Having overheated laptops is not anything new. It has been around and as these devices become more sophisticated, the higher the risk of having your laptop overheating.
Why Do Laptops Overheat?
Over the years, laptop manufacturers have been trying to make their laptops flatter and smaller. They also have to place all these parts closer to each other. The microprocessor, motherboard and hard drive all produce heat. The closer they are to each other, the more concentrated the heat is. The fans that are built into the laptops to cool these components down cannot work efficiently in such tight quarters.
Add to this the fact that it’s difficult for the heat to escape, and you have overheating laptops. When a computer overheats it’s likely to fail.
Here are some tips that will help you to prevent your laptop from overheating.
- Avoid putting your laptop on anything like a cushion when it is on. This could block the air passages/vents causing an interruption in the movement of air into and out of the laptop.
- Make sure your laptop is off when it’s in a bag.
- Maintain a cool environment. Try keeping your laptop in an air-conditioned or cool area to allow your system to cool down and prevent it from overheating.
- Never put anything over your keyboard when the laptop is operating in the closed-lid mode. It’s likely that this will cause the computer to repeatedly turn on and off. This could produce considerable heat and could also drain your battery.
- Clean the air vents. Dust accumulates on the vents, which will block them and prevent them from working efficiently. You can even purchase a small electric cleaner to clean dust off the vents
Caring for your laptop involves a lot of work. But it pays off in the end. Use these simple steps to have a “cool” laptop.
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