The personal computer serves many purposes today. Gone were the days when it was used for business excel spreadsheet or school projects. Now, it is used for browsing kitchen recipes to binge your favourite shows to play the latest games. The flexibility of PC has made it a must-have in every home. Earlier, we used to work on PC for a couple of hours before switching it off. Now, it’s being used throughout the day. With the multi-player online games, it has become quite common to play on the PC for many hours at a stretch. Often, this leads to your computer getting hot and loud.

PC comprises of a lot of parts and components. These generate heat when being used for long hours continuously. The well-built gaming PC throws the heat outside with the use of fans. If the fan does not work properly, the temperature increases and causes damage to the PC.

Few ways to keep the computer cool while gaming-

·         Create better airflow

The best way to keep the PC cool is to give more breathing room by not keep any objects beside it.

Always ensure there is nothing on any sides of the computer, especially the back. The hot air flows out from the back of the computer. There should be 2-3 inches open space on all the sides of the computer.

Don’t keep the door closed while in use if the PC is inside a desk. Generally, cool air enters from the front and sometimes from the sides as well. The hot air will recycle inside if the door will be closed.

·         Clean the computer

The fans of the computer help in keeping it cool. Sometimes, they slow down or stop working. The main reason is dirt which is in the form of dust, pet hair, etc. These all enter into the computer with air and get stuck.

It is important to keep clean the computer fans regularly. There is a fan on top of the CPU, inside the power supply and one/more in the front or back of the PC.

Turn off the computer, open up the case and use canned air for removing the dirt.

·         Upgrade the CPU fan

Some manufacturers do not use superior quality of CPU fans that wear out quickly. If the fans have never been replaced, then upgrade them. The CPU is the most expensive and sensitive part of the PC. This makes the computer more hot while in continuous use. Thus, a new CPU fan will be a better option than the current one.

·         Stop overclocking

Usually, most of the people are not aware of the overclocking functionality and thus they don’t use it. People who are aware of overclocking use it to maximize computer capabilities to the next level. What they do not realise is that these changes have a direct impact on the temperature of the CPU and other clocked components.

It is advisable to take adequate precautions for keeping the PC’s hardware cool while overclocking, to avoid permanent damage to computer components.

The above recommendations can help to enhance the gaming experience on your PC and allow faster processing and better high-end resolution. It will also ensure that your hardware components can be utilized for a longer time.


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ANTEC A30 92MM CPU AIR COOLER

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