Laptop Heats up Bigtime

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  1. JS

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    my notebook computer heats up pretty hot sometimes, it has it's loud internal fans going but I guess they ain't enough, do you all know of any sort of device out there that will help keep the computer cool while in use?
     
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    You don't happen to keep the laptop on your LAP or on any fabric (bed, couch, chair) do you? If you do that it will get awfully hot because most laptops vent through the bottom. Try a solid surface.
     
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    i keep it on my desk all the time
     
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    Ahh - I've noticed laptops with huge ranges in price and speed (450mhz-1.5ghz) that always seem to run hot. My girlfriends G4 ibook seems to run cool everywhere, just the power supply gets hot as hell.

    In most PC laptops you have an option in BIOS to choose performance over silence, you'd probably want performance so the fans are running a bit more. But it isn't abnormal to have them running hot.
     
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    How do i access the BIOS to see if I have that option
     
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    You have to press a key right when you turn the computer on. It will usually say in a corner of your screen but depending on how fast your computer is it may disappear very quickly. Usually you press delete or f2 to enter BIOS - I think I've seen f1 as well.

    Screwing with your BIOS can romp your computer big time - so don't change anything except for what I mentioned.
     

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