Your desktop computer could be at risk to overheat. These tips can help prevent your desktop computer from overheating:
Clean dust from your computer’s vents. Dust can collect in a short period time and affect the ventilation of your desktop computer. Visit our Clean Dust From Your Desktop Computer post for more information.
Make sure you are placing your computer in an ideal setting for ventilation. If you have your desktop on the floor, you may need to buy a stand to elevate it to a better position for ventilation.
Keep your desktop at least six inches away from a wall.
Curtains can affect ventilation. Be sure to keep them away from the computer’s fan.
Room temperature can play a part in a desktop computer overheating. Maintain a comfortable room temperature (~72 degrees) to keep your computer’s temperature in its ideal range.