An overheating laptop can be a dangerous problem and is something that needs to be addressed straight away. Some recent examples and problems include:
In the past 5 years, Sony has recalled over 500,000 laptops due to overheating problems. This was due to constant overheating making internal components much more vulnerable to damage and reducing the laptop’s lifespan quite considerably.
If a laptop has a Li-ion battery, then this could be a concern for the user. Li-ion batteries are known to be vulnerable to heat and have been known to explode in the past. Always check the battery if you are concerned.
Although there are no definitive links, several medical reports have hinted that overheating laptops can lead to infertility – especially in men.
The easiest way to do this is to download a program that can monitor the internal temperature of a laptop. These programmers generally monitor the core processor, the graphic card, and the HDD temperatures. Generally, the temperature should be between 40-60C when idle and 70-85C when being used. If the temperature exceeds 90C, then it is on the verge of overheating.