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14 Dec 2010   #1
2010MegaScooter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Cool Computer

Hi Guys.. Its Scott... And Today Is My Birthday!! (12-14-10) Anyways... Had A Question... Does Keeping A Computer Cool Improve Processing Performance... ? Its A Quick Question.. Thanks And Marry Christmas!


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14 Dec 2010   #2
trextegra

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

well if your cpu and really any other components for that matter get to hot they can become unstable and crash or worse
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14 Dec 2010   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Hi Scott, Merry Christmas to you too.

As for cooling, not really. What it does do is help to keep the computer from failing (crashing as trextegra said).

If your computer is capable of being overclocked, then yes, cooling it will allow you to set a higher clock speed and that will give you better performance.
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14 Dec 2010   #4
2010MegaScooter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Hi Scott, Merry Christmas to you too.

As for cooling, not really. What it does do is help to keep the computer from failing (crashing as trextegra said).

If your computer is capable of being overclocked, then yes, cooling it will allow you to set a higher clock speed and that will give you better performance.
So Basically... It Helps the computer have a longer life..
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14 Dec 2010   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

2010MegaScooter Happy Birthday and Welcome to SF,
Most all of us here are doing our best to keep heat out of the CPU, GPU and HDD's. It's true that safe operating temperatures are pretty wide and variable. But over all we strive for a quiet and cool case and component temp's. Those looking to push the stock envelope with over clocking fall into a whole other spectrum of cooling goals and techniques as this will normally include added voltage and heat which must be dealt with or failure follows quickly.
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14 Dec 2010   #6
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trextegra View Post
well if your cpu and really any other components for that matter get to (sic) hot they can become unstable and crash or worse
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2010MegaScooter View Post
So Basically... It Helps the computer have a longer life..
Also, certain motherboards have settings that may allow your processor to decrease performance in order to keep it from frying. If it senses that your CPU is hot and/or overheating, it may drop performance as a safety precaution.
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14 Dec 2010   #7
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

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15 Dec 2010   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If the CPU gets too hot it will throttle down to keep from overheating, which results in decreased performance, so in effect, cooling the CPU will give improved performance over a hot cpu.
Cooling it lower than normal operating temp won't gain you any performance though, which is probably what you mean.
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15 Dec 2010   #9
2010MegaScooter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
If the CPU gets too hot it will throttle down to keep from overheating, which results in decreased performance, so in effect, cooling the CPU will give improved performance over a hot cpu.
Cooling it lower than normal operating temp won't gain you any performance though, which is probably what you mean.
Yes, Sorry, I could have been more descriptive,, Thats For The Info.. The Only Reason I ask Is Because I have a Laptop Computer, And Got A Cooling Pad, And Used A Can Of Forced Air To Clean Out The Intake Fan, And The Output Part.. It Was Very Dusty.. and I Had My Computer For 7 Months Now..
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15 Dec 2010   #10
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You did a good thing by cleaning out the dust bunnies (they cause heat). The cooling pad for the laptop is a smart thing, since getting a laptop myself i also learned never use one on your lap or laying it on the bed because the cooling comes in on the bottom of the laptop. So yes cooling is very important.
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