Laptops are great for their convenience and portability, but unfortunately also often suffer from overheating issues. The most obvious symptoms are a fan that runs at full speed all the time and decreased performance. If the overheating is very bad, the machine may even shut itself off to prevent physical damage.
Luckily, there are a few easy tips to help prevent your laptop from overheating. First, be sure to keep your laptop dust free, especially near the fan exhaust. The second, and easiest, is to place your laptop on a hard flat surface when in use. Lastly, if overheating continues to be an issue, you might consider getting a laptop platform with additional fans. These are usually very inexpensive and are powered by one of your laptop’s USB ports.