Most people think that the only part of a computer that needs to be cooled is the CPU. However, the motherboard also produces heat and needs to be cooled to keep the system running smoothly. This blog post will show you how to lower the motherboard temperature and keep it cool. We will also provide tips on what you can do if your motherboard starts to overheat. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
How to keep your Motherboard cool
1. Clean the dust out of your computer
If there is any dust buildup in your PC, it can cause overheating problems. You’ll want to use a compressed air duster to get rid of all that built-up dirt and grime inside your system. Most people clean their computers once every few months anyway, but if you don’t, then you might want to consider cleaning them more often.
2. Use a cooling pad
A cooling pad is another good way to keep your motherboard cool and running as efficiently as possible. Many different types of cooling pads on the market today vary in price based on performance and features. Here are some things to consider when buying a cooling pad for your computer:
- Look at the heatsink size to make sure it can cover most of your motherboard
- Make sure you get one with plenty of fans
- Check the price and get the best value possible for your money
3. Keep dust out of your PC’s air vents
The air grills on the front of your computer are there for a reason. They not only allow for better airflow throughout your system, but they also keep dust out of critical places where it can interfere with performance. Make sure that you regularly open your case and clean out these air vents so that you don’t have to worry about overheating problems later on down the road.
What to do if your motherboard starts to overheat
1. If you smell something burning, then shut the computer off immediately
If you smell anything burning coming from inside of your computer, turn it off right away, and don’t try turning it back on until you’ve replaced the part that smells burnt. It might be a good idea to contact your local computer repair company to get it fixed if you don’t feel confident in replacing the part yourself.
2. Make sure that all of the fans are spinning freely
If any of the fans inside your PC aren’t turning, then something is wrong, and overheating could be a problem. If you want to try fixing this on your own, then you’ll need to open the case and check the fan. If it isn’t spinning freely, then you can replace it with any similar-sized one that you have lying around.
3. Make sure that the hardware is installed correctly
If you recently added new hardware or software to your PC, then there’s a chance that the installation wasn’t done correctly and is causing your motherboard to overheat. For example, if you recently installed a new graphics card, but forgot to connect the power cables properly, then overheating could result from this mistake. You’ll want to go back and check all hardware and make sure everything is installed correctly before putting your system back together.
If your motherboard is still overheating, you might want to keep reading for some tips on how to lower your computer’s temperature.
4. Determine if a new motherboard would fix the problem
Many people assume that they need a new CPU when their motherboard starts to overheat, but a new motherboard might be all you need to fix the issue at hand. If this is the case, make sure that your new motherboard is compatible with all of your other hardware before getting it (if you can’t return it when it gets here).
5. Try changing the fan speed
If none of the above suggestions have fixed your overheating problem, then you might be able to fix it by changing the fan speed inside your PC. Go into your BIOS and look for an option that says something like “optimal performance,” “maximum cooling,” or “CPU temperature.” You’ll need to experiment with these options a little bit until you find one that works well for you since every computer is different.
Making sure that your motherboard stays cool is essential if you don’t want any overheating problems to interfere with the performance of your computer. By following these easy steps, you can ensure that your motherboard runs at optimal temperatures and will last a long time. If you need assistance in implementing any of the tips we’ve mentioned in this blog post, please feel free to contact us, and we would be more than happy to help you out!