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Protect Computer From Overheating and Keep PC Cool

I had been facing computer overheating issue for a week till yesterday. When ever I start certain applications, computer would shutdown automatically without giving any warning. After rebooting the PC, it was written there previous shutdown was due to processor overheat. Applications like Firefox, Internet explorer etc works fine but whenever I load heavy tools, I faced this overheating issue. It was so frustrating and I decided to fix it and make my PC cool. This guide tells an enhanced process to deal with processor overheating issues.


Reasons for Computer Overheating

It is not uncommon to have this heat issues on a PC. There are many reasons for it but some of the most common causes are listed below.

  1. CPU fan failed to work

  2. Heat sink issue

  3. Dust inside the cabinet

  4. Flow of hot air from cabinet is blocked

  5. PC Overclocking


If your laptop is facing any heat related issues first place to check is the cabinet and processor fans. If the fans are not working properly, it can increase the temperature inside the CPU. Another reason is faulty heat sink and not doing its job properly. Heat sink is the device designed to remove extra heat from processor to surrounding air and keeps the processor cool. The dust inside the cabinet can indirectly increase the temperature inside cabinet. It can reduce the speed and functionality of your computer fan. Another major reason for CPU overheating is the denial of free flow of hot air from your computer cabinet. This can increase the temperature inside cabinet. PC overclocking too can increase the temperature produced by CPU.

Solutions to avoid PC overheating issues

The first step we should do is to check whether the fans in your cabinet are working properly or not. If any one of the fans are not working properly, change the fan immediately. Always make sure that hot air flow from your computer is not blocked by surrounding materials. If there is any dust inside your cabinet, clean that. Changing heat sink and revert back overclocking are other options to reduce computer overheating.

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Over Temperature said…
The first step that I do to protect pc from
overheating is by removing objects that cover the ventilation holes of the computer. I also clean the inside of the CPU box of my PC at least once a month. A clean CPU box is enough to let the dissipation of heat from the processor and other components of the computer works well.

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