Summer is coming closer and the days are getting longer. For owners of big desktop PCs, this can mean overheating problems. If you have a desktop PC, then you may notice it start to heat up when running performance intensive tasks. For example, during video editing or PC gaming, your cooling fans might start to run on ‘high’ and you may be able to feel a lot of hot air blowing out the back of your PC.

Many PC owners don’t realize that there are a number of easy ways to cool down their computers – even in the hot summer months. You can install an extra fan, for example, or even remove your case for free and effective cooling power.

However,  one of the best ways to cool down your PC doesn’t involve any hardware replacements at all; instead, it’s all about using a registry cleaner to clean and optimize your Windows Registry.

How does a registry cleaner cool down my PC?

Essentially, a registry cleaner cools down a PC by making all of its components more efficient. It deletes unnecessary files from the registry in order to free up space, and it also deletes corrupt, broken, or problematic registry entries. The end result is a faster, more efficient computer.

When your computer runs more efficiently, it uses less power, which means that your hardware components aren’t putting out as much heat. Less memory needs to be devoted to each application, and the temperature of your PC should noticeably decrease.

Of course, along with a drop in temperature, you should also notice faster speed across all of your applications. Every Windows program depends on the registry in order to run properly, and when your registry is optimized, it boosts the speed of every program that accesses it. This is why registry cleaners are so popular: they are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase the speed and performance of your PC.

How do I check the temperature of my PC?

You may already have software installed that will tell you the temperature of your PC. For example, video card control panel drivers will often provide a readout of your video card’s temperature. This is useful if you’re trying to optimize your PC for gaming.

Meanwhile, your PC’s motherboard should have temperature sensors in several key places. At the very least, it should have a CPU temperature reading. However, these numbers may only be accessible in the system’s BIOS menu, which can only be entered after restarting your PC.

To get around this limitation, try installing special software like SpeedFan. It’s a free application that easily displays the fan speed, voltage, and temperature of your hardware components. It accesses every digital temperature readout on your PC in order to show you how hot your PC is when idling, gaming, or performing basic applications.