It is time for summer. Is your desktop computer suffering from the rising temperature? I am sure your computer has fans that can remove the hot air. Electronic devices produce heat when they are working, and your computer is no exception. If the temperature gets intolerable, it can deal a lot of serious damage to your computer. Follow these tips to keep your computer cool. Most of the tips are very easy to do, and definitely cost-effective so you do not have to worry about your PC overheating ever again.
- Clean your computer.
Believe it or not, cleaning actually helps. Simply take care of it. Keep it away from dust and dirt because those two are your number one enemy. Constantly clean your computer especially the fans. If the fan is dirty, it will not be able to eradicate the heat. Get rid of the dust, dirt, and any other debris that is congesting your vents. It will slow down your fan and when the fan slow, your computer will suffer. Set a time once a week perhaps. Turn off your computer, unplug, open your case, and do some actual cleaning. It will not cost you a penny!
- Clean your area.
It is not enough to clean your computer. I know you are probably busy and there are all sorts of papers, notes, and clutter surrounding your computer. You need to clean those up and keep them away from your computer’s exhaust ports. Nothing should be near your ports. Your clutter can block the air vents .
- Move your computer.
Give your computer some space. If it is situated in a place near a wall, it is better to give it some breathing room. Sufficient air flow is important. If you put your computer in an attic, it will be prone to damage than a computer in the living room. It is in a scorching hot environment and in a closed space. There should be some space between your computer and the wall. Please do not put your computer in a place where it will be exposed to the blazing sun. Keep it away from the window too.
- Do not open your computer.
Some people say that it would be better if you open your computer’s case. No, do not follow that advice. Yes, it may sound logical to do that, but you are endangering your computer more. It is susceptible to more dust and dirt. We all know that is the number one cause why your computer is overheating. Moreover, the computer cases are made to handle situations like increase in temperature. You are not helping your computer when you open the case.
- Upgrade your computer’s fan.
The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the most important part of your computer. It is probably the most expensive, too! If you have the money, it might be better if you do consider upgrading your CPU’s fan. If you have more extra money, you can also get a case fan. Most case fans are in the front and back of your computer. These can help in keeping the other components – graphic cards, memory – in your computer cool.