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X1 Carbon 6th Gen Overheating

Q: X1 Carbon 6th Gen Overheating

Having been through the drama with my X1 Carbon 6th gen having major fan noise and overheating, I was pleased at the solution here on the forum, but recently the problem returned in a little different version. I think I've found a solution though. Here are the original two threads on the matter: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-6th-Gen-fan-always-on/m-p/3984330#M...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-6th-gen-Fan-Noise/td-p/4053561 After a fresh install of Windows 10 64 and the above mentioned steps, my X1 stayed quite cool and quiet all summer, but over the last few weeks that changed. After a bit of investigation I found that Lenovo had installed what it calls the Intelligent Thermal Solution driver. Details here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht506396 It became quite anoying and uncomfortable to have the laptop in my lap with high heat and the fan coming on constantly. I disabled the driver and it seems to have resolved the problem. Ironically, the computer seems much cooler with this driver disabled.

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Preferred Solution: X1 Carbon 6th Gen Overheating

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I have a 1st generation X1 carbon that was working just fine for three years. Since March, every time the processor exceeds ~20-30% usage, the system gets extremely hot - the base is too hot to touch, and the left half of the keyboard also gets very hot. I measured the core temperature : At <5% usage, average core temperature = ~45degCAt >30% usage, average core temperature = >85degCAt >50% usage, average core temperature = >92degC I run the system on Win10 and I don't have any bloatware. I also don't have any malware and I use my system exclusively for work. I have been reporting this issue to the Lenovo Support/Service Center since March, with innumerable phone calls to them, sending e-mail reminders, chats with agents, and logging complaints again and again. The response I received is abysmal, and they have still not solved the issue - it has been six months now. The only things the support center has clearly established is that they are incompetent and unwilling to do anything to fix the matter. This is despite the fact that my system is under warranty. Is there anything that I can do now to fix the problem I am facing? I welcome any-and-all suggestions.Thank you.Maha

A:X1 Carbon overheating

It sounds like you need either a new fan or the old one reseated with fresh thermal paste.  If it is under warranty, they should do it.

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My brand new X1 Carbon (i5 6300U, 8GB, 128GB SSD) is having the issue with uneffective cooling. The symptoms are that when I do basic tasks like working with one tab opened in my web browser, the cooling fan keeps on running at very high speed and the surface of the computer gets very hot. Needles to say that my previous laptop, the Dell Latitude E5450 with Intel i5 5300U, remains absolutely cool and quiet doing the same thing. I have read that this is a kind of common issue with the X1, therefore I suppose that you already have some experience with its solution. Based on that I have a straight forward question: Is the issue going to improve if I have the cooler fixed, or is it going to be useless and I'm just going to spare myself a lot of stress if I return the laptop and buy another model instead straightaway?

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I own a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (1st gen as a Yoga; 4th gen as a Carbon), Product 20FQCTO1WW. Starting two days ago, it randomly reboots. The event log shows that it has had an unexpected reboot ("The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."), but reading the events leading up to the reboot doesn't give me much of a clue as to why. The only interesting events are messages that a core of the CPU is being throttled ("The speed of processor X in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 71 seconds since the last report."). I took the bottom cover off and agressively blew compressed air in every crevice. This did remove some dust buildup, but the system wasn't as dirty as I expected. In fact, it looked pretty clean. I also vaccuumed. And I removed the fan and thermal heatsink and throughly blew compressed air through it and made sure that there was no gunk clogging the heatsink air fins. After reassembling, it seems to be slightly more stable, but it has still rebooted a few times. There are lots of threads where people complain about fan noise and ask how they can reduce the speed of their fan. I'd like to run mine at max 100% of the time (noise be darned) for a few days just to see if that keeps the system from randomly rebooting. However, I don't know of a sofware setting where I can control... Read more

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Hi!I just got a new "X1 Carbon 5th Gen - Kabylake (Type 20HR, 20HQ)" and a "X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock". I have an external screen connected to the dock and it works fine (VGA connection). I also have an other monitor with display (DP) connection that I want to use. But my computer can't find the other monitor, only the one with VGA connection. Is there any easy ways to fix this problem?Best regards

A:ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th gen can't connect 2 external monitors in X1 Carbon Thunderbolt 3 Dock

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Après avoir fait la mise à jour vers w10 mon lecteur d'empreinte ne fonctionne pas. Dans la gestion des périfériques il n'est pas visible. J'ai installé le pilote mais c'est toujous pareil, il n'est pas visible.. quelqu'un pourrait il m'aider ?
Google translate: French >> English
After upgrading to w10 my fingerprint reader does not work. In the management of the pheripherals it is not visible. I installed the driver but it is always the same, it is not visible .. could someone help me?Thank you
Moderator comment: Please feel free to post in your native language, but as the principal language of this community is English, please include a translation alongside for the benefit of other members. Regards.
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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

A:Pure carbon fiber for X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon?

HelloThe small carrections about the case materials, according to the laptop specs.x1c gen1Display cover: Carbon Fiber;Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminumx1 yoga gen1Carbon-Fiber HybridSo, IMO the question isn't material itself related only, but the case parts painting quality.

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

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Okay i am a total noob here. So please keep your replies simple.

I have GeForece 9300M GS on my Acer asppire 4930G Laptop. The GPU is overheating with my idle tempratures at 65 C. When i start a game/HD movie the tempratures rise within minutes and my computer crashes (turns off) .

I got the laptop fans cleaned and got it serviced but the issue is still there. Also the cleaning got my warranty void. I have heard about underclocking and undervolting but dont know crap about them. Also are there any moded drivers that kick start the fan from the beginning as that might help.

Any other help/tips would be greatly appreciated (but please provide links to tutorials and details.)

A:Overheating GeForce 9300M GS, Overheating issues with 9300M GS on Acer Aspire 4930G

BUMP!!!!! anyone help!!!

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Been going back and forth and can't seem to find a screen that can replace my Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4 screen. Have found one for the 3448. Don't know if they use the same screen and pins?  See photo for description of the replacement screen I'm looking at.  


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A:Can the Thinkpad x1 carbon 3448 laptop screen replace a Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4

The 3448 and 3460 machines use the same panels, hinges, lid, cables, etc.

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Only third day of my new Gen4 X1 Carbon.  Sound works fine .. then there is screechy sound from the earbuds that were plugged into audio.  Now no sound, no matter what I do.  I do have on site support but what do all of you think?

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 HiI own a X1 Carbon Gen 2 thinkpad and wonder if it is possible to replace the current keyboard with a X1 Carbon gen 3 keyboard (with proper mouse buttons), or if it will not fit?I have tried to check the manuals and the connectors seems similar although some things, such as the fingerprint reader, seems different. I have no problem "loosing" the adaptive keyboard and fingerprint reader if I can have all the functionality of the keyboard and trackpoint on the new "keyboard" (i.e. the gen 3 frontpanel).

A:X1 Carbon Gen 3 Keyboard on X1 Carbon Gen 2

I am interested in this exact topic as well. Looks like the Gen 3 keyboards lack the adaptive keyboard - that clear stripe on the top that changes. The FRU for these X1 Carbons seem to be the whole keyboard, adaptive part, trackpad and bezel - they go for 150 USD or so. Problem is we don't know if it will work given the model year differences. A nice alternative would be just to replace the trackpoint. They came close with this one, but it is no macbook in terms of tactile feel of the pad. I really am having a hard time with it and it's been about a month.  Lenovo please help!

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Hi all!

OK, I'll start from the beginning. Yesterday I bought a third SATA drive and because I found it a little bit noisier than my other two SATA's, I started researching the web about it and ended up benchmarking all of my 3 HDD's with HD Tune and here are the results.

Hitachi (HDT725032V) 320GB, 7200 RPM, 16mb cache

Seagate (ST3500630AS), 500GB, 7200 RPM, 16mb cache

Western Digital Caviar (WD2500JS-00MHB), 250GB, 7200 RPM, 8mb cache

The rest of my configurations is as follows:

2.5GB DDR RAM Kingmax 3200 400Mhz
GeForce 6600GT
Sound Blaster Audigy 4
Windows XP SP2

Windows are installed on the Hitachi and are REALLY bloated, I haven't done a fresh install for almost 2 years. The whole system performance suffers because of that. From what I understand the Hitachi and Seagate should have a little better performance results than that, could the bloated Windows install have something to do with that?

The general consenzus is that my drives are working at very high temperatures, especially the WD Caviar which is supposed to be burnt beyond recognition. But what's strange is that I'm using that WD Caviar for over 1.5 years now and I NEVER experienced any problems with it whatsoever. I have the Hitachi for about a year and had no problems at all as well. Both work flawlessly and are really quiet, so I am really pleased with them. I have the Seagate for 24 hours and apart from it being a little bit noisy it works flawlessly a... Read more

A:HDD's overheating?

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Hi, this is an ongoing issue with my desktop PC which i use for gaming...

Basically I get intermittent whirs of my CPU fan.

It first started when the fan was persistently whirring far too loudly for my liking, I took the case off and saw that the prats who had built it had over tightened the heat sink. It pretty much killed my CPU. I figured that i couldnt be bothered doing my own repairs so i foolishly took it to a shop (no not PCworld) and they agreed with my diagnostic. They took it away and i know they replaced the heatsink and "i think" they replaced my motherboard and processor, either way they gave me it cheap because it was one of their employees. Got it home thinking great all sorted... or not!

This was a while back and i just cant figure out whats going on!

I dont know the procedure of removing the heatsink to see anything related to my processor... but i am willing to try with instruction.

Also... before it all started going wrong, my heatsink came with a "funnel" sort of thing which kinda blew the air out of the case.

Couple of things to add
- Recently fitted a new sapphire radeon X1550
- Works fine without the case on but I'm not prepared to run it without a case all the time...

Thanks, DC


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I currently have an i3 dual core processor, and it is running at 90+ degrees Celsius, yes Celsius. It is connected to a cpu fan and a heat sink, but is still at 90+ degrees Celsius. I have tried reinstalling the fan, heat sink, and cpu, but none worked. I could use some help

A:Need help with my cpu overheating

There is insufficient information in your post to assist you
1. Which i3
2. What computer motherboard and full make and model of computer if branded
3. Where is the temp reading from please
4. Are air flow vents in case clear as of course cpu fan must have cool air to draw in
5. Send paste of the results of this please

i3 for instance
Core i3-3220 28 to 35°C (Idle) 50 to 60°C (Normal) 65°C MAX
other i3 go to 72Max
if yours really was 90+ it would most likely have gone to low speed - throttled to protect itself and if it reached 95 + it would have shut down

6. Is it overclocked

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what range do u guys consider overheating? like tempature range C or F (for a 3.2 800 FSB hyperthreading CPU)

A:CPU overheating

I would consider anything over 60 degrees C cause for alarm with that processor. The P4 slows when it detects overheating, so it is almost impossible to damage one from overheat. You would notice a slowing of the computer if it thought it was getting too hot. If it is running over 50C I would check the seating, paste application and case cooling.

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my pc keeps restarting, i checked the system bios and setup and it said that the motherboard tempreture was 72 degrees also when i play on games the game stops and goes back onto the desktop with the game closed. Could this also be caused by overheating?

A:Pc Possible Overheating

yes. Do you have adequate ventilation - i.e. fans.....

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Hello! Here is a little background story: When i bought this laptop about 8 months ago I could play everything I wanted (except CS:GO which has minilags for no reason), on high performance levels, for countless hours. My spec is 8GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 960M, i5-4210H, 1000GB HDD+8GB SSD (flash). Then my system (windows 10) got a bit trashed and the overall performance was bad, the hardware wasn't going on 100% and I knew that so I reinstalled the system from scratch. Now my Lenovo started giving 100% but I had some lagging issues so I started taking temperature. And that's the moment I knew I found the problem. But I can't find solution. Here are my temperatures when idle:?And temperatures when running games (Not some high-end games, CS:GO for 15 mins...) ? The problem is, later on it can reach even 99 degrees and the temperature makes CPU downclock so I need a solution. I installed everything I could, even some power management driver (tech supp told me to do so). It can't be real that this laptop can't run CS that I can run on my 10 yr old PC. Hope to hear from anyone that can give me anything to try. Cooling pad isn't the solution (it worked without cooling pad well, so that ain't the problem) Temperature in my area is around 27 nowadays.

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my cpu has been overheating for a while (when it runs at 100% for like 5 - 10 min)

i know this is not a problem of software because it happens when im rendering 3d models (which runs cpu at 100% for an extended period of time)

it runs idle at about 158F and over heats at around 172F (when it shuts down)

i also know its not the heat sink when i touch it its hot. im wondering if theres a way i can fix this even at the sacrifice of cpu speed. i also took it off and reapplied heat sink compound about a week after this started.

A:Overheating cpu

If the heat sink is hot then the fan is not doing it's job properly.
Sometimes the fan speed reduces with age, usually when the grease/lubricant dries out.
You can fix it by taking the fan out, removing the round label in the middle, remove the little round split washer on the fan spindle, remove the fan, clean the spindle and inside the hole it fits in to, re-grease with a light grease or tiny drop of silicon oil and replace. Make sure the spit washer sits in the groove around the spindle when you put it back.
Remove any dust that's accumulated in the heat sink.
If you have a graphics card with a fan on clean that too, they do stop working.
Make sure you have adequate ventilation in the PC case.
Also if the processor voltage is adjustable in the bios make sure it's set right.
Check in the Startup to see if you can switch any other programs off that don't really need to be running. Type msconfig in the run box on the start menu and press Enter.
Click the Startup tab top right and go through the list and untick what you don't need. Restart when finished.
When it restarts click the little white box on the left in the popup, that stops it popping up every time you switch on, and it's only to tell you that something has been changed.

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I've had my G70 for a couple of years now, and it's a great laptop, but, recently it's starting to get really really hot after being on for about 1.5 hours, it gets so hot that it shuts itself down! Sometimes you can turn it back on within an hour, sometimes, I have to take out the battery and the charging cable and leave it overnight, and then it can be turned on again!

Obviously, this is really annoying, but I also want to know why it is happening because I don't want it to die completely!

Any advice would be appreciated!


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Hello, I am running an Athalon XP 2100+. I suspect that my system is overheating giving me 0x24 error messages along with a lot of other ones.

When the system boots up the CPU temp is around 69-79 celsius. What does the average system run at and is this a level to be concerned with?

If I am overheating what kind of stuff should I buy to remedy it, in other words, recomendations for fans, heatsinks, etc.

Any help will be greatly appereciated

EDIT: Erm...I just checked the readings and it says that the CPU is 55 celsius and the chasis is 43 celsius...but then why would it say its so hot at startup....(by the way i checked this using the Soyo hardware monitor)

A:Is My CPU Overheating?

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Hi I am an owner of a Thermaltake case. I recently found out the back of my case which has the TT-1245 fan is not spinning. For a month or two, my computer has not been working properly. I was wondering if it has to due with overheating or the back fan not working? My computer seems to be fine for the first hour or two and then it slows down to the extent where I cannot use the computer. I can't seem to find the reason for my computer to slow down. Help would be much appreciated. Thank you.


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Ok, i just bought a X600 XT (Sapphire) PCIe Slot a few days ago and i am having the following problem which i think caused by overheating. Whenever i play games like Doom3 or HL2 in recommanded options, the game crashes after 20 minutes and my screen flashes. I don't think it's a driver problem as i tried both ATI CCC and Omega drivers and i had the same problem except that with Omega i played just a little longer. When i removed the cover of my case, i can play up to 40 minutes without crashing then the same problem occurs. Pls help me on this one!!! The specs of my PC are as follows:

Operating System: WINXP PRO SP2
CPU: INTEL P4 3400 MHz (17 x 200)
1024 RAM (2 X 512)
Creative Audigy 2 LS Sound Card

Temperatures readings:
Motherboard 41 °C (106 °F)
CPU 55 °C (131 °F)
Aux 40 °C (104 °F)
Maxtor 6Y080M0 44 °C (111 °F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 1803 RPM
System 611 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.32 V
+1.5 V 1.47 V
+3.3 V 3.35 V
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A:Is this overheating?

yeah, i thikn its overheating, and make sure the fan on the gpu is spinning, my suggestion is go buy a different fan for your gpu.

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hello. my computer makes noise.sounds like a hairdyer especially when i play game.it also smells like something burning.what i`m suppose to do.i think its the fan.

Computer Manufacturer:-
Computer Model:-
Operating System:windows xp pro
CPU:intel p4 3.0GHz
Hard drive size:80
Amount of memory installed:512
Sound card:forgot
Video adapter:ATI RADEON X300 SE
When did the problem start:since i bought the computer(last month)
What you were doing when the problem first appeared:nothing
Any new software or hardware installed recently:games(lot of games)
Any other information you think might help:when the noise start to happen, i open the case and it reduce the noise.am i doing right?

may i know the suitable temperature for processor?mine is around 55C.


why would it be a fan, unless its a crappy one, but if u smell a plastic or rubber type burning then its prolly the power supply. what is ur power supply?

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My CPU(AMD Athlon XP 2800+) is still overheating. As I write this, my cpu temp is at 73 degrees C. I just done the 60mm to 80mm fan conversion. I have the Dynatron Copper Heatsink with an Antec thermally controlled 80mm fan attatched and I used the Antec Silver Thermal Compound. I read that the fan is supposed to increase in RPMs as the temp gets higher. The RPMs are at a little over 2100 and won't go any higher. Should I get a non-thermally controlled one? Also, I can't seem to use the 3 pin to 4 pin connector either. Whenever I hook the fan up to the power supply, my pc stays on for maybe 10 seconds then shuts off. I can only use the mobo fan header but is this powerful enough for my fan? My exhaust fan(80mm Antec) is blowing out cool/cold air. Isn't it supposed to be warm? My case temp is at 30 degrees C right now. I'm so lost and not sure what to do.


A:Still overheating?

Go to www.majorgeeks.com and download and install cpuidle it will cool your cpu by about 10 to 15 degrees. If you haven`t got it already then you need to download Motherboard monitor also from the same site.

Also when you took of the heatsink how much thermal paste did you use?

You only need a small amount about the size of a grain of rice applied to the boss of your cpu.

Did you clean the underside of the heatsink and the small metal boss on the cpu? You can use a little alcohol to do this.

Regards Howard :grinthumb

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Yesterday I was using my computer, doing nothing particularly processor-intensive (though I had had my computer on for three days straight :\). Suddenly, it rebooted. The tower simply restarted without warning. After about 5 minutes, it happened again. And again. And again. I just turned it off for an hour and waited. When I booted back up I saw the temprature was at 84 degrees - that seemed too hot so I shut down, opened up the case and let it sit till this morning. I booted back up and checked the temprature - 83 degrees. Could this be from a broken fan? Maybe just collection of dust? Any ideas would be appreciated.


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Hello all,

I have a GTX 470 and when ingame it seems to hit 98c! What temps do you get from your 470 or something similar?


98c is a bit too high. It's only rated at maximum to 105c. GeForce GTX 470

You're getting pretty close to possibly damaging it I would think.
I would raise your fan speed up while in gaming. And/or take it off Auto fan and find a nice manually set fan speed percentage. I myself use EVGA Precision for that. You could also use something like MSI Afterburner as well.

My GTX 480 with the stock fan running 2 monitors would only get about 80c maybe running the fan on auto while gaming. Where as I had the fan at manual 65% or so would probably reach up to about 70-75c in gaming - 2 monitors running though.

I have an aftermarket fan on mine now though, so I have lower temps overall.

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Hello we just recently had the motherboard changed and when it was returned it now overheats. The fan is blowing cold air and its loud . I updated the bios and cleaned for dust . I downloaded speedfan it states the temp is 87 cpu . We took the back off and it seems to be getting hot by the memory card . I don't know what to do or how to fix this . So if anyone could help , it would be highly appreciated !!! Thank you so very much .

A:Overheating !!!

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Hello!  I've roved the site for quite a long time, but finally signed up. 
I've got an issue with a laptop.  It is a Gateway Model MT6451.
It is running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2, 32 bit.
Processor: AMD Turion 64 [email protected] TL-50 1.6GHz
This is my uncle's laptop.  A couple of months ago, it was coming on, then turning back off almost immediately. I recommended a new battery. The new battery completely solved the problem until the other day, when the computer began doing the same thing again.
He called me again, after he had tried to start the computer a couple of times, and System Restore (or Startup Repair?) came up and said that Windows had not started properly, would he like to attempt to return it to a previous working state? So he did that, and brought it to me. It's actually been fine since I got it.
I know all to well how many problems can have the symptoms that this one has.
He tends to leave the laptop plugged in, since it will suddenly shut off with no warning if the battery runs too low.  So that shouldn't be it.
My initial thought was, "Ah, perhaps he needs a new power supply..." and then I remembered it's a laptop. I don't know much about laptop anatomy, so I don't know whether they have a power supply that can go bad like that.
I looked the event viewer. In Administrative Events, in the several days leading up to the problem, he got two Time-Service warnings (Event ID 134) a day. I'm guessing that he di... Read more

A:Could it just be overheating?

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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How do I cool down my CPU? It went up to 70 degrees! I have ASUS PC Probe and it told me this, but when i tried to alter fan speed it wouldn't budge. I opened it up, witched it off and blasted an industrial fan down it to cool it down ASAP. My CPU is now averaging 55 degrees, and does anything between 50 and 60. I am using CPU Eat 'n' Cool too. Any tips much appreciated

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So I factory reset my laptop about a week ago and since then it has been over heating on anything with graphics from games to even webpages. Prior to factory reset I never had a issue even would run 3 instances of games like everquest on the laptop and never once over heat. I am attaching my dxdiag file. I dont know why its overheating I also bought a laptop cooling pad which has not helped at all.


Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Whenever i play this one on line game my computer ends up crashing after a couple minutes. I looked in some sites and tried what they suggested but none of the answers did anything. I decided to see if this could be a result of overheating because i could feel waves of heat coming out of my computer. I looked on-line for a heat detector and after I installed it I ran it shortly after the crash and the computer was 109ºF. So could my computer be crashing as a defense mechanism because of its heat? help would be greatly appreciated


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I am using a AMD Athlon II x2 255 and it was idleing at around 60°C which is to hot. I cleaned out all the dust and everything from the heat sink and in my case. I have also took off the old thermal grease and applied more. Got everything back together and now it is idleing around 75°C. I have tried reappling thermal grease a few different ways and it hasent helped. I am also certain that the fan is running at the proper speed. I am stumped, any help?
Thanks, Noah

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Sensor Properties
Sensor Type SMSC LPC47M192
Sensor Access SMBus 2Dh

Motherboard 35 °C (95 °F)
CPU 95 °C (203 °F)
Aux 29 °C (84 °F)

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.72 V
+1.5 V 1.51 V
+1.8 V 1.82 V
+2.5 V 2.38 V
+3.3 V 3.25 V
+5 V 5.10 V
+12 V 11.63 V

can anyone help or suggest anything to stop my computer from switching itself off? i guess its switching itself off when i do things because it gets too hot...so...what can i do?


A:CPU overheating?

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Yeah I have an overheating problem. My HD heats up constantly when I paly games or when it's hot. I have a fan blow on it but that doesn't work. Does anyone have accessories that you recommend?



Have you checked that the fan is working fully, and that there is nothing blocking it?

Also, take a look at the CPU fan, and the main fan from the power supply, for any signs of blockage.


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Hi i bought the new hp spectre about a month ago and it is being really hot as it hits 80°C  on the processor just running an anti-virus scan and then the fans go really loud. i have taken the laptop to the shop i got it from and they said its normal. There is also another problem as some applications don't open for example Opera Browser as well HP support app doesnt work sometimes. Please could someone help me thank you in advance.

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256mb ram

Haven't done any tweaks or changes or overclocking. Recently ran System Health from BIOS as I had a hard drive prob (which I'm just about to replace as it's dying). The info given was that cpu runs at 51-53c and system at 25c, cpu fan speed is 2600rpm and system fan at 3500rpm. Temperature warnings and shutdowns are not activated. I recently read that 40c is the right temp for a cpu. Am I overheating? Read in a forum about "edge temperatures" or something, but I've quoted above all the info that sytem health gives.


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Hello Tech Support Guy! This is my first post and I just wanted to ask something about my GPU.

So I've had my Nvidia GTX 770 for about a year now, so it shouldn't really be showing any age considering that I didn't use it too heavily up until recently. Since the release of the Witcher 3, I've been playing a lot of that game, and my computer can manage healthy medium/high graphics which usually stay above 60 FPS. However, since the release I've been having issues with the graphics driver crashing (which I assumed was likely due to the game being new and buggy). This alone wouldn't be an issue, but recently I've noticed more games having similar crashes even though they technically shouldn't be as taxing, such as Warthunder which previously I could easily play on Ultra graphics and stay at over 100 FPS without any issues. I've noticed that my GPU has been overheating quite a bit when playing games which aren't technically that taxing. The GPU has an MSI heatsink.
So my question is this; is the overheating caused by my graphics card showing its age or damage, or is there some way to fix this overheating problem which should not be happening? Also, I'm completely up to date with my drivers.

My specs are:
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K
GPU: Nvidia GTX 770
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670k
Storage: 1 TB normal hard drive (not SSD)
PSU: 750W Corsair HX750

Thanks a lot for your help!

A:GPU Overheating

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Hello! I know this has been covered so many times, but I have been googleing this issue for about a year now and I cannot find an answer to my problem.

So, as I said, my PC is overheating. I will try and write down everything I have checked and done but there’s a chance I might forget something, since I’ve been dealing with this for such a long time. I will (try to) provide any additional info if needed.

Below are photos of my temperatures and BIOS settings.
I should add that this PC has its original coolers and it didn’t used to overheat for a couple of years. *** It started overheating last year when my son started playing some more demanding games, to the point where PC was shutting down due to the temperature. Even tho he stopped playing them on this PC, the problem just never went away!***

-I have cleaned my PC inside (it’s like a damn pharmacy in there!)
-I have opened my power unit and cleaned that cooler as well
-I have replaced the paste on my CPU and GPU coolers
-I have installed an additional cooler in my tower (not a very strong one, but still)
-My BIOS is the latest version
-I tried turning those “Smart Q-fan” and “Cool ‘n’ Quiet” features on and off - no difference when it comes to temperatures.
-Overclocking is set to Auto, whatever that means (i.e. system default in BIOS). I haven’t played with the overclocking.
-The PC is not close to a heating source. During the winter the situation was bad re temps, but I pulled through. But my PC shut down tw... Read more

A:WHAT is overheating my PC?!

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I got a new computer: 111GB hard-drive, 1GB memory, GF 4MX 440 (128MB) XP Home, and other things, anyway it is alot better than my other computer.

The Sims and Sim City 4 are the two main games on the computer and they keep freezing or closing with the speakers squeaking and crackling before doing so. Anyway I have found out that the problem is only overheating, well when i put a fan next to the computer SimCity 4 stayed open longer than it did before.
My old computer could run The Sims without overheating and it wasn't anywhere as near as good as this system.
So why is this brand new computer overheating so quickly?


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I recently purchased a Visontek GF4 440 video card. Well the first thing I noticed is that this card has a heatsink but no fan. I thought "Well they must know what they are doing", but I seem to be wrong. First let me say that I play a lot of Everquest so my card gets a workout and after about 2 hours of play I get lockups. Let me also say that my case runs cool. When I built this machine my big concern was for heat so I have it running cool.

So my question is....

Has anyone else had this problem?

How can I go about fixing this?

Also, my buddy bought a GF4 440 by another company....it had a fan.

A:GF4 440 Overheating

You should be able to simply put a fan on over the heatsink to provide much better heat discipation for your card. I like the crystal orbs myself, but its really a personal preference.

When I get a little more time I'll take a gander at your card and make some more suggestions. Right now though, its off to class...

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I have a 2 year old laptop.
I play games on it and I know laptops are not really there to play games on as they overheat easily and they are less powerful but I do, I custom made a gaming laptop and thats what I wanted it for (in part).

When I first got it, it was great, never overheated. As time went on it started to overheat a bit, and once it overheated once it did it over and over. I bought a cooling pad for my laptop and that worked really well, it brought the temp down quite a lot. Then within the last month the cooling pad is no longer cooling it down enough and it overheats all the time now, even with my window open in a freezing cold room, it overheats.

The overheating temperature is 95c, when i first started using a cooling pad it was about 80-85 and now the computer will hit 95 quite easily with most games.

I cleaned the processor fan recently (had no dust in it).

Any suggestions or ideas?

Oh yea, one of my cores is always hotter than the other 3, by up to 8 degrees.


If you're comfortable dismantling the laptop I would open it up and check for any dust/blockage between the fan to the outlet, usually the Cpu heatsink is in between them and it can get clogged up. This can happen even if the fan itself looks quite clean.

You could also replace the thermal compound between the Cpu and the Heatsink, you should definitely do this if you have to separate them.

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I have run into an issue over the last couple of months where my computer will crash while playing games. It ran fine for a year up until this point, but now it only works for maybe 30 min while playing a game and then crashes. I think that it is the cpu overheating because early on when the issue first presented I attempted to start the computer after it crashed and got the error that the cpu was too hot to start. Since then I have run hardware monitoring software and did a stress test and saw the cpu was reaching 80 degrees.

I have already cleaned out the casing and fans of dust and I have already removed and reapplyed new thermal compound to the cpu, but the system still crashes and the cpu stress test still shows that the cpu peaks at 80.4 degrees. I am not sure what else I can do at this point. I have also checked and all of the fans are working.

A:CPU overheating

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My PC keeps freezing up, sometimes with a constant beep. This has only happened for the last few days, since the weather has got very hot, and seems to happen when the CPU temperature hits 60, but this morning it happened at 54. I have a GeForce 4 (MX440), which I think are known for heat issues, and since I can't see that my Athlon 2400XP could be overheating at 60, I thought maybe the graphics card is? I don't yet have any case fan(s).

I'll post more details when I can but it'll probably crash again in a minute and it takes awhile before it'll boot up again.

CPU: AMD Athlon 2400+
RAM: 512MB DDR @ 333

Any advice at all appreciated.


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First off...I am no techie so any replies need to be in plain english..lol

I am having trouble with my PC overheating. My CPU fan is working but I dont think it is working properly. Everything is fine while I have an everyday fan blowing on it.

My PC also reboots all the time and I think that could be video card.

System specs are:
AMD Athlon1.34ghz
512mb ram

Video card:
NVidia Riva
TNT2 Model 64/64pro

GA 75748 K7 Triton
Winfast Delron 12v ac Fan

If I need to buy a new heatsink and fan...what sort do I buy?...I have looked on ebay and all that has done is confuse me..lol. What would be a good, cheap vid card to buy? I have been offered a 64mb GForce 4 MX400 3D card....what are they like?

Any help would be appreciated.


A:[B]Overheating PC[/B]

you choice of video car ddepends on what you plan to sue it for, specifically.

i'd say that yoy have a socket A (462) system and need to purchase a socket A hsf (the y are categorized by socket). if you ar eunsure of yourself i reccomend taking it into a shop or having a technician look at it, as you may accidentally cause serious damage (lots of people do).

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