For a few days now, you have noticed that your computer reaches very high temperatures and, after a few minutes, ends up shutting down without warning, preventing you from restarting until it cools down. This is certainly a behavior that can arouse some fear but, you should know, far from anomalous: in case of overheatingin fact, most motherboards and / or power supplies start an emergency mechanism, which, in order to avoid hardware damage due to extreme heat, immediately "turns off" the motherboard, preventing it from restarting until the situation returns to normal. normality.
Contrary to what one might think, the sudden and uncontrolled increase in the internal temperature of the computer, whether fixed or portable, is not always attributable to a hardware failure: an incorrect support surface, an excessive amount of accumulated dust or a position not congenial could contribute to the occurrence of this annoying, but alas common, occurrence.
If, in light of this, you started wondering how not to overheat your PC, know that this is just the right guide to start: below, in fact, I will show you a series of steps to take to ensure that the internal temperature of the computer remains relatively low and does not lead to emergency shutdowns or potential hardware damage . You will see, the result you will get will surprise you!
How Not to Overheat Your Laptop
As I explained earlier, the causes of overheating of laptops (but also fixed) can be multiple. Below I will list a series of very useful tricks, in order to prevent the atmosphere from becoming literally ... hot!
Choose the Support Surface
The first recommendation I would like to give you, although it may seem trivial and obvious, is to choose carefully support surface on which to work with the laptop. The reason is obvious: since inside notebooks the space dedicated to air exchange is relatively small, it would be advisable to place it on a work surface able to disperse the heat or, at least, not to further accumulate that generated by the notebook. .
Yes, therefore, at hard plastic, wood or marble surfaces, preferably without covers; Absolutely not recommended, where possible, to use the laptop on wool, cotton or fabric-covered surfaces, such as blankets, mattresses, sofas, clothing or the like: fabrics tend to absorb heat and, consequently, contribute in a way directed at overheating the notebook base.
Personally, I do not recommend placing the laptop, especially if you plan to start a resource-intensive business, even on surfaces covered in rubber or soft plastic (e.g. the classic stain-resistant plasticized tablecloths): although such materials do not contribute in directly to the overheating of the computer, they could be damaged or melt with the heat generated, causing damage to the underlying surfaces or, even worse, to the PC itself.
Use a Cooling Base
Another very effective method to avoid overheating the laptop involves the use of a cooling base: these are plastic or metal support surfaces, equipped with one or more fans and raised with respect to the base, on which the notebook must be placed in order to improve heat dissipation, favoring ventilation and decreasing, consequently, the internal temperature of the computer.
Generally, the fans supplied with the base are powered by a small USB cable, which must be connected to one of the free ports on the computer; moreover, on most devices of this type there are rubber pads or blocking supports, which allow you to position the notebook in an easy way, preventing it from slipping.
Numerous products of this type are available on the market, suitable for all needs and, literally, for all budgets, and they can be purchased in the best computer stores, or online.