Modern laptops are elegant and lightweight and comparatively thinner than their predecessors. This design increases the convenience of the users and it looks great. However, it is the reason behind the excessive overheating of the machines. This heating problem is even worse when we talk about the HP spectre 360. May users have complained to the HP technical support about this particular problem but a viable solution has yet to be provided by them.
We have a compiled a list of effective solutions that will help minimize the effects of overheating.
Solution 1: Changing Power options
- Press the Windows key and the X key simultaneously. The following window will pop up in front of you. Choose power options.
- Go to the Power and sleep tab and on the left side. You will see and additional power settings pane. Click it.
- Select change plan settings for the plan that is currently activated on your windows.
- Select Change advanced power settings.
- Find the Processor power management option and expand it by clicking the plus sign before it. A list of options will appear in front of you. Expand the system cooling policy option.
- Select passive after after clicking settings. Apply the settings and then Press OK.
Solution 2: Uninstall Bloatware
Sometimes, Uninstalling unwanted HP programs also resolves the problem. To decide which programs you need to remove, follow these instructions.
- Open task manager by pressing the windows and X key simultaneously.
- Go to the CPU tab. It will show you a list of programs depending upon the amount of power they’re utilizing of the CPU.
- Close all programs that are draining the power of your CPU the by selecting them and then hit end task.
- Open the control panel and view by category. Under the programs pane in the drop down menu, choose Uninstall a program.
- Uninstall all programs that are unwanted and are rarely used by you.
This process of removing unwanted programs has worked for a lot of users and has solved the overheating problem for them. So, there is no harm in giving it a try.
Solution 3: Remove dirt and debris from the Vents
To thoroughly clean all the debris and dirt from the vents, you will require a can of compressed air and cooling pads. These vents, over time, trap a lot of dirt and cause overheating.
- First of all, remove all the external devices and completely power off your laptop.This will ensure that there is no accidental damage or loss of data from your device.
- Take the can of compressed air and spray it all over and around the vents . Do not leave any side unattended.
- Clean all the dirt and debris that is forced out by the compressed air.
- Hp Coolsense helpful gadget that monitors the temperature of your system. Install it on your system for further assistance.
There are certain practices that can block air pathways, such as placing the laptop on your thighs or putting it on your bed. Avoid doing these things.
Step 4: Revert to Default BIOS settings
If all else fails and the problem still persists, you can always restore your BIOS to the default settings.
WARNING: It is not advisable to make changes in the BIOS if you’re not an experienced technician.
Regarding BIOS settings, you can go the HP website and find information related to it.