Can a particular software cause overheat?

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  1. Frankfree

    Frankfree Registered Member

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    Can a particular software cause a pc overheat and hard drive damage as a result?
    Specially if the PC spec is lower?
     
  2. EASTER

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    YES! Intensive Video-Editing Programs superheat my CPU to the point it burns my hand to check the air vent grill on the side when engaged in that project. I really don't understand why I haven't scorched and burned something out yet because it's like an overload where sometimes I just pull the plug and let it recover (cool down) then start up again. Needless to say if it gets too hot the system communicates it by slowing up.

    On the good side of that, it does no lasting harm to the HDD but makes you wonder what the boiling point is when things superheat around the CPU. I torture my 8.1 when video editing and is why I space apart days to conduct those projects.
     
  3. guest

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    as @EASTER said , plus some stupid AV that keep scanning in the background.
     
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    Oh how we detest those with a passion. One huge chief reason this camp dismissed them entirely for third party substitutes. They tell you some security solutions are not meant to replace an AV. You might beg to differ with that after comparing results with some of the best third-party types (in layers) that dig deeper and suspend suspicious actions before they have a chance to reach critical areas of the system.

    Have had AV's asleep at the wheel (except for their intensive CPU draining file scanning constantly) that let baddies not only intrude but in the process knock them out as well. AV's are highly targeted by the malware/virus bunch who zero in on their weaknesses.
     
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    @EASTER pure default-deny is my motto
     
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    :thumb: Simple to configure. Works as expected with ideal non-impact energy use.
     
  8. Brummelchen

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    damage due overload and thus high temperatures are not possible for current system, rubbish. bios is throtteling, in special for intel. amd had times where those cpu melted, but that is 10++ years ago. what you can trash are the mainboard voltage stabilizers with overclocking and/or less cooling.

    geez where do you read or hear such crap?
     
  9. Willy2

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    - When a program "gets stuck" then CPU usage can "go through the roof". I know it when this happens because then I can hear the fan make (much) more noise. That's a sign the CPU is getting (much) hotter.
     
  10. guest

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    Cpu may theoretically "fry" if it runs at 100% for hours due to some malware.
     
  11. roger_m

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    I have noticed more failed hard drives in laptops which get very hot, due to air vents clogged with a lot of dust, than in laptops which run cooler. Of course if a CPU gets too hot, the computer will instantly shutdown and I've seen laptops which shutdown less than a minute after being powered on, because the vents are completely blocked with dust.
     
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