How to fix Processor Thermal Trip Error in Windows 11 / 10 [Fix]

Most devices such as laptops and desktops are frequently used by young gamers and coders for a long time. Due to the overloading of applications, the system gets hanged sometimes. This makes users forced to shut down their systems. This happens mostly to gamers who install and play very heavy games.

When the system tries to start after a forced shutdown, it throws an error on the black screen which says as follows:

The following are warnings that were detected during this boot.

These can be viewed in setup on the Event log page.

WARNING : Processor Thermal Trip.

Press any key to continue. . .

These types of warning messages are always thrown went the CPU of the desktop or laptop’s processor gets heated up above its threshold temperature. The reasons why this happened on the Windows system are listed below.

  • Many heavy applications are running simultaneously on any system.
  • The system fan is not working.
  • Overclocking.
  • When the CPU is located in any high-temperature place where there is no proper ventilation or cooling.

In this article, you will find many solutions for this warning message on the system and will guide you through fixing it.

Some of the troubleshooting methods or workarounds to follow are listed below.

  • When there are many dust or dirt particles accumulated in and around the system fan, there will be less space for ventilation and the temperature gets increased. So clean the system fan and also other hardware components by using any clean cloth.
  • Even after cleaning the system fan does not solve it, then you need to ensure that the thermal paste is correctly applied to the processor for better cooling. This method involves opening the system processor and applying the thermal paste to the top of the processor. If you are not sure, you can contact a computer technician who will do it carefully.

How to Check your System Core Temperature

There is an application dedicated to this purpose only called Core Temp. You need to download and install this piece of software on your Windows system. This application shows the system core temperature and other important information about the processor, etc.

Here are the steps on how to check your system’s core temperature.

Step 1: Open the web browser on your system like chrome, firefox.

Step 2: In a new tab, type and press Enter key.

Step 3: This opens the downloads page of the Core Temp software.

Step 4: Click the Download button as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 5: This will start to download the Core-Temp-setup file on your system.

Step 6: Once it gets downloaded, go to the Downloads folder on your system and double-click on the Core-Temp-setup file.

NOTE- You need to accept the UAC prompt to continue.


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Step 7: Follow the on-screen instructions for installing the Core Temp software on your system.

Step 8: Once the software gets installed, open it on your system by pressing the Windows key and typing core temp.

Step 9: Select theĀ Core Temp app from the search results as shown below.


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Step 10: Once the Core Temp app opens, you can see all the information like the processor, and also at the bottom you can see the processor’s core temperature as shown below.


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Step 11: The ideal temperature is below 60-65 degrees celsius. If it exceeds 65 degrees celsius, then you need to follow the methods below on how to resolve this temperature issue.

Fix 1 – Turn Off the Overclocking on your system

For increasing the system’s performance, there is an option to increase the system speed more than the speed set by the manufacturer called overclocking. When overclocking is enabled, it boosts the system performance and the speed causes the increase in temperature of the processor which in turn throws a warning message during reboot.

So follow the steps below on how you can turn off the overclocking on your system.

Step 1: Open the Recovery page on your system by pressing the Windows key and typing recovery options.

Step 2: Select the Recovery options system settings from the results as shown below.


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Step 3: Click Restart now of the Advanced startup option as shown in the image below.


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Step 4: This restarts the system and you will get a blue screen with many options to choose from.

Step 5: Click Troubleshoot.


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Step 6: Then choose Advanced options to see the options on the Advanced options page.


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Step 7: On the Advanced options page, select UEFI Firmware Settings for changing the settings of the system’s UEFI firmware.


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Step 8: Next, the system reboots into the BIOS and you need to select the Advanced option and then disable the Overclocking under the Performance option.

Step 9: After disabling the overclocking option, save the settings and start the system.

Fix 2 – Terminate all the background applications

When there are loads of background applications running on the system which are very huge in size, it occupies most of the RAM memory and makes the system temperature go high. So in order to reduce that make sure there are not many applications running simultaneously on the system.

Step 1: Press the Ctrl, Shift and Esc keys together on the keyboard.

Step 2: This opens the Task Manager window on your system.

Step 3: Now go to the Process tab where there are many applications listed which are currently open on the system.

Step 4: Under the Background Processes, you will see all the background application instances still running.

Step 5: This consumes a lot of space and triggers the core temp and throws a warning message.

Step 6: Therefore, right-click on the application and select End task from the context menu as shown in the below image.


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Step 7: Repeat the same to close all the open background processes which are unnecessary.

NOTE – Do not close any important Windows Services that are open in the background processes.

Step 8: Once done, close the Task Manager.

Fix 3 – Increase the RAM (Random Access Memory) on the system

When the RAM size is less, the heavy games installed on the system go out of resource and cause such a problem where the core temperature of the system increases. Therefore, the solution to this issue is nothing but inserting a new RAM in the available slots on the motherboard for increasing the RAM on the system.