How to prevent overheating of your laptop

3) If your computer keeps giving shutdown problems you can lift it off the work surface using a shim under the monitor and tilt it slightly. In just a few centimeters can be useful for cooler air to flow under the computer and improve cooling. To monitor the temperature of the computer I recommend a free software called Speed Fan and which is able to measure the temperature of the graphics processor and the core of the computer.

4) Check that the air vents are not obstructed. After a bit ‘of time from these fissures in which the air sucked can accumulate dust which obstructs the opening, reducing the amount of air sucked and consequently the cooling capacity. If you notice that there is dust in the cracks you can use compressed air to remove it. This operation must be carried out with computer off to prevent damage to the fan and the motor that actuates it. Very often this is enough to solve the problem. In my case, using graphics programs often happened that my computer is turned off, after installing the program that I mentioned earlier and you clean it with compressed air temperature in the exercise of my computer and especially the graphics processor (I mount a NVIDI AGe Force 9600 MGS graphics card with 1 Gig of dedicated memory) decreased by 20 ° C.

The optimum temperatures for operation are around 30-40 ° C, but at some operations can greatly increase up to double. Course work at lower temperatures helps to reduce component wear and extends the life of the battery and of our PC.