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Old 02-16-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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Brand and designation of laptop and what game are you running, please.

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Amazon.com: Notebook Cooler, Silver, ZM-NC2000: Electronics

I used this in Iraq, with the fans on. Worked great. I still use it now, without the fans. It's a giant aluminum heat sink. I'm using it right now. Actually, I use it every time I use my own personal laptop or my work one, because it keeps everything nice and cool.
HP Pavilion g7-1310us
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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it seems to be happening wigth just one game. Youtube and my other games dont cause it to shut down.
Even though this is only happening with one specific game, it still sounded like an overheating issue. It might be happening with that one game because it might be much more CPU/GPU intensive than the others. Do you hear the hard drive or the fan spinning/humming faster at least at certain times when playing that game? Does the game seem to be lagging even a little bit and on occasion?

As others suggested, check the fan and see if it requires cleaning. Regardless of what kind of an electrical or electronic equipment it is (la;top, PC, stereo, DVD player, hair dryer), you NEVER should block the ventilation points.

It would be same as someone stuffing a sock in your mouth while putting a clothesline clip on your nose!

Normally laptops do not need additional cooling unless you are in a dusty, hot as hell place like Iraq. Just make sure the vents/fans are not covered which, if facing down, means using some sort of a riser.

Hopefully you haven't damaged any capacitors on the mobo, video card or in the psu.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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How to prevent and deal with overheating - HP Support Forum - 295146
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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Brand and designation of laptop and what game are you running, please.

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Amazon.com: Notebook Cooler, Silver, ZM-NC2000: Electronics

I used this in Iraq, with the fans on. Worked great. I still use it now, without the fans. It's a giant aluminum heat sink. I'm using it right now. Actually, I use it every time I use my own personal laptop or my work one, because it keeps everything nice and cool.
I agree with having a notebook cooler... but found one that was not aluminum, but twin fans that blew air into the air vents, at a Best Buy about a year ago for $25.... Of course do what all the other posters say about cleaning the vents.....
They work great. Forced-air cooling if far more effective than just conduction alone.

As an aside I took one of these coolers apart, and the low-profile fans that draw a low enough power to be driven by USB are a great idea... and are extremely quiet. Found just the fans on the web, dirt cheap, and now run them on the all the A/V receivers (as they have USB).

In my experience, I have found that laptops struggle with heavy-use applications. I run BOINC on numerous tower machines, but not on the HP quad-core laptop. The app uses 100% of the CPU (8 instances) and GPU 24/7, and even with external cooling fans, the exhaust air temperature makes me uncomfortable, in terms of compromising the laptop longevity.

Depending on the machine, semi-recent PC's have apps that will let you look at a pile of internal temperatures, or to get a very rough idea, a temperature gun pointed at the heat sinks will at least be a start. Obviously the fan controller has sensors, to control the fan's speed.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:14 AM
 
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thanks Im gonna check bestbuy and kmart tomorrow for compressed air.
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