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Laptop Operating Temperatures

Laptop operating temperatures can vary widely depending on the make and model of the laptop. Many variables come into play, but generally 60 to 80 degrees Celsius during idle and even heavy usage is going to be considered too high. It is a good idea to benchmark and monitor your laptop operating temperature.

Always operate your new, used or refurbished laptop computer in an environment which allows a decent amount of air flow. In other words, it may not be such a good idea to operate your laptop in a closed area or extremely small room for prolonged periods of time. This will ultimately not be a sufficient amount of airflow.

Over the years many customers have asked us if the laptop fans should run constantly, or they may have been concerned about the laptop operating temperature because they thought the fan was not running enough. The laptop fan should not run constantly, it should only come on at varying intervals and this is its way of attempting to maintain a constant operating temperature range.

Another form of excessive heat which can affect the laptop even when it is not running has to do with where the laptop is stored, and for how long it is stored there. For example, you should not store your laptop in the trunk of your car for prolonged periods of time. We have seen the results of this during hot summer days where a customer had been out of town for a couple of weeks. The laptop had actually suffered damaged (melted) plastics as a result of this. This same situation can apply if the laptop has been left out in direct sunlight as well.

The main culprit is usually the fact that the air vents on the laptop are blocked or have become clogged. Having the laptop sit next to a wall or having objects sit in front of the air vents can definitely cause issues with laptop operating temperatures. Taking notice of these points can help prolong the life of the refurbished laptops under 200 even further due to the fact that proper care plays a large part in this.

Dust and other debris can build up over time and actually clog the laptops air vents and even its fan. Try to keep these cleaned out by spraying compressed air into the vents occasionally in order to attempt to keep them clear of debris build up and ultimately avoid the ill-effects of high laptop operating temperatures.

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