WHY IS MY LAPTOP OVERHEATING? HOW TO PREVENT AND STOP

 

WHY IS MY LAPTOP OVERHEATING? PREVENTION

If you have an issue with your laptop overheating, you should know that there are several possible causes, thus, something should be urgently done so as not to lead to more grievous faults.

First, overheating implies the mode your laptop gets hotter than usual. Overheating is a major cause of hardware that isn’t fit.

SYMPTOMS

The Fan is running at maximum speed and making loud disturbing noises

Inadequate or reduced performance – Inability to carry out its normal task

Unspecified errors

Lines tend to show up appear on your screen

Constant hanging and feezing

Regular shutting down on its own

Regular hotness in some areas of the system

STEPS TO PREVENT AND STOP LAPTOP OVERHEATING

CHECK THE FAN

To check your overheating laptop, go straight to checking the fan. Your laptop overheats if the fan is faulty. You check this by seeing if you can feel or hear a blowing fan, through the exhaust vents.

Laptop overheating can also be caused if your fan blows at a small temperature, that is, a very low rate. This prevents adequate access of air to the internal components of the laptop, thereby making it overheat.

USE YOUR LAPTOP ON A SURFACE

At the instance of noticing overheating, try as much as possible not to directly place your laptop on your lap. Endeavor to put it on a dry, hard, and flat surface. I would make a good guess to say you are bothered about using it on your bed or while lying. If you want to make use of it while on the bed, you could get a good laptop cooling pad or a flat laptop desk.

EXPOSURE TO HEAT OR SUNLIGHT

Have an airy place where you keep your laptop after usage. Overheating may occur when you have extreme exposure to sunlight or heat. Try as much as possible to make sure that there is no access of the sun around where you keep your laptop. Overheating in this case goes to the extent of affecting both the hard drive and battery life.

TOO MUCH DUST IN THE MOTHERBOARD

Dust clogs in the motherboard, intake grills, or exhaust ports can cause overheating. This restricts the airflow around the motherboard and the laptop’s internal components. If the fan is running but little or no air is coming out of the vent, that’s a good sign that the internal airflow is being restricted.

A piece of candid advice would be to take it to a computer arena, where experts can check it up.

As explained in this post, it’s never a good idea to rest your running laptop on a bed, pillow, or another soft surface that can block the air vents in the bottom of the laptop case. I see this all the time, and it’s truly a laptop killer

I hope this helps.

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