Computer Overheating, is the main cause for the frequent computer restarts, mysterious computer freezing problems and many more. Keeping your computer in a cool, working temperature is extremely important, as it can have a direct impact on your computer performance.
Is it necessary to keep my computer cool?
Obvious answer is YES. Computer is made up of lots o electronic components and generates a lot of heat when it is running. Heat that has been generated need to be dissipated efficiently for the smooth running of your computer.
Computer Manufacturers spend a great deal of effort to provide your computer with optimal cooling solutions. These may include heat sinks and computer fans, which cool your computer efficiently.
However, during the long run, these heat sinks and computer fans get clogged with dust, thus heat dissipation from your computer reduces. This is may impact greatly on your performance of your computer.
What happens when my computer gets over heated?
You may experience any one of the below issues or multiple issues.
Frequent Restarts/shutdown – To prevent damage to components, the computer shuts down or reboots if it senses an overheating issue.
Unusual Fan Sound – If a fan starts to make unusual whirring, clicking, clunking, or a musical sound or beep, the fan might be failing.
Windows Blue Screen – If a fan does fail, the computer might boot up properly but then start to overheat. The most common result is a blue screen.
How to find out your Computer Temperature?
Easiest way to check the temperature without installing any additional software’s is to check in BIOS setup. You need to navigate to BIOS menu for Computer Hardware and CPU Specifications. There you can find details about your CPU Temperature.
HW Monitor shows temperatures of CPU, Hard disk and GPU connected to the Computer.
Or you can install a software HW Monitor. This software records temperature from sensors of the components present in your system and displays it.
From the table below you can decide whether your computer is overheating.
|CPU (Processor)||Intel and AMD guidelines for maximum temperatures under full load vary from 75 to 90 degrees depending on the CPU design but, ideally, it should be 30 – 60 degrees max.|
|Hard Drive||Vary by hard drive but typically should be 25 – 40 degrees. Over 50 degrees should be considered dangerous.|
|Graphics Card||Vary hugely depending on the card. 40 – 70 degrees is common. Check with your Manufacturer for optimal temperature|