Electricity heats things up by its nature. And heat can damage electrical circuits. It’s a paradox that everyone with a computer has to work within. A computer or device can overheat so badly that it shuts down. Heat can cause problems before it reaches that crucial stage. Overheating can reduce the CPU’s efficiency; and wear out internal components faster than they should be.

It’s a good idea to occasionally keep an eye on the CPU (Central Processing Unit) Temperature. … Especially in the case your computer feels hot to the touch; or if the fan is doing some overtime work.

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