Periodically reapply your CPU’s thermal paste to prevent it from overheating

Desktop computer CPUs stay cool with fans installed on top of them. These fans are carefully attached to the CPU with thermal paste, which enables effective cooling. However, because thermal paste degrades over time, it’s a good idea to replace it every two to three years.

To do this, you’ll need to remove the fan and then use an alcohol wipe to clean the thermal paste off the CPU. Once it’s cleaned, you can apply a new layer of thermal paste and reattach the fan. This will ensure that your CPU stays cool and your computer runs smoothly.