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Posts Tagged ‘fan’

Why Does My Computer Get Hot?

A common issue that many computers suffer from is overheating. As mobile computers are getting slimmer, there is less room for cooling fans or even just air to circulate. With desktop computers, more powerful processors and huge video cards are generating more heat inside the cases. In this article we will explain just why your computer overheats, and outline ways to combat it!

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Why Is My Computer Hot?

Computers generate heat. It’s a common problem. The more you use them, the more heat they generate. If that heat gets excessive, you can damage your computer. In this post we break down the ins and outs of overheating computers!

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Upgrade 101: Video Card

So you want to upgrade your computer and you’re thinking a video card is the answer.  But you really don’t know much about video cards.  Let’s fix that!

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Heatsink 101

We have talked about preventing overheating of your computers in a few different posts on the blog.  One of the methods mentioned was a “heatsink service”, which entails replacing the thermal grease on the heatsink.  But we never really explained what a heat sink is, or what it (and the thermal grease) actually does.  So we aim to fix that oversight today!

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Upgrades 101: Fans vs Water Cooling…

There’s a bit of a debate going on right now in the “upgrade world” as to which is better:  multiple fans or water cooling?

Well the answer is… it depends.  It depends on what type of system you have and what you mostly use it for.  It also depends on how much room you have inside your case.

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