I just got a Compaq Presario 700 from college for free. When I brought it home (Or Hotel for that matter), I noticed that it heats up pretty quickly. My concern is, it'll burn up your lap if you keep it on there for a matter of time. It has been like that for 3 years from what I hear, and it seems like it has no effect on the preformence. I think this could cause some kind of problems in the feature, such as hardware...and such.
Also, if you can, can you rate the preformence of this laptop, if it were back then? What about the CPU? I thought AMDs were suposed to run cool? Or at least, cooler than Intel. I used a Sony Vaio with a Pent M (Bad Comparison, I know) and it ran much cooler. Is this a concern? I belive these are the specs: http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/chart...id,7501,00.asp
And one last thing. I want to reinstall the OS, so everythig is fresh. What could I do? Can I try to call HPCompaq and ask for a recovery dik or what? Thanks for reading this