How To Fix Your Laptop Overheating Problem?

Laptop overheating is pretty common and a lot of users come across this issue. When the heat dissipation performance of the laptop is not good, it can lead to various problems such as laptop breakdown, a blue screen, and other problems.

If you wish to know how to stop your laptop from overheating, then read the solutions mentioned below. Before we move on to the solutions, let's first get to know what is laptop overheating. 

Why is Your Laptop Overheating?

Various reasons can lead to laptop overheating problems. Some of them are mentioned below. 

1) Too Much Dust on Your Laptop

If there is too much dust on your laptop, then it can block the vents. This can lead to poor air circulation in your laptop. Moreover, it becomes extremely difficult to dissipate the heat inside the laptop.

Simultaneously, the dust will stick to your cooling fan, this reduces the efficiency of the fan to dissipate heat. 

2) A lot of Running Programs

When many programs are running on the laptop at the same time, the use of power supply, motherboard, hard disk, and graphics card is very high. When you use these components at a high rate, lots of heat gets dissipated, which further leads to overheating.

3) Use the Environment 

When the temperature of your laptop is very high, the heat generated by your laptop increases. This relatively decreases the heat dissipation efficiency. 

How can I Stop my Laptop from Overheating?

1) Use a Cooling Pad

It is not possible to add a cooling fan inside the laptop. However, you can always buy a laptop cooling pad for enhancing the heat dissipation performance. If you use a notebook, then it can easily get hot while playing games in the summer.

Sometimes it becomes impossible to resolve the issue of high ambient temperature just by cleaning the dust. In this case, it is advisable to use a cooling pad to improve the heat dissipation performance. 

2) Clean the Vents

When you use your notebook for a very long time, the vents on both the sides and the bottom get covered up with lint and dust. This stops the air from flowing, which is why the hot air inside your laptop is not able to flow out.

To fix this problem, you just need to clean the lint and dust covering the vents. You must only use thin plastic tools to clean the accumulated dust.

These vents are present in different locations depending on the laptop model. Before you clean it, you need to find the right vents. You need to clean the air vents regularly as it can minimize the chance of component damage. Also, it saves your laptop from performance degradation. 

3) Clean CPU Fan and Heatsink 

If you have been using your laptop for more than a year, then you may see its fan covered with a layer of dust. A lot of dust gets accumulated on your heat sink and CPU fan. You must open your laptop to clear the dust and debris accumulated on it. This can help you stop your laptop from overheating.

There are a lot of people who have no experience in disassembling laptops. This method is relatively hard. 

Step 1: First of all, you need to remove the back cover. After that, you need to insert an old credit card below the back cover and move it to release the latch, which fixed the back cover of your laptop. 

Step 2: After that, you are required to disconnect the battery connector. This will help you in avoiding hardware damage. 

Step 3: Take out all the screws that are securing your cooling fan and heat sink. After that, disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard. 

Step 4: Now, remove the heatsink and clean the fan using a brush. This is the most important thing that you must do for cleaning up the lint and dust accumulated on your heatsink's vent. 

Step 5: After that, use a brush to clean the dust from the fan assembly and heatsink. 

Step 6: Wipe off the thermal grease on your GPU and CPU chip. After that, reinstall the heat sink assembly on your laptop. 

Step 7: Now, you need to apply the new grease on the GPU and CPU chip. Then, install the heat sink again on your laptop.

  • Mick Jone
  • Category: Laptop
  • Last Update: 5 months ago