Proper ventilation can be one of the most important things for your system. Improper ventilation can increase fan noise and increase heat to the internal components to a degree that potentially can cause damage. It is generally recommended to use the system in a room temperature of 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F) with a Humidity level no greater than 90%. However for specific environmental usage temperatures for your system refer to your User's Guide or Owner's Manual.
Below are Laptop and Desktop specific ventilation tips:
Using a Laptop on a hard, flat, non-cloth surface will increase airflow and reduce heat from underneath and inside the system.
Note: Using the Laptop on blanket, pillow, or other type of cloth will cover up the fan cause the computer to overheat and can cause permanent damage.
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Article ID: SLN113205
Last Date Modified: 08/05/2014 04:11 PM
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