Nowadays, computers are used everywhere, and it’s no wonder that some of them heat up quickly.
No matter the reason, overheating your PC is a bad thing, and in today’s guide, we’re going to show you how to fix this issue.
- The cooler fans inside your PC work to prevent overheating.
- If the fan is not working, the PC temperature will increase, and your CPU will start to suffer.
Clean your fans
- The fans in your PC collect dust, which blocks the flow of air. You can clean your fans with a cotton swab and 90% isopropyl alcohol to avoid clogging.
- You can also replace your PC’s fans with new ones if the old ones are broken.
- Install a new CPU
If your computer is overheating, some of the components are probably broken. In such cases, you can install a new CPU.
Run the System File Checker
- Press the Windows key + S, type cmd, and open Run as administrator.
- Now, paste the following command and hit Enter: sfc /scannow
- Wait for the scanning process to finish, and restart Windows.
Run an SFC/SCANNOW scan
- Press the Windows key + S and search for cmd.
- Right-click on Command prompt and choose Run as administrator.
- In the Command prompt window, type the sfc/scannow and press Enter.
Change your power plan
- Press Windows + I to open the Settings app, and select System from the right pane.
- Go to the Power & sleep section.
- Choose your preferred power plan.
- While keeping the computer idle, press Windows + S to launch the Search menu, type power, and select Change plan settings from among the results.
- Now, click Change advanced power settings.
- Go to the Additional power settings section, and select the Change settings that are currently unavailable option.
- Now, check the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power, click OK, and restart your device.
Turn off unnecessary programs
- Go to Start > type Task Manager > double-click the Task manager and launch it.
- Select the Processes tab.
- Now, right-click the unnecessary program and choose End Task.
- Choose Hotkeys
- Find some hotkeys for programs you use quite often.
- For example, for the Windows Media Player, press Win + W > make sure Hotkeys is checked.
Perform an HDD health check
- Right-click on the Start button.
- Select Device Manager from the list.
- Expand Disk drives.
- Right-click on the drive that is having problems, and select Properties from the context menu.
- Select the Tools tab.
- Click the Check button.
- Wait until the scan finishes.
Reset your computer
- Press and hold the Power button for 5 seconds.
- The computer will restart and boot to the Windows 10 setup screen.
- Click Troubleshoot > Reset this PC > choose Keep my files.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset.