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Fixing cooling system problems

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(Summary description)Reapply thermal paste

Fixing cooling system problems

(Summary description)Reapply thermal paste

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Heat can slow down your PC and automatically shut it down leading to data loss, or permanent damage the components. If your desktop or laptop is heating up to the point of concern, then you need to take action immediately.

First, we will talk about fixing problems with the cooling system of your PC as it is usually the cause of PC heating up. Below are some ways you can fix cooling system problems.


Check if the fan is working or not

If the fan of your PC isn’t working fine or for some reason it can’t ventilate air, the result will be an over-heated PC. In such a case you will have to get it fixed from a repair shop. Here is how to check if the fan is working properly or not:

When you press the power button to start up the PC, you hear a satisfying "vroom" sound. Well, that’s the sound of the fans inside, which run at full throttle at first and then slow down as the PC boots. If you can’t hear that sound when the PC starts, or maybe you feel the sound is less powerful than before, then there is a chance that the fans aren’t working well.

To investigate further, you can open up the PC to see if the fans are working or not. If you are not comfortable with opening the PC, then use a flashlight to see inside the PC’s ventilation holes for running fans. If you are not able to see any movement, you should immediately take it to a repair shop before the heat melts down the components.


Avoid blocking the vents

You should never place your PC on your bed, blanket or any other soft surface while working. Such soft and uneven surfaces block the airflow from the vents, resultantly warming up the PC (especially if they are located below the PC). Instead, always place the PC on a hard surface, preferably a wooden table or laptop tray, so that the ventilation area never gets blocked


Clean up the PC

If you haven’t cleaned your PC in a while, then dirt is most probably the cause of the heating PC. It is easy to clean a desktop, but laptop users may prefer to take it to a repair shop and get it serviced. If you want to clean the PC yourself, follow the below-mentioned steps:

First, completely turn off the PC and unplug it.

Now open the cover and you should be able to see visible dust. To clean it up, you can use a can of compressed air or a leaf blower (at slow speed). Blow the main PC components with air, especially the fans, from both front and back sides.

You can also use cotton buds to clean up the narrow spaces. However, don’t worry if you can’t get it sparkly cleaned, as we are just looking to get rid of any blockage caused by dust.

I had the same problem with my heating PC. It would go over 80°C with only a few hours of use. A good blow with a leaf blower got rid of all the dust and now it hardly goes near 55°C at max usage.


Reapply thermal paste

Thermal paste is usually a highly conductive material that is applied between CPU/GPU and heatsinks. This paste ensures that the heat is properly moved out of the PC. If this material gets old, it will definitely affect the effectiveness of the cooling system.

If the above tips don’t help, you can also try reapplying the thermal paste. Steps as following:

a.Clean the CPU and heat sink surfaces,Wipe the surface lightly with a cotton ball or cotton swab dampened with alcohol or our thermal cleanser

b.Place a tiny drop of thermal grease to the center of the cooler base,smear it evenly with scraper or finger cot,best thickness is  0.13~0.15mm

c.Attach the heat sink to the processor and Avoid removing the heat sink after installing it.

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