Posted 11 September 2006 - 01:51 PM
Hm.. well shutting down for use is always the best option but, if you need to use it constantly I see your point. keeping it on a hardsurface should help, but since it hasn't worked in the past, we are going to throw that one out the window. since keeping it cool probably is necesity, it would probably be best for a permanent solution, I have also heard of the device you can buy to cool your laptop, but to me, it seems like your trying to cool down a stove by blowing air onto the frying pan. Ventilation is key... however most laptops aren't made to ventilate... Interesting query, modifying any laptop is risky business, however i see no problem in telling the cmos to tell the fan to run more often, this will make the computer die faster because of the extending power, but it may help overheating. I would also try taking a can of compressed air and seeing if you can clean the inside. Dust is a big factor in heat, and it may be causing this.