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

Amiyo Biswas amiyo.biswas at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 06:01:55 EDT 2008


The site I got it is
www.download.com/SpeedFan/3000-2094_4-10067444.html

Best regards,

Amiyo.

Cell: +91-9433464329

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From: <akhil.akhil29 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] How to keep your PC cool during summer?


> 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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