Sahil

Why is my laptop overheating?

22 Apr 2011
22 Apr 2011 | |

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 which I bought 7 months ago in August 2010.

Nowadays, it shuts down randomly when I play games, mainly while playing Modern Warfare 2. I disable Windows Aero and MSE while playing.

I have monitored the temperature with TechPowerUp GPU-Z and the temperature reaches 106°C before shutting down.

I am sure there won’t be any dust or hairball in the vent as my laptop is new. What can be the problem? By the way, I am buying a laptop cooling pad in a day or two.

I have:
Chipset – ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series.
Windows 7 x64.
4 GB RAM.