Hi I came across this site looking for a solutio to a problem im having, i was wondering if anyone might have a clue whats gone on? Im not that great with technical computer stuff but i do know a few things. Firtstly my computer is a Gaming computer from Rock - QT 64 which i love, the specs are: AMD TURIAN 64 MOBILE, MT- 40 2.19GHZ 1 GB RAM GRAPHICS: ATI MOBILITY X700 My problem is that ever so recently its been over heating big time, but i cant send to the manufactuer untill i have finished my coursework (im in the final year of my degree with 3 weeks to go!!!). Anyhow apart from overheating ive not had anyother problems untill now, my start up screen is pixelated and its seems like it has to reboot a few times t cinfigure itself?!?!? but it takes longer and longer each time now, secondly its very slow at internet and word (what i mean by this is by scrolling the scroll bar it jumps alot and isnt smooth). Finally and my most significant find, which kinda bugged me alot is, i play sims 2 with all expansion pack - runs like a dream no problemo. I havent played for a while cos ive been too busy but i tried to put it on lastnight as i wanted to treat myself to a well earned break but it came up saying: Failed to find any directx 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system.please make sure you have directx9.0c compatible adapter and have installed the latest driver etc. Well as i said i have not installed or uninstalled anything since i last played when it worked fine. Is it a ossibility that this overheating has cooked my card? when i say overheating its quite bad, like its expanded the plastic on the bottom of the laptop so it has popped out of its clips! any advice would be apreciated, i know the best thing is too send it back to be fixed which i will do when i can spare it in a few weeks, but any ideas about y this happend would make me feel better!! thanks guys!