Originally Posted by FishyFishy89
I believe, laptops are a "ticking time bomb". I will NOT go beyond web surfing and photoshopping on my laptop. Laptops are just not meant to go beyond that. Yes they make "gaming laptops". But these laptops still don't have the capacity to do what a desktop can. I believe laptops shouldn't have even been invented. There's a reason why desktops do better than laptops. Desktops have the space and power to keep themselves cool and working properly. When you take away that space and shove everything into a brick, you run into some issues if you work on the laptop in a way that it has to constantly cool itself. Laptops only have 1-2 fans, desktops can have up to 5 fans, sometimes more if you have the space/power.
Yeah...I'm coming to that realization. T_T
My brought this HP laptop because my first HP laptop fan died and would run constantly while sounding like a jet engine. Now this laptop, which should have 2 fans instead of 1, is still dying on me in. Grant it, the first laptop lasted 2 years compared to this laptop lasting 3 1/2 years, but both seem to have the same flaw. They just can't stay cool enough.
I also use a laptop fan. So my PH 18XD not only has it's own two internal fans but two additional cooling fans underneath. I can take a pic when I get home to show just how much effort I put into keeping my comps cool. And I'm STILL having this over heating problem.
I have no problems with my Gateway Netbook because I only use it for sorting photos, music, and maybe on occasion looking up something quick online. When this laptop goes, I'm going to buy a gaming desk top. I'm not traveling back and forwards to campus anymore, so I don't have to keep my computer portable anymore.