Chapter 9: Software Tools for Cooling

Chapter 9: Software Tools for Cooling


Additional protection from overheating for the CPU can be ensured by specialized software aimed at controlling the processor workload and, consequently, heat generation.

Operation of contemporary high-performance components of PC hardware is characterized by intense heat generation. As a result, the operation of most hardware components is impossible without special tools that support optimal temperature modes. Such hardware components are numerous; they include contemporary high-performance processors whose thermal power exceeds 80 W. For future models, the level of thermal power is expected to exceed 100 W.

Ensuring optimal temperature modes is given mainly to traditional cooling devices, such as massive heatsinks and high-performance fans. Special software tools also can help prevent the CPU from overheating. Some of these tools can control the computational workload on the CPU, reducing heat generation.

Software coolers are a good example of such programs.