Toshiba® Portégé M780 Overheating
Is your Toshiba Portégé® M780 running too hot to keep it on your lap? It does not mean that there is something wrong. The symptoms for true overheating are many. The machines cooling fan will work continuously at maximum speed with a louder noise than usual. The laptop might suddenly shut down without any warning; it may shut down when you use certain software that makes processors overloaded. Increased usage of CPU will also lead to system overheating. At times, improper functioning of hardware can also lead to overheating. Most of these issues can be resolved with due attention care from the user.
- Let the laptop breathe
- Keep your laptop clean
- Use flash or solid state hard drives
Let the laptop breathe
The components of your system generate a lot of heat when you use it. Your system sucks all these heat through the input grills and passes around all the hot components. The resulting warm air is blown out of the exhaust port. It is a continuous process. Its better you place your system on a flat, hard surface which would allow air circulation. Soft platforms block air vents and increase overheating.
Keep your laptop clean
Any particle of dust that goes inside the system gets stuck there. Over the time the accumulating dust builds up a layer preventing heat from escaping and causing a serious overheating issue. It is very easy to get rid of this issue, use air blower to blow of the dust through the grills and exhaust ports and suck the loose dust with a vacuum cleaner. Be sure that the laptop is switched off and disconnected from the power source. Repeat this process at frequent intervals to keep your systems cooling mechanism safe.
Flash or solid state hard drives keep the system cool. Electromechanical hard drive is one of the major causes for the overheating of the system. The solid state hard drives have no moving parts and put off less heat. This solid state flash driver gives power, smooth operational ability and cooling to the laptop which can reduce system overheating.