Comes the summer, when many take the opportunity to pursue their favourite pastimes. One of them could be video games. However, game platforms can make strange noises and can even turn off in the middle of a game. Especially this happens in summer; If we combine the hours of play and the external temperature, they can become a danger towards its useful life. Luckily, we will give you some tricks to cool our console.
What is the noise of our console due to?
The source of the noise is because your console is overheating and, consequently, the cooling system works with greater intensity. Therefore, our goal is to prevent this situation while improving the cooling system.
Many devices are able to warn us that the system has overheated through led lights, but not all have that ability. Therefore, we are forced to use the odd trick.
One of them comes as a recommendation in the PlayStation and Xbox instruction manuals: change the location to a better ventilated one. If possible, it is advisable to use the console in a spacious area, where neither side of the console is obstructed.
Another recommendation is that we do not store our game console in closed furniture or in areas where heat accumulates. For example, near television decoders or other consoles.
There are consoles that are designed to be used both horizontally and vertically. For example, the PlayStation 4 can be used both ways. If we have the opportunity to place it as we please, it is advisable to put it vertically since it aerates better and is not so exposed to dust particles.
Another trick to cool our console is to take into account the surface it is on. If it is on a fabric surface and even on brick, it will tend to heat up faster, but if you place it on tile, ceramic or marble it will withstand the heat more.
Cleanliness Comes Into Play
As we have said before, dust particles can become an enemy for our device. Why? Dust collects in the vents and this causes heat to be trapped inside.
For this reason, it is a priority to keep our PlayStation or Xbox as clean as possible on a regular basis. It can be a complicated task, but we can clean all the nooks and crannies of our device without any problem.
As you can see, there are many alternatives when it comes to cooling our console. There is also the possibility of buying accessories that can be of great help such as a portable hard disk or external fans that are approved by the brand itself.
With these tips, you can enjoy the summer with your favourite video games. What are you waiting for to take your command and enter its fantastic worlds?