Elevate the laptop.
- Put a small book or item (like the docking station for your iPod) under your computer’s battery when sitting at your desk. This slight tilt allows a lot more air to flow under the laptop, keeping it significantly cooler. Ensure that the book is not blocking the bottom fan hole.
- If a book doesn’t help, you can try something more uneven. Try sticking four sockets from an egg tray on four corners of your laptop. Either you can stick them with a sticky tape/masking tape or use hook and loop tape for flexible design.
Buy a laptop cooling mat.
- If you can’t afford/find cooling mat, always prefer something hard under the laptop rather than something soft. For example, use a plastic casing, a lap desk, tray table or even a wooden cutting board to provide a solid, flat surface to allow proper airflow.
- Don’t use your laptop on soft surfaces such as a sofa, carpeting, folded quilt or pillow. Any vents located on the bottom of your laptop will be blocked and airflow will be reduced, causing it to overheat. It may even overheat enough to catch on fire.
Maintain a cool environment.
- Try keeping your laptop in an air-conditioned or cool area to allow your system to cool down and prevent it from overheating.
- Get a program to keep track of your temperature.
- Stop overclocking.
- Lower the Maximum Processor states.
- Lower the brightness.