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What to do when Laptop is getting too hot to touch


Date: 20 May 2016    Group: Computers & Smart Devices    Category: Laptops & Tablets   

I have a problem with my laptop. The laptop is getting too hot to touch whenever I use to run any graphic intensive application or any game, visual studio etc. I thought of checking it by own before going to any service centre. Can anyone please help me, what would be the reason?

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Author: Nikunj    23 May 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

The first thing I want to tell is every 6 months you need to service your laptop because of so mush dust entered in you PC or laptop.

Another thing is your laptop is surely not made to play high performance and graphic intense games, it needs a graphic card to run this type of game.

Next thing is if you use your laptop while is charging then the battery will warm and automatically all system will get hit as this rule also apply to mobile devices.

The laptop is designed to sit on a flat surface, so if you sit on the bed or if you covered laptop with the cotton cover it will definitely heat system because of no scope of air entering into the system.



Author: Mahesh    23 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 10  (Rs 10)    Voting Score: 0

If your laptop does not have the graphics card then the issue of the heating is likely to be exhaust fan and the heat sink region. Your laptop if it has dedicated graphics card then it is likely to draw more heat when you run graphics based programs or games. You didn't specify whether your laptop has the graphics card or not, so my suggestion include for all the possible scenarios for the heating in laptop.

In order to reduce the heat in your laptop you have to try some of these options-

1. Cooling Pad: Use laptop cooling pad. They can keep the exhaust region cool. Also the amount of heat dissipated can be reduced due to such pad. Most of the time the laptops with graphic card benefit the most with this option.

2. Cleanup Internals: You can do this on your own or you can take this to service center. You have to clean up the internal section of the laptop with small vacuum cleaner (it costs 150 Rs or a bit more). This way you can make sure that it has no dust inside. If you do this from the service center then they may charge you for this.

3. Cooling Paste: There is heat sinking paste that is being used near the processor and other heat dissipation regions. You can buy the paste from the market and use it on processor or other areas. I suggest you to leave this part to the service center if you're new to this. You can watch videos on YouTube if you want to understand how to get this done.

4. Resting Surface: Unfortunately the laptop as the name implies can't be used for long on lap and on soft surface that absorbs heat exhausted. So make sure you use the wood or the metal surface to keep your laptop. This way your laptop may not get overheat due to resting surface heat dissipation.

These are some of the tricks that you can use for keeping your laptop cool.

As this problem is occurring due to usage of graphics intensive apps or games, then it seems your system is taking some toll due to limited external graphics RAM or lack-of such external graphics card. Do check official website's forum if any other people are also suffering from similar issues.

However do note that if you still have heating issue. Or if the heat is making your laptop shutdown on it's own then it is better to take the system to the service center.


Author: Timmappa Kamat    23 May 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 10  (Rs 10)    Voting Score: 0

Laptops are bound to get hot. It has a lot of parts crammed up in a little space. Besides some laptops come up metallic cases. This causes more heat. That does not mean your laptop is having any issues as such.
You may check if your computer reaches unsafe temperature conditions. You may install Core Temp CPU Monitorto check for it. You can enter the value for safe temperatures in the monitor so that the laptop can come up with a pop-up message or go into hibernation if it reaches unsafe conditions.

Other options could be -

Keep it away from hot climate
Summer temperatures could be the culprit if you observe extreme heat. Make it a point to keep it in shade.

Use lap desk
You are expected to keep your laptop on a flat surface. This will help you get proper air flow to the bottom of the laptop. When you keep it on a fabric on your lap, it restricts the air flow and hence the heat is transferred to your body.

Keep your legs apart
Though it may appear a funny idea, you may consider sitting with your legs apart when you have the laptop on your lap. The gap between the legs will let you have proper air flow since the vents are not blocked.

Fan speed control
Have a control on the speed of your fans. There are programs like SpeedFan which help you achieve it. HP laptops have an app named HP CoolSense for the purpose.

Control the processes
Check for resource intensive programs. Try to keep such apps to a minimum. For instance, flash content makes your laptop work harder. This can cause your laptop getting hotter. Use flash videos only when you need them.

Another method would be to check the processes running in the background. If you are on Windows press ctrl+shift+esc to access Task Manger. Check if anything is using your CPU. If the CPU usage shows two digits for any of the processes, that process is the culprit.

These are some options to avoid heating up of your laptop. The actual reason could well be much different than that stated above. If all these tips tend to go flat, get your laptop checked by the authorised service center.


Author: [Anonymous]    01 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

During heavy use the processor heats up which cause the laptop to heat ups.

There are two simple ways

1. Limit the clock speed:-
Limiting clock speed will absolutely degrades the performance but laptop won't heat up.

2. Disassemble laptop to clean the internal:-
Heating is nature of laptop. When a heavy process is handled by CPU may the fan speed is increased so that processor stay cool.
You can try to clean the fan and blocked holes.
While using make sure that the air should pass through the bottom surface of laptop.


Author: pranay anumula    18 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Laptop heating issue can happen due to multiple reasons like your configuration might not withstand the amount of usage you use or it may be due to a problem in the graphic card or no graphic card in laptop etc.

Use a cooling fan base and use the laptop by assembling on it because laptop processors are in continuous use so they may need some external cooling system, so you can use it and can reduce some of the effects.

Upgrade to higher configuration if you want to play some high-end graphics games or set the graphic quality to low in games, I would recommend the first option, though.

Clean up all the internal parts and once check up the battery and also keep an eye on fan speed and task manager.





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