Many PC users will know that certain tasks will increase the temperature at which the CPU operates. While in most cases, this may not be an issue, CPUs which faced increased temperatures for a long time can develop some issues.
To avoid potential problems, it is advised to verify the temperature of the CPU and increase the speed of the fan if needed. This can be done easily with the help of dedicated software or by customizing BIOS settings. Keep in mind that while this tutorial was developed for systems that run Windows 10, it may also work in the case of older versions of the OS.
Using software solutions to boost the CPU fan speed
For many PC owners, SpeedFan is an essential utility that improves the overall performance of the system. The solution does come with a few system requirements, and the user interface isn’t as friendly as some may hope, but it offers a rich selection of features.
SpeedFan is also quite handy if you decide to install additional coolers since it offers the option to customize their speed according to your wishes and alter it on the go without the need to reboot the PC. However, those who have a laptop will gain access to relevant data, but the utility of the program is quite limited in this case.
Installing SpeedFan is quite easy, and the user can increase the speed of the fans manually or set automatic thresholds.
Customizing BIOS settings
Go to Settings/Update & Security/Recovery/Advanced Startup/Restart Now to get access to the advanced boot settings. Select Troubleshoot/Advanced option/UEFI firmware Settings and Restart to reboot the system and gain access to the BIOS.
The fan configuration settings will vary from one motherboard to another, but they should be easy to find and customize. Make the desired changes, and reboot the PC. It is now ready for use.
More tech-savvy users may also prefer the option to install a dedicated fan controller.