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How to keep your MacBook from overheating?

These are the ways in which you can keep your MacBook from overheating.

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Apple’s MacBook series laptops are one of the most well-known, popular and thinnest laptops in the market. They come with a great number of features and pack good specifications yet they are light and easily portable. Since their launch, the MacBook-series of laptops have made quite a name for themselves for being light and thin.

Even the high-end MacBook Pro with the latest technology and hardware is still lighter than laptops made by other companies. Each year, Apple makes its laptops thinner and thinner while packing serious hardware. However, being small and thin means that all the hardware is packed in a tight and extremely small space. All the hardware that is used to build it – motherboards, CPU, GPU, SSD, RAM and other elements – will be smaller in size than their regular version and will be placed in a tight compartment.

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But it should be noted that all the elements and hardware of the laptop produce heat. The closer they are to each other, the more concentrated the heat will be. That’s where the fan of the laptop comes in use. The fans inside the MacBook/ laptops are used to disperse of the heat so that it is channeled out of the device itself through vents.

Although the fans might handle some regular and easy tasks the user throws at the laptops and keep the machine cool, but there are times when even the fans won’t be able to disperse of all the heat the laptop/ MacBook generates. When a MacBook/ laptop overheats, it is more likely to fail and stop working. So, here are the ways in which you can prevent your MacBook from overheating:

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  1. Make sure you don’t cover your keyboard or put anything over it when the MacBook is running in closed-lid mode. It will most likely cause the system to turn on/off repeatedly. Other than that, it will also drain your battery and generate heat.
  2. Shut down your MacBook at night to let it cool or set it on Standby mode.
  3. When using actively during the day time, set it to Standby mode when not in use. This will cool the device and save considerable amount of battery and reduce the heat produced from the MacBook’s internals.
  4. When putting it in a bag and while travelling, make sure that your MacBook is always turned off.
  5. Don’t put your MacBook on a cushion when working as the soft surface might hamper the airflow vents. When a MacBook is put on a soft surface or a cushion, the rear vents of the device get blocked and this, in turn, generates heat.
  6. Close all the apps and software not in use as they seem to tax on the MacBook’s RAM and CPU.
  7. When using a heavy and taxing program/software, try not to run other heavy programs in the background as it will cost RAM and processing power of the MacBook and will produce heat.
  8. Most importantly, clean the air vents of the MacBook on a regular basis as dust gets accumulated on the vents quite easily. The dust when left without cleaning hampers the airflow of the machine.

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Aman Singh
Aman Singh
Aman Kumar Singh has a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a journalist, a photographer, a writer, a gamer, a movie addict and has a love for reading (everything). It’s his love of reading that has brought him knowledge in various fields including technology and gadgets. Talking about which, he loves to tweak and play with gadgets, new and old. And when he finds time, if he finds time, he can be seen playing video games or taking a new gadget for a test run.
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