Computers today are getting faster and more powerful every year. Decent processors, graphics cards, RAM and what have you produce a lot of heat and need fans to keep them cool. With all the tabs and applications I have open all the time at both work and home I’m starting to think maybe I should invest in another fan. As I’m writing this post I’ve got eight tabs at the bottom of my screen. Plus, with all the games I fill my computers with its no wonder my home computers have such a short lifespan.
Axial fans can be found everywhere and have our back when it comes to keeping our computers cool. I always thought you only need one fan in your computer to keep it cool but I was wrong. The main fan brings in air into the case to cool the heatsink the computer components make. The central processing units, or CPU, require it’s of fan along with the graphics card. Old graphics cards might not necessarily require one but newer ones that are used for gaming certainly do. With Diablo 3 about to come out in stores I better double check to see if I have a fan for my graphics card.
I remember when the fans in my friend Joe’s computer broke. He was in a guild for Metal of Honor and did a lot of gaming. To keep up his habit he took off part of his computer case and had a large axial fan blowing into his computer to keep it cool. Having fans isn’t necessarily going to prevent a computer from overheating. Working a computer to hard or not having heat sink to dissipate heat into the surrounding air can cause a computer to fry even with fans.