Anyways, the problem started about 2 months ago. My brother had borrowed the laptop for couple of weeks. After I got it back when I was playing Counterstrike, after about 30 - 45 minutes, my laptop just shut off. It refused to start up for 5 - 10 minutes. I also noticed that the top left corner (looking at the laptop from the bottom) was extremely hot. Also the lining where the monitor attaches to the laptop was hot also.
From that point on, I started noticing anytime I played games (counterstrike, knights of the old republic, swat 4), the laptop would start heating up and would eventually shutdown. To resolve this issue, I would keep the laptop on a book which was small enough to let the top left side breathe (before I could keep the laptop on the bed but not I cant) and also start my table fan from the left side.
However, some other games like wc3 would run longer and wouldnt heat up the laptop so easily which prompted me to think that my graphics card was the culprit. I ran the techpowerup gpu utility (it has information about your video card, core clock, temperature etc.)
On average when my laptop is on the book, my gpu temperature is 67. If I run any sort of application like firefox or typing anything, it raises my temperature to 79. If I run a game then it shoots to 85 and eventually 90. I have never checked the temperature when my laptop is really hot because the laptop usually shutsdown. But I estimate it must have been hitting 95. I am going to guess the shutdown (and the refusal to start up immediately) is the laptop's defense mechanism for overheating
My laptop is
Model: Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC
Processor: AMD Turion64 X2 Mobile Technology TL_60 2.00 GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
32 bit os
My vid card is
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M/ nForce 610M (its intergrated)
driver version is nvlddmkm 220.127.116.1113 (ForceWare 177.13)/Vista
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It would be helpful it know what I can do about this situation.