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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.)


Hi, I bought my new Carbon 6th gen 3 weeks ago, and it seems to get overheated very easily.During a basic use, internet browsing, pictures browsing and so on, it takes my laptop about 20 minutes to overheat, and it gets hotter the more I use it (until I can barely touch the keyboard).I'm using the computer on a table, so the fans are exposed, and try not to open many apps at once. The problem occuers both when using AC power/ battery. Can you please assist with a solution for this problem? I've tried to find a solution online but didn't seem to find a proper one. Thanks!Aviv

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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 have owned this 6th gen x1 carbon for little over a year. I had some random times when the area to the top left of the machine was very hot, abnormally so.  I got a stop code error a month ago, and a few hours before that the laptop started to overheat a bunch and run very quickly out of battery.  I turned it off and on again and it fixed itself.  Flash forward a month, it does it all day long agian but this time it runs itself into auto kill mode.  I power cycle'd 5 more times before I resolved the issue, and this time i watched "speedfan" and noticed the cores were just fine in temp, it was my HD that was HOT. After the fact, my HDMI nor two type C ports work for connecting to displays, although the power cord still charges the laptop.  I think i'm FUBAR, but as of this moment i bought a wireless adapter to try and creating a work around.  that is until the next overheat session happens and this time my entire graphics card blows up! haha just kidding, but serioulsy lenovo plz send me a new laptop at this point.  I had the screen replaced in December 2018 and now this? 

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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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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.
Commentaire du modérateur: N'hésitez pas à poster dans votre langue maternelle, mais comme la langue principale de cette communauté est l'anglais, veuillez inclure une traduction pour le bénéfice des autres membres. Cordialement.

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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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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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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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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.  


Go to Solution.

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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I've been getting a swiggly shadow line appearing behind things on my screen, like my cursor and the navigation bar on vBulletin boards.

I upgraded my GPU fan to the Arctic Cooling Rev. 2 for the 6800GT and added 3 Cooler Master 80MM fans to my PC. And, I cleaned the other 3 existing case fans & CPU fan/heatsink, but it still happens.

Right now, I'm using a big home fan to cool my PC w/ the side panel off. The swiggly shadows seem to be gone at this point.

My temperatures according to EVERST Home Edition 2.2:

Mobo: 21C
CPU: 20C
GPU: 37C
GPU Ambient: 30C

Without the big fan, my Ambient level would rise by 8 - 9, my CPU goes up to 25, 26, and GPU is at about 40 - 45.

Can someone please help me?
And if any more upgrades are necessary, I'd like to spend as less as possible. With those 4 fan upgrades recently, I've already spent 50 bucks.

Thanks for all the help in advanced.

A:PC Overheating I think

those temps are fine... even without your house fan. so i believe your problem lies elsewhere.... have you updated your graphics card drivers and windows updates?

BTW... for 50 bucks those fans should be cooking you breakfast every morning.. lol

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My laptop seems to overheat very easily, even though I have it on a cooling base, and have Speed Fan monitoring the temperature. Last night it overheated when Speed Fan was reading 35, and it took all night to cool down. It's stayed on at 35 before, so I'm rather confused.

Is there anything I can do to keep this from happening?

A:Is It Overheating?

Have you tried blowing canned air through the cooling ports? There should be air intake and exhaust ports and they may be getting clogged with dust and debris. Don't use an air compressor, just the canned stuff.

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I installed a Voodoo-3-3000 video card and now when I scan or send pictures the CPU heats up and the computer shuts down. I installed a fan to help cooling, but I still have the same problem. I've checked everything that I can think of that might be the problem and so far nothing has worked. Any ideas what might cause this? Before the new card, the problem didn't exist. The card seems to check out ok.



A:CPU overheating

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Hello again dearest, Bleeping computer. Recently programs have been crashing and stalling, it only happens after extended periods of being on. If my computer gets really bad I turn it off and if I turn it back on right after it just stays frozen at the first screen but this all stops if I leave it off for some time. I am thinking it is most likely over heating or my thermal paste is drying up.
Note: I did install a new better video card and I am not 100% if my pc can handle it.

Edit: this also just popped up if it matters http://speedcap.net/img/8232b620da12c1afbd6a6f833ebf4169/5ac54772.png and then a bunch of windows crashed.

A:Possible overheating?

Hello -Can you remember the last time the computer case was fully cleaned out Would you be able to list your computer Make and Model, and the Video card that was installed.Did you have any problems prior to installing the new Video card ??Thank You - EDIT -A link to Speedfan to monitor your temps -

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Is there anyway to test if your computer is running hot. I checked the fans and they are running. When I moved my computer the back air hole seemed very warm. I am having all kind of problems like crashes when idle with screensaver running after a few hours. and crashes surfing. I have tried starting fresh and everything I can think of. I have a emachine, 366, 160mb, win 98. Thank you.


Hi j neu
Some people here suggest running with the case open and a small fan blowing into the case. Should be a good test.

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Hi, Hopfully some1 here can help i have done everything i can think of to stop my CPU from been so hot, it avgs around 53c now, but it used to be 60 - 70 which it still gets to if i play games ect, only thing im running now is this browser window if i do much eles it gets to about 59C
Im running a

AMD althon XP 2400+
with windows XP home.
So far i have brough a better heatsink and fan that should help but doesnt, installed 2 side fans one sucking cool air inside the case right onto the cpu fan area, and another 1 at the back sucking air out, also a tech guy told me that if my CPU is not getting enough power it can cause heating probs because i have alot of high tech cards in there so i brough a 500W psu that has not helped.
Anything ideas? i would love some help thanks heaps.
( Useing BIOS and MBM5 to check temps)

A:CPU overheating 60-70C

not every mainboard temperature testing system is accurate. make sure you are using different temperature testing software, see if the temperature is same are not. and did you over clock your cpu, if yes, turn it down.

i am sure it has nothing to do with your psu. 300W is very enough.

don't worry about it, it seems all-right.

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So, the past couple of weeks I've been experiencing bluescreens due to my gpu overheating. It gets into the 100's and then crashes, studders an odd sound, and restarts. I've tried to troubleshoot the problem but it says it cannot download a solution because I am not connected to the internet.

The first time it happened I went under the case and cleaned it out with compressed air. It worked fine again for a few days and then went back to crashing. At times it will work for hours, others it will crash after 15 or so minutes of playtime.

-I've tried increasing my fan speed, which also doesn't seem to help (Not even sure if it's working as I don't notice any difference in sound)
-I've tried dusting
-My drivers are all up to date

I'm assuming my GPU is fried or close to being completely unusable, just thought I'd come and ask for a second opinion.

Processor: Intel Premium CPU G630 2.70Ghz
Memory: 6 GB
GPU: Geforce GT430
OS: Win 7 64-bit

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800A248028
BCP3: 00000000BE200000
BCP4: 000000000005110A
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:GPU Overheating

According to tests run by Anandtech, it's unlikely that your card exceeds 200 Watts power consumption: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3973/nvidias-geforce-gt-430/17

All the same, that still makes a 300 Watt PSU borderline at best. You can get a more realistic idea of your power requirements here: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp Since blowing out the dust bunnies seems to help for a while, I suspect that the fan on your GPU cooler is going bad, so you might want to look at replacements, NewEgg.com, coolerguy.com etc. sell bunches of them, and there are plenty available around $15 bucks or so. I'm still concerned about that puny PSU.

Edit: It's also worth mentioning that a lot of utilities like SpeedFan, don't give you reliable temperature reports, or accurate control over your fan; so you shouldn't put too much faith in the numbers they report.

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So originally the computer I purchased was the HP Pavilion P7-1010 Desktop computer.
(Computer specs)


And then I upgraded the power supply to the Corsair Enthusiast 550 W and then my Graphic card to AMD Radeon HD 6850

I've had this installed for a while now and I've played Crysis and games on it for hours on end and everything seems fine. Like the computer doesn't turn off or anything like that. But lately I've been playing Far Cry 3... and the game runs smoothly and I managed to play it for 5 hours, however after a while one of the fans got loud...so I just turned it off. I try to take a break. Play for 1 hour and then wait it out cause I don't want it to over heat.

But on idle the temperatures seem fine... (These are the temperatures literally a ferw mins after I turn the game off.)
But if I decide to turn on Far Cry 3... literally in 5 mins the temperatures rise to this:
Essentially what I wanna know is.. Why is it still playable and I don't see the computer turning off... The game runs beautifully on my computer with 40-60 FPS+ on Ultra High graphics. But yet when I alt tab to check the temperatures... its crazy hot. Which scares me so I end up turning it off. Any helps or tips? :/ Should I take a pic of the inside of my computer so y'all can see?

A:Why is it overheating?

The fans speed up to remove more heat and prevent it from shutting down, they are working as designed.

Your temps are not crazy hot, they are not that hot at all according to your screenshots. The CPU's max operating temp is 71 degrees, I can't find the GPU's max temp but generally their max is in the 90's or even above 100.

An easy check and way to lower temps though is to make sure it's dust free.

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I have a computer that has been overheating really bad. It's been having the CPU go to almost 90C!

It sounds the alarm siren that it's overheating, but I've never had this problem before. I moved about 3 months ago, and that's when the problems began. I have added another fan, and a HDD fan in order to help, but neither has done anything.

I have not changed, nor modified anything since the move, what could be the problem?



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Greetings, My computer has been shuting down a lot recently. When I start it back up, I get the following message: Thermal shutdown occurred Your notebook PC was shut down to avoid overheating. Overheating may occur if the cooling vents are blocked or the operating temperature exceeds the system specifications. To avoid this condition in the future, always use your notebook PC on a hard surface and assure the cooling vents are not blocked. System Temperature (90E) ENTER - Continue Startup For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup Does anyone know how hot "90E" is? Thanks,Shane.


Hey Shanester,90E is an error code, and doesn't represent an exact temperature. However, it is obvious that the system is overheating and protecting itself.Since this started recently, and presumably has been working normally before, it is most likely due to dust or other residue gathering inside the fan and/or heatsinks - preventing the system from cooling properly.Depending on where you live (dusty area, humid area, whether you have animals in the house, etc...), you should clean out the vents AT LEAST once a month (this would increase depending on conditions).So, grab a can of compressed air (any office store sells it), and blast all the dust/hair/etc. out of all the vents, fans, and heatsinks on the unit. This will greatly increase its cooling capabilities.

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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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These are my readings...

AMD Athlon XP 1900+
1.60GHz, 1GB RAM

This is too hot, how would you go about fixing this?

Everyone I call is like $70+ an hour.

Thank you


A:CPU is overheating, why is this?

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I've just cleaned up and reapplied thermal paste to CPU and heatsink but according to Speedfan the CPU is idling at 72 degrees and shoots up to 105 very quickly under load, any ideas as to cause?
I've cleaned the heatsink etc and the fan is running at 3800 rpm, is it time to replace the processor?

A:CPU overheating

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First off my specs: Athlon XP 1600+, Biostar m7vib, 256mb DDR ram, thermaltake volcano 5 cpu fan, 1 case fan (front-mounted)

My CPU has been running at really high temps recently has been up to 160F but normally runs at 135-145F. I am having trouble with system running completely slow, & freezing up.

I am wondering if I installed my CPU fan upside down, for the life of me I cannot remember if it should be blowing towards the CPu or blowing the hot air away from it. Right now I have it blowing towards CPU (which I am thinking is wrong now that it is overheating on me).

Unfortunately I am only using the thermal tape that came with the heatsink, which may not be working that well.

I am looking for any input that would help me out with this.

A:CPU Overheating

Fan should blow away from the cpu.. At least every fan I have had. paste
[Edit] I am not Familiar with the Volcano fan.. Sorry..

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Computer seems to freeze when it is working harder; I suspect it is the CPU overheating. The ting is, it has only been doing it recently. I'm going to try putting some thermal paste on it.

First Question: How do I apply it?

Second Question: How else could I stop the CPU overheating?

My CPU is set up like this one:


Thanks in advance, John.

A:CPU Overheating

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My stock gpu's (nvidia geforce 230) fan broke and I do not want to upgrade it because I plan on building a computer within a year. I bought the vantec iceberq fan as a replacement, however instead of being a simple fix, my gpu now runs at around 78 degrees idle, and 70 with the fan set to max. If I put any game on, temperatures reach about 105 degrees within a couple minutes and the gpu shuts off. Opening the side of my case makes no difference in temperature and I'm at a loss for a cheap solution.

Zero dust anywhere (also, its a brand new fan), fan spins properly and at a good speed, cleaned and reapplied the thermal paste included in the kit and the fan sits directly on top of the gpu chip (metal part seen in picture is removed, gpu chip is under the horizontal lines).

Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thank you.

A:GPU Overheating

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Hi there recently built a pc,sempron 2800 on a compatible motherboard with correct ram, the problem i have is when i plug a usb device into the pc mainly a broadband modem, what happens is the mouse freezes up and the back panel of pc heats up quickly, the cpu power supply etc are at there normal tempreature, Anyone got any ideas

A:pc overheating


What MoBo?
Does this cable modem have nic too?
Does it do this with all usb devices?
Do you have any front panel usb ports?

Try a different usb cable to start with.
Check to see if any additional usb connectors are
plugged in correctly to the MoBo.
Check bios for all settings on usb.
Possibly clear cmos.


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i've installed a new box-packed Intel P4 2.66 GHz. on an Intel 915 GAV MBrd.

The average processor temperature remains at 55 degree Centigrade!
while installing the heatsink-fan assembly, despite a lot of manouvering i was unable to get the fan screws to 'click' into the MBrd as the instruction booklet'd specified - though the fan appears to be firmly in place and does not move...on recent examination it was also observed that the thermal grease layer had somewhat depleted! what's going on? please help.

A:my new P4 2.66 is overheating!

Get someone who put your cooler in place as it should, or try it yourself, very carefully. The heatsink must have perfect contact on the entire surface of your CPU to accomplish its job.

Take care and good luck!

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I am having overheating problems with my Athlon xp 2000, to such an extent that earlier on my motherboard (Asus A7V 333) shut itself down because the CPU got to hot. Under very little load it runs at around 67C, and just shuts down under full load. My fan is only runnig at around 2000rpm max (spec says it goes upto 4500). The fan speed is controlled by the motherboard. I have thermal compound on my processer and the fan/heatsink is on properly. What can I do?

A:CPU overheating

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I have no idea what?s happening with my computer at this point.

My setup:
GTX 1080 ti Aorus Waterforce
i7 7700k
B8 Gaming MoBo
16GB Trident Z RAM
1200w PSU

Ever since upgrading from a GTX 970, I?ve been losing frames, progressively over the last 3 months to the point I?ve been on 10FPS on low graphics on a game like CSGO and LoL.

I?ve tried installing monitoring programs to see what?s going on but it has gotten worse from there. I upgraded my PSU today and it has gotten even worse again. After about an hour of light gaming my computer now makes a noise similar to that of a boiling kettle.

At this point my computer is screaming, my GPU temperature is at 85 Celsius simply at the desktop and any game I play maxes out at 15FPS.

I?m at my wits end at this point and I?m ready to go back to the 970 and get a refund on my 1080

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I am concerned because my CPU (athlon xp 2000) is running hot (between 61C and 67C), and yet my fan is only running at around 2000rpm tops, when it says on the web that it can run at 4500rpm (coolermaster DP5-7H53F). How do I change the rpm? I have a Asus A7V 333 motherboard, any help?


I believe the fan speed on that one is determined by a thermistor built into the heat sink. When the CPU gets hotter the fan speed will increase. Try stressing the processor with a benchmark and see if the speed of the fan increases. 61C isn't that hot for an Athlon.

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Hey all,

A simple question to you in this hard times xD
So today i've experienced "Video card has stopped working bla bla" in a game, happened every few minutes, game froze for ~5sec then back to normal.
Searched on the internet and turned out there could be tons of different reasons.

So i tried to open up my pc and checked if everything's ok, all fans were working and stuff was fine.
Then i dled GPU temp check and saw that in Idle my Temp is ~70C, is it too much or is it normal?
Doesn't really feel like GPU is overheating, runs like usually, just that GPU fan making a little less noise now i think Oo.

My specs:
CPU Dual core 3.16
GPU Ati HD4870
PSU 550W
1. Should i change the fan on GPU or is it pretty much fine as it is now? ( I'm planning to change whole system in about 4-6months anyway )
2. Is it easy to change GPU Fan on ur own?

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when I turn the system on, it only stays on for about 15-30 seconds then shuts off. While it was on I was able to check the PC health in BIOS, and noticed that the processor was not cooling down at all it started about 40C withen about 15 sec the temperature raised to about 90c and kept riasing until the system just shut off. I also noticed that the heat sink does not make any contact with the top of the CPU. It sets about few mm above. Im thinking that If I can rig the setup up so that it does rest on the CPU it will fix the problem. But on the other hand I would think that the heat sink even though not resting on the CPU would cool it a little bit. I also insured that no wires was stoping the fan. and I did apply thermal compound. I also thought it might be a PSU problem but after doing research the unit has plenty I would imagine. What do you think?

Motherboard: MSI 945p Neo3

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 631 3.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800MHz FSB / Hyper-Threading / OEM / Socket 775 / Cedar Mill

Heatsink and CPU fan: Cooler Master / X Dream / Socket 775 / Intel CPU Cooler

Fan RPM: 2200

Mem: Buffalo Select 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory

Video: Nvidia GEforce 6500 256MB

Power supply: ATX 400W

A:CPU overheating?

the heat sink needs to be on the processor with thermal compound in between

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Great site, new member here and first post!

Gericom Overd.2 PIII 800mhz laptop with a GERICOM/KAPOK INTEL 440BX/ZX
Motherboard came to me with a loose power supply pin connector, so no power, battery dead too and doesnt hold charge. De-soldiered motherboard connector then re-soldierd connector back onto mainboard. Laptop powers up fine now, only to develop what seems to be a overheating problem as it freezez and locks up after the first 5 minutes of power-up.

This happens even in the bios/cmos setup screen, it just freezez. Tested memory, fan is working when it freezez up in bios, heatsink cleaned, new thermal pad, tried thermal paste aswell, cleared cmos via disconnecting cmos battery, detached hard drive, re-seated processor, cleaned mainboard with commpresed air but Still no joy. Ive been up every night and now have great big bags under me eyes and the mrs not too pleased either, its all becoming a bit disappointing really!

Respect to all who read and reply and any suggestions tips or pointers would be highly appreciated!


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Whenever I play a League of Legends game my PC crashes around 8 minutes or so, and when I check the Event Viewer it says Kernel-Power Event ID 41. I measured my temps and I noticed that my GPU was ~100 ?C while playing. I opened my PC and saw that the GPU Fan isn't spinning. I cleaned it from dust but that didn't change anything.

How do I fix it? :

A:GPU overheating

Hi TheChronic and welcome to Seven Forums. To answer your question we need more information such as the type of case and the model of graphics card. Download Speccy and provide your system specs and we'll see what we can do to help.

Download Speccy 1.26.698 - FileHippo.com

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Screen image becomes very feint at times while everything else is running fine.Occurs sometime ar start up other time after operating for hours Is this condition due to over heating?

A:Possible overheating

I put this in your own thread. When you have a problem please start your own thread rather than hijacking someone else's thread.
In regard to your question, what are your temps?

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Hi I love my HP laptop! I'd say you guys done a great job! Just I'm not sure if my temperatures are harmful  or not: I bought this laptop 30th June 2014.. (1 yr old tomorrow and still loving it) But my temps seem to be a bit high.Using Piriform's "Speccy", I have seen that my temperatures are as follows on idle: CPU: 51 degress CMotherboard: 52 degrees CGPU: 49 degrees CStorage: 40 degrees C When I play games such as FIFA 15, my temperatures are as follows: CPU: 89-94 degrees CMotherboard: 89-96 degrees CGPU: 92-96 degrees CStorage: 48 degrees C (Not worried about that) I am afraid to remove my keyboard to get to the fans to clean it out. What I have tried is: Use a hair dryer(cold air) on the vents (Removed some dust) So what do you suggest I do?Also, are my temperatures high, or am I exaggerting? ThanksRegardsSaahir   

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  Hey @saahir? , Hey np with issues I understand you were upset. Here is a link to your manual page 66 for the keyboard. You might need to replace the heat sink paste on the Notebook page 84. Here is a Youtube video that shows you how to do that. Hope this helps. Thanks.  

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I somewhat recently upgraded my desktop computer significantly. However, I've been having a rather significant problem since I upgraded it. I can use the computer without any problems for quite a while, but eventually the computer will automatically restart, and then refuse to post(will instead post an error).

I'm guessing the most likely problem to cause this would be overheating, but I'm not completely sure on that, and figured I would see what other people thought. I have one case fan in addition to the power supply's fans, but I'm not sure that is sufficient with the core 2 duo cpu and geforce 8600 gts video card.

Although it probably not related, my video card also said that it is not recieving sufficient power from the power supply, so I will probably have to replace that anyways.


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ok i have a laptop that i replaced the power jack on it myself (yes i did it right i do this alot.) i tested the jack made sure it has a charge gains a charge and can run off the A/C powersupply everything was great until about a day later i was getting symptoms similar to overheating, my computer would just shutdown without warning and the bottom of my laptop would be very warm so i have replaced the thermal paste and cleaned out the heatsink /fans also reseated the memory could this be a bad CPU?, i have a P4 3.2 in my laptop so i know its not an energy efficient laptop made CPU. any advice anyone? im lost.


check your battery to make sure it is not getting excessively hot. If so, it may be failing and may require replacement. Bad batteries can get abnormally hot when charging. It is normal for them to get hot when charging, but not too hot.

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My problem is that my CPU had been overheating ( going above 90c and auto shutting off)when ever doing anything intensive like playing a video game like vanguard or oblivion for about 15 min or even just working on the computer for a long period of time (it maintains above 60c when just browsing internet). When this happens the computer shuts down and the mother board makes the beep code for overheating. I just bought the processor in December and this happened to me a few months ago but only lasted a few days and now it?s started again and has been happening for 2 days now. I have a ventilation fan in the front of the system but it does not seem to have any effect. i even tried taking the side off and pointing a box fan into it and it still raises, although much slower. Do you have any suggestions or know why this just comes up so suddenly?

The processor is a AMD Athlon 64 4000 SanDiego Core Socket 939 CPU
The motherboard is a Mach Speed Viper MK8-939A Socket 939 with Phoenix - Award Workstation BIOS v6.00PG bios
Heat sink is a Masscool AMD K8 Cooler Fan
Power supply is a Ultra 350w V-Series PSU
My OS is windows vista

A:CPU overheating

Are you sure that your heatsink is properly installed? My CPU is/was overheating (although not THAT much), because I needed to use more thermal grease, and was poorly mounted

Is yours installed correctly?

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My laptop shut down suddenly and when it started, a message appeared stating the laptop was shut down to avoid overheating. Are there any ways from which I CAN REMOVE THE DUST from the cooling vents? There aren't proper shops around so I need to do it myself at home. Any simple and effective method will help alot. Thanks


Hi,This will help you: http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01657439RegardsVisruth

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