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How Does Temperature Affect the Performance of Your Computer?

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Now that our temperatures are fluctuating frequently in the Autumn weather, you may be wondering if the frigid air of an October night will affect your computer’s performance.

Now that our temperatures are fluctuating frequently in the Autumn weather, you may be wondering if the frigid air of an October night will affect your computer’s performance.  During the Autumn days, temperatures can get much higher than they are during the night, so the difference probably concerns you.  Well, in this blog, we’re going to learn all about how temperature affects the performance of your computer.  Read on!

Overheating

 

First, let’s discuss the most common problem when it comes to temperatures and computers.  All technology is at risk for overheating, due to their electrical component, which creates heat.  Sometimes, if the wiring is bad or the air is simply too hot, a computer or laptop will overheat and shut down.  It also makes operation of the device dangerous; even the slightest fluctuation in voltage could spell disaster.  If you’re experiencing these issues, perhaps invest in a more powerful fan for your PC or laptop.

 

Cold Temperatures

 

It’s unlikely that a computer in  your home will suffer much damage during the colder months, but cold weather still poses a threat.  Let’s say you leave your laptop in your car overnight and the temperatures drop below freezing.  If you boot up the laptop right after you’ve retrieved it from the outdoor freezer, the electrical components will heat up too quickly and cause expansion.  This can lead to warped components, which may cause them to cease function.  Laptops especially should be close to room temperature before they’re booted up.  You must be careful, because some laptop displays can actually freeze if the weather is cold enough.

 

Working Nets can help deal with the aftermath of temperature damage!

 

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