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Overheating computer

 There are cases where your computer is overheating and freezes suddenly or shuts down while you are in the process of using it such as encoding videos or computer games. There are also cases where you will see the dreaded "blue screen of death". So what exactly is the problem?

Well, you can put up with the fact that maybe your computer overheats which usually happens when there is excessive heat originating in its components due to the use of certain applications. 

When this happens you may can't stop feeling a little scared especially since overheating can cause further damage to the hardware and can cause your computer to crash - which is such a hassle because basically everything people do nowadays needs computer help. There are also other reasons why a computer overheats and here are some of them:

Where It Is Placed

You may not think about it too much but sometimes the location of your PC is the problem. You need to make sure that it is located in a well-ventilated area so that the computer fans can do their job to obtain cool air and inhibit the entry of hot air. 

It will be nice even if your air conditioner or even some electric fans in the house are running.


This happens when the CPU is running faster than it should. Sure it's good to have a computer that works fast but when you process your watch excessively you can also expect your computer to overheat and its life not to last long.


It is important that your processor is clean and that the fans are working otherwise dust will settle on the heat sink and this may cause the computer to smoke.

How to Fix It?

If your computer is having problems do not worry. Here are some tips to help you to stop your computer from overheating.

First and Foremost Do Not Forget to Check the Specifications

Refer to the CPU manuals to see how much heat it can handle. You can also check the "UEFI" or "BIOS" settings to see your computer's temperature values or download programs that help you determine the amount of heat your computer gives off.

Know Where the Heat Is Coming From

When the air is not flowing properly transfer heat to your computer then check the vents and see if they are throwing air or are they just standing.

Check If Fans and Other Hardware Are Working Properly

Sometimes when a computer overheats it is because of fans, graphics cards, and other parts of the CPU have been disconnected or failed to do what they need to do. Lift the sticker and release some mineral oil so that it works properly.

Check That Ventilation Is Correct

Never place the computer on a wall vent or radiator as these will prevent the fans from cooling the CPU.

Work on Heat Sinks

First, remove the heat sink and then apply a little thermal ointment again as it may be already asleep or it has not been installed properly. This often happens to PCs with parts brought in overtime and not part of the original processor in the first place.

Do Not Use Too Much Data

Sometimes the problem is caused by having too many running applications especially those running in session. Use the Task Manager to check how much data each application is getting and check the amount of CPU usage and how fast the processes load. 

If they take too long it means more work for your PC which of course will cause it to overheat. Make room.

And Do Not Forget to Get Rid of Dust

Starting with the computer case and ending with different hardware to stop dust accumulates and overheating causes the personal computer to overheat. 

So it is best to make sure that your computer is clean at all times. Clean the case to prevent accumulation and be sure to open the fan doors so that you can properly clean the fans themselves. Also clean cooling ducts.

Prevention Is Better than Cure

As cliché as it sounds if you know how to take good care of your computer overheating it will not overheat. So make sure you check your computer temperature and follow the tips listed here so you know what to do once you run into this problem.


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