cod 2 lags about 5 minutes into the game when it gets to about 70 degrees and i have a cooling pad but i guess its not good enough is there anything else better any recomendations?
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1/16/07 at 2:07am
Originally Posted by E-dirt
If your machine is constantly overheating a cooling pad will prolly not really do much more for ya. They are very helpful, don't get me wrong. Use a can of "duster" or compressed air to clean the fan ports and exhaust ports, possibly even remove some of the bottom panels to get more area exposed while using the duster (put them back on before you run the machine!)
I would call tech support and have them walk you through checking the GPU.
Alienware IMO does not have very good luck with applying thermal paste properly or thermal pads for that matter.
When you say 70 degrees, are you talking GPU or CPU? I take it GPU, that is a higher temp, but not to the point of shutdown I wouldn't think. 80+ is when it starts to get bad.