How To Keep Your Laptop From Overheating: Here Are 5 Easy Steps

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Laptops are great companions when moving around. Surre this is the age of smartphones, tablets and other smart devices, but nothing beats a traditional lappy moving around with you. Although, there's always a matter of preference.

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However, laptops have been infamously known in the past to overheat and even catch fire. And over the years, this overheating issue has gotten a lot of traction from users and media alike. The problem first came to notice way back in 2006 when reports of laptops actually catching fire started doing rounds.

To this very day, it still remains a pressing issue for laptop users all across the planet that their laptops are getting out of hand. But you can still keep your laptop cool enough, while not losing out on your sanity. And here are 5 easy steps to do just that.

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Maintain an Elevation

Sometimes keeping your laptop in an elevated position helps out. Just get a small book or something similar and keep it below the laptop's battery. This will help the laptop maintain a cool temparature when not in connection with any kind of matress or desk.

Keep a Cool Environment

It also helps to keep your laptop in an air-conditioned or cool area to allow your system to keep cool and prevent it from overheating.

Get a Cooler

If you scour around the Internet, you will surely find a host of deals for laptops cooling units. Online retailers such as Flipkart and Snapdeal already have a host of them from different makers. The cooling unit will just connect to your laptop via the USB port and enable a fan that will keep things cool.

Get a Heat Sink

You could always use a steel flat bar as an external heat sink. Know that larger the bar, the longer it will take for the laptop to overheat. However, it is important to know that this helps if you have a lappy with metal casing.

Check Your Fans

The best way to make sure your laptop fans are working properly is to use diagnostic software. This is since the fans are inside the case, and opening up a laptop case can void the warranty. Just head over to the website of your laptop maker and see if there's a fan-diagnosing tool as such that you can download. If not, you can still download one from another vendor online.

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