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Why Microsoft Surface Overheats ?

Microsoft Surface devices may overheat due to a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common causes:

  1. Running resource-intensive applications: If you’re running applications that require a lot of processing power or that use a lot of graphics resources, it can cause your Surface device to heat up.
  2. Inadequate cooling: If the ventilation system on your Surface device is blocked or not working properly, it can cause the device to overheat.
  3. Outdated software or firmware: If your Surface device’s software or firmware is outdated, it may not be able to manage the device’s temperature properly, leading to overheating.
  4. External temperature: If you’re using your Surface device in a hot environment, it can cause the device to overheat.
  5. Battery issues: If your Surface device’s battery is damaged or degraded, it may generate more heat than usual during use.
  6. Thermal Paste: Dried up thermal paste also known as cooling paste dried up over time and will affects cooling down of your surface device
  7. Servicing: No Maintenance done over the years will affect ventilation system on your surface device which causes overheating.
  8. Hardware Faulty: A faulty processor fan or heatsink will cause surface device to heat up easily

How to Prevent Surface from Overheating?

  1. Avoid using resource-intensive applications for extended periods of time.

  2. Keep your Surface device’s ventilation system clear of dust and debris.

  3. Ensure that your device’s software and firmware are up-to-date.

  4. Use your device in a cool environment and avoid exposing it to direct sunlight.

  5. Avoid charging your device for extended periods of time.

  6. Send for servicing which includes thermal paste replacement. once a year for heavy user, once every 2 years for non-heavy user. 

If your Surface device continues to overheat despite taking these steps, it may be a good idea to contact Microsoft Support or Esmond Service Centre for assistance. 

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