We all know that prevention is better than cure. If that is the case, you should relate to our recent article on why a laptop gets overheated. It includes all of the possible reasons for which your computer or laptop might be overheating. However, here, we should ponder about the solutions to stop desktop computers from overheating. 

  1. Physically Clean Your Computer Regularly

    It is one of the easiest techniques to stop computer from overheating. You just need to keep your system’s hardware components clean. If it’s a desktop, try cleaning it once a week. If it is a laptop, once a month should be fine.

    Never miss cleaning the fans and heatsinks installed within the system. If the dust binds with the fans responsible for the cooling components, the system tends to dissipates less heat, which can build-up to higher temperatures. So, keep it clean as regularly as possible.

  2. Use Better Fans and Heatsinks

    If you have a desktop computer that can be upgraded, and if the CPU cooling fan is not enough (they have an airflow rating). We would recommend you to bring over a good CPU fan (or complete heatsink assembly). You could get a better, less noisy fan, that moves more air to keeps the CPU cool for a longer period of time. Modern CPUs typically do fine with the standard OEM cooler, when they are clean.

  3. Shift Your Computer To A Cooler Place

    As mentioned on our tips to tell you why a laptop overheats, an air-conditioned place would be the best to stop a computer from overheating. So, avoid keeping your system at places with a temperature more than an optimal room temperature.

    Additionally, many people store their computers in a closed space in which heat can build up, and airflow is poor — like in a closet. We know that computers can be unsightly sometimes, but hiding it in the wrong place could be a recipe for overheating.

    A well-ventilated computer storage location should have more or less the same temperature as the rest of the room. If you want to keep it in a piece of furniture or closed space, consider adding ventilation to that place. It’s an easy hack.

  4. Utilize A Liquid Cooling System

    If you are a power user (or a Gamer!) who completely utilizes the system’s performance limit or if you are a tinkerer with an overclocked CPU, you might want a liquid cooling system.

    The liquid keeps pumping throughout the pipes across the system to absorb the heat and get rid of it at the later stage (with a heatsink). While this could be the most powerful technique to stop computer from overheating but it could turn out to be a nightmare if you do not know a thing about setting it up. So, we will suggest consulting a friend or an expert who knows setting up the liquid cooling system for your computer.

    Completely closed and ready-to-go liquid cooling systems are the easiest to deal with.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know of the ways to prevent overheating of your computer. Get it done as soon as possible! If you are an overclocker, make sure to keep an eye on the peak processor temperatures, so you get as close to the sun as possible, without getting burned.

Let us know about some of the interesting methods you follow in order to prevent your computer from overheating in the comments down below.

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