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my laptop a fujitsu siemens amilo 1630

amd 64-bit 3700
ati mobility radeon 9700
1 gig of ram
80gb hard drive

has recently started to shut down when playing games. my first thought was overheating but the fans are still spinning, though maybe not as fast as i thought they used to. i done a format as usual but that didn't change a thing. i have downloaded tempreture software and it seems to be cutting off at about 50-57 degrees.
i was wondering if it was the fans where i could get replacements or i i could get software hat would pehaps tell me if the fans were workin properly.

any help would be greatly appreciated

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50-57* isnt critically hot temps. It maybe your graphics card that is overheating. Most laptops cant monitor that temp.

I do suggest that if you want to keep your computer lasting longer that you pick up one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?N=2000260319+1276817102&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=319

I really dont think there is anything else you can do because it doesnt sound like anything is "wrong" with your system, except for buying a laptop cooler like i mentioned above.

Best of luck :)

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50-57* isnt critically hot temps. It maybe your graphics card that is overheating. Most laptops cant monitor that temp.

I do suggest that if you want to keep your computer lasting longer that you pick up one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?N=2000260319+1276817102&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=319

I really dont think there is anything else you can do because it doesnt sound like anything is "wrong" with your system, except for buying a laptop cooler like i mentioned above.

Best of luck :)

Tried just cleaning the heatsinks out? It's pretty easy to do, i have one myself and clean it out every 3 months or so, although it does get heavy use! Its easy to do with a bit of care and it should stop the shut downs, both processer and graphics heatsink get clogged and cause shutdowns, worked for me and many others!

heres a couple of shots I took of the disassembly for a uni project ;-)

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/3750/b48af.jpg
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/80/after1sq.jpg

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Most laptops cant monitor that temp.

Not true. All new processors have a thermal trip that shuts them down when the temperature reaches a certain value. They have their own temperature sensor.

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My statement was interms of the graphics card...

and by monitoring, i mean that the motherboard can get a reading from the chip which can be displayed in the os...

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