[AI] How to keep your PC cool during summer?

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Thu Jun 19 04:34:40 EDT 2008


Hello, from where can I download it?
thanks


On 6/19/08, Divyanshu Ganatra <dnganatra at gmail.com> wrote:
> in addition to the steps mentioned here, i also use a software called
> speed fan, which regulates my pc temperature by controlling the fan
> speeds.
> divyanshu
>
> On 6/17/08, Computer Tips <vishnuhappy at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> How to keep your PC cool during summer
>>
>> Computers hate heat. So this summer, be sure to think about keeping your
>> computer cool. Computer components themselves run hot, and yet they're not
>> designed to operate above a certain temperature.
>>
>> When the temperature outside gets uncomfortable for humans, you can be
>> sure
>> that your computer isn't liking the situation any better. So for a
>> trouble-free summer of computing, take steps now to ensure that your PC
>> stays cool.
>>
>> In a sense, fans are a computer's most important component. Without them,
>> your computer's processor, memory, and other vital parts would overheat
>> and
>> eventually fail or cause your computer to slow down or to start behaving
>> erratically.
>>
>> So at least once a year - and the beginning of summer is a good time - you
>> should inspect the fans in your computer to ensure that they're operating,
>> and you should also clean them, for all fans collect dust and function
>> less
>> efficiently as a result.
>>
>> Notebook computers typically have a fan that vents to the back or side of
>> the computer. The fan generally kicks in periodically, when the computer
>> is
>> doing lots of work or when the temperature outside is high.
>>
>> Desktop computers often have several fans: one or more on the back of the
>> PC
>> that vents to the outside, one inside the computer on the central
>> processing
>> unit (CPU), and often one on the graphics card.
>>
>> Each of the fans on your computer should be vacuumed out and cleaned. Turn
>> the computer off, vacuum, and then use cotton swabs moistened in water to
>> clean the fins. Also, make sure the fans are still functioning.
>>
>> With desktops, turn the computer on while the case is removed, and see
>> whether the fans spin up. With a notebook, listen closely to determine
>> whether the fans spin up from time to time. If any fans are no longer
>> functioning, have the computer repaired before continuing to use it.
>>
>> Overclocking is the term used to describe attempts to run computer
>> components at higher voltages or speeds than they were designed to
>> support.
>>
>> In many modern computers, the basic input output system (BIOS) - typically
>> accessible by pressing Del or F2 when your compute boots up - contains
>> settings that allow enthusiasts or experimenters to overclock the CPU,
>> memory, and graphics card.
>>
>> Unless you know what you're doing and have taken steps specifically to
>> provide extra cooling to your computer, avoid the temptation to overclock.
>> If your cooling fails, your components will overheat much faster than
>> otherwise - and may even be damaged permanently.
>>
>> Where you situate your computer is important when it comes to keeping your
>> computer cool. Place desktop computers on the floor, if possible, since
>> it's
>> cooler down there - and move them close to an air conditioning vent, too,
>> if
>> one is available. Do not place them close to other heat-generating
>> devices.
>>
>> With notebook computers, there's often less choice about where to sit
>> them,
>> but try to keep them off your lap, which will make both you and your
>> computer less comfortable.
>>
>> "Always on" computing is great in principle, but computers that stay on
>> constantly in the summer are more susceptible to failure, if the heat
>> rises
>> or cooling fails. So turning your computer off when you're not using it
>> will
>> save not only electricity but potentially your PC as well.
>>
>> Monitors, too, generate a lot of heat when turned on - even when they're
>> not
>> displaying an image. Just put your hand near the back of your monitor -
>> CRT
>> or LCD - to find out. Get into the habit of turning off your monitor when
>> you step away from the computer for extended periods of time.
>>
>> These days, some computers come with software programs that allow you to
>> monitor the temperature of your computer. These can be handy, for even if
>> you don't know what temperature is considered acceptable, the utilities
>> will
>> display warning signs when components get too hot.
>>
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