Laptop overheating, how to improve airflow on notebooks and monitor temperatures

Laptop Overheating, How to clean the heatsink

One of the most common issues with aging laptops is overheating, something many people aren’t sure how to fix.
The laptop overheating, can be caused by many factors:
1. Dust and other strange objects inside the heatsink. 2. Bad airflow design. 3. Thermal pads ( applied on some models of laptops ) that creates a big gap between the GPU, CPU and heatsink.
In this Guide i will help you to figure out what’s causing the heat and how to keep your notebook functioning at a lower temperature.

dust barrierOverheating computers can cause a lot of problems, from seemingly random blue screens to data loss and permanent damage on components. You might not even know that it’s the root of your issues, and before you know it you have a damaged motherboard. Let’s go step by and step and see how to deal with laptop overheating . We’ll be dealing primarily with laptops, but most of the same principles apply all computers.

No air flow means no heat transfer so, you will need to disassemble your laptop and find the heatsink and fan location, remove it form the laptop and clean it.
After the cleaning, you may need to apply new thermal pads or thermal paste to improve the heath transfer.
On the models of laptops that uses thermal pads, you can change the pads with copper shims and will improve significantly.

This is a HP DV6000, before the cleaning it was restarting after 5 minutes of use.

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