The open source Open Hardware Monitor software allows the temperature of key parts to be monitored.

The heat wave that is hitting the entire country, with highs around 35º and peaks that could reach 40º not only affects people, but also computers, notebooks, cell phones and even televisions. How to protect them from these infrequent hikes.

The experts’ recommendation is to keep electronic equipment at an average temperature of 25º. If the environment exceeds 30º, the risks of collapse also increase. If the room cannot be aired, it is advisable to leave them off on 40º days.

If to these exceptional thermal marks are added changes in electrical voltage and power outages, motivated by the increase in consumption, the picture becomes high risk for all these devices that live on electricity.

Notebooks and telephones are very comfortable to work outdoors, but if one wants to avoid overload it is vital to avoid the direct impact of sunlight, since it will affect its metallic structure with several degrees.

The open source Open Hardware Monitor software allows the temperature of key parts to be monitored.

On average, a processor tends to condense temperatures that oscillate in the 70º, the graphic card the 85º, the hard disk 50º, the SSD NVMe 65º and the RAM memory between the 50º. These measurements are supplied by the software OpenHardwareMonitor, used to monitor the temperature of these components and avoid overheating.

The main symptom of an overload appears when processes become slower than usual, applications do not open as they should, or the computer changes its behavior to regulate its temperature.

If one does not heed these signals, the next step – especially if it is old and the cooling control is exhausted – will start to restart for no reason. What the system is doing with this extreme measure is trying to lower the temperature. Given this warning, it is best to lower the lever.

If the heat emanating from these components 15º extra is added due to the temperature that condenses in the environment, the equipment could be in danger, even though it is prepared to withstand certain thermal records.

If there is no active air conditioning in the room, it will be advisable to avoid tasks that are very demanding on the hardware like games with lots of graphics, until the temperature drops to normal levels.

Prevention

As a preventive measure, it is important to take the work of remove dust and lint that adheres to the fans internal systems and systems that cool the processing units for proper air circulation.

Most manufacturers, such as Apple and Samsung, recommend using their devices (regardless of whether it is the latest release or a model from 5 years ago) at a temperature that is between 0º and 35º. A level above or below zero could affect its performance.

It is recommended not to expose the phones to temperatures that exceed 35 degrees.

It is recommended not to expose the phones to temperatures that exceed 35 degrees.

An action that helps lower a few degrees is to reduce the brightness of the phone screen to minimize battery consumption and reduce the heat that each of its parts must dissipate.

The fast charging of phones is very fast although it can also cause the battery to heat up from excess power. As a protection, it is indicated to wait until dusk, where the temperature drops a few degrees and during the day, maintain charge level via USB connection.

The televisions are always connected to the electrical network and their components carry out a passive consumption of energy. In the face of the heat wave, the electronics of these devices can overheat and the only way to protect them is to turn them off. In addition, it is recommended to move televisions away from windows and keep them on only when they are being used.

By the shadow

The shadow in the center of Buenos Aires, according to the ShadowMap software.

The shadow in the center of Buenos Aires, according to the ShadowMap software.

The Sun does not hit the same in all corners, that is something that ShadowMap knows perfectly. This software informs which are the “hottest” streets in the entire planet and where the star king strikes with greater severity.

The application is like a “Google Maps” that allows you to know where the shadow is concentrated according to the position of the sun. This will allow you to take a walk through any area knowing where the best shading stripes will be.

Through the website of ShadowMap, a simulation of how the Sun behaves is shown in real time. With an interactive 3D map of the streets through which you want to travel, you can prevent where not to go to escape the heat.

It was originally created to indicate how sunlight influences when taking a photograph, buying or renting a home, doing outdoor activities, among other reasons. It is possible to program the time of day to see how the twilight progresses.

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