heating and the battery, I decided to turn it into a ...
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Lenovo y70 70 touch - how to clean the heatsink?

I have a Lenovo y70 70 touch laptop, and I have a problem with CPU and GPU overheating. This is because I don't have that rubber on my heatsink anymore; I cleaned it. I have ordered stuff called ...
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Custom Desktop Computer CPU Overheating Issue (AMD FX 8350)

Hopefully this is the right place to ask this. Short story: CPU Overheating (steady at 80C idle, up to 90C) Long story: I have a custom built desktop, built by myself over time. In the past few days,...
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PC is shutting down due to overheating but heat sink is cool to the touch

my PC is freezing up and shutting down. I have tried reseating the heatsink but the issue isn't fixed. I am very new to hardware maintenance and I'm not sure what to try next, any advice appreciated ...
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How do I diagnose overheating?

I use my computer mainly for gaming, and recently I've been having issues with various games crashing. I suspected my video card as I got errors of the kind "Your rendering device has been lost" in ...
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Android studio 3.0 heating up the laptop

Since the last update of Android Studio 3.0 Canary 5, whenever I run it, my computer usage goes to almost 100% and laptop starts heating up. It freezes the entire PC. Has anyone else experienced it? I ...