How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

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How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by Nishankly on Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:38 pm

I got a dell.
It overheats if i do big processes for more than one hour or 45 mins or so.
Its pretty annoying Neutral

Any methods?

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by che on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:05 pm

if it's out of warranty, unscrew the bottom cover and drill holes in it, no joke

otherwise the general rules apply, keep it on a solid surface with good airflow or get a cooler

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i'm using this one, can't complain

if it still overheats get a new non-dell laptop Laughing

also vacuuming... mostly an issue with desktops but laptops need to be cleaned occasionally too

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by dmize on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:25 pm

^ that. Pick up a laptop cooler for it

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by Babun on Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:42 pm

Do you live in India Nishank? Very Happy If so, there's no helping it the usual way Very Happy
Open it up if past warranty and drill holes. Position the holes in such a way that airflow through the cooler is possible otherwise the holes won't make sense and may stall the heat eco smile
If you can find a thin greed nearby, use a scissor and glue it over the holes you made to prevent dust from entering the laptop case eco smile

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by TalkingReckless on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:26 pm

get a cooling pad..... clean the fan with compressed air.

if u can't get a cooling pad, try to keep it on a book or flat object... and make sure the fans are not covered by the object and air can flow out.... keep it at a edge....


thats what i do when i go back to Pakistan in the heat

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by spanky on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:15 pm

briefly put: clean the dust off of it(vents) using compressed air/vacuum cleaner, dont use it on fabric surfaces, decrease processor power.

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:34 pm

I simply put a book below it to give it some space between the surface and the laptop.

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by che on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:54 pm

if the surface is a table, not a bed or something soft, a book would still block the airflow...

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:44 am

It works fine for me...

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by Nishankly on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:13 am

Im been using a table, I place it in such a way that half the lappy is on and half of it off Laughing

I guess i will buy a cooler.

Yes Babun, I live in India!

Is drilling holes and cleaning the lappy safe by a noob like me safe, che?

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by nichabr on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:39 pm

Nishank wrote:Im been using a table, I place it in such a way that half the lappy is on and half of it off Laughing

I guess i will buy a cooler.

Yes Babun, I live in India!

Is drilling holes and cleaning the lappy safe by a noob like me safe, che?

opening and cleaning it is easy...remembering how to put it back can sometimes be a pain...
PS. dont lose any screws their small as hell.

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by poolsupporter on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:37 am

Use compressed air wisely. Way too many people just end up blowing dust back inside the laptop.

I'd open up as much I can and then use compressed air. Be very careful as far as vacuum cleaners are concerned as the static could kill certain components.

The above advice is good for the most part though. Flat surface, give the computer room to breathe and you should be good.


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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by Spooony on Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:55 pm

It will cost you less than 20 bucks. Go buy a PC fan for around 6 dollars. Get a piece of perspex bout twice the size of your laptop. Drill holes in it then mount the fan in the middle. Connect the fan wires to any power adapter with a switch where you can set the voltage. Now fold the piece of perspex over till it is a nice angle where it will serve as a cooling pad. Plug in the fan and place the laptop ontop of it and voila.

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Re: How to reduce overheating in Laptops?

Post by CBarca on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:16 am

My brother has a laptop and got a cooler for it and has never had a problem with it so...dooo iittt. Worth the money.

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