Updated: Oct 25, 2021
Getting aggravated about your old system constantly crashing?
It may just need some TLC.
Have a little sympathy, your very fast assistant has been working very hard for you at speeds that are beyond most peoples comprehension.
However, working so fast sometimes results in certain components becoming very hot, especially if it is getting on a bit (I know the feeling). If you feel things are slowing up, not a bad idea to ascertain the temperature of your processor, you can do this my using your system Bios.
If you’re running Windows 10 (or even an older OS), it includes its own temperature check built in. This “thermometer” feature is part of the core “software” of your motherboard, which is usually called the BIOS or the UEFI.
To access that, you need to turn on your PC and press a specific key. That key combination is shown on screen as the system boots, such as F12, ESC, F2, or DEL. Use that key combination to enter the BIOS. It shows you the temperatures right on the main screen of the BIOS.
If your CPU Temperature is high, (should be Mid 50 deg C), then look at the following:
· Make sure your fans are working, and are free from dust, (while your there, have a spring clean, makes a lot of sense to get rid of all that dusts that builds up).
· The position of your equipment can be a major factor, don’t sit it under the desk next to a radiator, should have some space to breath (allow the air vents to work).
· Internal wire management can cause obstructions to adequate airflow.
Overheating often depends on your system specification and what tasks you are asking it to do. A bit like asking you to run a marathon if your very overweight, you would probably struggle.