5 ways to cool down your laptop
You’re probably fed up with your laptop heating up and messing up your productivity or gaming right? Well, worry no more! Here are 5 easy and efficient ways to cool down your laptop.
USE YOUR LAPTOP ON A HARD AND FLAT SURFACE
This is probably a no-brainer but while using a laptop for gaming or CPU-intensive tasks it’s better to use your laptop on a hard and flat surface. This allows your built-in vents and fans to work efficiently and keep your laptop cool.
Using a Cooling Pad
A laptop being a portable device does come with its fair share of problems, a more common one is overheating due to its design. While companies are working on eradicating this issue with newer models, a simple laptop cooling pad can be an immediate fix.
A laptop cooling pad is placed under the laptop and draws air through its vents thus cooling it, plus they’re cheap too! Such as the Belkin F5L055-BLK which can be found for less than $30.
Adjusting your laptop settings can have a huge impact on your overheating issues. A laptop’s power settings can be changed from High Performance to a Balanced or Power Saver plan. This will allow the system to only use the power required to run your applications rather than always using the maximum processor speed.
Certain brands such as MSI allow you to control or change the computer’s settings so that it doesn’t overheat as quickly. A little research about your laptop’s model and its optimal working settings can help you a lot! One easy tip is to lower your display’s brightness.
Cleaning your Laptop
We all can agree that dust seems to get everywhere and unless you’re a clean freak chances are that it’s dust that hindering your laptop’s efficiency! Dust and debris block your laptop’s air vents which makes it prone to overheating issues. Many people use cotton swabs to clean the small crevices but you can also buy the right tools to easily clean your internal components, buying compressed air can, for example, can be a game changer!
Avoiding Power Drain and Giving it a Rest
Believe me, I’m not pulling your leg but shutting down your laptop and giving it a rest can help you avoid overheating issues. Seems like electronics aren’t that different from us are they?
You should turn off your laptop especially when you aren’t using it, in addition using your laptop while charging is the easiest way to kill your charging jack. The battery’s hotter when charging in comparison to when it’s not, so you’re only adding to the problem if you use it whilst charging!
In conclusion, if you’re running into overheating problems I hope 1 of these 5 ways helped you but if you have an older model it's better to upgrade and buy a newer one!