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

Divyanshu Ganatra dnganatra at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 03:42:05 EDT 2008


speed fan controls the rpm of your fans,  and is especially useful if
you have multiple fans installed. on the laptop it controls the fan
speed and when it comes on since in laptops fans are not always on.
the cooling pads vikas mentioned are also very useful.
divyanshu

On 6/19/08, Vikas Kapoor <dl.vikas at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know about desktop computers but one can certainly go for a cooling
> pad in case of a laptop, it is a small board made of plastic with two or
> three fans, which you need to keep beneath your laptop and the two fans will
> keep your laptop cool all the time, it takes power from your laptop only
> through one of your USB ports.
> Vikas Kapoor,
> MSN Id:dl_vikas at hotmail.com, Yahoo&Skype Id: dl_vikas,
> Mobile: (+91) 9891098137.
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> Subject: Re: [AI] How to keep your PC cool during summer?
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>
> The site I got it is
> www.download.com/SpeedFan/3000-2094_4-10067444.html
>
> Best regards,
>
> Amiyo.
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> Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] How to keep your PC cool during summer?
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>
>> 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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