For Cool, Quiet, Operation
If you read
a lot of tech sites and computer forums, like I do, you will have come
across a few recent articles on restoring laptops to their cooler,
quieter, original operating condition.
have a whole lot of removing/repainting heat-sink putty on your
processor and other stuff that appeals to obsessive compulsive types,
but one thing they all include is, dust removal.
especially MacBooks, there are micro corridors for air to flow through
and cool the components. The tolerances are varied and designed to
maximize the speed and efficiency of the airflow from intakes to
restrict the openings and space over which the air must travel to keep
the components at optimum operating temperatures. This causes
overheating and increased wear on the electronics.
the processor, the faster, and harder, the fan must work. The harder it
works the louder it gets and that indicates less efficient cooling.
had my MacBook shutdown a couple of times in the past month. It did
this to prevent overheating of the processor and other components.
Tonight, I opened up the back and cleaned out what dust I could with a
soft cloth and q-tips.
a difference. It is running quieter and cooler as I write this. It will
likely get warm, and the fan will spin faster when I do some processor
intensive activities, (like producing HD videos, editing high quality
audio tracks, or multi-tasking graphic design and photo effects programs), but I expect it won’t be as bad as it
Now let’s produce a video with the timelapse footage I took while dusting and see if it still overheats...
Today’s Cool Video;
A Matter Of Degrees