• Freeware Spotlight — Open Hardware Monitor


    By Deanna McElveen

    Some of the most difficult computer problems to diagnose and resolve are random errors — those inconsistent blue screens, those arbitrary freezes and shutdowns, those odd Windows glitches.

    A common cause of random system failures is overheating — one or more hardware components running at higher-than-safe temperatures. Sure, spring might bring warmth and fresh flowers, but it also delivers shedding pets and lots of other airborne particles that clog up PC fans and put additional stress on CPUs, power supplies, and video cards.

    So how do you know whether something is overheating? Michael Möller’s Open Hardware Monitor (OHM) can help provide an answer.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.19.0 (2020-05-18).