So I've got a Dell XPS M1210, and I like to play games. It's got decent specs...2.0ghz Centrino Duo chipset, Nvidia GeForce Go 7400, 2gigs of ram...I guess about average for today's computers. The problem is, it's all crammed in to a space that's not a whole lot larger than a Dell Inspiron Mini 12. Add to that the fact that there's only a tiny fan on one side and a candycane-shaped piece of copper to cool it down, and we've got a disaster waiting to happen.
Indeed, even when I'm playing an old game like Deus Ex on minimum settings, it's only a matter of time before the graphics cad overheats and things start to slow down. I can't even play effing Hero Online
. Playing Oblivion on bare minimums will last maybe
an hour. (and honestly isn't very enjoyable) I've gotten a display driver crash message quite a few times, and even blue-screened it once. (yes, I'm a bad person..
I always play stuff with it sitting on a 3-fan USB-powered cooling pad and basically every graphics setting on both the OS and the game on minimum settings, and I take breaks often. I've even resorted to putting it in the freezer for a couple of minutes before I play, to add a bit to my playing time. I'm out of ideas...
So, kind sirs, how the do I cool this thing down?
My laptop's GFX card overheats doing simple stuff like watching movies, and I already use a monster cooling pad. How the hell do I fix it?
edit: and for some reason, it gets hottest on the bottom right corner, where the disc drive is...even when there's no disc in. Wtf?