How can I cool my laptop without the cooling pad?

How can I cool my laptop without the cooling pad?

The product designers mainly focus on a system’s cooling factor. A good laptop does produce much heat and is likely to cool down efficiently. It increases the usability of the laptop and also protects its components from being damaged. The cooling factor of laptops often relies on the correct fan setting, suitable quality components, optimized airflow, and hardware throttling.

While designing a laptop, the designers focus on its component’s quality, graphic user interface, thermal design, but the main focus is on the laptop’s cooling process. To keep your system cool, first, you should keep it away from hot temperatures. You must also keep it away from the dust, which results in producing the heat from the laptop.

How can I cool my laptop without the cooling pad? Yes, you can keep your laptop cool by taking breaks when using, avoid dust, provide proper airflow, using a water cooling kit and by using a laptop stand. It is recommended that adjust the power settings of the laptop to maintain the temperature of your laptop.

Keeping your laptop cool is very important to prevent it from overheating because overheating can damage the internal components of the laptop. Most of the time, when the laptop overheats, it suddenly shuts down automatically to protect the laptop’s components from being damaged.

How can I cool my laptop without the cooling pad?

You can cool your laptop by using a cooling pad. It can also be done without using a cooling pad, i.e. you can do it by keeping your laptop at a hard and flat surface, clean the dust from your laptop, keep plants around the place where you use your laptop, use a laptop stand for keeping your laptop, adjust your laptop’s settings, and most importantly, give your laptop some rest to make its system cool down.

Keep laptop on Flat Surface

To keep your laptop cool without using a cooling pad, you must keep it on a flat and a hard surface while using it because a flat hard surface keeps your laptop’s bottom elevated that keeps air flowing around and underneath the laptop. You should not keep your laptop on a soft surface.

Do not keep your laptop on a bed, pillow or blanket because these things result in producing more heat from the laptop and do not allow the laptop to release the air coming from it quickly. So, it is necessary to keep it on a hard surface. Hard surface, in this case, doesn’t mean to keep it on the floor because it will then collect the dust particles from the floor.

You should make sure that there are no other objects near the laptop so that the heat produced by the laptop must not be blocked by any external object. If the air coming from the laptop is blocked by any external object, it will result in overheating the components of the laptop.

Prevent dust to keep laptop cool

Dust is one of the main reasons to make a laptop’s system overheat. It also results in making the laptop’s processing slow. You must keep your laptop away from the dust. You must clean your laptop at least twice a day. It can be done by using a dusting brush or compressed air by spraying it on the laptop. You should power off your laptop while cleaning. 

Another way to clean your laptop is by using a cotton swab. It can help in removing any invisible dust. A computer vacuum can also be used to suck the dust from your laptop. You can make your laptop cool by opening its panel and cleaning its fans directly.

This action must be performed carefully as its components are so sensitive to be damaged. While cleaning it from inside, you should also clean its card slots, heatsink, CD/DVD drive, and other dust prone areas. If there is a lot of dust in your laptop, you may notice the continuous beeping of a laptop.

You should keep your laptop far from the room openings because such openings tend to lure to dust in. You must prevent smoking near your laptop because it contributes a lot to settle the dust on the laptop, and the dust gets sucked in by the laptop vent. Cleaning your laptop externally is as important as cleaning it internally through anti-virus and other system cleanups like deleting cached data etc.

Use laptop stand to keep laptop cool without a colling pad

A laptop, as its name defines, can be used by placing it anywhere, which makes it easy for you to use. It means it is not necessary to place a laptop on a desk. But to keep your system cool and prevent it from overheating, a laptop stand is highly recommended. As we know, a laptop stand consists of one or more fans built into its surface, which helps in circulating the air on the bottom of your laptop and prevents your laptop from getting too hot.

Logitech Alto Cordless Notebook Stand is an example of a laptop stand that prevents the overheating raised by the laptop to a vertical position that makes it easy to see the laptop’s screen without bending it and also helps the air to circulate and cool down the laptop. Some other examples of laptop stands are Griffin Elevator, iLap Laptop Stand, Targus Chill Mat, Puzzle Laptop Stand, etc.


You must make sure that your laptop’s setting is set in such a way that it helps it handling a heavy load of graphics. It is crucial for gamers and movie watchers. If your software is working fine as is, you do not need to update it. The main goal is to reduce the workload of your laptop. Updating the software increases the load on your laptop, which makes it’s working slow and results in producing heat from it.

You must also keep clearing the cached data, which helps in increasing the speed of your laptop’s processor. Some other modifications like lowering the brightness of your screen, unplugging USB-powered devices and closing those apps which are hogging up the time of the CPU will also help in cooling down your laptop. You should also check your laptop’s power-management settings as if they are appropriately activated or not.

You can also cool your laptop by increasing the speed of the CPU. You can do this by selecting Control Panel from the Start menu. Click Hardware and Sound and then click Power Option. Then click Change Plan Settings and then select Change Advanced Power Settings. A dialog box named Power Options will appear. Then click the Advanced Settings tab.

Then click the plus symbol to open a submenu. Select the option named System Cooling Policy and click the down arrow under it. It will reveal a drop-down menu. Then select Active from it to increase the cooling fan of your CPU. At last, you should click Apply and then click OK.

Keep laptop away from heat

You must keep your laptop away from heat, especially from sunlight. Do not use a laptop in sunlight because it makes to laptop hotter and can also affect its processor. It can also hang your laptop. Do not keep your laptop in the room, which is hot because direct sunlight reaches there.

Keep your laptop on cool surfaces, especially in the summer season. Keeping in cool surface doesn’t mean you keep it in water, it means to keep it at a moderate room temperature which keeps the laptop at an average temperature. Keep your laptop away from the smoke of berth and also avoid smoking near the laptop.

Take breaks when using laptop

If you use your laptop without taking a break, it results in overheating, and the laptop’s fan starts moving fastly and produces more and more heat which can damage the laptop’s components. In such conditions, the laptop shuts down automatically to protect its internal components from being damaged. So, it is necessary not to use the laptop overtime to protect it from overheating. Give it some rest to make it cool down. Also, give yourself some rest to work further.

The laptops are not designed to work 24/7. They also need to take rest to work properly. If you do not provide rest to your laptop, it decreases the life span of the battery because of overheating. When the battery life is ended, the laptop cannot work further and is to be replaced with another battery.

Provide Proper Airflow

Keep your laptop at a suitable place where it can quickly release the heat produced by it. Do not keep any type of object near it, which makes it challenging to release the air flowing from it. Because it will make its components hotter and will damage its components.

To keep your laptop cool, you should give it a breathing room by removing any type of obstacles to airflow. Make sure there isn’t any object near any side of the laptop, especially from the side where it releases the hot air. If your laptop is placed in a closed stand or hidden away in a closed stand, make sure that the door is not closed while using the laptop. Otherwise, it will make the laptop hotter and hotter.

Manage Power to Prevent Heating

Manage the usage of the laptop, which are the primary sources of the heat such as video card, memory, processor and mechanical hard drive. All these will generate heat provided there is power CPU development has led to include the energy-saving feature for the reduction of heat and power consumption. Over-heating in a laptop can cause the battery to expand.

Installing the latest drivers and adjusting the power management, including to reduce power consumption, including wake/sleep and heat, is also recommended. Along with all these tips, you must keep cleaning the dust from the vents and the fans of your laptop. It helps in making the laptop cool.

Shut it Down Instead of Sleep

The PC is in a low-power state in sleeping mode. The state of the PC is kept in the memory, but other parts are shut down and do not use any power. The cached data is saved in the memory, and when you turn the PC on, you do not have to wait for it to boot up. While when you shut your laptop down, it is in the power-off state. All the programs are closed, and no power is consumed.

You must shut down your laptop at least once a week. For better performance, you should shut down your laptop at night before going to sleep. It increases its working and processing speed. By shutting down, it rests the processor and all the software and different components working. 

Usually, when you put your laptop to sleep, some of the files in your laptop remain open even when you do not have any windows opened. Some temporary files keep running which do not rests the processor of the laptop and results in producing the heat even if it is not being used by the user. 

If you never shut down your laptop properly in days or months and always put it on sleep, it may not work correctly and may be corrupted. Without shutting it down at least once a day, you may fail your laptop’s components such as Hard Drive, processor, etc. It may also damage the audio settings and can cause an inability of detecting the external devices. It may also become unable to connect to Smartboards.

Water Cooling Kit for laptop

Every laptop has built-in fans to cool down the PC, but sometimes some laptops produce heat in large amounts which is difficult for this fan to cool down. In this case, a water cooling kit is installed because water helps in transferring the heat well and can drastically reduce a CPU’s temperature.

You would be thinking that the water inside a laptop wouldn’t be safe. You need not worry about it because the water is enclosed inside the transfer system. The pump cycles cool the liquid down to the CPU where it can absorb the heat produced by the laptop and then it pumps that liquid out of your laptop where that heat can dissipate. This is the best method to keep your laptop cool without a cooling pad.

Component Specific Fans

We know that CPU is a great source of producing heat in your laptop, but other parts of the laptop also produce heat such as high-end graphics and super-fast memory. If your graphics cards, memory or other components are the reason for producing the heat from your laptop, you can install a component-specific fan to cool them down.

In other words, you can install or buy a memory fan to make it cool. If your graphic card is the reason for overheating, then you should upgrade to an enormous graphics card fan. Fan manufacturers are aware of such a problem, so they have designed different fans according to different overheating problems.

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