One of the computer system’s arch enemies is heat. While heat may only be an annoyance to most of us… or just an excuse to jump in a pool… heat in a computer can cause some serious issues. In part one of our new multi-part series on the effects of heat, we will cover dust and dust removal in computers.
The internal components of a computer system (be it desktop or laptop) generate lots of heat while they operate. To combat the heat issue, engineers develop ways to increase air flow through the use of fans and other heat dispersal systems, such as heat-sinks (metal components used to draw heat away from main internal components).