Overheating in HP ProBook® 4310s Notebook PC
Reasons for overheating in HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC and tips to avoid it.
HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC is a thin-and-light small business notebook offers strong performance in a stylish package. It is the most miniscule member of HP’s new small-business line. The HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC is among the top of the line hardware by HP. This 13-inch system is less expensive than similarly sized small-business notebooks, and its performance and looks are sure to garner a lot of envy. This article outlines the reasons for overheating of the HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC and provides a few associated tips to resolve the problem. We will be discussing the following:
- Reasons for overheating
- Appropriate temperatures and environment
- Tips to avoid overheating
Reasons for overheating
One of the primary reasons for the HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC overheating is obviously the employment graphically and computationally intensive business application software. However, the system was designed to perform these activities. Other reasons include placing of the computer system in a warm room, or placing it on a soft surface like a mattress or a sofa that blocks the airflow to the underside of the machine. Another often-overlooked reason is placing the machine in a carry bag without turning it off or putting it on hibernation mode. These common reasons are the most significant contributors to the increase in the machine’s core temperature and triggering unexpected shutdowns.
Appropriate temperatures and environment
Your HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC performs best when placed in a cool room with a good circulation of air. This helps keep the core system temperatures down to the normal range. Normal core temperatures for the HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC lie anywhere between the 35 to 40 degree centigrade mark. During periods of intense load, the temperatures may soar to 50 degrees, if not properly managed. 55 degrees is where the alarm bells should start ringing. Ideal core temperatures are as cold as possible.
The HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC tends to generate a good amount of heat. If improperly managed, the heat generated can cause unexpected shutdowns and hard disk problems for the HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC. In a worst-case scenario, the HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC might even cook itself and render the motherboard unusable. It is advisable to follow certain general practices to avoid overheating. These include always turning the machine off or putting it in the hibernation mode before you get ready to put into a carry bag and start traveling. Always place your HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC on a flat hard surface, so that, its rubber legs always hold it a good half an inch above the surface and maintain the air flow on the under side. If you place the machine on a soft surface like a bed, you will severely block the sir flow and drastically increase the chances of overheating. Another, good practice is to periodically make sure that the heat vents, fans and the air intake vents are clean and not blocked by dust and small debris. If, blocked you can invest in a can of compressed air to clear out the dust and ensure optimum cooling. If you are not able to secure an optimum environment for the HP ProBook 4310s Notebook PC, then you can go in for a cooling pad to keep the temperatures down.