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Graphics card getting too hott, advice please?

By blood_clot
Dec 25, 2005
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  1. I have a DELL Inspiron 9100 Laptop, with Radeon 9700 graphics card, I have the operating system Windows XP, I play games alot, hence college, and after about 1-2 hours the frame rate begins to skip and the 'fast computer' sucks.

    The following games I'm having the most trouble with:

    Gunz Online
    StarWars Battlefront II
    Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth

    I can play StarCraft fine whenever I want to, but the other games the frame rate begins to screw up. Some people said that my graphics card is heating up too much, I have a power adapter by DELL, for 150W-AC Adapter.

    What to do? Buy a new power supply thing? or put a fan behind the PC? Please Help.
  2. Ruder

    Ruder Newcomer, in training Posts: 134

    The laptop is overheating and thermal throttling. Get a notebook cooler.
  3. blood_clot

    blood_clot Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Would this be a suitable notebook cooler for my problem?
    Cooler
    And would increase the 150W power supply help at all?

    Thanks btw
  4. blood_clot

    blood_clot Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Please help (bump)
  5. Ruder

    Ruder Newcomer, in training Posts: 134

    Yes to Cooler.
    No to PSU.
  6. blood_clot

    blood_clot Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks alot. I'll go and get one soon.
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