Pffft I swear people are fools. Playing high-end games on a laptop not designed for gaming will not damage it. Because the game will barely run for pete-sake. I have had my laptop since 2007, a Dell Insprion e1705 (17" 1920x1200), defiently not made for gaming. came with an Intel Dual Core Processor (2 GHz), 2 GBs of the slowest RAM available, puny ATI Mobility Radeon x1400 (128 MB dedicated VRAM). I played Crysis on this thing. No heating issue, no melting explosions, nothing. I even play newer gen games like Mass Effect 1 though 3. And yes, I have played the Sims 3 on this computer as well.