5 factors that can make your notebook too hot

5 factors that can make your notebook too hot

Few people have ever had the awful experience of having a laptop overheating, have they? Whether it’s time to play or to perform heavier tasks, which are sometimes not even that complex, the machine loses power and bothers the user, both from the excessive heat and from the noise made by the fans.

If you go through something like this, maybe it’s time to identify the problem and avoid greater losses; Know 5 reasons why your notebook may be getting too hot:

1. Dust

Most dust does not accumulate on fan blades, but rather on the heat sink

Dirt is the most common enemy of your PC’s air intakes. Time and again, dust particles accumulate in fans, heat sinks and the rest of the internal components, greatly affecting the performance of the machine.

At first, check the inputs and outputs of your notebook. If the fans are making too much noise and circulating little air, perhaps it is time to carry out a more severe cleaning in the cooling system.

Avoid giving that “blow-up” or use vacuum cleaners. Because of the way they are made, coolers and heat sinks primarily prevent simple air pressure from eliminating dirt particles. It is worth remembering that  cleaning must be thorough and carried out by those who have the technical knowledge to do so, since, in most cases, it will be necessary to disassemble the notebook.

2. Bad use

Although simple, this tip is often overlooked by many: never use your notebook in a way that obstructs the circulation of air in the device. It is common to use it on the bed, on the legs or covering the air intakes (usually located at the bottom of the laptops). Avoid it as much as possible.

3. Software

The way you use the software on your PC can also make it warmer. Always check for programs, whether viruses or not, that are consuming a lot of CPU power.

Heavier tasks such as games, image or video editing often make the PC warm up, but you have to be aware that too much heat can cause permanent damage – other than a simple reduction in power.

4. Environment

The temperature of the environment where the machine is located may also warrant higher than expected heat in the internal components. It is important that the room is airy and has pleasant temperatures below 30-35 ° C.

5. Thermal paste

As well as a good cleaning, the exchange of the thermal paste is recommended mainly when you notice some loss of performance in the CPU. By serving to transfer heat from the processor to the heatsink, the thermal paste may dry out over time, losing its usefulness.

Try to monitor processor temperatures and, if they are too high, have a technician replace the thermal grease in your notebook.