Overheating and/or fans running high

Are you noticing that your computer is running hot or receiving warnings about high temperatures? If so, we got a helpful tip to resolve the issue.

It is common for your computer's fan to run at a higher speed when you are running resource-intensive applications. However, if you notice that your computer is becoming uncomfortably hot to touch, especially underneath it, it could indicate a problem.

Please note:
If you are unsure or unable to adjust these settings yourself, it is always advisable to seek guidance from an IT consultant. They can provide expert assistance and ensure that the necessary adjustments are made correctly.

Why is this happening?

If you have set the "Maximum processor state" to 100%, it can lead to your computer overheating and the fans running at high speeds. This means that applications can use the GPU and CPU to their fullest extent, even if it's not necessary.

If you're experiencing problems with your computer getting too hot or the fans being too loud, we recommend adjusting the power settings as explained in the guide below.

Adjusting your processor power management

  1. To access the power settings on your computer, press the Windows Key (located to the left of the space bar) and the "R" key simultaneously.


  2. This will bring up the "run" command box. Type in "control powercfg.cpl" and press enter. This action will open your power options.

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  3. If you've already selected a power plan, simply click on that plan and then choose "Change plan settings".


  4. Navigate to "Change advanced power settings" by clicking on the text.


  5. Click on "Processor power management" to open the drop menu. We suggest adjusting the power management of your computer's processors to a minimum of 5% and a maximum of 95%. 

In certain systems, you may not see the processor states mentioned above. Additionally, if your computer has a separate graphics card, there may be a program or utility that acts as a middleman and tries to adjust the power profiles when running 3D applications. This can also cause the fans to run at high speeds in certain "gaming" or "performance" modes.