This video will show you how what to do when your laptop is overheating. It includes the following:
- How to solve laptop overheating
Is your Laptop overheating?
Overheating is one of the biggest causes of a computer’s malfunction. Computer overheating can cause your laptop to become very unstable and make it very difficult to use. Here are some tips for avoiding the harmful effects of laptop overheating.
First of all, it is important to make sure that your laptop’s ventilation system is working well. Other symptoms of overheating in your laptops include crashes and unexplained slow speeds. While other computers will just give you the dreaded blue Screen of Death, some computers will also give you the infamous blue screen of death if you let it go too long.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should consider purchasing a laptop cooler or heat sink for your CPU and motherboard. When you do so, make sure that you buy a heat sink that is of adequate size for the processor and the size of the hard drive that it serves. Try to avoid buying the mini laptop coolers and heat sinks because they are not designed for heavy-duty use. Your computer will thank you for it when it is suffering from overheating. It will eventually fail and could cost you a fortune in repair bills.
The other option to avoid overheating is to install air vents over your computer’s vents. Air vents are essential to the proper ventilation process for the CPU and your other computer components. Without proper ventilation, the temperature of a computer can rise to unbearable levels causing irreparable damage. Not only can this damage your laptop, but it can also cause permanent discoloration of your screen if left unchecked. However, you may need to check with an expert before installing the heat sinks.
Heat sinks work by drawing hot air away from the electronics in your laptop. This is beneficial because it prevents your laptop from overheating because it effectively removes all of the hot air. Heat sinks come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be purchased with either fans or air vents. You should select the size that best fits your personal needs.
If you cannot afford the additional expense of an air cooler or heat sink, then you will still need to look into the possibility of installing a fan on your CPU. A good quality cooling fan will draw the hot air away from your computer’s components, thus preventing overheating. Some fans come with adjustable settings for better performance, while others rely on the built in airflow to keep your system running efficiently.
Another prevention technique for overheating is to regularly clean your laptop. Do not underestimate the importance of cleaning your laptop. All the dust that accumulates inside of your CPU and other computer parts has the potential to cause overheating. Cleaning your fan and vents regularly will help your PC to remain much cooler while allowing the vents to keep the outside air from getting into your CPU. This will prevent your processor from overheating. Keeping your processor clean by cleaning it regularly will also extend the life of your processor.
The final prevention technique for overheating is simply to make sure that you are using a good quality cooling system. Coolers, fans, and heat sink all have their own benefits and disadvantages. Some fans are more effective than others at drawing cool air away from your laptop. Some heat sinks can improve the efficiency of a cool air circulation around your laptop and CPU components. These devices may even allow you to use your computer longer by keeping the internal components cool.
When you do find yourself experiencing an overheating problem, you should stop whatever you are doing. Then, disconnect your laptop from the power source and unplug any peripherals. If you can’t solve your overheating problem, then you should take your machine to a service technician for a diagnosis.