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How to Stop Laptop Overheating Problems Effectively or How to Fix Overheating Laptop

Testing Laptop Heat and Temperature

You can see in the above picture the CPU core temperature reached 100℃ and that didn't happen normally. We were stressing the CPU to test the performance of this laptop for our "Review Video" and we found that after stressing the CPU for 4 minutes and 35 seconds the temperature raised to 100℃ and the frequency from a single thread we were getting was nearly 4.53 GHz.

Walton Karonda GX710G Pro Laptop's Overheating Screenshot

And when we kept stressing the laptop like this for around 15 minutes, the frequency level and performance was dropping significantly. Of course, the temperature raised abnormally and the laptop was getting hotter.
[N.B: Stressing will overheat a laptop, but for normal uses without stressing it's not acceptable if that happens continuously]

So how to solve or stop a laptop from overheating itself or how to cool down an overheating laptop?

Look. in order to learn "how to solve or fix laptop overheating problems easily and effectively for durable and stable performance", you must know what are the things that can cause these overheating issues for your laptop.
If you can find out or figure out the reasons that are causing overheating issues for the laptop, then finding the solutions will be easier for most cases.

Firstly you must know that most of the damages in laptops' hardware happen because of the laptops overheating. It also slows down the CPU and the processing speed of the laptop.
So no one should overlook the overheating issues that can narrow down your laptop's life cycle.

The Solutions or Tips for Fixing Overheating Laptops:

1. Keep enough ventilation space for airflow
Almost every laptop has a ventilation space for airflow and has fans for keeping inside of the laptop cooler blowing out the hotter air.
Find out whether your laptop's ventilation space is at the side frame of the laptop or at the bottom.
Some laptop also has both at the bottom and side frame.

So our recommendation will be to keep enough space under the laptop for airflow and don't put your laptop on a soft couch or laps or bed sheets where the space gets blocked and can't blow the heat out of the laptop's body.

Try to always use your laptop on a solid surface and keep enough space under the laptop for having an overheat-free laptop.

2. Don't misjudge your CPU capacity
It has been found that so many new or irregular laptop users aren't concerned about the capacity of their laptops.
Remember not every machine or laptop has the capabilities of running so many apps or programs and heavy resources simultaneously.
For instance, if you have an Intel Pentium processor-based laptop and you're trying to encode video or edit video using Adobe Premiere Pro, there's no doubt you're killing the CPU.

Cause if you give so much load to a CPU that it's not built for or programmed for then it'll cause havoc. You must know what your laptop can do at its best and what couldn't be done by it.
Just do the things wisely for saving your laptop and keeping that cool. Don't try to run heavy programs on your laptop if that's not capable of handling that.

3. Check background apps or programs
If your PC is working with so many tasks and so many apps at the same time and there are a lot of background apps running behind and you're not aware of that, just go to "Windows Task Manager" pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC at the same time.


After opening the "Task Manager" app we can see a window like the above where all the apps and background processes are shown, and you can see how much CPU power they're using and the total percentage of your CPU is being used, and how much memory or RAM is being used by each app or process.

Now you can sort these in terms of CPU usage or in terms of Memory or RAM usage. That'll help you to find which app uses the most power of the CPU.

Now if you want to terminate any apps that you're thinking causing stress to the CPU but you don't need that running.
Just click on that app's name and look at the right side of the bottom of the Task Manager window you'll see that the "End Task" icon is clickable.

Click "End task" for terminating that app. It'll save your CPU power and diminish CPU temperature.

4. Check CPU, HDD, or SSD usage
If you see that your laptop's CPU usage is at 100% and it's getting overheated then it's sure that your CPU is having a hard time for all of your apps that are in the use.
In that case, close some apps for cooling down your laptop's CPU.

In some cases, laptops' HDD or SSD health doesn't remain in favor of multitasking or heavy usage. If you have an old HDD or SSD that's not doing well and you're not getting enough Readin or Writing Speed or Data Transfer Speed then check your HDD or SSD's health make sure it's in a good conditing to support the RAM and the CPU.

5. Low RAM or Memory Capacity
There are a huge number of people who don't upgrade their RAM or check their RAM for being sure whether it's enough for their regular usage or not. Nowadays 4GB RAM is not enough for most of the common laptop users, and it really causes lag and slowing down issues of laptops including overheating.

We'll ask you guys to use dual-channel RAM instead of having a single stick and at least 8GB of RAM for backing your multitasking and heavy workload on your laptop.
It'll give great support to the CPU storing you bigger running apps and tasks for optimal performance.

So, these are the things you can do for better performance and cooling down your overheating laptop easily and effectively.
If there's something more you would like to add to solve or fix an overheating laptop, let us know in the comment section, we'll be glad to know your thoughts.