All of us wish that our computers would never give us problems, but sadly, that is just not true for the bulk of us. When my computer keeps freezing due to overheating, I give myself several choices: to ignore the problem and hope it gets better or to take action and try to lower my PC’s temperature and keep it that way. Today we will try to take action against the rising temperature of your pc by simply cleaning it.
Remove the Dust!
No matter how clean my house is, my computer is bound to be dusty. It seems to be unstoppable. Dust is a leading cause of computer freezing problems where they shutdown or freezing unexpectedly. Fortunately, it is also a very simple computer solution; Free slow computer solutions like these do not come around very often. Luckily, there are a couple of actions to take to rid yourself of dust and prevent a lot of it from coming back.
- Vacuum, hand-held is preferred for ease
- Can of compressed air
1. Turn your computer off, and unplug it from the wall.
2. Take off the side panel of the pc tower.
3. Turn the vacuum on and hold it close to the open computer so it will collect the flying dust you are about to create.
4. Spray the compressed air can into the open tower case to lift the settled dust into the air and hopefully into the vacuum.
5. After all dust is collected in the vacuum, put the computer back together and plug it back in.
Air-In-A-Can, or compressed air, is sold in local computer stores as well as hardware stores and even Wal-Mart. The price for a can is about $7, give or take a few dollars. If you have never taken your computer apart to dust it, it definitely is not a bad thing to try.
Computer freezing problems such as this, if ignored, could later cause permanent damage to valuable computer parts of yours. Causes of computer running slow and freezing, like the problem above, are not always in need of immediate attention, but continuously putting it off will just eventually guarantee to cause you to spend more money that could have been avoided.