Guide to Deal With Computer Overheating: 8 Suggestions
Overheating is one of those computer problems that you cannot ignore for too long. As soon as you notice that the temperature becomes too much for the system to handle, and the device makes loud noises, take action.
Of course, a lot depends on the cooling system. A poor setup means more issues and less reliability. Since many people who purchase pre-built computers are not too keen to research the subject, they end up with a lackluster computer.
Relying on a computer service shop sounds like an optimal option, but there are a few DIY methods worth trying.
Clean the Dust
Let’s start with cleaning the dust. More often than not, the accumulation of dust inside a computer is the primary reason behind overheating.
It is one of those things that you need to take care of regularly. Otherwise, the issue will only snowball out of control and damage your computer more.
If you own a desktop PC, taking the case apart for thorough cleaning is not that problematic. The situation is a bit different with laptops, unfortunately.
Since the hardware is integrated and together, many laptop owners are too reluctant to take the device apart. As such, their laptops remain full of dust, and the overheating is not disappearing.
When you are not confident in your own skills, it is better to rely on someone who is good at it. There should be someone you can count on to clean the dust inside a laptop.
Get a Cooling Pad
A cooling pad is an accessory for laptops that should be utilized more often. Given the costs, it makes sense to invest in an accessory that solves overheating issues. Of course, one can argue that you do not eliminate the root of the problem because the laptop is still overheating, but if it works as a means to reduce the overheating issue, it is worth the money.
Ventilate Your Room
Using a computer in a poorly ventilated room does not help. From opening your windows to getting an AC, every little bit helps, and you should not hesitate to work on improving the situation.
It might cost some money, particularly if you plan to get an AC, but treat it as a long-term investment that will help with more than just your computer. You will not have to suffer as much heat in your home.
Kill Redundant Background Processes
It is also important to see what is running in the computer’s background. Some processes are likely redundant, and they function as a resource hog rather than something useful.
If you are using macOS, check Activity Monitor. For MS Windows, there is a Task Manager. Sort processes by the most resources used and determine whether you can quit them.
In case applications end up running in the background because they are part of the startup item list, you should clear that up as well.
Run Less Consuming Software
Continuing with the background apps, you might find that some particular processes stand out a lot even though they should not.
It might be possible to find alternatives that are not as consuming. A good example of this is Google Chrome.
Chrome is undoubtedly the most popular internet browser, but it comes with certain downsides. Most notably, its demands for computer memory.
Switching to a different internet browser would still let you surf the web, except it would also mean that the browser is not consuming as many resources, which also helps with the overall performance and overheating of the device.
Declutter the Desktop
Desktop clutter is another source for potential overheating issues. It is convenient to keep documents on a computer’s desktop, but the convenience comes at a cost. The more clutter there is, the more files the system has to render.
In other words, desktop clutter is another resource hog, and if you add it to the rest, it is natural that your computer is overheating.
Check for Malware
Even if the odds of malware running rampant on your computer are low, you should still not underestimate the possibility.
For some peace of mind, check the system for viruses using a reliable anti-malware tool. If the scan is clean, then the computer should be fine. And if a scan reveals corrupted data, delete it from the system and you should notice improvements.
Create More Free Space on the Drive
The last bit of advice is about drive storage. If there is not enough free disk space on a computer, it is to be expected that the device will underperform, and that includes overheating.
The simplest solution to storage issues would be to delete redundant files permanently. Moving some data to external storage (hard drives and clouds) is also an option.
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