I've been asked to look at a friends Toshiba laptop, as it keeps cutting out, the first thing I looked at was the vents, which seemed clear. I do recall somewhere a utiliy where one could run and monitor the CPU temp, does anyone know where I can download this from?
The pc is running win XP with only 512 ram, I know XP will run with this amount of RAM but with Office 2007 it needs more.
Second question:- having only this amount of RAM can this cause the CPU to run hotter?
thanks but she doesnt smoke and its used in a fairly clean room. Ive never taken a laptop apart and dont intend too in this case, but as I said the vents did appear to be clean, but guess the video and heat sinks could be full of muck.