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Is your laptop slow and noisy? If you are using an old laptop with an unpleasant sound and slow processing speed, then this article will tell you how to fix it with useful tips and tricks. At times your laptop starts producing sound because of poor care and maintenance. You may also face malfunctioning and poor processing speed every time you turn it on.

Below mentioned are the tips that will help you fix these problems with your laptop:

Place laptop in a cool dry place

Laptops start producing noise because they are placed in higher temperatures. Always make sure that you are working on your laptop at such place that has ideal temperature conditions. Moreover, you should always put your laptop on a cold metal table as this dissipates the heat easily.

Keep your laptop properly ventilated

It usually happens that old laptops gather dust to clog the ventilations that prevent the internal heat from going out and thus makes the laptop extremely hot. The airflow gets affected to make the fan spin faster and for a longer period as compared to earlier. This makes you experience frequent noise while using your laptop. Situation may become grimmer if the fan gets stuck because of dirt gathered around it. In such a case you need to clean the system with an air blower or with cloth dipped in alcohol. Once you completed cleaning, you must apply some thermal paste so that the heat gets distributed evenly.

Increase extra DDR RAM

The above tips are about to prevent your laptop from overheating but increasing the DDR RAM is about increasing the laptop’s performance. If your laptop has less than 2GB of RAM then this may be a cause for poor performance. You must consider upgrading it by adding RAM by 1-2GB. RAM is meant to provide instant memory to CPU by consuming less power to enable the processor to execute commands faster. By adding up additional memory or RAM you can make your laptop function faster.

Upgrade hard drive to a SSD (solid state drive)

Hard drive is the next thing after the fan that makes your laptop noisy. Solid state drives commonly referred to as SSD consume less power and devoid of any moving part so it often produces less or no sound. Moreover, SSDs are ten times faster than the conventional hard drive and also consumes less power. Due to these reasons, replacing the traditional hard drive with SSD is a wise move if you are looking ways to improve your laptop’s performance.

Switch processors to low or ultra low voltage component

You should check the specs of your laptop to ensure that whether it has the low voltage (lw) or ultra low voltage (ulv) processor. Laptops with display size larger than 13” usually don’t have low voltage processors. Processor is such a vital component of the system that consumes most of the power. If your laptop is being used for tasks such as web browsing, e-mailing, gaming etc, then you may consider using low voltage processors that will in turn increase its performance.

Use laptop cooling pad

This is an accessory that will help you keep your laptop cool as well as silent. It keeps the heat within the system under control and prevents CPU or processor from overheating. Cooling pads can reduce the heat by 2-3 degrees if used properly.

By using the above discussed tips you can fix noise and performance related problems with your laptop without calling in any tech expert. Clogged air-flow and outdated hardware components play a major role in making your system hot and slow. Start using these tips right now but don’t forget to apply other ones as well for best results.

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