07-12-2005, 11:38 PM
| | Re: Laptop Overheating
On 12 Jul 2005 16:35:45 -0400, DariusX
>I made the mistake of buying a laptop a few years ago that doesnít
>have a mobile processor. If I play any games on it, it gets incredibly
>hot, starts to slow down and then switches off. Iíve put up with this
>for a while (I donít play games that often) but it seems to be getting
>worse. Whats the best bet to try and prevent the overheating ?
Not playing games on a laptop with a non-mobile CPU. It's
just that simple, difficult, limited, etc, etc. There is no
magic fix for a system that can't get rid of the heat.
>laptop cooling pad going to help at all, or do I need to do something
It'll help keep you from burning your legs. Improvemetn per
the task depends on what's overheating.
You will need internal changes for a significant change in
temp. Clean the fans, drill a few more vent holes, remove
the 'sink and lap it then apply good thin layer of thermal
compound. This will optimize it but still you may not be
able to game.
Further changes might be swapping in different (higher RPM
but shorter lived) fans, custom engineering a copper
heat-spreader plate, or hacking the power supply circuit to
reduce the CPU voltage some. All of these are advanced
topics that certainly void warranty (if any remains) and are
a risk only you can assess per the system and your skills.
Bottom line- people don't buy big systems just for the heck
of it. Gaming is one of those reasons. I don't mean to be
rude, rather factual.