Computer Maintenance

October 30, 2021


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Problems by heating one of the biggest sources of problems of maintenance of computers are air cooling systems, which in the long run (or also the short in some cases) produce overheating of some critical components of the computer: microprocessor, graphics processor, chipset’s North and South bridges, etc. This can lead to performance problems such as crashes or unexpected reboots the computer and in the worst cases, irreparable damage to these components that require to replace the processor, motherboard, graphics card or even hard disks in its case, with the consequent loss of data. The first CPU box and perhaps the main factor that affects the quality of cooling systems by air is the box design of the CPU, which must have at least one input and one output of air appropriate for placement therein of 120 120 mm fansthat they will produce an adequate air flow that renew and keep air from inside the box to a temperature easily next to the outdoor environment. Data cables another factor that usually have little note, but whose importance is not negligible is the type of data cables used to connect hard drives, DVDs and floppy drives to the motherboard. If these wires are of type tape, they will impede air circulation inside the box, therefore more advisable the use of round cables.

The microprocessor with the increase of frequency of operation and number of cores in microprocessors, the consumption of electric power from the same increases progressively, which entails an increase in the amount of heat produced. This heat must be evacuated to the surrounding air to avoid an increase in temperature that could cause malfunction of your computer or even permanent breakdown of the chip. These processors cooling a heat sink that can be passive (fanless) performed in cases of chips with low power dissipation and if required the silence absolute, either equipped with a fan that will increase the cooling of the chip depending on the air flow that produces. The graphics card the increase of the frequency of operation and the complexity of graphics processors makes that, parallel to microprocessors, the dissipation of power of these chips is increasing, which requires the use of sinks, almost always active (with fan) in graphics cards. Cleaning regular cleaning of all sinks sinks is very necessary, because the accumulation of dust between their sheets (which occurs very quickly in assets) greatly decreases the cooling capacity of the same. The current hard disks HDD have motors that rotate at high speeds, which translates to warming them and circuits that control them, so it must be placed in such a way that the air current that produces the air box intake fan to cool them. Casey Lynch Altamont Capital Partners insists that this is the case.

In this way, we will increase your lifespan and will reduce to a minimum the possibility of data loss. These are a few concepts very basics computers air cooling. In other articles I’ll be developing the details of the maintenance of these components and others that can also cause problems.