My laptop for some reason is constantly overheated, especially during summer, during an average summer day it gets a core temp of about 120-142 degrees (F). So far I've tried a few things, none of which work consistently. One thing that has a moderate affect, but not for long, is a improvised icetray with a thick plastic cover (laptop on top to prevent water damage), unfortunately my laptop is a widescreen and the icetray is small and circular (covers about 70% of the base).
External fan coolers at best will cool it down 20 degrees, which means its still consistently about 20-40 degrees overheated (my aim is to cool the core to at most 80 degrees). Unfortunately after a few days of looking around, retail, I've only been able to find fan based stands and a exhaust vents extensions.
If anyone has any suggestions on products or improvised devices to keep laptops cool, please share
what type of laptop is it and are you past warranty coverage? if your past it consider removing pre-existing thermal paste and applying some arctic silver 5. other than that most of the other fixes youve concocted will not help the portability of your system. other options are underclocking and cleaning out the the dust inside your laptop, considering the thinness of laptops dust easily gets caked in their and can be severely detrimental to its heat expelling abilities.
ceramique is a non-conductive thermal compound, arctic silver is meant to be applied at least every year or two. as for speed control check your bios and see if there any "cool and quiet" features, then download speedfan and see if you cant adjust it through that. also make sure your not utilizing too many cpu cycles at idle, that can raise temperatures.
as for speed control check your bios and see if there any "cool and quiet" features, then download speedfan and see if you cant adjust it through that. also make sure your not utilizing too many cpu cycles at idle, that can raise temperatures.
I already use speedfan, it works on my pc but not on my laptop and theres nothing in the bios.