Everything you need to know for ventilation of your PC

PC ventilation

One of the aspects that should be taken into account when talking about the care of your PC, is the temperature one of the factors that affect not only the performance but also the wear and tear of the components of our PC.

As long as a computer is more powerful, more heat will generate and the only way we can combat this is with good ventilation, today we try to explain in the simplest way how to ventilate your PC to get not only a good performance but also Take care of your PC.

It is necessary to take into account the following, a bad ventilation damages in the following way:

– Poor performance, when our PC is running a process this will use a% according to the need it has at that time, for example, there are times that our processor does not reach 100% of its capacity to avoid damages by the temperature that it can to have.

– It can damage the different parts of our computer, the parts that suffer the most wear and tear are the processor and the video card.

Optimal ventilation?

Usually standard computers have optimal ventilation as they are not as powerful, a fan “fan” on the processor, video card and one on the back of the CPU. In most cases this is enough to keep different parts on the PC safe. But having a more powerful computer for video editing or gaming needs to optimize our ventilation as our processor and video cards become warmer by the processes they run.

 How do I know if I need to improve my ventilation?

The best way to see this is with an example, I bought a video card the “GTX 550 ti” is a mid-range card, when installed on my PC its operation was excellent. But at the time of seeing the specifications of the card, said that the maximum temperature was 100c, and I was kept at 100c without doing anything or in use.

To solve this problem and prevent my video card from being damaged by so much heat, add 2 more fans cooler to the side of my CPU to bring fresh air to the video card, the change was quite good.

PC ventilationMy video card now stays between 60C and 73C does not reach 80C keeping in an acceptable range, so were the fan coolers that added.

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Remember you just have to look for the specification of your motherboard, processor, and video card, and compare them with the temperatures that the PC shows, to know if you have to improve something or not. In my case with this modification managed to improve the temperature of my video card which was the only thing that had to improve.

Do fan coolers get in or out?

This depends on a lot on the shape of your case, but the important thing is to have a balance, where the air that comes in is the same as the one that comes out. In addition, fresh air enters the side or front of the case and leaves the top or back of the case to circulate and always be the fresh air is that it inside. Here are some examples of how air should go in and out.

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Are only fan coolers the solution?

You could say that that will depend on your budget and your needs, as mentioned before a standard computer will not need much more than the fan cooler you already own, there are processors that only need an air intake or a ductor to breathe.

PC ventilationThis in many cases is more than enough for the processor to better its temperature.

Liquid refrigeration?

It could be said that this has the same function as a radiator in a car, is the most efficient way to dissipate heat, but it is much more expensive, for really powerful computers that use processors such as the Inte-core I7 or the AMD Fx 8150, Are not recommended for low- or mid-range computers.

How can I know the temperature of my computer?

The answer is at the bottom of this article.

Well, friend, this is everything, I hope you solve all the doubts you have and do not forget to leave your comment.