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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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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Is it okay to close a laptop's lid when it's connected to an external monitor? [duplicate]

Is it okay to have your laptop closed and its own screen turned off when you connect it to an external monitor? I am asking because I once read that laptops use the keyboard for ventilation as well, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 problems in HP Laptop

I have an Hp Pavilion 15-CS-1005ne laptop.I can run windows flawlesly in my laptop but I've recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 and it's a headache.Eventhough I have good specs, i7-8565u ,512 Gb SSD, 16 ...
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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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Lenovo Yoga S730 overheating

I have recently purchased a Yoga S730 (or IdeaPad 730S) and it keeps overheating so I apply ceramic thermal paste to the CPU. I notice that after applying the thermal paste, if I get my ear close to ...
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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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BlueJ is using 288% CPU and 1.2GB ram even without running code on my MacBook (air 2019)

I started taking APCS in my school, and we use BlueJ for everything. Just launching the program itself starts heating up my computer, even without compiling, running or writing code. It is usually at ...
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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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PC Case is getting hot but sensors read low

When my computer is under load for a long time, for example playing BFV for 1-2 hours, it gets real hot. When I touch the case externally (behind of CPU) it's unusually hot. It shut down once due to ...
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Max fan speed and inaccurate thermals after liquid metal (LM) for CPU and GPU, and new SSD

Been having heat issues with Razer Blade Pro 2016 (GTX 1080) for a while. Would get warm and fans would speed up just installing stuff; had to play games at medium settings; would shut off at 4K and ...
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Are there graphics cards with throttling?

The pump of my water cooling system broke and it's great to see that the Intel i5 simply throttles and keeps working for 3 days now. However, my monitor now started to blank out a few times and I ...
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cpu overheating when watching youtube videos

i run fedora 29 on amd athlon ii x2 240 with 4gb ram. today suddenly cpu started overheating and shutting down while watching youtube videos. i'm not sure is problem with os, browser (google chrome) ...
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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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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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