Originally Posted by coaster
Tricia, can you put any more memory in it? How about offloading some hard disk contents to external storage, then clean up and defrag the disk? Delete old restore points.....you'd be amazed at how much hard disk space they use up. And they don't show up in the file listing as they're invisible and can't be seen except by SYSTEM and NTAUTHORITY users. But when you use disk cleanup to get rid of them (second tab) there's an amazing amount of disk space recovered.
Please update with your conclusion on how the cooler works. Just curious.
All that's been done, as the electric company is installing a high-tech meter that has to be networked. The techie figures that overheating was causing the crashes - apparently that's regularly a problem for gamers or people who use their laptops hours on end without a cooler.
We're also switching ISPs next week, and the cable company is sending somebody on Friday to set things up, and he said he'll check my notebook, too.
Originally Posted by icklemiss21
I looked on mine (its supplied through work) and computer services have a note about not guaranteeing laptop service unless we guarantee they are being used properly including the cooling pads supplied
Yeah, I have to admit that I really should have gotten a cooler a long time ago. Now that we've raised the notebook about two centimeters off the table, it hasn't crashed in three days. Go figure.