Laptops and desktop computers are very often clogged with dust. Because of this, the cooling system starts to work harder even in the case of minimal loads. First of all, it concerns the laptop. In addition, it also heats up when performing complex tasks, which leads not only to malfunctions, but also to a feeling of discomfort that arises for the user. Complete overheating, of course, will not happen, security systems will not allow this to happen, but there is still little pleasant in this. In order to avoid these problems, it is necessary to periodically monitor the performance of the laptop.
How to clean a laptop from dust
First of all, it is necessary to measure the temperature of the processor and video card, and then, if necessary, clean the computer from accumulated dust, which begins to accumulate especially strongly in the laptop in the summer. This phenomenon can cause a wide variety of problems such as freezing and crashes.
It's still worth it to periodically clean the laptop from dust. For this you need to openhousing, following the instructions, then carefully run the vacuum cleaner tube, switched on to low mode, along the bottom of the housing. This is where most of the dust accumulates. After that, with the help of a brush, other parts should be cleaned of dust. This must be done very carefully. Do not forget about the cooler, which must be cleaned first. It is best to entrust this matter to professionals if there is no experience in such work.
Measuring CPU temperature
If after cleaning the computer from dust it did not work better, then you should measure the temperature of the processor. This can be done without the help of professionals. In order to make the necessary measurements, you must install a specific program. Currently, there are many such applications, among which the HWMonitor utility can be distinguished.
With the help of this program, it will not be so difficult to measure the temperature of the processor. The utility allows you to find out what indicators for the processor are considered minimum and maximum. The program will also show the temperature of the processor that was reached at the time of the check.
To check the maximum processor speed, you should run the downloaded utility, minimize it and open some powerful application. As such software, a graphic editor, such as Photoshop, will go. After that, there will be changes that the program will only have to measure. Temperatureprocessor in this case will be at the maximum mark.
Optimal temperature for some components
In order to find out the optimal temperature, you should read all the norms and indicators that are typical for this particular laptop model and its components.
For example, before measuring the temperature of the processor, you should know that in the optimal state, this indicator should be approximately 45 degrees. When the temperature reaches 60 degrees, the first failures and slowdowns begin. The temperature of the video card in the optimal mode reaches 90 degrees. If the indicator is higher, then you should expect trouble.
Therefore, if you want to measure the temperature of the processor, it is best to download a specialized program and run it.