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CPU usage is a measure of how much resource the CPU has available, but there are many different types of instruction that can be processed and they all have different processing and memory requirements. A task that is memory intensive may cause the CPU to stall while it fetches data from memory and so reduce the effective instruction throughput while still ...


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Will it work? Sure. Is it "safe"? Maybe Modern CPUs, especially mobile ones, feature thermal throttling in order to protect them from extreme temperatures. What this means is that if a fan fails while the system is in operation then the CPU will limit itself in order to prevent damage caused by overheating. Your system performance can be severely hampered ...


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As far as I know (if someone has precise data, please report), there are no serious statistics data about modern microchips lifetime estimations as a function of its running temperature. I know of two reasons for this: When we could know data about lifetime estimation of a microchip technology, this is, after years from manufacturing, that technology is......


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No, this is not safe. Stop using your computer right now. Maybe, just maybe, the CPU will protect itself from immediate death by thermal throttling or emergency shutdown. However, the fan in a laptop does not only cool the CPU, it also cools other components in the system. Anything in your system may break including irreparable damages to main board, ...


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I understand that you wish to know why running a multi-thread crunch test does not heat up the CPU as much as a mono-thread test. The simple explanation is that Turbo boost is to blame, as it is disabled when the CPU is working equally hard on multiple cores. It is only enabled when one core is heavily used (and only one core). When Turbo boost is active, it ...


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This solution will require the programs, SpeedFan and PsSuspend. First create a batch script that will do what you want. Something like: pssuspend \\yourPCName vlc Replacing the parameters with the correct values for your situation. Test this to make sure it is suspending your jobs correctly. Now, go to the SpeedFan configure dialog and select the 'Events'...


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Your cooling system is unable to adequately cool your CPU The processor should not reach 95 °C even under load and ideally should be operating below 90 °C. The processor will throttle automatically when its operating temperature is too high, then return to normal when temperatures drop to safe levels. This behavior explains the fluctuations in clock ...


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I have a Dell server (Poweredge R420) running Fedora / Red Hat Linux. I installed lm_sensors, but sensors gave me a message saying the kernel drivers were not loaded. I used sensors-detect to find out which sensor I needed, and it turned out I needed IPMI. Now follows a summary of the probes I have just done. Just press ENTER to continue: Driver `...


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90° C is too hot. Especially since you play an old game on an i7 board. I'm guessing you are using the stock cooler which came with the CPU and you did not overclock it. How high is ambient temperature? Do you have case fans? Before buying a new cooler I suggest taking off the cooler, remove the old thermal paste from cooler and CPU 90 % alcohol and apply ...


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No..No..No...It will resist more than that to get broken. I worked before for a company in Algeria that was using Acer Veriton series in some field operations. They were imported from Malaysia through Egypt to Algiers port. Where in this path, all temperature may look normal. Directly moved on truck, to a Saharan town. It get hold by customs for 2 months ...


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The CPU "load" (or usage) is an activity monitor to indicate what percentage of CPU time is spent on "useful" activity versus "idle" time. The operating system determines what is "useful" activity and what is "idle" time. At zero per cent CPU load, the OS is not scheduling any user processes during that time ...


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*** First note that I have only used NVIDIA System Monitor and have no user-knowledge of other tool software for this purpose. If your PC has an Nvidia graphics card, or installed monitor software, their System Monitor tool is available at nvidia.com. IT IS AMAZING!!! Add the program to your desktop and you can open the program and instantly know CPU, GPU, ...


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You're taking a risk, but I don't think it's as clear cut as other people are saying. I have a 12yo Core 1 Duo laptop that I've been torturing with distributed computing just to see how long it'll last (from a perf/watt standpoint it's well past when it should've been retired). This basically consists of running at 100% load 24/7/365. During that time I'...


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It is impossible to say for sure without knowing what the CPU was doing at the time (and relatedly what speed it was clocked at). That CPU is very old (released in 2008) and has a 65 watt TDP - so that it can generate this kind of heat is not a surprise or necessarily a problem. It may comfort/help you to know that Intel CPUs have logic in them to slow the ...


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It is probably a bit late to answer this question, however I did not find a clear explanation about the temperature situation. The current temperatures shown on your screenshot is 16°C, which is rather cold (you had probably just launched your drive). Depending on the manufacturer, the SMART (BE) Airflow Temperature value is also called Temperature ...


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The temperatures do seem too high. I agree with the other comments and answers about fans and thermal paste. However, I did not see anyone talk about the cleanliness of the system. If there is an accumulation of dust and dirt especially on the fans, the CPU cooler, or the vents, and perhaps other components, then temperatures will be higher than otherwise. ...


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I have gone the route of making batch files for programs that I want to run when windows starts. For speedfan use the following: Open Windows Notepad and type: @ECHO off start speedfan.exe Save this in the same directory as where your speedfan.exe is located and make sure you save it as a batch file (e.g. use dropdown to change file type to all and then ...


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The heat produced is directly proportional to the energy consumed, as all the energy eventually turns into heat. In sleep mode energy is mainly used for reserving contents of RAM. Depending on the setup, some USB devices may stay on, but external USB devices can be ruled out. That's more than no energy at all (turned off), but... Let's imagine a PC in the ...


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Linux allows you to access temperature info sensors. It works with RH6.2x64. This driver contains read support using lm-sensors: type modprobe coretemp sensors


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If it was a proper value, your computer would have caught fire, I think. Notice: decimal 511 = binary 111111111. This may be a software bug or a sensor error. I mean: something didn't know what the reading had been, so it set its output to the maximum. Another possibility: the sensor output was internally correct but out of scope for your software. It's ...


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How can I get the CPU temperature in a cmd shell? Try the following. Batch file (GetCpuTmp.cmd) @echo off for /f "skip=1 tokens=2 delims==" %%A in ('wmic /namespace:\\root\wmi PATH MSAcpi_ThermalZoneTemperature get CurrentTemperature /value') do set /a "HunDegCel=(%%~A*10)-27315" echo %HunDegCel:~0,-2%.%HunDegCel:~-2% Degrees Celsius Source Batch-file ...


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The issue here is the newest version of the BattlEye anti-cheat software is blocking some functionality of SpeedFan and potentially other similar programs. The following is from the BattlEye FAQ page. When starting my game with BattlEye enabled, my SpeedFan (or potentially other hardware-related) software stops working. Please fix it! BattlEye is ...


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Check here for info on how CPU throttle themselves: the percentage refers to how much of the total capacity can be reduced when a thermal threshold is reached. by using 25%, you are telling it to reduce your CPU's clock multiplier to approximately 75% of its normal maximum value. Auto would presumably adjust the percentage based on how effective the ...


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1) If your system supports acpi, you can get the temparature by running acpi -t. I'm not sure whether the command is available by default in CentOS though. 2) The paragraph that you quoted from the lm-sensors FAQ does not imply that a service will be running in the background, it merely refers to the fact that the values returned by the lm-sensors modules ...


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No, it is not too hot. 50 degrees C is pretty normal and safe temperature for electronics. However I would be worried about the CPU temperature. It seems to me that you are having a problem with temperature sensor, or its calibration. From numbers you have provided, your CPU temperature is lower than your ambient room temperature. This is not possible for ...


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Use one of these from a paper towel or toilet roll. If you stick your noise inside it while you sniff it makes your smell ability a lot more directional and makes it easer to narrow down what section of the computer the smell is coming from. P.S. This also works very well when some part of your computer is making a noise and you can't tell where it is ...


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Was the temperature exposure within design specs? How hot did it get? We don't really know for sure what temperature the unit was at. Objects can absorb sunlight and get hotter than the surrounding air, so it could have gotten hotter than the 89F air temperature. It's hard to judge temperature from touch because metal objects conduct heat, and potentially a ...


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Practically speaking, with just two drives it should not make a difference on an actively cooled system. If your system simply cooled itself on convection, sure, this may be the case. The 'minimal'/Standard ATX layout is designed to pull air through the front, sometimes with a front fan, over the CPU (With its own fan and heatsink) and out through the ...


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It looks like your motherboard's voltage regulator module (VRM) is overheating. The VRM is responsible for converting 12V power from the power supply into the low voltages used by the processor. Because it needs to convert large amounts of power, it can get very hot under load. On this motherboard, the VRM temperature is listed as TMPIN1 in HWMonitor. While ...


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