This video shows how to reduce heat in your
notebook by keeping it clean and ventilated. The computer might be overheating if it
stops responding, displays an error message, or the computer fans become progressively louder. The most common cause of overheating is dust
inside the computer. Dust accumulation restricts air flow and causes
the fans to work harder. Follow these steps to clean the vents. First, turn off the computer and disconnect
the AC adapter. Use a can of compressed air to remove dust
from the vents. The cooling vents are located on the sides,
bottom, or back of the computer. Hold the compressed air can at an angle and
blow the dust out of the vents. Clean the vents regularly. Make sure the computer fans are able to
ventilate properly. Keep the computer upright on a sturdy, level surface. Make sure there is at least 15.25 centimeters,
or 6 inches, of space around each vent. Check the HP Support website for available
BIOS updates. To download updates from HP’s website, open your web browser and go to Follow the on-screen instructions to download
and update the drivers and BIOS on the computer. Some computers are equipped with
HP CoolSense technology. HP CoolSense automatically adjusts computer performance and fan settings to maintain the right temperature. Follow these steps to make sure HP CoolSense
is turned on. On the Windows 8 start screen, type HP CoolSense, Then select HP CoolSense from the
Search charm results. The configuration box opens. Make sure that On is selected. If your computer is overheating, move it to
a cooler room. A small difference in temperature might prevent
damage to the computer. If you have tried all of these solutions and
the computer is still overheating, a hardware component might be damaged. Go to to find more information about
testing using HP’s PC Hardware Diagnostics, or UEFI. You can find additional helpful videos at and on our YouTube channel,