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The laptop runs great except when I play Age of Empires 3. After about 30 minutes of playing the bottom gets really hot and it gets really slow where i can barely play the game. Is there anything i can do so I can play the game normal? and so i won't get so hot?

Any help would be greatly appriciated!


Dell Inspiron 600M Laptop
Intel Pentium M 1.6 GHz
1.25 GB Ram
80 GB HD
Windows XP Home

I just put a new HD in about six months ago and loaded a fresh copy of XP onto it. Just put the RAM in about 2 weeks ago when I bought the game. Had 512 MB before that
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It sounds like it may just be working too hard. What do you have the laptop sitting on? Is it on your lap, or on a hard, flat surface? What are your graphics settings like? Do you notice the fan spinning while you're playing the game?
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I have had it sitting on both my lap and a hard flat surface, and it does the same thing both places. The fan is spinning while i am playing the game, not all of the time but most of time. I dont know if this is what you want abou the graphics settings, but the resolution is 1024 X 768. 96 DPI. Mobility Radeon 9000
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I actually mean the settings inside of the game. It could be that the game is trying to make the laptop think too hard.

Here is a page from agecommunity.com that can help you increase performance in Age of Empires, meaning that your laptop won't be taxed as hard.
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I will try to mess around with those setting tonight. And I wil let you know.
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I changed what setting I could. I just played the game for about 10 minutes then it got really slow!! Is there anything I could upgrade to make it work? or anything else i could change?
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