Laptop #1 (Running Winows XP Professional): I turn it on, log in, and about 5-10 minutes later, the entire laptop is burning hot, and starts freezing. This happens every time the laptop is turned on. If I set my large fan by it, the laptop runs completely fine. The cooling system HAS been cleaned several times, but problem still exists.
Laptop #2 (Running Windows XP Home Edition): This laptop still works for a couple hours before it starts getting hot and freezing (and in this couple hour span, the computer usually is turned off at least once for at least 30 min). Its also freezing without warning. This laptop also works fine when used in conjunction with a fan.
BOTH laptops were recently reformatted to original factory settings, and had all factory installed software (other than what the computer needs to run) removed (i.e. media players, Quicken, Microsoft Office, etc).
The Question: I was wondering if Laptop Coolers were the best way to go, and if so, any reccomendations on good ones would be appreciated.