Upgrading Computer Fans Can Lead to Better Cooling

Apart from the heatsink and the heatsink fan, your computer comes equipped with at least two internal fans. One fan draws in outside air to help cool off your internal computer components, the other fan ejects hot air outside of your computer case.

If your computer is running hotter, one of your internal computer fans may be malfunctioning. Another way to tell whether there is a problem with your computer fans is by the amount of noise that they make. A noisy fan may be as bad as it sounds.

Before you go all out and replace your computer fans in an on-the-spot PC upgrade, try cleaning the fan to fix the problem first. Sometimes, dirt prevents your fans from performing its cooling duties efficiently. If your overheating problem persists, then you really need to consider your available options of replacement fans.

If you are using high-end computer parts, you should seriously consider installing extra cooling fans inside your computer case. Fast-spinning hard disk drive, graphics cards and the processor all give off a lot of heat when you are running resource-draining programs and applications. These computer components will need more than the normal heatsink fan and two standard cooling fans to help them cool off.

A fast-spinning fan naturally makes a lot of noise. If you are concerned about the noise that your computer fans make, buy a larger fan that spins at a slower speed.

After you get your replacement fans, make sure that you set them up properly. The fans should efficiently guide air around your case. Cool air needs to come inside at one point, be swirled around the case by your extra fans, and finally, be guided outside one side of your case. You may have to do some case modding to make room for the extra cooling fans, but their benefits will make it worth your while!

Article was written by Jeffrey Frasco. Visit Computer Knowledge For You for information about Computer Components. Computer Knowledge For You also offers information about Computer Hardware Components computer hardware tips, and a tutorial about how to build your own computer.