Written by Jos

How do I make my noisy laptop quieter?

You've been bothered by the noise your laptop makes for ages and you want to do something about it. There may be several things, such as a heavy Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. But also a number of problems that can be remedied yourself. Here we give you some tips to make your noisy laptop quieter.

End processes

Task Manager on a Windows computer

If the fan of your laptop rages, and makes a lot of noise, it can mean that many programs are open at the same time. These can be programs that run in the background without the need for them, such as programs that open automatically when you start your laptop. Here we explain in 3 steps how to end these programs, making your laptop a lot quieter.

**1. Open task management ** Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete at the same time. A blue screen appears with a number of options. Here you click Task Manager.

**2. Click on at the top of the Processes tab **

**3. End processes ** Click on the process you want to stop. At the bottom right of the window you will see the Finish button. When you click this, Windows will close the selected process.In addition to the process you will see the column 'CPU', with a percentage behind each process.This is the percentage of the power of your processor that he spends on that process, so you can quickly see which program might cause your laptop to make a lot of noise, but make sure that you do not run any Intel, Windows, your laptop and possibly NVIDIA or AMD ended, just pay attention to programs with high percentages.

A laptop stand with active cooling

A laptop stand with active cooling and a MacBook

One way to get your laptop quieter is to use a laptop stand with active cooling. These standards have built-in fans that are quieter than the fans in your laptop. They ensure that your laptop has to make less effort to cool down, which reduces the noise.

Cleaning your laptop

Fan in a laptop

What can be a reason for a noisy laptop can be dust. Over time, dust always penetrates your laptop and therefore also the fans. This makes your laptop less heat and the fans have to run at full speed, which causes a lot of noise.

A air spray can provide a solution. Open your laptop and blow the dust off the fans with air spray. This allows the warm air to escape easily and your laptop does not have to work hard, which in turn saves sound.

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