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Laptop Surface Or Internet Connection?


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#1 girloveswaffles

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:03 PM

This question didnt really seem to fit in any of the catagories, but im running off XP Media center edition, so i thought this was fitting enough.
Ive been having some trouble with my laptop lagging after a while of being turned on. Usually happens when im running something on the internet that takes a lot of CPU or a program that takes a lot of CPU.

My laptop usually sits on a table that is made of a relatively soft wood. The surface is soft enough that you can dig your nails into it without pressing very hard, so it seems to me like it would absorb a lot of heat. Right now i am feeling the bottom of the table, and can feel the heat going through. There is also an internet connection in 2 rooms of my house. Only one of them can be used at a time, due to having only one modem. The cable in the other room was left there from previous use, and is not to be regularly used because the room is generally off-limits (a bedroom).

Due to the bedroom being empty for the last week, i took it over and put my laptop in there. There is a solid hard wood table in there, which i placed my laptop on, as well as the other internet cable. When i used my computer in this room, it ran more smoothly than it has in a very long time. The internet was not laggy, and im not sure, but i dont think it heated up near as much.

My question is, do you think it worked better in that room because of a better internet connection, or the table itself?

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#2 girloveswaffles

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:05 PM

I also forgot to mention, if the problem is the table i am using, is there anything i could place under the laptop while its on this table to stop the table from collecting heat?

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:55 PM

Laptop Coolers. They are a good idea, but I think your problem is it's just a better connection. I would suggest looking into a router and wireless connections where you could connect any where in the house. Depending on how old your laptop is, it could also have lint built up in the fan causing it to get hot. A can of compressed air directed at the air vent might dislodge it
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