Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Let's talk about how to fix overheating computers. If your computer is overheating, there's a few simple things you may be able to do, to help alleviate the problem. Sometimes, even on a brand new computer, if it's running and functioning completely perfectly, it may still overheat, depending on where it's actually placed, in your home or office. A lot of times if it's placed in a small, compact space, where there's not a lot of air flow around it, for instance underneath a desk, or to the side of a desk, up against a wall, or even sometimes next to a window, where sunlight is allowed to come through the window, and hit the computer directly. Those are things that can cause the system to overheat, that aren't actually problems with the system itself. It's just a question of placement. For those types of scenarios, I would take the computer, and place it in a more open space, or place away from windows, and get it to where it can solve the overheating problem on it's own, just by simply moving it. Now, if that's not your case, and your system is overheating, and it's in an open environment already, then I would take a look at the system. If you turn the computer off, and remove the side panel, or case off of the computer, to take a look at it. You can observe, once you turn it back on, if there's any fans inside, that aren't spinning or aren't turning, or if there's a fan that you can notice that's spinning very slowly, you can determine that that fan is probably going out. Most of the time, if a fan is going out, it will make a noise, as well, almost like bicycle spokes, with a playing card on them. If you've determined that one of those fans inside the computer is bad or faulty, then you can simply replace it, by taking it to a local computer store, or by purchasing the fans from a local electronics or computer store, and replacing the fan yourself. Also, if your fans are spinning fine. You've got it in an open area, but for some reason it's still overheating. Then, the approach I would take, is to add fans to your computer. There's normally a place on your computer, to add what they call a Secondary Case Fan, or even a Third Case Fan. You can purchase these again, from a local electronics or computer store, and add that fan to your computer, for normally five to twenty dollars. That's the best way to fix an overheating computer."
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