Is my computer overheating?

Computer components must be kept within certain temperature thresholds to operate correctly.

To make sure that components are cool enough, computers are equipped with fans that turn on when the computer's internal temperature rises. 

Some software (particularly things that involve rendering in 3D) force computers to work harder, and can cause computers to heat up.

If your computer's fans start running when using Virbela, this is completely normal. Our software puts a much larger load on your computer than surfing the internet, writing word documents, or other common software.

Your computer's fans may come on, or run more loudly than usual. If you have a laptop, the bottom of the case may heat up (particularly metal cases, such as on Apple computers). 

Tip for making Virbela less compute intensive:

 - Open the Cog menu in the top right corner and choose Preferences

 - Change the Target Framerate to 10

   - This makes Virbela render images of the environment less often

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Tips for keeping your computer cool: 

- Close other applications while running Virbela 

The fewer things your computer has to do, the faster and cooler it will run!

- Keep your case on a hard surface (avoid setting it on fabric)

- Make sure your case's air vents are clear

- Dust out your computer

If you are concerned about how hot your computer is, close Virbela and put your computer to sleep to allow it to cool down.

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