An overheating laptop can be a big problem. This reader was considering an unusual solution. “My ASUS laptop seems to always be over-heating. The best defense seems to be putting it in sleep mode when not in use. What would happen if I put it in the refrigerator and wrapped it in a towel to stop moisture- for a time? Can you write an article about what temperatures various laptops should be running? (mine seems to average 150-which seems hot)”
I would not suggest putting your laptop in the refrigerator. Not really good for the laptop and not great for food safety either, if your laptop really is overheating. Putting it in the fridge certainly wouldn’t solve the problem.
What makes you think that your laptop is overheating? Are you having performance issues?
I assume you mean 150 degrees Fahrenheit since the PC hasn’t burst into flames. Depending on the chip your PC uses, the maximum temp should be around 161 degrees. But that should be during times of heavy use. Your average temp should be around 130 degrees during normal use. During idle time, the temperature should be around 80 degrees.
If you are exceeding these temps, you do need to cool the laptop off. But let’s skip the fridge. First, make sure none of the vents are blocked. Also, is the fan still running? The issue may be as simple as fixing the fan or vacuuming out some pet hair or dust from vents. Click here for more. A good short-term solution is a laptop fan stand.
I’ve included links to some other articles that might offer solutions below:
I hope some of these solutions help.