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Thursday, December 22, 2016

How To Prevent Your Laptop From Overheating. 5 Best Tips

Preventing your laptop from overheating is a great task that is if you want to keep
your laptop running problem free for years to come.
A laptop that runs hotter than what it was
designed for can and usually will have internal
parts prematurely fail.

Since today's ultra fast laptop computers can get
up there in temperature, especially during the
summer months, it is more important than ever
that you keep your laptop running cool.
Sure it's pretty normal for most laptops to get fairly hot
even when running within temperature guidelines,
though it's unfortunately hard to really tell when a
laptop is running hotter than it should.

And if you continue to run it super hot for
prolonged periods of time eventually something
will give, and more often than not the hard drive
is the first thing to go.

Unfortunately the hard drive is the most important
piece of hardware being that it holds all your important data. This makes following best steps to prevent laptop overheating crucial.

We're going to take a look at the top 5 ways to
prevent laptop overheating. Following these
general guidelines should help you keep your
laptop running cool and problem free for years to

Top 5 Tips To Prevent Laptop Overheating.

Tip 1: Remove Dust From Your Laptop Computer Via
Compressed Error.
Overtime dust will build
up in the vents and on the
laptops internal fans reducing optimal airflow
through the hot internal case. And as dust builds
up more and more your chances of laptop
overheating vastly increase.
Internal laptop fans when caked with dust will spin
out of balance and not properly cool your laptops
crucial internal components. On top of this an out
of balance fan will experience much more wear
and tear, potentially leading to an early fan failure.

If there is visible dust on your laptop often you
should used compressed error I'd say at least 4
times a year, of course adjust accordingly if your laptop is consistently dusty. For laptops that aren't visibly dusty compressed error can be used less often.
When using compressed error it is best to blow in
the fan vents in the direction of airflow. Normally
air is drawn from vents on the bottom of the
laptop through the case and out the side of the laptop.

When blowing air it is also best to use short bursts
of air instead of using sustained air pressure. The
reason for this is that you don't want to potentially push the fan beyond its manufacturer rated speed, damaging it during the cleaning process.
These simple tips can help you preserve
your laptop and keep it running smoothly.

Tip 2: Do Not Use  Laptop On Surfaces That Block Or Restrict Airflow.
This is one of the simplest yet most effective tips to prevent laptop overheating.
All too often people
use their laptops on
less than ideal surfaces, blocking the crucial air
intake vents on the underside of the laptop.
Common surfaces that can cause laptop
overheating include beds, carpets, couches, and
even your own lap e.t.c.
Take a look at the bottom of your laptop, notice
the small rubber feet? These small rubber feet are
actually very crucial, designed to allow airflow to
the intake vents on the underside of a laptop.

When you place a laptop on a soft surface the
laptop will often sink into the surface and potentially overheat if the intake vents are completely blocked, etc.
Even if your laptop doesn't have intake vents on the bottom it can still overheat when placed on a less than ideal surface

If you are going to place your laptop on a bed, carpet, or other similar surface, a large hardcover of book or equivalent flat surface works wonders and may just prevent laptop overheating.
And if you use your laptop on your lap like most individuals, try to make sure the underside vents are not blocked. Spreading your legs to allow airflow to the vents or even using a flat surface between the laptop and your legs works wonders.

Tip 3: Shutdown A Laptop Before Placing It In A Laptop Case.
Shutting down a laptop completely before placing it into a laptop case will
prevent laptop from overheating. Storing a
laptop in a case while it is still running may cause severe laptop internal damage.
Unfortunately you'd be surprised how many
individuals do this because of improperly configured power saving settings, carelessness, or lack of knowledge.

Heat will build up very quickly in a sealed laptop
case, If you consistently do this and your system doesn't
happen to roast, at the minimum the extra wear and
tear from all the excess heat will still shorten the lifespan of the laptops internal components, making a premature component failure imminent.

Even if you use standby mode, your work and
settings are saved into memory so a laptop will
generate some heat for it still needs to draw a small amount of power from the laptop battery.
Standby mode doesn't draw too much power, though when you place the laptop in a sealed environment such as a laptop case, potential
problems can occur even with standby modes low
energy requirements.

The simple solution to all this, always turn your
computer completely off, or you hibernate it.
Hibernation puts
your open documents and programs on your hard
disk, and then turns off your computer.

Hibernation is great because you can still quickly resume where you left off without any laptop overheating risks.

Tip 4: Use Laptop Lift To Increase Airflow.
Propping your laptop up higher can substantially increase airflow to the
bottom of the laptop and potentially prevent laptop from overheating.
This tip is especially useful during the summer months when temperatures rise.
If you use your laptop computer on a day to day basis, I highly recommend you buy a laptop lifter this cost free.

This tip for it will not only keep your laptop cooler but
over time it may prevent premature component
failure. Heat is a laptops worst enemy so keeping
it cool is an essential best practice.

To prop your laptop up you can use a medium
sized book or equivalent surface. I personally put
a book underneath both of the back feet on the
laptop so the back of the laptop is raised. Just
make sure the book, etc. is not obstructing any of
the laptops bottom intake fans.

On the other hand you're not always going to have a book handy, so if you prefer to spend a little money for a permanent solution, you can actually buy third party rubber feet or suction cup type feet which you can place on the bottom of your laptop permanently or temporarily depending on
the product purchased. But whether or not you choose to use an old
fashioned book or purchase a third party permanent solution to raise your laptop, both
options will increase airflow and help prevent laptop overheating.

Tip 5:Buy a Laptop Cooling Pad.
A laptop cooling
pad is the best way to prevent laptop from overheating. If you put your laptop through long hours of use, the small price you will pay for a laptop cooling pad is totally worth the admission.
And if you have a bad habit of placing your laptop on a bed, carpet or other surface that can potentially block the vents causing the laptop to
run hotter, or you live in a place with a hot climate, a laptop cooling pad is even more ideal.

Most laptop cooling pads are designed to draw
heat away from the laptop, allow better airflow to
the bottom of the laptop, and some even have built in fans for cooling the laptop further.
A cooling pad can also prevent premature laptop component failure because it will always insure your laptop vents are unobstructed and proper airflow is getting to the underside of the laptop.

Most laptop cooling pads are light weight and portable like today's laptops, and there are tons of choices out there.
Some of my favorite
manufacturers of laptop cooling pads include
Evercool, Rosewill, Belkin, Targus, and Cooler master.Enjoy!!!!!!!

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