How to Lower the Temperature of Your Ultrabooks

Your Ultrabook can heat up to such a temperature that you cannot use it on your lap, and you can have trouble carrying it with you everywhere you go. In that case, it is most probable that it is experiencing excessive temperatures while you are using it.

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What Makes Ultrabooks Run So Hot:

There are numerous reasons why this could happen. Continue reading this guide to learn about the most prevalent causes of your Ultrabook heating up while in use and the remedies to the various concerns highlighted below.


If you have ever looked inside a computer, the very first thing you would notice are large fans (in most cases, two of them). But, because Ultrabooks are so much smaller, makers must develop hardware to accommodate relatively small and slimmer laptop chassis. As a result, the fans are smaller, with fewer opportunities to distribute fresh air within or reduce heated air outside the laptop.

Ultrabooks with low specifications are unlikely to have heating issues. Nevertheless, the greater the specs within an ultra-thin Ultrabook, the higher the thermal.

Structure of the Chassis

A heat issue within a highly compact Ultrabook might be caused by high-demanding electronics and the building frame itself. Laptop makers have always strived to produce the next best laptop by lowering its size or weight. As a result, virtually everyone adores ultra-slim and ultralight laptops!

When that comes to hardware, this does not leave makers with many choices. Even if the Ultrabook specs are not particularly rigorous, the ultra-lightweight and slim frame design could contribute to heating concerns in the long run.

Thermal Paste and Dust

Most new computers do not have lots of airflows, and the few that do are usually buried in plain sight. Dust, on the other hand, has always been the number one adversary of laptops and their ventilation systems because it may readily obstruct the ventilation channels.

Thermal paste is a sort of paste, which aids in the resistance of extreme temps inside vital parts like the processor. Yet, whenever temperatures reach dangerously high levels, thermal paste could even melt, removing one of the most crucial forms of protection within the laptop’s hardware. As a result, cleaning your laptop and changing the thermal paste is frequently advised.


Firmware is the everlasting software installed in the read-only memory (ROM) of just about every laptop. Its primary goal is to ensure that hardware and parts operate effectively together to deliver performance via software. The firmware also includes essential thermostat settings, including the maximum temperature a laptop could reach before shutting down for security functions.

thermal design power (TDP)

TDP is an abbreviation for thermal design power, which refers to a measure utilized to establish the most significant amount of heat produced by a CPU, computer, or chip. This is a test that every Ultrabook undergoes during production. As a result, the TDP values of every Ultrabook will differ.

Nonetheless, this will assist makers in designing efficient cooling systems to deliver the best performance and most minor temperature levels feasible in work settings. As a result, all Ultrabooks have a fixed TDP in the memory (BIOS), but the owner could adjust it.

How To Adjust TDP To Lower Your Ultrabook Temperature?

You could change the TDP of your Ultrabook to ‘hold back’ your parts, like the processor, to reduce the temperature generated by the very same components. You must perform the following to accomplish this:

a) Locate the TDP Access

Nearly every single laptop will have a varying method of accessing TDP. However, bear in mind that this function may not be available on all laptops. Therefore, you should check the software from the laptop’s maker, which comes with your device.

b) Examine the Software

Some official applications from the laptop’s maker will provide owners with full access. If you are fortunate enough, you may be able to discover a TDP setting by navigating to Power Options -> Thermal Framework -> Adjust TDP.

Nonetheless, if you cannot locate any TDP adjustments within your Ultrabook’s pre-configured software, do not give up quite yet!

c) Access the BIOS

If you are unfortunate enough not to have direct access to TDP settings, you need to enter the laptop’s BIOS and try locating the TDP settings within the firmware.

Because of the maker and their selection of a motherboard, many laptops will have a distinctive BIOS look and settings. To access your own BIOS, during the booting phase of your laptop, click F12, F10, or DEL (it will all vary depending on your device).

When you have entered the BIOS of your computer, check for the temp setting. If you are lucky, you will stumble upon TDP, which will display your laptop’s existing output and heat. Alternatively, if you are even more fortunate than that, your BIOS will allow you to modify the TDP and reduce the power totals.

d) TDP Modification

If you discovered TDP parameters in your laptop’s BIOS or firmware and have the ability to change TDP – to reduce the temp of your Ultrabook, you will need to decrease the TDP threshold figure.

This should ‘slow down the processor or graphics processor. Still, it will result in a reasonable power amount, a prolonged battery life, and a cooler temperature because of fewer energy requirements.

TDP settings should only be used as a last resort to reducing your Ultrabook’s temp. If you have exhausted all other options without realizing any significant improvement, it is recommended to try reducing your TDP threshold limit.

Nevertheless, if you do not have this setting available via software or BIOS – there may well be third-party software, which can assist you in modifying this value. But this is not advisable unless you are sure about what you are doing.

Ultimately, Laptops are indeed a specialized environment- each one has its own set of variations and traits. Therefore, do not take any material from this article or the web for granted. Instead, examine your setup before purchasing something that is not effective for you.

Written By Callum Wright

With a background as a business owner for a company wokring with 3D animation and Visual Effects, Callum is just the person you need when you need help regarding laptops for professional use like graphics designing, photo editing, and general business administration.