Originally Posted by geekittilitghz
not sure on drivers... vents are clean its just running so hot like 70C idle... and im a little worried...
Geek, don't just clean the vents, you need to turn that puppy over, grab a very small #1 phillips screwdriver ( or a close proximity to 'very small') and pull the first two easily accessible fans from their resting place, and you'll be shocked how much dust is sitting in there. Some people insist blowing out the laptop of dust can be done without removing any fan, and that may be true depending on the environment, but if you want to eliminate dust as a culprit of overheating, you need to do a more thorough cleaning than dusting from the vents. The third fan near the 'front' of the machine is much more difficult to get to, so if you don't want to get into a whole bunch of parts removal, get the air can straw right on it and give it a good WHOOSH. If you want to see your video card adapter drivers (mobility Radeon), right click My Computer/hardware/device manager/display adapter, and right click the properties of the 9800, click on the "Driver" tab and you can see the provider right there. If you haven't fiddled with them too much, it's probably the Dell Drivers as provided by ATI. It may be time for an update.