PC Temperature: Everything you need to know

Like any electronic device, a PC requires regular monitoring, by continually checking its internal parameters. It is important, for example, to check the battery level daily, and the temperature of the PC, and other functionalities, in order to detect a possible failure, and to prevent its irreversibility. It is possible to do it yourself, or entrust it to a professional, in order to carry out any repairs, renovations or restorations of your program.

Why monitor the temperature of your PC?

The main interest in monitoring the temperature of the PC, as well as that of its components, is carried out for the purpose of prevention and detection of a possible anomaly or failure affecting the system. Thus, after having diagnosed a possible anomaly, it is possible to proceed with its repair, in order to ensure the longevity and durability of the PC. There are also a number of programs that allow daily evaluation of the temperature of the PC, and that of its components. Because like any electrical device, it is important to carry out permanent maintenance, by evaluating a set of parameters including the temperature, in order to guarantee the proper functioning of the PC, and the maintenance of a stable temperature. The elements whose temperature must be checked are:

  • The motherboard;
  • The processor;
  • The graphics card;
  • Hard drives.

It is important to check their temperature daily in order to stabilize it, and this approach thus guarantees the efficiency and durability of the PC.

What will happen if the PC heats up?

If one of the elements that make up the PC is overheating , this will delay the operation of the latter, or even cause a system failure. Indeed, each element has an ideal operating temperature, below this temperature, this can cause damage to the element, or even that of the computer. Some components have a thermal detection system, which thus makes it possible to bring about the automated extinction of the computer, when it reaches a temperature higher than that tolerated by the device. The most common causes of overheating are the design of a ventilation systemunsuitable, or reduced frame dimensions, thus preventing heat dissipation. An obstruction also of this system, by external elements, such as dust, can also damage the ventilation system, and retain heat, thus causing the computer to overheat.

It is important to maintain all components at regular temperatures ideal for their operation, in order to ensure the stability of the computer and its durability. For example, in the case of the processor, it is important to keep the temperature below 90° , while in the case of the hard drive, it is important to keep the temperature below 50°. However, it is important to continually check the characteristics relating to each PC, because indeed, some may require a processor temperature strictly below 85°.

What are the software to check the temperature of the PC?

There are many software programs that can continuously check the temperature of the computer. Each software has a characteristic operating method adapted to the components of the computer. For example, we find :

  • The core temp software;
  • The HW Monitor;
  • The speecy software.

Regarding the core temp software , intended for the processor, it thus makes it possible to evaluate certain parameters, the frequency of the processors, the energy consumption, etc. Thus, this one makes it possible to correctly evaluate the temperature, and displays that relating to each core. This device makes it possible to ensure immediate and real-time measurement, in order to optimize monitoring.

Regarding the HW Monitor , which allows a complete evaluation of the computer’s parameters, namely that concerning the ventilation system, the frequency of the processor, the evaluation of the graphics card, the motherboard and the hard disks, the data is displayed in such a way as to expose the temperatures relating to each component, in order to allow an integral study of the system. Regarding the speecy software , which allows the evaluation of all components of the PC. What is advantageous with this system is that it is free, and at the same time provides all the data relating to the temperature of each component. They thus offer a detailed report on the processor, the graphics card, the motherboard, as well as the hard disks.

Prevention of overheating

It is possible to prevent the overheating of the constituent elements of the computer, by directly attacking the causes of this phenomenon. Since dust is one of the elements responsible for clogging ventilation systems, causing heat retention, causing the electronic device to overheat. It is important to ensure regular maintenance and cleaning of his computer, in order to avoid the accumulation of dust, using a cloth, or a vacuum cleaner etc. It is important to continuously check the efficiency of the ventilation system, since it is responsible for dissipating the heat, replacing it in case of failures or placing a cold surface under the device. Finally, it is necessary to ensure that the temperature stability of the various components is maintained.

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