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Processors
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:

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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
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: 11-Aug-2014
Date Created: 09-Jun-2008
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