Have Heat Issues? Here’s How to Keep Your Laptop Cool

By | 6 April 2019

Is your laptop too hot to touch? Overheating is a common problem for laptops. There are many things that can cause overheating to your laptop. There are also many things you can do to keep your laptop cool. Below, we listed some tricks you can do to reduce the heat of your laptop and keep it cool. Let’s start.

Adjust the Power Setting

First and foremost, adjust the power setting that you use. What kind of power setting that you use right now? Is it set to ‘high performance’? Or perhaps it is set to ‘balanced’? If you set it to ‘high performance’, your laptop will use more power. With more power consumed, more heat is generated.

So, to cool your laptop, set the power setting to a setting that consumes less energy. For example, ‘balanced’ or ‘power saver.’ With either of these settings, your laptop will only consume just enough power needed to do the tasks. As the amount of power consumed is less, the heat generated is reduced. When you need to do some intensive tasks or playing game, you can set the power setting to high performance again.

Unplug the Laptop

In some cases, heat issues can be solved by simply unplugging the laptop. Some laptops are designed to consume more power when they are plugged in a power source. Since they consume power, they generate more heat.  Keep in mind that if your laptop is designed this way, whatever power saving setting that you apply is unlikely to work. What you need to do is to unplug the laptop.

Dust It

If it has been a long time since the last time you clean your laptop, you should clean it now. Just like in any other surface, dust accumulates on a laptop. If dust gets into the vent and blocks it, it will hinder the cooling process of the laptop. This may result in heat issues.

The easiest way to clean the vent of the laptop is by using compressed air. Don’t worry, it is not expensive. It costs USD 10 or less to buy a can of compressed air. All you need to do is to turn off your laptop and spray the vent area with compressed air. That’s all. The vent is now free from dust.

Place the Laptop in a Comfortable and Cool Environment

Like most people, laptops work better in a comfortable and cool environment. So, one of the things you can do to keep your laptop cool is to place them in a room with good air circulation and cool temperature. The ideal room temperature is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit or less. This is the room temperature used for most data centers or server rooms. It should work for home offices as well.

These are things you can to keep your laptop cool. Do note that there are many things that cause heat issues. Depending on the cause, you may be able to solve your laptop heat issues by doing things above. If the issues are not solved, consider consulting the customer service of the laptop’s manufacturer.

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