Is your CPU running hot?

Your server, just like your home furnace, is a critical piece of infrastructure. It should work for many years without any issues. However, over time they will start struggling. This may be a slight rattling, or they might just not be working as they used to. Your server might limp along for a bit, but eventually there will be the day when you are faced with that black screen and you’ll know it’s too late.

However, if you look out for some red flags that show your server is struggling, it’s likely you’ll be able to get your server repaired before it’s too late. By spotting a red flag, like temperature troubles and your CPU running hot, you can reduce the risk of needing a new service. Instead your old server can be fixed, if the fault is spotted soon enough.

Just like when you have a fever or temperature, you’re not well. It’s the same for your server. Research shows that every increase of 3º Celsius above 20º , reduces the reliability of your server by around 50%.

However, we all know that the high temperature when we have a fever ourselves, often isn’t the real problem. Instead, there are often underlying symptoms of what is actually wrong. It’s the same for your server. For servers the high temperature could result in issues with power supply or memory for example. If your server is struggling with power supply or memory, we would recommend that you check your CPU, chipset, and HDD temperatures. It’s also a good idea to check for whether the fans in your server are working correctly too.

You need to keep looking for the cause of extra heat, even if you can’t determine the cause immediately. Check that your front intake isn’t blocked. You may have a blockage in your exhaust or airflow too which can also cause extra heat. Have you recently repositioned your machine, as this could be the cause of the higher temperatures? You could also have a dirty heat sink.

If you are unsure if your server is running too hot or at normal temperature, check the details of your model. Many servers will come with an acceptable temperature operation specification. By checking the heat, you can check if your CPU is running hot or not.

Top Four Reasons Why You Need An Extended Warranty

When it comes to purchasing an extended warranty for your devices, consumers need to decide if the extra protection is worth the price, and the sort of risk they can afford to take with their devices.

In this blog post we have shared our top four reasons we think you need an extended warranty.

  1. Peace of Mind

By investing in an extended warranty on your devices, you are giving yourself peace of mind. You are saving yourself from the worry and stress later down to road. Whatever issues come up, you know there will be minimal hassle and no fee.

  • No Nasty Surprises

Replacement parts for your devices when they are out of warranty can be expensive. Through purchasing an extended warranty, these costs for replacement parts or repairs are included in the cover.

  • Protects You

While we all hope we will never be in a situation where we need extra support for our devices, it does happen. This is why you need an extended warranty for your devices. It means that in the unlikely event a situation arises, you’re covered.

  • Easy To Buy

If you’re looking to purchase your extended warranty with the team here at Warranty World, you just need to give us a call on 020 3745 7465 or drop us an email – just provide the manufacturer, model number and serial number.

Why choose Warranty World for Cisco Support vs Cisco SMARTnet?


Cisco Support from Warranty World

Warranty World delivers Cisco support through the Cisco Services Partner Program (CSPP) which means we are able to deliver all of the support options available through Cisco branded services such as Cisco SMARTnet alongside our own Cisco support to deliver a feature rich support proposition.  With savings of up to 60% compared to Cisco SMARTnet, customers also benefit from a vast pool of Cisco specialists ranging from CCNA qualified up to CCIE technology specialists who have expertise in areas such as Security, Wireless, Routing & Switching, UCS, Data Centre, Unified Communications and Voice.

Cisco Support from Warranty World

Warranty World Added Value

Warranty World’s Cisco Support offers customers all of the Cisco SMARTnet options they have received direct with Cisco as well as support cover tailored to the specific requirements of our customers, all underpinned by Cisco’s software services.

Where Warranty World really can differentiate itself is by providing a ‘Guaranteed fix’ support contract through its onsite Cisco certified field engineers to install replacement parts at our customer’s location. Through this onsite service option, a field engineer implements Cisco technology expertise and practices to help ensure that our customers’ network operates at the highest levels.   What also makes Warranty World unique is the way in which it has incorporated any future rebates into up-front costs, meaning customers benefit from the best possible price immediately, and don’t have to manage complex contractual information to work out post-contract rebates.

We understand that many network infrastructures have a number of vendors’ products connected to them. As a multi-vendor service provider, we are able to add these products to a Cisco estate under a single SLA contract, ensuring the efficient operation of our customers’ networks.

Why extended your IT hardware’s life rather than renew?

I think it’s safe to say most people like the idea of a nice bit of new technology. Who wouldn’t? It’s shiny ‘n’ new and has more oomph! under the bonnet. But once the initial excitement has worn off a little, the realisation dawns that your existing bit of tech that’s been chugging away for the past few years, needs to have it’s data carefully migrated (if a server) in a managed and controlled way to ensure no disruption to your business.

Changing and upgrading critical infrastructure can exposes serious risk – look at what happened at TSB Bank! By keeping your existing infrastructure ticking along for a few more years, along with a fully-protected extended warranty from Warranty World of course 😉  can provide you and your business peace of mind. The old saying of ‘if it ain’t broke, why fix it?’ hasn’t stuck around for generations for no good reason.

But that’s not all. What about the cost? There’s the significant capital expenditure when purchasing new hardware of course, but also the hidden costs which are too often ignored when considering to buy new, such as the significant time and resources for your staff/contractors to plan, install, configure, migrate and decommission. Even for the most basic of servers for a micro-business you’ll probably be looking at 2 days minimum. And that’s not even factoring in potential downtime to the business. Are you exhausted yet?

Whilst we’d love all our customers to renew their extended warranties with us indefinitely, we are however realistic! There will come a time when the existing hardware is not up to the job, or when parts become harder to source. The fact we see many of our existing customers repeatedly renew year-after-year proves that extending the life of IT hardware beyond the initial 3 years manufacturer’s warranty often makes a lot of sense, both from a business risk and a cost standpoint.

So if you’re considering buying new and replacing, why don’t you obtain a quote for an extended hardware warranty also? Simply email  for a price. You can then make an informed decision of what is best for your business going forward.

What are your options when manufacturers declare products End-of-Life and End-of-Service?

There are some very valid reasons why manufacturers declare products End-of-Life and End-of-Service.   Some are technical and others are financially motivated.     But what are your options when some of your infrastructure is declared as such?


  • The manufacturers normally issue updates to products which have been declared End-of-Life or End-of-Service for many years after they have been declared.   WarrantyWorld has authorised access to these updates for infrastructure we protect.


  • The cost of protecting your infrastructure with an extended support warranty from WarrantyWorld can be very cost effective.


  • We offer peace of mind to customers should they wish to know their support costs for the next few years.   We promise NOT to increase the annual price for warranty support if they commit to an agreement for multiple years of cover.


  • If your infrastructure is under our warranty cover and in the unlikely event we can’t find a replacement part to fix your kit, we’ll replace it!  Even if that means providing you with a newer model.

Why do manufacturers declare products End-of-Life and End-of-Service?

There are many reasons why manfucturers declare equipment End-of-Life and End-of-Service such as:


  • Manufacturers keen to sell new technology to customers to keep their shareholders happy
  • The demand for particular models means manufacturing is discontinued
  • The replacement parts for particular models are not produced any longer
  • Technical staff training focuses on new technologies meaning less staff with in-depth knowledge of legacy models

Most large manufacturers are stock market listed and have the added pressure of being seen to be continually innovating and producing financial returns for their shareholders.


But just because a product has been declared End of Life or End of Service, doesn’t mean it’s the right time for a business to upgrade.


  • The installed infrastructure may be perfectly adequate and meeting the business needs.
  • Other legacy application and infrastructure may rely on other legacy products which may not be supported by new technological advances.
  • The business does not have enough funds or is not willing to meet the budget for procuring new infrastructure.
  • Purchasing new infrastructure not environmentally friendly.
  • When replacing infrastructure, the cost of the kit is just the start.   The implementation and new staff training costs need to be factored in.
  • Installing new infrastructure can introduce unnecessary risk to a business.   Is it 100% compatible and can it happily co-exist with your existing infrastructure?

Warranty World proud to support in 2019 Mary’s Meals who provide free school meals

It’s been a record year here at Warranty World, with more and more customers choosing to extend the life of their IT hardware rather than rip and replace after a few years of service life.  Some might say that we are already doing our bit in helping saving the planet, but we felt that we could do a whole lot more. It’s with great honour to be able to support in 2019 an amazing charity called Mary’s Meals who provide free school meals in hundreds of schools and feeding over 1 million children daily.

It was founded in 2002 and has grown from its first feeding operation of 200 children in Malawi, to a world-wide campaign.   They are a no-frills charity with a simple idea that works: by providing one good meal in a place of learning, children are drawn into the classroom where they can receive an education that could one day free them from poverty.

Such an incredible achievement day in, day out. Check out their website and please consider donating if you can.

Mary's Meals feeding over 1 million children every school day

Mary’s Meals feeding over 1 million children every school day

About Mary’s Meals

Mary’s Meals is a registered charity, formerly known as Scottish International Relief (SIR), that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.  Mary’s Meals is named for the Virgin Mary by its founders, who were inspired by their Catholic faith, although the charity is not a Catholic organization.