Beat the Heat!
Heat and computers don't mix well. Quick! Touch the PC or mobile device that you're reading this article on. Does it feel warm to you? All computing devices generate heat while they are running, so some warmth is normal. But, if your device actually feels hot, you may have a problem. There are a number of steps you can take to prevent your device from overheating and damaging the components. Melanie Pinola discusses some good ideas in this Lifewire article . These include turning your devices off when they get too warm, keeping them out of extreme temperature ranges, and using laptop cooling pads. Performing regular hardware maintenance and cleaning or installing new fans can also help to keep your device running cool. Supporting Web Links The 140mm Slim Tower CPU Cooler Roundup: Thin & Light Done Just Right A Guide to Intake/Exhaust Fans and Airflow for Your Desktop Computer The seven best laptop cooling pads to keep your laptop extra cool Video: How