Re: Hot PC
- From: "Rob" <noone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 12:42:19 +0100
"Chris Whelan" <cawhelan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I use my PC 24 hrs a day for downloading a lot of stuff and also to
use designing softwares( 3DS Max, Autocad,etc.,). Is it compulsarily
*mandatory* that i should make any special changes( any cooling
solutions) to my PC so that it wouldn't get damaged (due to over-
P1V, 3.o Ghz,
and a single Fan for the processor.
If there can be any sort of damage due to overheating, what can it be?
Thanks in advance.
There are a number of free utilities you can install in order to monitor
and case temperatures. Until you know what these temperatures are, it is
difficult to advise on what you need to do. Try Googling for MBM, and
A system running nearer the upper temperature limit of a manufacturer's
specification is much more likely to have a reduced life. Motherboards
often have protection for the CPU, but it may not be enabled, or set to a
sensible value in the BIOS. In particular, hard disk failure is much more
likely with elevated temperature.
IMHO, a rear case fan set to extract is a must. This can often reduce CPU
temps by five or more degrees. On an always-on system I would also make
provision for HD cooling, either with a dedicated (but usually noisy) HD
cooler, or with a front fan blowing over the HD if the case design allows.
If you can get some values for the temperatures your system is currently
running at, post them here for more advice,
I agree. Over the years, I've found that adding a front case fan
to blow cool air into the case is very effective. Most cases
already have a mounting point for one, but only the more expensive
case manufacturers seem to actually bother fitting a fan in place.
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