How to avoid or reduce overheating of my laptop?

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If you live in a very hot place or if you are in the height of summer, you are definitely worried that your laptop will overheat. If so, you are in the right place. This tutorial provides some tips to avoid or reduce the overheating of the laptop.

Summer is a very hot time for the environment. Many people find themselves choking for much of the day looking for a way to cool off. Electronic devices don't have as much fun either, especially laptops. These tend to overheat very quickly.

Your laptop overheating is not a good sign. In addition to burning your legs while wearing it, the heat it generates can affect its performance and start damaging internal components. Gradually causing damage, perhaps irreparable. If you are interested in knowing how to avoid or reduce your laptop overheating as easy as sharing internet from iPhone to laptop, read on.

    Tips to avoid or reduce laptop overheating

    If your laptop starts to overheat don't worry, if you follow these tips you can effectively counter it.

    Sometimes it is just the fact of overuse of it, for example when closing the laptop preventing it from going into hibernation mode and therefore it can "rest" so to speak.

    Keep your laptop up high

    One of the first actions you should take so that your laptop doesn't overheat is lift it from the surface in where it is located. It is terrible for your computer to be on wooden surfaces, glass, in bed and especially on the legs. You must avoid it at all costs.

    If you don't have a laptop stand, what you can do is place it on a book that will lift it off the surface a few inches. This for increase air circulation under it. Always be very careful not to cover the ventilation ducts because if you do, the effort will be in vain.

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    Try to be in a cool environment

    If it is 40 degrees in the street, the best way to avoid or reduce your laptop overheating is to keep your equipment in the shade, preferably in a place with good ventilation and much better if it is in air conditioning. Your temperature and that of your laptop will thank you.

    Cooling bases

    If it is impossible for you to cool the space in which you use your laptop, another option you can implement is to use a cooling base . These cool the laptop through an integrated fan, which helps with optimal air circulation.

    The most recommended thing is that if you choose this option, it is to buy a metal cooling base. Furthermore, you must take into account that the noise they generate is not excessive and that the position of the keyboard is comfortable to use.

    Likewise, it is important that before buying one you check well how the ducts are ventilation of your laptop, so that the base you choose is compatible with it.

    Internal settings

    Overheating favors the common occurrence of the question why is my laptop so slow? And even this rise in temperature could be due to not cleaning and freeing up space on a hard drive with unnecessary files on the device.

    Another way to avoid or reduce laptop overheating is through internal settings. This is a simple but often forgotten step by users:

    • Control Software: As with your cell phone, it is a good idea to download and apply a program that helps you regulate the temperature of your laptop.
    • Reduce screen brightness: Maximum brightness requires more performance from your computer, then it overheats.
    • Adjust the processor: If you are using Windows, you can follow the steps below to reduce the processor state.
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