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Questions tagged [temperature]

Temperature, in hardware, refers to the degree or intensity of heat present in the hardware. Generally, excess heat is damaging to hardware which makes it necessary to monitor the temperature of hardware and take steps to reduce it.

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Which is better for a laptop fan? Turning on-off or spinning continuously?

I have a laptop, and it's possible to control it's fan with SpeedFan. By default, it spins too much needlessly while temperatures are low and nearly never turns off. So I set it to turn off below a ...
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Can't retrieve hard disk S.M.A.R.T. data OR Temperature

Currently I have two hard disks , both are W.D Blue . The first one (320GB) shows SMART data correctly along the temperature . that drive is a SATA 2 rev 5 . the other hard disk (newer one (500GB) is ...
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Can a one-fan cooler handle the temperature of an i5-8600k? (Phanteks Evolv Shift case) [closed]

I'm going to make a build on a Phanteks Evolv Shift case with an i5-8600k CPU, but I totally missed what cooling system to choose for it In case of water cooling - there's a space only for 1-fan ...
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lenovo (p52) overheating, how one can fix that?

I found out, that my laptop cpu is overheating and stock fan can't do much about it. Some data: Idling, the cpu temperature is around 50°C and cpu is running at 800Mhz, while its max is 4000Mhz. Now I ...
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Options for accessing DDR4 DRAM memory temperature sensors?

Are there linux console tools for accessing DDR4 DRAM temperature sensors on module?
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Unusual CPU temperature spikes

First, I know (kind of) that a CPU temperature of more than about 60oC for long periods is not good. In Core Temp, I see the max CPU temperature reported as high as above 80oC, for no apparent reason. ...
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Linux Overheating Issues

My laptop is Dell inspiron 13 7380, a message keeps showing in system log: CPUx: Package temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = xxx) for all cpu cores. My laptop temperature ...
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Laptop GPU runs unreasonably hot (95-100°C)

My girlfriend has an acer aspire v5 nitro black edition Laptop with a 60Hz 1080p screen and a GTX 1060. She is trying to play Divinity OS 2, a game which my 970 can easily handle at 90-150FPS at that ...
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Linux Drastically Underclocking CPU (i5-4300U CPU)

Currently working on an issue and am looking for some guidance. Our current setup is a dual core (i5-4300U) Advantech box running Ubuntu 14.04. I am seeing these rare occasions where the CPU cores go ...
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Any ways to force a CPU to run at its full capacity without THROTTLING?

I'm running an emulation game in my Lenovo laptop on a Windows platform, but the CPU starts to throttle after a few minutes, which clearly shows a massive clock speed decrease from 3.38GHz (maximum ...
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Is it safe to use a laptop if the CPU fan is failing?

I'm having problems with my fan which went from being annoyingly loud to sometimes completely stopping and failing to dissipate the heat form my laptop. I'm in the process of replacing it, however, I ...
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Computer temperatures on laptop

Does a laptop get hotter if I am playing a game and I am inside an area where there is lava? I feel like the fans get faster if I am playing in a lava area but if I play in an ice world, the computer ...
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Low (wrong?) temperature on AMD ryzen 1920X

I recently built 2 workstations with AMD Ryzen chips : 1920X and 2990WX. I'm running CFD simulation, so I need to load them 100% for long periods of time. The temperature I get with lm-sensors on ...
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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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Wrong CPU temp sensor reading?

Recently I have noticed that a game that used to run at a constant 60 fps on my pc is not doing so anymore, I haven't played a game for a while but ran this game (batman arkham knight) for my nephew ...
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Graphics card fans not spinning while physical temperature increases

Background: I recently acquired a second hand MSI (NVidia) GTX 980 (it was for a very low price, could not resist). The previous owner had used it for bitcoin mining. The fan cable appears to have ...
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Find out what process is messing with my fan

I own a ThinkPad X1 Yoga. As it's a convertible computer that can be used as a tablet, I set up ThinkFan so that the fan is always off when I'm watching videos and doing regular tasks, and that it's ...
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How to configure amdgpu dpm maximum temperature?

On Linux, using Mesa's amdgpu open source GPU driver, I noticed that when I run a certain game on maximum settings, my computer crashes. By monitoring GPU temperature via SSH, I noticed it quickly ...
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Why would one core of a quad-core CPU run much hotter than the other three?

This is a 2010 vintage system (HP DV7 17.3" laptop) with a first generation core i7 Q720 M. I recently replaced the heat sink compound with new Arctic Silver when temperatures were going above 200F ...
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How can I lower the throttling temperature [duplicate]

I have an Acer V17 Nitro with Windows 8. The temperatures get way too hot on this laptop, even when using very non-demanding applications. How do I lower the throttling temperature so that it begins ...
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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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Mouse is disconnecting randomly but keyboard is not

Мy mouse only works when my room temperature is less than 25 degrees Celsius! When it gets a bit warmer, it stops working and keeps disconnecting until it's finally disconnected. But my keyboard, ...
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Do I need a second (non-CPU) fan in my system?

I have a mini-tower desktop PC containing (primarily) a MicroATX motherboard, 2 HDDs (2TB AND 3TB), one SSD, and one non-stock CPU fan (Arctic Cooler 11 LP). I've always felt this was sufficient, but ...
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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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SpeedFan suddenly stops being able to detect controllers and sensors mid game

so I'm playing games on my PC and I have some fan control setup using SpeedFan for my PWM fans which usually works really nice. However, the other day my game wasn't running so smoothly and I saw that ...
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Cannot see CPU temperature on Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

I recently bought a laptop for gaming with Windows. After have seen some video tutorial I started dealing with Intel Extreme Tuning Utility to decrease CPU performance while not playing in order to ...
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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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CPU voltage/temp spiking under low load on 8700k

I recently built a new PC and after some cursory temperature monitoring in the BIOS I installed Windows 10 and everything looked fine. I installed HWiNFO to get a better look at my CPU temperatures ...
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i9-7940x Strange TDP increase while stress testing

I was running the CPU torture test "In-place large FFTs" from prime95 on my brand new i9-7940x while monitoring the CPU temperature and TDP with Intel Extreme tuning utility. During the test I ...
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Is 85C temperature normal for a threadripper CPU as shown in my bios screen? [closed]

My bios temp is showing me 85C for my cpu. Is this normal for an AMD threadripper?
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HP ENVY 17 Overheating?

I'm using an HP ENVY 17 and am having issues with the temperature inside the computer being around 83C mean during idle on a Linux system. These temperatures are far too high for system idle, and ...
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Laptop has problems starting up if sat in a not very warm room - is that even possible, and how to troubleshoot?

I have a Packard Bell LM85 laptop that is not new (about 8 years). It is a great laptop and I want to keep it. Some time ago it started to have problems with starting up. When I press the power ...
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Are there any *technical* disadvantages to running computer hardware in an environment with low ambient temperature?

I'm studying for the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) exam and one section of the course material discusses optimal ambient temperature for the data center (as per ASHRAE recommendations). ...
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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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Struggling with underclocking/undervolting GPU to decrease temperature/load

I am trying to limit GPU for an app (that always runs on 100% usage) because it runs too long and too hot for my ease-of-mind. I thought undervolting or underclocking (with MSI afterburner) would ...
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Thermistor to Celsius/Fahrenheit/Kelvin in MATLAB

Thermistor to a Temperature Unit in MATLAB I am using an Analog Read Pin on an Arduino Uno to read the temperature as given by a thermistor. The resistor being used on the thermistor is 220𝝮. What I ...
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Laptop running very hot while playing games, looking for ways to improve temps

My friend has a Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-593G-74J4 that he uses to play games like divinity. It has a GTX 1060 so built in, so the performance is good. The problem is the temperatures, ...
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Can overheated graphics card damage other PC components on motherboard?

I have a GTX 1080 SEAHAWK graphics card that usually has temperature around 96 Celsius. Since it (usually) does not crash my system, I have used it many hours to play demanding PC games. I am worried ...
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How to create a script to trigger IFTTT from Raspberry Pi when temperature reaches certain value?

I have a Raspberry Pi monitoring my room temperature and I have a server running displaying the temperature in json format (see picture): My question is how can I create a script that triggers IFTTT ...
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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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SpeedFan shows ridiculous numbers for Temp2 and Temp3

I have the Dell XPS 15 (9550). I have recently noticed that my fans seem to be running constantly, so I ran SpeedFan to see if I could figure out why. Can anybody explain what these numbers mean, and ...
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Long-term (6-8 hour) temperature monitoring for large renders [duplicate]

My question has to do with CPU and GPU overheating. I am starting to do some long animation renders (about 8 hours or so). I don't have any problems with figuring out how to monitor my temperatures. I ...
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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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AMD R9 280X | Programm/Pc crash/freezes until reaching a specific temperature

I have an R9 280X from Asus which always produce some issues if its get too hot. Some data from tests: PC1 (I7 6700k, 650W Corsair PSU, 16GB Ram, Win10) [list] [] Witcher 3 crashed at 76 C° [] GW2 ...
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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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Motherboard or Power Supply issue? Funky boot up on Desktop

My desktop computer is malfunctioning during starting up. I turn it on, and after about 3 seconds it turns off for a second then starts back up again. It does this process mutliple times before it ...
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Should these CPU temperatures worry me?

I have a Dell T7500 with 2 X5675 processors. I am running Linux Ubuntu. When I type in sensors, I get this: dell_smm-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device Processor Fan: 720 RPM Processor Fan: 1332 ...
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How can I decide the exact value for some parameters in computer hardware?

I am using two apps; Open Hardware Monitor and CPUID HWMinitor for monitoring various parameters of Motherboard, Processor, Graphic Card and Hard Drive. I noticed that value of a parameter in one app ...
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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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The extent of damage if processor runs at 100 degree Celsius constantly

I was reading about people mining cryptocurrency. I set up an experiment on my i7 processor to see the hash rates I can get (I know GPU mining is a lot faster but this question is not about that). The ...