The computer is one of the most essential part of our lives in this time of the internet dominance. We take it with us everywhere, from school to home and office. If you are a student or a professional, then you must be aware of how important this device is for your education and work. It is believed that heating up the computer can affect its performance and speed as well as decelerate its performance. But if you keep on ignoring these changes, then your computer will overheat and damage it in the long run.
To prevent your computer from heating up, there are some easy practices that you can follow:
- Make sure that your computer is not overheating by keeping an eye on its temperature.
- Keep your computer at an environment where there is no direct sunlight or sunlight coming in through windows.
- Keep your computer away from heat sources such as radiators, heaters and ovens etc.
- Do not place heavy objects on top of your computers because they may cause damage to it if they fall off accidentally on its surface.Unplug the computer from the power source when it is not in use.
- Do not leave your computer in an open area for long periods of time and avoid keeping it on a flat surface like a desk or table, as this may increase heat buildup inside the case.
- Avoid storing your laptop in a hot car or one that has been parked in direct sunlight, as this can also raise the temperature inside the computer case and potentially cause problems with your hardware or software.
- The best way to avoid your computer from heating up is by doing these practices:Keep the computer off when not in use.
- Do not leave the computer on while doing something else, such as watching a video or surfing the Internet.
- Keep dust and debris off of your computer’s vents, fans and vents.
- Do not place anything on top of your CPU (Central Processing Unit), motherboard or hard drive.
Check your computer’s vents periodically to see if they are blocked. Remove the case when you need to put your computer on an elevated platform, such as a bed or desk so that air may flow unobstructed through the vents. Do not keep you computer in an enclosed space where there is little air circulation, such as under a blanket or pillow. Keep your computer clean by using compressed air to blow away dust and other particles found within the vents. Change the room temperature if it is too cold for you and too hot for your PC as computers do not like sudden changes in temperature. A well ventilated room will not subject your PC to extreme climatic conditions either. Use a laptop fan to prevent your laptop from heating up by keeping it cool and using less power resources. Dust build up might create problems in the ventilation of your PC so remove dust from time to time from inside the case of the PC via compressed air or a vacuum cleaner .
Always remember that laptops require a little more attention to prevent them from heating up, due to their small cooling systems. If you properly take care of your laptop’s temperature, there is no doubt it will last you for many years to come.