How To Keep CPU And GPU Temperatures Low On Laptop During Heavy Usage  

One of the most common problems a person gets to experience when using a laptop for a prolonged period of time is hot CPU and GPU temperatures.

But the good part about having problems is that there is always a solution.

In this blog, we are going to help you out in having better CPU temperatures during heavy usage.

Please do keep in mind that these are just some of the basic things that you can do in order to get better temperatures, they are not a guaranteed fix to the bad temperature problems that you are facing during heavy usage.

9 Things You Can Do To Reduce CPU And GPU Temperatures On Laptop During Heavy Usage

1. Clean the fans

 If you are using a laptop that is around 2 to 3 years old and have never cleaned its fans, it’s time to get them cleaned. Cleaning the CPU and GPU fans of your laptop can easily lower your temperatures during heavy usage considering that they will have better airflow and dust build-up will allow to take in cold air and blow out hot air.

Please do keep in mind that it’s better to bring your laptop to a professional and let them do the cleaning if you know nothing about laptops. You can also do it on your own but you need to do it with extra precaution.

2. Change thermal paste

 If the laptop that you are using is around 2 to 3 years old, it’s time to change the thermal paste that it has. Doing this will do you a lot in improving your hot temperatures during heavy usage, considering that the CPU gets proper help when the fans are running at the maximum speed as it’s trying to cool it down. Having a newly applied thermal paste and clean fans will easily help you get better temperatures and you can see the huge difference if you have a CPU and GPU temperature program in your PC or laptop.

Important note, please do keep in mind that it’s better to bring your laptop to a professional and let them do the cleaning if you know nothing about laptops. You can also do it on your own but you need to do it with extra precaution.

3. Laptop Cooling Stand

 If you want to add a helping hand to your laptops’ fans, you want to buy a decent laptop cooling stand. Try to go with a laptop cooling stand that has at least 4 to 6 120mm fans or 2 big 140mm fans. Having a really good caliber cooling stand will do a big part in helping you get cooler temperatures when you are heavily using your laptop. Having this, clean CPU and GPU fans, and a newly applied thermal paste will help you keep your laptop cool despite using it heavily for gaming, coding, and even video or photo editing.

4. Under-volting

 If you are sick and tired of having hot temperatures despite light usage, it’s time fore you to under volt your CPU.

Undervolting the CPU reduced the amount of power that is being directed to your CPU, this means that less heat will be generated and it helps out a lot when you are trying to keep it cool. If you are planning to do this, please do keep in mind that you might face some performance issues, considering that you are limiting the power to your CPU. Also, you might need some professional help in this one, considering that you are playing with some really complex settings.

5. Be in a cold room

 Remember, your fans are constantly going to blow out and take in air that’s around it, so if you are in a room that has really high temperature, you are likely to make your laptop more hot. If you are in a room that has low temperature, you are likely to make your laptop get really good temps, considering that you are helping the fans in keeping the CPU and GPU cool.

If your room as an Air Conditioner, you want to turn it on when you are planning to use your laptop heavily. You will see a lot of performance and temperature difference by just doing this one.

6. Elevate your laptop

 If you do not have a laptop stand, it’s time to get one, considering that they allow the laptop to elevate and do a lot of things in improving the airflow to the CPU and GPU of the laptop.

One of the best ways to get proper ventilation for your laptop is by elevating the device itself above the work surface. You can either get a laptop stand or a laptop wall mount to allow your laptop to get proper elevation so it can improve airflow.

7. Add more RAM

 Another reason that could be causing really high temperature in your PC is the fact that your CPU is not getting proper help or is getting too much load. This can happen when you only have 8GB of RAM and you are running apps such as Photoshop and other large video editing applications. In order to improve the temperatures, you can simply make your 8GB RAM to 16GB of RAM and see a huge difference!

Important note, please do keep in mind that it’s better to bring your laptop to a professional and let them do the cleaning if you know nothing about laptops. You can also do it on your own but you need to do it with extra precaution.

8. Reduce load

 One of the most important and obvious thing that you can do is reduce the workload on your laptop, considering that it is having a hard time in doing whatever you are doing. If you are playing a game, try to play it on lower settings, if you are video editing, close the other applications that are running in the back, and if you are using the internet, try to close down some tabs and other heavy applications that are running in the back.

9. Increase Rotations Per Minute

Another thing that you can do in order to improve your laptops’ temperature is to increase the RPM (rotations per minute) of your fan during heavy usage. Doing this means you can push your fans to the maximum potential that they have, which also means that it’s going to be pretty loud when you use your laptop. However, the good part is that it will help you out a lot in getting better temperatures, which means you do not get more lag problems!

Did we miss out anything in the list above? Let us know what we missed out by leaving a comment in the comments section below!

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