Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143
Well daniel I thought that was to easy but had to ask. I read the thread and didn't find you post about overheating could you give me a brief overview? I also have a dell and mine runs hot as well.
Sorry, my mistake. The comment was on another forum somewhere and I can't seem to find it. It was not particularly revelationary as I recall. One user reported the random power downs and another responded that it was likely overheating.
This got me thinking about the new power management features in Windows 7. I understand that Windows 7 does some stuff behind the scenes to optimise power usage, much more than previous Windows versions and I thought that perhaps this is somehow incompatible with the older Dell laptops.
It might be worth looking into disabling the new power features and seeing if the systems run cooler.