GIVE YOUR LAPTOP A BREAK
We are dedicated to helping you learn how to stop your laptop from overheating as well as giving it a good service. Therefore, there are several steps that we recommend for you to follow whenever you use a laptop:
- Give it a rest. There is never a need to leave your laptop running 24/7. Therefore, set it to sleep or put it on standby when you are not using it. If it feels exceptionally hot, set it down and switch it off and allow for it to cool before you go back to it
- Manage power levels. A surprising fact is that most laptops only ever use around 30% of their processing speeds. Unless you are playing a game or watching videos, there is never a need to use the device on full power. As both Windows and Macbooks have power saver options, switch these on to ensure that everything stays at optimum temperature
- Never block fans and vents. One of the main causes for overheating is that the fan or cooling vents are blocked. Therefore, always use your laptop on a solid service and that nothing is blocking the vents. Never leave computers on a blanket or bed as these are especially notorious for blocking fans.
- Use the correct accessories to cool the laptop. Manufacturers are more than aware of overheating and therefore, they have designed several tools to help keep them cool during use. Some companies have designed a “breathable” keyboard will allows air to flow in between the keys and have become a popular accessory for ultrabooks and notebooks. In addition, gamers can also look to invest in a cooling pad for their system which can help the internal mechanics cool when running high-graphic games.
MAINTAINING THE DEVICE
In order to get keep your laptop running smoothly, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your laptop never overheats.
- Clean the fan. Always clear the fan of dust and dirt that has built up inside. This allows for maximum airflow to get inside and keep all the components cool.
- Aim for optimal performance. If a laptop isn’t running properly, it’s probably because they aren’t running efficiently. Monitor the performance of your computer and adjust it to suit its power levels
- Keep an eye on the keyboard. Your keyboard is one of the worst places to collect dust and particles. Wipe the keyboard clean and get all the grit out to prevent it from clogging up over time
- Wipe the casing. As obvious as it sounds, giving the casing a good clean will reduce a lot of the problems. This removes any dust from all of the ports and the monitor and keep everything nice and cool
- Get it checked regularly. If you aren’t sure on anything, always get someone to check your machine frequently. This will then alert you to any issues and then solve them in a timely fashion.