I have a Toshiba Satellite A30 Laptop which has 2 fans under it (one to try to keep the CPU cool all the time the other to cool it rapidly if it gets too hot). However, over the past few months I have noticed a steady increase in the amount of times the BIOS cuts the power because the prossessor is reaching the core temperature limit. My laptop is about 13 months old and it is the second time I have had problems with overheats.
I currently have my window open every time I think my room is getting warm. My system has some software installed that allows me to change settings like how long before it switches the monitor off etc, in which I can also change the speed of the prossessor (which is currently on the lowest setting). It is also stacked up on a few DVD cases so that air can get to the fans and I have a desk top fan also sending a get of air at it. As you can tell I am trying hard to stop this from happening. This is partly because last time I sent it away to be fixed with exactly the same problem I didn't see it for a month when they said it would be ready in a week maybe two.
The last time it happened the machine was 5 months old, as I mentioned above the machine is now 13 months old and I have been having these problems for about a month.
I would like to know what you would recomend I do?
I have a few options and these bellow are the ones I think are best since it still is covered by warrenty.
Get the company to replace the laptop.
Get the company to install a better heatsink and fans.
Get the company to redund my money so I can buy a desktop which an nice large heatskin with more fans that I can count.
Seen as this is the second time this has happened which a new fan I am not sure I want to do the first one. What would you sergest I should do?