Monday, 23 May 2016

Is Your PC Overheating? May Be It’s Time to Give It a Check

Does your computer keeps shutting down or repeatedly reboots and don’t start again for several minutes. Though there can be a number of reasons behind, overheating is the first thing to look for. If the system is overheating, fans are the first components to check. Whether there is one fan, two fan or more, ensure all of them are running. If you find it is turning slow, clean the hub or bearings carefully. However, replacing it would be the best option. If CPU fan is the reason, turn off the system right there and replace the fan. While doing so, make sure to get professional assistance, as doing this task is tricky and may damage the processor if not done properly.

Second important factor to check for is dirt or dust. It is an excellent insulator and its layer on the critical components keeps away the cooling air from reaching to the chips. To clear off the dirt, shut off the system, open the case and blow out the innards with canned air. Don’t forget to check the fan, as it can also clog. Don’t panic while confronting with a small dust storm, if your PC is few months old, as it is common for it to accumulate some dust.

Having an unobstructed flow of cool air is important. It is important that the computer desks that have the case inside a drawer have enough ventilation to keep the airflow. Make sure the case is away from heat sources and direct sunlight. A good approach is installing additional fans or a liquid cooling unit for the CPU to bring the temperature down of the critical components. Don’t forget that you can buy special sensors also. They display the internal temperature; thus, keeping you informed.

If you are over-clocking the PC or in other words, running the CPU at higher rate than its rated speed, you must know that you are torturing it with additional heat. Back off to the system’s rated speed. You should never forget that heat is among the killer factors of computer. Though it would be wrong to blame it solely for the error. A defective memory, a card not placed correctly in the slot and many more reasons can also lead to a system shutting down suddenly or frequently.

Try to find the exact cause and fix it in the minimum time. If you are not aware with technical tactics, contact the professionals. Avoid trying & testing irrelevant alternatives on your own, as it might increase the fault. Let your PC work smoothly by going for the best solution and not just anything. 


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