With record temperatures around the country, it’s no wonder why we’ve received a blue light special on overheating PCs and laptops! There are several preventative yet affordable measures you can take to make sure you’re PC or laptop does not overheat. Just follow the steps below to prevent your laptop or PC from overheating.
Prevent Laptop from Overheating
You can prevent your laptop from overheating by following the 3 methods below. If you have a PC instead scroll down further to see what to do to prevent your PC from overheating.
- Purchase a laptop cooling fan like the Cooler Master NotePal U3 Notebook Cooler with 3 Fans. This simply plugs into one of your spare USB ports on your laptop so you don’t need to be near an electric outlet. Not only will this save you from a laptop melt down, it will also cool you down by channeling all the heat that you would normally get on your lap to the unit itself.
- Take apart your laptop and clean the heat sync and fan making sure all excess dust is removed. Dust is a major culprit for overheating laptops. We like to use the Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt, 0.75-HP Electric Duster but a can of Air Duster 152A
will do the trick.
- If you are placing your laptop on a bed while in use, it’s a good idea to purchase the case fan previously mentioned. This will allow efficient air flow and proper cooling.
Prevent your PC from Over Heating
- Open the case and clean out any dust. The case is easily opened by unscrewing several thumb screws although this can depend on the model PC you have. Arming yourself with Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt, 0.75-HP Electric Duster is great and easy way to remove dust inside the case. P.S You will need a vacuum for the cleanup!
- Installing additional fans or more powerful fans inside your case will prevent your PC from overheating by providing better ventilation and air flow. This is a little more advanced and may require a tech to perform the install.
- On hot days it may not be a bad idea to open the case of your pc and using a fan to blow air on it. This is just another step you can take to prevent your PC from overheating!