Laptop Design Flaws: Overheating Issues

Laptops are notorious for overheating Issues when they are plugged in,

especially if they are plugged in and sitting on a soft surface like a lap.

You will probably notice that a program that makes your computer work hard

(one that uses most of the CPU’s capacity) will generate more heat than a lighter program.

It is really important that the cooling system on your computer is in good working order at all times,

because overheating can cause severe damage to your computer’s components if it is allowed to go on too long.

Overheating Issues The Problem:

The basic design of a laptop contributes to the problem,

but there isn’t much that can be done about that, since the very nature of laptops requires them to have sturdy cases.

Having a sturdy case on your laptop, though, contributes to the problem because it holds in the heat generated by the components,

and the ventilation ports are generally not large enough to allow the heat to dissipate.

Another contributor to the problem is the fact that laptops get put in bags a lot.

Putting your laptop in a bag is fine, but bags almost always have at least a small amount of lint in them.

Lint can clog the ventilation ports, so that the fan draws in less cool air, and heat can’t dissipate as easily.

The Solution:

The first and best solution to this problem is to keep your laptop clean.

Use compressed air to blow out the ventilation ports regularly,

keep your laptop on a hard surface as much as you can to allow air to circulate underneath it,

and be aware of how hard you are making your laptop work.

And after doing all these things,

buy a cooling pad and use it religiously so that you can be sure that your laptop is in no danger of overheating.