Users must prevent their systems from getting overheated as an overheated system may cause a slow computer or even completely damage the motherboard.
Overheating is one of the prominent causes of slow computer. Though computers have fans and other components that protect the system from overheating, still they can get overheated.
Overheating not just sources slow computer but it can also damage the motherboard or any other important system parts like CPU or video card. Thus, protecting the system from overheating can help evade the troubles.
There can be various reasons for the overheating of computers. But, usually it occurs when users are running number of programs simultaneously or when CPU becomes overloaded. Gaming often causes overheating.
Besides, a computer can heat up because of the dust particles accumulated inside it. Dust will definitely accumulate inside the system with the passage of time but if users keep a can of compressed air handy and periodically employ it via the air holes on the back of their computer, then there will be not much dust in their systems. Moreover, users can uncover the back portion of the tower and give the complete inside machinery a blast of compressed air. Dust particles can obstruct the fan from operating correctly, which can cause a overheat situation. Thus, compressed air trick will help users to protect their systems from overheating.
In case of high temperatures, users should down their computers to prevent damage. Frequent memory errors and blue screen are some other indications of an overheated system. An easy indication to look out for is constant fan operation. Users can also employ a program like Speed fan to check video card and CPU temperatures.
Users facing a slow computer because of overheating must address to these situations immediately. Opening the back case is an effective technique to ensure that all the fans are working properly. However, leaving the back case opened for long operations can compromise the airflow of the case and lead to overheating inside and of itself. Hence, users should be very careful while doing so and physically touching the computer parts when the computer is turned off and unplugged may disclose that whether the heat sinks are particularly hot. This is also an indication of overheating. If it’s too hot, then it’s definitely overheated.
In case if a computer overheats beyond the limit where the processor can bear, it will fail completely and starting the device again or ever will be almost impossible. Hence, the processor becomes irreparable and has to be replaced with a new one.
Overheating sourcing a slow computer is a very common problem but more often than not it can be repaired easily. Many users think that overheated computers cannot be fixed, but this is not true unless the motherboard itself gets destroyed.
The best method to fix an overheating computer is to report such an error to the manufacturer, if the system is still under the warranty period. Users can also disassemble and clean up blocked air vents and pathways of their system. But users must be very careful while doing this because this process is quite delicate and sensitive and if not done properly, may affect the operating performance and functionality of the system.