Computers need to stay as cool as possible in order to work properly. This becomes increasingly difficult as more people are trying to squeeze more processing power inside of their rigs. More components combined with people overclocking processors to get as much processing muscle as possible can lead to some high temperatures inside a computer. These high temperatures are not good for a computer.
We have decided to write a series of articles outlining simple things you can do to keep your computer cool. This will come in a series of articles that will outline a series of tasks you can do and steps you can take to make sure your computer runs as cool.
How does temperature impact computer performance?
A computer moves things around on the inside using electronic impulses. When a computer heats up on the inside these impulses can actually be slowed down. This can cause the computer to not put data together correctly and can actually result in a more sluggish computer. Eventually, this can cause the computer to shut down.
Furthermore, many PCs today have sensors inside that will detect if the heat gets too high. If it detects a high temperature, it will shut down the computer. Sometimes, it will shut down the computer hard meaning it does not perform a graceful shutdown. This can cause operating system errors if the problem persists.
Despite the problems that a hard shutdown can cause, this is actually meant as a fail safe. If the sensor detects a temperature that is too high then it shuts down the computer to prevent damage to the processor, motherboard and other components.
How To Keep a Computer Cool
There are several proactive steps that can be taken to keep a computer cool. This can be from routine maintenance down to purchasing certain components to keep the computer cool. This series of articles will cover several things you can do to keep your computer cool. Below is a listing of the articles that will be added to this series.
Keep Your Computer Cool–Air Flow, Cleanliness and the CPU Fan
Keeping a Computer Cool – Power and Water Cooling
A Cool Computer – Fans and Overclocking
A Cool Computer – Case Closed and Location, Location, Location
Hopefully, these articles will give you some good tips in order to keep your PC cool and up and running. Feel free to chime in the comments below and let us know if you have any other ideas. And, let us know if you have any questions.