The temperature of your laptop, once it rises above an optimum level, will significantly affect its operational performance. High laptop CPU temperatures result in sluggish response, and can cause your PC to reboot at random. In the extreme, it may even cause permanent physical damage to the laptop.
Any computer generates a great deal of heat from its normal operation, primarily from its hard drive and processors. For this reason, they are equipped with fans and vents to maximize airflow and get rid of the heat. When it comes to laptops, CPU temperature is a major concern because, unlike a desktop PC, the airflow on a laptop is highly restricted. Most notebooks are designed with small air vents located at the side or the bottom of the machine. However, if these vents are obstructed, your laptop may still overheat.
It is, therefore, a good habit to get into the habit of regularly monitoring the temperature of your laptop on a regular basis, even if it is in perfect working condition or brand new. The safest maximum temperature that any given laptop can bear will differ based on the particular design and specifications of the laptop. Find out your laptop’s safest operating temperature from your laptop manufacturer’s instruction manual, and maintain it at or below that temperature.