Fix Laptop Overheating Problem

Have you ever heard a loud fan sound from your computer while playing games or other heavy applications?

Have you ever witnessed an automatic shutdown of your laptop while working?

These two are the common symptoms of computer overheating issues.

This article discusses the reasons, symptoms, and fixes for computer overheating issues.

Reasons for Computer Overheating

It is not uncommon to have these heat issues on a PC. There are many reasons, but some of the most common causes are listed below.

  1. CPU fan failed to work

    The cabinet's internal heat will rise if the CPU fan fails. If your computer shows overheating issues, one of the reasons is the faulty CPU fan.

  2. Heat sink issue

    The heat sink is a heat exchanger that keeps the processor and GPU cool. Over time, the heat sink will lose its capacity to cool the processor and GPU.

    Check the heat sink if your computer or laptop shows an overheating problem.

  3. Dust inside the cabinet

    The dust inside the cabinet can indirectly increase the temperature inside the cabinet. It can reduce the speed and functionality of your computer fan.

  4. The flow of hot air from the cabinet is blocked

    If anything blocks the airflow from your PC /Laptop, it will result in overheating.

    Make sure nothing blocks the hot air coming from the computer. It is necessary to prevent a computer overheating problem.

  5. PC Overclocking

    Overclocking will result in producing more heat than the original processor settings.

  6. Running a Heavy Application

    Running an application that needs more processing power than your PC will result in overheating.

We have covered the common reasons for computer overheating problems.

Let us check how to stop your computer from overheating when playing heavy applications like games.

Stop Computer From Overheating

  1. Make sure the airflow from your laptop/PC is not disturbed.

  2. Clean the dust from your computer cabinet.

  3. Check the heat sink and change the thermal paste if necessary.

  4. Ensure your computer has the required GPU to play heavy games to stop overheating.

  5. Check the working of the CPU fan and change it if it is not working correctly.

  6. Do not run too many applications together to prevent CPU overheating.

  7. Run a reputed AntiVirus to scan for any possible resource-hungry malware applications.

Let us check the common signs of a CPU overheating and keep the computer system cool.

Signs of CPU Overheating

Overheating will result in general slowness of your computer system.

Another symptom of overheating is the heavy fan noise from the CPU.

Automatic computer shutdown and rebooting are signs of CPU overheating.

How I Detected Overheating Issue On My Computer?

I had been facing overheating issues on my PC for a week till yesterday. Whenever I started heavy applications, the computer would shut down automatically without warning.

After rebooting the PC, a message showed the previous shutdown was due to processor overheating.

Light applications like Firefox and Microsoft Edge work fine.

But while running heavy applications like Photoshop or Games, the PC showed overheating.

It was so frustrating, and I decided to fix it and make my PC cool. This guide explains how I fixed the computer processor overheating issues.