Should I be concerned that the bottom of my laptop gets hot when it is plugged in?

by on September 23, 2009

Q: I have a Sony Vaio notebook model pcg-8n1L and it gets hot on the bottom of the notebook even though I replaced my a/c adapter coil. Is this a problem?


One Response to “Should I be concerned that the bottom of my laptop gets hot when it is plugged in?”
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    The heat at the bottom of your notebook is mostly from your laptop’s CPU, and other internal components. These generate a great deal of heat. Modern PCs are able to manage their temperature by altering fan speed and even slowing down the CPU (or even shutting down the PC) if things get too hot.

    Still that heat isn’t helping anything, so if you can get rid of some easily it’s probably worth a shot.

    If you’re concerned about the laptop’s heat output, you might want to consider a laptop cooler like one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=4802&Description=laptop%20cooler&name=Top%20Sellers