1. Air Flow
Computers need room to breathe! Whether you’re using a desktop or laptop, make sure your computer isn’t surrounded by objects that may prevent them from getting air. Anything right up against a computer can keep it from getting enough air, which is when the fans start to rev up and your computer is at risk for overheating.
For desktops, you might want to consider moving them out any enclosed cabinets, or at least open the cabinet door to allow some air circulation. And even though working on your couch with your laptop ontop of the blanket may be comfortable, it’s one of the leading causes of overheating. Try to put your laptop on a hard surface, like a coffee table or desk, when you’re using it to help air flow! There are even portable options available, like this lap desk – check it out by clicking here!