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How do I know if my computer is overheating?

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Intel® Processors have built-in thermal protection. If the processor gets too hot, the built-in protection shuts down the processor. If your computer is not over-clocked, and is running under the design specifications, the built-in protection can help prevent damage to your system. What do I do if my computer is overheating?

Computer overheating warning signs:

Unusual fan sounds

Blue screen

Constantly reboots or shuts down

Non-fan-based CPU overheating

High temperature


Caution
If you purchased your computer from a computer manufacturer such as Gateway* or Dell*, you might void your warranty by opening your computer case. Contact your system manufacturer if you are experiencing any of the warning signs listed above.

Related Topics:
Processor operation temperature FAQ
Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool to check if your processor is running normally
Intel® Warranty Guide for Processors video

This applies to:

Intel® Celeron® Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors
Intel® Pentium® D Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop

Solution ID: CS-029426
Last Modified: 27-Dec-2013
Date Created: 09-Jun-2008
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