Here are my statistics:
Avaratec C3500 Series Tablet PC
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+
1.12 GHz, 480 MB of RAM
I've pretty much grown accustomed to this problem. Sometimes it comes at a bad time and I've resorted to extreme measures to cool down my computer.
Basically, my Tablet PC will start making this loud noise (the fan), which under usual circumstances goes away after a bit. But it doesn't stop. It's so loud that it's actually annoying. If I feel the underside of my laptop, it's super-hot. So hot that you wouldn't be able to put it on bare skin. Anyway, that's always a problem, but every once in a while it will actually shut down automatically. Sometimes I think it's because I'm running a lot of resources, but other times there doesn't even seem to be a reason for it.
I recently had a virus that I removed. I noticed when I had it, that it was taking up a lot of my system resources, and would cause this to happen every time I turned my computer on after about 10 minutes. So that clued me into why it was happening, but my laptop shouldn't be freaking out and dying like this everytime I want to run 3 or 4 programs. Not to mention the fact that the fan is super annoying.
I like the computer, otherwise, but I don't know what I can really do. I tried taking the computer apart to analyze the setup inside, but it's a very small computer and I didn't have the right tools to take everything apart. So I ended up just putting it back together. Since it's a tablet PC there's not much use to an alternative cooling system that I know of.
The battery life isn't that great, but I don't think that's a cause of the problem. The battery life was always pretty short.
Anyway, are there any cost-effective solutions to this problem that I don't know about? Would it be good to have it repaired, or would I be better off getting a new computer.... Keep in mind that I can't really afford a new computer.