September 4 - (3 Min Read)
Just like kryptonite is Superman’s weakness, depriving him of his superpowers, heat, similarly is the number one enemy of all electronics – and PCs are no exception! Over time, with improved CPU performance, enhanced graphic cards, and higher resolutions, PCs have become more powerful. But on the flip side, this comes at a cost, and that is excessive PC heat. So keeping our PC running within safe temperatures is of utmost importance, especially during the hot summer months.
What causes PCs to overheat?
Don’t go into panic mode! Just because your laptop seems hot, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s overheating. However, there are some tell-tale signs that indicate that your PC might be struggling due to excessive heat. For example, if your laptop’s fan is running at maximum speed for most of the time, it is a sign of overheating. Another sign is if your laptop starts dropping in performance, what happens is your CPU starts slowing down so it can reduce some of that excessive heat pressure.
Unfortunately most of us tend to ignore these signs. This is why a cooling system is one of the most critical components of your device. Why? Well, without it the electrical components of your PC wouldn’t be able to function, resulting in overheating.
What’s the damage?
We might overlook PC overheating and not take it as seriously as we should. However, if it keeps on occurring and we keep ignoring the signs, then overheating can lead to hardware failure, and cause damage that’s way beyond repair! If your laptop keeps on randomly shutting down on you, it could be that excessive heat is affecting the CPU. This slows down your PC and will start struggling – even to perform the most basic of tasks. Overheating might also cause potential data loss, and can even take a jab at affecting your PC’s integral components, such as the motherboard.
But how can you know when your PC is overheating?
Don’t fret, Ellp is here to help with that too. By simply activating the ‘When my PC is overheating, alert me’ card, you’ll be able to find out immediately. So, don’t let your PC overheat! Download Ellp and activate this card to get notified each time your PC overheats, so you’re always a step ahead!
This is not a trial. It’s yours to keep!