Monday, July 18, 2011
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 08:00 PM
"It's true, computers-laptops in particular-tend to run very hot (though cooling technology has advanced a lot in recent years). It's hard to tell simply by touch if your laptop is in the overheating danger zone or just feels that way. Here's how to tell for sure."
A lot of people freak out about CPU temps because they don't actually look at the thermal limits of what the CPU can handle, and they end up cramming six fans in their system when they can get by with two. I take the opposite approach: my goal is to discover what the fewest number of fans is I can have in a desktop system, thus making it the quietest, yet still maintaining acceptable thermals under load. Read more...