|I have a Toshiba A200/A205. The problem is when i play a game, it gets really hot and after an 1-2 hours, its gets so hot that it automatically shuts off. When i smell the latop, it smells like something is about to fry or get burnt(CPU?) I usually have to put a fan to it but it is still extremely hot. This started to occur when i upgraded my ram from 2 sticks of 1GB Stock Ram to 4GB of purchased ram. I also tried leaving in 1 stick of 1GB ram and 1 2GB stick. Still over heats. When i change it back to the two stock sticks, there is no problem with overheating. Unfortunately, i have tons of programs running in memory so i need to have at least the 3Gigs so that i don't have lag when opening and running programs.|
I also upgraded my hard drive to a 320 7200 RPM hard drive and placed my old 160GB HD in the secondary harddrive bay. This just compounds the problem.
I've tried a large laptop cooler with 3 fans but that didn't do any good.
I have to use a cheap deskfan and aim it so that the air has to pass underneath the laptop but the fan is very noisy. This isn't practical for when i want to take my laptop with me when i'm going out.
Is there another solution besides keeping fans on it.
I bought this laptop to do everything including playing a game but it is so frustrating and am considering casting off laptops for good. Maybe a Good Gaming Desktop and a netbook for portability would solve this problem for good.